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Ryobi RLM16E36H mower review

Ryobi RLM16E36H review

A well-designed machine that cuts the lawn quickly, achieves a high quality finish and compacts to the size of its mower body, quickly and easily.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A Gardeners’ World Best Buy Award winner, this vibrant, well-designed mower is quiet, light and easy to adjust so that its comfortable and easy to manoeuvre. Has a range of handy features but may feel a little plastic compared to some.
Ease of Handling
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Cutting Performance
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Setting up / Storage
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Value for money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Powerful but quieter than other machines

Comfortable to use with a variety of hand grips

Handle double folds swiftly and easily

Features grass combs for close mowing right up to raised edges

Comes with a three year warranty
Cons: Grass collector has a narrow mouth, making it slow and difficult to empty

Construction feels rather flimsy
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Is the Ryobi RLM16E36H lightweight?

The Ryobi is a good weight and easy enough to manoeuvre across a range of terrains. At 11.5 kg it is lighter than some of its counterparts but not all. Also has a large, comfortable carry handle that makes it easy to carry or lift up steps if necessary.

What’s the Ryobi RLM16E36H like to use?

Thanks to an impressive choice of hand grips, thumb pads and switches the Ryobi is comfortable to operate and has multiple handle heights to accommodate users of any height. The height of cut can be adjusted quickly and easily and there are 5 heights to choose from between 20 and 70mm. The ‘Easy Edge’ grass comb feature allowing you to mow right up to a perimeter cutting doen on the need for edging and perfect for gardens with lots of borders, paths or furniture.

How easy is the Ryobi RLM16E36H to store?

Awarded our Best Buy for storage the handles have quick-release clips that enable it to double fold swiftly, compacting down to the size of just the mower body – it had the smallest footprint of all the models tested and is ideal for anywhere that space is tight.

Is the Ryobi RLM16E36H good value for money?

The range of features and ease of use are outstanding but the plasticy, slightly flimsy feel may be off-putting.

Who is the Ryobi RLM16E36H most useful for?

Ideal for any gardeners with a small to mid-range lawn but limited storage. It’s quiet, so good for those in urban areas and the easy, manoeuvrability makes it suitable for gardeners who struggle with lifting or heavy weights.

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Product Specifications


Brand Ryobi
Name Ryobi RLM16E36H
Model RLM16E36H
Price £139.00
Lawn mower type Electric - corded


Powered by Electric - corded
Power 1,600W
Engine type Electric
Cutting height 20-70mm
Number of cutting height settings 5
Cutting width 36cm
Collection capacity 45l
Noise 94dB
Weight 11.5kg
Warranty 3YEAR