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Can you recommend an electric shaver for an elderly relative?

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Can you recommend an electric shaver for an elderly relative?

The ones i have used are not that great so i stick to a regular 3-5 blade razor. However for this relative they have motor control difficulty and need help shaving and the PSWs will only use an electric razor.

Suggestions are appreciated.
Preferably $100 or less but if higher cost is markedly better then please suggest them as well.
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von Monster wrote: The $100 limit makes it difficult; the Braun 7/9 series are fantastic but definitely out of your price range; the Wirecutter recommends the Remington F5-5800 as the best budget shaver. Amazon currently lists it at $39.02.

https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/revi ... ric-razor/
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00BB5YHEI?asc ... ewire0f-20
The Braun is about $200 in Canada. Its doable if its very good and is not going to sit in a drawer forever because its not good enough.
I wonder if they have a money back guarantee like Ryobi power tools, 90 days no questions asked Smiling Face With Sunglasses

I will look into the Remington further.
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There are basically two types of electric shavers - the foil shaver (Braun, Remington) or rotary shaver (Philips).
Each has its pros and cons (and believe it or not, its fan base), and it's mainly personal preference.

I personally prefer rotary shaver - quieter and more comfortable (just don't like the holding a vibrator feel for foil shaver).
Philips S5588/25 $88.16 is their newer model and has a charging stand.
Can be used wet or dry.
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I have an Amazon one for $35. Sweetlf brand or something like that. Rotary style.
It’s very lightweight so might be easier to manoeuvre and charges within an hour. Battery lasts for 3-4 weeks, shaving every other day.
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mohitk wrote: Philips oneblade?
Not good enough, misses too many hairs and needs many passes.
I have one myself and its good for bulk shaving when you have lots of facial hair but i need to use a regular razor afterwards.
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Quentin5 wrote: The ones i have used are not that great so i stick to a regular 3-5 blade razor. However for this relative they have motor control difficulty and need help shaving and the PSWs will only use an electric razor.

Suggestions are appreciated.
Preferably $100 or less but if higher cost is markedly better then please suggest them as well.
I just got a Braun 3040 foil shaver at CanTire for $79 and it is a nice little machine. They also have a low end Philips for less than that I used for a few years. As another poster said, the Philips rotaries are quieter but a bit slower.

There is no need to spend over $100 on a shaver. I have a $20 Philips travel shaver and it shaves just about as well as the $100 model, if you ignore that it is much slower, runs on AA batteries, doesn't have a trimmer, has 2 cutters instead of 3, etc. But the basic cutting action and closeness of the shave is the same. When I come back from a trip I use it until the batteries need to be replaced, so that I start fresh ones for my next trip. I used to have a Braun battery shaver and it was even better than the Philips. But Philips and Braun are not going to get rich selling shavers for $20-30. So they create all kinds of new models to move you up the price scale.

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