Some guys take shaving seriously. If you are one of those guys, you’re really going to appreciate this year’s best electric shaver! With so many great companies building so many great shavers, this year’s #1 electric shaver really had to perform. Are you ready for your best shave ever? Let’s do this.
In order to narrow down the best electric shaver, we had to first collect all the best shavers around. Braun, Philips, Wahl, Remington, Panasonic, and others were all paired neck and neck (pun intended) to see who could surface as the best of the year.
Here’s what we look for:
- Charge time
- Blade quality
- Stroke to shave ratio
- Hair type ability
So, the best shaver of the year is going to be the best in overall rating across all of these factors.
The #1 Electric Shaver 2018 – Braun Series 9 9290cc
After some serious head scratching, we were able to finally land on the best shaver of the year. If you want a shaving system that can handle literally anything you can throw at it, the Braun Series 9 9290cc is your animal.
- Great for normal and sensitive skin
- Provides the closest shave of any shaver
- Handles both all hair types
- Wet/Dry feature
- Head Lock feature
- Charging and cleaning station included
- More expensive than other shavers
There is nothing bad that can be said about this shaver. If the price is a non-issue, you really can’t find anything to ridicule about this beast. Here are a few of the most effective features that allow this rockin’ shaver to rise to the top.
The Braun Series 9 9290cc vibrates at 40,000 micro vibrations per minute. This is done with a patented sonic technology designed to provide the smoothest and most comfortable and accurate shave of any razor ever created.
If you have tight curlies or lay-flat straight hair you know how hard it is to shave with most electric shavers. With Active Lift technology on board the 9290 you can rest assured you will never have to accidentally scathe your face trying to get at these stubborn hairs again.
Put it this way, unless you have a magnifying glass, you will not be able to see your stubble. It cuts so incredibly close with the OptiFoil2X design that you will feel like you’re sporting the face of a child again.
Multiple Cut Modes
Regardless of your skin/hair type, you will have full confidence in this electric shaver. You can choose between sensitive, normal, and intense modes to cut anything from your most delicate areas to your most grizzly.
If you like to have options when you shave, a wet/dry electric shaver is the best way to go. You can shave in the shower with shaving foam or gel, or whip it out on the way to work for an emergency touch up. Wherever you land on this scale, you can be confident in your ability to get the job done. Read our latest comparison of the Braun Series 7 vs 9.
The Runner-Up – Braun Series 7 7865cc
We had a few really close calls when looking for the best this year. Every razor that rose to the top was exceptional and could almost be swapped out for the #1 position. That said, there still needed to be an official choice. The runner-up is awesome, too. If you want a stellar razor, no matter your choice, you can be confident that the top electric razors of the year will give you an astonishing shave.
The runner-up this year is the Braun Series 7 7865cc. This powerhouse of a razor can comfortably chew through pretty much anything you put under its titanium coated blades. With 8 different head angles that contour to your face, you can count on a great shave every time. It’s a wet/dry system so you can use it wherever you need to. This is a great choice for you if you want a high-end electric shaver that will last years to come.
Basic electric razor maintenance is important if you want to keep it functioning optimally for years to come. If your razor is wet/dry, washing it out is easy. Just make sure to get all areas. You can use an alcohol solution if you are at risk of getting skin infections. If you have a dry razor, use a cleaning brush to sweep excess hairs from the cutting heads. You can also use an alcohol spray to disinfect if required. Some high-end electric razors come with a cleaning station. If yours comes with a cleaning station, make sure to keep the cleaning solution at suggested levels.
Make sure to store your razor in a low-humidity area, if possible. This can help to keep the blades in good condition. This can also help to ensure that all internal parts stay rust-free, wiring stays dry, and easier to clean.
Final Thoughts: All in all, after reviewing the best razors on the planet, it’s hard to make a bad choice when investing in any of the top-level electric razors. Even so, we had to use some unique methods to come up with the best one out there this year. That said, you could easily choose one of the best razors from any one of the leading manufacturers and get a pretty good product. They are all made with the best materials, the best technology, and the most leading-edge innovations you would expect from the best manufacturers in the world. Check out other comparison of the Philips Norelco 9300 vs 9700.
All things considered, if you want the best razor on the market this year, you can count on the versatility, comfort, and power of the Braun Series 9 9290cc. You will be happy for many years to come with this beast of a machine in your grooming room. Here’s to your best shave ever.
Which razor will you choose? Leave a comment and let us know what your experience is with your new razor!
P.s: If you want the full comparison of the top 12 razors for various needs, you can check it out here.