The Best Electric Lawn Mowers For Small & Large Gardens

Our hand picked selection of electric lawn mowers caters to every budget and lawn size.
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When compared to petrol lawn mowers, the electric counterparts are a cleaner, quieter and more convenient choice for maintaining your lawn. As long as you are happy to manage the power cord as you move around your lawn, they are the most cost-effective type of lawn mower to use and there is a huge selection to choose from.

Our selection of electric lawn mowers features top-performing models chosen through our first-hand experience using multiple machine, testing and thorough research.

Bosch AdvancedRotak Electric Lawn Mower
Best For Large Gardens: Bosch AdvancedRotak Electric Lawn Mower
Bosch Rotak 36 R Electric Lawn Mower
Best For Small Gardens: Bosch Rotak 36 R Electric Lawn Mower
Flymo EasiStore 380R Rotary Lawn Mower
Best Value: Flymo EasiStore 380R Rotary Lawn Mower
LawnMaster 1800 Electric Lawn Mower
Best With Roller: LawnMaster 1800 Electric Lawn Mower
Flymo EasiGlide 300
Best Hover: Flymo EasiGlide 300
Einhell GE-EM 1032 Electric Lawn Mower
Best Budget: Einhell GE-EM 1032 Electric Lawn Mower

How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Electric Lawn Mowers

As we own and maintain the gardens of multiple properties (rentals & Airbnb’s), it gives us the opportunity to test out a variety of lawn mowers. From the premium Bosch AdvancedRotak with its impressive performance to the lightweight Flymo EasiGlide, we’ve tried and tested a selection of the top-rated examples that are available in the UK.

During our ongoing testing, we analyse the mower’s build quality, performance, unique design features, usability, cutting heights, grass collection and ergonomics. As you can see from the photos of our testing of the Bosch Rotak, we really do put the mowers straight to the test and we attempt to cut grass of all lengths as well as lawns that are flat and feature slopes.

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To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest electric lawn mowers (for this article), we are continually testing out the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice a brand has released a new and improved model, we will attempt to buy it and put it to the test (where applicable).

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Below is a video that we posted on our YouTube channel that shows us testing one of our top recommendations (Bosch Rotak). As you can see in the video, it’s a small electric lawn mower that’s easy to use and very lightweight (we were pushing it around with just one hand!).

As well as our testing and experience using multiple electric lawn mowers, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the mower’s performance, build quality, design, ability to be stored, cutting height adjustment, grass collection, ergonomics, usability, noise output, warranty and value for money.

The Best Electric Lawn Mowers

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1. Best For Large Gardens: Bosch AdvancedRotak Electric Lawn Mower

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Bosch is a brand that needs no introduction and they offer multiple electric lawn mowers to best suit your requirements. However, the AdvancedRotak in particular is the brand’s flagship model that’s been designed with performance in mind and it’s a great option to consider if you have a large garden. This is because it has a powerful engine, a large grass collection box (50 litres), ergonomic handlebars with multiple start buttons and a cutting width of 40 cm.

Pros
  • New and improved design
  • Features the brand's patented "ProSilence" technology for quieter mowing (Bosch state that it generates up to 75% less noise)
  • Large 50 litre collection box for less emptying
  • 7 levels of height adjustment (25 to 80mm) that can be adjusted at a push of a button
  • Large cutting width of 40cm for more efficient cutting
  • As well as cutting grass, the mower also collects and shreds leaves
  • Ergonomic handlebars with 4 buttons where each can be used to operate the mower
  • Narrow wheeled design means that you can cut closer to the edge
Cons
  • Most expensive electric lawn mower within our roundup
  • Quite heavy as it weighs 16KG

Although expensive, the Bosch AdvancedRotak is the ultimate electric lawn mower and it’s the only mower we would recommend for large gardens. Everything about the mower is high-quality and during our testing, it exceeded our expectations and offered similar performance to a petrol alternative. However, it’s worth pointing out that if you have a small garden, we would recommend the brand’s basic Rotak model as you may find the advanced model to be too bulky.

2. Best For Small Gardens: Bosch Rotak 36 R Electric Lawn Mower

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By far the most popular electric lawn mower in the UK and another option by Bosch is the Rotak model. With a lightweight construction and cutting width of 34 or 36 cm, it’s perfectly suited to small and medium-sized gardens. However, what makes this particular model stand out from the crowd are the additional intuitive features such as the integrated rear roller, grass comb, fold-down handle and a clever stackable grass collection box.

Pros
  • Lightweight design makes it easy to use and manoeuvre
  • Easy to store with fold-down handles and a stackable grass collection box
  • Multiple cutting height levels (20 to 70mm)
  • Integrated rear roller to create stripes on your lawn
  • Available with a cutting width of 34 or 36cm
  • Intuitive grass comb that cuts grass growing close or over the edge of the lawn
  • Ergonomic handlebar with 8 different grip positions
  • Offers great value for the money
Cons
  • During testing, we found the grass collection box to be a bit flimsy and it doesn't line up correctly with the rear of the mower, which means that some grass cuttings do get thrown out of the box

To conclude, the Bosch Rotak is an excellent all-round electric lawn mower that ticks all the boxes and certainly won’t disappoint. Although it’s best suited to small gardens, nothing is stopping you from using it for larger gardens but you may find that it’s more time-consuming and requires more effort to do so.

3. Best Value: Flymo EasiStore 380R Rotary Lawn Mower

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Another popular lawn mower that’s worth considering is the Flymo EasiStore 380R. Available with cutting widths of 30, 34 or 38cm, it’s a versatile machine that’s designed specifically for small to medium-sized lawns. However, the reason for the EasiStore’s popularity is mainly due to its value for money. With a high-quality construction, clever space-saving storage, great performance and a range of features all at an affordable price, it’s clear to see why it’s so popular.

