Currently, the market is full of high-quality electric corded lawn mower models. While some people love getting into the garden and mowing the lawn, others see it as nothing but a chore. Either way, you need a good lawn mower to make the task easier and leave your lawn looking fresh every time.
With an electric lawn mower, there’s no need to mess around with the oil, fuel filters, gasoline, or sparkplugs. Since everything runs on electric, you simply need to plug the lawn mower into the wall and you’re away. In case you needed further motivation to choose electric, models in this niche tend to be better for the environment, they help you to save money in the long-term, and they’re also quieter than most petrol models.
With all these benefits, it makes sense that more and more people are making the switch from petrol to electric. However, knowing that electric is the right solution for you and actually choosing a model is easier said than done. With this, we have everything you’re likely to need in this guide. As well as reviewing some of the best models, we have a buying guide too!
- 1 Hyundai HYM3800E Electric Lawnmower (with Roller and Mulching)
- 2 Einhell GC-EM 1030 1000W Electric Rotary Lawnmower
- 3 Bosch Rotak 34R Electric Rotary Lawn Mower
- 4 Bosch Rotak 32R Electric Rotary Lawnmower
- 5 Murray 2691584 EC370 37 cm Electric Corded Lawn Mower
- 6 Bosch AdvancedRotak 750 Electric Rotary Lawnmower
- 7 Webb WEER33 ER33 1300W Electric Mower
- 8 Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C Electric Wheeled Lawn Mower
- 9 Flymo EasiStore 380R Electric Rotary Lawn Mower
- 10 Bosch Rotak 36 R Electric Rotary Mower
- 11 Mountfield M13 Princess 34 Electric 4 Wheel Rear Roller Lawnmower
- 12 BLACK + DECKER BEMW481BH-GB Lawn Mower with Bike Handle
- 13 VonHaus Electric Rotary Lawnmower 1600W
Hyundai HYM3800E Electric Lawnmower (with Roller and Mulching)
- Perfect for small to medium lawns
- 1600W motor
- 40L grass collector bag
- Weight of 12.5kg
- 380mm cutting width
- Foldable for easy storage
- Five different cutting heights
- Additional mulching feature
First up, we have a fantastic electric lawn mower from the huge name that is Hyundai. There are lots of things to like about this lawn mower, but we should first state that it’s suitable for small to medium gardens. If you have a large garden, you’ll be better off with a different model.
In terms of cutting, it all starts with a 1600W motor made by Hyundai. With this name behind the motor, you can be sure of performance and reliability. After this, the motor is paired with a cutting width of 38cm and five cutting heights. Depending on your needs, you can adjust the cutting height between 20mm and 70mm. Thankfully, adjusting this feature is simple with a single lever.
Holding up to 40 litres, the grass collector bag is a good size, and the indicator means that you’ll know what level the bag is up to at all times. With 40 litres, Hyundai say that you spend more time cutting and less time emptying (a message we can get on board with!).
• All the fundamentals you’re likely to need (including a powerful motor, big collector bag, and solid cutting height and width options)
• Foldable to make storage easier
• Mulching feature to feed the lawn while cutting
• Soft grip handle for comfort
• Not suitable for large gardens
Einhell GC-EM 1030 1000W Electric Rotary Lawnmower
- Suited to smaller lawns (up to 300 square metres)
- 1000W carbon-power motor
- High torque for strong cutting
- 300mm cutting width
- 25-litre grass collector box
- Folding handle for easier storage
- Three different heights
Next, we have a product from Einhell and one that has overwhelmingly positive reviews from customers. As you can see in the features above, there’s a 1000W carbon-power motor inside. This isn’t quite as powerful as the first product, and this is why it’s suited towards smaller gardens. Another reason for this classification is because of the 30cm cutting width. The combination of cutting width and power will be good enough for small gardens, but not much else.
Back to the positives, the folding handle makes it easier to store in sheds and garages. Often, this is one of the biggest problems with older lawn mowers. These days, it seems modern manufacturers think about storage as well as other factors with the design. With three different heights, you can choose between 30mm and 70mm. While this is a good range, it doesn’t go quite as low as some others in the niche.
