7 Best Lawn Mowers for 2019 in the UK
Our Pick for June
- Ergo-grip, multi function handles for comfortable and effortless control, lightweight at 12.3 kg
- Unique grass combs with inset front wheels, enables cutting right up to or over the edge
- Bosch high speed PowerDrive motor system, for optimum performance without stalling
- Integrated rear roller for stripes, single lever height of cut adjustment from 20 - 70 mm
Top 3 Right now in UK
- Powerful 1300 watt motor
- 4 heights of cut (12 - 32mm)
- 20 litre collection box
- 10 metre mains cable
- Ergonomically designed for simple and easy use in your garden
- Collects and compacts more grass for less emptying of the 29 L grassbox
- Lightweight at only 8.3 kg, allowing easy transportation and storage
- 32 cm metal blade, designed for use on small to medium sized gardens
- The ideal lawnmower for first time home buyers as it cuts medium to large sized gardens
- Designed to be simple and easy to use with useful carry handle and an easy to remove grass box
- Choose your ideal cutting height with a choice of five settings between 20 to 60 mm, easily...
Boasting some truly excellent features, the Rotak 40 Ergoflex guarantees a perfect loan mowing, no matter the workload. With a high speed 1700-Watt Powerdrive motor and comfortable handles, it allows you to cut even the longest grass effortlessly, even up to or over the edge of your lawn. Note also that it comes with a wide range of adjustable cutting heights.
At a Glance
- Part Number: 0.600.881.270
- Weight: 16 Kg (actual weight at 12.3 kg)
- Package Dimensions: 80.5 x 48.5 x 45 cm
- Model number: 0.600.881.270
- Power Source: electric
- Wattage: 1700 watts
- Plug Format: G – 3 pin British
- Certification: Certified Frustration-Free
- Recommended Lawn Size: 300 m2 – 600 m2 (up to 2 Tennis Courts)
- Width of Cut (cm): 40
- Power: 1700 W
- Height of Cut (mm): 20 – 70
- Height of Cut Positions: 10
- Cable Length (m): 15
- Size of Grass box (L): 50
- Weight (kg): 15
- Special Features:
- Electric Start
- Ergoflex Handles – Ergo-Grip, Multi-Function Handles for Comfortable Control
- Grass Combs, With Inset Front Wheels, For Easy Cutting Right Up to or Over the Edge
- Bosch High-Speed Powerdrive Motor System, for Optimum Performance Without Stalling
- Integrated Rear Roller for Stripes
- Single Lever Height of Cut Adjustment from 20 – 70 mm
- Box Contains:
- Grass box
- Instruction manual
Build & Design
Indeed, the Rotak 40 Ergoflex has a lot of plastic parts, but this does not mean it’s not sturdy enough or durable. The plastic used is designed to withstand severe and constant vibrations and, at the same time, keep the machine’s overall weight at the lowest possible level. Besides, you plan to mow the loan, not to bung it around trees and fences, right?
Its mostly plastic construction averts the risk or rusting too – a huge advantage if you live in places with humidity issues or coastal cities. Assembling is straightforward and easily done with a few standard home-tools.
Next, you have a mighty Bosch “Powerdrive” high-speed motor, with a wattage of 1700 watts. Surprisingly, this powerful motor doesn’t add much to the weight of the machine.
Design-wise, Rotak 40 Ergoflex excels at its handles. They handily fold in the middle by unscrewing their fasteners for easier storage or car transport. The grass box is surprisingly big too (no less than 50 litres) while emptying it can prove a bit trickier than I’d wish it to be since it has a pretty small opening. Still, with a bit of scooping, you will have no problem.
The controls are cleverly designed too, making one of the two or three most versatile control systems in the market today. They reduce muscle strain and ache during mowing, making loan mowing a breeze, even it lasts several hours. Note that you can easily handle it either of your hands – a great thing if you are left-handed.
All in all, you get 8 different grip positions, making it impossible to not find the perfect setting for your height and stature.
