The In-Depth Buyer's Guide 2019

Best Electric Shavers

Over 20+ Hours Testing & Reviewing 42 Electric Shavers.

9.6 out of 10

The Braun Series 7 790CC offers a close and smooth shave, but it also offers more features than most of the others on our list. I measured that it shaved about a 1/2 mm closer than all of it's competitors. The face of the shaver features three trimmers: Two are “OptiFoil” and the other one is “ActiveLift”. 

Test Results and Ratings

- October 2019

How We Decided

4 main factors come down to picking the top electric shavers.

< 15 Minutes
Shaving Time

Close Shave

Smooth and Close Shave

3 Day

Has To Be Ready When You Need It


Best Electric Shaver

 Braun Series 7 790CC

out of 10
  • Best shaving experience
  • Automatic cleaning
  • Affordable
  • No wet and dry technology
  • Build quality could be better

Why We Like It: The “OptiFoil” and “ActiveLift” trimmers are a big plus for this electric shaver. They make shaving easy and give you a comfortable smooth shave that is fast. 

Smoothest Shave

Electric Shaver

 Braun Series 9 9095CC

out of 10
  • Comes with Direct and Cut trimmer
  • Close shave
  • Includes Wet and Dry technology
  • Poor build quality
  • Expensive
  • Hard to find and expensive replacement cartridges

Why We Like It: It's no surprise that our #2 spot for the best electric shaver also goes to a Braun electric shaver. The Braun Series 9 9095CC is very similar to the model in our #1 pick, but the Braun Series 9 9095CC comes with an extra“Direct & Cut” trimmer. 

Best Wet and

Dry Electric Shaver

 Panasonic Arc5 Electric Razor

out of 10
  • Pivoting head with 5 trimmers
  • Great for thick hair
  • Includes wet and dry technology
  • Not comfortable
  • Not for sensitive skin

Why We Like It: Panasonic is another big name in the electric shaver world, so it is no surprise to find one near the top of our buying guide. Panasonics arc is a great example of a fine shaver. 

Best Rotary Electric


Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 2100 

out of 10
  • Affordable
  • Pop-Up trimmer for detailed grooming
  • Easy to use
  • No wet and dry technology
  • 8 hour charge time
  • Not for heavy beards

Why We Like It: The Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 2100 is one of the most basic electric shavers that you can buy. That's a good thing. It does the job admirably with a great price point.

Best Electric Shaver

For Sensitive Skin

 Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4

out of 10
  • Has Wet or dry technology
  • Perfect for those with sensitive skin
  • LCD screen displays battery capacity
  • A bit expensive

Why We Like It: Those with sensitive skin who want to avoid razor burn, will love the Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4 electric shaver series. I can attest to this as I myself have sensitive skin. 

Best Electric Shaver

For Stubble

 Wahl Professional 8061-100

out of 10
  • Affordable
  • Hypoallergenic foils
  • Good build quality
  • No wet or dry technology
  • Good for stubble length hairs only
  • Uncomfortable to hold

Why We Like It: The Wahl Professional 8061-100 electric shaver is reasonably priced, and offers a nice close shave. Dynaflex cutting technology helps to trim down the hair more efficiently. 

Best Electric Shaver Kit

 Remington PG6025 All-In-1 Grooming Kit

out of 10
  • Very affordable
  • 50-60 minutes of shaving on a full charge
  • 8 attachments
  • Lacks the features of more expensive shavers
  • Not waterproof

Why We Like It: The best grooming kit of 2019 is clearly the Remington PG6025 All-In-1 Grooming Kit.  This is the shaver for you if you prefer a dry shave. 

Best Value Electric


 Panasonic ER-GB40-S 19

out of 10
  • 19 precision settings 
  • Has wet and dry technology
  • Shave time of 50 minutes
  • 15 hour charge time
  • No indicator to tell you when it is fully charged

Why We Like It:  I found the Panasonic ER-GB40-S 19 to be a very dependable shaver, but it lacks many of the features that other shavers in its price range have. One thing that it does have is a lot of settings. 

Best All-Around

Electric Shaver

Philips Norelco AT830

out of 10
  • Has wet and dry technology
  • No vibration/quiet
  • Affordable
  • Limited pivot action
  • Lacks features for the price point

Why We Like It: The Philips Norelco AT830 is great for men with sensitive skin thanks to DualPrecision heads that are designed with slots and holes to quickly and comfortably shave both long and short hair at the same time.

Best Electric Shaver

For Thick Beards

Panasonic ES8103S Arc3

out of 10
  • Close shave
  • Wet and Dry Technology
  • Built-in LCD shows battery status
  • Noisy
  • Not good for thick beards

Why We Like It: The Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 is basically a typical electric shaver that will get the job done. If you are looking for a decently priced shaver with middle of the road features, this is your choice. 

Nothing Feels Better Than a Smooth Shave

These days most men are too busy to go to a barber and get the royal treatment. No worries. Our buyers guide will help you to choose the right electric shaver for you, so that you can feel like a barber shaved you, even though you did it yourself. 

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How We Reviewed Electric Shavers

The devil is in the details folks.


Comfort - Should Feel Good

We want our electric shavers to be comfortable to hold and comfortable on our faces. It should be easy to use and feel good.


Shaving Time - The Quicker The Better

Most of us are in a hurry, so we want a shaver that is dependable, ready when we are and quick to do it's job so we can get to work.


Close Shave - Silky Smooth  

What's the point of shaving if you don't get a close shave and get it all? How close an electric shaver shaves is an important consideration.


Value - Price Sweetspot

We want a great value for our money spent. The more features and better performance you can get for a lower price, the better.

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Top 10 Electric Shavers Compared

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It may not look like it, but I know a good shave when I get one. When buying an electric shaver always consider the 4 key factors: How close does it shave? Are you getting a good value? How quick does it give you a shave? And is it comfortable?

Conner Flynn | Electric Shaver Expert

Frequently Asked Questions

Shaving is an art almost as old as man himself. But today we have more choices than a sharp rock or a rough knife. Too many choices in fact. Do you choose Philips, Panasonic? Rotary or foil blades? Which is right for your skin? 


How long of a charge is good for you? V.S. how much shave time a charge gives you.

Your electric shaver should be comfortable in the hand.

Find the correct shaver for your skin.

What is wet and dry technology?

Should you choose a foil electric razor or rotary shaver?

Who Contributed to this Review

​Conner Flynn


Jordan Goodson


Josh Noriega


Kyle Schurman


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