A favourite machine of many households up and down the country, the electric rotary lawnmower has proven itself in many different guises over the years but the designs are now very refined and easy to use. If you do not want to stretch to the expense of a cordless lawnmower, the electric machine is an excellent compromise. Offering very similar performance to their more expensive cousins, your only concern is the length of cable that you need to reach the furthest part of your garden. Safety has also been improved with circuit breakers preventing injury should the power cord be damaged whilst you are mowing, and, with some machines, cable guides will keep the cord away from the path of the mower. Ideal machines for gardeners with small to medium size gardens that demand a manoeuvrable, emission-free lawnmower yet don’t want to stretch to the expense of a cordless machine.