Corded electric mowers are one of, if not the most, common options you'll find when it comes to buying a lawn mower. In general they're affordable, they're easy to use and a great option for most small (and even medium sometimes) yards. The fact that there are so many options in this category means we have a ton of corded electric lawn mower reviews for you to look at. Just click on the links below to read the reviews that interest you.
Our Corded Electric Mower Reviews
We've reviewed mowers for both the US and UK markets, so to make things easier we've split them into two sections for you below.
If you're still undecided about whether you should opt for a corded electric mower or a mower that runs off a different power source, we've laid out what we consider to be some of the main pros and cons below.
Advantages of Corded Electric Lawn Mowers
No Danger of the Battery Dying
Cordless electric mowers provide outstanding maneuverability and freedom of movement. But you better watch out if the battery dies and you don’t have a charged backup ready to go. The same with gas mowers. Run out of gas and you’re left high and dry. You won’t ever get stranded mid-mow with a corded electric lawn mower.
Because there is no gas tank or battery, the corded electric lawn mower is the lightest type of powered mower on the market (manual push mowers are even lighter though). You won’t have to struggle with the mower on inclines and you’ll zip across flat areas with ease. Being able to bop around the yard so effortlessly will also reduce the amount of time it takes to complete the job.
Perfect for Smaller Lots
Most of us live in urban areas these days where large lots are the exception rather than the norm. Corded electric lawn mowers are ideal for smaller properties. They allow you to plug in, tidy up the lawn quickly and easily, and get on with the rest of your day. They’re also smaller than most other mowers, meaning you don’t need much storage space.
Because there are no batteries involved the corded electric lawn mower is less expensive than battery powered mowers. The difference is not insignificant either. In some instances a corded electric lawn mower will only cost about half what the equivalent battery-powered mower will cost.
Electric mowers don’t belch out carbon dioxide like gas mowers. This helps reduce the carbon footprint of your household and helps conserve resources for the next generation. Electric mowers are typically quieter than gas mowers too, meaning less noise pollution.
Cons of Corded Electric Lawn Mowers
Before you purchase a corded electric lawn mower you need to assess your yard and determine whether you can reach the far corners with a 100 foot extension cord. Anything longer than that is simply not practical because you will experience a loss of power due to electrical resistance in the cord. That said, 100 feet will be more than enough for most lawns.
Any kind of tether is going to interfere to some extent with maneuverability. That’s just the nature of the beast. And so it is with corded lawn mowers. Trying to maneuver around shrubs and trees dragging the cord behind you can take some getting used to. But, as with most things, practice tends to make perfect.
The cord on your corded lawn mower isn’t exactly a ball and chain, but you will be aware of it. While the mower itself is nice and light the cord itself can get pretty heavy, especially when you’re extended out 50 or 100 feet from the house. As is the case with a vacuum cleaner, you’ll need to be mindful of the cord, otherwise you might wind up tripping over it.
No Seated Option
If you are looking through our corded electric lawn mower reviews looking for one you can ride around the yard, you’re out of luck. Corded electric lawn mowers are push-only devices. Well, technically you can get electric robot mowers too. But you’re not going to get a ride-on that’s powered by electric.