Advanced electric shavers are the combination of technology which comes in a small package.
Before choosing your electric shaver either from the list above or somewhere else, I recommend you to still read our Buyer’s Guide, it will help you to understand the technology that goes with in these modern electric shavers.
So without further ado, let’s continue with
our electric shaver buying guide.
Foil – Which is best for you?
A few generations ago, when you wanted a really close shave,
you’d head to the barber shop, where you’d put your life in the barber’s hands.
The barber would hold a straight razor inches from your jugular, and then tell
you to relax.
Fortunately, today you can achieve a close shave at home using electric razors, which remove the possibility of slicing your skin open or worse.
Electric razors can’t quite match the closeness of the shave you’d receive from a talented barber, but they’re far more convenient and safe than the straight razor.
An electric razor uses spinning blades or blades that oscillate
back and forth to cut the coarse hairs on the face tightly to the skin.
Guards surround the blades on the razor to protect your skin
from the moving blades. Most guards also contain slots or holes that catch the
hairs and lift them upward, so the blades can clip them more effectively.
The heads on the electric shavers will flex singularly from each
other, allowing the razor to match the contours of your face, which helps you
achieve a closer shave.
One of the best features of modern electric razors is the
ability to use them in wet or dry environments, as well as with shaving gel or
vs. rotary electric razors
The primary choice you’ll have with electric razors is the
design you want. Some people prefer a foil-style shaver, while others like a
- Foil: The foil electric shaver contains oscillating blades that move back and forth at high speeds. These blades are covered with guards that lift hair for cutting and that protect the skin. A foil razor will often have a few separate cutting blades that flex independently to match the contours of your face. However, because a foil head has a rectangular shape, it might not match your face as well as a rotary razor.
- Rotary: The rotary razor has round blades that spin. You’ll receive protection from the spinning rotary blades with a slotted guard that sits atop the blades and helps to lift the hairs so they’re easier to cut. The heads flex in multiple directions, giving you a close shave by hugging the contours of your face. However, rotary heads are more difficult to clean after shaving versus the foil shaver.
I prefer Foil shavers over Rotary shavers because of the closeness, smoothness, and design.
Rotary shavers were introduced first to
provide comfortable shaving experience and shaving head. No doubt that rotary
shavers are much more comfortable as compared to the foil shavers but they
failed to provide a close shave.
Whereas on the other hand, foil shavers are
expert in closeness. They contain sharp blades and advanced technology which I
Indicator: A charger with a
LED indicator is good enough to keep you updated with the current battery
level. Notify you when you plugged in the charger and warn you with the low
and Cordless Shaving: Few of the
electric shavers allow you to shave while your electric shaver plugged in while
few don’t. Braun series 9 doesn’t allow corded shaved while Braun series 7 due
to use and clean: Make sure the
electric shavers design is easy to use and clean. Almost all of electric
shavers listed above are easy to use and easy to clean. Most of the electric
shavers above come with cleaning dock, all you have to do is to put the shaver
inside that dock and press the button, that dock will clean your shaver. Some
models don’t come with that cleaning dock, so you have to do it manually. But
that won’t take more than 1 minute!
- Charging: Electric
shavers can be mains powered, battery operated or rechargeable and the option
you go for will probably be dependent on your lifestyle. Rechargeable shavers
are ideal for use on the move, providing the flexibility and convenience to
shave anywhere, anytime, however, the battery life may become a hindrance if it
needs to be recharged too frequently. There are a number of battery operated
travel shavers on the market; these are great for occasional use but are not
cost effective for more regular shaving as the cost of batteries will soon
Trimmer: Most of the
shavers come with an integrated trimmer which can be popped up. You can use
that trimmer for grooming, sideburns, and mustache.
& Dry Technology: Wet & Dry
technology allows electric shavers to be used either under the shower or on dry
skin. If you got a sensitive skin, then you might prefer shaving with gel foam.
That’s where this technology comes handy.
- Manual Clean Vs Cleaning and Charging
Stations Cleaning is a vital component of your electric shaver care and
maintenance routine and you should clean your shaver after every usage. If you
do it regularly it’s a quick job and not a big deal but some men just don’t
have the time or inclination. The more advanced models of shaver come with
their own built in cleaning and charging stations so they can clean themselves.
Simply pop your shaver into the base unit and leave it to do it’s magic. It’s a
hassle-free way to keep your shaver clean and hygienic. You do however need to
do is top up the cleaning fluid or replace the cleaning cartridges from time to
time so there is an additional cost.
- BudgetPrice points on electric shavers vary enormously; a quality
electric shaver will set you back anywhere between £50 and £300. It is worth
spending as much as you can afford as a quality shaver well looked after will
last many years. Having said that, as feature advancements have trickled down
to the less expensive ranges all of the major brands have really good options
at all price points and our offering includes excellent buys regardless of your
budget. Don’t forget to bear the price of spare parts and replacement blades in mind. Ensure that the
expense of keeping your shaver functioning properly fits into your overall
- Ready to get started? Check out our best electric shavers ranked and rated for a list of our bestselling
electric shavers, broken into popular price brackets. This is great way to
ensure you’re focusing on just the models that other customer considered the
best option at each price range.
- Every electric shaver is different but the same fundamental
rules always apply. The best way to ensure a close and comfortable shave every
day is to choose a quality shaver, use it correctly and look
after it. It does take time for your skin to adjust to a new shaving routine so
give it time and be persistent. However if your shaver’s really not suiting you
don’t suffer in silence. Most leading brands offer a returns policy so give us
a call if you are still struggling after a few weeks.