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Molto Verboso
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Everyone here is usually up with the best, so am asking for your opinion based on experience. What, in your estimation is the best electric razor on the market? I'm not looking for a rechargeable, but may have to. My experience as of late, is newer razors are under powered compared to the much older ones that worked directly on 120V vs the newer plug in low voltage transformer type. Thank you in advance.
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Accepting the fact that no electric razor will give you the shave of a blade, I use the Braun, currently series 7. This is the second one I have had, previously series 5, only replaced it for an upgrade the 5 still works well. It is rechargeable and will hold a charge for at least two weeks with no noticeable change in power, great for vacations I never have to bring the charger. It can also be run under water to clean it, when u don't have the recharger base, which also has a cleaner in it. The blades and foil are changed every 18 months I believe and the cleaner solution depending on use lasts a few months. It is not cheap but if you look around you can usually find an ok deal. The blades and foil can be ordered from the company and mailed to you and Walgreens carries the cleaner solution. I am happy with it especially the series 7 which is definitely better than the older series 5 I had, closer shave. Hope this helps(I have a friend who swears by the Remington though).
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LarryMK wrote:
Accepting the fact that no electric razor will give you the shave of a blade.
Exactly. I go with Dollar Shave Club. Cheap and the razors are excellent.
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Paddlenround wrote:
LarryMK wrote:
Accepting the fact that no electric razor will give you the shave of a blade.
Exactly. I go with Dollar Shave Club. Cheap and the razors are excellent.
That looks really good. If I didn't have double edge Gillettes and Feather blades, I'd smile on that club.
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Oh no. Not again. Just when I thought the shaving thread had been zapped here is the resurrection. I have tried electric razors but cleaning them is a huge project. Sorry I have nothing to add.
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I can't use straight razors or I'll get some razor bumps so I have quite a bit of experience with electric razors. I've found the Andis t-outliner works best for me. It is the same one professional barbers use. I then follow up with the braun series 7. It's close enough for me. I've yet to find an electric razor that is as close as a razor though.
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Panasonic 100%. I have used Braun (pretty good) and Phillips (not great).

The Panasonics are amazing and have motors that really do run at 20,000 rpm regardless of thickness/stubble. Now onto my second or third one in about 12 years. My dad swears by them too.

Try one - I would be surprised if you did not love it.

BTW: Whoever thinks they are hard to clean really has no idea. Rarely need cleaning and many are now waterproof/resistant and you just run it under a warm tap every week or two.
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I have this remington electric shaver that basically feels like someone is rubbing my face with glass-covered 100 grit sand paper. it's so awesome I quite literally never use it and don't feel comfortable donating it to goodwill or something knowing that some poor soul will try to use it thinking it will help them.
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charlesm wrote:
Panasonic 100%. I have used Braun (pretty good) and Phillips (not great).

The Panasonics are amazing and have motors that really do run at 20,000 rpm regardless of thickness/stubble. Now onto my second or third one in about 12 years. My dad swears by them too.

Try one - I would be surprised if you did not love it.

BTW: Whoever thinks they are hard to clean really has no idea. Rarely need cleaning and many are now waterproof/resistant and you just run it under a warm tap every week or two.
Me too. Have used Panasonic for the past few years, very durable battery, easy to find replacement blades every year or so. Waterproof is the key to being easy to keep clean.
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I use this one
http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Baxter-of-California-Safety-Razor_p_949.html


I have tried electric but always revert back to a blade. Blades give best shave if you have time, if not you may cut off parts of your face.
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YaYaDave wrote:
If I didn't have double edge Gillettes and Feather blades, I'd smile on that club.
Gillette Super Speed here and yes, Feather blades rock. 8)

I know this doesn't address the OP's question, but I threw away my last electric years ago. The old school turned out to be the best way.
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LarryMK wrote:
I use the Braun, currently series 7.
This is my choice as well.
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charlesm wrote:
Panasonic 100%. I have used Braun (pretty good) and Phillips (not great).

The Panasonics are amazing and have motors that really do run at 20,000 rpm regardless of thickness/stubble. Now onto my second or third one in about 12 years. My dad swears by them too.

Try one - I would be surprised if you did not love it.

BTW: Whoever thinks they are hard to clean really has no idea. Rarely need cleaning and many are now waterproof/resistant and you just run it under a warm tap every week or two.
1+ Panasonic. Water resistant and get best results while used a wet shave...liquid soap and wet shave allows for lubrication that will slide and cut very well and minimize "razor" burn.

Batteries should be checked out periodically to maintain proper blade speed / cut.

You can order other units that have a trimmer, but these have been more of a problem than it's worth. Just pick up a separate trimmer.

Below is the link to the unit I bought, $13.98 Amazon Prime.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-ES3831K-Single-Travel-Shaver/dp/B001CS8BJ6

Don't order any new blade or foil...just order another razor...it's the same price. So I have one in use and another razor in the drawer as a backup.
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Oh damn... I thought this was a Wallace and Grommit thread.
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Ah shucks I thought this was going to be a Miley Cyrus thread.

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Ah shucks I thought this was going to be a Miley Cyrus thread.

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SDG
Winner.

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