Consumer Reports recommends the Toro Recycler 20333 because of its very good ratings in ease of use handling side discharging and bagging and excellent mulching. The reviewer specifically liked the washout port for cleaning buildup under the sizable deck. The Wirecutter used to list the 20333 as the runner-up pick but supplanted it with the 20340 because of the newer models upright storage. However the reviewer still recommends the 20333 if the blade brake clutch is more important to you than compact storage.
Several buyers suggest coming up with a mowing pattern that moves away from the outlet and thus makes it harder for you to trip over the cord. One buyer found that the motor would get dirty during use and recommended opening it up and cleaning it with compressed air. When you first lay eyes on the Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Mower you may be struck by how small it is. At 29 pounds it weighs almost half as much as the next lightest mower on our list. This makes it easy to maneuver but it does raise questions of durability.
The Greenworks 20-inch 12 Amp Corded Lawn Mower has a lot of features that can make your mowing experience enjoyable. Since it is corded you dont need to stop to recharge a battery or gas up. It is a three-in-one that has mulching side discharge and rear bagging capabilities. There are seven cutting height positions ranging from 1.5 to 3.75 inches and you can adjust the height with a single lever. Plus the 10-inch rear wheels 7-inch front wheels and 56-pound size make it easy to push around the yard.