Choosing The Best Electric Shaver That Suits Your Needs
When choosing the best electric shaver to have, firstly you should consider the 2 different types of electric shaver. A foil shaver that’s ideal for cutting short and fine hairs on the face and neck. Or a rotary shaver which is preferable for those having thick facial hair, and many people prefer this type because of superb maneuverability of the tool.
Rotary-blade shavers commonly contains 3 blades layered by corresponding foils suspended by springs, enabling mated pairs to fold and be able to go with the contours of your face. And while the shaving head goes over the facial area, skin is gently rolled to help lift the hairs from below the surface equivalent to a traditional straight razor.
The standing mesh foils totally covering the 3 rotating wheels along with small blades upon their outer edges. When hairs go into the foil thru the mesh, the rotary cutter swiftly cuts those off from the back side of the foil. Then the cut hairs drops in to the hollow part of the electric shaver and skin comes back in to place.
Philips Norelco creates and markets the best rotary razors of today. I highly recommend their razors as they offer smooth shave while not pulling hairs from the face.
Straight- blade foil shavers uses only one set of razors or cutters instead of 3 and comes with a metal mesh that covers the blades. The thin mesh made from metal prevents the user from getting a cut while shaving. And the finer the metal positioned between cutter blades and face, the closer shave would be achieved. That’s why this type of shaver is ideal for cutting short and fine hairs on the face and neck.
Braun and Panasonic are the best when producing the best foil shavers and many would agree to it.
Considering The Electric Shavers That You Have Used
- What type of electric shaver that you have used, was it a rotary shaver or a foil shaver?
- What brand of shaver were you using?
Base on your experiences using a specific type of shaver and the shaver’s brand, then you would know where you’re going to start looking for on your next shaver.
Setting A Budget
After determining the type and brand of the electric razor you want, you should set a budget to avoid overspending. A budget within $200-$300 for an electric razor is ideal based on my research. Most of those shavers within that price range are getting great feedbacks from the consumers based on performance, ease of use and the extra features that those shavers have. It is ideal for people to invest on that budget if the user is going to use the electric razor often, or upgrading to a better or even the possible best electric shaver that a person would have ever used.
If you’re on a tight budget, you don’t have to worry as we carefully researched, reviewed and included good quality electric razors in our top 10 list of best electric shavers and yet affordable with prices between $80-$200. Additionally, prices on electric shavers does not equal to quality. And to further assist you, we’ve included prices that are available on different online stores so you know where the best deal is (may not apply to some shavers), found at the end of our razor reviews.
Compare Product Specifications
Cutting performance is clearly the most essential features to consider when evaluating an electric shaver. In determining the cutting performance on a shaver, look at the rotations per minute (RPM) on the shaver’s specification. Commonly, electric razors perform within the range of 8,000 – 10,000 RPM. Ideally, find a shaver that runs 10,000 RPM and higher.
Wet/Dry functionality. If you intend to use the shaver while having a shower, you should make sure that the shaver is waterproof and can handle wet/dry functionality. It is also highly recommended to have a rechargeable shaver.
Determine Your Needs
You should set expectations about a particular shaver, and they should validate whether the features meet your standards or not. It is best to check several stores and reviews, so that you can compare prices, ratings and features on different shavers.
Top 10 Electric Shavers
Below is our top 10 electric shavers in ascending order from 1 – 10, reviewed and rated with prices from several stores.