What every best Electric Shavers has:
- A respected brand name.
- A trimmer.
- A money-back guarantee of at least 30 days.
Editors of ConsumerReports.org rate nine electric shavers, including both foil and rotary models. Each model is scored on its shaving prowess, ease of cleaning, noise level and features, plus given an overall score that can be compared to similar shavers. Most rate well, and all but two receive a recommendation.
TheSweethome.com spends eight months testing electric razors using a panel of a dozen men with different beard types and shaving habits. Foil shavers, particularly models made by Braun, finish on top.
Electric shavers on Amazon.com draw lots of reviews -- often numbering into the thousands -- from owners. This feedback provides valuable insight into how the shavers perform after weeks, months or even years of real-world use.
Christopher Null reviews four electric razors, including foil and rotary models, along with budget and high end choices. Impressions are shared in good detail, and ratings are provided so you can easily compare the choices.
TopTenReviews.com rates 10 electric razors on their shaving performance and considers other factors, such as ease of use and design. Unlike some reports at this site, testing is hands-on and methodology is explained. Issues, such as needing multiple passes or areas of the face that present particular challenges to a given razor, are noted.
Moo.Review is a review site that focus on grooming products, including electric shavers. Reviews are very detailed, down to the nitty-gritty stuff that often surfaces in everyday use, but seldom in professional reviews. Testing was done over a 10 month period, and by a panel of 20 users.
The editors at ShaverCheck.com post lots of reviews of individual razors. Reviews are testing based, and while the write-ups are pretty heavily slanted toward features and ergonomics, there is still good detail regarding performance. Also helpful are articles that compare different series of razors, and how models within razor lines compare to each other -- including information on changes from one generation to another.
The owner of this web site 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.
Many of the electric shavers posted for sale on Walmart.com receive dozens of reviews, and some receive hundreds or even more than a thousand. Many shavers with extensive feedback score similarly -- and many are well liked -- but a few edge ahead of the pack with stronger overall feedback.
BestBuy.com is another site with a good assortment of electric razors, with some receiving feedback that reaches well into the hundreds. Once again, scores are close together for most shavers -- and most are fairly strong -- but a handful of those with substantial feedback rate just a little bit better than others.
Target.com sells a decent collection of electric shavers, many of which receive substantial feedback. Ratings closely track what we see at other user review sites; those shavers with lots of reviews often score similarly, but a handful with substantial feedback (sometimes with hundreds of reviews) have somewhat higher scores.
Techlicious.com's Robert E. Calem provides an in-depth, hands-on review of the Braun Series 9 electric shaver. Testing is done over a period of one month, and the razor is challenged against beards with one to three days of growth. He likes it better than the site's previous pick because it performs just as well but is easier to use. However, the usefulness of the article is limited by the fact that it only covers one razor. Elsewhere on the site, an earlier article names the best budget electric razor, though again, competing razors, while researched, are not tested.