Best Electric Razors for Quick and Clean Shaving

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 5, 2019
For most men mornings are associated with shaving. This is where a decent electric razor will be a true savior. The only problem is which to unit to choose from a variety of available models. To simplify your choice, we have selected 5 best electric razors in our electric shaver review! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Shaver Type
Shaver Use
Additional Options
Components and Design
Usability
Battery Life
Warranty
 
PROS

The MacroMotion and MicroMotion system boasts an advanced pivoting head. Tilted at 40-degree angle, it will precisely adapt to any facial area. Meanwhile, the blades will move independently for a closer shave.

CONS

A travel case is rather small and fits only an electric razor without a charging cord. 

OUR VERDICT

Being the Braun's top seller, the Braun Series 7 7790cc Shaver offers a great combo of quality design and high-end technologies. Featuring 4 shaving elements for a smooth and irritation-free shave and 5 shaving modes, it will let you personalize your shaving experience to the maximum.

detailed parameters
Shaver Type
Foil
Shaver Use
Wet / Dry
Additional Options

Battery status indicator, Hygiene status indicator, Fully washable, Adapts to any voltage

Components and Design

Clean and charge station, Storage case, Cleaning brush, Replacement cleaning cartridge

Usability

SyncroSonic™ technology (10,000 cross-cutting actions per minute), ActiveLift™ trimmer, Triple Action cutting system, MacroMotion and MicroMotion shaving system

Battery Life

Up to 50 mins (1-hour charge)

5-min quick charge for 1 shaving

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The quick 3-minute charge option offers sufficient power for a single shave that comes in handy when the battery runs low and you have no time to fully charge your shaver.

CONS

No travel pouch for transportation.

OUR VERDICT

The Philips Norelco Shaver 4500 will provide premium quality, unmatched performance, and unprecedented skin comfort. The blades glide smoothly across your skin for the cleanest shaving experience. Add the finishing touch to your look with the pop-up trimmer that is perfect for shaping mustaches, beards, and sideburns.

detailed parameters
Shaver Type

Rotary 

Shaver Use

Wet / Dry

Additional Options

Razor head replacement indicator, Battery charge, Full and Low indicators, Quick charge indicator, Fully washable, Adapts to any voltage

Components and Design

Pop-up trimmer, Protective cap, Cleaning brush

Usability

DualPrecision™ heads, Super Lift&Cut™ system, Pivot, Flex and float system

Battery Life

Up to 50 mins (1-hour charge)

3-min quick charge for 1 shaving

Warranty

2 years 

PROS

A floating shaving head comes fitted with four arc-shaped foils covering super sharp blades made of top-quality Japanese steel. Such design with 30-degree honed blades allows cutting the hairs close to the skin. 

CONS

The remaining battery charge might be displayed a bit incorrectly. 

OUR VERDICT

If you have a tender skin and quickly growing beard and need a safe and more efficient replacement for your open blade manual razor, the Panasonic electric razor is a good-to-go choice. Easy to use and a breeze to maintain, it will ensure a close and clean shave for sensitive skin ensuring comfort and smoothness without itching and irritation. 

detailed parameters
Shaver Type

Foil 

Shaver Use

Wet / Dry

Additional Options

10-stage battery indicator, Low battery indicator, Fully washable, Adapts to any voltage

Components and Design

Pop-up trimmer, Protective cap, Travel pouch

Usability

Nanotech™ blades, 4-blade cutting system, Multi-fit arc foil, Flexible pivoting head

Battery Life

Up to 50 mins (1-hour charge)

5-min quick charge for 1 shaving

Warranty

2 years 

PROS

An innovative Turbo mode is great for men with thick and dense stubble. It provides a 10% boost in motor speed to shave through even the toughest beards. 

CONS

The trimmer could be a little wider. 

