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Old 03-19-2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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good electric razor?

DH is looking for a new electric razor. Any recommendations? He tends to have trouble getting a close shave, the 5 o'clock shadow starts early.
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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The self cleaning Braun (clean and renew system) is the best I've ever found. Gives a very good close shave and is always clean.
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The self cleaning Braun (clean and renew system) is the best I've ever found. Gives a very good close shave and is always clean.
+1 I've had a Braun clean & renew type for about 6-7 years, and just bought a new 390cc. Close shave and no skin irritation, I use it 4 times/week. Series 3 electric shaver models for shaving - Braun. There are higher end models too.

I owned a Remington, it was inferior - noisy, it pulled at my face and not as close a shave. I have not owned a Norelco, only because the ones I've handled seemed a little unwieldy, but they seen to get good reviews too.
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I like Norelco. Actually I need a new one. My old Norelco is no longer cordless (batterey doesn't hold a charge, cord is electrical taped). I also have a working cordless Remmingoton cordless but I find myself prefering to used the Norelco for a closer shave.
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I have a relatively light beard, so heavy duty cutting isn't an issue, and I've always looked for the quietest model I could find. Just don't want to deal with the noise first thing in the morning. Norelco has always seemed quietest to me, and I've been happy using them for decades.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:55 AM   #6
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I switched to the Braun clean/renew 390 this year from a norelco. I really like it. Glad I switched
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:45 AM   #7
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I like the Norelco. The last one lasted almost ten years, I bought a new one about two years ago.

It's probably a "Ford vs. Chevy" decision.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:25 PM   #8
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Thanks for the suggestions!
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I used to be a Remington fan. I had one that worked great and lasted long time, through several battery, blade & screen replacements. Just kept on working great, and that was with very regular use. Finally, as with all mechanical/electrical things, it just was time to replace. I fully expected the same quality in a new Remington. Boy, was I dissappointed. I bought one, after reading great reviews on several sites on the internet. By the time this shaver was only a couple of months old, I could already tell the blades were noticeably less sharp, and shortly after that, the pop-up trimmer began to be difficult to close. Over a few weeks, I had to push harder & harder to get it to stay retracted. Finally, about 4 months after buying this shaver, it went into the trash. I'm about to pick up a new Braun, hopefully it'll last longer than that last Remington.
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My husband likes Norelco and so did my dad.
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I've had the same Braun for 20 years now, and it's still working fine (I buy new blades now and then). I found it to be better than the Norelco I had.

It doesn't work well if I haven't shaved for a few days. In that case, the trick is to first cut the whiskers with a trimmer, then use the shaver.
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I still use a blade, haven't found an electric that worked well. I suppose I have sensitive skin, when I used an electric razor (Norelco) it would cause little pimples to show up on my chin. Not to mention I can get away with shaving every other day or every 3rd day...
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I still use a blade, haven't found an electric that worked well. I suppose I have sensitive skin, when I used an electric razor (Norelco) it would cause little pimples to show up on my chin. Not to mention I can get away with shaving every other day or every 3rd day...

I think one's skin gets accustomed to either blade or electric. In earlier years, I had only used blade. Now my face is so familiar with electric that it would feel odd using a blade --plus, I'd probably slice my face up with nicks and cuts
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The self cleaning Braun (clean and renew system) is the best I've ever found. Gives a very good close shave and is always clean.
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Strange... I bought a Braun because of reading recommendations.... worst decision on shavers ever...

It was VERY noisy... it did not shave well... it irritated my skin a lot...


Maybe the newer ones are better... but I am not willing to find out....
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