I have a question about the EGO 21" mower and its mulching capabilities.

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I have owned gas mowers and snowblowers all my life and have decided to do my little part to save the planet. I just sold my gas snowblower and lawn mower and I am going to go electric. After much research I think I am going to buy the EGO products. The reviews on both the 56V 5Ah snowblower and mower are very good but I have one concern and one question. There are some negative comments regarding the mulching capabilities of the 21" mower and in a couple comments they said the 20" mower was better. Is it true the 20" mower mulches better and why is the 20" push mower more expensive than the 21" push mower? I'm looking on Home Depot Canada on line. Thanks.
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Brian Scott

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Michael Millan

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Hi Brian, For the past two years, I have owned Ego products (snow blower, self propelled lawn mower, 21") and have not had any negative experiences. Thank God. I now own a chain saw and a trimmer. I must say that even though I am not a mechanic or generally a handyman, I follow all the manufacturers recommendations, I DO NOT drop the battery, I clean my machines, methodically, I do not abuse them, etc. Again, Thank God that I have not had any negative experiences. Take good care of your future machines as I suspect that if you are carefully considering buying these products and take good care of them, you will enjoy them for many years to come. Sincerely, Michael
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Perhaps you are seeing the 20" steel deck push mower vs the 21" plastic deck push mower? The steel deck model is more expensive because of the steel deck. It appears, at least in the US, that the 20" steel deck push mower (and the 20" plastic deck push) are both discontinued. 
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Mike, you mention that you thought the 20" steel deck push has been discontinued is that true with the 20" steel deck SP model? Thanks Mike....
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Kris, a quick check on the Home Depot site and it sure looks like the SP model is still available.
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I took the plunge 3-years ago. I have almost every tool they offer now. The mower and snow blower are the biggest investment.

Mower: I came from a gas Honda Harmony. There are pluses and minuses to both. As You probably read, the shortcoming of the battery mower is lack of lift. This has not been a big issue to me. I have actually found in overgrown thick grass the EGO to push right through whereas the Honda at times would bog and stall. Bottom line, after three seasons, if I needed a mower today it would be an EGO.

Snow Blower: Only EGO I returned. With the scraper design it stopped abruptly at any imperfection or expansion joint in my drive and sidewalks. Some said to diagonally or memorize where the spots were but this wasn't for me. Also, there really is no forward drive assist so the user does all the work. I ended up purchasing  a Toro - besides my pressure washer my only gas lawn tool.

You have time to try the tools out and return them with no questions asked at HD - so suggest you take advantage of this.

Good Luck!