OUR VERDICT

This shaver from Remington Hyper series is designed for people who want to get the cleanest shave possible. The advanced floating heads in combination with ActiveContour ™ XL technology make the razor adaptable to any skin and face shape. It follows each contour for an ultra smooth and silky finish without razor bumps and irritations.

detailed parameters
Shaver Type

Rotary 

Shaver Use

Wet / Dry

Additional Options

Turbo mode, 100 % waterproof, Charging indicator, Adapts to any voltage

Components and Design

Popup trimmer, Charging stand, Charging adapter

Usability

3 Full Floating PrecisionPlus™ Heads, ActiveContour™ XL technology, HyperFlex™ Technology

Battery Life

Up to 1 hour (1.5-hour charge)

5-min quick charge for 1 shaving

Warranty

2 years

PROS

Thanks to the SyncroSonic technology, this model senses the stubble length and checks its density 160 times per minute, perfectly adapting to your beard type. An innovative cleaning station will remove up to 99.9% of all bacteria for hygienic shaving.

CONS

The housing of the shaver might heat up a little during operation.

OUR VERDICT

The Series 9 is the newest series of Braun electric Shavers embodying the best of the Braun latest achievements. Fitted with a 5-blade shaving head and a number of smart technologies, the Braun 9290cc can equally efficiently handle bristles of different length and growing in different directions.

detailed parameters
Shaver Type

Foil 

Shaver Use

Wet / Dry

Additional Options

Charging indicator, Battery life indicator, Foil indicator, Hygiene status indicator, Fully washable, Adapts to any voltage

Components and Design

Clean and charge station, Storage case, Cleaning brush, Precision trimmer, Replacement cleaning cartridge

Usability

SyncroSonic™ Technology (40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute), Titanium blade coating, 10D flexible shaving system, SkinGuard, Direct and Cut trimmer, HyperLift and Cut trimmer (for flat hair), MultiHeadLock (5 head positions)

Battery Life

Up to 50 mins (1-hour charge)

5-min quick charge for 1 shaving

Warranty

2 years 

Braun Series 7 790cc

For All Beard and Skin types

If your skin is sensitive or you have dense African beard, finding an ideal electric razor can be really problematic. Understanding that all men are different and everyone has their own needs, Braun engineers offer the Series 7 790cc, a trimmer that works perfectly on all beard types without exception and guarantees a maximum clean cut, no matter how thick or fine your facial hair is.

Like other top-rated Braun models, the Braun 790cc trimmer offers a combo of technological solutions designed to provide exceptional shaving results. Thus, a shaver head hosts 3 cutting elements, able to precisely capture the shortest hairs and cut them at a single stroke. Meanwhile, a skin guard prevents skin damages and irritation, and ActiLift trimmer allows cutting off flat lying hairs that most other shavers would likely miss. The MacroMotion 40° pivoting shaver head paired with an AutoSense technology and 8D flexible shaving system will easily adapt to your facial contours and skin to pick more hair in one pass, even on dense stubble.

Some premium perks are also here. Smart Clean and Charge station eliminates the need to manually clean the device. No need to dismount the foil and clean the heads. Just insert the shaver into the station head down and let it do its job. In about 50 minutes your electric razor will come out cleaned, lubricated, and fully charged. At the same time, the light indicators on the housing help skip the guesswork by informing you when it's time to recharge it, clean the head or change the foil.

Review of Braun Series 7 790cc Men's Electric Foil Shaver

Personalize Your Shave

Following the basics of the branded Braun design, the 790cc also comes in 100% waterproof casing and is suitable for wet and dry shave alike. Hence, if your skin is prone to redness and rash when shaved dry, with this shaver, you don't have to sacrifice your comfort and still can use your foam or gel. Other than that, to further personalize your shaving experience, the Braun 790cc offers 5 different shaving modes ranging from sensitive to Turbo. So, you can say goodbye to razor bumps and scratches on sensitive skin and unshaved patches on a thick beard. And all of this is at a single press of a button. You select the desired mode and the shaver will automatically adapt the operation.

