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BLACK+DECKER Lawn Mower, Corded, 13-Amp, 20-Inch (MM2000) Patio, Lawn & Garden

(60 customer reviews)


About this item CORDED – Corded design offers unlimited runtime for even the biggest jobs. POWERFUL ELECTRIC MOTOR – 13 Amp motor supplies ample power for cutting through thick grass and overgrowth. TOOL-FREE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT – A single lever adjusts the mower deck’s 7-setting cutting height between 1-1/2 in. to 4 in. EDGEMAX DECK – Deck design allows precise cutting close to fences and landscape borders, reducing the need for trimming. 3IN1 VERSATILITY – Choose from 3 mowing modes: mulching, bagging, or discharging grass clippings from the side. 13 GAL. FABRIC GRASS BAG — Fabric design makes it easy to determine if the bag is full. CARRY HANDLES – For simple lifting and transport.
EASY STORAGE – Mower folds down to a compact size, allowing it to fit in small spaces like a shed or garage. INCLUDES – (1)MM2000 20 in. electric lawn mower, (1) all-nylon grass bag. Show more

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From the manufacturer

BLACK+DECKER 13 Amp 20 in. Electric Lawn Mower (MM2000)

BLACK+DECKER 13 Amp 20 in. Electric Lawn MowerA hassle-free alternative to gas-powered mowers, this 20 in. electric lawn mower supplies consistent, reliable power to help you quickly and efficiently maintain your yard’s clean, well-manicured look. This corded mower’s EDGEMAX deck allows precise mowing alongside fences and borders, and the cutting height can be adjusted easily with a single lever. Plus, the powerful 13 Amp motor can tackle any job while offering 3 different mowing modes: mulching, bagging, or discharging grass clippings from the side.

Features and Benefits of the BLACK+DECKER 13 Amp 20 in. Electric Lawn Mower

3in1 versatility offers 3 different cutting options.

Choose from mulching, bagging, or side discharge modes.

Select the option that works best for you and your yard.

3in1 versatility offers 3 different cutting options.

Choose from mulching, bagging, or side discharge modes.

Select the option that works best for you and your yard.

Additional Features and Benefits of the BLACK+DECKER 13 Amp 20 in. Electric Lawn Mower


Single-lever cut height adjustment

13 Amp motor


Delivers a clean, close cut, so you can spend less time trimming around edges.

Single-lever cut height adjustment

Easily select a cut height of 1-1/2 in. to 4 in. — no tools needed.

13 Amp motor

Provides plenty of power to cut through thick grass and overgrowth with ease.




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Best Sellers Rank

#31,039 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #20 in Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers

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Item model number


Country of Origin





Black & Decker Outdoor

Product Dimensions

34.9"D x 16.8"W x 21.9"H

Power Source

Corded Electric

Operation Mode


Number of Positions


Cutting Width

20 Inches

Item Weight

46.85 Pounds







Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


60 reviews for BLACK+DECKER Lawn Mower, Corded, 13-Amp, 20-Inch (MM2000) Patio, Lawn & Garden

  1. H. Nakayama

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great for a Corded Electric Mower

    I’ve owned a several of these Black and Decker corded electric mowers over the last 20 years. They typically last about 2 to 3 years before the motor gives out, which is OK because they are much cheaper than the gasoline mowers and require much less maintenance, such as oil changes, cleaning air filters and keeping new/clean gasoline in it. The only maintenance is oiling the wheels and sharpening the blade, and cleaning off the grass that accumulates under the mower once in a while. It is much light to push across the lawn than the gasoline mowers, and comes equipped with large diameter rear wheels to make it easier to push and maneuver. You just have to get used to keeping the electric cord out of the way, which you do by mowing away from where you plugged in the cord so the cord is always behind you.

    12 people found this helpful

  2. Dexter R. Freeman

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding lawnmower

    This lawnmower makes cutting my lawn fun. It’s powerful, versatile, and has so many options.

    One person found this helpful

  3. Misty

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic purchase

    Not gonna lie, I love this thing. Seems like it weighs as much as a vacuum cleaner, and isnt much louder. Cuts like a dream and starts in an instant. Cuts way better than my gas mower. My yard is approx 3/4 of an acre, and this thing eats it up.

    One person found this helpful

  4. De witte leeuw.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Really Good Lightweight Mower.

    I have a 127 x 55-foot lawn to mow. As a senior citizen without a car, I do not need the extra work of lugging home a heavy can of gasolene or fighting with spark-plugs to get the machine to run. So this B&D product is just perfect. Unfortunatly, my previous one of the very same product line and modal lasted just under four years before the motor burned out. Most appliances have a lifespan of only five years, so I guess I got the most out of this product. But it cuts very nicely, is easy to use, and not to heavy if you have no garden house and have to left it in and out of a cellar for use each time. My only regret is that I had hope for a lifespan of about eight years.

    One person found this helpful

  5. Tessa

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Husband Said: “Yes”

    For the price, it works great. Are there better mowers out there – yes. Am I that invested in getting them? No.This does the trick, it was quick to put together and easy to use.

  6. Geodreamer

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    I had a major manufacturing issue with a cordless mower from another brand and ended up landing on this as a replacement.A little disappointed to have to go with a corded mower, but even so, this mower impressed me. Did a great job against a solid foot+ of grass and some hefty weeds in a single sweep. The mower some heft, but it is still easy to move around. I found it easy to assemble & use – sans cord management, but that is what it is.Hopefully the longevity of my unit matches up to some of the other reviews, but so far so good!

