Best Men's Electric Shavers
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.
- Value for Money2.1 (11)
- Causes Irritation Yes (2) · No (8)
- Build Quality2.6 (10)
- Ease of Use4.2 (10)
- Cleaning & Maintenance 4.0 (10)
- Caused Razor BurnYes (0) · No (10)
- Shave Closeness2.8 (5)
- Battery Life1.6 (10)
- Wet Shave3.0 (2)
- Dry Shave3.3 (4)
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
- Value for Money3.0 (22)
- Causes Irritation Yes (2) · No (19)
- Build Quality3.4 (21)
- Ease of Use3.5 (21)
- Cleaning & Maintenance 3.8 (22)
- Caused Razor BurnYes (1) · No (20)
- Shave Closeness3.4 (21)
- Battery Life4.3 (20)
- Wet Shave2.9 (13)
- Dry Shave3.2 (21)
- Charging Time1 hours
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.
- Value for Money3.2 (10)
- Causes Irritation Yes (2) · No (8)
- Build Quality4.0 (9)
- Ease of Use4.0 (9)
- Cleaning & Maintenance 4.3 (10)
- Caused Razor BurnYes (1) · No (9)
- Shave Closeness3.9 (10)
- Battery Life4.3 (10)
- Wet Shave3.3 (9)
- Dry Shave3.8 (9)
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
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
Latest review: I bought this trimmer as an upgrade from an old battery trimmer. However it gives the most painful shave that you can imagine. Foolishly due to the price and the fact that I lost the receipt I stuck
Latest review: I bought this shaver from the Shave Shop a week ago. I was told that these shavers would be better on the skin and that they would reduce the spread of pimples on my neck (I don't have a lot but I
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
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
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
Latest review: I have used a philips 3 head rotary for around 30 years. I needed a new shaver and spent hours reading reviews which didn’t help. The Braun and Philiashaves are ridiculously expensive and had both g
Latest review: I bought this about 8 months ago and it already stopped working. I kinda expected it because of the low price, but I was still a bit disappointed. I took apart the shaver after trying many batteries
Latest review: Speed of motor is half that of a good Shaver fails to pick up and cut and shave close and efficiently. Would not recommend this Shaver spend around $120 get something
Types of men's electric shavers
There are 2 main types of electric shaver: foil shavers and rotary shavers. So, are foil shavers better than rotary shavers?
Foil shavers have angled blades that pull hair beneath a perforated foil screen and then cut them.
Rotary shavers have rotating circular blades (usually 2 or 3) that cut the hair.
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
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.