Black & Decker MM2000 Review

12-Inch 13-Amp Corded Electric Push Lawn Mower


Final Score

4.3 / 5 from 1039 users

Black & Decker MM2000 | Tools Official
Black & Decker MM2000 | Tools Official
Black & Decker MM2000 | Tools Official


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We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here's what users think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Many reviews say that the mower cuts grass well, just as good as gas-powered mowers, and has enough power to do good mowing. (46 reviews)

    • “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.”

    • “This one just eats away (I use the mulch mode) and leaves a nice, almost 'golf course' finish.”

    • “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.”

    • “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.”

    • “Even when the grass is relatively high, the mower has no problem cutting it.”

    • “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.”

    • “This mower has more initial torque than my 18 season MM600 mower”

    • “Cuts like a dream”

    • “Did a great job against a solid foot+ of grass and some hefty weeds in a single sweep.”

    • “It cuts the grass beautifully and doesn't leave missed blades as some mowers do.”

  • At least one review mentions the mower's weight as being lighter than expected, making it easier to use. (30 reviews)

    • “The other brand was not as light as my new lawnmower”

    • “nimble&lightweight (no batteries or gasoline weight to smash the grass down)”

    • “It is much more lightweight - you can easily push with one hand.”

    • “Light - noticeably lighter than my last electric mower.”

    • “Because the mower is lightweight, it maneuvers easily.”

    • “great that it is lightweight so you can lift it up”

    • “The newest edition is noticeably lighter, easier to load and unload into a vehicle and easier to push over a 3/4 acre plot.”

    • “It's light. Very light compared to a gas engine mower.”

    • “Light weight”

    • “It's lightweight and powerful”

  • A review mentions that past Black & Decker mowers have lasted a long time, and suggests that with proper care, the electric mowers can last for many years too. (21 reviews)

    • “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.”

    • “My previous BDK mower was great. Lasted 12 year.”

    • “Replaced a failing (after 10 years) Homelite 20" Electric.”

    • “I had one of these for 16 yrs when I could no longer sharpen or buy a replacement blade”

    • “My old black and decker lasted 30 years.”

    • “my previous Black+Decker mower lasted 10+ years thru hard work”

    • “This is my 3rd B&D corded electric mower since 1982.”

    • “Good power compared to my older B&D electric that lasted 20 years.”

    • “Upgraded from an old Black and Decker electric corded mower(20 years+old) that still works great”

    • “I have an old Snapper corded, probably around 40 years old and I was able to finish the rest of my lawn.”

  • Reviews say the mower is affordable and cheaper to run than gas-powered mowers. (19 reviews)

    • “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.”

    • “This lawnmower was economical, and the price was also economical”


    • “Excellent price”

    • “Thanks again for the quick delivery, good pricing and quality product!”

    • “But it's relatively inexpensive and there's no gasoline or oil to mess with”

    • “Overall, a good product at a reasonable price”

    • “they are much cheaper than the gasoline mowers and require much less maintenance”

  • The mower is noted for being easy to assemble right out of the box, with no tools needed for attaching the handle. (19 reviews)

    • “it was easy to assemble”

    • “It took less than 5 minutes to get the MM2000 out of the box and assembled”

    • “Easy to set up especially if you like the default = mulching mode. All you really set up are the handles.”

    • “The mower arrived well packaged and was easy to assemble.”

    • “Easy to assemble”

    • “Super easy to assemble”

    • “Out of the box ready to go”

    • “ready to use within five minutes of removing it from the box”

    • “Super easy assembly! Plug in and start cutting.”

    • “It was easy to assemble and start”

  • The mower runs on corded electric power, avoiding the hassle and expense of battery charging and replacement. (17 reviews)

    • “Plug it in and you have full power for as long as the job takes.”

    • “With this corded Black & Decker I am able to plug it in and mow the area in 8 minutes”

    • “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.”

    • “I didn't want to be replacing batteries that go kaput in a year or two, which seemed to be a common complaint”

    • “I needed a corded electronic mower that could handle thick grass.”

    • “I already had a heavy duty 100’ cord, so I got this unit”

    • “You have to buy batteries about every other year. So, I had to go back to a corded electric mower.”

    • “I like the electric mowers so I do not have to deal with the hassle of gas, oil, and small engine repair.”

    • “I went with a corded mower because I did not want to deal with degrading batteries.”

  • Like other electric mowers, The Black & Decker MM2000 is pointed out as being more eco-friendly than gas motors. (10 reviews)

    • “Like: It was better for the environment! (which it is.)”

    • “This is clean power”

    • “Plus, I do not have to listen to the roar of a gasoline one and neither do my neighbors.”

    • “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 never considered using an electric mower, but this one turned me completely from gas to electricity.”

    • “Less hassle with gas and oil.”

    • “it's more environmentally correct”

    • “No gas, no oil, no smell, no polution.”

    • “It's much, much better than gas.”

    • “I’ve had electric mowers for over 40 years and much prefer them to gasoline-powered mowers.”