    One person found this helpful

  7. Danielle

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Arrived with broken wheel cap

    Plastic wheel cover was broken and not fitted on wheel when delivered. The good thing is, it doesn’t affect the operation of the mover. Would like replacement of wheel cap if this comment is reviewed by an Amazon employees. Danielle

  8. Ashley Aff

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I’m on my fourth Black & Decker mulching mower

    This corded mower does a much better job than the rest of the corded mowers I’ve had. It cuts the grass beautifully and doesn’t leave missed blades as some mowers do. The finished lawn looks as even and level as any high end gas mower, and it’s a lot easier to maintain. i’ve never had any problems with B&D mowers since I learned to unscrew the top cover and clean out the mulched grass every two to four months, depending on how often you mow. In Florida you mow eight to ten months a year, so just remember to clean under the mower cover and you won’t have any problems.

    2 people found this helpful

  9. Shelena GShelena G

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing and powerful lawn mower!!

    This lawn mower cut right through my tall, thick and wet lawn. This was my first cut of the season and we had rain earlier in the day but this lawn mower went right through it. I am super impressed and would definitely recommend it!

    One person found this helpful

  10. CEK

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy Height Adjustment

    Really easy to use. I wish Black and Decker would use the same bag, hangers, and plugs for all their models.

  11. Dontrey

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Out of the box ready to go

    Shipped quick. Had a similar mower but was the smaller version. This mower allowed me to mow quicker and did a great job in small corners. What is normally a 4-5 hour job i did in 2 hours. Great purchase.

  12. Jerseybellechelle

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    User Friendly Lawn Mower

    This lawn mower was ready to use within five minutes of removing it from the box. Our grass was pretty high because we were waiting on the delivery, but it did the job very efficiently. Overall, this product is a win-win!

    2 people found this helpful

  13. Amy F

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mows high like I want it to!

    I got this because the electric mower I had wasn’t able to mow as high as is sometimes recommended. This one will mow to what looks to me like four inches. It munches fine. It catches fine. It’s light ENOUGH. To go from my garage to my front yard, I have to pull it up nine steps and down three! (My yard is kind of terraced, and narrow the way houses in the East are built close to each other.) The one drawback is that the plug that is shoved in the back (for when you want to mulch instead of catch the cuttings) kept slipping out while I was mowing. I cut a short piece of 2×2 lumber, slightly slanted on one end, and put it upright behind the spring-loaded door in the back. That’s enough so that the block doesn’t have any room to wiggle free.

  14. John C.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apologies to Black+Decker – Used once, won’t start

    I wrote a scathing review on my Black+Decker MM2000 that it wouldn’t start on the second go. I returned the devise. I was particularly upset because my previous Black+Decker mower lasted 10+ years thru hard work.Now I’ve purchased a new mower – GreenWorks 20-Inch 12 Amp Corded Electric Lawn Mower 25022, 20 inch. When I unpacked the mower it is clearly the same factory. Everything is the same except some suspension rigs on the GreenWorks are not as hi-tech as the Black+Decker. The critical thing however is they have the same switch. In testing the mower in setup it because clear that the order of operations is push the button, pull the bail. NOT pull the bail and push the button. I hold out the possibility that I totally bombed that order on my Black+Decker and gave them bad reviews when it was my own fault. Now I have a Black+Decker knock-off – or at least a mower made by the same factory without the higher end trim package.So to Black+Decker, my bad, my fault, grovel, grovel, grovel.If you want to know my original review, here it is, all which I disavow as possibly being false.- – – – The push button system is faulty. I purchased my mower less than 30 days ago and used it once. Mower won’t start on the second outing.

    4 people found this helpful

  15. Dennis

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super Easy Assembly

    Super easy assembly! Plug in and start cutting. Powerful and easy to maneuver.

  16. PhilipPhilip

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Underside has chunks broken out after the first use

    Won’t buy another B&D. Breaking chunks out from underneath on the first use. Last B&D mower lasted only 3 years before the motor puffed white smoke and quit. I just got this one today. Not a good sign. I read that it was made of Nylon in the Amazon page specs – the marking PP is polypropylene. Not honest advert. Foam on the handle split already. No confidence for durability. Don’t buy. No practical way for me to return it – packaging is already gone. Guess I’m stuck with it.

    One person found this helpful

  17. DMWorrel

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Black & Decker MM2000 Is A Great Machine, With Some Modifications

    The Black & Decker MM2000 Type 2 is a great machine, with modifications. This is my 3rd B&D corded electric mower since 1982. This mower is the Type 2 which has the belt drive reduction and Not the standard direct drive motor. This mower has more initial torque than my 18 season MM600 mower and the easy switching between cutting discharge methods is a time saver. The larger diameter wheels make it push much easier. The mower has some small issues that required modifications.1. The rock shield jams on a backward pull, so it had to go.2. The side discharge attachment has a closed end that blocks grass, so I cut the end open.3. The handle hits me above the waist, so I cut the lower handle hoop shorter and drilled new holes and reassembled. It hits below my waist so I don’t cut the grass like Frankenstein’s Monster.4. The bail wire end hooks in loose and can jam and snap off, so I put it in its correct position and wrapped it with a band of electric tape. It doesn’t move now and shouldn’t fail.5. The push button to engage the bail had to go, so I modified the Torsion Spring so I just pull the bail and it’s running.I am still thinking about that front carry handle that sticks out in the way. Make no mistake, this is a GREAT mower, but I know what I need to cut my grass. People seem to be calling this a Push Button Start, it IS a Push Button Safety Interlock. Push button and pull bail back to start.WARNING: The modifications require a skill level and make the mower Less Safe to operate.I am looking forward to spring for season 19 on the MM600 and full season 2 on the MM2000. Thanks B&D for the quality mowers, I love them. Thanks.

