The 8 Best Electric Start Lawn Mowers

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in March of 2019. If you’re tired of struggling with a manual pull cord to crank the motor of your lawn mower, an electric start model can be a refreshing alternative. You can fire it up with the simple turn of a key or push of a button, which saves time and helps to prevent arm strain and frustration. We've listed the best choices here and highlighted some of their useful features. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best electric start lawn mower on Amazon.

8. Poulan Pro 20”

7. Husqvarna 163cc

6. Mowox InStart Series

5. Honda 3-in-1

4. Black & Decker 36V 19"

3. Lawn-Boy 17734

2. Remington RM220

1. Snapper 3-N-1

Editor's Notes

March 29, 2019:

While the range of models available with electric start is somewhat limited when compared to pull-crank selections, you still have a healthy number of options to choose from. If you’re looking for an electric choice, the Poulan Pro and Black & Decker models are known for their reliable battery performance, easy operation, and compact size for easy storage.

If you prefer the power of a gas model but without the pull-cord, the Husqvarna on our list is easy to maneuver around obstacles and when making turns, thanks to its front-wheel-drive design. Rather, if rear-wheel-drive is your thing, look to the rugged Snapper 3-N-1, which delivers impressive traction. Or if you want one with multiple starting options, the Remington RM220 also comes with a manual pull cord that can be used as backup.

No matter which you ultimately select, make sure it has a cutting deck size that you feel is appropriate for your yard, along with any extra bells and whistles you prefer that’ll help you achieve a healthy, well-manicured lawn.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on April 04, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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