Best Corded Electric Lawn Mower Reviews of 2017

If you need help deciding which is the best corded electric lawn mower you should buy, hop on to my Top List below where I listed my top picks for this year. If you need a few tips for using your corded electric mower you can check the Safety Tips part that follows after the Top List. In any case, have fun with your new mower!

The Top List
ProductDescriptionMy ScorePrice
My Choice
GreenWorks 25112 13-Amp 21-Inch Corded Lawn Mower Review

GreenWorks 25112 13-Amp 21-Inch Corded Lawn Mower Review

All in all, I think it's a great electric mower that is capable of doing a great job, as long as you use it for average sized yards or smaller, and don't expect it to do your heavy cutting, then this unit should be a fine choice.

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GreenWorks 25022 12-Amp Electric Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower Review

GreenWorks 25022 12-Amp Electric Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower Review

It's not the quietest, lightest, most powerful or easiest mower to use but I do have to say that it gets the job done. In my eyes, this makes it a pretty decent corded electric mower.

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GreenWorks 25142 10 Amp 16-Inch Corded Lawn Mower Review

GreenWorks 25142 10 Amp 16-Inch Corded Lawn Mower Review

Being small in size it's easy to use and store. Well built, pretty light and quiet compared to others. No real assembly required. To me, this one delivers the most for the money!

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GreenWorks 25012 12-Amp Corded 18-Inch Lawn Mower Review

GreenWorks 25012 12-Amp Corded 18-Inch Lawn Mower Review

I would think that it's a mower good for small city yards or for use in the garden. It's a good little mower, but I don't see it being used for anything more than that.

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Black & Decker MM2000 13-Amp 20-Inch Electric Corded Mower Review

Black & Decker MM2000 13-Amp 20-Inch Electric Corded Mower Review

While this mower can really cut grass well, I have to say that I wouldn't advise purchasing it. It's more expensive than other electric corded models and its plastic design gives me pause.

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Safety Tips

The Difference

For the most part, there isn’t much of a difference between using an electric corded lawnmower or a gas mower. After all, they are a lot alike they just have different ways of being powered. Gas powered ones are filled with gas and electric ones are plugged into your outlet. What could be the difference?

However, there are some things to keep in mind when using the best corded lawn mower on your lawn. Especially since these devices are basically a platform for a fast spinning blade that is capable of dicing through the extension cord they are powered by.

Which is why I decided to write this guide for you today. A few things to consider before you plug your best corded electric lawn mower into an extension cord and your extension cord into the nearest outlet in your home.

Buy A Good Quality Electric Mower

If you already own the mower you’re intending on using, then you can probably stick this section of this guide. However, if you are looking for a corded electric mower, then give me a few moments to tell you which one should be right for you.

You should carefully go through corded electric lawn mower reviews and find one that has the features you need to make it more convenient for you. You should also try to find a mower that’s good quality and if you can, one that has a clip that keeps the cord up, so it’s harder to run over.

Inspect The Mower

What is another important thing to do, aside from checking out corded lawn mower reviews and buying the best one possible? Well, it’s probably inspecting the unit before each use. You should make sure that the mower is not only in good working condition but that the extension cords you’re using are also in good condition and don’t contain cuts, breaks or abrasions.

Here are some of the things you need to inspect on the mower itself:

  • Blades: Make sure the blades are in good condition and aren’t chipped, dull or broken.
  • Mower Deck: Make sure that the deck area is free of grass and other debris
  • Mower Vents: Be sure that the vents to your electric mower are free from debris
  • Wheels: Be sure the mower’s wheels move freely and are well lubricated
  • Extension Cords: Make sure they aren’t damaged
  • Bolts & Fastener’s: Be sure that all bolts and fastener’s on your machine are tight

Read The Manual

Another thing that you should do before using your mower is to thoroughly read the manual from cover to cover. This is not only good advice for those who have just bought mowers but also for those of you who didn’t read their manuals in the first place. Make sure that you not only read the manual all the way through but that you follow your manufacturer’s instructions and safety precautions as they have listed them.

Wear The Proper Equipment

Before using an electric mower, or any mower for that matter, you should wear the proper equipment. This means safety goggles, proper shoes (definitely not sandals), gloves and pants that cover your legs to protect them from flying debris.

Mow Slopes Across

Pushing the mower across slopes, instead of up and down them, is a safer way to mow them. That’s because you don’t have to worry about the mower rolling back on your or you slipping while trying to go up or down the hills.

Don't Mow Wet Grass

I probably don’t need to tell you that you shouldn’t mow grass that is wet with an electric mower but I’ll restate it anyway. Water and electricity are things that don’t go together very well. Sure, electric lawn equipment is built to make them as safe as possible but they still pose a risk of electrocution if used improperly. It’s also important to make sure not to mow in the rain, even if it seems like it’s only drizzling. It’s just not safe.

