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post #16 of 18
I checked Consumer Reports for you as I have an online subscription. Unfortunately, they haven't done an electric shaver review since 11/02. so some models have been discontinued.

Top 3 rotary shavers were:
[1] Norelco Reflex Action #5861XL & #5822XL (latter model discontinued) - $80
[2] Norelco Quadra Action #6885XL & $7885XL - $110
[3] Norelco Micro-Action #4821XL & Micro-Action Plus $5812XL - $60

Top 3 foil shavers:
[1] Braun Syncro System #7570 & #7680 - $200
[2] Braun Flex Integral #6520 & #5441 - $115
[3] Remington MicroScreen 3 TCT (all models discontinued) - $130

Other brands tested included Remington, Wahl, and Panasonic - but not in the top 3.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by Tck13
Why do you like the rotary better than the foil?

I too have come to prefer the rotary style to the foil. After first using Sunbeam.....and later Braun.....foils for 25 or so years, I took a flyer on my first Norelco the better part of 10 years ago. I now consider myself a Norelco customer.

The rotary seems to cut better and more consistently on my comparatively soft (and somewhat curly) beard under my jawline and down the neck. In retrospect, I feel as though the foil type works more effectively on stiffer beards.

I think Norelco quality may, in some regards, be on the decline. Not that I'm having any problems per se, but my second razor doesn't seem to have the "power" of my first. I don't believe the motor is of the quality of that in my first shaver.

OTOH, one thing about Norelco that seems FAR superior to Braun is in battery life. The last 2 or 3 Brauns I owned all went into the garbage can.....prematurely, IMHO.....due to batteries that no longer took (or held) a charge. I've had NO such problems with either of my Norelcos.
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by alexei
I checked Consumer Reports for you as I have an online subscription. