Hyundai HYM3800E Review

Hyundai HYM3800E

9.5

Performance/Cut Quality

9.2/10

Features

9.6/10

Durability

9.2/10

Value

9.8/10

Warranty/Support

9.6/10

Pros

  • The HYM3800E is provided with a removable mulching plug.
  • Lightweight mower with vertical storage option.
  • Collapsible grass box.
  • Built-in roller (striper) for a striped lawn appearance.
  • Central deck height control lever.

Cons

  • The roller is a little narrower than the blade.
  • 10 metre mains cable - an extra few metres of cable would have been nice.
  • Manual little vague.

Hyundai HYM3800E 1600W 38cm Lawnmower Review

Summary

Hyundai HYM3800E SpecificationThe Hyundai HYM3800E is an electric corded lawn mower weighing just 12.5kg and is powered by a 1600w motor. It has a wide 38cm cutting blade, a 40 litre grass collection bag and is designed for lawns up to 250m². There are 5 cutting heights that range from 20mm to 70mm, and this feature rich mower is supplied with a rear roller, mulching plug and mulching blade.

This was my first test of a Hyundai electric corded lawn mower, and I was keen to see if it lived up to the high quality and performance of its petrol cousins. At the moment I am so impressed with Hyundai as they are such good value for money. With Hyundai garden products you get so much for your money without the compromise on quality that you can find with other brands.

Hyundai HYM3800E is a compact but powerful electric striping lawn mower for a small to medium-sized lawn.

The HYM3800E’s various features help the mower to cut grass with ease and precision. And the final result from this unassuming and inexpensive mulching mower will turn your neighbours green with envy.

Main Features

  • For Lawns of up to 250m²
  • Blade Length: 38 cm (15-inch)
  • Weight: 12.5Kg
  • Number of Cutting Heights: 5 (20mm — 70mm)
  • Grass Box Capacity: 40L
  • Motor: 1600W
  • Handle: Double Folding with Ambidextrous Throttle

Power System

Hyundai HYM3800E PowerThe Hyundai HYM3800E uses a 1600-watt electric motor from Hyundai — a lot of power for a mower that has a small blade in comparison. This is a robust brushless motor that is both more efficient, and has a longer lifespan than a typical brush motor.

The HYM3800E spins at a fast 3700 rpm under no load — faster than a standard petrol mower, so the resulting cut is that much cleaner. Though the sound production at the motor, 96 decibels, is around what you would have with a petrol mower.

  • Motor Brand: Hyundai
  • Motor Type: Electric
  • Power: 1600 Watts
  • No Load: 3700 rpm
  • Noise at Deck: 96 Decibels

I found that the 1600w motor was powerful enough to deal with tough overgrown grass effectively and never seemed to struggle. Now a 1600w motor and a 38cm deck size may be a little overkill for your lawn size. Not to worry, Hyundai have two smaller options for you to choose from shown below.

  1. Hyundai HYM3200E Corded Electric 1000W – 32cm Deck
  2. Hyundai HYM3300E Corded Electric 1200W – 33cm Deck
  3. Hyundai HYM3800E Corded Electric 1600W – 38cm Deck

I have created a handy comparison table later in this review to clearly show the difference between these three corded mowers.

In terms of the noise levels on this mower, it seemed to my ears to be no louder or quieter than any other electric mower I have tested. The only mowers I can say was definitely quieter was the Bosch AdvancedRotak range.


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Hyundai HYM3800E Electric Lawnmower with Roller & Mulching Included,...
  • 🔵 Powerful 1600W Hyundai motor - Built to be reliable and durable.
  • 🔵 380mm cutting width - Ideal for small to medium lawns.
  • 🔵 Easy to remove 40L grass collector bag with grass level indicator - Minimising the emptying time, maximising the cutting time.
  • 🔵 12.5kg rust free chassis fitted with tough treaded wheels - Ultra lightweight and durable.
  • 🔵 Foldable soft-grip handles - Comfortable to use, easy to store.
  • 🔵 5 cutting heights (20mm - 70mm) altered with a single lever - Quick user friendly adjustment.

