There is something I truly enjoy about manual reel mowing. If you keep up with it and don't let the grass grow too long, it's not as difficult as many would make it seem. If you want to try out reel mowing I would start with this model.
This was my first spreader and I still use it today! Very affordable and although it's plastic and does not compare to the expensive models in terms of quality, it just plain works and that's good enough for me.
I've used the cheap Scott's spreader for years and decided to upgrade to this Elite version. It works well with everything I've used it for so far and gives you a better "ride" on the lawn with the larger tires!