Electric shavers are ideal for those with a busy lifestyle. There’s no hassle, minimal mess, and above all, they give you a clean and smooth shave.

In this article we examine the electric shaver market to bring you the three best models that warrant your attention. We crown the Braun Series 7 Shaver our HowToHome top pick due to its superior quality, 5 power modes, and included cleaning station, but read on to learn more about all of these marvelous models.

  • Sonic technology automatically increases power where needed
  • Includes cleaning station
  • 1-hour charge and 50-minute runtime
  • 5 power modes
  • 2-year limited warranty

  • 1-hour fast charge + 120-minute runtime
  • USB charging port
  • 360-degree floating heads
  • Double-track, close-to-face cutter
  • 15-month warranty

  • Pivot and flex technology
  • 2-hour charge time and 1-hour runtime
  • Pop up trimmer for precision
  • Washable under the faucet
  • 2-year limited warranty

This Braun 7-series electric shaver has sold over 7,500 units on Amazon, which is impressive considering this model is at the top end of the price spectrum. This shaver benefits from sonic technology that detects the areas of the face that are trickier, such as where the hair is thicker, and automatically adjusts the power to compensate.  It means that you get a closer shave without having to stop and change the power settings manually.

Speaking of power modes, this model has five settings, should you want to select one manually, and even has massaging and sensitivity levels to give you the most comfortable shave.

The Braun Series 7 is well worth your investment if you love a very close shave;  at just 0.5 mm, it has one of the best performances of any electric shaver on the market. Plus, it also comes with a cleaning station that allows you to clean the shaver while charging it. Since it’s cordless, it makes an ideal travel shaver, with a super quick charge time reaching full power in just 1-hour. With a runtime of 50 minutes, you should get up to five shaves before it needs more juice. 

On the downside, the battery life indicator is difficult to read. The best way to combat this problem is to make sure that you charge it after each use. In addition, the replacement blades are expensive and hard to find. Putting the negatives aside, though, this Braun Shaver is great for fuller beards, doesn’t nick or scratch, and has a massaging action to soothe sensitive skin. 


  • Great for sensitive skin & thicker beards
  • Massaging motor
  • Doesn’t nick of scratch
  • Cordless


  • Replacement blades are expensive and difficult to get
  • Battery indicator is hard to read

As you would expect on a review of electric shavers, the dominance of the top three or four manufacturers would be evident, but this SweetLF model gives them a real run for their money at a price that makes you do a double-take.

The other shavers on this list are wet and dry compatible, and all have a waterproof element, but this model takes it to a whole new level. This shaver is so watertight that you can even shave in the shower and wash the entire body of the device under the showerhead to get it clean. It’s called the IPX7 Advanced Waterproof System, and it means that you can immerse this shaver for up to 30 minutes, which far exceeds others in the same class. It also comes with a speed charge system that allows you to reach optimum power in just one hour. Best of all, it has a runtime of 120 minutes. 

The three heads are 3D floating, so they trace the contours of your face, and it has a double-track close-to-face system that increases the blade contact with your face for a quicker and smoother result.

If we compare it to the Braun Series 7 Shaver, on the surface it competes well. In reality, though, it lacks the features and benefits that the Braun gives you, like massaging motors and auto adjusting power settings, but ultimately this is reflected in the price.  Another negative is that the power button is located in the middle of the hand-grip, so when you are in mid-shave you run the risk of accidentally switching the device off. In addition, the blades dull over a shorter period than other more expensive shavers. Despite the minor flaws we think this shaver warrants a place on the list for its sheer value and waterproof capabilities.


  • Superb value for money
  • Waterproof 
  • Double the runtime of others in its class
  • Increased blade contact


  • Power button located poorly
  • Blades dull quickly

We chose the Remington F6-5800 as the best close shave option because it has 3 stages of cutting that includes their Intercept cutting technology. The intercept tool pre-trims longer hairs and then two foils cut close to leave you with a smoother finish.

It also has two specific features: instead of the blades rotating and pivoting, Remington has developed a pivoting shaver head that traces the contours of your face. The upside of this is that the blades never leave the surface of your skin, making for a really even and smooth finish. The charge time is two hours, and the runtime is 60 minutes, meaning that you should get up to 20 days of shaving between charges. 

