For over 60 years I have used a wet shave with the odd try of electric. But I love this Braun, ok, not quite as close as a wet shave but very good and quick. Also, only a couple of minutes to refresh in the evening if required. I do not know if this is worth doing but I always take out the cleaning tray and replace it's cover between cleaning in the hope it reduces evaperation. Also, I only clean after every 2 or 3 shaves? I just blow and brush out any hair each time.