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Hyundai HYM3800E Video Review

My full video review below of this Hyundai HYM3800E, will demonstrate all the features and performance of this electric mower.


Blades

Hyundai HYM3800E BladesThe 38-centimetre hard-steel blade lifts the grass under the deck while cutting. The flat design of the blade also helps to reduce instability and noise while cutting. Replacement blades are easy to find and comparable in price to the blades of other manufactures.

As mentioned, this mower has a mulching ability and therefore the blade is designed to allow this function. The blade acts like a food blender blade, ensuring the grass is cut multiple times into tiny pieces and then disperse deep into the lawn.

The blade is of good quality and provides a clean and precise cut. All mower blades will become blunt over time, so it is important to sharpen them periodically or alternatively replace them.

Height Adjustment

There is a 5-point central height control lever, which sets an even deck height across all four wheels. This lever is set up high, between the front and rear left wheels. The lever is also large and easy to grab, so you can reach it while standing behind the handlebar.

Hyundai HYM3800E Height AdjustmentThe cutting heights start from 20mm, elevating to 70mm, for those that want to avoid scalping their large uneven lawns.

As you can see from my video above the height adjustment was very easy to use. This is naturally helped by the mower being lightweight and the larger than normal handle Hyundai provide for this purpose.

I’m often disappointed by the range of cutting heights offered by some other mowers I have tested. You should not cut your lawn too short, but some like a bowling green finish. As some mowers only go down to 35mm so this would be difficult to achieve. It’s great to see that this Hyundai HYM3800E goes all the way down to 20mm.

It is also possible to adjust the angle of the bars to 3 different positions. This is again a feature normally found on higher end and higher priced mowers. This is a really useful feature that allows you to get the position of the bars just right for your posture, therefore prolonged use is not going to cause backache. If you take a look at my video above you can see this in action.

Cutting Diameter

The 38-centimetre blade width works out to a cutting area of 0.45m2 per rotation. And this area, combined with the high-speed motor, means that you perform cleaner cuts in less time than many other small electric mowers.

And this cutting diameter extends beyond the width of the blade thanks to the grass combs behind the front wheels. The grass comb redirects and draws in the grass from the edge of the deck, in, towards the blade.

Roller (Stripes)

The Hyundai HYM3800E has a small and smooth plastic roller set between the rear wheels of the mower. This roller begins to work well once the grass box begins to fill due to the extra weight.

And the width of the roller is a few centimetres shorter than the blade width, so you may need to overlap cut areas by half if you want a neat striping effect.

It’s quite rare to see an electric mower with both a roller and mulching plug included out of the box, nice one Hyundai.

You will see from my video that the roller did not stripe the grass on this occasion. This was due to the poor condition of the uneven lawn and the light weight of this mower.

Hyundai HYM3800E Mulching Plug

Mulching

You can remove the grass box and take the option of mulching instead. Hyundai includes a mulching plug with the HYM3800E if you prefer to recycle the clippings back into your lawn. The mulching plug clips easily into the rear chute of the mower, just remember to remove it if you decide to use the grass collection box.

For smaller lawns, consider the smaller Hyundai HYM3300E that also stripes, mulches, and weighs a little over 9kg. The HYM3300E has a 33-centimetre blade and a smaller grass box than the HYM3800E.

If you would like to learn more about mulching the lawn cuttings, see my article The Benefits of Mulching Lawn Mower.

You can also see me try out the mulching option in my video review shown above.

Grass Box Capacity

If you prefer a flawless lawn without millions of clippings spoiling your stripes, the HYM3800E comes with a 40-litre grass box.

Hyundai HYM3800E Grass Collection BoxThe grass box is a hybrid of plastic and fabric. The bottom half being fabric and easy to compress for storage. The top half of the box is solid plastic, with a built-in handle and mechanical grass fill’ indicator.

You notice the benefits of a solid top on your grass collection when the grass is dry and dusty. Dust and debris tend to get thrown up into the operator’s face with all cloth collection bags, so having a solid top prevents this but still allows it to be folded flat.

The mesh material is of good quality but care will be needed around thorny bushes as this will damage the material and in extreme case will allow the grass cuttings to escape whilst mowing.

