15 April 2013 by Permi Krishna
Switch from manual to electric shavers as they make the task of shaving faster, safer and much more comfortable for men. Electric shavers are battery operated and do not require any water or soap to provide clean shaves. Most importantly, the chances of getting cuts with an electric shaver are very slim. Although conventional manual razors or shavers are still very popular as they are so cheap, electric shavers are quickly becoming popular as they are safer and more comfortable to use.
An electric shaver consists of an oscillating or rotating blade powered by a DC motor. The DC motor runs on the power from batteries or the shaver can be connected to a direct power supply. These shavers can be used on dry and wet skin and can be cleaned very easily unlike conventional shavers. These shavers may have many advantages over conventional shavers, but they are pricier than traditional razors and can take some time to get accustomed to. Electric shavers last for years and you can get excellent electric shavers for very reasonable prices from different brands.
Best electric shaver brands
There are many electric shaver manufacturers and some of the most popular ones are Panasonic, Braun, Phillips and Remington. Their shavers can cost around $100 and high-end models can cost much more. Each of these brands offers numerous models of electric shavers to suit the unique requirements of any customer.
Guidelines for choosing an electric shaver
Before switching to electric shavers, you need to research carefully and consider the life of the razor head, battery life, blade type - rotary or foil, price, etc. before settling on one.
Buy electric shavers that have automatic shutoff, as these devices switch off automatically once the battery is fully charged to preserve battery life and to conserve electricity.
Type of blade
Foil type shavers offer closer shaves - although only slightly closer - than rotary type shavers, whereas rotary shavers are quieter and easier to clean. Choose foil type shavers if you want something lightweight as rotary shavers tend to be heavier.
Also, check the battery life of shavers as they can vary from 1hr to 12 hrs. Good electric shavers last for seven complete shaves before they need to be recharged again. There are some brands that offer electric shavers with 5-minute emergency charge. This allows users to charge the device quickly and use it for one urgent shave.
Ease of maintenance
One of the most important advantages of electric shavers is that they are easier to clean and are more hygienic than conventional shavers. You can either rinse an electric shaver to clean it or there are self-cleaning shavers available that dispense sanitizing liquid to clean the blades.