Best Electric Lawn Mower Reviews of 2017

If you need help deciding which is the best electric lawn mower you should buy, whether cordless or corded type, hop on to my Top Lists below where I listed my top picks for both types for this year. If you need a few tips about electric mowers you can check my All About Electric Lawn Mowers part that follows after the Top Lists. In any case, have fun with your new mower!

Cordless Mowers - The Top List
ProductDescriptionMy ScorePrice
My Choice
EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Electric Cordless Lawn Mower with 4.0 Ah Battery Review

EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Electric Cordless Lawn Mower with 4.0 Ah Battery Review

Overall, I think this is a great electric mower that does its job well and is easy to handle. Of all the cordless lawn mower reviews I've done, this model is one of my favorites.

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GreenWorks G-MAX 40-Volt 19-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower (2500502) Review

GreenWorks G-MAX 40-Volt 19-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower (2500502) Review

All things considered, I think this electric lawnmower is pretty good. While I wish it was a little bit bigger, I do think it's the perfect mower for those of you with smaller yards.

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GreenWorks G-MAX 40V 16-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower (25322) Review

GreenWorks G-MAX 40V 16-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower (25322) Review

I thought that this electric lawn mower was also a pretty good value. While I wouldn’t recommend it for larger jobs or for tough to cut grasses, I will say that it’s perfect for little patches of yard to mow.

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Snapper XD SXDWM82K 82V Cordless 21-Inch Walk Mower Review

Snapper XD SXDWM82K 82V Cordless 21-Inch Walk Mower Review

Overall, I think this mower is a pretty good lawn mower. It's powerful, durable and can cut the grass in a variety of different ways.

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Poulan Pro 40V Electric Start Dual Blade Mower (967044401) Review

Poulan Pro 40V Electric Start Dual Blade Mower (967044401) Review

I think the Poulan Pro 40V Electric Start Dual Blade Mower is a decent mower. While it isn't the most inexpensive mower or the best cordless lawn mower out there, it does offer a few things to its users.

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Corded Mowers - 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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All About Electric Lawn Mowers

Let’s talk about lawn mowers today or more specifically, electric ones. And not just about what constitutes the best electric lawn mower or why you should familiarize yourself with electric mower reviews. No, I want to dig deeper than that. I want to uncover the beating heart of this type of mower and reveal it for all to see.

Of course, I’m making this guide seem a little more ominous than what I really intended. All I want to do is take a few moments of your time and talk about the history of these machines, what you should search for when you are scouring those pesky electric mower reviews and what features can be found in the best electric lawn mower. If you think that’s worth a few moments of your time, then let’s get started on what I anticipate to be a fairly exciting guide on electric mowers.

The History Of Electric Lawn Mowers

In a previous guide dedicated to push mowers, I did a brief history of the lawnmower but I didn’t include a history of electric lawn mowers. All I covered was the history of the mower from the first reel designed one through the various gasoline and steam powered ones. I highly recommend you read that one before you dig into this one. Today, it’s all about electric powered ones.

While the first mowers were invented during the 19th century and gas powered ones were invented around the turn of the 20th century, ones powered by electric motors wouldn’t really come into development until the 1930s when C.C. Stacy developed the rotary blade. Unfortunately for him, however, this type of blade didn’t work very well with the electric motors of the time, so the whole concept of developing the best electric mower had to be shelved. He also didn’t patent his invention, which allowed many of his future competitors to improve upon his design. It wouldn’t be until the 1950s that corded electric lawn mowers would start to get developed. Cordless designs would come much later than that.

Over the last two decades, electric mowers have become a more popular option among homeowners and lawn enthusiasts. That’s because these mowers have not only gotten more powerful but they have also gotten more convenient to use. In the past, if you used an electric mower, you were tethered by an extension cord. Today, there are cordless ones. It’s no wonder so many people—especially those living in urban areas—are choosing electric lawnmowers over gas powered ones.

Choosing The Best Electric Lawn Mower

Keeping your grass cut is important because it not only keeps you from getting a ticket from your local authorities but also because it keeps the grass nice and healthy. In fact, I think that properly cutting your lawn is as important as how you water and fertilize it. Which is why it’s important to find the right mower for the job.

Of course, a big problem with buying a mower nowadays is deciding what to buy. There seems like there are thousands of different types of mowers and there even seems like there are different things to worry about between the individual lawnmowers. Which can cause a bit of confusion for shoppers.

