Shaving is a pain in the ass. We get it. You have to take the time to lather up, battle the fogged up mirror, and then clean up the bloody mess on your chin. If this sounds like your hell, you’re probably a big fan of electric razors.
Unfortunately, a lot of electric razors don’t make the cut. They can leave you a masculine stubble, but sometimes you have to go baby-faced. It’s not that electric razors CAN’T do that. It’s just with all of the different models out there, it’s hard to separated the wheat from the chaff.
We’ve put together a list of some of our favorites. Too make it easier, we’ve divided into in to high, middle, and low budget. So chances are there is something that’s as comfortable for your wallet as it is for your face.
Braun Series 9 9290CC
Let’s start with something that makes those penny pinchers cringe. Braun is probably the most trusted name in electric razors. So if you’re going to drop 300 bucks on anything, it might as well be something you know you can count on.
The great thing about this razor is the wet and dry function. Most Electric razor users aren’t looking to bust out the Barbasol, but if you need that smooth shave, it’s nice to have the option. It also can automatically adapt to hair thickness. If your chin grows faster than your cheeks, that’s a major plus.
Philips Norelco S9311/87
Dropping in price a little bit, we have one from another trusted name. Phillips Norelco has been putting out razors for nearly a century, and they’ve gotten it down pretty well.
The three heads on this model can each move in 8 different directions. That means a much closer shave with a lot less discomfort. What really ensures that comfort, however, is the speed setting. Choose slow, medium, or fast to customize how close that shave gets.
Middle ($100 – $200)
Phillips Norelco 5700
Next we have another model from Phillips Norelco. The 5700 is a bit of a step down from the first option, but this is still a top notch razor. It’s wet and dry friendly, so take it in the shower for a closer feel.
As far as the downgrades, it goes from 8 directions to 5 directions in the heads. Definitely a step down, but 5 is still plenty. It has a pop out precision trimmer, which is a huge plus in our book. Precision is what kills rotary heads for most people, so that addition makes the 5700 a winner.
Braun Series 7 7865cc
Barely making the price gap, this next model from Braun is a fantastic foil trimmer. It has wet and dry capability, so you know it will get straight down to the skin.
It has 5 different speeds and a pop up trimmer, so you’ll have plenty of customizable options. At $200, this is not cheap razor, but you’re definitely getting as much for less when compared to more expensive models.
Wahl Professional 5-Star Series
Our first low budget model is going to make your wallet sing. The 5-Star Series is a tiny foil trimmer. A lot of customers purchase it for head shaving, but this will still give you a close face shave.
Unfortunately, it’s not wet and dry. No shaver is perfect, but at just under $60, you should really consider whether you need to shave in the shower or not.
A cool feature is the ability to use it while charging. Many razors don’t give you that option. Keep this little guy in mind, especially if you shave your head.
Philips Norelco OneBlade
Next we have a trimmer that gets a LOT of hype. That’s because the One Blade from Phillips Norelco has combined the benefits of the traditional razor and the electric. It’s used like a traditional razor, flat against the skin, and can be turned to edge up.
The blades do need to be replaced every few months. That’s 3 times as longs as some razor cartridges. At just under $35, it’s so cheap you’ll barely mind buying razors.
Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver
Our last model it pretty basic. It’s not wet and dry. There aren’t any fancy features, aside from the pop up trimmer. It doesn’t come with a self-cleaning base. But sometimes, you don’t need all that.
If you need an inexpensive foil shaver just to save time and not lather up, this is your guy. Get 60 minutes of run time on a full charge, so forget about keeping it plugged in. This is back to basics, and the price reflects it.