Don't Mow Intoxicated

It might sound funny to put a section on not driving intoxicated in a mower’s guide but you’d be amazed at how many people will have a few drinks before they decide to mow their grass. Just don’t do it.

Don't Mow In The Dark

You should also only mow during daylight hours. If you try to mow at night, you can miss obstructions or obstacles that you would ordinarily see during the day. Mowing at dark just increases the chance of an accident happening.

Engage All Safety Features

If your mower has safety features, then be sure to use them and not disable them. For example, if your electric mower has a clip that holds the cord up and behind you, then use it. Also be sure to follow all manufacturer’s recommendations and guidelines.

Use A Proper Outlet

It’s extremely important that you use electric wall outlets which are capable of handling the current your machine pulls through them. If the outlets can’t handle the power, they may flip the breakers or blow a fuse, or even worse, start sparking.

Follow Proper Clean Up Procedures

When you’ve finished mowing you should then take the time to put the mower away right. You should disconnect all of its power cords, wind them up and put them away. You should also be sure that all of the vents and the decking of the mower is free of debris. Then be sure to place the mower in a location where it will be safe from the elements and particularly from moisture.

Conclusion

If you follow all of the above steps, then you are assured to not only have a safe mowing experience with your corded electric lawnmower but will also get longer life from your machine. While these may not be every single thing you need to consider when using a corded mower, I do think that I have covered all of the basics. Until I see you again, be safe and happy cutting!
My Corded Electric Lawn Mower Reviews

The GreenWorks 25112 13-Amp 21-Inch Corded Lawn Mower is a corded electric lawnmower that is equipped with 10-inch rear wheels, 7-inch front wheels, an electric start, and a 7 position height adjustment that allows you to set the mowing height from 1 & 3/4-inches to 3 & 3/4-inches. It is a 3-in-1 mower that allows you to bag, to discharge the clippings from the side or mulch the clippings.

The first thing that I noticed about this corded electric mower when I received it was that it was easy to put together. I just had to unfold the handles and make a few adjustments—all without having to use any tools whatsoever. The next thing I noticed about this mower was that it had a cord lock to prevent accidental disconnection of your extension cord while you’re mowing. Unfortunately, like most corded electric mowers, it didn’t come with an extension cord. That’s something you’ll have to buy yourself.

Starting this mower was easy thanks to its electric start and I was off mowing my yard in no time flat. Its 13-amp motor is pretty powerful for an electric mower and it did a pretty good cutting my grass—as long as the grass wasn’t too high. If the grass was more than 3-inches tall or so, then this mower did have a tendency to slow down a bit, although it did eventually get the job done. And while it did a good job with everyday mulching, when I tried to do a little heavier mulching, then this mower would bog down a bit.

This corded electric mower is well built, very quiet and works very well. I liked the fact that it had larger back wheels that made it easier to push over rougher terrain. It’s easy to use and I had no problems with it while I put it through its paces. As is the case with all corded lawn mowers, the extension cord determined what I could reach with the mower but that’s okay because I had quite a bit of cord already on hand.

All in all, I think the GreenWorks 25112 13-Amp 21-Inch is a great electric mower that is capable of doing a great job, as long as you’re reasonable with your expectations. As long as you use it for average sized yards, or smaller, and don’t expect it to do your heavy cutting, then this unit should be a fine choice.

9.4 Total Score
Bottom Line

All in all, I think it's a great electric mower that is capable of doing a great job, as long as you use it for average sized yards or smaller, and don't expect it to do your heavy cutting, then this unit should be a fine choice.

Performance
9
Features
10
Ease of Use
10
Value
9
Quality
9
PROS
  • 21-inch cutting deck
  • Good for small yards
  • Easy to assemble
  • 3-in-1 mower
  • Lightweight
  • Well built
  • Easy start
  • Quiet
CONS
  • Not intended for large yards
  • Needs an extension cord
  • Not for heavy mowing
User Rating: No Ratings Yet!

The GreenWorks 25022 12-Amp Electric Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower is a 3-in-1 corded electric lawn mower that comes equipped with 10-inch rear wheels, 7-inch front wheels, 7 position height adjustment that offers a cutting height that ranges from 1 & 1/2-inches to 3 & 3/4-inches. Its height adjustment is also a single lever system, which makes it easy to change height adjustments on the fly. And while it’s 12-amp motor isn’t the biggest motor I’ve seen on an electric corded mower, it is powerful enough to do just about any mower task placed before it.