Today I’m going to give you a little help. I’m going to give you the information you need to keep from having to go through thousands of electric lawn mower reviews just to find the one you need. After all, there are really only a handful of features that you need to be on the lookout for when searching for the best electric mower.

Corded or Cordless?

One of the first things you’re going to have to decide when choosing an electric mower is whether you want one with a cord or one that’s cordless. Each one has its own set of pros and cons, all of which I’m going to go into detail here:

Corded Lawn Mowers

One of the first drawbacks of corded lawn mowers is they often require quite a few extension cords to use them. Which immediately limits what you can mow. It also means that you have to be careful not to trip over the cords, not to get them tangled around things and not to run over them with the mower. And when you start stringing several cords together, your problems increase because now you have to worry about them getting unplugged. This makes these mowers not so good for larger plots of land but pretty good for lawns that aren’t too big, like a plot of land in the city.

There are some corded mowers though that have a special attachment that raises the cord at an angle to minimize the chance that you run over it. While these handle clips minimize the chance that you run the cord over, you still have to pay attention. If you position the clips wrong, then you can put yourself back into the position of being able to accidentally run them over.  These handle clips are only as good as how they’re used.

Another problem with using extension cords is that they are a pain in the posterior to store and maintain. If you’re using the best practices with your extension cords, then you are inspecting them for cuts or breaks and winding them up every time you’re done with them. If you don’t do these things with the cords, then you have to worry about the cords becoming tangled (if not properly stored) and also have to worry about them being a safety hazard (if they aren’t inspected frequently).

It probably should also be noted that you need to take a few precautions when using a corded electric mower. You should always buy an extension cord that matches the amps that your mower draws. Most lawnmowers draw anywhere from 6 to 12 amps of power, so you want to make sure that you buy an extension cord that matches your particular electric mowers energy draw.

Of course, there are a few advantages of having a corded lawn mower as well. One of the biggest is you never have to worry about what’s powering it. As long as your electricity is on and you have an adequate extension cord, then you can cut all you want. With gas mowers, you have to make annoying trips to the gas station to buy gas and with cordless mowers, you have to worry about battery life. Not so with corded ones. You can cut all day and all night if you wanted.

Cordless Lawn Mowers

With cordless mowers, you also have a few disadvantages over corded one. One of the big disadvantages is that you have to worry about keeping the battery (or batteries) charged. If you have an extra battery, you can always charge one as you are using the other one. However, if your battery runs out of juice before the other battery is charged, or you don’t have another battery, then you may have to sit around and wait. Which can be time-consuming. Fortunately, most manufacturers provide some kind of estimate that will tell you about just how long the charge on your mower’s battery will last. This way you can determine if it the batteries will stay charged long enough for you to do your mowing.

Sure, there are many different cordless models that have a long battery duration but this extra battery-life often comes at the expense of power. Some of the models with the longest battery lives have the hardest time cutting through tall grasses or some of the thicker grass varieties that exist out there. Grasses which include Bermuda, St. Augustine and Tall Fescue.

Another thing you have to worry about with cordless models is whether you want to buy a removable battery or an integrated battery. Integrated batteries usually hold more of a charge than removable batteries, but removable batteries offer more convenience. Usually, removable batteries are better for larger lawns because you can charge one while using the other one and then you can simply switch out the batteries. I also tend to prefer removable batteries because they are much easier to replace than one that’s integrated.

Deck Size

Another thing to take into consideration is the deck size of the electric mower. Most listings or electric lawn mower reviews will tell you what the deck size is. This measurement tells you how wide of a cutting swath the particular mower has. A mower that has a smaller deck size will require more passes to cut the lawn, while mowers with larger deck sizes will require fewer passes. An electric lawn mower with a 21-inch deck width will cut 23% faster than one with a 16-inch deck width. Just looking at this calculation may make you want to go out and immediately buy a larger electric lawn mower. However, don’t go so fast. It’s not that easy.

A larger electric mower may cut in less time but it will also require more work for you to maneuver around the yard. And since it cuts more grass at one time than a smaller mower, it also means that it will be harder to push through that grass. This problem is compounded even further when you have a thick grass like Bermuda. All of this is not only extra work for you but also for your mower. Which means that your battery will probably drain faster, especially if you have a larger size lawn. Another thing to consider is that a larger mower takes up more space. All of these factors have to be taken into consideration and I can’t tell you what deck size you need. Only you can figure that out based upon your build, the size of your yard, the type of grass you have and your storage space.

Side Discharge, Bag Or Mulch?