We mentioned two reasons why this lawn mower is suited towards a smaller lawn, but there’s actually a third – the small grass collector box. While the Hyundai model above could handle 40 litres, this one only takes 25 litres.
- Brilliant for smaller gardens
- High torque
- Small model and great for storage
- Lacking in power, collector box size, and cutting width for larger gardens
Bosch Rotak 34R Electric Rotary Lawn Mower
- Suited to small to medium lawns
- 1300W powerdrive motor
- 34cm cutting width
- Height adjustment between 20mm and 70mm
- Double folded handle for storage
- 40L grass collector box
This time, we’re with an instantly recognisable brand name and a model more like the Hyundai mower from this list than the Einhell option. With a 1300W powerdrive motor, you’re guaranteed a reliable cut time after time. Even in wet conditions, or when the grass has been neglected for some time (don’t worry, you aren’t alone!), the motor should push through and leave a high-quality finish.
Compared to the previous Einhell model, this one also has a bigger cutting height range with between 20mm and 70mm. For cutting width, it offers 34cm and this is one of the reasons why it’s suited to medium-sized gardens and not just smaller lawns.
Next, we like the whole design, and we think you will too. The 40-litre grass collector box stacks onto the main unit for storage and the handle has a double folding feature. If you’re constantly trying to find room for things in the shed (who isn’t!), this Bosch design is a welcome addition. Overall, the lawn mower is also compact, lightweight, and easy to carry.
- Powerful motor and a large collector box for medium-sized gardens
- Good range of height adjustment
- Two-year warranty
- Five positions on the height adjustment lever
- Some have complained about the stiffness of the height adjustment lever
Bosch Rotak 32R Electric Rotary Lawnmower
- Designed for small and medium gardens
- Cutting height of between 20mm and 60mm
- 31-litre grass collector box
- 1200W motor
- Weight of under 7kg
- Cutting width of 32cm
As the eagle-eyed among us will have noticed, this is essentially the same model as the previous one. However, there are some important differences that you need to know when choosing between them. Firstly, the cutting width is 32cm rather than 34cm; therefore, it will take slightly longer to finish your garden. This being said, Bosch say that the model is equally capable of cutting medium-sized lawns.
After this, there’s a slight reduction in performance for both the motor and the collector box. While the motor loses 100W of power, the grass collector box loses nine litres of space. If these will affect the performance in your lawn, we recommend going for the 34R model. Another of the changes is that the maximum cutting height is 60mm rather than 70mm.
Other than this, it’s the same stable lawn mower and one that is a great addition to any home. Weighing just 6.8kg, it’s one of the best options for the elderly and others who have problems pushing a heavier mower around the garden.
- Good cutting width and cutting height range
- Ability to cut gardens up to 350 square metres
- Reliable brand name in Bosch
- Great customer support
Murray 2691584 EC370 37 cm Electric Corded Lawn Mower
- Suitable for gardens of up to 600 square metres
- 1600W motor with a soft-start system
- 40-litre collector bag
- Soft grip handle for comfort
- Cutting width of 37cm
- Cutting range of between 25mm and 75mm (seven cutting heights)
- Five-year limited warranty
As you can see, the manufacturers are serious with this lawn mower and it shows with all the advanced features. Firstly, the mower is designed to tackle gardens of up to 600 square metres. To put this into perspective, this is double (or nearly, in some cases) some of the mowers on this list. This is complemented by the 1600W electric motor and 37cm cutting width. Again, this is a stronger motor and a wider cutting surface than others on the list so far.
If you have a larger garden, this is one of the best models you’re likely to find. What’s more, even the 40-litre grass collector bag means that you aren’t having to keep emptying the bag every couple of minutes (a problem with some models).
Elsewhere, there seems to be a theme of flexibility with this Murray mower, and this is especially true with the cutting height adjustment. It ranges between 25mm and 75mm, and this is split between seven different positions. Therefore, it offers an accurate cut time after time.