Pros
  • Cutting widths that range from 30 to 38cm and the height can be adjusted from 20 to 60mm
  • Large 45 litre grass collection box
  • Integrated rear roller for a striped finish (optional)
  • Clever space saving design that folds vertically and takes up minimal space
  • Dual-lever handles so that you can use either hand to operate the mower
  • Built to a high standard when you consider its price
  • Lightweight (12.6KG) and easy to use
  • Backed by a reputable brand and a 2 year warranty
Cons
  • Lacks taller cutting heights, which can make cutting long grass more difficult

If you want an electric lawn mower that’s packed full of features and well-made but don’t want to pay a premium price, the Flymo EasiStore 380R is the perfect solution. It offers excellent value for the money and unlike similarly priced alternatives, it’s designed by a brand that specialises in lawn mowers.

4. Best With Roller: LawnMaster 1800 Electric Lawn Mower

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Creating stripes on your lawn is very desirable and although many lawn mowers offer this feature, they aren’t as effective as you want. However, from our testing of the LawnMaster 1800, it was able to create distinctive stripes with ease and this was made possible by the integrated rear roller and the bulkier design of the lawn mower.

Due to the size of the LawnMaster 1800 and the powerful motor that automatically adjusts the torque based on the cutting conditions, we would only recommend this lawn mower for medium to large gardens.

Pros
  • Powerful 1,800W electric motor with adjustable torque
  • Integrated rear roller that helps you achieve a professional striped finish
  • Option to collect grass in the collection box or mulch it to finely cut clippings
  • Choice of 6 different cutting heights that range from 20 to 70mm
  • High-quality 40 litre collection box that collapses down for storage and features a full indicator
  • Ergonomic soft grip handlebar for comfortable extended use
  • Large 40cm cutting width makes it ideal for large gardens
Cons
  • Relatively expensive when compared to the alternatives
  • Can be difficult to manoeuvre as it weighs 15KG

If you want to leave your lawn with a professional striped finish, the LawnMaster 1800 with its integrated rear roller is the best option. From our testing of other electric lawn mowers with integrated rollers, they were simply unable to leave the same striped finish and we felt that this was mostly due to the additional weight of this machine. However, this does come with its drawbacks as it makes it slightly more difficult to manoeuvre as it weighs 15KG.

To conclude, the LawnMaster 1800 is a powerful electric lawn mower that’s ideal for medium to large gardens and provides a professional striped finish to your lawn. It isn’t the cheapest but it’s a worthwhile investment that won’t disappoint if you specifically want to create stripes with an electric lawn mower.

5. Best Hover: Flymo EasiGlide 300

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Another popular Flymo electric lawn mower is the EasiGlide 300, which is a hover type of mower that allows you to easily manoeuvre in any direction. Whether your lawn is sloped or has a unique shape, this model is certainly worth considering as it creates a cushion of air between the grass and mower to make it feel like it’s floating. However, when compared to other hover lawn mowers, this model also features a high-performance 1,700W motor for effortless cutting.

Pros
  • Available with 30, 33 or 36cm cutting widths
  • Features clever flat folding handles that allow you to hang the lawn mower on the wall
  • Integrated cable storage hooks that allow you to quickly wind and unwind the cable
  • High-quality and lightweight (8.2KG) construction
  • Very easy to use and empty the grass collection box
  • Backed by a reputable brand and a 2 year warranty
Cons
  • Small grass collection box (20 litres) means that you'll need to empty it regularly
  • Cutting heights only range from 10 to 30mm

For sloped or uniquely shaped gardens where you need to manoeuvrer a lawn mower easily, the Flymo EasiGlide 300 is the perfect solution. It’s by far the best hover electric lawn mower on the market that’s lightweight and easy to use. It’s also backed by the reputable Flymo brand and a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty for complete peace of mind.

6. Best Budget: Einhell GE-EM 1032 Electric Lawn Mower

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If you are on a tight budget and require a cheap electric lawn mower that’s actually worth your while buying, the Einhell GE-EM is a great option to consider. When compared to other lawn mowers at a similar price point, it offers relatively good performance and it’s also backed by a reputable brand. To further provide you with confidence, Einhell also provide a three-year warranty (upon registration) for complete peace of mind.

Pros
  • Available in multiple power options (1000, 1250 or 1500W)
  • Choice of 3 cutting heights that can be adjusted easily via the "quick clamp" function
  • Backed by an impressive 3 year warranty
  • Folds down for easier storage
  • Supplied with a 30 litre grass collection box
  • Features high grade steel blades
Cons
  • Construction quality could be improved (during testing, we felt that the plastic components let it down)
  • Very basic in terms of the functionality that it offers

To conclude, the Einhell GE-EM 1032 is the best budget electric mower that’s produced by a reputable brand and backed by a warranty. Although the build quality could be improved, as long as you are only mowing small, flat lawns, it’s more than adequate and its popularity is a clear indication of its quality.

Conclusion

Electric lawn mowers haven’t always had the best reputation when compared to their petrol counterparts but the latest electric mowers have certainly improved a great deal. With additional performance, lightweight yet robust constructions and clever designs, there is a variety to choose from to best suit your requirements.

All of our recommendations listed above cater for all budgets and both small and large gardens. Although there are plenty of budget options on the market, we advise that you only buy from a reputable brand for peace of mind.

If you require further information regarding our electric lawn mower recommendations, feel free to get in touch and we will try to provide our assistance where possible.

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