Earthwise line of lawn mowers excels in cutting power and ease of use. These machines also use electricity instead of gas, which lets you maintain the lawn and not produce any obnoxious fumes.
With so many electric lawn mowers in the market, which ones are just right for your outdoor space? We answer that question by giving you five of the best Earthwise lawn mowers of 2021. Let us also show you what to consider when buying a mower.
What to Look For Electric Lawn Mowers?
Even with just five mowers, finding the right one can be tough if you are not sure what to look for in a lawn mower. All Earthwise lawn mowers have various features that make them suitable for certain yards. Others may have a feature that is useful for your needs. Here are the different criterions to consider.
The two different lawn mower categories from this list are corded and cordless. Cords can be a hassle when going navigating your yard. You need to be wary of where the wire is at all times so you do not snag it while mowing the lawn. On the other hand, corded lawn mowers can run uninterrupted for a long time. With an appropriately sized cord, you can cover nearly any yard regardless of its size.
Cordless lawn mowers swap the cord with lithium batteries. While there are no cords to worry about when using this type of mowers, your concern will be on the battery life of the unit. Mowers with higher battery capacity allow you to cut an acre of grass without having to recharge or replace the battery. However, this type of mowers can be expensive than ones with low battery capacity.
When it comes to picking a good cordless Earthwise Lawn Mower, you need to match it with the size of the yard you plan on maintaining. High battery capacity mowers are best for larger areas while low capacity machines are sufficient for small yards.
A good electric Earthwise Lawn Mowers can give you several options on how to manage the clippings from the lawn. Two basic options are a collection bag and side discharge chute. The bag option allows your mower to collect all grass clippings for easy disposal. The discharge chute lets you send all clippings to the side of the mower as it passes the grass. With the chute option, you can avoid getting the blade clogged while cutting the grass. However, you will need to sweep the clippings from the lawn after cutting the grass.
Most electric Earthwise Lawn Mowers give you the option on how high you want to cut the grass. The length of the grass can affect the look and feel of your yard. The lowest height gives you a clean and green earthy floor. On the other hand, the highest setting allows you to create a lushest grass carpet that is soft on your foot.
#1. Earthwise 60420 20-Inch 40-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Electric Lawn Mower
The 60420 mower from Earthwise uses two 40 V Lithium-ion batteries. Both batteries allow you to use the mower for up to an hour. In addition, the mower utilizes a steel deck that can cut 20 inches of grass in one passing. With a long running time and wider cut, you can cover nearly an acre of grass with the 60420 lawn mower.
Much of the juice from the motor goes towards powering the blade. This makes the Earthwise 60420 a non-self-propelled mower that requires manual effort in moving the unit. Given the weight of the mower, motor-powered wheels can make it easy for anyone to use this machine. Fortunately, the mower’s handle has a cushioned cover that gives you a comfortable grip.
Apart from the comfortable grip, the handle has a telescopic design that allows you to adjust its height. In addition, the handle can fold onto the mower for easy storage.
You can adjust the steel deck’s cutting height from 1.5” to 4” inch. This allows for a customizable look for your yard from a clean looking outdoor space to a lush grass carpet that is comfortable to sit on.
There are three ways of discarding all of the cut grass. The most common of which is to catch all of the discarded clippings to a rear bag. This helps to gather all of the mess in one location so you can dispose of it in a bin.
The second option is to use a side discharge chute that allows you to send all clippings to the side as the mower cuts grass. The last option is mulching that chops the grass into fine particles and spread them around the mower. Both options allow you to make the mower light as you maintain your yard.
The Earthwise 60420 Cordless Electric Lawn Mower is suitable for wide-open areas because of its dual lithium batteries. However, we want the motor to power the wheels and make it easy for us to push the machine. Fortunately, the three discard options can help in lightening the load of the mower.
– Telescopic handle
– Dual battery system
– Adjustable cutting height
– The mower can be heavy to push
#2. Earthwise 50520 20-Inch 12-Amp Corded Electric Lawn Mower
The 50520 lawn mower draws its power from a 12-amp motor. It delivers an efficient cutting performance to a steel deck that can clear away 20” inches worth of gas. Since the mower is running on electricity, the unit will not produce any harmful fumes. In addition, the mower will barely produce any kind of noise as you maintain the yard.
A large lever allows you to change the cutting height of the blade from 1.75” to 4” inches. This allows you to set the right look for your outdoor space. In addition, the Earthwise 50520 provides three different means of discarding the clippings. This includes placing them in a rear bag or creating a natural fertilizer from the finely processed cuttings.
