The Toro 20333 received a four-star review from The Home Depot customers, who praised its easy-start rear-wheel drive and "personal pace" features. The mower has a lever that quickly switches between mulching and bagging modes. A garden hose fitting makes washing under the deck easy. Available on Amazon; $499.
Consumer Search named this model the "Best Gas Push Mower," citing its "excellent features for the price." It also received high marks from Mowers Direct and Amazon consumer reviews. The Husqvarna 7021P is able to rear-bag, side-discharge, or mulch. Its large 12-inch rear wheels offer easy maneuverability, and the mower has a quiet, fuel-efficient, low-emissions engine. Available on Amazon; $290.
Fiskars StaySharp Max 6201
Amazon customers gave this manual reel push mower a four-star review, citing its four-inch cutting height and blades that seldom need sharpening. Formerly known as the Fiskars Momentum 6201, the StaySharp also earned "Best Manual Reel Mower" from Consumer Search. A patented drive system makes the mower easy to push, and a unique discharge chute throws clippings to the front. Available on Amazon; $191.
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Black & Decker MM875
This 19-inch corded electric model received a four-star rating from Sears customers, who called it "easy to handle" and "quiet." It was also ranked as the "Best Corded Electric Lawn Mower" by Consumer Search. The Black & Decker MM875 can either mulch or bag clippings, and it includes an optional side-discharge chute, a folding handle, and a polymer deck with lifetime warranty. Available on Amazon; $322.
Black & Decker 36-Volt Electric
Walmart shoppers awarded this mower four-and-a-half stars, saying its variable speed and self-propelled system makes operation "hassle-free." The mower also garnered high marks on Amazon and ranked "Best Cordless Electric Lawn Mower" at Consumer Search. With a durable polymer deck, lift-out battery, and folding handle for easy storage, the Black & Decker 36-Volt Electric offers mulching, bagging, or rear-discharge options. Available on Amazon; $289.
American Lawn Mower Earthwise
Ace Hardware shoppers found this cordless electric mower easy to use and environmentally friendly, giving it four stars. The lightweight Earthwise mower features adjustable cut lengths, ergonomic hand grips, and easy maneuverability—not to mention rear-bag, side-discharge, and mulch options. The 24-volt battery provides 45 minutes of continuous use. Available on Amazon; $315.
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