- Designed for a larger garden
- Powerful motor, great cutting width, and lots of options for height adjustment
- Five-year limited warranty
- Soft grip for comfort
- Some may have trouble with the weight (13.5kg)
Bosch AdvancedRotak 750 Electric Rotary Lawnmower
- Made for larger gardens (up to 750 square metres)
- Cutting height adjustment with seven different levels (ranging between 25mm and 80mm)
- 1700W powerful motor
- Huge cutting width of 44cm
- Grass box of 50 litres
Just when you thought the mowers couldn’t get bigger, Bosch have managed to step it up a notch. As you can see in the list of features, everything goes a little bit bigger than all the other models on this list so far. For starters, it’s designed to handle lawns of up to 750 square metres in size.
After this, users can adjust the cutting height between seven levels. While the shortest cut is 25mm, the longest is 80mm. Therefore, it’s the ideal mower for treating the lawn after winter and right through the season.
The cutting width is also wider than we’ve seen in this guide so far…and by quite some margin. With 44cm, every sweep will feel easy and this is further helped by the ErgoFlex system. Storage is simple, the unit is compact (if not a little heavy!), the LeafCollect Blade collects and shreds leaves, and the grass box can take up to 50 litres.
- Amazing model for larger gardens
- 1700W motor ensures strong results from start to finish
- Cutting width shortens the task of mowing
- 75% less noise than other models with ProSilence technology
- May be too heavy for some at 16kg
Webb WEER33 ER33 1300W Electric Mower
- Suited to small to medium gardens
- Weighs under 9kg
- Adjustable height between 25mm and 65mm
- 1300W motor
- Cutting width of 33cm
- Grass collector box of 35 litres
- Folding handle for easy storage
We can’t keep getting bigger and bigger, so the next model from Webb is a mower for small to medium gardens once again. In fact, it manages to combine a lightweight nature with performance. Generally speaking, bigger and better features mean more weight. However, Webb have managed to keep the weight low in this model despite offering a 1300W motor and strong performance for medium-sized gardens.
Alongside the respectable motor, users have a chance to adjust the height from 25mm to 65mm. Again, this doesn’t quite compete with the last two models. However, those with a medium-sized garden will be in good hands. The cutting width measures 33cm, the grass collector box contains 35 litres, and the handle even folds away to make it an ideal choice for those with little space.
There are also several smaller features worth noting including rear discharge, single-lever height adjustment, a 10-metre power cord, and more. At under 9kg, it suits anybody with mobility issues or who struggles to push a bulky unit around the garden.
- Everything you’re likely to need for small to medium lawns
- Lightweight for older users
- Fantastic folding for storage
- Strong motor of 1300W
- Features not big enough for larger gardens
Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C Electric Wheeled Lawn Mower
- Perfect for medium to large gardens
- Cutting height of between 20mm and 60mm
- Easy to use for beginners
- 1500W motor
- Cutting width of 36cm
- Grass collector bag of 40 litres
Much like the model we’ve just seen from Murray, this is another fantastic option for those with a larger garden. Flymo has long-been a reliable name in the lawn mower industry, and nothing has changed in this regard. Although a slightly less powerful motor, 1500W is still more than enough for even a large garden.
Thankfully, everything else we need for a large garden is also present whether this is cutting width, cutting height adjustment, or the large grass collector box. As the seasons change outside the window, you can adjust the cutting height between 20mm and 60mm. Even with the cable, this is slightly longer than normal at 12m.
One of the best features of this Flymo lawn mower is the lightweight nature. At 11.5kg, it’s 2kg lighter than the Murray model and this can make a difference when cutting a large lawn. Also, the low weight combines with the carry handle to make transportation easier than ever. Just in case this isn’t enough, you also get a two-year warranty.
- All the features you need to cut a large lawn
- Large brand name in Flymo
- Simple model for beginners with little experience
- Metal blade for strong cuts
- No vision window for the grass collector box
Flymo EasiStore 380R Electric Rotary Lawn Mower
- Perfect for small to medium gardens
- Models with 30cm, 34cm, and 38cm cutting width
- 1600W motor
- Cutting height adjustment of between 20mm and 60mm
- Grass collector box of 45 litres
- Rear roller for a clean finish
- Vertical storage system
We return to Flymo, but this time for a model that comes in three different variations – 30cm, 34cm, and 38cm cutting width. This time, we’re focusing on the largest of the three and it’s designed to cut small to medium lawns. With a 1600W motor, there’s enough power for medium-sized gardens and this is made easier by the 38cm cutting width. Additionally, the grass collector box can hold 35 litres of grass.
