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Men’s electric shaver reviews in Canberra?

By gourmetmumma - 3 July 2012 17

Husband has requested an electric shaver for his birthday but I’m completely in the dark about what to get as he’s never had one before.

Can any men-folk recommend an awesome one and the best place to buy them here in Canberra?

What’s Your opinion?


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Men’s electric shaver reviews in Canberra?
mendoza 10:38 am 04 Jul 12

+1 on the Braun Foil Series 7. Pretty close shave, no skin irritation, quick, clean and convenient.

Got it from the Shaver Shop in the Canberra Centre during a sale. The sale discount was significant from memory, around 50% off so it may be worth waiting until the next sale.

I’ll also add that if you husband is switching from a razor to electric, it takes a bit of time for ones whiskers/face to ‘adjust’ to the different shaving style. Something to do with how the hairs grow. He’ll get best results after a week or two of use.

shirty_bear 9:53 am 04 Jul 12

Buckaroo_Banzai said :

I used to have phillishaves (the ones with the 3 round head bits). They gave me terrible shaving rash, but I stuck with them because I didn’t know any better.

Likewise. Eventually, my response was to grow a beard. Never going back.

Duffbowl 9:10 am 04 Jul 12

I had a Braun many moons ago, and it was pretty good. However, not quite close enough to pass a parade inspection. Philishave was better, but still not as close as a razor.

Gantz said :

Madam Cholet said :

Can’t recommend a particular one but note that a new shaver shop has opened in Woden. Called I think….The Shaver Shop. How original!

Yep, has been in existence for close to 10 years now, I’d just assume that is a new location.

Franchise. About 70 stores around Australia, except Tasmania. Too manly to shave? Yes, there is a joke in there (actually several), but I’ll let them go for now.

Buckaroo_Banzai 8:45 am 04 Jul 12

I used to have phillishaves (the ones with the 3 round head bits). They gave me terrible shaving rash, but I stuck with them because I didn’t know any better.

Switched to a Braun series 7 a few years back (the two long roller-looking head bits, also known as foils), with greatly reduced shaving rash (almost none). I also splurged and got the one with the self cleaning recharge station. But then you’re caught in the trap of buying cleaning fluid refills. Which, in germany cost about 20 euros for 6, but here cost 20 dollars for 2. 🙁

As for where to buy: the internet. Unless a local store is having a pretty good sale, prices on the ‘net are damn near half of what the local shops charge. Ebay can be good (look for ones located in Australia saying they have australian stock, to make sure you get an aussie plug), or if that gives you the heeby jeebies,more ‘legit’ online places like Billy Guyatt or Peter’s of Kensington.

M0les 11:06 pm 03 Jul 12

M0les said :

MANSCAPER

http://thebeautychick.com/2011/02/26/manscaper/

Or, for the wilder man: http://www.wahlanimal.com/

M0les 11:05 pm 03 Jul 12
Deref 7:47 pm 03 Jul 12

I’ve had a Phillishave 200 for about ten years. It’s pretty good, and very reliable. Pretty close to a blade.

FoMoCo 7:09 pm 03 Jul 12

The type of shaver (foil/rotary) is up to the individuals preferences and skin/hair type. Rotaries are better if hair is thicker or grows is various directions. Is that is not the case than can use a foil.

The shaver shop (several locations across canberra) is really the only place on get one from, best range and informed staff. Myers, dj etc do stock a reduced selection and might be better priced, but I would start at the shaver shop.

I bought my first electric one about 6-12 months ago. It is a Panasonic foil with cleaning tray thing. It was top of the line, but I am happy with it, not sure if that helps at all though.

qbngeek 4:57 pm 03 Jul 12

I will second a vote for Phillips. My Coolsomethingorother has lasted about 8 years now with the original blades and the bare minimum of cleaning and maintenance. It still lasts more than a week without a charge. It also has the bonus of being able to be used in the shower, and using it in the shower also cleans it pretty well.

Gantz 4:46 pm 03 Jul 12

Madam Cholet said :

Can’t recommend a particular one but note that a new shaver shop has opened in Woden. Called I think….The Shaver Shop. How original!

Yep, has been in existence for close to 10 years now, I’d just assume that is a new location.

Holden Caulfield 4:43 pm 03 Jul 12

Haven’t used an electric shaver for years, but when I did I had a cheap Philishave first which was passable and then a Braun second, which was actually quite good, not too far off the results from using blade.

niftydog 4:37 pm 03 Jul 12

The lady in the Shaver Shop in the Canberra Centre really knows her stuff. Choice did a review last year, but in the end it seems to come down to the personal preferences of the testers.

It comes down to two types – foils and rotaries. Rotaries probably give a cleaner shave, but if you have sensitive skin they might not suit you. Factor in replacement of cutters and foils as this is really important for good results. Check how easy it is to disassemble and clean, and don’t be taken in by the auto-clean types; If it’s easy to clean manually that’s all you need.

Solidarity 4:35 pm 03 Jul 12

Get a Braun foil shaver. Mine is now 10 years old and still goes strong, needs charging every 3rd day though these days (not really an issue, just chuck it on overnight)

Replacement foils are $30 and i’ve been through 4 in the last 10 years.

Madam Cholet 4:24 pm 03 Jul 12

Can’t recommend a particular one but note that a new shaver shop has opened in Woden. Called I think….The Shaver Shop. How original!

aceofspades 4:19 pm 03 Jul 12

I find Philips the best. Various models ranging in price but the blades do not get any better with money spent only the electronic gadgetry, which never impressed me. It is however several years since I bought one.

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