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Which Electric Shaver is Best 2015 UK?

Which electric shaver is best in 2015? These are the foil and rotary shavers that will shave you quickly, without sensitising your face. Pick the right electric shaver (with integral hair trimmer) and you will have an essential men’s grooming tool that will deliver a close, comfortable shave.

The very best shavers will give you good service for years and defy most accidental drops.

Not sure which best buy shaver will suit your stubble?

Help me choose which electric shaver is best Our 2014 tips
 
• The best buys for electric shavers based on user satisfaction

By type –
Top rotary shaver

Best foil shaver

Cheapest electric shaver - under £75

Top notch electric razor - £100 plus

Through the Best Buys Compared user survey we’ve identified 4 key things to look for in your ideal best buys for electric shavers:

• Wet dry operation for a soothing shave or quick shave
• Well-designed cutting foils for a close comfortable shave
• A good battery that recharges quickly and lasts around 14 days
• An integral, pop-up hair trimmer

The good news is you can get a reliable electric shaver without spending a small fortune.

 

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Help Me Choose Which Electric Shaver is Best - Our 2015 Tips

Which electric shaver is best? At Best Buys Compared we’ve carried out research among more than 1,800 users. These people have used their foil or rotary shaver regularly for 3 months or more.

Based on this practical experience we’ve an answer to the question “which electric shaver should I buy?”

Here’s our recommendation: It’s based on the Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating, specification, functionality, reliability and value for money these are our 4 best buys across the price points:

Best Buy Philips RQ1180cc  Philips RQ1180 ranked 2nd    Wahl 7200 budget shaver ranked 4th    Remington R6150 top 10 budget shaver  Braun 720 foil shaver

Rank Model Type Overall Users' satisfaction rating Lift/cut technology Pop-up hair trimmer Wet & Dry operation Battery recharge time Battery endurance Expect to pay around
 
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2 Philips RQ1180cc SensoTouch

Rotary

9.18/10

Y

Y

Wet/dry

c1hr

c16 days

£120

Philips RQ1180cc top rated best buy
4 Wahl 7200 Ultima

Foil

9.03/10

-

Y

Dry

c1hr

c15 days

£40

Wahl 7200 top rated budget buy 
6 Remington R6150 Titanium-X

Rotary

9.00/10

Y

Y

Dry

c1hr

c20 days

£50

Remington 6150 top rated dry rotary shaver
7 Braun 720 Series 7

Foil

8.95/10

Y

Y

Y

c1hr

c16 days

£100

Braun 720 top rated best buy for foil shavers

* Prices correct at publication. Check our “Who’s cheapest” page for the latest bargains
** Overall users’ satisfaction rating after 3 months of use

Recommendation 1 - Philips RQ1180cc (9.18/10)

Philips RQ1180 ranked 2ndOur best buy electric shaver is the Philips RQ1180. Why? Because it has a similar specification to its sibling the Philips RQ1280 but it costs c50% less.

You get a wet dry rotary shaver that recharges quickly and delivers more than 14 days shaving use. The RQ1180 users report it is a capable shaver that delivers a close comfortable shave and copes effectively with problem areas like under the jawline.

You also get the “JetClean” gadget that cleans and lubricates the shaver when not in use.


Recommendation 2 - Wahl 7200 Ultima Travel (9.03/10)

Wahl 7200 budget shaver ranked 4thIf you are looking for a cheap, compact but effective travel shaver, first shaver or you have light to medium stubble you might consider the Wahl 7200 dry foil shaver. It re-charges quickly, has a built in beard trimmer and even a travel lock cap.

 

 

 

Remington R6150 Titanium-X (9.00/10)

Remington R6150 top 10 budget shaverThe Remington R6150 is an example of a traditional dry rotary shaver. It delivers a close comfortable shave. What more can we say?

 

 

 


Recommendation 3 - Braun 720 Series 7 (8.95/10)

Braun 720 foil shaverThe Braun 720 is a wet dry foil electric shaver. Its specification is similar to the Braun 790, but it costs c40% less. There are 3 cutting foils and the option to set the shaver to normal – sensitive or intensive depending on the state of your stubble.