    15 people found this helpful

  18. Donnie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    21st century solution

    Yeah yeah, the cord thing SEEMS inconvenient at first. But once you figure out a pattern to cut lawn, where the cord is pulled further and further out, it is only very mildly annoying. And furthermore, it is only annoying because it is ‘different’ than a gas power. Ya do start feeling like you ‘outsmarted’ the cord, and it becomes a part of the job. Now, I no longer need to keep gasoline on hand, run out of gas, add a 1/2 hour trip for filling gas can, change the oil, or wonder if the thing is gonna start. Plus, I do not have to listen to the roar of a gasoline one and neither do my neighbors. It is much more lightweight – you can easily push with one hand. I HANG IT ON THE WALL to store it in the shed, folded and taking less space. I got the 100 ft cord. It is powerful, quiet, incredibly reliable, virtually no maintenance (maybe a new blade from time to time?) and gets the job done with very little physical effort compared to pushing the heavier gas one. I truly wonder why people put up with the inconvenience of the gas powered ones when, all they have to do is learn how to maneuver the cord and they get a much better machine for the purpose. Get one, Get a cord that is at least 14awg. You will be satisfied, even as your neighbors on their high maintenance $1,500 lawn tractors roar around, cutting their 50×75′ lot while inferring your manliness is related to your lawnmower size! hahaha

    14 people found this helpful

  19. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    SO far, so good

    Only a few cuts in this year with it and not bad. Good power compared to my older B&D electric that lasted 20 years. Just don’t think the safety, Deadman’s switch is going to last and may be a problem in the years to come. looks a little week for longevity.

  20. D.G.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy I Bought It

    I wish I had blown up my gas mower sooner. After 23 years of pushing a heavier mower, dealing with gas, oil, filters, etc., the ease of use with this mower is a relief. It was easy to assemble and start. It is a bit awkward at first, getting used to a cord, but after researching battery mowers and reading reviews, I felt this was the way to go. I didn’t want to be replacing batteries that go kaput in a year or two, which seemed to be a common complaint. The only drawback is I have a nuisance tree that sheds leaves year round, and this mower isn’t as effective as a gas mower at sweeping up all the leaf debris; it leaves some finely mulched pieces, but I can live with that. Overall, a good product at a reasonable price.

    4 people found this helpful

  21. E. Spinka

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Black & Decker Electric Lawn Mower

    Love it!! Makes my yardwork easy – being electric doesn’t impact electric bill & not have to mess with oil & gas!!

  22. John Smith

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    good for typical lawn usage

    great that it is lightweight so you can lift it up but being so light it has a tendency to tip if you mowing on an angle. a gas engine with more weight would keep it plantedtakes a while to get used to mowing with a cord, planning the route, and being mindful the cordthe cap on the wheel already broke off. the entire frame is plastic so it lacks the robustness of a steel bodythe engineering behind the blade design does not feel as effective as my my old honda mower because there grass blades that are missed so i need to go back.i switched over to this because i was tired of the maintenance and getting gas for a gas mower enginei did not go with a battery mower because the cost of ownership, i.e. buying and replacing battery packs is not cheap and vendors have a nasty habit of phasing in new batteries that are incompatible with older models, which is another way for them to force you to buy a new mower

    One person found this helpful

  23. Thomas

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    The mower is great-my cord mgmt skills aren’t

    Likes:1. The mower arrived well packaged and was easy to assemble. Assembly consisted of unfolding and tightening the handle and sliding the bag onto the back of the mower. Simple.2. Because the mower is lightweight, it maneuvers easily. It’s also super easy to adjust the cutting height.3. Because it is corded, there is more than enough power to cut my whole lawn. Even when the grass is relatively high, the mower has no problem cutting it.Dislikes:1. Every video that I see suggests starting near the outlet and mowing row by row away from it. I have found that this is indeed the easiest way to mow with an electric mower. Since however this is my first electric mower, it’s taken a while to get used to it and I still feel at times that I’m wrestling with the extension cord.Bottom line:If you’re already used to mowing with a corded mower, I think you’ll find that this mower does a good job of cutting the lawn evenly and maneuvering well. If you’re not used to mowing with a corded mower, check out a few online videos to be sure you’ll be OK managing the cord. It takes practice but it does get easier with each successive mowing. Good luck!

    14 people found this helpful

  24. a

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to assemble, but HEAVY

    Difficult to carry, but easy to maneuver after being placed in the grass. Mower has cut through some THICK SOUTHERN grass(10inch long grass), so I doubt there is much of anything this mower can’t cut through. These thing even destroys the pinecones I run over, but will sometimes shoot them out the back, so I recommend wearing jeans to avoid any cuts.

    2 people found this helpful

  25. D. Petitpas

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    It’s electric and it mulches!

    I’ve owned several B&D electric mulching mowers and they’re perfect for my little 10,000 sq. ft. lot. You never have grass clippings if you use the mulching feature and I’ve found it great for mulching leaves too. I haven’t had to put out bags of clippings for 30 years. If you’ve owned one before, this is an updated version. The company has changed the power switch where you have to push a button to activate the handle to operate it. It’s a little annoying versus before. I guess it’s a “safety” feature. Also, the way the AC cord attaches to the mower is clumsy. And almost everything is plastic including the wheels. But it’s relatively inexpensive and there’s no gasoline or oil to mess with. And it’s quieter too with very little maintenance needed. I definitely recommend it.