All in all, the Braun 790cc is a highly functional and technological shaver. Created with individual user needs in mind, it will deliver smooth and irritation-free shave for all beard and skin types, no matter how long or short, thin or thick your facial hair is.

Braun Series 7 790cc Men's Electric Foil Shaver in the use

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Philips Norelco AT830/46

Excellent for Quick Trims and Extended Grooming Sessions

Philips brand is trusted by men worldwide. Norelco remains one of the most popular electric shavers. The Philips Norelco AT830/41 provides an all-in-one solution to a great variety of shaving needs.

The pivot, flex, and float system of the razor allows the head to be in close contact with your skin without doing numerous back-and-forth motions or turning your face in awkward angles to facilitate the shave. The innovative Lift and cut dual-blades lift the hair up from below the skin, keeping your skin smoother for longer.

You can use the shaver dry or wet with soap, foams, gels, lotions, creams, or plain water. Anyway, this shaver will give you the smoothest and cleanest shave possible.

The Philips Norelco razor will treat your skin with care, even in the most tender areas. The Skin Protection System eliminates skin irritation. The low-friction heads with rounded corners are designed to protect your skin from nicks and cuts as you shave. The shaver has a pop-up trimmer which is perfect for the smallest nooks and crannies of your face. It’s very handy to use for shaping mustaches, beards, and sideburns. When the trimmer is not in use, it pops down with a switch underneath.

The Philips Norelco 4500 is a highly functional and versatile shaver that will meet all your expectations and make shaving a breeze. There aren’t many extra accessories, and this allows keeping the price for this model down. This shaver is great for quick trims as well as for extended grooming sessions.

Review of Philips Norelco AT830/46 Shaver 4500 Frustration Free Packaging

With Your Morning Needs in Mind

Shaving is a part of a morning routine for many men and great chances are that almost every morning they struggle a desire to sacrifice shaving time to sleep. And when they realize they can’t go out without a morning shave, it often appears that they drastically lack time. In this respect, electric shavers in this concern are a real savior. However, there is a kind of inconvenience about these tools that can spring a surprise on you. If you forget to charge the battery beforehand, in the morning, you might find a “dead” shaver with a flat battery. Most manufacturers offer a quick-charge option that will juice up your battery for a single shave. Philips is not an exception, yet, they go even further. They managed to cut this time almost in half and provide the option of 3-min quick charge. Hence, your shaver will be ready to go while you brush your teeth. That’s an especially helpful option for the situations when every second counts.

To round up, the Philips Norelco 4500 is a highly functional and versatile shaver that will meet all your expectations and make morning rituals a breeze. There aren’t many extra accessories, and this allows keeping the price for this model down. This shaver is great for quick trims as well as for extended grooming sessions.

Philips Norelco AT830/46 Shaver 4500 Frustration Free Packaging in the use

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Panasonic ES8243A

Sensitive Skin Best Friend

Sensitive facial skin and fast-growing bristle might become a real problem for a man and a challenge for a razor. Since they have to shave more often to maintain a neat look while their skin is more prone to irritations, men with sensitive skin know firsthand how unpleasant and annoying the skin redness, razor bumps, and skin itching may be. For them, choosing an electric razor that will shave clean and safe can turn out a complicated task. Does it sound like you? If so, turn your eyes to a high-quality foil shaver from Panasonic.

Owing to a well-thought design of a shaving head, your skin won’t get in direct contact with the blades and will be much less exposed to the risk of damages. A gently curved floating head design will precisely follow your facial contours for maximum grooming comfort. Meanwhile, 4 arc-shaped foils securely cover super sharp blades allowing you to move the blade not only back and forth but also in circular motions similar to those of rotary shavers. Such shaving head design paired with 30-degree honed blades allows cutting the hairs close to the skin. Besides, a high-performance motor yields the speed of 13,000 cpm for a clean and fast shave. In other words, all of this will minimize shaver contact with your skin and, eventually, prevent razor bumps, cuts, and irritation.

