Cutting blade is cheap steel
I've persisted with this shaver for far too long. Shaver is generally good but the replacement blades (same on all series 7) feel like a cheaply sharpened knife and are blunt in no time. Even the lady in Shavershop asked my opinion when I forked out $55 for new blades. She said that many men were only getting 3mths of sharpness from blades instead of 18mths. Everything else is good but going to give up on this shaver.
Best shaver I ever had
I used to buy a cheap shaver every 6 months until I decided to go for better quality instead of just price. Ive had this shaver about 3 1/2 years and it still shaves very close today. Im happy to support a company which puts quality first so Im upgrading my shaver to a series 9 although I dont really need to for this one I could continue to use for another few years. Battery has lasted so, so long and still get plenty of use from a full charge. Replacement foil is needed about once every 2 years but Im very happy with that. Really quality shave...r and now I will have both a series 7 and 9 but the series 7 is just too good not to want to continue using it so I will use both. The thing Im finding about Braun is you dont throw out your old model because you upgrade. What happens when you upgrade a Braun product you get left with 2 quality devices. I recently bought a digital thermometer it is awesome. I dont mind paying extra for quality that lasts years instead of cheap stuff that has to be replaced every few months. Years of use of my series 7 and with a series 9 I wont be able to retire the 7 because its just that good. Highly recommended after years of use. Got mine both from Shaver Shop. My series 9 should arrive this week.
Purchased in January 2016.
Used most days without fail
Have been using this most days before work for about a year now. It has not failed me at all. The battery life is very good. The shave is nice and close without any irritation. It sits well in the hand and is comfortable to use. The price is a little steep for a shaver though.
I am using Braun series 7000 for almost 10 years and I love it
easy to use, reasonable charging time
easy to carry when you are traveling
easy to clean, I bought the first one in 2010 (my brother using that one now) and I have another two of them
The cassette foil needs to replace every 2 years but
Braun recommending 18 months (a little bit expensive) but it depends on your personal usage
just try to buy the genuine one and try use recommended oil to keep it clean and sharp
I tried the newer Model 9000 series and unfortunately did not work for me and I decided to stick to my old one
I am absolutely recommending this shaver
Purchased at shavershop for $265.00.
The real deal !
Having been a rotary Philips user for 50 years punctuated by a Remington foil once, I ventured into purchasing a Braun 7893 because the rather nice rotary contour Philips has current generation blades that lose their edge quickly and fail to do a good job below the jaw line.
My new 7893 is like revelation.
It is bulkier and noisier than the Philips however it is the real deal and on the intermediate blue setting I now have NO problem getting a better than reasonable shave below the jaw line and throat.
Further it is easier to clean and the c...
Purchased at on line for $179.00.
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Very close shave and efficient.
I was coming from a Phillip's Speed XL model.
In comparison the Braun is a much closer shave, very close to a razor shave. Its pretty efficient too with fewer pass overs required.
The unit is solidly built and cleans easily, either with water or the included brush. It has variable settings for sensitivity, and also shows the charge level via some LEDs on the front. I read many highly positive reviews on the 7 series German made model and its lived up to the hype.
Wet or dry shaver.
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BRAUN SERIES 7 - MODEL 7898CC WET & DRY ELECTRIC SHAVER WITH CHARGE & CLEAN BASE
I have for the last 40 years used a variety of wet shavers (my favourite remains my ancient Gullette Fat Boy DE safety razor from 1958 - so it's four years older than me and still working well) and several foil and rotating head electric razors. A close shave with minimal skin irritation is important to me, more so than a quick shave. I don't mind putting in the time and effort to get best results.