    8 people found this helpful

  26. Chirpie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy Customer

    My old black and decker lasted 30 years. So, I order another when it failed. Very happy with my new Black and Decker. Easy to assemble, does an excellent job. Easy to maneuver and durable. Excellent height adjustments and the catch is easy to empty. My yard looked fabulous when done. Highly recommend this electric lawn mower

    3 people found this helpful

  27. Ben Grimm

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Give and Take vs. the B&D Lawn Hog

    I bought this mower because my Black and Decker Lawn Hog mower (which isn’t made anymore, as far as I know) began stalling. I opted for another electric mower with a cord because–from what I’ve read–the batteries for the cordless, electric mowers don’t last long enough. This machine is a solid replacement, but there are pros and cons vs. the Lawn Hog.Pros:This mower has sharper blades.It mows closer to the edges of fences.It seems to stall marginally less.Cons:Less intuitive than the Lawn Hog. (You must push the start button and press the bail handle to start the mower; but you need only hold the bail handle against the back bar while actually mowing). With the Lawn Hog, you needed only pull up the start lever.The handle is functional so far, but the screws / nuts at the bottom of the handle attachment (which were preassembled and are inaccessible) are too loose…so the attachment won’t lock at the bottom.The cord holder is terrible compared to the Lawn Hog’s.I always go for the mulch setting because I hate dealing with bags; so please read elsewhere for information about the bag. Good luck with your purchase, whatever it may be!

    11 people found this helpful

  28. James G.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    The beearings seized after a year of use.

    After I used it for a bit over a year for normal mowing of a 1/6 acre residential lot, the bearings seized on both the motor and the rod holding the blade. I was in a hurry that day, so I bought a rechargeable model from another brand.This was my second Black and Decker mower of this model to purchase last year. The first one arrived broken from a big box store and I returned it.

    One person found this helpful

  29. Linda Kop

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW!! Great mower!!

    Really nice mower! Pretty quiet & the cord takes a bit of getting used to but very doable for a small lawn. Did a great job, so over problematic gas lawnmowers (Toro = horrible). Super easy to assemble & no self propelled needed as it is very easy to push + height adjustment is super easy!!

    One person found this helpful

  30. Michael Adetunji

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Timing


  31. Kenneth Florek

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    cuts grass blades easily and effectively

