Mower Showdown: Corded vs. Rechargeable Mowers
Standard Deck Range
Ideal Yard Size
|Small||Small to medium|
|Fixed or casters||Fixed or casters|
|Continuous||40-90 minutes per charge|
Advantages of Corded Lawn Mowers
- Continuous power - Plug in the cord and you can mow freely without worrying about your power source running out on you.
- Perfect for small homes - If you have a small yard and home, these machines deliver power in a small machine that won't fill up your garage.
- Reduced carbon footprint - No gas or oil means you'll be polluting less and helping your yard get even greener.
Limitations of Corded Lawn Mowers
- Limited range - You'll be restricted to how far you can mow based on the length of your extension cord and outlet placement.
- Eat up electrical power - Since these options are plugged into an outlet, they might spike your electric bill over time.
Advantages of Rechargeable Lawn Mowers
- Perfect for medium-sized yards - Since there is no cord holding you back, the mower can reach far areas of the lawn that a corded model might not be able to reach without the help of an extension cord.
- Reduced carbon footprint - Just like corded mowers, the lack of gas and oil means less carbon emissions.
- No range restrictions - Without a cord, you can take your mower anywhere and everywhere to trim your lawn.
Limitations of Rechargeable Lawn Mowers
- Limited running time - The charge held in a battery limits the amount of time you can spend mowing, and running out of charge means you have to wait to recharge.
- Not ideal for large yards - Due to the restricted running time, you might not be able to tackle a larger piece of property during a full charge cycle.