Great Electric Mower? Black & Decker EM1500 Corded 15 Inch Mower
When you go out to mow your lawn you are typically going to pull the cord or turn the key on your gas mower, but in some cases, this just does not make sense because of the pollution and the electric mower is a great option. However, when you are looking at all the cord mowers on the market you may notice they have so many options it is impossible to find the best one on the market and this makes it impossible for you to find the right one. That is why we have decided to look at the different models and brands on the market currently and one that really stood out to us, and actually made our list of the five best alternative powered lawn mowers is the Black & Decker EM1500 Corded 15 Inch Mower and complete our review of this mower, which will make it easier for you to have information on this mower and if it will work for your yard or not.
Features Of The Black & Decker EM1500 Corded 15 Inch Mower
- This is a mower that is going to be powered by an extension cord. This is going to make it easier for you to have a great mower, but not have to worry about it putting out a lot of pollution in the air in your home, but also do not have to be concerned about the mower making to much noise when you are cutting the grass. So this will definitely come in handy if you are planning on keeping your kids asleep while cutting the grass or if you have a neighbor who works third shift.
- Height adjustments are another factor you are going to want to know about with any mower you get, gasoline or electric powered. This mower is going to come in with six different adjustments that are going to make it easier for you to change the height of the mower to match more of your grass to each level. However, if you have neglected the lawn for a week or two because of your summer vacation plans you will find this is a great way to adjust the height to the level you want to have the grass mowed to and even go back over it a couple of times to get it reduced down, without bogging down the mower.
- While you may be used to the higher profile designs of a lot of mowers, you will notice this is one is going to have a low profile design. This will make it easier for you to sneak the mower under the bushes and the shrubs. So you will no longer have the horrible looking long grass that is sticking up out of the bushes because you cannot really reach it.
- The cutting deck of the mower is going to be coming in at around the fifteen-inch mark. This is going to make it easier for you to get the lawn mowed, but also have a good idea on how many passes you will have to make on the lawn before you get it completely mowed.
- Since this is an electric mower it is very important to know how much power the motor has to make it easier for you to get the mowing completely like you want. With this mower, the motor is only a 10-amp motor. So it is important to make sure your extension cords are rated to the proper level to guarantee it is able to handle the amperage. You can find great buyers guide on extension cords from Home Depot here.
What I Like About The Cord Lawn Mower
Well, I have to say I love the fact this is a mower that I can use almost any time of the day without having to worry about waking up anyone. I know this sounds odd, but my neighbor works third shift and unfortunately, this means I have to mow at times when he is generally asleep. When I had a gas mower, I was constantly worried about the noise waking him up and would try to mow when I knew he was awake. With this mower, it is so quiet that I do not have to worry about this and can easily use the electric mower without having to worry about waking my neighbor up.
Ease of maintaining this mower is something else that I enjoy. With a gas powered mower, you have to be constantly concerned about the mower’s motor being low on oil, not working properly, or even worse having to figure out the mixture of your gasoline if you have a 2-cycle motor. The mower here is using an electric motor, which is very easy to maintain and as long as I keep the moving parts lubricated with oil like you do with a fan, it is very easy to keep the mower around for several years to come.
Finally, I like the fact this mower has a deck that makes it easier for me to get close to the edge of the driveway and sidewalk. This allows me to get the mowing completed like I want to have but also makes it very easy for me to get the most out of the mower because it will do a lot of the edge work that I usually would have to do with the weed eater.
What I Did Not Care For With The Electric Mower
Well, you know I would have to find something negative with the mower and that is the fact this mower has the grass catcher, but it is not really that good as the mower is a little bit on the smaller side and if you start to fill up the grass catcher it makes the mower very heavy and with a mower this size it means its hard to move. This is going to make it impossible for you to properly trim the grass at times and if the grass is wet, you can expect the weight of your mower to almost double as it will get very heavy and nearly impossible to move around the yard.
My Final Thoughts On The Black & Decker EM1500 Corded 15 Inch Mower
Cutting your grass is never fun, but it is definitely a job that you have to do if you want to have your house and lawn looking great. If your yard is smaller you may find the gas powered mowers are more of a headache than what you are expecting. This is when you may turn to some of the electric mowers that are on the market. When you do, you may notice there is a lot on the market and I have decided this time to talk about the Black & Decker EM1500 Corded 15 inch mower, which I found to be a decent mower, but I did think the grass catcher was very annoying and made the mower cumbersome at times. Overall, this is a great cord lawn mower you can use to keep your yard looking great.