Last, the machine comes with 15 metres of cable – more than enough for standard-sized home lawns. It can also be detached from the mower, making storage even easier.
Operation is pretty straightforward too. Just push the button in the middle of the handle and squeeze one of the four switches under the grip – and you are ready to go!
The cutting deck’s width is 40 cm – more than enough for a medium sized lawn, or even a much bigger one. Neat and well-studied, it is equipped with a height adjustment lever located on the left-hand side. Another great addition is the transportation-handle mounted on the top of the deck.
You got 10 different cutting height positions, ranging from just 20 mm to 70 mm, catering to almost any given loan mowing need. Adjusting the height with the corresponding lever is more than easy.
Last you have the inset wheel/grass comb combination, designed for close cuts at the edges of your lawn. Neat and well-positioned grass coms on both sides of the mower, with inset front wheels at the front, enabling you to cut up to the edges and getting that great looking evenly-cut finish all across your lawn.
Last, despite its powerful motor, noise is more than bearable and much lower than its predecessors.
Being one of the largest yet most lightweight lawn mowers in the market in its category, the Bosch Rotak 40 Ergoflex will easily meet the needs of any medium sized home lawn, delivering excellent performance on almost any given type of grass. Amazingly lightweight and easy to handle, it easily adjusts its height and will get even the edges of your lawn for an excellent finish. Sure, its huge grass box could use a bigger opening, but the pros (including its price) are far too many to bother me with such a triviality.
The Flymo Speedi-Mo features a pretty decent 1500-watt motor, a solid build and a 40-litre grass box – a combination that makes it an excellent choice for medium sized home lawns – especially if you have never used a lawn mower before.
Let’s take a gander…
At a Glance
- Power: 1250 Watt
- Height: 99 cm
- Size: folded handle height: 70 cm
- Length: 126 cm
- Size: folded handle length: 112 cm
- Width: 40.5cm
- Weight: 11.5 kg
- Cable Length (m): 12
Cutting width: 36 cm
Cutting height steps: 5 (20 – 60)
Cutting height adjustment: Central
- Collector volume (Grass box): 40 L
- Blade type: Metal
- Perfect for First Time Home Buyers
- Ideal for Medium to Large Sized Gardens
- With Useful Carry Handle
- Adjustable Cutting Height – Five Different Settings
- Included in the box:
- The mower itself
- 10-metre power cable.
- 1 x 40 Lt grass box
- Carry handle
Build & Design
The Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C is equipped with a 1500-watt motor and a 10-metre power cord, which means you have to carefully measure your lawn and make sure its radius covers your needs. Otherwise, there is always the solution to a power cord extension. Note that it is much more powerful than all its cordless competitors in its category.
Equipped with a 36-cm metal mower blade, it boasts much better durability than lawn mowers with plastic blades and fewer expenses on spare parts. On top of that, metal blades are far sharper, delivering a neater finish to your lawn. Last, they can also be sharpened from time to time – something not possible with plastic blades. According to some, Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C boasts one of the most efficient cutting system available today.
Height adjustment is also very easy in this model – and very handy too, allowing you to tackle several different lawn cutting needs. Just use the lever at the back of the mower. You have 5 different cutting lengths, ranging from 20 to 60 mm.
As for the cutting diameter, namely one of 36 cm, it is just perfect, allowing you to store it easily and move freely in smaller areas and yards with narrow paths, without being inadequate for medium-size lawns.
For a machine of such dimensions, Flymo’s grass box is more than enough, capable of containing around 40 litres cut grass before requiring emptying. Easy to remove and empty, it will cause you no trouble at all. There is no grass box level indicator, but that is hardly an issue.
Being power driven, it never runs out leaving the work half-done, it has no emissions and it’s rather quiet during operation. Easy to handle and manoeuvre (either with both or one of the two handles), the only thing you need to mind is to keep the deck and blades clear from the cord. Still, the left and right power trigger require some strength to keep depressed for long. From this point of you, it could be a bit more ergonomic.