We also love the little additional features from this Flymo EasiStore, including the reason it has this name. With the folding handle and other storage systems, it folds down into a small, vertical unit. If you normally keep your lawn mower in a tight space in the shed, this is the model for you. After this, we were also impressed with the rear roller, simple transportation, and dual-level handles. Even with the close-to-edge cutting deck, it provides a better finish than most models in this price range.
- Lots of beneficial features including the rear roller and vertical storage
- Great motor and good cutting width to take the chore out of mowing the lawn
- Five spaces for the height adjustment
- Reliable brand name
- Large grass collector box
- Heavier than some models at over 12.5kg
Bosch Rotak 36 R Electric Rotary Mower
• Useful for small to medium lawns
• 40-litre grass collector box
• Cutting height of between 20mm and 70mm
• Fold-down handle to make storage easier
• Two-year guarantee
• 36cm cutting width
• 1400W powerdrive motor
Something we haven’t addressed too much with these products is the handle, but it’s worth mentioning with this Bosch mower. With so-called ‘Ergoflex’ handles, it manages to find the balance between control and comfort. With this in mind, when pushing it around the garden, it keeps muscle strain to a minimum while encouraging a strong posture.
If we look at the basics of the mower, you’ll have a 40-litre grass collector box, 1400W powerdrive motor, and a cutting height of between 20mm and 70mm. Some models will push the upper limits to 80mm, but this range is likely to be enough for most small to medium lawns. Bosch say that the mower suits all lawns up to 300 square metres. With a collector box of 40 litres, you shouldn’t need to keep stopping to empty the grass (something that grows more frustrating with each stop!).
Elsewhere, the cutting width is 36cm while the two-year guarantee keeps you protected should something happen to the model.
• Powerful motor and large collector box for medium-sized gardens
• Great cutting width reaching 36cm
• Ergoflex handles for a comfortable experience
• Inset front heels allowing for precision cutting
• Rear roller for stability and aesthetics
• Not capable enough for larger gardens
Mountfield M13 Princess 34 Electric 4 Wheel Rear Roller Lawnmower
- Designed for small to medium gardens
- Grass collector box of 35 litres (vision window included)
- Cutting height adjustment of between 25mm and 75mm (six different settings)
- 15-metre cable
- 1400W motor
- 34cm cutting width
- Rear roller for a striped finish
- Mulching plug
Mountfield is a name we haven’t covered just yet, but we couldn’t avoid this leading garden brand forever. Today, we’re looking at the M13 Princess 34 model and it has lots of benefits if you need a good mower for a small to medium lawn. In truth, the model has everything you’re likely to need with a 35-litre grass collector box and a cutting width of 34cm. Of course, you will find bigger in both areas, but this is a lawn mower for small to medium gardens as opposed to larger gardens. With this in mind, you shouldn’t be worried that other mowers go beyond Mountfield here.
Elsewhere, the cutting height is adjustable between 25mm and 75mm and this is a fantastic range for most homeowners. With six settings between these cutting heights, you get the finish you truly desire with each cut.
For us, Mountfield excels in the smaller features and this includes the rear roller, 15-metre cable (longer than most), mulching plug, and vision window for the grass collector box.
- Brilliant additional features for a positive experience
- Perfect for small- to medium-sized gardens
- Vision window for collector box
- Rear roller and mulching plug
- Useful carry handle
- Lightweight design for stress-free movement
- Not suitable for larger gardens
BLACK + DECKER BEMW481BH-GB Lawn Mower with Bike Handle
- Designed to cope with larger gardens (up to 600 square metres)
- Height adjustment of between 20mm and 70mm
- Rear roller for improved aesthetics
- 50-litre grass collector box
- 42cm cutting width
- 1800W motor
If you gleaned anything from the list of features above, let it be that this Black + Decker lawn mower will cope with gardens of all sizes. While some on this list struggle to get beyond 350 square metres, this one can handle anything up to 600 square metres.
