Best Electric Lawn Mower (Corded)

Ahh, yard mowing… the task that must be done but generally requires gas, noise, dirt and general unpleasantness. As such, I strive to make mowing less of a burden and more enjoyable. Switching over to electric mowers for a portion of our yard has made mowing about as good as it can get. Except for maybe a robot mower, but that will be for another post 😉

I checked out dozens of corded electric mowers and put them through their paces. From antique behemoths to modern mowers they ranged from good, bad to ugly.

After the dust (and clippings) settled, the best electric lawn mower was the Greenworks 13 Amp 21-Inch Corded Law Mower

The best electric mower

The best electric mower

UPDATE: Amazon currently has the mower for $141.80 if you have Amazon Prime. I paid $181.98 for mine, so at $40 less this makes it a total steal! :-)


This mower handles grass height that makes cordless models choke. There are definitely gas mowers that go beyond this model, but it handles most grass and yards with ease. It is also quieter than most gas mowers and extremely reliable (see below).


I have been heavily mowing for 2 months with this model. It has been absolutely reliable. Pull the safety, press the button and mow. No gas, no spark plugs, no oil, no pull starting. Just easy mowing.


The deck/blade height adjustment is easy and effective. I generally mow at a middle setting, unless terrain or conditions dictate a higher/lower setting.


Totally recommended!

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