You know Summer is on its way when the grass in your garden is up to your knees and you have to blow the cobwebs off your lawnmower and put it into action. I was late cutting my grass last year and decided this year I was going to be on top of it early. The weather this year has been strange to say the least. We had daffodiles popping up in January and everything seemed to peek early. Our grass has got a mind of its own and decided in February to have a spurt on and start growing. You know what its like once you have made that first cut, it just doesn’t stop after that.
Two weeks ago we were sent the Gtech Cordless Lawn Mower to review and it could not of arrived at a better time as my old mower was on its last legs and I was struggling to use it after the handle that operates it had broken. When it arrived it came in a huge box which is green inside which I love, Gtech’s packaging definitely matches their products. I have never had a cordless mower before so I was looking forward to being cable free.
I have always been the one to cut the grass in our house, me and my mower have been through so much over the years. Everything from bald grass patches full of moss to struggling to cut the grass at 9 months heavily pregnant, my old mower has seen it all. This weekend I got to give my grass a haircut with this new mower and I instantly fell in love with it.
When the Gtech Cordless Lawn Mower arrived I was quick to look it over and check out what it could do. Firstly I was impressed with the lawn mower’s handle, I love the fact it has a large button so when you press it it reduces in size for easy storage or it can extend ready for use. I think the reason I like the handle is because it reminds me of a pram I used to have when the children were babies so it instantly felt like a pram/buggy to me. There is an activation key at the side that you need to insert to make the mower work, this is a great safety feature especially if there is children around it makes it harder for them to start it. The activation key needs to be pressed in fully to enable the lawn mower work, this took me and Mr M a while to work out, in the end we had to look at the instruction manual and that was when we found out how to make it start.
The Gtech Cordless mower comes with a Li-lon battery, its easy to remove from the mower all you have to do is push the release lever in the handle of the battery and it will unlock it from the mower and then you can lift it out of the cradle by the handle so you can place it on the charger. When the battery is charging the four green LEDs will progressively pulse until all four are lit fully. When the battery is charged the LEDs will turn off and the charger LED will flash, a full charge will take approx 5 hours. To find out how much charge your battery is holding you simply press the button in the centre of the state-of-charge display. The number of lit LEDs shows how much charge is left in your battery.
- four LEDs – 100 – 60%
- three LEDs – 60 – 30%
- two LEDs – 30 – 10%
- one LED – 10 – 1%
Adjusting the cutting height is easy to do, there is six settings to choose from:
You adjust the height by using the gear stick like knob, you can move it up or down depending on how long you want your grass to be. I started first on a long setting as my grass was damp and long and then I went over it again with a shorter setting. The knob glides in easily into the correct setting, as a rule I keep it on number 2 which is 40mm as its the best cut for our grass.
To start the mower you need to make sure the activation key is pressed in fully, the button on the right had side of the handle is pushed in and the green metal bar on the handle is pulled up to be flush with the black foam handle. This cordless lawn mower is incredibly light and easy to manoeuvre around the garden, I think its the easiest and most comfortable lawn mower I have ever used. It turns corners really well and glides around the garden with ease.
The Gtech Cordless Lawn Mower has a cutting width of 430mm, allowing you to cut close to all the boundaries in your garden it has a generous 40 litre collection bin with an ingenious flap that tells you when the bin needs emptying. When the bin is empty the flap will lift up and be free but when it is full it will sit tight and not move, which tells you that it is ready to be emptied.
This is the first cordless mower I have used and I love the freedom of having no trailing cables, I always worry where the lead is and tie myself up in knots sometimes as I go round and round the garden. This mower is brilliant and easy to use, its safer to use and it wont be long before I can leave cutting the grass as a pocket money job for Big Bird my eldest daughter.
You can currently purchase the Gtech Cordless Lawn Mower from Gtech for £299.00, prices may vary though depending on where you shop. The Gtech mower comes with a 2 year warranty and a 30 day money back guarantee where if your not happy with your product they will give you a full refund. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain. We would 100% recommend the Gtech cordless lawn mower because we think its awesome.
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