Electric Mower Buyer's Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Electric Lawn Mower

By  | Lawn Mower Product Expert

Most urban dwellers prefer not to use gas mowers. Sure, the exhaust is an issue, but it’s the engine noise that upsets the neighborhood.

To help keep the summer block party cordial – or the police off your lawn – an electric mower may be perfect for you.

The first thing you’ll notice is the difference in sound.

Plus, with an electric mower, you can say good bye to the hassles of a traditional gas mower.

No oil changes. No new spark plugs. Forget replacing air filters and spilling gas. The only maintenance required is sharpening or replacing the blade in the spring.

Electric mowers will reduce your carbon footprint. The first place you’ll notice this is your wallet. A whole summer of mowing will cost roughly $5 in electric bills.


The upfront cost of a cordless mower may seem high, but when you consider the savings in maintenance and gas alone, it’s an attractive long-term purchase.

So if you want to forget about oil, gas, maintenance, emissions and noise, an electric mower will suit you just right.

Corded Electric Mowers

Corded Electric MowerRegular corded electric mowers are powered by an extension cord, so just plug it in and go.

They’re ready whenever you are. Electric mowers range from 14 inches to 20 inches.

The wider the mower, the faster you’ll mow your yard.

If your yard has lots of obstacles, a corded electric mower can be frustrating.

Cordless Electric Mowers

Cordless MowerIf you don’t want to be like a dog on a leash, cut the cord and get a cordless electric mower instead. Cordless models give you the mobility of a gas mower without the noise or the headaches.

With cordless mowers, let the battery charge overnight, and you’ll have roughly an hour of mowing time.

Cordless mowers are powered by rechargeable batteries that are available in a variety of voltages. Just like a cordless drill, the higher the volts, the greater the torque, resulting in a cleaner cut.


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