Best Cordless Lawn Mowers 2019 UK

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With summer well underway, love it or hate it, your lawn will need to be cut more often. Replacing your mower with a cordless lawn mower may help to make the job a little easier as they are more convenient than corded mowers, especially for smaller lawns.

Cordless mowers have come on leaps and bounds due to better battery technology with Lithium-Ion batteries creating more power, quicker charge times and longer cut times.

Here at EasyLawnMowing I review the best cordless lawn mowers available on the market, ensuring you invest your hard earned cash on a mower that best suits your lawn.

These cordless lawn mower reviews are perfect. I’ll be explaining exactly what they are and why you need one in your life.

I have broken down our best cordless mowers into three sections depending on the size of your lawn/garden. As a guide, use the table below to estimate the size of your lawn and the appropriate deck size for the cordless mower you should choose.

*A tennis court is around 260 sqm.

Lawn Sizes to Lawn Mower Deck Guide

Size of lawnSquare metresDeck Size
Small lawnLess than 150 sqm30 to 32cm
Medium lawn150 to 350 sqm34 to 40cm
Large lawn350 sqm +      Over 40cm

Best Cordless Lawn Mowers 2019

Small Lawns (Less than 150 sqm)

The Best Cordless Lawn Mowers for Small Lawns are:

PositionImageCordless Mower ReviewDeck SizeBest ForScore 
1Bosch Rotak 32 LI Ergo-Flex Cordless Lawnmower ReviewBosch Rotak 32 LI Ergo-Flex32cm Cutting WidthQuality/Features9.5/10Check Price
2Hyundai Cordless 38cm ReviewHyundai Cordless 38cm38cm Cutting WidthAll Rounder9.5/10Check Price
3WORX WG779E.2 ReviewWORX WG779E.234cm Cutting WidthRun Time/Features9.4/10Check Price
4Greenworks 40V Cordless Lawn Mower 35cmGreenworks 40V Cordless 35cm
35cm Cutting WidthValue/Mulching9.3/10Check Price
5Flymo Mighti-Mo 300 LiFlymo Mighti-Mo 300 Li30cm Cutting WidthValue/Storage9.3/10Check Price

Medium Lawns (150 to 350 sqm)

The Best Cordless Lawn Mowers for Medium Lawns are:

PositionImageCordless Mower ReviewDeck SizeBest ForScore 
1Hyundai Cordless 38cm ReviewHyundai Cordless 38cm38cm Cutting WidthAll Rounder9.5/10Check Price
2WORX WG779E.2 ReviewWORX WG779E.234cm Cutting WidthRun Time/Features9.4/10Check Price
3Aerotek 40cm Series X2 ReviewAerotek 40cm Series X2 Review40cm Cutting WidthQuiet/Large Box9.4/10Check Price
4Bosch Rotak 370 LI MowerBosch Rotak 370 LI Ergo-Flex
37cm Cutting WidthFeatures/Quality9.4/10Check Price
5Greenworks 40V Cordless Lawn Mower 35cmGreenworks 40V Cordless 35cm
35cm Cutting WidthValue/Mulching9.3/10Check Price

Large Lawns (350 sqm +)

The Best Cordless Lawn Mowers for Large Lawns are:

PositionImageCordless Mower ReviewDeck SizeBest ForScore 
1Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 42cm Cutting WidthAll Rounder9.6/10Check Price
2Aerotek 40cm Series X2 ReviewAerotek 40cm Series X2 Review40cm Cutting WidthQuiet/Large Box9.4/10Check Price
3Bosch Rotak 370 LI MowerBosch Rotak 370 LI Ergo-Flex
37cm Cutting WidthFeatures/Quality9.4/10Check Price
4Bosch Rotak 43 LI ErgoflexBosch Rotak 43 LI Ergoflex
43cm Cutting WidthFeatures/Quality9.4/10Check Price
5Makita DLM431ZMakita DLM431Z43cm Cutting WidthFeatures/Quality9.4/10Check Price
6Greenworks 40V Cordless Lawn Mower 49cmGreenworks 40V Cordless 49cm
49cm Cutting WidthValue For Money9.3/10Check Price
7Gtech Cordless LawnmowerGtech Cordless Lawnmower
43cm Cutting WidthBuild Quality9.2/10Check Price