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall Best Buy Electric Shavers 2015 by Users’ Satisfaction

Our best buy electric shavers 2015 lists seven shavers that achieved overall user satisfaction ratings above 9. That means owners and users consistently rate these rotary or foil shavers as fit for purpose, reliable and value for money.

Users recommend    Philips RQ1280cc top rated electric shaver  Philips RQ1180 ranked 2nd  Braun 790 foil shaver ranked 3rd  Wahl 7200 budget shaver ranked 4th

Rank Model Type Overall Users’ satisfaction rating Lift & cut technology Unwanted hair trimmer Wet or Dry operation Battery recharge time Battery endurance days Expect to pay around
 
1 Philips RQ1280cc SensoTouch

Rotary

9.23/10

Y

Y

Y

c1hr

c20

£230
 

2 Philips RQ1180cc SensoTouch

Rotary

9.18/10

Y

Y

Y

c1hr

c16

£120

3 Braun 790 Series 7

Foil

9.16/10

Y

Y

Y

c1hr

c16

£180

4 Wahl 7200 Ultima

Foil

9.03/10

-

Y

Dry

c1hr

c15

£40

5 Philips RQ1250 SensoTouch

Rotary

9.01/10

Y

Y

Y

c1hr

c16

£200

6 Remington R6150 Titanium-X

Rotary

9.00/10

Y

Y

Dry

c1hr

c20

£50

6 Braun 590cc-4 Series 5

Foil

9.00/10

Y

Y

Y

c1hr

c15

£100

* Prices correct at publication. Check our “Who’s cheapest” page for the latest bargains
** Overall users’ satisfaction rating after 3 months of use

Philips RQ1250 top 10 electric shaver  Remington R6150 top 10 budget shaver  Braun 590 foil shaver 

 

 

 

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Best Buy Rotary Shaver 2015

The best buy rotary shaver (as nominated by users) is the Philips RQ1280cc SensoTouch. The term SensoTouch means the shaver has a cutting head that responds to the contours of your face making for a quicker but close comfortable shave.

As you can see there are other rotary shavers that users have awarded more than 9 points of satisfaction. The Philips RQ1180cc – also SensoTouch - costs c50% less. And the well-respected/constructed Remington R6150 75% less.

Philips RQ1280cc top rated electric shaver   Philips RQ1180 ranked 2nd   Philips RQ1250 top 10 electric shaver   Remington R6150 top 10 budget shaver

Rank Rotary Shaver Type Overall Users’ satisfaction rating* Lift/cut Trimmer Wet & Dry Battery recharge Battery endurance days Expect to pay around**
 
1 Philips RQ1280cc SensoTouch

Rotary

9.23/10

Y

Y

Y

c1hr

c20

£230

2 Philips RQ1180cc SensoTouch

Rotary

9.18/10

Y

Y

Y

c1hr

c16

£120

5 Philips RQ1250 SensoTouch

Rotary

9.01/10

Y

Y

Y

c1hr

c16

£200

6 Remington R6150 Titanium-X

Rotary

9.00/10

Y

Y

Dry

c1hr

c20

£50

* Prices correct at publication. Check our “Who’s cheapest” page for the latest bargains
** Overall users’ satisfaction rating after 3 months of use

 

 

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Best Buy Foil Shaver 2015

The Braun 790 wet dry foil shaver is a compact design. Nevertheless, it has 4 cutting foils and lift and comb technology. The 7-Series also offers incremental shaving. So, depending on the level of stubble or your skin sensitivity you can set the shaver to normal – sensitive or intensive settings.