Once I received this mower, I took it out of the box and assembled it. From my experience with other GreenWorks mowers, I thought that this one should be easy to put together because most of them are and I wasn’t disappointed. Without having to use any tools whatsoever, I was able to put this mower together and get down to seeing how it would cut my grass. Like all corded lawn mowers, this mower didn’t come with an extension cord so I had to use my own.

Starting it was pretty easy and I began to work on my yard immediately. One of the first things I noticed about this mower was that it wasn’t as quiet as other electric mowers I had reviewed. Sure, it was a whole lot quieter than any gas mower you could put it up against, but it was a little louder than what I expected. I also noticed that it was a little bit heavier than comparable electric mowers. Of course, it’s not as heavy as a gas mower but it’s just a little bit heavier than some of the other electric ones I’ve reviewed.

I felt that this mower did a good job cutting grass, even when it was a little high. Yes, sometimes it would slow down when I had to do “heavier” mulching, but it never stopped on me. It just went cut the grass fast and efficiently. The cord would tend to get in the way for me at first, but then I changed my mowing pattern and it didn’t bother me after that.

I really liked the fact that I could fold this mower up and store it in my shed—a big plus for me. It’s not the quietest, lightest, most powerful or easiest mower to use but I do have to say that it gets the job done. In my eyes, this makes it a pretty decent corded electric mower.

9.4 Total Score
Bottom Line

It's not the quietest, lightest, most powerful or easiest mower to use but I do have to say that it gets the job done. In my eyes, this makes it a pretty decent corded electric mower.

Performance
9
Features
10
Ease of Use
9
Value
10
Quality
9
PROS
  • 20-inch cutting deck
  • 3-in-1 mower
  • Good for small yards
  • Easy start
  • Well built
  • Compact
CONS
  • Not intended for large yards
  • Needs an extension cord
  • Cord management could be better
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Up for review, is the GreenWorks 25142 10 Amp 16-Inch Corded Lawn Mower. This small electric lawnmower might seem unimpressive at first glance, but it does just as good of a job cutting grass as some of the bigger models on the market today—just as long as you don’t expect it to cut too large of an area. Let’s take a closer look at this little mower.

The first thing I noticed when this was delivered to my house is that it requires no assembly whatsoever. It came just about fully assembled, right out of the box, and only needed a few adjustments to get it ready to cut grass. That’s something to like with any mower.

Another thing that I noticed about the GreenWorks 25142 10 Amp 16-Inch Corded Lawn Mower is that it is a corded electric lawnmower. Which means that it doesn’t take batteries like other electric models. Instead, you have to plug this in using an extension cord that’s rated for outdoor use. Unfortunately, it didn’t come with one, you have to supply your own.

Which really brings me to my first point about this lawnmower. Since it’s tethered to its power source with an extension cord, that really limits how far you can use it. And that means that you either have to get a really long extension cord or string several of them together.

The next thing you need to consider is that it only has a 16-cutting swath. Which is quite less than the 20-inch cutting swath a lot of mowers have. This fact, combined with the fact that it’s corded, means that this lawnmower is not really good for big yards. Not unless you want to do a whole lot of work.

This mower does have a few things going for it. For instance, it is very lightweight. I think that it’s one of the lightest lawnmowers that I’ve had the pleasure of using. Which means that it’s easy to move around and easy to push. It’s also very quiet, which I really like as well.

It also has a push-button start and once it’s on, it vibrates very little. In fact, there were a few times that I thought that maybe it wasn’t on and it had come unplugged or something. However, that wasn’t the case at all. It’s just really smooth and quiet.

It might be kind of small, but man does it really feel like it’s well made. I had the utmost confidence in it as I tried out the mulching and the rear bag feature. It did both of these jobs fairly well, but I thought the bag was a little small, and as a result, I spent quite a bit of time emptying. Other than that, I think it did a great job on the portion of my yard I decided to try it out on.

And when I was done with it, I simply put it in my shed. Its convenient size allows it to be stored in a variety of different locations: your basement, your garden shed or your garage. Which I’m pretty thankful for because my shed (as well as my garage) is about filled to the rafters with stuff.

By the time I was done with the GreenWorks 25142 10 Amp 16-Inch Corded Lawn Mower, I was pretty impressed with the results. It did a great job cutting my grass, even some of the higher grass, and it was quiet and had little vibration. And although it’s a little too small for larger yards, I do think it will deliver the best value to those with regular or small-sized yards.

9.2 Total Score
Bottom Line

Being small in size it's easy to use and store. Well built, pretty light and quiet compared to others. No real assembly required. To me, this one delivers the most for the money!

Performance
10
Features
9
Ease of Use
9
Value
10
Quality
8
PROS
  • Well built
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Good for small yards
  • Quiet
  • No assembly required
  • Pretty inexpensive
  • Low vibration
CONS
  • Only has a 16-inch cutting path
  • Not intended for larger yards
  • Bag is small
  • Needs an extension cord
User Rating: No Ratings Yet!