It’s not a secret that sensitive skin feels better when you shave with gels, foams, and lotions containing moisturizing and soothing ingredients. However, not all electric shavers are suitable for wet shaving. Thanks to its fully waterproof design, the Panasonic can be used for both a dry and wet shave. You can even use it in the shower.

One more feature any user will appreciate about this model is a digital display. Unlike indicator lights found in other razors, an LCD screen will show you when it's time to charge a battery, clean the shaving head or replace blades and foil. Though it seems like nothing special, this smart option is very handy to keep your tool operable and prolong its service life.

Review of Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 Electric Razor for Men

Travel-friendly Solution

Whether you plan to spend a holiday on the seashore or head to a business trip for a couple of days, you want to look good during your journeys and be able to follow your habitual hygiene rituals when traveling. The best thing would be to use the same tools you get used to using at home. That’s why people prefer devices they can take anywhere. Generally, all electric shavers are portable and travel-friendly. Yet, not all of them are that convenient to travel with.

The Panasonic electric razor was definitely created with a traveler needs in mind. It is distinguished by a compact and slim design, somewhat smaller than other models. An AC charger is also very small and can adapt to any voltage. A protective cap will securely cover the shaving head and there is also a handy travel pouch that will accommodate both the shaver and the charger and will take little space in your travel bag or backpack. If you wear a mustache, a pop-up trimmer will help you neatly shape and detail it wherever you are.

All in all, offering all the benefits of electric razors, the Panasonic Arc4 will deliver a delicate yet smooth shave to a sensitive skin and become a reliable choice for any skin type and almost any beard type, except a really dense stubble where a rotary razor will work better.

Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 Electric Razor for Men in the use

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Remington XR1470 HyperFlex

The Cleanest Results Guaranteed

Unrivaled closeness, superb comfort, and amazing power! These are the words that best describe the Remington XR1470 electric shaver. This razors from the new Hyper Series combines advanced technologies and the highest quality to deliver your best shaving experience possible.

First things first, the HyperFlex razor has an innovative design allowing you to shave at any angle for precise closeness and ultra-smooth finish. The unit is fitted with three fully-floating rotary heads that adjust to all contours of your face. They flex and tilt independently as you go and don't leave areas with unshaved stubble. Thanks to their ActiveContour design, they always stay in close contact with the skin even on the neck and chin areas. The HyperFlex heads are supposedly good for as long as 12-18 months of regular use.

Slots and holes in the heads enable you to shave both long hairs and short stubble effectively. Yet, if you need to go through extremely thick hair, you can activate Turbo Mode that increases the motor speed a bit and guarantees the smoothest results for your face.

Another thing that really sold us on this shaver is the convenience of the trimmer. The unit has a built-in flip-out trimmer that makes the grooming of sideburns and other facial hair a quick and effortless job. 

Review of Remington XR1470 HyperFlex Wet & Dry Electric Shaver

Ultra Flexible

ULTRA FLEXIBLEThe thing you'll particularly like about this electric razor is the WETech technology and what it offers. It makes the shaver 100% waterproof and 100% versatile, giving you the freedom to shave in your shower using different foams and gels. The special handle design makes it easy to use the shaver in the shower - it's not too slippery when wet. After shaving, you can quickly rinse the unit under running water and leave it right in the shower. You don't have to worry about harmful bacteria since the shaver has the anti-microbial additive that inhibits bacterial growth.

If you choose dry shaving, you can simply put the shaver on the nice charge stand afterward. Plus, the stand not only keeps the unit upright but also protects it during travel and storage. And if you worry that the battery might die during transit, you can activate a travel lock which will prevent the shaver from turning on in your suitcase. One more nice feature for travelers is dual voltage support. The razors can work overseas granted that you have an adapter.