Best Cordless Lawn Mower are:

Bosch Rotak 32 LI Ergo-Flex Cordless Lawnmower Review

Rating: 9.5/10

This mower’s ideal for those that:

  • Their garden is about 300 m² in size
  • Like the convenience of having no power cord or have limited or no access to a power source in the garden
  • Their garden is split up into different areas, with smaller strips of lawn
  • They don’t mind cutting the lawn regularly and not allow the lawn to grow too high
  • Likes a stripey lawn
  • Storage is limited

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Gtech Lawnmower

Gtech Cordless Lawnmower Review

Rating: 9.2/10

This mower’s ideal for those that:

  • Their garden is about 350-400 m² in size
  • Does NOT require a stripey lawn
  • Like the convenience of having no power cord or have limited or no access to a power source in the garden
  • They don’t mind cutting the lawn regularly and not allow the lawn to grow too high
  • Storage is limited

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Hyundai Cordless Battery Powered Lawn Mower 38cm

Hyundai Cordless HYM60LI380 Folded

Rating: 9.5/10

This mower’s ideal for those that:

  • Their garden less than about 600 m² in size
  • Likes a nice stripey lawn
  • Likes a shorter battery charge time
  • Like the convenience of having no power cord or have limited or no access to a power source in the garden
  • They don’t mind cutting the lawn regularly and not allow the lawn to grow too high
  • Storage is limited

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WORX WG779E.2 Review

  • Rating: 9.4/10

This mower’s ideal for those that:WORX WG779E.2 Review

  • Their garden is about 350-400 m² in size
  • Likes a nice stripey lawn
  • Option to mulch the cuttings
  • Like the convenience of having no power cord or have limited or no access to a power source in the garden
  • Their garden is split up into different areas, with smaller strips of lawn
  • They don’t mind cutting the lawn regularly and not allow the lawn to grow too high
  • Storage is limited
  • Do not want to spend £250 plus on a mower

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Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0The Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 Review

Rating: 9.6/10

This mower’s ideal for those that:

  • Their garden is about 350-400 m² in size
  • Does NOT require a stripey lawn
  • Likes a large grass box for less emptying
  • Likes the convenience of having no power cord or have limited or no access to a power source in the garden
  • Likes a quick charge option (60 min)
  • Storage is limited

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Bosch Rotak 370 LI Ergo-Flex Cordless Lawnmower Review

Bosch Rotak 370 LI Mower

Rating: 9.4/10

This mower’s ideal for those that:

  • Their garden is about 400 m² in size
  • Like the convenience of having no power cord or have limited or no access to a power source in the garden
  • Their garden is split up into different areas, with smaller strips of lawn
  • They don’t mind cutting the lawn regularly and not allow the lawn to grow too high
  • Storage is limited
  • Likes a stripey lawn

Click here to read my review.


Aerotek Cordless Lawn Mower

Aerotek Cordless Lawnmower 40cm Series X2 Review

Rating: 9.4/10

This mower’s ideal for those that:

  • Their garden is about 400 m² in size or less.
  • Like the convenience of having no power cord or have limited or no access to a power source in the garden.
  • Like the option to mulch the lawn.
  • Their garden does not have very narrow strips of lawn.
  • They don’t mind cutting the lawn regularly and not allow the lawn to grow too high.
  • Does not require a stripey lawn

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Flymo Mighti-Mo Li 300 Review

Flymo Mighti-Mo 300 Li Cordless Battery Lawn mower, 40 V

  • Rating: 9.3/10

This mower’s ideal for those that:

  • Their garden is about 250 m² in size
  • Like the convenience of having no power cord or have limited or no access to a power source in the garden
  • Their garden is split up into different areas, with smaller strips of lawn
  • They don’t mind cutting the lawn regularly and not allow the lawn to grow too high
  • Storage is limited
  • Do not want to spend £250 plus on a mower

Click here to read my review.