    Warning: Long, opinionated, sanctimonious, but 100% truthful review to follow, by a reluctant, foot-dragging self-styled expert in mowing with an electric mower. If you are easily POed, you have been warned. 5 stars is based, not on this mower being the ultimate of all products I have ever used, but on perceived future worthiness and proper present operation. (As of July 17, 2015 I have been using this for 3 months.) I explain that because I realized people have radically different ideas about ratings after I saw a review of some cheap, perfectly functioning item which said 5 stars could only apply to sublime items, should you ever encounter one in your lifetime, which is how he rated novels less worthy than William Shakespeare, and that was how he was going to rate products. IMO, good sense tells us that mundane, engineered products all have inherent inadequacies in our losing struggle with the real world, so rating products as if they were art is foolishness. I will mention some faults with this product, but as a total evaluation, they should be taken as incidental. In other words, this mower cuts grass blades as well as any rotating mower can. It has the power, in effect, of gas powered mowers that might cost a few hundred dollars more, and is fabulously more convenient to use.You can stop here if all you want is an opinion without details. I weighed the mower without the bag (which I don’t use because bagging is pointless) and it was 43 pounds. The Amazon specs say 53, which may be because of the bag. The height adjustment lever, which is convenient by being on top, and easy to move by having a long handle for good leverage, therefore also gets easily knocked out of its locked #7 position when it is hardly brushed against by low branches of my many shrubs, dropping to #4 position, scalping the lawn. For the first few cuttings this happened a lot, but now that I have learned to watch it doesn’t.The top hand-operated skewers, something like quick releases on bicycles, that let the handle be folded quickly for storage, could not be made tight even with the adjustment knob all the way in. Some washers I added were enough. Since other reviews do not mention this, either something was left out in my case, or B&D has changed something. The levers on the quick-releases sometimes hook onto branches.In fact all kinds of things on the MM2000 get hooked, whereas the older models had smooth housings.I could make false, bragging claims about my wisdom when I decided on an electric mower around the year 1970. Like: It was better for the environment! (which it is.) Or: it is more economical to operate! (which it is.) Or: it is much lighter! (which it is.) Actually, I had a job in which my primary work during the growing season of Michigan was pushing a very nice and expensive gas lawn mower all day to get what the big tractor mowers couldn’t get at, or near, or under. At home, I had a classy push reel-mower, which was murder in the blasted humidity and heat of summer, but I declined to replace it with a gas mower, because it was too much for me to endure the sound of a gas-mower for one more second than I had to. While again wistfully contemplating the gas mowers at S–rs, I noticed an obscured, wimpy little thing off to the side: an electric mower, audaciously claimed to be quiet-er. Whether you can claim something loud is quiet-er is a question for philosophers, but it did not sound at all like a gas mower. And it cut as well as the gas mowers, but much easier. It may not have survived the 4 foot weed stalks my on-the-job mower could manage, after I acquired the technique, but that was not even slightly relevant.That light, little, aluminum-housed, mower with a novel pair of side-by-side 8 inch blades, lasted, with some repairs, for 27 years, I suppose because my lawn was so small, and electric motors do not require elaborate engineering to be durable. (The repairs were: a switch, one set of brushes, and the two belts.) The old thing which I thought would last forever gave out in 2 years when I moved to where the lawn took 3 and 1/2 hours to cut. 27 years without smelling or keeping gas, without once having trouble starting, without any new spark plugs or tuneups, with less than half the effort of pushing and maneuvering a gas version, without hearing the nasty popping noise. That mower was followed by a B&D MM850, an ancestor of this current (but totally re-engineered) model, which could only handle a mere 17 year pounding, again with some repairs. (The replacements were a set of brushes, one new blade, a top bearing, and the clips that hold the wheels on. I replaced the rusted out, flimsy clips with endcaps.) I will mention that I have a 4 year technical degree in electronics, which does not qualify me to design electric motors, but it is some credentials, in case somebody wonders. The electric motor of this model supposedly is rated at 13 amps. It does not use 13 amps. A rating means different things when applied to different equipment. So, for instance, you have circuit breakers in your breaker box rated at 15 amps. That means you could use 15 amps, not that you are using 15. Electric mowers by their nature pull more amps if you load them down. 13 amps in the case of this mower’s motor probably means that past 13 amps the motor will progressively get hot enough to burn the insulation on the windings. (And the rating is probably done in free air, not inside a stifling enclosure such as the mowers housing.) That means you risk failure if you operate your mower at 13 amps for prolonged periods. I rigged something to measure the amps while cutting grass 3 inches taller than the mower’s maximum height adjustment, at which the mower was pulling 3.7 amps, not 13. At as fast as I could walk, and you could then hear the motor bog some, it was 4.2 amps. So when the manual advises a 14 or even 12 gauge cord, this is because of lawyers, not either safety or the requirements of the mower under normal operation. Naturally, I did not think of this when I bought my cords. I have a 100 foot, 14 gauge, 2 wire cord, to which I add a 50 foot, 12 gauge, monster 3-wire cord to get to the furthest part of the lawn. It is of no use to run a 3 wire cord to a device that has two prongs, as this mower, and practically all electrical lawn equipment does. So why are two wire cords very hard to find? This mower, as well as its ancestors like my MM850, has a DC motor with a bridge rectifier to convert the house AC to pulsating DC. AC motors are everywhere and not expensive, and refrigerators and furnace blowers use them. It makes sense to use AC motors with AC, does it not? And AC motors don’t necessarily have brushes, which wear out and cause problems, nor bridge rectifiers, which drop the voltage a couple volts and waste a bit of power. The rectifier drops voltage (2 volts), in the same range as 150 foot cords some people seem worried about. And there ARE mowers that use AC motors. For what reason is B & D going with DC? It is my understanding that DC motors do not overheat when they are slowed down significantly, or when operated at lower voltages, as some AC motors do. That’s good. (DC motors turn slower, and use less power, at lower voltage.) But brushes do cause problems. Probably most people who think their lawn mower “has conked out” (and it isn’t just the switch) have worn out the brushes. (Brushes are what they call the replaceable contacts that supply the rotating motor with electricity.) It is not a difficult replacement if you are handy with a screwdriver. But I have also had my old mower suddenly refuse to run, or run very slowly. After getting off the cover, blowing out the astounding amount of very fine crud inside, and working the brush springs, to get out particles blocking the brushes from good contact, the mower is revived. Lifting and banging the mower down on the sidewalk a few times often works, but don’t get carried away. Although the manual instructs you not to get inside (as demanded by lawyers), that means debris will accumulate inside until it ultimately strangles the motor to death. People accustomed to replacing their cheap-crap gas mowers frequently may not realize they can get another long period of good operation out of their electric mower by getting inside. The motor cannot be totally sealed, because air must circulate to cool the motor. (There indeed is a fan inside the blade housing which draws air through a couple of small holes (prone to clogging), which draws cooling air into miscellaneous openings on top). But dust and mostly tiny particles of grass which the mower kicks up gets drawn inside, and can get in the motor and lodge in the brushes. The first time I opened up the forbidden motor compartment of the MM850, after a couple years, I was baffled why they would line the inside with a greenish foam rubber mat molded exactly to the interior of the cover. They didn’t!The new MM2000 makes it just as difficult to get inside, by having screws set in deep holes that fill up with fine grass clippings you have to blow out.The reason electric motors last a long time, compared to gas motors, is that the only wearing parts are the two bearings that hold opposite ends of the shaft that turns, and those don’t cost much. Gas mowers have that and a lot more, and the parts take a tremendous pounding from the brief but strong explosions of the gas. Yes they can make cheap gas engines, but they can’t make gas engines that last cheap.Battery mowers are a mistake. You may feel a cord is too much hassle, but lugging and charging expensive batteries, which are only able to last a couple of years, because the high energy cycling wears them fast, is a hassle. Isn’t electricity expensive compared to gas? Yes, but the conversion to useful work is much better for an electric motor than a gas engine. 90% efficient is not a big deal for an electric motor. 30% efficient in practice would be a miracle for a gas engine. IAC, here is the calculated cost for me. Around here, the total maximum charge for 1000 watts for 1 hour is $0.17. While in operation, the mower uses under 500 watts. If it took less than an hour to cut the lawn, it would cost under $0.09 for the electricity. For 3 1/2 hours, it would be under 30 cents. (0.17 x .5 x 3.5) At $200 for the mower, assuming it lasts 15 years, that comes to $13.33 per year. In my case, that comes out to 44 cents per cutting. So, not counting my labor, total out-of-pocket cost is 74 cents per cutting. I mentioned that bagging clippings is pointless. Here is how I came to think that: In the later 70’s the ecology movement erupted. One idea was that to reduce creating ever-more eco-destructive landfills, we should not put biodegradable material in them. Manufacturers and eco-fanatics then proclaimed that specially designed mulching mowers, which chopped the cuttings short enough to fall unobtrusively between the grass blades (provided the lawn was left long enough to hide them) were eco-correct. Frankly, I ‘d prefer to avoid bagging the clippings, not because of eco concerns, but that bagging is three times the work of not bagging. So I, after seeing articles claiming that they had found some ordinary mowers that did just as well as the mulchers, tried my suddenly out-dated mower (set to maximum height) and found it worked too. I monitored for the potential lawn disease that might result, which never happened. On the contrary, the lawn stayed greener between fertilizer applications, and after a few years of this, I seldom put fertilizer on the lawn. (True, the grass is not that deep blue-green you get after fertilizer anymore, except in spring, but it is a pretty green.) To be clear, if you cut more than an inch off the grass blades, or have the height lower than 3 1/2 inches, you risk seeing grass clippings laying on the lawn. I have not bagged the clippings since around 1975.The mower is working fine as of July 7, 2016.(To be continued when I have time. )

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  32. Sonja B Jones

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well made, and strong.