All things considered, we would highly recommend the Remington XR1470 HyperFlex razors for professional barbers and those who need an ultra-flexible device for the cleanest shave possible. It always leaves a nice smooth shave with no razors burn, no matter your type of skin. It flexes to accommodate even not-so-supple skin for a nice close shave, which makes it excellent for an elderly man. 

Remington XR1470 HyperFlex Wet & Dry Electric Shaver in the use

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Braun 9290cc

Braun's Most Advanced Shaver

Backed up by decades of experience and research in different fields, all Braun products stand out for the utmost functionality and clever technological solutions. Yet, the latest Braun series in all product ranges are distinguished by the smartest combos of technologies and innovations that make them the pinnacle of Braun workmanship. The Braun 9290cc electric shaver is one of such products. Belonging to the newest Braun Series 9, this model incorporates the newest and the greatest Braun technological achievements for the most efficient and comfortable shave.

A unique feature of this model is 5 synchronized shaving elements including two OptiFoil components, a HyperLift and Cut trimmer, Direct and Cut trimmer, and a protective skin guard. Specialized for different hair types and combined in a single cutting system, these elements won’t miss any flat lying or growing in different directions hairs. In addition, a pivoting head can move in 10 directions for maximum face adaptability. As a result, you can enjoy perfectly close and precise shaving without razor bumps, skin redness or irritation. Meanwhile, a titanium coating will ensure excellent corrosion resistance and sturdiness of the cutting system and significantly prolong the overall service life of the shaver. A smart charging and cleaning station will take care of your shaving assistant when not in use ensuring hygienic tool cleanness and keeping it charged for the next shave.

Review of Braun 9290cc Men's Electric Foil Shaver

A Smart Shaver

Many men claim that electric razors do not ensure close enough shave and that's the reason they prefer shaving sticks and straight razors to electric shavers. However, it's not the case with the Braun Series 9. Owing to a couple of smart features it comes fitted with, this model delivers the closest shave ever comparable to that you'd experience in a barber shop.

The innovative AutoSense technology will literally read your beard to automatically adjust the motor power to its thickness and add some force in the densest areas. Meanwhile, Braun’s SyncroSonic technology senses the stubble length and delivers 40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute for a clean and exceptionally delicate shave. No matter how long and thick your bristle is, the Braun 9290cc will leave your facial skin perfectly smooth and clean after the shave.

To round things up, the Braun Series is one of the best foil electric shavers for today. Crafted for exceptional performance, it will perfectly cope with the bristle of different length and density delivering a cleaner shave and more comfort than ever before.

Braun 9290cc Men's Electric Foil Shaver in the use

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What Is an Electric Razor?

An electric razor is a traditional accessory you’ll find in the arsenal of any man. Unlike traditional safety razors, electric razors offer exclusive shaving comfort and quality of shaving. If you’ve decided to upgrade your old safety razor, you’ve come to the right page. For this review, we've selected five of the popular electric razors from renown brands so you can choose the best suitable one, depending on your skin peculiarities. We hope this review will make the choice less tricky for you and you'll find out guides helpful.

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What Features to Compare

Shaver Type

First of all, you need to decide which shaver type you need. Nowadays, there are two types of electric razors: rotary and foil. Rotary shavers work thanks to a rotating circulation of knives, which are located in special shaving heads. This type of electric razor is designed for an uneven, short, thick beard. As for foil shavers - the device shaves bristles with the help of vibrating blades, which are located under the foil head covers. Therefore, your skin is in direct contact with them. As for the safety, it takes a lot of effort to cut yourself with an electric razor. Foil models cope easily with long bristles. In addition, if you have sensitive skin, this model will cause you less discomfort and irritation.

Usability

When talking about usability, you need to pay attention to design of the floating heads. If the razor has this design, you can follow facial contours for smoother, more comfortable shave. Moreover, thanks to the floating heads one shave is enough to remove all bristles. Floating heads definitely provide a safer, more comfortable shave.

