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Last updated: 20 September 2017

Battery (cordless) and electric lawnmowers are convenient for smaller yards: you don't need to store petrol, and the latest models actually cut the grass pretty well. We test and review the latest mowers to help find the best lawnmower for you. Our buying guide explains which features to look for and how we test explains our rigour.

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    Our expert testers put battery and electric 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.

    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 see quickly which models come out on top.

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    Recommended or average retail, as of September 2016. Includes batteries (including where these were a separate purchase).

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    Power source

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    Battery or electric.

    Mulcher

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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.

    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.

    Width of cut (cm)

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    Specifications

    Cutting positions

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    Number of cutting positions. A higher number offers greater versatility.

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    Weight (kg)

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    Dust and water ingress rating (IPX)

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    Dust and water ingress protection rating (IPX). The higher the number, the better the protection. 0 = no protection; 1 = protection against dripping water; 4 = protection against splash water; and so on up to 8 or 9.

    Deck material

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    The lawnmower deck is usually made of steel, aluminium alloy or plastic. Each type has its pros and cons, taking corrosion, durability and price into consideration.

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    Overall score

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    Overall score is made up of the cutting score (based on the catcher score, for catcher-only models, or both catcher and mulcher scores for those with both modes), and ease of use. The cutting score and ease of use score are weighted evenly.

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    Ease of use score

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    Rated for vibration through the handle bar, ease of pushing and manoeuvring, handle comfort, convenience of controls, ease of adjusting the cutting height, catcher convenience, and power source.

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    Cutting score with catcher

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    We test mowers for cutting short- and medium-length grass with a catcher, and long grass without a catcher. Our testers also rate the appearance of the grass after the short and medium-grass tests.

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    Noise at 7.5 metres (dB)

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    We measure the noise level at a distance of 7.5m from the mower.

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    We measure the noise level at the operator’s ear level.

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    • Battery voltage (V)
    • Capacity (Ah)
    • Charging time - claimed (min)
    • Cutting positions
    • Cutting height range (mm)
    • Width of cut (cm)
    • Closeness of cut to a vertical edge (mm)
    • Cord restraint
    • Quick release handle
    • Blade control lever
    • Rear deflector
    • Tilt adjustable deck
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    • Battery charge tester
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