26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
A decent mid-range shaver,
This review is from: Braun Series 3 390cc-4 Electric Shaver with Cleaning Centre (Personal Care)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)My face doesn't take kindly to wet shaving so for twenty five years I've been trying many different electric shavers looking for the ultimate product. I've found this new 3-series model from Braun to be pretty good, though not without some niggles. For example the switch seems to be quite sensitive and I've accidentally switched it off several times during my shave, plus the cost of the refills for the cleaning station is quite high, though to be fair it does still provide the best solution for returning the shaver to a clean, lubricated condition. The new style cleaning station is better than the old one in that it now has a firm electrical contact, but for some reason Braun have seen fit to remove the fan which dries the shaver, and that's a shame. It's very easy to clean the shaver under a running tap though if you don't want to rely on the station.
The actual shave from the 390cc-4 is close when used with a bit of attention, though it doesn't seem to stay smooth for long and I find that I need a shave sooner than I might with my old shaver. It also comes complete with a handy fabric case for storage or during travel. As always the best results have been when using Somersets Original Shaving Oil 12ml, and after washing my face (which is actually the opposite of that advised in the instructions). The shaver does seem to struggle with thick hair at times and sounds like it's slowing down, but it does keep shaving and I particularly like the precision switch which allows for easier shaving around the mouth/nose etc. I've also managed to get two weeks shaving from a single charge which is good.
Ultimately, this is a decent mid-range shaver from a reliable manufacturer and I will continue to use it every day. My search for the ultimate shaver is not yet over, but this model is on the right track.