If you wish to use snow foam, you’ll need a compatible lance for your pressure washer and there is a huge selection to choose from. However, to make your buying decision easier, we’ve thoroughly tested multiple and carried out hours of research to find the best. From budget to premium examples, our list of recommendations caters for every budget.
If you require a quick answer, the best snow foam lance is the Autoglym Polar Blaster, which is made to the highest of standards and includes clever features such as a pivoting reservoir that makes it much easier to use. However, if you require a more affordable lance, the Pro-Kleen alternative is the perfect solution that’s still built to a high standard.
To rate the snow foam lances within our roundup, we based our recommendations on testing, our experience using multiple lances, the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the lance’s build quality (bottle and connectors), adjustability, ease of use, size, compatibility, warranty and value for money.
Best Snow Foam Lance Overview
- Best Overall: Autoglym Polar Blaster
- Best Value: Pro-Kleen SnowPro
- Best Quality: MJJC PRO
- Best Budget: StoneBanks Sprayer
- Best Karcher Branded: Kärcher FJ6
- Best For Hose Pipe: GALAXYER Sprayer
If you haven’t used snow foam before, we’ve written an in-depth guide that covers exactly how to use them. As most function in a similar fashion, this guide can be used regardless of the lance you buy.
It’s important to note that before purchasing any of our recommended snow foam lances, you should ensure they are compatible with your car pressure washer. Most reputable brands offer several lances that feature different connectors for each type of machine such as Karcher, Nilfisk, Bosch, Titan and many others.
Below is a list of the best snow foam lances that are compatible with the majority of pressure washers and allow you to spray ultra-thick foam onto your car.
The Best Snow Foam Lances
1. Best Overall: Autoglym Polar Blaster Lance
Autoglym is a brand that has a reputation for its high-quality products and their snow foam lance is a great example. Known as the Polar Blaster, it’s been designed to be easily adjustable and provide a thick blanket of foam in any spray pattern you desire. It also features clever design elements such as the reservoir that pivots with your pressure washer, which provides you with far better ergonomics because you don’t need to aim the lance at awkward angles.
What sets the Polar Blaster apart from other snow foam lances is its superior quality. Each and every element of the lance has been built to last and the Polar Blaster that we personally own is still going strong at over 3 years old.
During testing, the Polar Blaster always delivered excellent results and even without using the brand’s formula, it still produces thick foam regardless of the snow foam you use. Our only criticism is the lack of markings on the bottle to indicate how much formula you need to pour in but apart from that, it’s everything you want in a snow foam lance.
2. Best Value: Pro-Kleen Snow Foam Lance
If Autoglym’s Polar Blaster is too expensive and you want a snow foam lance that provides better “bang for your buck”, the ProKleen SnowPro is the answer. Although relatively cheap, it’s been built with durability in mind with its high-quality plastic bottle, rotary dial, nozzle and connector and solid brass fittings and manifold. The brand is so confident of the lance’s durability that they even provide a 24-month warranty for complete peace of mind.
To conclude, the ProKleen SnowPro is an excellent all-round snow foam lance that ticks all the boxes. Compared to similarly priced alternatives, it’s built to a much higher standard and it’s also backed by a 24-month warranty for peace of mind. For the money, you can’t go wrong and the brand also offers an interesting selection of snow foams too.
3. Best Quality: MJJC Pro Snow Foam Cannon
MJJC is a brand that specialises in snow foam lances and they have recently revisited their PRO model with a new and improved design. Upgraded features include a larger tank, an improved fan to produce thicker foam and use less formula and an all-new connection system that makes it far easier to attach to your pressure washer.
Although expensive, the MJJC PRO is a well-made snow foam lance that’s perfect for detailing enthusiasts or professionals that want the best money can buy. From producing the thickest foam within our ongoing tests to its outstanding build quality, there is a lot to like about the MJJC PRO and it certainly won’t disappoint.
4. Best Budget: StoneBanks Snow Foam Lance
If you are on a tight budget but require an affordable yet high-quality snow foam lance, the StoneBanks brand has the answer. Compared to similarly priced alternatives, their lance features brass components for additional durability. It has also been recently improved with an upgraded one-piece connector design to prevent any leakages.
In terms of compatibility, this particular lance is designed for Karcher machines but the brand offers other lances with different connectors that are compatible with a whole host of alternative pressure washers.
To conclude, the Stone Banks lance is the best budget-friendly option on the market that includes brass components. Although there are cheaper alternatives, most are made entirely from plastic, which means that they are more prone to breaking. Apart from the lack of brand reputation, there is very little to dislike about this lance and it won’t disappoint.
