Top 3 Best Electric Razors on a Budget

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When it comes to high quality electric shavers, finding a great model at a decent price is not always easy. After all, most of the most renown models are in a price category ranging in the $200 – $350+ zone. Many people get sticker shock when they find out how much a Braun 9 Series electric shaver costs, for instance, and turn away from buying an electric shaver altogether. This is totally understandable. However, there is good news to be heard. Even though some of the high-end models released by the top brands are as expensive as they are, you can still find a great shaver (by the same brands) at a decent price. We have done some of the legwork for you and have come up with a list of the top 3 best electric razors to buy on a budget. Enjoy!

How We Choose The Best Electric Razor of the Year

The models chosen are nothing to baulk at. They are all made from the most renown manufacturers in the marketplace. Sure, we can find plenty of razors made with low-quality parts and can be shipped to your door for less than $20. These are not a great idea if you want to save over a longer term. After all, they usually require replacing after only a few shaves, if they work at all.

We have chosen models that can both perform the job required (a great shave) and come at a decent price compared to their more luxurious brethren. We mark these razors on multiple points:

  • Cut quality
  • Comfort of shave
  • Battery life
  • Charge time
  • Materials quality
  • Pricepoint

So without further ado, let’s have a look at the top 3 electric razors for a budget conscious buyer this year.

#1 Top Choice – Braun Series 3 3040s Proskin

When you’re short on budget but still have high-standards, look no further than the Braun Series 3 3040s Proskin. For the price (under $80) you can’t get a more advanced electric shaving system than this. Sure, eighty bucks may be a bit more steep than you’re expecting, but it’s worth every penny in the long run. Not to worry if you don’t want to fork out the cash on this one, the other two on the list are a bit less expensive and still awesome choices.

Pros

  • Great battery life. (40-min)
  • 5 minute quick-charge feature.
  • Quiet operation.
  • Inexpensive cost.
  • Durable build quality.
  • Wet/dry shaving (including creams and gels).
  • Flip-up trimmer included.

Cons

  • No cleaning station. You have rinse the head manually.

Braun Series 3 3040s Proskin Features

Shaving Performance

The 3040s works on a microcomb technology. This helps capture more hair in a single pass. It also has an adjustable head for harder to reach areas, like under the nose. The flexible heads make sure you get a close yet comfortable shave every time.

Wet And Dry

Sensitive skin? Think a low budget shaver will cause you problems?Not this time. The 3040s is designed for both wet and dry shaving. You can use foam, gel and creams to easily shave sensitive skin.

Battery Performance

An hours chargin provides 40-minutes of shaving. Also, if you’re in a quick pinch, the 5-minute quick charge can give you a few minutes of shaving when you need it most.

Our Verdict

Hands down, the Braun 3040s Proskin is the best electric shaver for men you can get at this price. If you’re looking for high-end results without having to fork out hundreds of dollars, look no further than this amazing razor from Braun.

Runner Up #1 – The Remington F5 5800

If the 3040’s price is still a bit too much but you still want a quality electric shaver, the  Remington F5 5800 will be sure to impress (under $40). With 60-minutes of continuous runtime powering two powerful adjustable cutting heads, a close (and inexpensive) shave is what this thing is built for.

Pros

  • Cheaper price than most electric shavers on the market.
  • Great portability (good for travel)
  • 2-year warranty.
  • Washable head
  • Can use while plugged in

Cons

  • Not great for sensitive skin (can’t use creams or gels)
  • Not waterproof. Can only perform dry shaving.

Our Verdict

If you’re on a tight budget, this is the electric shaver for you. The Remington F5 5800 tackles thick stubble, has a long runtime, and performs smooth and flexible shaves. And, all of this comes at a very low price.

Runner Up #2 – Braun M90 Mobile Shaver

Ok. If you are still looking for something a little less costly, but still want a decent shave, the Braun M90 mobile shaver can get the job done. It’s the least expensive (high-quality) shaver we tested. It can provide passable shaves on a tight budget for years to come.

Pros

  • Has a travel lock feature.
  • Waterproof washing (not for creams and gels though).
  • Pop up trimmer for detail work.
  • Lightweight design.
  • Inexpensive price.
  • Can be used on other bodily areas (pubes, too).

 Cons

  • Not as good for really thick beards.
  • Not rechargeable (requires AA batteries)
  • Only one foil cutting head

Our Verdict 

This is technically designed to be a travel shaver, but it’s still made with the high-end focus that Braun puts into all its products. Even so, you can count on this shaver to do a great job when you need it to. The Braun M90 mobile shaver is an excellent option for you if you are looking for the least expensive option and still want a passable shaving experience.

Final Thoughts

So here you are! If your looking to get your hands on one of the top 3 best electric razors for the budget conscious shopper you should now have everything you need to make a great buying decision. Here’s to a great shave. Leave us a comment and let us know which one you choose!

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