The next thing that has to be determined when looking at electric mowers is what you intend to do with the grass. Do you want a mower that shoots it out of the side or you do want one that bags or mulches? It all depends on your particular lawn clipping management solution you choose. Some people prefer to have a mower that shoots grass out the side. They can then rake, sweep or leave them be as they see fit. Other people prefer to mulch their clipping to re-feed their grass. Still, other people prefer to have the clippings bagged so they can dispose of them in some other manner. All of these are fine solutions, it just depends on what you want to do.

Of course, there are electric mowers that have the option of doing all three things. That way, if you choose to mulch one week and bag the next week, then you can do it with just one mower. However, for these added options, these types of mowers are usually a little more expensive than other types that only do one job. And there are also mowers in between. All you need to do is choose what you what the mower to do for the price you want to pay and you should be able to find a mower that fits your needs.

Height Adjustment Features

Height adjustment is another important thing to consider, not only with electric mowers but with any mower. Why is it so important? It’s important because you want to be able to control the height of the mower when you are cutting the grass. Most lawn care professionals advise that grass only be cut to about 30% of its height. Cut much further than that and you have a chance of causing damage to the grass. This will weaken the grass and leave it susceptible to disease, drought, and heat. That’s why you should never choose an adjustment that cuts more than 30% of the grass’s height. And this height is a variable that has to be adjusted for. For example, what if it rained hard and your grass grew faster than normal or you didn’t mow as often as you normally do? In those cases, you’ll need a mower that can be adjusted to the height it needs to be adjusted to.

When taking the height adjustments of an electric mower into consideration, there are two things you should look at. One, how easy is it to adjust the mower’s height? Some mowers have wheels which have to be adjusted individually and some which don’t. If you have to adjust each wheel, then it can often be difficult to make sure that the mower is level. The ones that adjust all of the wheels at once, or two at once, often are hard to adjust. The best way to determine which one is best for you is by checking the listing to find out which height adjustment system it uses and by looking through the electric lawn mower reviews and user’s comments. You should also choose a mower that offers at least 4 height adjustment options.

Safety Features

The next thing to consider when buying an electric mower, or any mower really, is the kind of safety features the mower has. Does it require a key be inserted and turned? If it does, then this may be a safety option you want if you have small children because these types of electric mowers are harder to start. You should also consider a mower that has a rubber mat on the back that prevents debris from being flung back at you by the spinning blades.

Starting Options

Now, let’s move on to starting options. When it comes to electric mowers you have a few options. There are some which start with a key and some which are started with the push of a button. As I stated in the last section, one that starts with a key is a little more childproof than other options. However, which starting option is mainly one of personal preference.

Motor Options

Another thing to consider is the power of your motor. For most gas motors, power is measured in either hp. However, electric mowers measure power by amps. The more amps that a mower draws, the more powerful it usually is. It is also usually the case that the higher the amps the higher the RPMs (revolutions per minute) of the blades. Higher RPMs offer less resistance to tough grasses and debris.

Conclusion

Well, I think that does it for me today. Hopefully, I have presented a guide on electric mowers that taught you what to look for when buying one and some of their more important features. If you have the time, I advise that you also take a look at some of my other guides. I’ve written guides for all kinds of different mowers and I think they contain some valuable insight. Check them out and also check out some of my reviews of the best mowers out there. Until I see you again, be safe and happy cutting!
My Cordless Mower Reviews

The EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Electric Cordless Lawn Mower with 4.0 Ah Battery is an electric lawnmower which claims to be one of the most advanced rechargeable mowers on the market today. And while many mowers have made that claim, it does appear that this one is pretty close to being the best cordless lawn mowers I’ve ever seen. It features a 20-inch deck, 3 different cutting options and charges quickly. All in a unit that is powerful and easy to handle.

The first thing I noticed when I first started using this electric mower was that it charged pretty quickly. From the moment I began charging it, it was full was about a half hour. That is pretty quick, especially considering that I’ve dealt with some mowers which took 5 to 6 hours to charge. Compared to that, this was quick and easy.

And after charging it, it was easy to mow the grass. This mower really did handle like a gas mower, except it was exceptionally quiet and was very lightweight. Its charge lasted about 45 minutes, which was enough time for me to do my yard but probably isn’t suitable for larger yards.

What I really liked about the EGO Power+ 20-Inch is that it can discharge grass from the side, mulch or bag. It also comes with LED headlights that allow you to see in the dark. Helpful for those people who like to mow in the evening.