I read many glowing reviews before selecting the Braun Series 7 (7898cc) Wet & Dry shaver with the Charge & Clean base unit. I ordered it online on...1st January 2018 and it arrived several days thereafter. After reading so many five star reviews, I was optimistic for this shaver. Upon using the shaver, both dry and wet, I was most disappointed with the results. It always leaves stubble, most especially on the neck but also on the soft cheek areas and along the jaw line. This has happened ever since new and has become no better one year on (with the foil and cutter cassette now 'worn-in'). I tried using the Braun on completely dry skin, with the use of Boots electric pre-shave lotion, and then wet using my usual high quality shaving soaps (Trumper, and Pecksniffs), and then again, with Gillette shaving gel. Each time the Braun leaves stubble of around 1.0mm to 1.5mm on the neck, jawline and cheeks. I got marginally better results on the neck area by putting the shaver head in the angled locked position but it still leaves stubble. I thereafter have to resort to my trusty old Philips HQ10 twin rotating head travel shaver - which cost me around £12 around a decade ago and still has its original foils and cutters - it then deftly removes the stubble which the Braun 7898cc leaves behind. This is utterly ludicrous as the HQ10 uses old architecture in comparison to the state-of-the-art 8D foils of the Braun 7898cc. Moreover, the Braun costs more than twentry-seven times as much as the humble Philips: I bought the HQ10 from Boots for £11.99 whereas Boots are currently charging £329.99 for the Braun 7898cc. From my experience thus far (the shaver is now 13 months old) I am not impressed with the build quality or reliability. After just six weeks of use the plastic button, which locks the shaver head, fell off and could not be reinserted as the plastic retention pins had fallen off inside the head After around 6 months of use one of the silver-coloured Series 7 plastic side plates fell off, followed by one side of the cutter assembly. Although the side plate presses back on, it falls off repeatedly, followed onto the floor by half of the cutter and foil assembly.
Purchased in January 2018 for $220.29.
Changed my mindset on electric shaver after 40 years
Since I started to shave I was used to a blade or a good old type shaver. Specially as a part of military training I needed a clean shave where I can not feel any stubs.
One day I tried my son's shaver which is a series 5. I felt that it could deliver similar results to a manual shaver.
I did my research online and also visited shaver shops and got some response from sales team who were using electric shaver. In one of the shops I found series 7 shaver which did not mention wet and dry are a great price. When enquired the girl at the count...
Better than I could have hoped.
I bought the 7865CC Braun shaver two weeks ago after persisting for too many years with a couple of other electric shavers (the ones with the three spinning circular blades). And within the first 30 seconds of using this Braun I knew that this was seriously the best shaver I had ever used.
Really feels like I have used a blade, it is that clean and smooth a shave.
And the charging/cleaning station I thought looked more like a gimmick is actually bloody brilliant! I use the cleaning option every third day (which means the little reservoir sho...
Best shave ever
Bought this for my elderly father after researching. He wanted a foil one as he’d had great problems with a rotary model, and couldn’t change heads easily. He shaves every morning, dry, so I just bought the basic model rather than dry/wet. He loves it and says it gives him the best shave he’s ever had.
Works very well
This is my second Braun 760cc. I use it 6 days a week and only charge once a week. Gives very close shave and smooth finishing. Got it when it was special at HN. Been using it for 3 years. I prefer Foil over Rotary due to the ease of using it and also ability to lock the head. Have not changed cutting heads yet. Cleaning is very easy and comes with self cleaning function.
Shaver works fine BUT try to use the trimmer to trim your ‘stash........the head blocks ENTIRE view of where you’re trying to trim. NOT well thought out.......from a design teacher. Have you thought of a different career?!? Ohhhhhh just kidding!!
Better than Philishave 9000
I stopped using my Philishave series 9000 because I was unhappy with it and after using Philips shavers for over 35 years. See the Philips 9000 review for my issues. So I bought a Braun series 7 and have been using it for a week. I’ve used a Phishave for over 35 years and it feels a bit like being unfaithful. I’ve been using the Braun for a little over a week. The Braun series 7 is simply better than the Philishave series 9000.
To pick up and hold, the Braun feels like it’s a better weight and more solid. Its a small thing, but you use it eve...
