Best Foil Electric Shavers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 1, 2019
A good shaver is a must in the grooming arsenal of every man. Designed to facilitate the shaving process to the maximum, electric shavers will save your time and provide a smooth shave without any cuts. In this review, we offer 5 top-selling models to help you find your best foil shaver to look perfect and forget about any discomfort when shaving. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Shaver Use
Usability
Additional Options
Components and Design
Battery Life
Warranty
 
PROS

The innovative SyncroSonic™ technology allows the shaver to adapt to your bristles as precisely as possible. Its density is checked 160 times per minute, in accordance with which the power of the device is adjusted to obtain the best results.

CONS

Clean & charge station is rather bulky.

OUR VERDICT

The Braun Series 9 9390cc is an efficient and comfortable electric shaver. Five elements of the shaving system, including two trimmers, provide accurate shaving in one movement. At the same time, SkinGuard skin protection technology will soften the skin for exceptional shaving without irritation.

detailed parameters
Shaver Use

Wet & Dry

Usability

10D Flex head, 2 x OptiFoil™ blades, SyncroSonic™ technology, Beard density adjustment, Titanium coated Lift & Cut trimmer, Direct & Cut trimmer

Additional Options

Precision Head lock, 100% waterproof, Pro Display with indicators, Automatic voltage adaption

Components and Design

Clean and Charge station, Cleaning cartridge, Leather travel case, Smart plug, Cleaning brush

Battery Life

Charge Time: 1 hour

Run Time: 50 minutes

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The LiftLogic shaving net system has a special design that allows you to lift even the flattest hairs from all sides, providing full contact with the skin of the face. This allows the blades to cut all hair closest to the skin, regardless of its length.

CONS

Case has an unusual shape.

OUR VERDICT

The Remington Heritage is a practical trimmer that can be used both wirelessly and wired, as well as recharge from a USB port. Thanks to the waterproof case, as well as the brush, it is not difficult to maintain the shaver to keep it in perfect condition.

detailed parameters
Shaver Use

Wet & Dry

Usability

1 x Flexing Foils, hybrid intercept trimmer, Popup Trimmer, Lift Logic Shaving

Additional Options

Fully washable, Low/Charging/Full Charging Indicator

Components and Design

Head Guard, Charging Adapter, Storage Pouch, Cleaning Brush

Battery Life

Charge Time: 2 hours

Run Time: 60 minutes

Quick Charge: 5 minutes

Warranty

2 years limited

PROS

The innovative AutoSensing motor along with the flexible head guarantees accurate and comfortable shaving on any parts of the face, no matter how thick and tough your beard. At the same time, the MultiHeadLock system offers 5 different angles of inclination for the most thorough shaving experience.

CONS

Included pouch is too small.

OUR VERDICT

The Braun Series 5 5140s men's electric shaver is designed for those who prefer immaculate shaving with a minimal amount of movement. The unique cutting unit does not cause irritation and provides comfort even in problem areas. The device is equally effective in both dry and wet shaving.

detailed parameters
Shaver Use

Wet & Dry

Usability

AutoSensing motor, 8 Direction Comfort head, MicroMotion and MacroMotion, ActiLift Trimmer, 2 SensoFoil™ blades

Additional Options

MultiHeadLock, 100% waterproof, Ergonomic design, 3 level battery display, Automatic voltage adaptation

Components and Design

Protection cap, Charging cord, Cleansing brush

Battery Life

Charge Time: 60 minutes

Run Time: 50 minutes

Warranty

2 years

PROS

Flex & Pivot technology provides movement of the shaving head in all directions with even greater smoothness, which makes shaving easy and ultra-comfortable. Rubberised grip lets you shave without fear of the unit slipping out of your hand.

CONS

Long recharge time.

OUR VERDICT

The Remington F7800 electric shaver with triple razor system and retractable trimmer is a quality shaver that can cope with any task. After shaving, you will not notice irritation on the skin, and the simplicity of caring for the device will help save your valuable time.

detailed parameters
Shaver Use

Wet & Dry

Usability

Triple Shave Technology, Dual Foil with intercept trimmer, Flex & Pivot Technology, Pop up trimmer, Titanium coated trimmer blade

Additional Options

LCD display, 100% Washable, Universal voltage

Components and Design

Charging station, storage pouch, ergonomic handle with Rubberised anti-slip grip

Battery Life

Charge Time: 2 hours

Run Time: 60 minutes

Quick Charge: 5 minutes

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The MicroComb technology allows catching the maximum number of hairs while the middle trimmer will effectively cut both long and short hard-to-reach hairs, ensuring a close shave, all while being very gentle on the skin.