Bosch Rotak 430 LI Ergoflex Review

  • Rating: 9.4/10

This mower is ideal for those that:

  • Their garden is about 600 m² in size or less.
  • Like the convenience of having no power cord or have limited or no access to a power source in the garden.
  • Their garden does not have very narrow strips of lawn.
  • They don’t mind cutting the lawn regularly and not allow the lawn to grow too high.
  • Storage is limited.
  • Likes a stripey lawn

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Greenworks 40V Cordless Dual Blade Lawn Mower Review 49cm (19″) with 2x 2Ah batteries and charger

  • Greenworks 20-Inch 40V Twin Force Cordless Lawn Mower 25302Rating: 9.3/10

This mower is ideal for those that:

  • Their garden is less than 1000m² (½ acre or less) (10,800 square feet) in size
  • Like the convenience of having no power cord or have limited or no access to a power source in the garden but still get up to 70 minutes uninterrupted mowing time
  • Those who want to mulch and cut grass with the same mower
  • Need a wide cutting deck (50 cm (20 inch) ) to get the lawn cut with fewer passes
  • They don’t have narrow strips of grass less than 50 cm (20 inch)
  • Storage is not limited as this is a larger mower

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Greenworks 40v 35cm

Greenworks 40V Cordless Lawn Mower Review – 35cm (14″) with 2Ah battery and charger

Rating: 9.3/10

This mower is ideal for those that:

  • Their garden is less than 300 m² in size if you don’t want to be switching batteries.
  • Like the convenience of having no power cord or have limited or no access to a power source in the garden but still get up to 40 minutes uninterrupted mowing time
  • Those who want to mulch and cut grass with the same mower
  • Need a narrower cutting deck (35cm) to get around obstacles and narrow strips
  • Storage is limited as this mower is compact with folding handles

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Makita DLM431Z ReviewMakita DLM431Z Review – Twin 18v / 36v LXT Cordless 43cm

Rating: 9.5/10

This mower is ideal for those that:

  • Gardens with a lawn of up to 950sqm
  • People who do not want to spend hours mowing the lawn
  • Those that want precision when it comes to cutting height
  • Do not want the hassle of cords or petrol
  • Customers looking for a powerful yet quiet lawn mower

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Yard Force 32cm Cordless Rotary Lawnmower

Yard Force 32cm Review – LM G32 Cordless Rotary Lawnmower with 40V Lithium-Ion

Rating: 9.5/10

This mower is ideal for those that:

  • People wanting a reliable and dependable lawn mower for small to medium lawns
  • Those not needing a mulching feature
  • People that want the option to create stripes with a rear roller
  • Those that want a quality lawn mower at a reasonable price

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Yard Force 34cm Cordless MowerYard Force 34cm Review – LM G34 Cordless Rotary Lawnmower with 40V Lithium-Ion

Rating: 9.5/10

This mower is ideal for those that:

  • People wanting a reliable and dependable lawn mower for small to medium lawns
  • Those not needing a mulching feature
  • People that want the option to create stripes with a rear roller
  • Those that want a quality lawn mower at a reasonable price

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Yard Force 108V 46cm ReviewYard Force 108V Li Review – 46cm Cordless Lawnmower High Power Lithium-Ion Battery & Charger

Rating: 9.7/10

This mower is ideal for those that:

  • People wanting a cordless lawn mower that can cope with larger lawns
  • Those wanting power, speed, and efficiency
  • People who like to mulch
  • Gardeners wanting to use a roller to create a striped look

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Cordless Lawn Mowers Buyers Guide

Bosch 32lSummary

If you want the convenience of an electric mower without the hassle of cords, a cordless mower is a great option. Improvements in battery technology, from the nickel-cadmium battery to lithium-ion batteries makes them last much longer and has reduced the weight significantly.

