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Black & Decker MM1800
 
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Summary: This Black & Decker 18-inch, corded-electric push mower is a basic model.
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Type: Electric-corded push mowers
About - Black & Decker MM1800

The Black & Decker MM1800 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, push mower models like the MM1800 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Mulching:
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging:
Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

Side discharging:
A combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.
About This Brand

Black & Decker is the leading manufacturer and marketer of corded electric and electric rechargeable mowers. Black & Decker mowers are available in only sub-20-inch cutting widths and in mulching and rear-bag configurations. Black & Decker mowers are widely available online and through Home Depot, Lowe's, and Wal-Mart.

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Features & Specs - Black & Decker MM1800
info Can bag Yes
info Can mulch Yes
info Can side discharge Yes
info Deck size (in.) 18
info Engine size 12 amps
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User Reviews - Black & Decker MM1800
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Good Mower - Wish it was cordless
7/26/2011
Pros
Lightweight
Quiet
Cons
19-in deck
Has a cord
Best Uses
Mowing an open yard
Comment:
I have a .41 acre lot and use the mower about once a week. It takes me about 2 hours to mow, due to the size of the deck and the cord moves I have to make. Here are a couple of things you need to know before you buy this mower<br />1. If you have a lot of obstacles (trees, flower beds, etc.) the cord will add time to your mow.<br />2. Do not go cheap on the cord. I need 100' to mow my lawn. This is the limit that is recommended by the manurfacturer as long as you get a 12 ga. cord.<br />3. Remember the cord adds weight to the mower because you have to drag it. Take that into consideration.<br /><br />All-in-all this is a good mower. It is quiet, lightweight, doesnt' stink, makes a good even cut, and is really easy to use. I would have purchased the cordless model, but the run time on the cordless is only 30 minutes which is just not enough time to complete my lawn. Having the cord on this mower really sucks. It always gets caught on things (my solar lights have taken a beating).<br /><br />I will buy an electric mower again, assuming the next versions are cordless, with a 60-90 minute run time, and a 22-inch deck.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Good Results, Wish it was Cordless
10/3/2010
Pros
Bagging is easy too
Easy Height Adjustment
Easy to clean
Easy to use
Mulching works fine
Reliable
Cons
Clogs with wet grass
The Cord
Best Uses
Smaller lawns
Comment:
I have a relatively small lawn and it works fine for what I need it to do. But, I really wish I had spent the extra money and bought a cordless model even though it is a lot heavier.<br /><br />I had a cordless model before and sold it to the buyer of my house when I moved. Now, I wish I had kept it.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
For an electric mower, I guess it is OK
10/1/2010
Pros
Easy to use
Light
Low Maintenance
Sturdy
Cons
Not very strong
Best Uses
Comment:
My only complaint is when the height is set at the second lowest level, and the grass a little bit too high, the blade got jammed. Obviously, it is not as strong as gasoline-powered mowers. Since this is my first electric mower, I have nothing else to compare it with.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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