As you will see from my video above, the grass collection box fits on and removes very easily and once it is attached it will not bounce off when you hit the first bump in your lawn. The blue plastic flap fits snugly over the grass collection box, making a tight and secure fit.

And if you are not interested in extras, the HYM3200E is a simple, lightweight mower, with the same level of reliability as the larger models. The HYM3200E has a 32-centimetre blade and a solid 25-litre grass box.

 


Save £15.00
Hyundai HYM3800E Electric Lawnmower with Roller & Mulching Included,...
  • 🔵 Powerful 1600W Hyundai motor - Built to be reliable and durable.
  • 🔵 380mm cutting width - Ideal for small to medium lawns.
  • 🔵 Easy to remove 40L grass collector bag with grass level indicator - Minimising the emptying time, maximising the cutting time.
  • 🔵 12.5kg rust free chassis fitted with tough treaded wheels - Ultra lightweight and durable.
  • 🔵 Foldable soft-grip handles - Comfortable to use, easy to store.
  • 🔵 5 cutting heights (20mm - 70mm) altered with a single lever - Quick user friendly adjustment.

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Practicalities

Hyundai HYM3800E Folding HandlesA mower needs to be practical as well as doing a great job at cutting your lawn. I have tested many Hyundai petrol mowers and they have never disappointed when it comes to being practical. Does this electric mower offering from Hyundai follow its petrol brothers? Well, yes it does. Not only is this mower packed with features such as the rear roller and mulching ability, there are also little touches like the cable clip that protects the cable from “pulling” damage. Below are some other notable practicalities with this Hyundai HYM3800E.

Folding Handles

A really great practical feature with this Hyundai HYM3800E is the foldable foam grip handles. Now, you may be saying, most mower handles fold down, yes that is true, but it is not as easy as with this Hyundai. Remember the handles fold both at the central point and at the lower deck point. It so frustrating having to unscrew nuts and bolts to fold down the lower section with other mowers, this is not the case with this HYM3800E. Simply release off the large handle on each side, and fold for compact storage.

The operator presence control lever is located on both the left and right side of the bars, making it suitable for both left and right handed operators, and also for manoeuvring around corners.

Upright Storage

Hyundai HYM3800E Upright StorageThis mower can be stored in an upright position thanks to two arms that protrude from the rear of the mower. This saves floor space when stored in a garden shed or garage, as seen in the photo, nice one Hyundai.

It took me a while to work out, but you can pin the handles behind the height adjustment lever to hold the handles in place when stored vertically. If you are not too sure how to do this, take a look at my video above. (it is easy but you need to know how)

Warranty

I have always found Hyundai garden products to be of good build quality and combined with the competitive pricing, make them great value.

It’s still good to know that should things go wrong you have a good and long warranty. This Hyundai HYM3800E is covered by Hyundai 3 year warranty.

Power Cord

Hyundai provide 10 metres of power-cable to give you a head start, but you may find, depending on the size of your lawn, that you need an extension cable to plug into your house’s wall socket. There is a cable clip on the handlebar to prevent the cable from pulling on the mower’s power box.

Maintenance

This is an electric mower with a brushless motor, so no oil changes or brush replacements will be needed. You will need to sharpen the blade on a regular basis or if you notice that the grass blades are not cut cleanly. And the blade will need changing if it gets chipped or bent, to prevent it from damaging the motor.

Deck

The deck is solid plastic, so there is no chance of it rusting. Plastic is much lighter than metal, but the plastic deck will scuff on a concrete wall. There are also “fins” on each side of the deck to help guide the grass into the path of the blade so you have less trimming to do around the boundary of your lawn. This is by no means perfect and some trimming against walls and fences will always be required.

I was so impressed with the quality of the double skin deck. It felt strong and sturdy, was rigid and seemed to be of good quality. I will keep you updated over time in the comments below as to how well this mower performs in the long run, and if it is indeed built to last.

Safety Features

The operator must depress the safety button on the handlebar before they can pull on the throttle. On releasing the throttle, the blade stops quickly, the operator must again press the safety button, before continuing to use the machine.

Being a push mower, the throttle controls the power to the blade motor and nothing else.

