Tips When Choosing Your Best Electric Shaver

By | August 12, 2013

Man shaving face with electric razorBefore you decide on what’s the best electric shaver you’re going to get, you should first consider on what type of electric shaver that you think would best fits you. There are only two types of electric shavers, Foil and Rotary shavers. Foil Shavers: are basically made of series of blades in linear form that are enclosed in a foil metal that have holes or slits where that hairs are pushed into then will reach the blades. This type of shaver are ideally used when cutting short and fine hair and is also used when men desire to style their beards together with a beard trimmer. There are also lesser reports of skin irritations when using foil shavers. Panasonic and Braun are well known brands for making the best foil shavers available on the market. Rotary Shavers: are mostly composed of 3 circular cutting heads in a triangular structure. It takes some practice to create comfortable patterns because it is used in a circular motion when shaving facial hairs. But, it can easily reach tight areas because of its design and mostly shaves the closest in neck areas. This type of shaver is ideal for cutting thicker hairs and longer facial hairs as well. Philips Norelco is a popular brand for making the best rotary shavers.


Basing on Experience

It would be an advantage if you’re an old-time user of electric shaver. You can base on your experience(s) on what particular type of shaver that your skin reacts well and what brand of shaver you are comfortable with in terms of design and features. But if it’s your first time, then basing on other people’s experiences can also help you decide on which type and brand of shaver is best. There are also useful websites that offers reviews on electric shavers, so you’ll have a good start by reading the features, advantages and disadvantages of a particular electric razor.

                      ROTARY SHAVER                                                                                                  FOIL SHAVER

Philips Norelco 1280X SensoTouch 3d                                             Braun Series 7- 790cc

Important Specs To Consider

  • Shaver’s Cutting Performance – Preferably, search for an electric razor that runs 10,000 RPM or higher.
  • Wet and Dry Shavers – if you’re only going to use an electric shaver for dry shaving, then search for electric shavers that features dry shaving only and wet/dry shaving. But, if you’re a fan of using it while taking a shower then you better choose those that support wet and dry shaving.
  • Most electric shavers are now rechargeable.
  • Auto Cleaning and Charging System – Some electric shavers have their own cleaning-charging dock. This requires buying cleaning cartridges and make sure you have good space for storage.


When you’re a frequent flyer or traveler, it is best to choose electric shavers that you can easily and comfortably carry with you. Also, it would be an advantage to choose electric shavers that hold its battery charge for a long period of time.


If you’re a first time user, it is just ideal not to spend too much on a shaver. Getting inexpensive shaver can also result in closer shaves. So the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ does not apply when buying an electric shaver. So decide on a budget that you are willing and comfortable to pay for and also consider its maintenance cost, changing blades and cleaning cartridges (if it comes with a cleaning-charging dock).

Final Thoughts

Choose the best electric shaver with features that you need. If you have a sensitive skin, some electric shavers use hypoallergenic blades and foil shavers are tend to be easy on skin and shaves better on flat areas. If you have a curvy-like facial structure, rotary shavers can easily glide and shave corner areas because of its design and it shaves in a circular motion. So it really ends up on what type of skin you have, what facial areas you’re having trouble in shaving, would you prefer dry or wet shaving and even both, and what’s your budget range.

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