When I first saw the GreenWorks 25012 12-Amp Corded 18-Inch Lawn Mower, I wondered if this mower would be large anough to do any sort of mowing job. After all, it’s pretty small, or as my wife would put it: adorable. No matter what you call it, however, one things is for certain. If it doesn’t do a good job at cutting the grass then it’s “cuteness” level isn’t worth anything. So let’s check out this little mower and see if it has the power to handle my yard.

When I first received this corded electric mower, I noticed that it was pretty easy to put together, no thanks to the instruction manual. The instruction manual that came with my mower was poorly written and kind of confusing. It does tell you the gauge of extension cord that you need to safely operate this mower but it doesn’t do a good job telling you about its features or how to put it together. Nevertheless, the mower was simple to put together. All I had to do was attach the handles and it was good to go. Just remember, like all corded mowers, this one doesn’t come with an extension cord. You’ll need to purchase that separately.

Another thing I noticed about this mower is the wheels were really small. It would have been nicer to have large back wheels. After all, larger wheels are better at navigating uneven surfaces and makes it easy to push the mower up a hill. However, I understand why this mower has small wheels—it’s small and isn’t intended for anything but easy and basic lawn mowing on small yards. Its small wheels are good for mowing around flower beds though, as their compact size doesn’t get in the way.

I do like that this mower has an 18-inch cutting deck and can side discharge or mulch your grass. And I have to say that this “cute” mower really does do a good job at cutting the grass. I didn’t have any problems cutting my lawn—as long as the terrain was even and the grass wasn’t too tall. But it does have a surprising amount of power.

I would think that the GreenWorks 25012 12-Amp Corded 18-Inch Lawn Mower is a mower that is good for small city yards or for use in the garden. It’s a good little mower, but I don’t see it being used for anything more than that.

8.4 Total Score
Bottom Line

I would think that it's a mower good for small city yards or for use in the garden. It's a good little mower, but I don't see it being used for anything more than that.

Performance
8
Features
8
Ease of Use
9
Value
9
Quality
8
PROS
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to assemble
  • Well built
  • Quiet
  • Very Compact
CONS
  • Intended only for small yards
  • Not good for hills or rough terrain
  • Needs an extension cord
  • Instruction manual could be better
User Rating: No Ratings Yet!

The Black & Decker MM2000 Electric Corded Mower is a 13-amp motor with a 20-inch cutting deck that can mulch, bag or side discharge your grass clippings. It has large rear wheels and smaller front wheels which allow it to handle very well on hills and rough terrain and also allows it to turn pretty tight corners. While it’s not the lightest mower I’ve used, it does have a compact design that makes it easy to store—especially when you fold down its handles.

When I first received this mower, I soon realized this mower would require a bit of assembling. While it didn’t take a long time to put it together, it did take longer than some of the electric mowers I’ve tested in the past. Another thing that should be mentioned is that this mower doesn’t come with an extension cord, you’ll have to buy that yourself. While it’s not uncommon for electric mowers to not ship with extension cords, I hoped this one would due to its extra cost. Unfortunately, it didn’t.

While I was putting it together, I noticed that this mower was primarily made out of plastic. Not only the wheels and handles but also its cutting deck. That is something I really don’t like to see in an electric mower. It makes me question how long this mower will last. Sure, you can make the argument that plastic parts won’t corrode, but you could also argue that plastic parts are more likely to break. It would’ve been nice if at least the cutting deck was made out of metal.

As far as mowing though, I have to say that this mower did a great job. It handled hills and rough terrain well and its 13-amp electric motor really powered through some tough grasses. I made sure it side-discharged, mulched and bagged the clippings and I have to say, it really performed well. As with all electric mowers, I wouldn’t advise it for large yards but I do think it could easily handle a 1/3rd of an acre with no problem.

While this mower can really cut grass well, I have to say that I wouldn’t advise purchasing it. It’s more expensive than other electric corded models and its plastic design gives me pause. I’m just not sure it’s worth it. There are equally good mowers out there that don’t cost an arm and a leg. I would suggest purchasing one of those.

8.2 Total Score
Bottom Line

While this mower can really cut grass well, I have to say that I wouldn't advise purchasing it. It's more expensive than other electric corded models and its plastic design gives me pause.

Performance
10
Features
8
Ease of Use
9
Value
7
Quality
7
PROS
  • Powerful electric motor
  • 3-in-1 mower
  • Easy to store
  • Easy to use
  • Quiet
CONS
  • Some assembly required
  • Plastic construction
  • Intended for 1/3rd of an acre or less
  • Needs an extension cord
  • Was more expensive than other corded mowers
User Rating: No Ratings Yet!