Electric Shavers: Ratings of Sources
Total of 15 Sources
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by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentEditors of ConsumerReports.org asked 16 test subjects to try out 10 foil or rotary shavers at home for a week. After the week of use, each tester returned to the laboratory to help staffers evaluate the shavers for a number of factors, including noise, ease and efficiency of cleaning. Most of the 10 models (plus some very similar models assigned the same rankings) earn a recommendation, although several stand out with higher scores, and one receives a nod for its value and performance combined.
Electric Shaver Reviews
by Editors of Which?
Our AssessmentEditors at the British consumer magazine Which? ask a panel of men to test rotary and foil electric shavers. Each shaver is rated for several factors, including closeness, comfort and battery life, and a few models are declared best buys. Although testing here is comparative and objective, not all of the shavers are available in North America.
Men's Shavers Review
by Martha Psiroukis
Our AssessmentChoice magazine is the Australian equivalent of ConsumerReports.org. In its most recent shaver review, the editors asked four men who routinely use electric shavers to test a total of 12 models. Although not all of the models tested are available in the U.S., most have equivalents. Tests measure the shavers' effectiveness on one and two days' beard growth. Ergonomics and the ease of cleaning for each shaver are also evaluated. Testers found the cleaning stations that come with many models to be unnecessary.
Electric Shavers: Our Picks
by Editors of Consumer
Our AssessmentThe editors of Consumer magazine, a New Zealand publication that's quite similar to ConsumerReports.org, asked four men who routinely use electric shavers to try four rotary shavers and six foil shavers. The testers didn't always agree on which shaver was best, so the editors grouped top picks according to which hair and skin types they seem to handle best. Although some Consumer content is reserved for paid subscribers, the complete report on shavers seems to be available for free.
Men's Electric Shavers
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentElectric shavers on Amazon.com draw lots of reviews -- sometimes more than a thousand -- from owners. These customer reviews provide valuable insight into how the shavers perform after weeks, months or even years of real-world use. The shavers that stand out from the pack have a 4.5-star or better overall rating after at least 50 user reviews. One, the Braun Series 7 790cc, has more than 1,100 user reviews to its credit.
The Best Electric Razor
by Andrew Tarantola
Our AssessmentThe author tests four electric razors on up to three days of stubble. Each razor receives an overall star rating out of 5, with comfort and efficiency as the primary criteria; durability and maintenance costs are taken into account as well. Each shaver receives a very brief review with a few balanced, though not exactly in-depth, comments. Ultimately, just one of the shavers -- the Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D -- receives an unreserved recommendation.
Finding the Best Electric Shaver…Sounds Like a Job for an Expert
by Editors of Electric-Shaver-Guide.com
Our AssessmentThe author of this article posts lengthy video reviews of a number of electric shavers on YouTube. Each model receives a thorough analysis and a brief test, usually on a couple days' worth of stubble. The author says he has a thick, quick-growing beard, and he occasionally produces video or text reviews that compare two models directly. In this undated roundup of the best shavers, the Braun Series 7 790cc and Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D 1250X/XCC are his top picks for foil and rotary shavers, respectively. He also mentions two runners-up, both wet/dry foil shavers.
Blade Runners: 4 Cordless Electric Razors Tested
by Steven Leckart
Our AssessmentAn undisclosed number of testers evaluate two foil shavers and two rotary shavers; it's not clear whether the author is included. Every model receives a short list of pros and cons, plus comments about the quality and ease of the shave it provides. A Braun model is the clear winner and receives an Editor's Pick designation.
by Contributors to Drugstore.com
Our AssessmentDrugstore.com lists dozens of electric shavers for sale, but most models receive only a handful of customer reviews. Standout models have more than 20 reviews and a 4.5-star or better overall rating; the Braun Series 7-790 Pulsonic Shaving System gets the thumbs-up from more than 100 users.
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentSome of the electric shavers posted for sale on Walmart.com receive dozens of reviews, while others garner only a handful. Of those models that secure more than 20 reviews, several stand out with a 4.5-star or better overall rating. One exceedingly popular electric shaver, the Braun Series 7-790cc, receives a 4.6-star average rating after more than 300 user reviews.
Shavers & Trimmers for Men
by Contributors to NewEgg.com
Our AssessmentLike a few other retail sites that focus on consumer electronics, NewEgg.com has added men's shavers to its repertoire. A healthy number of models garner 20 or more reviews; the most popular shavers have more than 50 user reviews. Standout models have a rating of at least 4 out of 5 eggs after taking 20 or more user reviews into account.
Shavers & Trimmers
by Contributors to BestBuy.com
Our AssessmentWithin the last year, only a few of BestBuy.com's electric shavers garnered enough user reviews to form a good picture of user opinion. Now, however, user reviews have gained some momentum and we're able to identify models that receive a 4.5-star or better rating after at least 20 user reviews.
Shaving and Grooming
by Contributors to Target.com
Our AssessmentTarget sells a decent collection of electric shavers, most of which receive at least a few user reviews. Ultimately, those with at least a dozen user comments and a 4.5-star or better rating stand out head and shoulders above the rest.
by Editors of Shavers.com
Our AssessmentThis blog is part of a larger retail site but also offers useful updates on product availability, along with shaving tips and occasional commentary on the shavers themselves. Editors point out that there's no one-size-fits-all shaver that is best for everyone; instead, they recommend using what has worked for you in the past. Shavers.com hasn't been updated since May of 2012, but some of the archived tips may still be useful.
Electric Razor Rap
by Contributors to Shavermeister.com
Our AssessmentThis enthusiast site has a good discussion forum maintained by site founder Jim Elliott. The site was recently moved to a new domain and older threads have been deleted, so it doesn't contain as much information as it once did. Nonetheless, this can still be a good backup source for discussions about various shavers. Shavermeister.com does not recommend any razors, although forum users sometimes make recommendations based on their personal experience.