As of September 2015, good single stage Simplicity snow blowers are models SS7522E and 1222EE. Both average over four stars in Snow Blower's Direct online five-star user rating system.
Based on manufacturer ratings, expert analysis and customer reviews, Simplicity model SS7522E earns a grade of "A" on the website for Snow Blowers Direct. Ninety-two percent of reviewers state that they recommend the snow blower. Comments state that it is relatively quiet, reasonably-priced and easy to assemble. The blower also starts reliably.
Model 1222EE receives a grade of A- online at Snow Blowers Direct. Online reviews say that the blower starts on the first pull, does not become clogged in wet snow and has a lot of power. It clears away the snow left by the plow at the end of the driveway.