CONS

Shaving head heats up a bit during prolonged operation.

OUR VERDICT

The Braun 3040s will ensure the close and smooth shave you'd expect from a high-quality electric Shaver. The waterproof and ergonomic design ensures comfortable use for both dry and wet shaving while the cutting system consisting of 3 independent floating parts will easily cut off even a 3-day bristle, leaving perfectly smooth skin.

detailed parameters
Shaver Use

Wet & Dry

Usability

Triple shaving system, MicroComb technology, Sensofoil double mesh, Built-in trimmer

Additional Options

LED indicator notifying the battery status, Waterproof case, Automatic voltage adaptation

Components and Design

Protective lid, Cleaning brush

Battery Life

Charge Time: 1 hour

Run Time: 45 minutes

Warranty

2 years

Braun Series 9 9390cc

Efficient Shaving System

The Braun Series 9 9390cc is an efficient and comfortable electric shaver. Five elements of the shaving system, including two trimmers, provide accurate shaving in one movement, meaning it should only take one pass over any particular spot in order to get a close shave. This is a vast improvement over other models that may require multiple passes. At the same time, the SkinGuard skin protection technology will soften the skin for exceptional shaving without irritation, letting you perform a quick shaving session and leaving your skin smooth and soft afterwards.

Braun has included some impressive features in this electric shaver that help give it the best shaving performance. The innovative SyncroSonic™ technology allows the shaver to adapt to your bristles as precisely as possible. Its density is checked 160 times per minute, in accordance with which the power of the device is adjusted to obtain the best results. The charge time of this shaver is also impressive, needing only 1 hour for a full charge, allowing for up to 50 minutes of run time. WIth the impressive features of this shaver coupled with the large array of accessories included in the kit, any men who want peak shaving performance will find this model to be the best.

Review of Braun Series 9 9390cc Latest Generation Syncro Sonic

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Remington HF9000

Classic Design

One of the first things that people will notice about the Remington HF9000 Heritage Foil Electric Shaver is that it has an unusual design compared to the other models reviewed here. Believe it or not, many electric foil shavers from years past had a similar design to this one. Although the general design and shape of such devices have changed over the years, this model gives you one with a classic, yet highly ergonomic design that brings one back to the older models while giving you modern features.

As an example, the LiftLogic shaving net system has a special design that allows you to lift even the flattest hairs from all sides, providing full contact with the skin of the face. This allows the blades to cut all hair closest to the skin, regardless of its length. The flexing foils also allow for the shaver to follow the contours of your face, ensuring that it is able to effectively shave in even the hardest to get areas, giving you a close shave all over.

The Remington Heritage is a practical trimmer that can be used both wirelessly and wired, as well as letting you charge it from a USB port. Thanks to the waterproof case, as well as the included cleaning brush, it is not difficult to maintain the shaver to keep it in perfect condition. Those who want the modern features of electric shavers in a classically designed device will definitely want to spring for this model.

Review of Remington HF9000 Heritage Foil Electric Shaver

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Braun Series 5 5140s

Autosending Motor

Electric razors can often be difficult to manage, largely thanks to their bulky design in comparison to traditional razors. This is especially true when trying to work around the contours of the face, which presents its own set of challenges, and many people find this aspect of shaving to be the most frustrating. Even then, men with thick stubble tend to have the worst of it, with many shavers of all types just not able to effectively handle it. The Braun Series 5 5140s electric foil shaver, however, was made for just such situations, able to cope with thick stubble and adjust itself around the contours of the face without breaking a sweat.

This electric shaver features an autosensing motor that is able to adjust itself to work correctly for all kinds of stubble, ensuring a smooth and even shave all across the face. The skin sensitive technology also ensures that you can shave without worry of cuts or skin irritation, a common problem with many electric shavers. The 8 direction flex-head also lets the head adjust around the bumps and valleys of your face, giving you a complete shave without any missed areas. The 100% waterproof design also lets you shave wherever  you want, whether it be in the shower or even while getting dressed. With such a high performing flexible electric shaver, men of all kinds can be assured of a smooth and clean shave with this model.