  • The mower comes with a mulching adapter and is capable of effectively compacting leaves, reducing the need for raking. (9 reviews)

    • “I also use it to mow the leaves which makes my life easier in the fall”

    • “a great built-in fan above the blade that provides suction and picks up & mulches (compacts) leaves-NO RAKING”

    • “I've found it great for mulching leaves too”

    • “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.”

    • “Mulch blade works great when moving at a slower and steady pace.”

    • “this mower isn't as effective as a gas mower at sweeping up all the leaf debris; it leaves some finely mulched pieces”

    • “It comes with side and rear bag attachments, though I use mine bagless, as a mulching mower.”

    • “I use the mulcher attachment.”

    • “Mulches well”

  • The collection bag is easy to take off and fits well with regular yard waste bags. This makes it easy to throw away the grass clippings neatly. (4 reviews)

    • “The collection bag is easily unhooked, & the opening fits perfectly into standard yard waste paper bags”

    • “The catcher bag worked great.”

    • “bagging works a treat and no clogging so far even with wet grass”

  • One review says the EdgeMax feature is good for cutting close to edges. This could mean you don't need to do as much weed trimming. (2 reviews)

    • “The left side "EDGEMAX" almost makes weed trimmers un-necessary in many landscaping scenarios”

    • “Good choice that it can do the edge cutting (but not 100%)”

3 reasons not to buy

  • The quick-release levers used to fold the handle for storage can't be tightened enough even with the adjustment knob. You might need to add extra washers to make them secure. (4 reviews)

    • “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.”

    • “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 the attachment won't lock at the bottom.”

    • “My husband was able to fix a problem with the handle release.”

    • “I have only mowed with it once when a freak accident made me lose one of the tightening levers on the handle.”

  • Various parts of the mower, including the quick-release levers, can hook onto branches and other obstacles, which can be problematic during mowing. (2 reviews)

    • “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.”

    • “Edging is definitely better but I have to be careful not to snag it on my neighbors chicken wire fence”

  • The foam padding on the handle begins to come off within a few weeks of use, which is annoying and shows it's not very durable. (2 reviews)

    • “With in weeks, the foam padding on the handle started falling off. Not critical to the operation, just annoying.”

    • “Foam on the handle split already.”

Bottom Line

The Black & Decker MM2000 is an electric mower praised for cutting grass effectively, akin to gas mowers, but with less hassle and cost. It's light, easy to set up, and durable with proper care. Users appreciate its affordability, eco-friendliness, and features like mulching and EdgeMax for better edge cutting. However, it has some drawbacks; the handle's quick-release levers may need extra washers for security, and parts like foam padding lack durability. Despite these issues, it's a solid choice for a budget-friendly, eco-conscious lawn maintenance tool.


Cutting Width (in)20 inch
FeaturesMulching, Bagging, Side Discharge
Max Cutting Height4"
Min Cutting Height1-1/2"
Power SourceCorded Electric
CategoryPush Mowers
Warranty2 Years
Weight46.2 lbs
Additional InfoEdgeMax Technology, 13 Gallon All Nylon Grass Collection Bag

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Tips for Black & Decker MM2000

  • The mower does not come with an extension cord so buy an orange extension cord to make it easier to see while mowing.
  • Clean the mower after each use to keep it in good running condition.
  • It is best to plot your mowing path beforehand and mow away from the power source to avoid mowing over the extension cord.

Special Features

  • Corded Design: You won't have to stop to recharge a battery or get more gas, so you can keep mowing until the job is done.
  • 13 Amp Motor: This motor is strong enough to cut through tough grass easily, so you don't have to struggle to keep your lawn looking nice.
  • Tool-Free Height Adjustment: You can change the height of the blades quickly without needing any tools, making it easy to get the lawn cut just the way you like it.
  • EDGEMAX Deck: The design of the mower lets you cut grass right up to the edges of fences and flower beds, so you have less trimming to do afterward.
  • 3-in-1 Mowing Options: You can choose to mulch the grass clippings, collect them in a bag, or just shoot them out the side, depending on what you need for your lawn.
  • 13 Gallon Fabric Grass Bag: The big bag for collecting grass is made of a material that lets you see when it's getting full, so you know when it's time to empty it.
  • Carry Handles: The mower has handles to help you lift and move it around, which makes it less of a hassle to use and store.
  • Compact Storage Solution: The mower can be folded up to fit into small spaces in your shed or garage, so it's not in the way when you're not using it.
  • Complete Mowing Package: Everything you need to start mowing is in the box, including the mower itself and a sturdy bag to catch the grass clippings.


  • Q:

    Are all four wheels adjustable simultaneously?

  • A:

    Yes. A lever adjust all four wheels together.

  • Q:

    What is the mower’s cutting deck made of?

  • A:

    The cutting deck is made out of durable plastic.

  • Q:

    Can the mower mulch leaves?

  • A:

    Yes. The Black & Decker MM2000 can mulch leaves. It is recommended to go at a slower pace when mulching leaves.

  • Q:

    Does the mower run on 110V or 220V?

  • A:

    The mower uses a regular 110V power outlet.

  • Q:

    Is the mower self-propelled?

  • A:

    No. The mower is lightweight and can be pushed easily.

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