The mower I tried had a 4.0 Ah battery, but it can also be bought with a 5.0 Ah battery or a very powerful 7.5 Ah battery. The 5.0 Ah model should deliver about an hour of mowing time per charge and the 7.5 Ah battery model should deliver approximately an hour and fifteen minutes of mowing. Unfortunately, the 7.5 Ah model is fairly expensive, but it does provide a lot more torque than the other models.

Overall, I think this is a great electric mower that does its job well and is easy to handle. Of all the cordless lawn mower reviews I’ve done, this model is one of my favorites. The only thing I didn’t like was the handle, which I thought was too high. Other than that, I really liked it.

9.6 Total Score
Bottom Line

Overall, I think this is a great electric mower that does its job well and is easy to handle. Of all the cordless lawn mower reviews I've done, this model is one of my favorites.

Performance
10
Features
10
Ease of Use
10
Value
8
Quality
10
PROS
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful
  • Charges Quickly
  • LED Headlights
  • Quiet
CONS
  • Handle Felt High
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In the past, I’ve been pretty pleased with GreenWorks lawn equipment, so I was pretty excited to be able to try out the GreenWorks G-MAX 40-Volt 19-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower (model 2500502) and to give it a proper cordless lawn mower review.

This lightweight mower comes a 4 Ah battery, a 2 Ah battery and a charger. It has a 19-inch deck, a 7-position height adjustment that can raise the cut height from 1-1/4 inches to 3-1/2 inches easily, and offers 3-in-1 cutting options: it can discharge grass from the side, bag it or mulch it.

It took me around 120 minutes to charge the 04 Ah battery and it took me about half that time to charge the 2 Ah battery. Which gave me a decent amount of cutting time. The 4 Ah battery gave me about 35 to 45 minutes of run time (depending on conditions) and the 2 Ah battery gave me about 20 minutes of run time. All in all, not too bad for doing smaller yards but probably not advisable for larger ones.

The one thing I really didn’t like about this electric mower was that it was a 19-inch model and I’m used to mowers 20-inches or bigger. Only having a 19-inch deck does contribute to the overall cutting time but for most people probably won’t be too big of a problem.

All things considered, I think this electric lawnmower is pretty good. While I wish it was a little bit bigger, I do think it’s the perfect mower for those of you with smaller yards and those of you who are looking for an easy to use mower.

9.4 Total Score
Bottom Line

All things considered, I think this electric lawnmower is pretty good. While I wish it was a little bit bigger, I do think it's the perfect mower for those of you with smaller yards.

Performance
9
Features
10
Ease of Use
10
Value
9
Quality
9
PROS
  • Lightweight
  • Mows Great
  • Decent Charge Time
  • Easy Height Adjustment
CONS
  • Is Only a 19-inch Mower
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The GreenWorks G-MAX 40V 16-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower (model 25322) is an electric lawnmower that I tested and decided to add it to my collection of electric lawn mower reviews. This electric lawnmower featured a 16-inch cutting deck, came with a 4 Ah battery and charger and had a 5-position height adjustment that allowed the mower’s cutting height to be set from 1-1/4 inches to 3-3/8 inches.

The first thing that I noticed about this mower is that it only came with a 16-inch cutting deck. Which means that it really isn’t good for anything other than a small yard. Using this mower on your lawn will probably result in you seeing a 50% reduction in the amount of grass you can mow as compared to a 22-inch mower. Of course, GreenWorks also offers a 19-inch model but that is a review for a different time. I also noticed that this model didn’t really have the power that I have come to expect from other electric lawnmower models.

However, that doesn’t mean that this electric mower was a disappointment. On the contrary, I thought that it was a nice little mower—if used on a smaller yard that didn’t have tough grass. When I tested it, I noticed that it was quiet, had a decent charge time and was pretty lightweight. Which made cutting my small side yard a whole lot easier.

I thought that this electric lawn mower was also a pretty good value. While I wouldn’t recommend it for larger jobs or for tough to cut grasses, I will say that it’s perfect for little patches of yard to mow and for people who don’t want to push around a heavy gas lawnmower.

9 Total Score
Bottom Line

I thought that this electric lawn mower was also a pretty good value. While I wouldn’t recommend it for larger jobs or for tough to cut grasses, I will say that it’s perfect for little patches of yard to mow.

