Best Electric Lawn Mowers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 16, 2017
Traditional gas lawn mowers take a lot of room in your garage, generate fumes and are noisy. Luckily, the recent technologies gave us electric lawn mowers that take less space, start quickly and are quieter. We made the review of 5 best electric lawn mowers to help you choose the one you need. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
POWER
CUTTING WIDTH
CUTTING HEIGHT
CUTTING MODES
Conveniences
COLLECTION BAG CAPACITY
COVERAGE
WEIGHT
Warranty
 
PROS

Syneon Chip intelligently allocates the energy for every single project, thereby extending the mowing runtime.

CONS

The mower comes without battery.

OUR VERDICT

This electric lawnmower is the right choice for those, willing to outreach power cords. Unrestrained mobility and high performance of Bosch lawn mower will let you tackle even a tough patch.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Battery-powered

POWER

36V, up to 4.0 Ah

CUTTING WIDTH

32 cm

CUTTING HEIGHT

3 positions from 30 to 60 mm

CUTTING MODES

Bagging

Conveniences

Integrated carrying handle, Adjustable Ergoflex handles, Grass combs, Quick Click system

COLLECTION BAG CAPACITY

31 l

COVERAGE

Small to medium lawns

WEIGHT

10.2 kg

Warranty

2 years, extendable up to 3 years upon signup at MyBosh

PROS

The Compact & Go system allows collecting more grass, minimizing the frequency of bag emptyings and leaving you more time for work.

CONS

Some grass clippings may remain on the ground after a swath.

OUR VERDICT

If you have a big lawn and you want to trim it quickly, Black + Decker will help. With this dependable lawnmower, your yard chores will become a pleasure.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Corded

POWER

1800 W

CUTTING WIDTH

42 cm

CUTTING HEIGHT

6 positions from 20 to 70 mm

CUTTING MODES

Bagging

Conveniences

Fold-down handle, Integrated carry handle, Cable storage holders, EdgeMax for closest edge cutting, Bag Full Window, Compact & Go

COLLECTION BAG CAPACITY

50 l

COVERAGE

Medium lawns

WEIGHT

13.9 kg

Warranty

2-Year Limited Warranty

PROS

A compact size makes this lawn mower a great fit for a small storeroom.

CONS

The machine may tilt when collection bag is full of grass.

OUR VERDICT

Flymo electric lawnmower is an excellent option for grooming backyards and trimming small land plots near cottages.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Corded

POWER

900 W

CUTTING WIDTH

32 cm

CUTTING HEIGHT

3 positions from 20 to 60 mm

CUTTING MODES

Bagging

Conveniences

Foldable handle

COLLECTION BAG CAPACITY

29 l

COVERAGE

Small lawns

WEIGHT

8.3 kg

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The grass box can be folded down and serve as a cover for a motor housing.

CONS

The power switch may be awkward for lefties.

OUR VERDICT

Thanks to a special design, this corded electric lawnmower is a superb choice for lawns with multiple obstacles such as shrubs, pavers, trees, or fences.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Corded

POWER

1300 W

CUTTING WIDTH

34 cm

CUTTING HEIGHT

6 positions from 20 to 70 mm

CUTTING MODES

Bagging

Conveniences

Carrying handle, Grass combs, Quick Click system

COLLECTION BAG CAPACITY

40 l

COVERAGE

Small to medium lawns

WEIGHT

11.1 kg

Warranty

2 years, extendable up to 3 years upon signup at MyBosch

PROS

A light weight provides easy manoeuvring. The mower's structure is plain and easy to service.

CONS

The trimmed grass height may be irregular.