How? It’s a combination of the 42cm cutting width, height adjustment of between 20cm and 70cm, and the huge grass collector box. Of course, we can’t forget the 1800W motor (more powerful than you’re likely to find elsewhere).
Normally, people worry about models that are designed for larger gardens because it means a heavy unit and an uncomfortable experience. Black + Decker has actually implemented a bike handle design for improved ergonomics and to ensure comfort even if you’re cutting a lawn of 600 square metres. With this advanced design, the last five minutes should be just as easy as the first five.
- Works extremely well for larger lawns
- 80% more efficient collection and cutting
- Reliable and trusted brand name in Black + Decker
- Six adjustable settings when choosing a cutting height
- Large collector box should make the cutting more enjoyable (no more stopping every few minutes!)
- Cutting height doesn’t reach 80cm (but this is splitting hairs!)
VonHaus Electric Rotary Lawnmower 1600W
- Useful for small to medium gardens
- 1600W motor
- 36cm cutting width
- Cutting height of between 25mm and 72mm
- Grass collector box of 50 litres
- 10m cable
As we reach our final product, we come across yet another name that has built a solid reputation in this niche over the years. VonHaus is another reliable name, and this lawn mower is ideal for anybody with a small or medium lawn. However, it has a more powerful motor compared to most models in this corner of the market. With 1600W, you’re in great hands and the mower should breeze through the lawn with very few issues.
In terms of the other features, the cutting height has a range of 25mm-72mm, the cutting width is 36cm, and the collector box is also larger than normal with 50 litres. With this, we recommend the product for anyone that values the motor and collector box above all other features. With 50 litres, you don’t need to keep emptying the grass before continuing with the lawn.
As you may have noticed, we also like looking at the smaller features of a lawn mower and we like the soft grip handlebar. Also, you’ll get four tread wheels while the cable is a fairly standard 10 metres.
- More power and larger grass collector box than most mowers for small and medium gardens
- Upper cutting height of 72mm
- Ergonomic handle for comfort during longer cuts
- Part of a wider VonHaus product collection
- Lacking features for larger gardens
Electric Corded Lawn Mower Buying Guide
What’s an Electric Lawn Mower?
As the name suggests, this is a lawn mower that uses electricity as the primary energy source rather than the more traditional petrol. With a corded model, we simply plug the lawn mower into the wall and have all the electricity we need to cut the grass.
Benefits of an Electric Lawn Mower
Over the last 30 years or so, the electric lawn mower field has advanced tremendously. Why should you consider one now? Here are the main advantages:
Cost – Firstly, it’s fair to say that petrol lawn mowers are more expensive than electric models. Not only is the initial cost smaller, but they’re also cheaper to run; electricity is generally more affordable than petrol. Even with maintenance, you won’t pay as much with an electric design.
Simplicity – It’s not all about cost, and electric lawn mowers are easier to operate. You don’t have to worry about mixing oil, topping up the petrol, or messing around with filters. As long as the mower is plugged into the mains, you could mow for the whole day if you really needed. Furthermore, those who have used a petrol lawn mower will know the difficult starting procedure compared to an electric model.
Lightweight Design – All models are different, but a general rule is that electric lawn mowers are lighter and easier to push around than petrol designs. After mowing the lawn with a petrol lawn mower, a gym session suddenly feels unnecessary. With an electric model, it’s a better solution for those with mobility issues and the elderly (and perhaps even children who want some extra money for chores!).
Low Maintenance – If you’ve ever owned a petrol lawn mower, you’ll know the amount of maintenance required just to keep it running. Without proper servicing and maintenance, petrol lawn mowers will quickly stop working. Not only are electric lawn mowers easier to maintain, but the manufacturers also tend to provide a strong guarantee in case something goes wrong.