Review of Braun Series 5 5140s Wet&Dry Comfort Flex Head

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Remington F7800

Triple Shave Technology

Let's face it - shaving can really be a chore sometimes. Trying to get a close shave can be difficult with almost any kind of razor, regardless of the type, and it often requires multiple passes over certain areas before you've gotten a close and even shave. Having a shaver that can help make the process quicker and easier is always a plus for every man, yet few shavers ever live up to that. However, the Remington F7800 Herrenrasierer Dual Foil Shaver can change all of that. Thanks to its Triple Shave technology, this electric razor is able to provide a close and comfortable shave on the first pass, thanks to its method of pre-trimming longer hair before the main part gives the close shave. This helps ensure that uneven hair distribution doesn't affect your shave.

Along with its Triple Shave technology, this foil electric razor offers plenty of other features to give you the best shaving experience possible. This Remington foil shaver includes a pop-up trimmer to help get the hairs in the hard to reach areas, letting you trim around your ears as well as giving your beard or mustache a good trim. The unit is fully rechargeable, and includes a 5-minute quick charge feature to give you enough battery life for a full shave quickly. The digital battery life indicator also lets you know just how much battery life you have left before it needs a recharge. With these top features and performance, this best foil shaver from Remington will provide you with a quality shave every time.

Review of Remington F7800 Dual Foil Shaver

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Braun Series 3 3040s

Delicate but Precise

The Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s doesn't push any boundaries but instead delivers on just about every front, with ultimate precision and meticulous attention to detail.

The MicroComb technology allows this model to capture more hair with each stroke compared to its predecessors. The built-in pop-up precision trimmer is perfect for shaping facial hair. The precision head, with its slightly irregular form factor, lets you tackle hard-to-reach areas, like under the nose and neck area.

Of course, shavers are as much about their effectiveness and practicality as they are about comfort and safety. In the former regard, the model incorporates 3 independently floating shaving elements. Adapting to the contours of your face, they're able to provide a more comfortable shaving experience. On the safety front, it is mostly the pressure-sensitive blades that work wonders automatically retracting to protect your skin.

The last little detail that we really like about this model is the Quick charge. It takes the shaver about 5 minutes to charge up enough for one shaving session, so you will be able to give yourself a nice trim or a close shave in the morning even if you haven't recharged the razor beforehand.

To bring this review to a logical conclusion, the Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s is as versatile and comfortable as it is safe and practical. The model is equally suitable for different shaving purposes, different skin, and completely different hair.

Review of Braun Series 3 3040s Wet&Dry Skin Comfort

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What Is a Foil Electric Shaver?

Getting more and more popular over the recent years, electric shavers make an efficient and convenient alternative to disposable and safety razors. Shavers often become a real find for business people with a tight schedule who have no extra spare time on morning routines. Besides being time-consuming, wet shaving with a traditional safety razor also increases the risk of skin irritation and razor bumps while an electric shaver offers absolutely safe shaving experience. Modern electric shavers fall into two major categories depending on the type of a shaving head. These are rotary and foil shavers.

A foil shaver features a shaving head with several thin sharp blades covered by an ultra-thin metal foil reliably protecting your skin from direct contact with cutting blades. Such design eliminates the risk of cutting yourself and minimizes irritation that makes foil shavers a perfect choice for sensitive skin prone to redness and razor bumps. Almost all modern foil shavers have a flexible shaving head and come fitted with different smart technologies to easily adapt to your facial contours and deliver a smooth shave on all types of bristle, be it long or short, stiff or soft hair.

Those who take care of their mustache and beard might also appreciate having a face brush that will help them keep their skin fresh and healthy looking. And if you'd like to groom your hair at home our guide on the best hair clippers will come in handy.

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1. The Modern Man's Guide to Beards, GQ.COM. October 17, 2016.

2. Short beard in 6 steps, Philips.

3. Kiera Aaron Do I Need a Separate Trimmer for My Beard and Body Hair? Men's Health. April 30, 2012.

4. Electric razor, Wikipedia. January 14, 2018.

5. How to Shave With an Electric Shaver, wikiHow.

6. Kimberly Johnson Proper Way to Use a Foil Shaver, Our Everyday Life.

7. Electric Razor Buying Guide, Consumer Reports.

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Publish Date: 2018-03-07 06:57:58