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Last updated: 20 February 2024


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Battery (cordless) lawnmowers are convenient for smaller yards – you don't need to store petrol, and most of them are very capable performers.

Our expert testers put battery lawnmowers, including catcher and mulcher models, through their paces on short, medium-length and long grass to find out which ones are:

  • best for mowing
  • best for mulching (for mowers with this option)
  • easiest to use.

Got a larger lawn? Check out our petrol lawnmower reviews instead.

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As the market has shifted towards battery lawnmowers, we don't test corded (electric) ones anymore. However, you can still check older results of previously tested models by ticking 'Discontinued' below the 'Related products' filter on the left-hand side.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which brands have long battery running time and fast charging time, and our Recommended list will show you at a glance which mowers come out on top.

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    Power source

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    Battery (cordless) or electric (with a power cord).


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      A mulching function cuts the grass very finely and blows the clippings back into the lawn. Most mulcher mowers can also be used with a catcher.


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        A catcher is handy for collecting the clippings for use in a compost bin. Many models with catchers also have a mulching function.

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          Tests from 2019 and onward are not directly comparable to earlier tests, due to changes in the test site. However, a model that performs well at one site would be expected to perform similarly well at another site.

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            • Satisfaction score
            • Reliability score
            • Recommended
            • Cutting score with catcher
            • Cutting score mulching
            • Ease of use score
            • Vibration score
            • Pushing score
            • Handle score
            • Controls score
            • Height adjustment score
            • Power source score
            • Catcher score
            • Battery life (min)
            • Noise at 7.5 metres (dB)
            • Noise at user's position (dB)
            • Max lawn size m2
            • Good points
            • Bad points
            • Price
            • Power source
            • Year tested
            • Wheeled or hover
            • Weight (kg)
            • Wattage (W)
            • Water resistance rating (IPX)
            • Battery model number
            • Battery voltage (V)
            • Capacity (Ah)
            • Charging time – claimed (min)
            • Cutting positions
            • Lowest cutting height (mm)
            • Highest cutting height (mm)
            • Width of cut (cm)
            • Closeness of cut to a vertical edge (mm)
            • Cord restraint
            • Quick release handle
            • Rear deflector
            • Carry handle
            • Battery charge tester
            • Catcher
            • Mulcher
            • Deck material
            • Cutting blades
            • Control position
            • Control type
            • Other features
            • Items supplied
            • Warranty (years)
            • Country of origin


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