    I am a black and decker fan. I love their products and have never had any issues with their products. After 2 years my other lawnmower departed to lawnmower heaven. The other brand was not as light as my new lawnmower, but it did the work. This lawnmower was economical, and it was easy to assemble. I used it all summer and my lawn looked fabulous. It worked better than the one that died (Not black and decker). The first electrical lawn mower I had was a black and decker and it survived 5 years. The price was also economical. So far, so good. I also use it to mow the leaves which makes my life easier in the fall.

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  33. Charles E.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    The mower works well especially for the price It’s

    It’s a little long in the front from the blades

  34. R. Jennings MacConnell Jr

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It’s always ready to go.

    I only have 1,000 sq’ of lawn to maintain in my residential studio and sculpture garden which needs to be cut every 7days to keep it tight and full. With this corded Black & Decker I am able to plug it in and mow the area in 8 minutes with no fussing with the occassional gasoline and oil spills. I had one of those “other brand” electric motor reel mowers, but that company’s customer service was horrific, and no supply for replacement blades. The electric cord has become quite manageable. I developed a work flow that is just right. I would like to have fron swivel whees on the front to faciliate turnng ease. Black & Decker is an excelent brand.

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  35. Amanda ZehringerAmanda Zehringer

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Made cheaply, Very disappointed

    My previous BDK mower was great. Lasted 12 year. Same basic type: corder mulching mower. No complaints with it.This one has had issue after issue. I have had it for 14 months now. With in weeks, the foam padding on the handle started falling off. Not critical to the operation, just annoying. Within a couple months, the tightening screw for the collapsible handled started falling off. I found it the first few times but eventually it was lost in the grass somewhere. I have temp fixed it to work but should not have had to. Now the wheels are falling off. I have tried to fix them but to no avail. They should be held on with a cotter pin through the axle but are not. Wheels snap onto axle and after use, the “friction” holding them in place is not enough. Poorly designed and poorly made.

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  36. Amazon Customer for a really long time

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cuts grass well.

    I’ve used this about 20 times so far to cut my grass and not had an issue at all. Even on fairly tall grass. Sometimes I like to let the grass grow 5 or 6 inches to reseed itself before cutting it and this mower has no issues cutting it. My lawn is in the desert and is Bermuda grass. I usually cut the grass when it is dry but on occasion the sprinklers kick on right before I cut and this mower still does very well on wet grass, which is a lot harder to cut.I don’t use the grass catching basket since they never seem to work well on any mower, so I can’t say how well the one on this mower works. Instead I installed the included side port thing that lets the grass fly out the side. I rarely rake up my grass as I like to leave it and let it feed the grass so I don’t have to fertilize often. I only have to rake if the grass is really tall when I mow it.Anyway, yeah the cord is a little but of a pain in the butt sometimes, but I rather have a corded electric mower than a cordless. I like the power I this mower delivers. Having always had gas mowers in the past this electric is much easier to use and maintain and it is much quieter which is a big bonus too.I very much like this mower and I am happy I bought it and it does a very good job on my lawn.

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    5.0 out of 5 stars


    The MM2000 Black and Decker Mower is the IDEAL mower for this time. Imagine, cutting your lawn, no matter the size, WITHOUT THE “CHARGE THE BATTERIES FOREPLAY!” Make no mistake, this IS the Electric Age. We abandoned Kerosene flashlights decades ago, and Lithium Batteries are appropriate for Phones, Computers, Weed Trimmers, Power Drills, AND Plug-In-Hybrid Automobiles, but not so for Lawnmowers (and Snowblowers.) WHY NOT? The power supply is “Not THERE YET”. We need to get the job done, one shot, right?I estimate 3,500 Watt-Hours of power to trim my suburban lawn. An EGO 56V 5Amp battery would provide 280 Watt-Hours. Again these are estimates, but rounding, I would need 12.5 such batteries at 100% efficiency.The MM2000 uses a power source that is 100% compatible with what I already own-12or14 Gauge extension cords. This is clean power. Quoting the US Secretary of Energy, “the power comes from the wall.” (No oil, gas, coal, nuclear.) :+} :=)It took less than 5 minutes to get the MM2000 out of the box and assembled, just attaching the handle with nice thumbscrew/levers, no tools needed. The MM2000 has a full range of height settings, a mulching adapter, is nimble&lightweight (no batteries or gasoline weight to smash the grass down), and a great built-in fan above the blade that provides suction and picks up & mulches (compacts) leaves-NO RAKING. The left side “EDGEMAX” almost makes weed trimmers un-necessary in many landscaping scenarios. The collection bag is easily unhooked, & the opening fits perfectly into standard yard waste paper bags. All very neat.The two stage switch is very well thought out. I cannot imagine the unit running “accidentally” but PLEASE, UNPLUG THE UNIT WHEN DOING ANY CLEANING OR INSPECTION. NOT HAVING AN EVER-PRESENT BATTERY MAKES THIS A V-E-R-Y S-A-F-E Lawnmower. THERE IS NO WAY THE MOTOR CAN TURN WHEN IT IS UNPLUGGED, RIGHT???Now comes the classic objection-“what about the cord?” THIS IS AN INANE OBJECTION! Who cuts their lawn without 1 checking for children, 2 a mowing pattern, 3 checking for pets and wildlife, 4 checking for garden hoses and 5 checking for debris(potential projectiles)-CONTINUOUSLY? So if an Environ-mentally Friendly extension cord is a problem, perhaps consider a Professional Lawn Care Service?Buy a B&D MM2000 while you can and at a TERRIFIC PRICE ON AMAZON!

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  38. BLM

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Arrived as notified while I slept on the back porch, waiting. Sorry I wasn’t out front to help.