The convenience is amazing and you can zip around your garden with complete freedom. The only negatives with a cordless option is that they are more expensive and the battery will need to be charged up before it can be used. A full charge should be enough to get you around most small to medium lawns.

Pros:

  • Complete freedom to move without cable concerns
  • Easy to use
  • Low maintenance
  • Low running cost

Cons:

  • More expensive than electric
  • The charge will only last for so long and recharging takes time
  • Not as powerful as most petrol and some electric corded lawn mowers
  • Not suitable for very large gardens

Introduction

The advantages and disadvantages of a cordless lawn mower

There are a lot of options and features to consider when selecting a lawnmower and often the decision can be quite daunting. This guide to the best cordless lawnmowers 2019 will give you some great information on some of the best options in this category.

There are many great advantages to having a cordless lawnmower. We will look at all the advantages as well as the potential disadvantages so that you can make the right choice for your needs and requirements.

We will take you through what you need to consider before purchasing a cordless lawn mower. A lawnmower is a fair investment and you want to get the one that will do what you need and be perfect for your requirements and lawn.

What is a cordless lawn mower?

Mighti Mo 300 Li Battery

That may sound like an obvious question but it is important to clarify and give you a bit of history. Lawnmowers are normally divided into 2 categories, petrol or electric. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Electric lawn mowers can then be divided between cored and cordless model.

Electric corded lawn mowers require a connection to a power source and a cable to worry about as you work. Petrol lawn mowers give you more freedom but are generally heavier and cost more to run. A cordless lawn mower gives you the best of both worlds as it is easy to move with no cable to worry about while reaming lightweight and easy to maintain.

In the past, they used an older battery technology, normally nickel-cadmium battery (NiCd). Much like we have seen with mobile phones, the technology has improved dramatically. Modern batteries a generally lithium-ion battery (Li-ion). These are much lighter and more powerful. The important thing to understand is that cordless lawn mowers are now highly capable for a small to medium lawn and a pleasure to use.

The advantages and disadvantages of a cordless lawn mower

When deciding between a petrol and an electric lawn mower, there are good arguments for both choices. If you have settled on an eclectic option, you still need to decide between a coded or cordless model. Here are the pros and cons for both choices.

Why a cordless lawn mower?

The obvious advantage is that a cordless lawn mower gives you complete freedom and no worry about cutting over cables or getting them the right place. You also do not have to worry about where the nearest power point is or the length of the cable. You have ease of movement. Provided you do not have a really large lawn, a cordless electric lawn mower will be perfect. They are fast and efficient.

Advantages:

Mighti Mo 300 Li HandleLet’s go through the advantages of a corded lawnmower

  • Easy to move

As discussed above, you have complete freedom. There is no need to worry about where the cable is or where to plug it in. You can just switch on and go. Cordless lawn mowers are highly mobile and take a lot of the fuss and stress out of operation.

They are designed to be light and easy to move. This makes them ideal if older or younger people want to mow the lawn. The really do not require a huge effort.

  • Eco-friendly

It is important to consider the environment and cordless lawn mowers are highly eco-friendly. Provided you dispose of the batteries correctly, they are probably the most environmentally friendly option you could go for. They use very little power to charge and do not burn fossil fuels directly.

  • Quiet

Another great advantage is that cordless electric lawn mowers are the quietest option you will find. Noise is a major issue and this is particularly important if you live in a built-up area. There is nothing worse than the neighbour with the loud noisy lawn mower. You can avoid that situation with a cordless electric lawn mower.

  • Low maintenance

Electric lawnmowers are, by nature, lower maintenance than petrol models. There is simply less to go wrong. They do not need to be serviced and so long as you keep them clean, they will look after you. Petrol lawnmowers need to be serviced just as one would with a car. This is time-consuming and costly.

 Disadvantages:

There is a downside to cordless lawn mowers. Let’s take a look at them so you have all the facts in order to make a good choice.

