Electric Lawnmower I have gone through quite a few gas mowers, pretty much annually! I didn't drain the gas each end of season and I didn't maintain them. The corded electric mower I have works great. Since I use it to mow my entire third of an acre property, I have a system worked out with electric plugs in the back shed as well. That takes care of reaching the back orchard. It's a bit annoying to work with the cord, but I can count on the thing year after year!