What is the Best Electric Shaver? Grooming Guide for Men on the Go

Your a man in a hurry. You’d like to have time to sit down and relax, or admire yourself in front of the mirror, but you have things to do. You know that you have to throw on that jacket, roll back your sleeves, and get to work, no nonsense. Now, if this sounds like you, than an electric shaver is right up your alley. Not only do electric shavers provide the cure for your stubble, but they do it quickly, and cleanly. No shaving cream, no hot towel mess, you can get in, get out, and get on with life, with the only caveat being that you may need to use a bit of gel in order to get everything geared just right!

In choosing the best electric shaver for your needs, however, your going to come across a lot of choices. Which to choose from, foil or rotary? Go with the self charging Braun with the LED screen, or the cheaper corded variety? Electric razors are by far, the most popular piece of mens grooming equipment on the market, and supply has clearly matched the demand. Luckily, you don’t have to go at it alone, and we’ve already done all of the hard work for you! Here is a list of the best electric shavers, along with our personal recommendations and the corresponding attributes that you need to look at before you make your purchase. Happy Shaving!

Braun Series 7- 790cc Pulsonic Shaver System

The best electric shaver on the market today, bar none, is the Series 7 by Braun. Braun is a foil shaver, which features an innovative pulsonic technology that trims your hair with 10,000 micro-vibrations. You can also adjust the mode of the shaver itself, for a more individualized experience, while at the same time its “Activelift” adjusts the shaver to the contours of your face, helping to create an incredibly precise and close shave. And the shave itself is extremely comfortable. We really can’t say enough about this electric razor, except that its by no means an entry level product, yet it easily is worth the price.

Panasonic ES-LF51-A Electric Razor

Competing with the Braun series 7 for our top spot, Panasonics 5th generation foil razor. This shaver cuts just as close as the Braun, and has a 14,000 CPM motor that helps catch all of your hair. The cutting system is comprised of 4 ultra thin blades, which cut extremely close. What is best about this particular razor, is its cheaper than the Braun, and the 6th generation Panasonic, but as about half the price.

Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver

We really like foil shavers. One of the reasons we like them, is because they tend to last longer, and technology has increased to the point that the shave is incredibly close, so you don’t have to sacrifice comfort by going with a rotary shaving system. The Remington F5 is the best entry level foil razor on the market, and while it doesn’t come with all of the neat perks(auto cleaning, super shave) of the Braun and the Panasonic, its price point more than makes up for it, at a shade under $50

Phillips Norelco 1280X

Fourth on our list, is the first rotary designed electric shaver in the top 5. Phillips is the last of the major shaving companies to use the rotary system, but they’ve designed it well and it has stood the test of time. One of the problems with rotary shavers, despite their quick cutting and close shave, has been that they tend to be uncomfortable to use, and changing the blades aren’t easy. Phillips addressed this by including a neat feature which lets you know when the blades should be replaced, and they gel which comes with it helps reduce the irritation you may normally get. This particular razor also comes with a warranty, but we don’t think you’ll need it, its extremely well built from with top of the line standards in the Netherlands.

Panastonic ES-LV61 Electric Razor

The 6th generation and new addition to the Panasonic family, is the LV61. This particular razor features much of the same features as the LF51, including ultra-thin nano blades and a 14,000 CPM motor. Where the LV61 improves on the LF51, is that it has 5 blades instead of 4, a 10 staged LED readout instead of 5, and comes much lighter. Honestly, all of these shavers are so good, and technology has come so far, that I feel as if we are nit-picking. However, the price point here is much higher than the 4 blade version, so its further down our list.