Hyundai Corded Mowers Model Comparison

HYM3200E
Hyundai HYM3200E Electric Lawnmower, 32cm Cut Width, 1000 W Corded,...
HYM3300E
Hyundai Electric, Rear Roller, Mulching, Rotary Lawnmower, 1200W 33cm...
HYM3800E
Hyundai HYM3800E Electric Lawnmower with Roller & Mulching Included,...
Lawn Mower
Hyundai HYM3200E Electric Lawnmower, 32cm Cut Width, 1000 W Corded,...
Hyundai Electric, Rear Roller, Mulching, Rotary Lawnmower, 1200W 33cm...
Hyundai HYM3800E Electric Lawnmower with Roller & Mulching Included,...
Power
1000W
1200W
1600W
Cutting Width
32cm
33cm
38cm
Cutting Heights
25mm to 65mm (3 Steps)
20mm to 60mm (3 Steps)
20mm to 70mm (5 Steps)
Grass Box Capacity
25 Litres
30 Litres
40 Litres
Net Weight
8.8kg
9kg
12.5kg
Power Cable Length
10 Metres
10 Metres
10 Metres
Rear Roller
Mulching Plug
Vertical Storage Solution
Quick Change Cutting Heights
Full Grass Box Indicator
Customer Rating
-
-
-
Price
£97.46
£89.99
£109.99
Prime Benefits
-
-
-
HYM3200E
Hyundai HYM3200E Electric Lawnmower, 32cm Cut Width, 1000 W Corded,...
Lawn Mower
Hyundai HYM3200E Electric Lawnmower, 32cm Cut Width, 1000 W Corded,...
Power
1000W
Cutting Width
32cm
Cutting Heights
25mm to 65mm (3 Steps)
Grass Box Capacity
25 Litres
Net Weight
8.8kg
Power Cable Length
10 Metres
Rear Roller
Mulching Plug
Vertical Storage Solution
Quick Change Cutting Heights
Full Grass Box Indicator
Customer Rating
-
Price
£97.46
Prime Benefits
-
More information
HYM3300E
Hyundai Electric, Rear Roller, Mulching, Rotary Lawnmower, 1200W 33cm...
Lawn Mower
Hyundai Electric, Rear Roller, Mulching, Rotary Lawnmower, 1200W 33cm...
Power
1200W
Cutting Width
33cm
Cutting Heights
20mm to 60mm (3 Steps)
Grass Box Capacity
30 Litres
Net Weight
9kg
Power Cable Length
10 Metres
Rear Roller
Mulching Plug
Vertical Storage Solution
Quick Change Cutting Heights
Full Grass Box Indicator
Customer Rating
-
Price
£89.99
Prime Benefits
-
More information
HYM3800E
Hyundai HYM3800E Electric Lawnmower with Roller & Mulching Included,...
Lawn Mower
Hyundai HYM3800E Electric Lawnmower with Roller & Mulching Included,...
Power
1600W
Cutting Width
38cm
Cutting Heights
20mm to 70mm (5 Steps)
Grass Box Capacity
40 Litres
Net Weight
12.5kg
Power Cable Length
10 Metres
Rear Roller
Mulching Plug
Vertical Storage Solution
Quick Change Cutting Heights
Full Grass Box Indicator
Customer Rating
-
Price
£109.99
Prime Benefits
-
More information

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Hyundai HYM3800E User Manual

Hyundai HYM3800E User Manual Click Here

Hyundai HYM3800E In the BoxWhat’s Included in the Box?

  • HYM3800E Electric Lawnmower
  • 40-Litre Grass Box
  • Mulching Plug
  • Cable Clips
  • Cable Support Hook
  • User Manual

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • The HYM3800E is provided with a removable mulching plug.
  • Lightweight mower that is easy to lift onto a shelf for storage.
  • Collapsible grass box.
  • Central deck height control lever.
  • Built-in roller (striper) for a striped lawn appearance.
  • Double double folding handlebar.
  • Vertical storage option.

Cons:

  • The rear roller is a little narrower than the blade/deck.
  • 10 metre mains cable – an extra few metres of cable would have been nice.

Should You Buy this Model?

