Best Men's Electric Shavers

A men’s electric shaver (or electric razor) can help you achieve a close shave quickly and cleanly. Knowing what to look for can help you find the right machine that’s cut out for your shaving needs. Continue reading...

92 listings
Remington Rapid Cut HC4250
3.8 from 60 reviews

The Remington Rapid Cut HC4250AU offers up 9 length settings, an ergonomic design, and efficient cutting power to help you achieve professional results when giving yourself a haircut.

Ergonomic and easy to use
Quick, efficient clipping
Cuts hair evenly
Short battery life
  • Value for Money
    2.1 (11)
  • Causes Irritation Yes (2) · No (8)
  • Build Quality
    2.6 (10)
  • Ease of Use
    4.2 (10)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (10)
  • Caused Razor BurnYes (0) · No (10)
  • Shave Closeness
    2.8 (5)
  • Battery Life
    1.6 (10)
  • Wet Shave
    3.0 (2)
  • Dry Shave
    3.3 (4)
Braun Series 7

Braun Series 7

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3.5 from 85 reviews

A 360° flexible head, AutoSense technology that adapts to your beard density, and the ability to use it both wet and dry give the Braun Series 7 shaver what it takes to give you a close, smooth shave.

Price (RRP) $449.00 to $499.00

Gives a close, comfortable shave
Easy to clean
Great battery life
Blades dull quickly
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (22)
  • Causes Irritation Yes (2) · No (19)
  • Build Quality
    3.4 (21)
  • Ease of Use
    3.5 (21)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (22)
  • Caused Razor BurnYes (1) · No (20)
  • Shave Closeness
    3.4 (21)
  • Battery Life
    4.3 (20)
  • Wet Shave
    2.9 (13)
  • Dry Shave
    3.2 (21)
  • Charging Time1 hours
Panasonic 5-Blade Wet/Dry

Panasonic 5-Blade Wet/Dry

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3.7 from 28 reviews

Close, consistent results are within reach when you use the Panasonic 5-Blade Wet/Dry Electric Shaver - it’s waterproof, has a flexible head, and offers up a shaving sensor that adjusts its power to suit hair types and beards of all stripes.

Produces a clean shave
Does a fast job
Gentle on the skin
Blades need frequent replacing
  • Value for Money
    3.2 (10)
  • Causes Irritation Yes (2) · No (8)
  • Build Quality
    4.0 (9)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (9)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (10)
  • Caused Razor BurnYes (1) · No (9)
  • Shave Closeness
    3.9 (10)
  • Battery Life
    4.3 (10)
  • Wet Shave
    3.3 (9)
  • Dry Shave
    3.8 (9)
Braun Series 9

Braun Series 9

 · includes 6 listings
2.9 from 72 reviews

The Braun Series 9 Electric Shaver comes complete with a precision trimmer, a waterproof design, and a self-cleaning and lubricating stand, but reviews are mixed on whether it makes the cut.

Price (RRP) $699.00

Tac Shaver
5.0 from 9 reviews

Latest review: I bought the Tac Shaver from Australia Post. At $39.95 I thought it was worth a try especially as the reviews were favourable. It was slow to charge (8 h) but once charged should be easy to maintain

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Philips Multigroom Series 7000

Philips Multigroom Series 7000

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4.5 from 11 reviews
Running Time 120 to 300 min

Price (RRP) $139.00 to $309.00

Braun Series 5

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 · includes 8 listings
3.0 from 43 reviews

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Braun Series 3

Braun Series 3

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3.4 from 24 reviews

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Remington Durablade Pro MB061AU

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Philips Shaver Series 5000

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2.7 from 45 reviews

The Philips Series 5000 delivers a powerful shave, cutting even more hair per stroke. Equipped with advanced SkinIQ technology, the shaver senses and adapts to your hair density for improved skin comfort.

Panasonic ES-ST29
3.8 from 11 reviews

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Remington F5800AU Dual Foil - X Titanium

Latest review: l have had this model for several years and has worked well Bought 3 at the time but the chargers keep dying Remington says it was a popular model then discontinues it REAL CLEVER Two subsequent

Panasonic 5 Blade ES-LV9N
4.3 from 8 reviews

Latest review: I was over using blades so decided to buy this dear shaver for my birthday. It works great I have the cleaning unit as well Am getting used to it and happy with

Philips Series 9000 SensoTouch

Philips Series 9000 SensoTouch

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2.0 from 119 reviews

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Remington R3150AU Precision X-System

Latest review: Got from Big w I have being using for a few weeks I use every other day and takes a little to get used to And I still use a razor once a week The Good Say goodbye to cutting myself with

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Philips Shaver Series 7000

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Running Time 50 min
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Panasonic ES-LF51-S841 / ES-LF71-K841

Panasonic ES-LF51-S841 / ES-LF71-K841

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5.0 from 4 reviews

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Types of men's electric shavers

A man using an electric shaver on his neck in front of a mirror

There are 2 main types of electric shaver: foil shavers and rotary shavers. So, are foil shavers better than rotary shavers?