  • More expensive

Mostly because of the battery technology, cordless lawn mowers tend to be more expensive than a corded option. They are still generally a bit less than petrol lawn mowers.

You also have to factor in the fact that batteries will need to be replaced. The average lifespan, depending on the battery is 2 to 6 years. Batteries cost a fair amount of money so it is important to consider this future cost when investing in a cordless lawn mower.

  • Charge time

You have to remember that batteries only last so long. It will depend on the lawn mower you use as well as the condition and length of the grass. On average, your cordless lawn mower will last between 40 and 60 minutes. Some last a bit longer. Wet or long grass will use more battery power and reduce the time.

  • Less power

There is no doubt that a battery-powered lawn mower will have less power than a petrol engine. Unless you have very rugged grass, this should not be an issue. Provided you cut your grass regularly a cordless lawnmower will have no problem cutting your grass, If you let it get very long or it is wet, you might battle a bit.

Things to consider

wg779 mower battery compartmentBefore purchasing your cordless electric lawnmower, there are a few things to consider:

  • Size of lawn

Cordless lawnmowers are extremely convenient but because you are restricted by the battery life of the lawn mower they are not suitable for large lawns. You will probably run out of charge before the job is completed. Only consider a cordless lawn mower if you have a small or medium lawn.

Other things to think about when looking at the size of your lawn is the deck size or cutting width and the grass box size. A larger deck size and blade will cut faster but with a bit less accuracy. It will be faster and require fewer passes. A larger grass box will mean fewer trips to empty it out.

  • Type of grass and length of grass

Some varieties of grass will require more power. If you have a tough grass or you often leave it for a while between cuts, a cordless lawn mower might not have sufficient power to cut effectively.

  • Look required

If you want a finish such as stripes on your lawn you need to select an option with a rear roller.

What to look for:

Here are a few features to consider when making your selection.

  • Weight:

One of the advantages of cordless lawnmowers is that they tend to be lightweight and easy to move. They are rarely self-propelled but due to their lightweight design they are easy to push and fairly low effort.

  • Cutting height options:

You want to have a few options in terms of cutting heights so you can get the perfect cut according to the type of grass and the season.

  • Battery life:

This is very important as you want something that will last long enough to get around your lawn without having to stop to recharge. The manufacturer will give an estimate of the battery life. The larger your lawn, the more battery life you will need. Some models use a dual battery and one can be charged while you use the other. This is obviously great for slightly larger lawns.

  • Power:

Certain types of grass or an environment with lots of banks and inclines will need a bit more power. You will also need additional power if your grass is left to grow a bit or is wet.


Our Top 3 Cordless Lawn Mowers 2019

  • OUR TOP PICK
  • After many hours of research, it's clear that the Bosch Rotak 32 LI Ergo-Flex comes out on top with great build and cut quality and features found in higher end more expensive mowers.
  • ✅ Lightweight making it easy to carry and push.
  • ✅ Incorporated Grass combs to ensure cutting right to the edge of you lawn.
  • ✅ Rear roller for lovely stripey lawn.
  • ✅ Extended 3 year Bosch warranty for full peace of mind.
  • Score: 9.5/10
  • TOP FOR FEATURES
  • After detailed research, we concluded the WORX WG779E.2 is one of our top choices with great build and cut quality and excellent value for money.
  • ✅ Lightweight making it easy to carry and push.
  • ✅ Folding handles for better storage where space is limited.
  • ✅ Rear roller for lovely stripey lawn.
  • ✅ Has the ability to mulch the lawn.
  • Score: 9.4/10
  • TOP FOR VALUE
  • Research has shown that the Greenworks 35cm is one of our top choices with excellent value for money and some excellent features.
  • ✅ Lightweight making it easy to carry and push.
  • ✅ Folding handles for better storage where space is limited.
  • ✅ Faster charging times (30-40min)
  • ✅ Has the ability to mulch the lawn.
  • Score: 9.3/10

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