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Save Money and Do-It-Yourself! It Takes No Time At All
on 12 October 2015
Don't get me wrong these do the job, and to be fair to Braun they don't insist you must only use this method. Bearing in mind each cartridge is over £6 and on my face they did leave it feeling rather sore even though I wiped the surplus off before using it I decided to try a manual wash on the shaver instead. When first cleaning with the brush I noticed a build-up of shaved bristles had accumulated in out-of-the-way areas in the shaver head and body which the cleaning-fluid method had failed to remove. I do a good brush-out of the shaving head and body first, then I run the shaving head under a good burst of hot water shaking it vigourously which removes the more stubborn debris, then I do the same with the shaver body, then I re-attach the head and another quick run under the hot water tap, move it away from the running water while still powered on and give it a good shake, then off with the shaver head and a quick wipe over both parts with a towel and leave to dry, when dry I add a drop of 3-in-1 oil to the 3 springs on the shaver body and 3 drops on each shaving foil (oil put into a smaller dispenser which was for a sewing machine), wipe off any surplus before use. I only do the wet clean once a week but brush it out daily - daily brush takes about 30 seconds and a wet wash 2 minutes at the most. I'm happy with the result and it costs a lot less than the cartridges, plus no skin irritation anymore!