Foil shavers

Foil shavers have angled blades that pull hair beneath a perforated foil screen and then cut them.

Pros

Often achieve a closer, clean shave, making it suitable for those who shave daily.
Less likely to cause irritation, making them the preferable electric shaver for sensitive skin.
Easier to clean.

Cons

Not very effective for shaving longer hair.
More difficult to shave along the contours of your face.
Take longer to do the same job as the foil has less surface area than rotary blades.

Rotary shavers

Rotary shavers have rotating circular blades (usually 2 or 3) that cut the hair.

Pros

More effective on longer, thicker hair than foil shavers, so they tend to be more suitable for those who don’t shave every day.
Can be easier to move along difficult, more uneven areas such as the neck and jawline.
Do a quicker job.

Cons

More difficult to clean the head.
More likely to cause irritation than foil shavers.

Neither type is better than the other - what’s right for you will depend on your hair type, your shaving needs, and your personal preferences.

What to look for in an electric shaver

Performance

Some brands will advertise the minimum length of hair that a shaver can cut - some say they can cut hair as short as 0.05mm long. Some brands will also talk about a shaver’s performance in terms of the number of cutting actions they make (some make up to 40,000 per minute).

It’s difficult to cut through the noise and read past big claims, but in a lot of cases, generally, the more you pay, the better results you can expect.

Our tip? Read reviews.

Reading electric shavers reviews can help you determine whether an electric shaver lives up to what it’s advertised as being able to do. Most manufacturers will say that you can achieve a close shave with their product, but it’s common to find mixed reviews on a shaver’s performance depending on different people’s skin type, hair or beard type, and how they use their shaver.

Features

There are some additional features that can help make your electric shaver easier to use.

  • Beard trimmer: Sometimes we don’t always want a close shave, which is why a hair trimmer attachment that lets you cut to a certain length can be a useful extra to have.
  • Precision trimmer: This is usually a T-shaped blade that lets you remove unwanted facial hair with more detail, letting you easily get rid of hair in places such as around the lip, nose, and chin.
  • Body groomer: This attachment is designed to shave or trim body hair.
  • Flexible blades: A flexible shaver head or blades helps you easily shave more uneven surfaces, such as around the neck, helping you achieve consistently close results.
  • Cleaning brush: A cleaning brush is used to brush away hair, dead skin, and other kinds of debris from your blades.
  • Battery indicator: A battery indicator lets you know when it’s time to give your machine a charge, so you’re not left hanging mid-shave.
  • Quick charge: This lets you charge just enough for one use, so you can quickly get the job done even if you’ve forgotten to recharge.
  • Travel case: This makes taking your shaver out and about simple.

Wet and dry use

Some electric shavers can be used both wet and dry - this means that they’re either 100% waterproof and can be used in the shower, or are suitable to be used with shaving gel, balm, or foam (or both).

Ensure you consult the product manual or manufacturer website to double check whether a shaver can be used wet - some recommend against completely submerging a device, even if it’s advertised as waterproof.

Power source

Most electric shavers are battery operated rather than mains powered, as this lets you more easily move the shaver around the face, travel with the shaver, and in some cases, lets you use it in the shower. They can also often still be used when they’re plugged in and charging.

Make sure you check whether a shaver’s running time suits your shaving needs - some run for at least 60 minutes without needing another charge.

If you’re looking for a corded model, you can choose between either a solely mains-powered model, or a mains rechargeable model that works on a battery when it isn’t plugged into a socket.

Cleaning and maintenance

If you’re considering buying an electric shaver, then you should know what kind of care they need, as some people find that regularly needing to clean and maintain their device doesn’t suit their routine.

Different shavers will have different recommended cleaning methods, but generally speaking, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Clean. Brushing away the buildup of hair, dead skin, and other things caught in your shaver’s blades daily can help maintain its performance and extend its lifespan. If your shaver doesn’t come with a cleaning brush, then you can use a toothbrush to brush away debris.
  • Lubricate. Oiling and lubricating your blades help keep them working as well as they did when you first bought them.
  • Sanitise. Use a blade spray every few days to disinfect your shaver, keep it clean and reduce the risk of skin irritation.

Some pricier models even have a self-cleaning and lubricating stand that does most of the work for you.

Are electric shavers worth it?

Electric shavers for men can cost anywhere from $20 to upwards of $700. The more you fork out, the more likely a shaver will be 100% waterproof, have a durable battery, a self-cleaning system, and different attachment heads for you to personalise your shave.

Because the blades of electric shavers get dull, you’ll need to replace them every now and then - manufacturers will often recommend you replace these anywhere from every 6 to every 18 months. Ensure you consider the ongoing costs of buying new blades - as well as the availability of any spare parts you may need - before committing to a shaver.

For many, electric razors for men are considered a worthwhile investment because they’re considered easier and quicker to use, and may be more cost-effective than continuously buying disposable manual razors.

However, this depends largely on whether a shaver’s performance and features suit your shaving needs, so it’s a good idea to weigh your options carefully before settling on a specific model.