You also have the standard safety button in the centre (which must be held down to get the mower started), it requires a both-hand grip at the beginning.
Considering its power and easy handling, the Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C indeed lives up to its reputation as the ideal choice for first-timers.
Moving to one of the best-known lawn mowers manufacturers, the Einhell GE-EM 1233 1250 W justifies the firm’s reputation for quality and reliability. Promoted as an excellent choice for ‘owners of smaller gardens’, this particular model is not exactly cheap, but it is worth every penny of its price tag with its wealth of features.
Let’s take a closer look.
At a Glance
- Model Number: 3400192
- Weight: 11.1 Kg
- Dimensions: 38.2 x 67.5 x 29 cm
- Power Source: Corded-electric
- Voltage: 230 volts
- Recommended for: Lawn Areas up to 300 Square Metres
- Wattage: 1250 watts
- Plug Format: G – 3 pin British
- 1250-Watt Carbon Powered Motor
- High Torque
- Special Features:
- High-Quality, Impact-Resistant Plastic Housing
- Electric Start, Self-Propelled
- 5 X Central Cutting Height Settings (20 – 60 mm)
- Wide Wheel System
- Edge Cutting System for Effective Grass Cutting Against Walls
- Folding Long Handle with Quick Clamping Function
- Integrated Carry-Handle for Easy Transport
- Cable-Relief Clip
- Wide Wheels Exert Less Stress On the Lawn
- Grass Box with Level Indicator
- Box Contains
- Grass Collection Box
Build & Design
Featuring a neat and sleek design, and a rather small weight, this agile high-performance electric lawn mower is designed to bring the ardent gardener out of you, if you have zero experience. Its housing is made of high-quality and impact-resistant plastic, ensuring a surprisingly long service life. On the other hand, if you value bulky and heavy construction, this model is not for you.
Equipped with a carbon power motor of 1,250 Watts – more than enough for a small to medium-size lawn – it provides enough high torque for strong traction through high growth and wet grass, no matter the terrain type, as well as an excellent cut finish.
You also get a 33 cm cutting width, which is just what you need for lawns up to 300 m². Its grass box is decent enough for its overall size, capable of containing 30 litres of cut grass. Next, you have a handy range of 5 different cutting heights, allowing you to mow your lawn regardless of its condition and growth level.
As already mentioned, the mower’s high torque guarantees effortless cutting, with zero stalls and jams when used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Aside from all the standard features, you’ve got a really nice one in its wheels’ design. They are surprisingly wide, in an effort to spread the load over as wide as possible. This handy feature affords a much more seamless and uniform finish, instead of the usual unaesthetic stripes. In addition to that, they allow you to cut the lawn edges easily and efficiently.
On the other hand, you will find the so-called ‘Dead man’s’ handle on one side of the handlebar. Practically, this means the handler cannot switch hands holding it down in case the other one gets tired. It would be nice if Einhell had added here a full-length bar across the handlebar, but that is not such a great setback since the mower is designed for relatively small lawns that should be cut and ready rather quickly.
Einhell’s GE-EM 1233 1250 W is just perfect for small garden owners that look for lightweight and reliable lawn mower and adore clear-cut seamless finishes in their grass – and are willing to pay a bit more to get it.
The Aerotek Cordless Lawn Mower is cordless, which means it has a radius no limitations and eliminates any possibility of having a cord tangled up under its blades. No more messy petrol motors and constant refilling either, since its powerful 40V motor has no problem with medium-sized home lawns and gardens. Note its large 50-litre grass box and its easy-to-store compact design.
