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

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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