Hyundai HYM3800E Should You Purchase?The first thing that struck me about this Hyundai HYM3800E was just how lightweight and easy to manoeuvre it was. This mower weighs just 12.5kg and combined with the larger rear wheels and duel control levers, made getting the job done a breeze.

Electric mowers are great for those that do not want to spend time checking oil levels and changing spark plugs. Often, to get a mower with a roller, you will need to get a petrol mower. But, both the Hyundai HYM3800E and the Hyundai HYM3300E have the instruments to leave a professional finish.

I hope you could see from my video how well this mower dealt with the longer grass, it never seemed to be under-powered and struggling with the job at hand. You will need to ensure the grass collection box does not get too full as I found it starting to leave grass cuttings on the lawn due to reduced circulation.

The quality of the plastic and components is better than what you would expect from an electric mower at this price point. Hyundai have even included foam on the handle bars for comfort and to reduces vibrations, something not all manufactures have on their models.

Though Hyundai is less expensive than many other brands, it is still rare to hear people complain about short lifespans. This is backed up by a very respectable 3 year warranty. The HYM3800 is simple to start and low on maintenance. The Hyundai HYM3800E is a great machine for those that want to get the lawn cut with minimal effort and move on.

If you would prefer to have no cable on this electric mower, Hyundai do have a cordless version. The link below is to my full review of the Hyundai Cordless 38cm Review. Remember, a battery mower is going to weigh more than its corded counterpart, however you have freedom not to be tethered to the socket and having to keep stopping to move the cable out of the mower’s path.

Hyundai Cordless 38cm Review 2020 – Battery Powered Lawn Mower HYM60LI380

Conclusion

Hyundai HYM3800E Conclusion

12.5 kilograms is a low weight for a mower that can do all the things the HYM3800 can achieve. Mulching, striping, and collecting are the three main functions a gardener looks for in a mower, and this little Hyundai can do it all.

The mulching option worked very well for me and the grass cuttings were cut finely and dispersed effectively into the lawn.

A rear roller on a mower of this weight (12.5 kg) is not going to be as effective at striping the lawn as a heavier petrol mower or dedicated lawn roller. It does work, but will not last for days on end.

The Hyundai HYM3800 is a good design, put together with competence and care. A good choice of cutting heights and a large easy to reach height-handle to choose them by. A fine choice for the small to medium sized-lawn owner that wants a simple life.

You simply cannot go wrong with this mower and it is such good value for money. Not only does it have all the features listed above, gets the job done with no fuss, it also has complete folding handles and vertical storage.

Where should I purchase this model?


Save £15.00
Hyundai HYM3800E Electric Lawnmower with Roller & Mulching Included,...
  • 🔵 Powerful 1600W Hyundai motor - Built to be reliable and durable.
  • 🔵 380mm cutting width - Ideal for small to medium lawns.
  • 🔵 Easy to remove 40L grass collector bag with grass level indicator - Minimising the emptying time, maximising the cutting time.
  • 🔵 12.5kg rust free chassis fitted with tough treaded wheels - Ultra lightweight and durable.
  • 🔵 Foldable soft-grip handles - Comfortable to use, easy to store.
  • 🔵 5 cutting heights (20mm - 70mm) altered with a single lever - Quick user friendly adjustment.

Last update on 2020-09-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Check Price Now

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FAQ’s

What is the cutting width of the Hyundai HYM3800E?

38cm.

Does the Hyundai HYM3800E come with a rear roller?

Yes.

Can the rear roller be removed?

No, there is no designed way to release the roller. Removal will invalidate the warranty.

How do I secure the handles when storing vertically?

You need to hook the handles behind the lever that is used to adjust the height of the mower. Please see my video - https://youtu.be/6-SvamAaW8k

How does the mulching option work on this Hyundai HYM3800E?

Please read my article - The Benefits of Mulching Lawn Mowers - https://easylawnmowing.co.uk/the-benefits-of-mulching-grass/

Will this Hyundai HYM3800E fit in the boot of a standard size saloon car?

Yes.

Is the Hyundai HYM3800E easy to assemble?

Yes, very easy and no tools are required, however the instruction manual is not as detailed as it could be. Please see my video for more details on assembly.

 

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