    After carrying the package out to the lawn via the wheel barrow, I was able to complete the few items that required adherence to the enclosed directions. It took only about thirty minutes before I was able to start and mow a large yard that had not been touched since my old mower gave up months ago. I had never considered using an electric mower, but this one turned me completely from gas to electricity. We will see if that’s a good idea after my wife tries to do the laundry and drying today.Thanks again for the quick delivery, good pricing and quality product!

  39. marvo

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this mower but not so much Black&Decker

    Bottom line:(1) This is a great mower. The engineers should have won awards.(2) Black & Decker business practices suck. They are customer hostile.Pros:1. Easy to set up especially if you like the default = mulching mode. All you really set up are the handles. Handles are a bit novel but not difficult.2. Handles on the case! Yes! Easy to pick up.3. Light – noticeably lighter than my last electric mower. Translation = easy to push around the yard. Everyone with a back will appreciate this. Mowing is noticeably easier.4. Quick motor spin-up and spin-down. The motor will be ready as soon as you are. This considerably reduces the safety two-step start-up inconvenience.5. Motor sounds like a vacuum cleaner. In a good way. Fast rotation and effective. Blades are sharp.6. I just cut thick Florida St. Augustine grass after former electric mower death, several weeks of foreign travel, lots of warm rain, figuring out the former mower was dead, and acquiring this mower. This mower survived and the lawn looks great. So far so good.7. Yes you can lower and raise the mower with trivial effort. While I think this issue is a over-hyped it is true.8. It is not too difficult to fold the top part of the handle over to store in a smaller space.Cons:1. B&D refuses to release the precious information of the warranty period on this mower. How dumb and annoying can you be to your customer. Web site – no luck. Question here – answered by B&D to go to a web page full of generic blah blah gobbledy gook that does not answer a simple question. Called – no luck, and never a human being. Emailed through web site – nonsensical non answer. Seriously? I have never seen a company this bad. My question was answered by another customer, not B&D. Apparently the secret answer is a 2 year warranty, which is pretty short. Glad I bought that 3 year add-on warranty. Though getting the benefit might be interesting.[NOTE: It turns out I am partially at fault. The warranty period is stated deeply buried in the manual after the part about putting together your machine. So my bad on that.]2. The nearest B&D service center is well over an hour away. Seriously? Its not like I live nowhere. I live in a fairly populated coastal region of Florida. The nearest GreenWorks (competitor) service center is right in my town. If you are retired maybe you don’t care. But I work and I care.[NOTE: B&D says they will help with instructions on boxing and shipping the mower if necessary. I’m not sure this really answers the service center issue but it is an avenue.]

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  40. Donna

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great electric mower for the price!

    I had one of these for 16 yrs when I could no longer sharpen or buy a replacement blade, so bought a new B&D mower to replace this old one…I use a 50ft extension cord with it and it cut my small yard, front and back precisely this season. Easy to use and clean. Very good quality for the price I paid, as I waited til it went on sale in the ‘off season’ and saved some $$$ Would recommend this mower as this is my second one purchased!

  41. Vernona Devers

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Awkward to handle

    Plastic wheels..all plastic..Mows good..awkward to handle

  42. Charles Sparks

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money!

    It isn’t self propelled!!

  43. MJM23MJM23

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely powerful!

    When I first got this mower my lawn had grown a little bit out of control. The backyard was probably almost a foot high. This lawn mower was able to rip right through it without any problems! There was a lot of mulch and I probably should have bagged instead but that was my own mistake, not the mower. I just didn’t want to have to empty the bag multiple times(needed a bailer haha!). But it definitely gets the job done! Still working on mastering cord management while mowing but I haven’t mowed over my extension cord! Fingers crossed!

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  44. Felix Santos

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I’m satisfied with Black n Decker lawn mower

    Easy to handle

  45. Pantry John

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The B & D electric mower is money well spent, if you can live with using long extension cords.

    I have used the B&D electric mower for many years and this is at least my third. if not my fourth, unit. Unfortunately, it was put into full time service sooner than anticipated when I rolled over a rock about the size of a baseball and totaled its 4 year old predecessor. There are a number of design improvements like quick release handle folds, but the most significant are in weight and performance. The newest edition is noticeably lighter, easier to load and unload into a vehicle and easier to push over a 3/4 acre plot. Performance is incomparable. In addition to providing a level cut it is a true mulching machine and effectively sucks cuttings and leaves into the bag. Since I compost yard waste I appreciate the fact that the mower not only effectively cuts the grass/weeds into very small bits, it also utilizes the entire bag for those cuttings. Earlier editions claimed to be a mulching mower but that proved to be in name only and rarely was the entire bag filled, The only negative that I have found concerns the height adjustment for the handle; it requires a careful alignment of two sprocket-like devices on either side of the handle where it connects to the body of the unit. I am so satisfied with this machine that I have given serious consideration to purchasing a second for use at another location.I am revising my rating to 3 from 5, even though the final verdict is now on hold. I do not want others to act solely on my initial review when there may be quality problems with this machine. The mower failed after 4 uses and, while it is under warranty for 2 years according to B&D customer service, I had to take it to a repair center 22 miles distant and must wait for up to two weeks for the shop to determine whether it can be repaired or should be replaced. If repair is in order, I have to wait for parts to be ordered. If replaced, I still wait while the repair shoporders a replacement from the factory. I still like the mower and do not want to walk away from the purchase just yet. More later as additional information develops.

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  46. John White

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Plenty of power and easy to handle.

