Best lawn mower brands: Bosch lawn mowers
Bosch is one of the biggest manufacturers of electric garden power tools in the UK, with a wide range of lawn mowers, scarifiers, hedge trimmers, grass trimmers, shredders, chainsaws and pressure washers.
The Which? verdict on Bosch lawn mowers
We’ve tested dozens of Bosch lawn mowers at our trial grounds, so we know how good they are at dealing with long grass and leaving you with a neat lawn.
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In the table below we reveal the brand’s overall pros and cons to help you decide if Bosch is the brand for you, and we deliver our expert verdict on whether we think it's a brand worth buying. If you’re not a member, you can take a trial of Which? for £1 for instant access to this information and all our reviews.
How much do Bosch lawn mowers cost?
The Bosch brand isn’t associated with low prices, and it’s no exception when it comes to lawn mowers. That said, in a market that’s dominated by Flymo, Bosch lawn mowers are competitively priced – like for like, you’ll find you can buy a top-of-the-range Flymo for roughly the same as a Bosch Rotak.
In 2011, Bosch relaunched the Rotak series with unique joystick-style handles. This ergonomic innovation means Bosch lawn mowers are the only ones on the market that allow you to push with your wrists in a horizontal position (using the bar handle in the usual way) or in a vertical position (gripping the joysticks).
This new range is called the Rotak Ergoflex. Ergoflex models are more expensive, though you can still buy the older style Rotaks in the shops.
Bosch cordless (battery) wheeled rotary lawn mowers are part of the Rotak Ergoflex series and are substantially more expensive - up to four times the cost of the comparable corded model, depending how long the battery lasts.
If you want a long-lasting battery, look for a model with 'Ultra' included in the name.
Prices for corded electric Bosch lawn mowers start at about £90 for the Rotak 32 – a model that’s a great size if you have a lawn that’s 60sqm or less. At the other end of the range, the Rotak 43 has a much larger cutting width for lawns of more than 200m², and will set you back in the region of £170. Ergoflex models start £120 and battery models at around £350.
It’s worth bearing in mind that Bosch lawn mowers are often discounted, both online and in stores. Try buying one in August to bag the best bargain.