Top five lawn mowers for 2021
Our tests have uncovered big differences in quality across the full range of lawn mowers available on the market.
In the past we’ve found Don’t Buy lawn mowers costing over £600 and Best Buy lawn mowers for less than £150. We've also seen that sometimes, older models will outperform newly launched models, so new doesn't always mean improved.
All of the lawn mowers in the table below have been put through our rigorous field testing, so you can be sure they’re the best of the bunch for cutting grass while also being easy to use. Take a look at our top picks of lawn mowers in the table below.
Best budget lawn mower
Best corded electric lawn mower
Best high-end mower
Best budget petrol lawn mower
Best hand push lawn mower
Some of the worst lawn mowers
The only way to tell if a lawn mower is any good is to use it to cut lawns in a variety of different conditions, which is why we do exactly that in our Which? independent lab tests. We cut long and short grass when it's dry and when it's wet to find out how well the mowers will cope with cutting your lawn.
Not all lawn mowers are great. Here are two models that could leave you feeling underwhelmed, either because they don't cut well or because they're tricky to use.
Two lawn mowers to avoid
We review more lawn mowers than anyone else
Which? tests around 3,300 products every year, from washing-up liquid to cars.
When testing lawn mowers:
- We measure how well each one cuts grass – from short, ornamental lawns to long meadow grass.
- Time how long it takes to cut the grass.
- How well the mower collects the grass clippings.
- How neat it leaves the lawn edges and how smart the finished lawn is.
- We also rate each lawn mower on how easy is it to use.