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Braun Series 5 590cc Clean & Renew System Electric Rechargeable Male Foil Shaver

by Braun
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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  • Clean & Renew charging stand - shaver is cleaned, dried and charged at touch of a button; 7 x LED Indicators
  • Powercomb lifts flat-lying hairs for closer shave; Gillette Precision Comfort blades for exceptional closeness
  • Contour Hugging Head automatically adjusts to the shape of your face; 3-stage cutting system shaves progressively closer in one stroke
  • Smart Foil captures hairs growing in different directions; Precision head with floating foil for a hassle-free shave even in hard to reach areas
  • Comfort Setting Switch controls the level of pivoting according to your comfort needs and skin type
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 15.7 x 15.7 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
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  • Item model number: 65751730
  • Date first available at 10 Oct 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,634 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clean shaven.... 28 Nov 2008
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Braun 590

On opening the quite large box, I was surprised and impressed at the quantity and quality of all the kit in there....

The shaver itself is reassuringly shrink wrapped and comes in a sturdy zip case. Apart from power button, there is an impressive row of LEDs rather like my power drill, to indicate battery life. There is also a "sensitive" button to adjust the comfort setting i.e. the amount of head swivel action (full swing, middle and fixed. Being a bit old school, I prefer it "fixed" but go to "middle" sometimes for neck/chin shaving. This is quite a good innovation and with the Gilette Blade Technology contributes to good results.

Also in the box is the cleaning station and a 170ml "clean and renew" refill. This is inserted easily in the bottom of the station and is easy to use. Insert the shaver head first, press the button and leave. The cleaning and drying cycle takes 4 hours and each refill should last for 30 cycles so it's up to you if you want to use it after every shave You can also clean under the tap, which could be useful when on your travels. The instructions recommend replacing the refill after every 8 weeks, used daily or not. The cleaning refills are 8.45 a pair on here so you'd need about 4 sets per year if you adhere to the manufacturers guidelines which we always do don't we chaps ? You will also need a shelf near to your shaver point as the 2-pinned power cord is not the longest. The footprint is approx 13cm x 11cm. There is also a cleaning brush included.

In use, the shaver is very good, handles well, not too noisy and gives good results, particularly in the troublesome neck area. The cleaning system works well and you really feel like you're using a new shaver after a full cycle.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent shaver, eyewatering price 5 Dec 2008
By Dr. Richard Dudley VINE VOICE
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I've been using Braun shavers for years - currently using an old 5775 that's a little worn out.

I've tried rotary shavers but with little success - I never get a close shave. And I can't be doing with the pain, blood and foam of wet shaving.

So - it's a new Braun for me. Usual excellent service from Amazon.

It's a lovely little shaver - smaller and more rounded in the shaft than the rather bulky 5775. It's also very quiet which makes it sound feeble, but it's not.

It has given me the best electric shave I've had. I usually have trouble getting a close shave under the jawbone, especially at the back. This does it quite well, with a little effort. Not so good on the odd ingrowing hair, but no electric shaver I've used has been.

It also comes with a lovely semi-hard case and a normal length (i.e. a little short) power cable. The cable can charge the shaver directly or via the base unit.

I can generally get 2-3 shaves from a full charge - about 10 minutes and nothing like the 45 minutes advertised.

The base unit is used for cleaning the shaver with alcohol and perfume. It takes about 4 hours, and works very well. I'm not paying for refills however as a quick run under the tap and a regular brush will do for me.

The base unit is bulky, not easily transportable (unless you want alcohol running through your overnight bag) and generally unnecessary.

The full RRP is bordering on the obscene. I think I've bought flat screen televisions for less. I'd rather grow a beard than pay full price.

