Top Ice Melt Products Available In U.S – Comparison

Winter is already on its way to United States. It has started to snow in many cities throughout U.S. If you are looking to buy ice melt products, you must always go for Calcium Chloride pellets as they are more effective than other salts like magnesium chloride, potassium chloride and sodium chloride. Unlike other salts, calcium chloride melts the ice faster in much colder temperatures. Calcium chloride has the ability to bring the freezing point of water down to a whopping 25 degrees below zero. In addition to forming a brine, calcium chloride also generate heat which speeds up the melting process.

Calcium chloride pellets can easily bore underneath the ice surface which speeds up brine formation. Since the surface ice is weakened, it makes easy for you to clear the snow. However all ice melt products sold in U.S are not pet safe.


Top 3 Ice Melt Products

3. Safe Paw Ice Melt 

This one is the most sold non-calcium chloride pet safe ice melt in U.S. It easily melts the ice and crusted snow. Safe Paw ice melt turns into a bluish color, which looks cool as well. This one is the best ice melt if you have a pet at home. Your dog will never have an issue with this. Actually what happens with other ice melts is, snow will get caught in the dog paw and the dogs will lick it, then  harmful salts will reach the stomach making them sick. Safe Paw uses a mixture of glycol and carbonyl diamide (normally used in toothpaste and skin creams) which is safe for children and pets. It is concrete safe as well.

Pros

  • Non toxic
  • Concrete safe
  • Covers twice the area of rock salt

Cons

  • Not as effective as calcium chloride ice melts
  • Slow melting
  • Lowest working temperature of -2 degrees

2. Morton 7872 Ice Melt

Morton 7872 is concrete safe, it is safer for plants and pets also. It is cheaper than Safe Paw. 7872 works great if you have a large landscape area as it is made of chemicals used in fertilizers. It is an eco-friendly product.

Pros

  • Safe for pets and plants
  • Concrete safe

Cons

  • Not as effective as calcium chloride ice melts
  • Lowest working temperature of -5 degrees

1. Pellets of Fire Ice Melt

If you are looking for a quality calcium chloride ice melt, Pellets of Fire is the one to consider. Let me remind you one thing, it is very effective in melting snow (nothing comes close to this) but it is not pet safe. Pellets of Fire melts the ice really fast. It has long lasting effects and there will be no overnight refreezing issues.

Pros

  • Works really fast
  • Long lasting effects
  • Lowest working temperature of -25 degrees (the most by any product available in U.S)

Cons

  • Harmful for pets

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