Better than average
I recently purchased a Braun 760cc-4 razor (all black not Noble Metal) to replace my Braun CoolTec (no longer made). To be honest, I got a closer and faster shave with my CT. With that said, the 760cc-4 I bought had an excellent sale price ($99) with all the attachments, 3 cleaning agent modules and the station. A close enough shave is had in the morning but by 1:00 in afternoon I could use another (if going out evening), otherwise, a close enough shave in the morning once again (moderate+ beard here).
An update from my previous review: I...still enjoy my Braun. In fact I love it, especially when I am rushed in the morning and have no time for a face wash blade shave (let's face it, we all use the electric in conjunction with the blade and visa versa). I recommended using an electric shaving lubricant with the Braun that takes my beard down to almost blade level ("Lectric Shave" here in America). Thanks for reading.
Spend the extra $$ This shaver is amazing
Purchased this shaver about 2 months ago at the time on sale $350 and it came with the 60 day braun refund.
So i thought I might give it a go and have enjoyed using it since
I have a very hard beard which regrows within hours from cutting
I did not shave for 2 days, on the morning of the 3 day to my surprise this shaver did a bloody amazing job
Clean smooth shave.
I really like the self cleaning base, it's very hygienic it has a solution of disinfectante which washes the shaver after every use if you decide to and recharge the battery.
In built trimmer is very handy
Highly recommend the purchase of this shaver even thought it might be a bit more expensive from other brands
Happy to purchase again when needed
I have read so many variable reviews on this model , extreme at best . I have never had a more consistent shave from any electric razor before this one I can say the polarizing reviews are because some people have very different skin , facial hair and expectations . I would suggest if the unit is not purchased with the cleaning base don't bother, as water cleaning doesn't really work as well as the cleaning base as the foil has too many areas where the water doesn't clean or lubricate the foil . After 2 years of use I am still more than h...appy to spend $ 90.00 every 18 months for a foil and the cleaning cartridges . I don't use foam or oil any more as it gives me a rash and the oil is damn expensive anyway . I used to shave wet and that would take forever and the foam was not much better, the oil made holding the razor more than difficult . The cleaning solution alcohol based leaves a coating on the foil and if I can bother I clean the razor foil again in the cleaning base (short cycle ) which helps get a closer shave in the middle of the shave , after a 2 or 3 day growth . I have tried Philips rotary , Remington and reckon wet blade is superior , but still cut myself as I have to wear reading glasses to wet shave with a blade . Word of warning - the shaver shop originally supplied me a refurb version of this unit and the head on these models has a lock that either locks or it doesnt , very common fault is the locking part of the head is easily broken my original arrived that way and with the replacement I was told some dealers sell refurb stock so check the unit hasnt been a returned item , otherwise very happy purchase .
Not the greatest
I've had it for two years. In that time, the black finish started peeling off - poorly made. The shave itself is decent, although I can't say it was better than a razor. I only use it 3 times a week, and I replaced the blades at a high expense after the first year. The cleaning cartridges are expensive, but you know that when you purchase it. Just after the warranty expired the lock button on the side - locks it into place for shaving the upper lip - came off in my hand. That's pretty bad for a razor I spent over $300 to buy. It's the Bl...ack premium selection limited design edition 795cc-4. I don't think I'll buy another Braun. It's seriously overrated and far from a quality product. Typical junk that breaks down after the two year guarantee ends.
Would not buy Braun again
At first the braun cut great. After about 6 months the blade will be dull, no worries go buy replacements. Good luck fining them. Replacement blades cannot be purchased anywhere and even if you could they re $70+. so you now have an expensive paper weight.
Stay away - worst shaver ever
I bought this shaver in March. In May the shaver's foil was so badly corroded / damaged that it removed the top layer of my skin. I replaced the foil head and in August the exact same problem.
Can't get a nice shave
How do you have a nice clean finish shave with this shaver.
I've had several shaves and not once have I been happy with the finish and needed a razor to clean up before leaving the house
Is the Braun series 7 crap or do I need a guide
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Can the 720S be used in the 760cc cleaner base
Not sure. I used it once and now it stills in the drawer. Worst thing I have ever purchased. Braun never got back to me either.
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