5. Best Karcher Branded: Kärcher FJ6 Foam Nozzle
As Karcher pressure washers are the most common machines in the UK, we felt that many people may want to hear about Karcher’s very own snow foam lance. It’s known as the FJ6 lance and it’s compatible with all K2 to K8 machines. It’s also relatively affordable, which is quite surprising considering it’s a Karcher-made product.
In terms of the construction, it’s made entirely from high-quality ABS plastic with a 0.6-litre bottle that features clear markings for easier detergent measurements.
If you wish to match your lance with your Karcher pressure washer, the FJ6 is the best (and only) option you have. However, although it’s produced by Karcher, it’s not necessarily the best snow foam lance because certain aspects such as the build quality, foam quantity and thickness let it down. With that being said, it does offer excellent value for the money and it’s also one of the cheapest on the market too.
6. Best For Hose Pipe: GALAXYER Snow Foam Sprayer
If you don’t own a pressure washer but want to experience snow foam, the GALAXYER brand has the answer. Their snow foam sprayer is a universal fit for all garden hoses and includes 6 levels of foam adjustments. When compared to other snow foam lances for hose pipes, this is a standout feature as usually there are no adjustments whatsoever.
As an introduction to using snow foam without a pressure washer, the GALAXYER sprayer is a great option to consider. However, during testing, we found that it didn’t particularly provide the full experience as it lacked foam consistency and pressure but this was to be expected. We also felt that the construction could be improved as the plastic top certainly felt flimsy and if dropped from a height, it would more than likely break.
How We Rated
Snow foam lances have transformed the way we clean our cars and we love using them. Not only are they great as a pre-wash solution, but they are also very satisfying to use with thick foam covering your car.
Luckily, we’ve had the pleasure of testing several lances over the years to base our recommendations on within our roundup. As you can see in the photo, we recently tested the Autoglym Polar Blaster, ProKleen SnowPro and Karcher snow foam lances.
During our ongoing testing of the lances, we analyse their build quality, adjustability, ease of use and any additional features. For example, in the photos below, you can see that the Polar Blaster (which we rated as the best) is built to a very high standard and we were also able to adjust the spray pattern easily to best suit the vehicle being cleaned.
Build quality is a crucial factor we consider because many early versions of snow foam lances were known for breaking. From the plastic bottle breaking from impact to the opening of the lance cracking from pressure going through the bottle, lances gained a bad reputation for their poor build quality. Luckily, most brands improved the design to include brass and stainless steel components as well as hardened plastic bottles.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest snow foam lances (for this article), we are continually testing out the latest offerings from top brands. This means that when we notice a brand has released a new and improved lance, we will attempt to buy it and put it to the test where applicable.
Below is a video that we posted on our YouTube channel that shows us testing our top recommendation (Autoglym Polar Blaster). As you can see in the video, we were able to easily adjust the spray pattern from narrow to wide at the start and then the foam thickness was adjusted to ultra-thick.
As well as our testing and experience using multiple snow foam lances, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the lance’s build quality (bottle and connectors), adjustability, ease of use, size, compatibility, warranty and value for money.
Snow foam lances have exploded in popularity and there is a huge selection on the market to choose from. From basic lances to those packed full of features, all of our recommendations cater for every budget and needs.
However, to avoid disappointment, we would advise against purchasing budget options that don’t include hardened plastic bottles and brass or stainless steel components as they won’t be very long-lasting.
If you require further information regarding our snow foam lance recommendations, feel free to get in touch and we will try to provide our assistance where possible.
Snow Foam Lance FAQ's
The majority of snow foam lances allow you to create thicker snow foam by altering the water and air intake. This will usually be in the form of a rotary dial at the top of the lance and you can adjust it to best suit your requirements.
From tacking small hatchbacks to large SUV’s, you may wish to adjust the spray pattern so that the formula is spread across your car more efficiently. Similar to adjusting the thickness of the foam, most lances allow you to adjust the spray pattern by adjusting the nozzle to a wide or narrow setting.
Before purchasing any snow foam lance, it’s crucial that you check that it’s compatible with your pressure washer. Luckily, the majority of lance manufacturers specifically state the pressure washer it’s designed for clearly in the description. For example, they may state that their lance is only suitable for Karcher machines (K2, K4, K7 and K8). Attempting to use a Karcher lance connection on a Nilfisk pressure washer simply won’t work and this is why it’s important that you check before making a purchase.