Additional Options

Also, you should consider the additional options each electric razor has. Some shavers for men have a battery indicator or LCD screen. Thanks to this feature, you will know whether you need to recharge the battery before a trip or not. The device can work from both battery or the mains. Also a combination of both options is possible. this feature allows you to use your shave on business trips or journeys. If you use the mains, a voltage function allows you to use different power sources. The difference between accumulator electric shavers is battery life and speed of recharging. The higher these parameters, the better the quality of razor. Some men's shavers allow for both wet and dry shaves. All electric shavers can cope with dry shaving. This method will be comfortable for trips because you have no opportunity to shave properly with foam and warm water. However, a wet method of shaving will be best suited to people with delicate, sensitive skin.

Components and Design

In addition, you need to pay attention to the components and design of men's shavers. An ergonomic design will make the shaving process much easier. For example, rubber inserts allow you to comfortably hold the razor, even with wet hands. Additionally, great feature is the additional attachments for various jobs, such as a trimmer. Several electric razors have great functions such as the cleaning mode - you don't need to spend time cleaning your razor.

FAQ:

Q: Electric shavers vs disposable razors: what to choose?
A: Both razor types have their fans and both are still widely used. Yet, there are several indisputable advantages of electric shavers over disposable models:

  1. Though many people think they save money by buying disposable razors, a shaving machine is eventually a much more budget-saving option. With disposable shaving, you will have to replace blades pretty often especially if you have thick and coarse bristle and will have to buy shaving foam, gel or cream on a regular basis. Meanwhile, electric shavers require cutter replacement times less often and are suitable for dry shaving, significantly cutting your expenses on shaving products.
  2. Electric shavers are more comfortable, quick, and convenient. But what’s more, they are more gentle on your skin causing less to none damage and irritations. For this reason, shaving machines are highly recommended for people with sensitive skin prone to rash and razor bumps.

Q: What is better, rotary or foil shavers?
A: It’s commonly believed that foil electric shavers work better for long hairs and ensure delicate shaving for sensitive skin preventing irritation while the rotary type is optimal for short thick bristle. Some users state that a foil design is closer on cheeks while rotary shavers provide cleaner shaving results on the neck area.

However, today, with manufacturers struggling for top-quality and high-end performance for their products, electric razors come packed with bunches of technologies and smart functions that make both types good enough for any situation. Hence, a lot comes down to personal preferences.

Q: Why does the foil on the shaver wear out fast?
A: If you’ve noticed that the screens on your foil shaver wear out faster than within a replacement period stated by the manufacturer, there might be several reasons for that:

  1. You’re pressing the razor too hard while shaving. It pushes the cutters against the foil wearing out both elements. Reduce the pressure and let the shaving machine do the work for you.
  2. The foil can get damaged as a result of dropping the shaver or banging it into something. When not in use, do not forget to cover the cutting head with a protective cap which usually comes in the package.
  3. If you are shaving longer than 5 minutes, the foil will wear out quicker. Actually, electric razors are initially designed for a quick shave and, as a rule, they really deliver close and clean shave at a single pass.
  4. If you have a heavy beard, the foil will naturally wear out quicker than on a soft beard.
  5. Finally, the lack of cleaning eventually cause foil wearing out since it gets clogged with hair and skin particles. Clean the cutters on a regular basis and they will serve longer.

Q: Is it hard to clean an electric razor?
A: Most electric shavers do not require any specific maintenance and can be cleaned without a hassle. The easiest way is to remove the cutting head and gently tap it to shake away the hair. Some models are designed to be cleaned with running water when the razor is turned off and unplugged, and most come with a special brush to remove hair from nooks and crannies. There are also more sophisticated electric razors which are quickly cleaned inside the storage base.

Q: How often should I change blades and foil on my electric razor?
A: Commonly, the replacement period is specified by the manufacturer in the user’s manual. On average, the razor heads and cutters require changing every 12 to 18 month depending on how often you use the shaver and how thick your beard is.

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