Less Air and Noise Pollution – Finally, there’s less pollution both for the environment and in terms of noise. You might argue that using electricity isn’t helpful for the environment, but it’s certainly a step forward compared to petrol products. Also, electric lawn mowers are much quieter compared to other designs. If your neighbours are fairly close, or you like to mow the lawn early or late in the day, electric lawn mowers are the better option.
Drawbacks of an Electric Lawn Mower
The Cable Dance – We’ve all done the cable dance whether it’s with an iron, the vacuum, or some hair straighteners. We’re constantly conscious of where the cord is and the same is true for an electric lawn mower. If you want electric but don’t want a cord, there are now lots of cordless designs from leading manufacturers, so bear this in mind.
Cord Length – Unfortunately, the fact that we have a cord also means that we can’t stray too far from the mains. Of course, we can use an extension cable, but we’re still forced to stay within a certain distance of the house or garage.
Durability – We mentioned the lightweight nature of electric lawn mowers, but this is also a drawback because you might not get the durability you desire from the product. Meanwhile, petrol models are built heavily and are more robust.
Power – There’s no doubt about it, electric models these days have more power than when they were first introduced to the market. Yet, if the grass grows long, you might need to attack it a couple of times before it reaches the desired length. On the other hand, a petrol model will normally cut right through tough sections of lawn. Electric lawn mowers can struggle in the wet or when faced with a bank or steep hill.
To finish, what do you need to consider when choosing between the many great names in the industry? Well, there are a few factors to keep in mind.
Your Lawn – First and foremost, what is the size of your lawn, the shape of your lawn, and other features? Too often, we see people choosing a lawn mower based on the recommendations of friends or even strangers on the internet. When it comes to choosing a lawn mower, there’s no right answer because every lawn is different.
While some electric lawn mowers will only suit smaller gardens, others will work for medium and large gardens. One extension cord is safe, but you can’t keep piling on extension cords just to reach the far corners of your lawn.
Similarly, the shape of your lawn plays a role because this could affect the size and agility of the model you choose. While some turn corners nicely, others are bulky and will cause headaches for lawns with plenty of turns and sharp angles. When looking at the many models above, think about how it will operate in YOUR garden and nothing else. With this, you’ll consider the right cutting width, cutting height, and more.
Your Needs – In addition to your lawn, we also recommend thinking about your own needs. For example, do you have mobility issues? Do you lack strength in your arms? Do you struggle for energy? In any of these cases, it’s possible to choose a lightweight design that’s easy to manoeuvre around the garden.
As we discovered in the benefits section, most electric models are lightweight compared to petrol models. However, there’s still a scale even within the electric niche. If weight is important, pay attention to this detail when choosing between the designs above.
Features and Extras – These days, lawn mowers come with all sorts of bells and whistles, so it’s up to you to decide which bells and whistles you actually want with a model. Do you want a rear roller so that your lawn has clean stripes? Would you prefer a mulching feature to send some nutrients back into the soil?
Power – For those who cut their grass frequently, power isn’t so important because you’ll never cut grass beyond a certain length. If you don’t like mowing the lawn and you like to leave it for some time, power could be the difference between a comfortable cut and a poor finish. As well as grass length, you should consider the layout of the lawn; power is useful when you have hills and other challenges.
Cutting Height and Width – Cutting height and width are important, hence the addition on this list, but don’t forget the actual adjustment process. Sometimes, we need to adjust these features. For example, when making the first cut of the season it’s better to start high and work your way down. The last thing you want is for the height adjustment mechanism to cause issues. Choose a model with simple adjustment and get the look you need throughout the calendar year. Of course, cutting width affects how long you’ll be out in the garden mowing because it measures the width of each sweep.
There we have it, everything you need to know about the best electric corded lawn mowers. As well as seeing some of the leading designs and products in the market, you also have a buying guide to make the purchasing decision that little bit easier. Buy the right lawn mower and have a reliable partner by your side for years to come as you keep your lawn healthy and beautiful.
When choosing between products, we recommend writing a list of the features that are most important to you. For example, those with a large lawn will need to immediately discount models designed for small and medium gardens. With a list of what YOU need, it’s easier to find the right model and enjoy a happy mowing experience. Thankfully, you can rely on all the models on the list above!