I'm not sure if it's possible to buy the shaver without the base station, but if so I'd recommend that option as the shaver itself is very good. The base unit is going in the bin. Once I've emptied out the alcohol.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
I had been looking at a newer shaver for a while since my Phillishave coolskin hit the big 5 years and it was with some nervousness that I purchased this razor. Going in blind with seemingly no reviews on the internet I closed my eyes and hit buy. Well two weeks on I can say it's an excellent shaver. It cuts close and quickly with no irritation, even on my own skin which is quite dry. The best thing for me is the cleaning system which not only looks great but leaves the shaver spotless and with a zesty lemon smell. This saves a lot of time as I had to manual clean my Phillisave constantly and I was never able to get it clean enough for my satisfaction. This is a top razor and well worth the money, having all the features of the 7 series (which is currently 190!) minus the pulsating head which if some reviews are to be believed isn't worth too much!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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My normal shave is a Gillette M3 Power wet shaver, but every now and then I try an electric to see if they have improved enough to be a replacement for it. The Braun is probably the best I've found - I don't think it will replace my wet shaver completely, but I will certainly be keeping it on hand for quick shaves when I don't have time to wet shave.

Ergonomically, the Braun is superb, as you would expect. It has a nice rubber grip, the weight is enough to suggest a quality product, but not so much that it feels ungainly, and it feels very good in the hand. Build quality is excellent, both for the shaver and the supplied accessories (case, charger, cleaning brush, cleaning station), and it all feels built to last.

In use, the Braun feels very good against the skin. I've tried rotary electric shavers, but these feel as if they are ripping the hairs out rather than cutting them cleanly, and they irritate as a result. The Braun, by contrast, causes no irritation, and it glides smoothly over the skin. The shave feels close initially - not quite as close as a blade, but not far off, and in some areas (such as under the chin) you can get closer with this than with a blade. The problem I have found is that stubble seems to reappear a lot faster with this than with a blade, suggesting that it isn't cutting as close as you might like - but then, it is no problem to run the shaver back over your face for a quick touch-up later on in the day.

The Braun is easy to clean - it's waterproof so can just be rinsed under the tap if you don't have time to use the dedicated cleaning station (or don't want to pay for refills for it...). It charges in around an hour, and a charge is claimed to be sufficient for 45 minutes shaving. The battery is lithium ion, so memory effect should not be a problem.

Overall, it's the best electric shaver I've tried - still not as good as a blade, but what it lacks in closeness, it makes up for in convenience.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Braun Series 5 590cc Clean & Renew System
I have held on to doing a review on this item till I had a good chance to test it.
It is comfortable to use. and gives a good shave. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mike B
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of money
If like me you have thick hair stay away from this lame shaver,it just does not give you a close shave. Read more
Published on 17 Dec 2011 by Essex Boyz
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
After 5 months of owning this. I thought i'd write a review.

This is my first ever electric razor and I don't have any experience with rotary razors. Read more
Published on 7 Mar 2011 by MoMatic
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Item!
The shaver is very well presented and includes a padded travel case. It is fully portable when charged and can be cleaned under running water in addition to using the docking... Read more
Published on 18 Nov 2010 by Rory Mercer
4.0 out of 5 stars Braun 590cc electric shaver
I have been using a five blade razor and recently suffered irritation. I thought I would try the Braun 590 cc and have found it a pleasure to use, not quite as close as the blade... Read more
Published on 15 Nov 2010 by Avensis
5.0 out of 5 stars Razor Review
I have always liked Braun razors, even so I nearly baulked at the price, until comparing
it with those here in France for the same item. Read more
Published on 23 Oct 2010 by Mr. G. H. Turnbull
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent shaver good price too
Having used Braun Shavers for quite a few years now, I decided to purchase this one as my current shaver (Remington) literally fell to pieces (worst shaver I've ever had). Read more
Published on 4 Oct 2010 by dangerousd
3.0 out of 5 stars modified rapture
I was disappointed to find that it doesnt shave any closer than my old Braun. The old one (many years) was suffering form an old battery needing frequent charging but it was very... Read more
Published on 3 Sep 2010 by Stewart
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow - Braun 1: Philishave 0
I have been a philishave user for about 8 years now, recently I became completely fed up with my philishave razor, spending 6-7 on gel pumps, not being able to shave below the jaw... Read more
Published on 13 Aug 2010 by C. A. Main
4.0 out of 5 stars Self Cleaning Electric Shaver
Looking for a new shaver and saw this advertised. Price on Amazon was lowest I could find, so I went for it. It arrived quickly and is everything I expected. Read more
Published on 19 July 2010 by Peter Chandler
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