Braun 790 foil shaver ranked 3rd  Wahl 7200 budget shaver ranked 4th    Braun 590 foil shaver   Braun 720 foil shaver

Rank Foil Shaver Type Overall Users’ satisfaction rating* Lift/cut Trimmer Wet & Dry Battery recharge Battery endurance days Expect to pay around**
 
3 Braun 790 Series 7

Foil

9.16/10

Y

Y

Y

1hr

c16

£180

4 Wahl 7200 Ultima

Foil

9.03/10

-

Y

Dry

c1hr

c15

£40

6 Braun 590cc-4 Series 5

Foil

9.00/10

Y

Y

Y

c1hr

c15

£105

7 Braun 720 Series 7

Foil

8.95/10

Y

Y

Y

c1hr

c16

£100

* Prices correct at publication. Check our “Who’s cheapest” page for the latest bargains
** Overall users’ satisfaction rating after 3 months of use

 

 

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Best Cheapest Shavers under £75

The best buy electric shaver at a budget price is the Wahl 7200 Ultima foil shaver at around £40. As you can see it is well rated by its owners – both for value for money and effective shaving ability. There are 2 cutting foils and a pop up beard trimmer. It’s also got a travel lock/cap.

The Wahl 7200 is ideal as a first shaver, as a travel shaver or for daily use by men with light to normal stubble.

Wahl 7200 budget shaver ranked 4th   Remington R6150 top 10 budget shaver  Philips PT870 rotary shaver  Panasonic ES7101S512 foil shaver

Rank Cheap shavers Type Overall Users’ satisfaction rating* Lift/cut Trimmer Wet & Dry Battery recharge Battery endurance days Expect to pay around
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4 Wahl 7200 Ultima

Foil

9.03/10

-

Y

Dry

c1hr

c15

£40

6 Remington R6150 Titanium-X

Rotary

9.00/10

Y

Y

Dry

c1hr

c20

£50

7 Philips PT870 PowerTouch Plus

Rotary

8.95/10

Y

Y

Dry

c1hr

c16

£75

9 Panasonic ES7101S512

Foil

8.86/10

Y

Y

Dry

c1hr

c15

£45

* Prices correct at publication. Check our “Who’s cheapest” page for the latest bargains
** Overall users’ satisfaction rating after 3 months of use

 

 

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Top Notch Shavers £100+

The top electric shaver – according to users – is the Philips RQ1280cc wet dry rotary shaver. It’s compact (for travelling) and has a travel lock. It’s also light weight and well-balanced.

The cutting heads have three levels of precision, plus lift and comb technology. Users report it delivers a smooth, comfortable shave whether used wet or dry. You also get the “Jet Clean” self-clean and lubrication gadget.

Philips RQ1280cc top rated electric shaver   Philips RQ1180 ranked 2nd   Braun 790 foil shaver ranked 3rd     Braun 590 foil shaver

Rank electric shaver Type Overall Users’ satisfaction rating Lift/cut Trimmer Wet & Dry Battery recharge Battery endurance days Expect to pay around
 
1 Philips RQ1280cc SensoTouch Rotary 9.23/10 Y Y Y c1hr c20 £230
2 Philips RQ1180cc SensoTouch Rotary 9.18/10 Y Y Y c1hr c16 £120
3 Braun 790 Series 7 Foil 9.16/10 Y Y Y c1hr c16 £180
6 Braun 590cc Series 4 Foil 9.00/10 Y Y Y c1hr c15 £100

* Prices correct at publication. Check our “Who’s cheapest” page for the latest bargains
** Overall users’ satisfaction rating after 3 months of use

Other top notch wet dry shavers have equally impressive user satisfaction ratings. So the choice is between compactness and price.

 

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Cheapest Best Buys for Electric Shavers

So there you have the 2015 user-survey results. Our best buys for (based on user satisfaction ratings and value for money) are:

• Best buy rotary electric shaver (voted by users) the Philips RQ1280cc SensoTouch
• Best buy foil shaver (voted by users) the Braun 790 Series 7
• Best buy budget or travel shaver Wahl 7200 Ultima

That concludes our best buys for electric shavers and the reason why page. We think you’ll agree – with the help of owners and users - we’ve answered the question “what is the best electric shaver to buy?”

What you want from your shaver is to quickly remove stubble and trim facial hair, like sideburns, a moustache, goatee or beard without drying or sensitising your skin.

You also want a men’s grooming tool with predictable battery life and a quick re-charge time. You’ll also want the best designed rotary or foil cutters to deliver a close, comfortable shave banishing stubble for the rest of the day.

Thanks for looking. Best Buys Compared brought you the answer to which electric shaver is best 2015?

 

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