The replacement foils, however, feel flimsy and insubstantial, with many complaining that they require regular replacement. These foils are not cheap and could add a significant chunk to your ongoing usage costs. Setting that issue aside, having Intercept shaving technology and up to 20 days between charges makes the F5-5800 a serious contender on our list.


  • Great all-round value
  • Pivoting head
  • 20 days between charges
  • Intercept shaving technology


  • Foils are flimsy
  • Foils are expensive to replace

Comparison Chart

Braun Series 7 ShaverSweetLF 3D ShaverRemington F5-5800 Foil Shaver
No of blades433
Power Modes500
Ease of cleaning************
Charge time1-hour1-hour2 hours
Runtime 50 minutes120 minutes1-hour
Waterproof X
Wet and dry shaveX
Price $$$$$$
Dimensions 10.1 x 6.3 x 6.33.2 x 4.3 x 7.53.4 x 5 x 9.1
Weight 31.52 oz12.8 oz12.8 oz
Warranty 2-year limited15-month2-year limited

Buyer’s Guide:

Electric Shavers

Electric shavers are designed to make daily grooming hassle-free and straightforward. You don’t have to worry about the need to fill a sink, the mess of shaving foam, and the inevitable cuts that come from wet shaving with a razor. If you suffer from sensitive skin, an electric shaver is going to free you from rashes and sore spots wet razor shave can bring. Electric shavers are also great tools for those who are follically challenged and need to maintain a specific look.

When selecting the right shaver, you should consider a couple of factors:

  • Runtime – Most electric shavers will give you an average of 20 shaves between charges, but that depends on the severity of the shave. 
  • Charge Time – Having a cordless shaver is convenient in that you can trim your stubble while checking on emails or making coffee. If you are on the go and need a cordless shaver, however, you have to consider the charge times. Luckily, most electric shavers will fully charge in one to two hours. An overnight charge is fine as long as you remember to plug it in before bedtime; if you forget, you are not going to have enough juice in the shaver to perform your daily grooming routine. 
  • Waterproof – Some people like to trim their body hair in the shower, so you will need a shaver that is entirely waterproof and can be immersed in water. Be careful because there is a distinction between faucet washable shavers and waterproof ones. Look for something like the SweetLF 3D Shaver, and you won’t be disappointed.

It’s widely accepted that electric shavers aren’t as good as wet razors at achieving the closest shave, but they win hands down in the convenience stakes: everyone knows wet shaving with a razor is a real hassle.

On the flip side, electric razors are safer to use and rarely leave any marks on your skin. Razors require a degree of skill and handling to achieve the best results and can take longer, so the morning shaving routine could become a chore without the speed of an electric shaver. If you are a beginner to the shaving world, an electric variety is going to be far easier to learn with and a lot less dangerous. 

Electric shaver
  • Quick and convenient
  • Safer
  • Portable
  • Expensive
  • Need power
  • Replacement blades are costly
  • Cheap to buy
  • Require no maintenance
  • Disposable
  • Can lead to injury
  • Takes longer
  • Disposable razors are bad for landfill

  • How do you clean an electric shaver?
  • The simplest way to keep your electric shaver clean is to run it under the faucet to dislodge any trapped hairs. Failing that, the other way to get them clean is to fill a glass with water and submerge the shaver to leave you with a clean shaver. Some models come with cleaning stations that have a dual role in cleaning, recharging, and lubricating all at the same time.

  • How often should I change the foils in my electric shaver?
  • The foils should be changed every three months or so, depending on the level of punishment they get. They are expensive on the whole, so if you are a heavy user, then you could be looking at around $80 to $100 in foil expenses every year. The blades should last you upwards of six months to a year.

Final Thoughts

Buying a good quality electric shaver is worth its weight in gold, which is why we have chosen the Braun Series 7 Shaver as our HowToHome pick. It is packed with features, gets a great write up in the reviews and, while it isn’t the cheapest electric shaver on the market, it is one of the most reliable.

But you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a quality shaver. Take the SweetLF 3D Shaver: it is waterproof for up to 30 minutes and has a 120-minute runtime, all for a fraction of the cost. That’s why we crowned this shaver our budget pick. Finally, for those who simply want the closest shave possible, the Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver took the award.

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