At a Glance
- Brand: Aerotek
- Type: Cordless
- Cutting Width: 40 Cm [Series X2]
- Dimensions: 122 X 51 X 113 Cm
- Weight: 14.9 Kg
- Voltage: 40 Volts Dc
- No Load Speed: 3,400 Rpm
- Height Adjustments: 25 – 75mm (6 Central)
- Special Features:
- Quick Charge
- Ideal for Lawns of Up to 400 Square Metres
- Large Capacity
- Mulching Attachment
- Multipurpose: Grass Cutting & Lawn Nourishing
- Adjustable Cutting Height
- Included in The Package:
- 40v Lithium – Ion 4 Ah Battery
- Warranty: 24 Months
Design & Build
True, it is not the cheapest lawnmower available, but it is worth every penny of its price tag, considering its mighty performance, highly advanced features, power autonomy and two-year guarantee provided by the manufacturer.
Sleek and compact, despite its massive grass box of 50 litres, the Aerotek Cordless Lawn Mower is obviously designed with the user in mind. Its large grass box allows you to work without having to empty it again and again before finishing. Its dimensions enable easy storage, while the cutting height range ranks indeed among the largest available for mowers of this size, with six different settings, ranging from 25 mm to 75 mm. Most of its competitors rarely go beyond the 50 mm or 60 mm!
What stands out, of course, in its design is the fact that it has no cord. Aside from negating any risk of the cord getting tangled while mowing the lawn, Aerotek has no limits radius-wise, allowing you to work in places where there is no electricity or pose other difficulties, and walk around crevices and otherwise inaccessible spots.
The overall very clever design extends to the folding handle too, which makes storage all the easier. Aerotek will fold down and easily fit into a shed or garage.
The Aerotek Cordless Lawn Mower has already gained a reputation for its quick-charge system, superior to most of its major competitors. It affords more than half an hour of mowing. Combined with a 40-cm cutting width ant its 40-Volt battery, it enables a relatively experienced user to finish off an area of more than 400 square metres! If you consider that most of its competitors barely cover 250 square metres, you can easily understand why we picked it for our list.
Undeniably, this lawn mower’s top priority is performance. All key features are significantly upgraded compared to other previous models, especially regarding the cutting width and grass box capacity. Sadly, it lacks self-propulsion and cannot leave a certain pattern on the grass.
Last, we must not that the Aerotek Cordless Lawn Mower allows you to mulch grass, allowing you to provide nutrients to the soil and improve its fertility and health.
Compact design, upgraded features, power autonomy and several handy characteristics make the Aerotek cordless lawn mower one of the best options for this year.
Moving next, we have the Greenworks 40V Cordless Lawn Mower, which already ranks among the best-selling cordless lawn mowers in Europe. Greenworks has earned recognition as a reliable and cost-effective brand and this lawn mower lives up to this reputation.
Let us see why.
At a Glance
- Model Number: G40LM35K2X (Art No: 2501907UC)
- Weight: 20.9 Kg
- Dimensions: 71 x 38 x 46.5 cm
- Power Source: Battery powered
- Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required (included in the package)
- Size: 35 cm
- Colour: Green
- Style: Tool + 2x 2 Ah batteries + charger
- Voltage: 40 volts
- Blade Length: 35 inches
- Measurement System: Metric
- Included in the package:
- 1 x G40C Charger
- Instructions Manual
- Autonomy: 40 minutes per charge
- Recharge Time for each Battery: 60 minutes
- Free Mulch Plug
Build & Design
Full of great features normally seen much pricier cordless mowers, Greenworks’ 40-volt cordless lawn mower easily cuts a 250-meter square area (think of the area covered by a tennis court) without wearing you out, since the first thing you notice when handling it is its surprisingly small weight and really big wheels (the rear ones have an 18-cm diameter, and the front ones a 15-cm one).
The build is sturdy and well-thought. True, its cutting width is small, but this is not necessarily an issue, especially if your lawn falls into the small-to-medium size category, or has slopes and does not lay out evenly. Besides, the fact that it is cordless affords you great autonomy. Coupled with the fact that it produces zero emissions and works quietly without causing you a headache, it makes it an excellent choice for both city gardens and lawns in remote cottages.
Now by far, its most impressive trait in Greenworks’ 40-Volt lawn mower is its 2-Ah battery. Naturally, the charger is included in the package and is compatible with several other Greenworks garden tools, like its hedge cutter, trimmer, leaf blower etc.
