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Stihl RME 235 mower review

Stihl RME 235 review

A quiet, smooth and efficient mower for smaller lawns.

Our rating 
4.8 out of 5 star rating 4.8

In a nutshell

A Gardeners’ World Best Buy Award winner this well-designed mower cuts quietly and efficiently with a nifty, quick-emptying grass box, helpful carry handles and a sleek design. Comes with a five-year warranty.
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
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Quiet, smooth and easy to steer around the lawn
Construction feels robust and sturdy
The unusual grass collecting box is quick to empty and has a handy indicator full tab
Comes with a long five year warranty.
Cons: The black cable is hard to spot on the lawn so there may be risk of cutting
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Is the Stihl RME 235 lightweight?

Reasonably light at 14kg this mower handles extremely well and is easy to lift on to a shelf or up steps as it has both a carry handle and a front grip.

What is the Stihl RME 235 like to use?

This is quiet and feels solid and sturdy with a sleek construction. It’s comfortable with a handle bar that adjusts to suit your height and handles beautifully, mowing around the garden and under low hanging plants and bushes with ease.
The height of cut is easy to adjust with a single lever and it has five different heights of cut from 25- 65mm. Emptying the grass collector is really simple too, there’s an indicator tab to check when it’s full and the box opens right up so you can dump the grass quickly and simply. A carry handle and front grip make it easy to pick up if you need to.

How easy is the Stihl RME 235 to store?

The handlebar folds down and the two handles make it easy to lift on to a shelf in the shed

Is the Stihl RME 235 good value for money?

This is great value with lots of features and a long 5 year warranty (subject to registration and annuals servicing)

Who is the Stihl RME 235 most useful for?

Best for smaller lawns and for anyone for whom weight is an issue.

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Product Specifications


Brand Stihl
Name Stihl RME 235
Model RME 235
Price £149.00
Lawn mower type Electric - corded


Powered by Electric - corded
Power 1,200W
Engine type Electric
Cutting height 25-65mm
Number of cutting height settings 5
Collection capacity 30l
Noise 93dB
Weight 14kg
Warranty 5YEAR