Performance
8
Features
8
Ease of Use
10
Value
10
Quality
9
PROS
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet
  • Easy to Use
  • Inexpensive
CONS
  • Has Only a 16-inch Cutting Deck
  • Could've Been More Powerful
  • Bagging and Mulching Only (No Side Discharge)
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The Snapper XD SXDWM82K 82V Cordless 21-Inch Walk Mower is an electric lawnmower I was happy to include in my cordless lawn mower reviews—primarily because it’s a Snapper mower and usually mowers from this brand are high-quality. Fortunately, this mower wasn’t an exception to that rule.

This mower had a nice 21-inch steel deck, 2-2 Ah Batteries, 1 rapid charger, had a large push start button, a 1.6-bushel bag and is a 3-in-1 mower—which means it can bag, side discharge the cuttings or mulch them. So far, so good.

This mower also had “load sensing technology” which changed the speed of the blades according to how much resistance they come across. For example, if you’re cutting fine grass, then the blades will move slower than if you are cutting through thick grass. This saves much-needed battery juice and yet gives the mower the power it needs to overcome tough jobs.

As I continued to use this electric lawn mower, I noticed that while it was powerful and easily cut through the grasses I tasked it with cutting, it was a little bit heavier than other electric cordless mowers I’ve reviewed. In fact, this mower weighs about twice as much as some of the electric ones I reviewed not that long ago. Not a real big deal, but something to consider.

Another thing worth considering is the battery life of this mower. Each 2 Ah battery delivers about 20-25 minutes of cutting time. So if you use both of them, then you’ll probably get the 45 minutes of cutting time this mower is often advertised as having.

The last thing I want to comment on is this electric lawnmowers price. It’s considerably more expensive than some of the other cordless models on the market today. At least it was at the time of this review. Just another thing to consider before purchasing.

Overall, I think the Snapper XD 82V Cordless 21-Inch Walk Mower is a pretty good lawn mower. It’s powerful, durable and can cut the grass in a variety of different ways. Sure, it’s heavier and more expensive than other models, but those things shouldn’t overshadow this well-designed product.

8.8 Total Score
Bottom Line

Overall, I think this mower is a pretty good lawn mower. It's powerful, durable and can cut the grass in a variety of different ways.

Performance
08
Features
10
Ease of Use
08
Value
08
Quality
10
PROS
  • Quality Made
  • Fairly Powerful
  • 3-In-1 Design
  • 21-Inch Mowing Deck
CONS
  • Heavier than Other Electric Cordless Mowers
  • More Expensive than Comparable Mowers
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The Poulan Pro 40V Electric Start Dual Blade Mower (967044401) is a stylish looking cordless electric mower that comes from a company that is well known for its line of lawn equipment, specifically chainsaws and weed whackers. So I was pretty excited to add this review to my collection of cordless lawn mower reviews and see if it performs as well as it looks.

The first thing I noticed about this electric mower is that it was super quiet when I started it up. I could barely hear it when I pushed it around. It was also pretty lightweight. While it wasn’t the lightest cordless mower I’ve ever used, it was lighter than most gas mowers.

Another thing I liked about this mower is that it was super easy to use. It was easy-to-assemble, easy to use and easy to put away when I was done with it. Not to mention that it was also pretty easy to start. All of this really contributed to the positive experience of using this mower.

However, there were also a few things I didn’t like. For example, I really didn’t like the fact that it only bagged and mulched grass—that there was no option for a side discharge. And I was also quite disappointed with how this mower mulched my grass. It didn’t do a great job like I would’ve expected it to have done.

I also think that this mower would also be more suited for smaller yards than medium-sized ones. It ran for about 45 minutes, but I did have to go over my grass a couple times over to get it cut. I think if it was used on larger yards, then it would have to be recharged a couple of times to get the job done.

I think the Poulan Pro 40V Electric Start Dual Blade Mower is a decent mower. While it isn’t the most inexpensive mower or the best cordless lawn mower out there, it does offer a few things to its users. It’s light, easy-to-use and is quiet. All very admirable features in my book. Whether that’s enough for you to buy it or not is completely up to you.

8.2 Total Score
Bottom Line

I think the Poulan Pro 40V Electric Start Dual Blade Mower is a decent mower. While it isn't the most inexpensive mower or the best cordless lawn mower out there, it does offer a few things to its users.

Performance
7
Features
8
Ease of Use
10
Value
8
Quality
8
PROS
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet
CONS
  • Doesn't Mulch Well
  • Only Has a 2-in-1 Feature
User Rating: No Ratings Yet!
My Corded 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
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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
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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
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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
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