The lithium-ion 40-volt battery charges in just half an hour and can be easily removed from the machine every time you wish to charge or store it. Buying an extra battery is always a wise option with cordless machinery, but you can also opt for a single-battery package. Still, if your lawn is much bigger than 250 square metres and you hate leaving the job for the next day or waiting 30 minutes extra before finishing, then it would be wise to get two of them.
There is also a handy battery level indicator, which normally should be standard to all cordless lawn mowers, but it is not!
The fold-away handle is another handy addition, turning carrying and storing the machine into a breeze. next, you have the removable safety key, which is not something you will use frequently but may prove handy in some situations.
Obviously, the greatest thing with the Greenworks’ cordless lawn mower is the fact that it enables you to anywhere your lawn may be, without troubling the neighbours or getting to the nerves of the family and friends that ventured out in the countryside with you.
Another great thing is, of course, its mulching feature, which not only allows you to naturally fertilize your soil but also to work more freely, without having to mount the grass bag and carry extra weight.
The Greenworks 40V excels at cutting lawn of varying length and thickness – and its lightweight construction and powerful motor are the reasons behind it.
Greenworks’ 40-volt cordless lawn mower is indeed a fantastic mower, ideal for lawns and gardens of up to 250 square metres. If you have a bigger one and you wish to avoid buying something bigger and pricier than just make sure to order it with two batteries instead of one.
Next in our list comes the Webb ER33 Electric Lawn Mower, a relatively new addition to lawn-care market but already famed for its excellent design and functionality. Boasting an array of handy features and greatly upgraded compared to most of its competitors, it guarantees efficient and almost effortless lawn mowing.
Let us take a closer look at its most significant characteristics and features.
At a Glance
- Brand: Webb
- Model Number: Weer33
- Weight: 8.8 Kg
- Dimensions: 121 X 37 X 108 Cm
- Colour: Green/ Black
- Power Source: AC
- Voltage: 240 Volts
- Wattage: 1300 Watts
- Measurement System: Metric
- Cutting Width: 33 cm (13″)
- Single Lever Height of Cut (25 – 65 mm)
- Collection Bag Capacity: 35 Litres
- Power Cable Length: 10 Metres
- Other Features:
- Metal blade
- Rear Discharge
- Drive Type-Push
- Handle Type-Folding
- 5 different cutting heights
- Single lever height of cut adjustment (25-65mm)
- 2-year warranty
Build & Design
We could begin with a few words about the construction and design of the Webb WEER33 lawnmower. Putting it together is easier than ever thanks to the innovative tool-less push-fit handle; the only thing you have to do is click it into place.
Its deck is made of prime quality plastic; indeed, the lawnmower features a pretty sturdy casing, and it’s very easy to move around. This is mostly because of the nicely designed ball bearings featured in the wheels and the ergonomically designed handle. The handle also folds in for easier storage.
Featuring a 1300-Watt electric motor ensuring economic operation and much fewer malfunctions and need for repairs, the Webb WEER33 offers a 33-cm (13”) cutting width, making it simply perfect for small gardens and urban lawns. In addition to that, the manufacturer has mounted a single lever height adjustment mechanism, allowing you to effortlessly switch the cutting height in one move, from 25 mm to 65 mm. This handy feature is perfect for proper lawn mowing in different seasons of the year.
Its 35-litre collection bag may not sound so impressive, but if you do use it for small gardens you will instantly find out that it is more than enough. The power cable spans for 10 metres – so, again, when used for the lawns designed for in the first place, you will probably not need to use a cable extension.
As you probably already guessed, one of the leading benefits of this lawnmower is user experience. Transporting and carrying is also very easy thanks to its ergonomic carry handle.
Effortless manoeuvring, ergonomic handle, and an engine that will not tear your eardrums apart, the Webb WEER33 lawnmower will be a delight to operate.
Last, note the 2-year warranty offered by the manufacturer.
