I know that many people prefer to hose their mowers down with a garden hose. I admit I have done it. Still doing that is risky. If water gets into the wiring air filter or engine you could really do some damage. Hand washing with damp rag is a drag but also your safest bet.
About 86% of the buyers who reviewed the Honda HRX217VKA on Home Depots website gave it four or five stars. Handyman left the most helpful review after using his mower for one year. He noted that its the best mower he is ever owned because of the adjustable speeds for the self-propel controller. He goes top speed and has to walk briskly to keep up. Other buyers remark that the mower cuts well after just one pass and doesnt leave stragglers clumps or lines. One buyer was impressed with how it could even handle unkempt grass over six inches high.
Your Best Digs rated the Greenworks 22502 as the best electric lawn mower. The reviewer found this push mower easy to maneuver thanks to its lightweight design. He also liked that it was much quieter than the gas mowers he tested. However he noted that dumping the clipping was awkward since there was a crossbar in the way and he would have preferred it if the mower came with an extension cord. Greenworks offers the option of buying the mower with an extension cord for $30 extra.