Updated July 2018
If you are looking for a review of all the best electric shavers in the UK, you have found the right place.
We review all the latest and best electric shaver models on the market, to give you peace of mind that you will be choosing the right product for your home.
Below, in the table, the electric shaver reviews start with the most highly rated first, then descend accordingly. For people who are in a hurry, you can use the table. For people who want a more in-depth review, you can scroll further down the page, where we provide all the pro's and con's for each.
This is one of the most popular Braun electric shavers on the market today. It’s a foil head shaver with three independently floating elements which adapt to facial contours for close shaves. It also features MicroComb technology. This is an advancement over previous Braun electric men’s shavers which catches and feeds more hairs to the cutting blades. This cuts down shaving time by up to 3 times. The head also features a Sensofoil system which delivers smooth shaves even when cutting 3 day beards.
This is a cordless shaver with a rechargeable Ni-Mh battery. The battery fully charges within 1 hour and offers 45 minutes shaving time. A quick 5 minute charge is enough for a single shaving session.
This is a wet/dry shaver and can be safely used in the shower with shaving cream. It’s also 100% washable making it easy to clean by placing it under running water. It features an ergonomic grip for strain free use.
The Philips AquaTouch S5420/06 is one of the more popular units in many electric shavers’ reviews. This is a rotary type cordless men’s electric shaver. This men’s grooming appliance is designed to provide fast clean shaves within the shortest time possible. It features a Multiprecision blade system with rounded heads. This enables the heads to glide smoothly across your skin protecting it from cuts. The dual blade, super lift and cut action produce a smooth cut. The shaving head flexes in 5 different directions allowing you to shave along any direction you want.
This electric shaver runs on a Li-ion battery that offers 45 minutes shaving time for every 1 hour charge. It’s a wet/dry shaver which can be used in the shower or with shaving cream. The shaver also comes inclusive of the SmartClick precision trimmer and protection cap.
The clip on trimmer might be useful but it’s a hassle always having to remove the shaving head and install the trimmer every time you want to trim your hair
If you’re looking for a cheap and versatile men’s electric shaver, the Paul Anthony Pro Series 3 is worth taking into consideration. It’s a rotary type shaver that offers a smooth shave within minutes. It has titanium steel blades which are strong and durable. The rotary heads are flexible allowing them to glide along facial contours to result in a smooth clean shave.
This men’s electric shaver can be used in cordless or corded mode. If the battery is running low before you’re finished shaving, you can easily switch to corded mode rather than have to suspend shaving in favour of charging the battery. A fully charged battery offers approximately 40 minutes shaving time. This shavers head is washable. Its design also includes a retractable side with precision trimmer.
The ES-SL41 3-blade electric shaver is one of the popular models from Panasonic. It’s a foil type shaver with three multi fit arc blades each of which floats independently to adapt to your facial contours. The head has arced slit foils which catches long hairs and directs them towards the cutting blades.
This is a cordless men’s electric shaver. The battery takes approximately 15 hours to charge fully and provides about 21 minutes shaving time.
The Panasonic ES-SL413 3-blade electric shaver’s design includes water shutters. This allows water to run through the shaver without damaging its internal parts. It’s a wet/dry shaver and 100% washable. This means that you can use it in the shower, shave using your favourite shaving cream, wash it under running water or use it on a dry face. The design also includes a pop up trimmer.
One of the more popular Remington electric shavers, the PR1230 model is designed for first time shavers. This is a rotary type shaver with Powerflex 360 and active contour technology. This technology enables the rotary heads to adjust to your facial contours giving you a closer cleaner shave. The shaver also features dual track cutters which double the area covered with a single movement of the head on your skin. This ensures that you’ll get a faster shave. The rotary shaver heads have precision engineered blades which cut close to the skin without causing irritation.
The PR1230 is a corded men’s electric shaver. It has a world wide voltage rating meaning you won’t need any special adapters to operate in different countries. Its design also includes a comfort trim pop up trimmer.
Whether you’re new to electric shavers or have used them for a while, its very likely that personal preferences will play a huge role when choosing which shaver to buy. However, certain features will make one electric shaver stand out from the rest. We’ve reviewed five of the top electric shavers on the market today. However, if we were to pick just one from this list, the Braun Series 3 3040 men’s electric foil shaver has better features. The three independently moving foil heads, MicroComb and Sensofoil technologies give it an edge over the others with regard to providing a clean shave. Its wet/dry operation, fast battery charging time and long shaving time also make it stand out. You can view the product here.
They are an electric razor whose blades oscillate or rotate. It has an electricity powered motor that drives the head which operates the blades. The shaver’s head is designed such that it lifts hairs and directs them along the path of the blades which cut them.
Since their introduction in the late 1920s, most men have preferred electric shavers over the traditional razor. Some of the reasons for this include:
Types of electric shavers
Shavers are either rotary or foil type. Rotary electric shaver’s blades rotate in a circular motion. The blades are housed in small heads which lift hair and set it on the blade’s path. Rotary shavers are usually quieter and offer multidirectional shaving allowing you to run them in any direction along your face.
Foil shaver’s blades oscillate along the length of a thin metal foil. The foil lifts hair and protects your skin from coming into contact with the blades. Foil shavers are usually noisier and operate the shave in straight lines instead of in any direction.
Consider whether you want a foil head or rotary head. Foil heads are great if you have fine facial features, want a smoother shave and shave quite often. Rotary on the other hand are best suited if you want a fast shave and have prominent facial features. When considering the head design, you should also look at features such as built in trimmers and the shaving head size.
Corded vs. cordless
Corded shavers are connected to the mains socket to operate. Their cordless counterparts operate on batteries which can either be disposable or rechargeable.
Wet/dry or dry only
Wet/dry electric shavers are becoming popular since they can be used in the shower. Dry only shavers will get damaged if they come into contact with water or other liquids like shaving cream.