Webb’s excellent design and dedication to detail brought forth an electric mower that is a delight to use – provided you use it just for a small garden.
Our last pick is actually a lawn-care set, with two machines, the GX7000 lawnmower and the GT4000 lawn trimmer – both boasting excellent construction and prime performance.
At a Glance
- Brand: Blaupunkt
- Model Number: KIT-GX7000-GT4000
- Weight: 209 g
- Dimensions: 17 x 16 x 10 cm
- Wattage: 1800 watts
- 3400 rpm AC Electric Motor
- Special Features:
- Metal Blade
- 42-cm Cutting Diameter Blades
- 50-Litre Grass Collector Bag
- 6 Cutting Height Adjustments
- Oversized Rear Wheels (for Uneven Ground)
- Comfort Grip & Bar Power Control
- Packed with a GT4000, featuring
- AC 550W 11000rpm Motor
- 270 mm Cutting
- Roller Wheel
- Trimming & Edging Modes for Navigating Around Edges, Walls & Borders
- Adjustable Head & Extendable Telescopic Shaft with Quick Release and Lever
- Auto Feed and Line Cutter System
- 3 Year Blaupunkt Blue Dot Warranty
Build & Design
Featuring a sturdy built, the Blaupunkt GX7000 most important design trait is its surprisingly quiet motor. Combined with its responsive controls, large back wheels – ideal for operation on rough ground – and excellent portability, the GX7000 can easily pose as the best pick in our 7-best lawnmowers list.
Mastering an 1800-watt motor, the GX7000 operates at 3400 rpm ensuring a uniform lawn cut, while the grass combs allow for an excellent finish. Besides, you get 6 different height settings, easily changed with the corresponding one-move lever. The wide range of cutting heights affords your maximized control over the type of finish you prefer on your lawn.
Equipped with a big 42 cm cutting diameter blade, carefully positioned for the best possible cutting, even near walls and lawn edges, removing straggling ends, and a massive 50-litre collection unit, you will tackle you cutting needs with minimum emptying sessions. It is also equipped with a fully-loaded indicator to let you know when you have to empty it.
Well, the best way to describe its operation is effortless and quiet. Indeed, especially if you used another lawn mower before, you will instantly feel the difference in overall tiredness after finishing your lawn. User-friendly and ergonomic, it remains comfortable even after hours of usage. The folding handles make storing very easy, regardless of where you plan to store it – in a jammed garage or a spacious country-side storage room, or even under the shed near your car.
Last but barely least, the Blaupunkt GX7000 comes with the firm’s standard and highly praised 3-year warranty. Besides, the extended period of coverage is a reassuring proof of the lawnmower’s excellent construction and durable materials.
The Lawn Trimmer
Let us take a closer look to the GT4000, Blaupunkt’s accompanying lawn trimmer and edger. Elegant, lightweight design, with ergonomic grips and highly responsive controls, its perfect for lawns of all sizes and can perform for you an array of chores in your garden or yard. You can also easily mow around paths and fences. Besides, its 27 cm cutting diameter will enable you to quickly finish off rather large areas. Do not forget also that by simply rotating the head, you have got in your hands the perfect edging machine.
Equipped with a high power AC 550-watt motor, it operates at a 1,1000 rpm – more than enough to get rid of your pestering weeds, or for rough-cutting your overgrown lawn before finishing it off with your GX7000. On top of that, its innovative auto-feed line system allows for line release during operation and cutting all weeds at optimal length till you are done.
Last, inside the package you will find a guide wheel and a flower guard, affording greater cutting precision to inexperienced users.
If you belong to the kind of people that wish to be properly and fully equipped before they dabble with anything, then Blaupunkt has got you covered with this set of lawn-care machinery. It is simply perfect not just for small gardens, but also for grossly unattended countryside lawns and fields. Designed to be the prized tools of your inner gardener, they will both prove highly comfortable in use, excelling every time, no matter the lawn task you plan to undertake.