OUR VERDICT

The innovative design of this Hover lawnmower will ensure delightful performance on medium-height lawns. Owners of small gardens and yards should opt for it too.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Corded

POWER

1150 W

CUTTING WIDTH

33 cm

CUTTING HEIGHT

4 positions from 10 to 30 mm

CUTTING MODES

Side discharge

Conveniences

Foldable handle allows a wall storage

COLLECTION BAG CAPACITY

N/A

COVERAGE

Small lawns

WEIGHT

6.5 kg

Warranty

1 year

What is an Electric Lawn Mower

Every house owner desires to have a flawless lawn and often applies a lot of efforts for that. Electric lawn mowers facilitate this complex task and make lawns neat. There are a wide variety of lawn mowers, yet electric models are one of the simplest and the most effective. They are absolutely harmless for the environment; they are quiet and lightweight. Hence, they can be used virtually by anyone, beginners and professionals alike. We have reviewed 5 most effective and widespread models and highlighted the features to pay attention to.

If you own a large lawn of an acre or more, look at riding lawn mowers and our review of gas lawn mowers designed for effective mowing of big areas.

What Features to Compare

Type

When you choose an electric lawn mower, you need to determine the place and the way of use. These parameters will affect the type of a lawn mower. If you have a big lawn with an access to a power supply, it is better to choose an electric model. The electric lawn mowers are highly powerful and are able to work for a long time as the length of power cord is the only limit. But even this problem can be easily solved through the use of extenders. If you have a small land plot without a source of power supply, you should pay attention to battery-powered models. They are able to process the areas up to 0.25 acres and work for 45 minutes; those figures depend on battery capacity and load. Note that an additional battery can always increase the performance. When you choose a battery-powered model, you should consider that its power is less than that of electric models, but, still, it is self-sufficient and is not bound by a power cord.

Performance

You should necessarily consider performance of a mower. First of all, determine the cutting width as it will affect the number of sweeps on your lawn. The bigger the cutting width is, the quicker the mowing will be. However, if you have a small lawn of intricate landscaping with plenty of pits and obstacles, it is better to opt for a narrow lawn mower since it is more maneuverable and suitable for this purpose. The cutting height adjustment will let you set the needed height of a cutting deck for specific grass. Our next advice is to consider the cutting modes. The bagging mode will release you from the need to collect grass by hands, and the mulching mode will allow for fine grinding of grass and fertilizing the ground, maintaining the right humidity at the same time.

Usability

Surely, you have to take an interest in additional functions that contribute to usability and facilitate the storage. The capacity of a grass collection bag will be vital for the frequency of cleaning. The adjustability of a handle will let you tailor its height to your needs, and foldable design will give you an opportunity to store the tool conveniently. The battery charge indicator will let you know when you should charge the battery. Besides, don’t forget to specify the weight as the light models are easier to push, yet the heavier models are more stable on rough surfaces and they provide more precise cutting.

To sum it all up, a simplicity of maintenance will give you an opportunity to work effectively.

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Bosch Rotak 32 LI

Comfy and Safe

Those having corded lawn mowers often face the lack of a power cord to cover the entire lawn. Also, a cable may tangle in your way, get stuck in trees or bushes or even get sheared by mower's blades. If you’ve had the same kind of trouble or you strive to avoid it henceforth, Rotak 32 LI by Bosch is the exact lawn mower you should look at. Having got this machine, you won't be bound by wiring and will manage to trim your yard without thinking of cords. The battery (not included) will suffice to mow up to 30 sq m, so this mower can cover pretty big land lots. In addition to such excellent performance, Bosch Rotak 32 delivers comfort in use. In particular, we liked the Ergoflex handles that nicely sit in hands and don't slip away. The On/Off buttons allow you to control the mower with either vertical or horizontal grip. We also liked a special plastic key used to start the lawn mower. As small thing as it is, it greatly improves safety of the machine, for to start the machine, single pressing of a button isn’t enough, you also need to turn the key. As you can see, Bosch Rotak 32 LI isn't just a convenient but also secure lawn mower.