The mower is easy to navigate around your yard thanks to the large rear wheels that allow for better-pushing force on the motor. The rear wheels also allow you to bring up the front part of the mower and move it to any direction.
The 12-amp motor and 20” inch cutting width make the 50520 can go through the most type of grasses. This mower also comes with one of three sized cords. The 14” inch cord version is enough for small areas while the 18” and 20” cords are great for wide lawns.
The corded electric Earthwise 50520 lawn mowers from Earthwise excels at clearing lawns regardless of size. The different selection of cords allows you to buy one that is suitable for your outdoor space. The only flaw we had with our unit is the weak front wheels. Ours broke apart when we tried to go through rough terrains.
– 12-amp motor
– Adjustable cutting height
– Multiple cord size available
– Low-quality front wheels
#3. Earthwise 65821 58 Volt 3-in-1 Cordless Electric Push Lawn Mower
The Earthwise 65821 Lawn Mower utilizes a 58 V lithium-ion battery to power its brushless motor. The battery gives you around 40 minutes of running time when it is fully charged. With the 21” inch cutting area of the steel deck blade, the Earthwise 65821 lawn mowers is great at mid to large ranged outdoor space.
Since the mower is running on a battery, it has a simple start-button function that turns on the motor. No need to rev the engine with a cord when you need to cut the grass of your lawn. In addition, the motor does not produce the same amount of noise as gas-powered mowers. This allows you to cut the grass without disturbing your neighbors.
You can adjust the blade’s cutting height to six different settings. The 65821 even lets you turn the clippings into mulch or direct the discarded grass into a rear bag.
This mower has an adjustable height and cushion handles. Both allow for a comfortable grip on the handle as you move the mower. The handle can also be folded onto the machine when you need to store it in your garage.
Given the cutting power of the 65821 and its 40 minutes running time, this Earthwise mower is suitable for small to mid-range outdoor spaces. The six cutting options and mulch options are a big plus for this mower. The only flaw we can see with the unit is the batter, which takes nearly two hours to get a full charge after completely draining its energy reserves.
– Mulching option
– Six adjustable cutting height
– 40 minutes battery running time
– The battery takes too long to charge
#4. Earthwise 50214 Corded Electric Lawn Mower
The Earthwise 50214 is the affordable low-end mower for small lawns. The machine utilizes an 8-amp motor to power its steel deck that cuts 14-inches of grass. This is just enough power to handle common grasses on most residential lawns.
You can set the grass height from 1.5” to 4” inches with a simple movement of the lever. In addition, you have the option to simply discharge all of the clippings to the side of the mower. The unit even has a mulching option that turns the clippings into natural fertilizers by cutting them into fine particles.
The 14” inch cord allows you to maintain the lawn without any worries of losing power due to lack of battery charge. In addition, the mower does not produce any fumes or smoke since it uses electricity instead of gas.
The cutting performance of 50214 and affordability makes it great for homeowners. The mulching option is an added plus with the unit.
Our main concern with the unit is the lack of an attachable bag that can gather all clippings. A bag can help you avoid sweeping your lawn due to the clippings and plant matter scattered around the outdoor space.
– 8-amp motor
– Mulching option
– Low noise generation
– No attachable discard bag
#5. Earthwise 50518 18-Inch 12-Amp Corded Electric Lawn Mower
Earthwise 50518 mower draws power from an electric outlet with its 18” inch cord. This allows you to cover plenty of ground without worrying about charging the battery of the mower. In addition, the mower has a retention hook that secures the cord while you are using the mower.
A strong 12-amp motor powers the steel deck of the 50518 mowers. The machine can cut down 18” inches of grass in a single pass. You can set the height of the grass to cut so you can give your lawn that custom look you want to achieve. All cuttings can be discarded through a chute or turn into mulch.
The 50518 also has a push-button start function that instantly starts the machine. There are no cords to pull just to power up the motor. A simple push is all you need to get started on cutting the grass.
Unlike other mowers, the 50518 is easy to push due to its lightweight design. The v-shape handle and cushion on top further make using the mower a comfortable experience. You can also collapse the handle onto the mower so you can store it in any tight space.
The 50518 is a mid-range mower that delivers a powerful cutting performance at an affordable price rate. However, this Earthwise mower does not have a collection bag to gather all of the clippings. Fortunately, you can choose to use the mulching option to make the clippings into fine particles so you do not have to sweep the lawn after cutting the grass.
– 12-amp motor
– Push-button start function
– Comfortable v-shape handle
– Lack of discard bag