The best cylinder lawn mowers

Updated February 21, 2017

Not all cylinder lawnmowers are the same. Certain models offer specific features that help you achieve superior cutting results and are a better value for your money than others. In fact, some of the best performing cylinder lawnmowers are priced economically.

Scotts 2000-20 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower

The top selling manual cylinder lawnmower on Amazon is the Scotts 2000-20 20-inch Classic Push Reel, according to GALT Home. It has 10-inch dual wheels that feature durable, rubber tires to make it easier to push. Select from as many as nine different grass height settings, which provide an array of options for the perfect manicured lawn. The cylinder lawnmower is equipped with five steel blades. Consumers give these mowers high reviews for value and performance. The one downside is that it does not come with a grass catcher to contain trimmings. It sells for just over £65.

Great States Cylinder Mowers

Great States cylinder mowers receive high ratings for price and quality, states GALT Home. These mowers are available in multiple widths ranging from 14 to 18 inches--ideal for small lawns. They have heat-treated blades that effectively rotate to cut grass as you push them across your lawn. The mower has T-shaped handles that enable you to manoeuvre it with ease. A Great States 304-14 14-inch width lawnmower costs about £52 with longer widths priced slightly higher.

Qualcast Elan 32 Electric

The Qualcast Elan 32 Electric cylinder lawnmower is rated among the best electric cylinder mowers by The Top Ten Consumers give it a 3.5 of 5 stars for overall value and performance. It features four cutting blades and seven different cutting heights for maximum versatility in lawn care. Its electrical cord stretches up to 49 feet in length, allowing you to reach all four corners of a small or medium-size lawn with relative ease. It includes a grass catcher to trap trimmings for convenient disposal. The handles also collapse to make for trouble-free storage. Qualcast Elan also offers a 5-year warranty that covers part replacement. The lawnmower sells for £91.


When choosing a cylinder lawnmower, consider price, lawn size, ease of use and the quality of cut you expect from your lawnmower. Although the unique circulating blades of a cylinder lawnmower typically produce a better cut lawn than a rotary mower, cylinder lawnmowers are also more expensive.

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Christie Gross has been writing since 1998. Her work writing public policy platforms for elected officials nationwide has been featured in national and local newspapers under various client pen names. Gross has a Bachelor of Arts in English and political science, as well as a Master of Public Administration from the University of Delaware.