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Bosch Rotak 32 LI
Bosch Rotak 32 LI
 

Black and Decker EMAX42I

Comfy and Safe

Those having corded lawn mowers often face the lack of a power cord to cover the entire lawn. Also, a cable may tangle in your way, get stuck in trees or bushes or even get sheared by mower's blades. If you’ve had the same kind of trouble or you strive to avoid it henceforth, Rotak 32 LI by Bosch is the exact lawn mower you should look at. Having got this machine, you won't be bound by wiring and will manage to trim your yard without thinking of cords. The battery (not included) will suffice to mow up to 30 sq m, so this mower can cover pretty big land lots. In addition to such excellent performance, Bosch Rotak 32 delivers comfort in use. In particular, we liked the Ergoflex handles that nicely sit in hands and don't slip away. The On/Off buttons allow you to control the mower with either vertical or horizontal grip. We also liked a special plastic key used to start the lawn mower. As small thing as it is, it greatly improves safety of the machine, for to start the machine, single pressing of a button isn’t enough, you also need to turn the key. As you can see, Bosch Rotak 32 LI isn't just a convenient but also secure lawn mower.

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Black and Decker EMAX42I
Black and Decker EMAX42I
 

Flymo Easimo

Enough Space for Grass

We gave heed to Black and Decker EMAX42I lawnmower due to its large cutting deck and capacious grass bag. This model is able to process lawns up to 500 sq m, so owners of large yards should definitely consider it. This lawn mower features a bunch of innovations that facilitate its using and can greatly boost productivity. We will highlight the features that rejoiced us the most. First of all, we paid attention to the grass bag Compact & Go technology owing to which all clippings sucked in a bag get squeezed and take 30% less space than they would. This feature allows users save pretty much time that they’d have to waste on bag discharging. Also, the mower has a special window to let users keep track of bag fullness. Speaking frankly, Black and Decker EMAX42I is the only lawnmower with such option which is indeed convenient. Regarding performance, we liked EdgeMax technology for clear mowing near fences and walls and quiet work. So, if you have a medium-sized or large yard, this lawnmower will help you groom it with ease. The power cord is the only thing that will limit you, though the extension cable will help fix this issue.

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Flymo Easimo
Flymo Easimo
 

Bosch Rotak 34 R

Efficient Solution for Small Yards

Surely, each landowner wants to have a neat and beautiful lawn, and therefore, buying a lawn mower is an essential thing. Yet, a diversity of choices can easily confuse even experienced people, raising many questions. How powerful does a lawn mower have to be and does it have to be big too? Flymo Easimo lawnmower is an example of the garden equipment in which high performance has been successfully packed in a small package. Despite being a corded machine, it offers superb manoeuvrability, reaching for the remote places under benches, between trees and along hedges. A convenient handles grip and total light weight make this lawn mower a good choice for senior customers and teens who need to take care of a small land lot and do it duly. The mower will stun you with performance and cutting capabilities, reducing a tiresome job to just several swathes.

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Bosch Rotak 34 R
Bosch Rotak 34 R
 

Flymo FTL330 Turbo Lite 330

Gliding Lawnmower

Analyzing the abundance of garden equipment, we’ve come across Flymo FTL330 that attracted our attention by its unusual wheelless design. The operation principle of this mower is based on air cushion technology that brings the unit in motion after the motor has been started. Comparing to many wheeled lawn mowers, this one has got several obvious advantages. Firstly, it’s extremely lightweight and so, can be operated even by a child, secondly, it’s quite small and won’t take a lot of space in storage. You can easily hang it on a wall in a shed or garage for compact arrangement of other tools too. At third, it’s very simple to maintain due to rather basic design. There are no tricky components requiring frequent maintenance or care. The advantages of Flymo FTL330 are quite numerous yet not without a blot on the landscape. Due to the lack of a grass bag, all clippings machine leaves on the ground which you’d need to clean away yourself afterward.

Review of Flymo FTL330 Turbo Lite 330

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Flymo FTL330 Turbo Lite 330
Flymo FTL330 Turbo Lite 330
 

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