Gardena Sileno Minimo Review

One of the Best Robot Mowers for Small Lawns

By Robot Maniak on 28 June 2021
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Our Verdict

Gardena is a manufacturer of some of the best automatic lawnmowers. One of their most popular robot lawn mowers is the Gardena Sileno Minimo. The Gardena Sileno Minimo is ideal for small lawns. If you have a big lawn, we suggest you look at the other Gardena lawnmowers.
Although the Gardena Sileno Minimo is made for small lawns, it has made a name for itself for its easy installation and operation. But is it worth your money? Here is our review of the Gardena Sileno Minimo to find out.

Price Range: £599-£699

Max Mowing Area: 250m² | 500m²

Max Slope: 14º

Battery Life: 65 Mins

Warranty: 2 Years

Features
Design
Performance

PROS

+ Silent and automatic

+ Three pivoted blade system 

+Random pattern  

+ Full control via the mobile app 

+ Strong security system 

CONS

- No GPS

- Not Good on Steep Slopes

Best Deal Today

Gardena Sileno Minimo

£599

Quick Review

The much anticipated Gardena Sileno Minimo has recently been released into the market and it does not disappoint! This mowing has some very impressive features and capabilities, let's take a look!

Design

The first thing we love to talk about is the Gardena Sileno Minimo’s stunning design. It has a very stylish design. The colors are ash, black and some blue. The wheels also have some blues in them. The button layout is simple. There is a big orange STOP button for shutting down the mower in emergencies. We must say, there is no led panel on the mower. Just the big stop button and a 5 button interface with flashing LEDs. Why is that? Because all the settings of the Minimo lawn mower are controlled via the Gardena app.

Performance

Ok, it is beautifully designed and you can control it with your phone. But how does the Sileno Minimo perform? The official rating is 500m2 . We would not recommend you to stretch any further. The package comes with a roll of boundary wire and a guidewire. Now the guidewire is a very useful feature that most other robot mowers lack. With the guidewire, the mower can drive back directly to its charging port without wasting any battery. The package comes with all sorts of equipment so that you DIY lovers can install it by yourself. This will also save you installation costs.

Waterproof

The Gardena Sileno Minimo is waterproof. So, no need to worry about letting it out when it rains. This also comes in handy when cleaning your robotic mower.

gardena sileno mining waterproof

Sensors

The Gardena Sileno Minimo has many built-in sensors. A tilt sensor, a hood sensor, and a hood sensor. All these sensors combined work in the safety and security of its operation. With the mobile app, you can set it to mow corridors and certain spots.

Blade Configuration

The blades used in this mower are a set of three pivoted cutting blades. The pivot system makes the blade take less damage when it hits something hard, like a stone or stick. The blade height can be changed to adjust the grass level. 

What's In the Package?

The package comes with the charging base, power supply, boundary wire, wire pegs, wire connectors, and clamps. Everything you will need to set the mower up by yourself is included in the package.

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Gardena Sileno Minimo Specifications

  • Main Features

    Warranty: 2 years

    Lawn Size: 250m² | 500m²

    Maximum Slope: 14º

    Mobile App: Yes

    Voice Control: Yes

    Bluetooth Connected: Yes

    Wifi Connected: No

    Auto-Charging: Yes

    Auto-Scheduling: Yes

  • Cutting

    Cutting Range: 2-4.5cm

    Cutting Width: 16cm

    Cutting System: 3 pivoting razor blades

  • Battery

    Mowing Time: 65 mins

    Charging Time: 75 mins

    Battery Type: Lithium-Ion

    Battery Voltage: 18V

    Battery Capacity: 2.1Ah

  • Noise

    Noise Output: 57db

  • Safety

    Life Sensor: Yes

    Tilt Sensor: Yes

    Emergency Stop: Yes

  • Security

    Pin Code: Yes

    Alarm: No

    Gps Tracking: No

  • Dimensions

    Weight: 6.1Kg

    Measurements: 52x34x22 cm

Rating

4.5/5 Stars

Sileno Minimo Features

Performance Now, let us talk about Gardena Sileno Minimo’s performance. How good it is at mowing the lawn.

•Random Movement Pattern

The Gardena Sileno Minimo has no dedicated pattern for mowing. However, it does have different modes. A mode for corridors, circle mode for spots, and random wandering for the lawn.

The Gardena Sileno Minimo will mark out a random pattern for itself to efficiently mow your lawn.

The best thing is you can track its movement from the app. You can pause it from the app or command it to spot clean and other things.

•Auto Recharging

The Gardena Sileno Minimo returns to its pod whenever it is in low battery.

sileno minimo charging station

So rather than wandering around, this mower follows the guidewire and comes back to its pod. So no battery is getting wasted to find its way back.

•Security

The Gardena Sileno Minimo has a four-key combination for security. It can be changed at any moment.

gardena Sileno Minimo App

First, you need your phone and the mower. Set a customized pin on the app and insert it from the mower. Then connect the app again via BlueTooth. It has to be done in three minutes.

If someone takes it out of its area, it will automatically shut down.

•Child Safety

Whenever a child messes with this robot mower and lifts it, the lift and tilt sensor will detect it and automatically shut off the blade to prevent any harm.

A notification will be sent to our phone app so that you can further inspect the situation.

•Sensors

The mower has a bump, lift, tilt sensor. These sensors work perfectly with no errors found.

The bump sensor will make the mower avoid any obstacles, while the lift and tilt sensor will shut down off the mowing blade if activated.

See the Gardena Sileno Minimo in action!

 

Gardena Sileno Minimo Vs Bosch Indego S+ 

gardena sileno minimo vs bosch indego s 500

Many of you will be struggling to decide whether to get the Sileno Minimo or the Indego S+, so let's break it down...

Sileno Minimo Vs Indego S+: Features

When it comes to features, the Bosch Indego and Sileno Minimo are quite similar. Both mowers can mow up to 500m².

While the Minimo mows in a random pattern, the Indego S+ uses the LogiCut system, which has proven to increase efficiency and outperforms the generic random configuration.

Sileno Minimo Vs Indego S+: Mow-to-charge Ratio

In terms of battery capacity, the Bosch Indego has a slightly better mow-to-charge ratio.

The Indego will mow for 60 minutes and require 60 minutes to recharge fully.

The Sileno Minimo will get 65 minutes of mowing out of around 75 minutes of charging.

Sileno Minimo Vs Indego S+: Safety

In terms of safety, it's clear that both of these manufacturers take safety very seriously and have taken many precautions to ensure the safety of their customers.

It isn't easy to separate these two for this category with multiple sensors and a large emergency stop button.

Sileno Minimo Vs Indego S+: Noise

The Gardena Sileno Minimo is considerably quieter than the Indego at 57db, while the Indego will run around 65db.

Sileno Minimo Vs Indego S+: Overall

While the Bosch Indego S+ is slightly better than the Gardena Sileno Minimo, the Minimo is considerably cheaper and would be a great option for anyone looking to purchase their first robot lawnmower.

Best Deal Today

Gardena Sileno Minimo

£599

Gardena Sileno Minimo in a Nutshell

The Gardena Sileno Minimo is a great robot lawnmower and is perfect for small terrains in urban areas. The mower can work independently in any weather.

In addition, it has safety and security features. Although the price is a bit high, we would say that this mower should be on your buying list.

Happy mowing!

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