    I have always used plug-in electrics (40+ years). Replaced a failing (after 10 years) Homelite 20″ Electric. Hadn’t realized how heavy that steel housing was until I started using this one. The narrower profile (to allow flush edge cutting) and light weight combine to make it a little tricky on hills with more than about a 30-degree slope — it has a tendency to roll to the side — but once expected, it’s easily handled. Large rear wheels make it easy to push and maneuver. Plenty of power. The old one sometimes got bogged down if I let the grass get a little too long. This one just eats away (I use the mulch mode) and leaves a nice, almost “golf course” finish. Only complaint is the stone guard flap on the back. It seems a little long and a bit awkward as it has to flip under the housing when I pull the mower backward. All in all, a great machine. Plenty of power, easy to handle, and no gas (and related maintenance) or batteries to contend with. Plug it in and you have full power for as long as the job takes.

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  47. Bleach

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it if you can take your time.

    This thing has a lot of capacity and power. It takes a bit of getting used to, especially if you have an odd-shaped yard. The cord is easy to run over if you don’t take your time. Not having to fill up gas cans is worth it though. It’s light. Very light compared to a gas engine mower. The wheels are CHEAP and the hubcap on the right rear came off the first time I used it and I couldn’t get it back on because it’s so cheaply made. Also, you have to push the start button and then push down the safety handle to get it to start. Seems weird to do it that way, but they didn’t ask me. The wire that’s connected to the safety bar seems very loose, but has worked every time. The bag has two little knobs on it. You think you have it in the right location when you first start using it, but you don’t. If you don’t, the bag will drop off and you’ll get grass all over your shins until you figure it out. The bag is well balanced and easier to deal with than other gas mowers I’ve used, but it’s still a really poor design, requiring you to bend and strain, using your back to empty the bag. And if you think you can do it without getting grass in the garage, you’re sadly mistaken. The depth gauge is the best I’ve used, easily going up and down without much effort. Also, I hang this bad boy on the wall with my RubberMaid hook system, so it’s out of the way. Overall a good machine. I just hope the wheels hold up.

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  48. stephen le

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for a small yard.

    Good power. Will have issues with wet and/or thick patches. Mulch blade works great when moving at a slower and steady pace. 5 stars if it were more powerful as the product description. Otherwise, no complaints after two mows.

  49. Gary Bouchard

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works as I expected it would.

    Mowing the lawn.

  50. Yevgeniy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It was a good idea to buy it

    My son is taking care of mowing. Old one was 13-Amps cheap brand, but not strong enough fro some reason.Son’s feedback is “there are no negative things to say”. I can add that height adjustment is great. Wide enough for a personal use. Would buy it long time ago if it was cheaper

  51. Ernie H.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great.

    Upgraded from an old Black and Decker electric corded mower(20 years+old) that still works great but had no basket for clippings. This new rig is an improvement from it’s predecessor. Plenty of power even in high lawns. The catch basket works great. I recommend this corded electric lawn mower.

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  52. Zane Owen

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use!

    I have a a battery powered Snapper….awesome product. However, it is getting too heavy for me to push around my fenced in doggie area. This is perfect… Easy to put together and get started…so simple…Light weight and cuts beautifully. I keep it on my patio and just pull it out when I need to mow. The cord is not a problem, but get an orange or yellow one so that it is easy to see.

  53. Keyun Bishop

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    I thought have a corded lawn mower would be such a big task after reading reviews. I have come to find out using this lawn mower is easy as pie. There are certain little things you will learn along the way to keep the cord at a distance. Don’t worry once you get the hang of it it’s a cinch. Quality product. Less hassle with gas and oil. This was so easy to use.

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  54. Gary L Pfenning

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy use

    It works well

  55. V.L.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great electric mower

    I needed a corded electronic mower that could handle thick grass. Read reviews and decided on this one!I actually have been using the rechargeable battery version of this mower for about 4 years. The only problem I had with that one was that the battery drained incredibly fast if I had a thick lawn and I couldn’t finish the job… Which was embarrassing. I had a half-mowed lawn a few times. It also had trouble mowing dense winter grass so it was a pain trying to manage my lawn… So I needed a more powerful mower for these situations.I liked the battery version and noticed the corded version wasn’t bad so I decided to give this a try.The mower was noticeably stronger but had trouble mowing through extremely dense patches of winter grass (mostly dead since it’s almost summer). I wanted to mow from the notch number 3 to a 1. There were times when it sounded like it was about to give up but managed to keep going when I stopped or slowed down.Well, after some slow mowing, it did its job! My lawn looks so much better now and I’m glad I bought this corded version.

    2 people found this helpful

  56. Matt Ruper

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    exactly what I expected.

    met expectations. much to like

  57. SueFriesenHarrelson

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this mower

    I couldn’t bring myself to spend the price of a battery powered mower. I already had a heavy duty 100’ cord, so I got this unit. The price was great, it is very lightweight but it cuts great. The adjustments are super easy. Starting is simple—no cords to pull, just a button. My lawn is roughly 7500 sq ft.

    One person found this helpful

  58. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good electric corded mower

    Very good product for the price.

  59. JEH the Voice

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    First time use, then 70′ later it starts smoking!

    First time use and started with nice sound of power and cutting the lawn really well. Then after 20 feet I began hearing the motor bogging a little bit. I went another 30 feet and the motor bogged down even more. I stopped and let it rest being brand new I figured maybe it needed it. I started back up and went another 20 feet and the motor bogged down so much I had to stop at which time I also saw smoke coming from the top of the mower.I will try to find a local support shop to fix the issue, otherwise I will return it and just get a gas mower.As a interesting note, I have an old Snapper corded, probably around 40 years old and I was able to finish the rest of my lawn. Sure the safety circuit wanted to click off a couple times, but it worked like a trooper without triggering the shutoff.One more note, when using the B&D lawnmower, I had the setting at a 6 height and with my Snapper it was the heights point, meaning they were both cutting at about 4 inches. I’ll be back to update my review if I deem it necessary.

    3 people found this helpful

  60. Nancy Barton

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    electric push mower

    Easy to assemble! Works great!

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