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Last updated: 18 February 2022


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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.

We test and review the latest mowers to help find the best cordless lawnmower for you. 

Got a larger lawn? See our petrol lawnmower reviews instead.

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Our expert testers put battery lawnmowers, including catcher and mulcher models, through their paces on short, medium-length and long grass. Our rigorous testing helps you choose the model that's:

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

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. Our Recommended list will help you quickly see 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. Many models with a mulching function can also be used with a catcher instead.


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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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            • Overall score
            • Satisfaction score
            • Brand 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 (minutes)
            • Noise at 7.5 metres (dB)
            • Noise at user's position (dB)
            • Max lawn size m2
            • Lowest cutting height (mm)
            • Highest cutting height (mm)
            • Good points
            • Bad points
            • Year tested
            • Price
            • Power source
            • Wheeled or hover
            • Weight (kg)
            • Wattage (W)
            • IPX
            • Battery model number
            • Battery voltage (V)
            • Capacity (Ah)
            • Charging time claimed minutes
            • Cutting positions
            • 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)
            • Origin


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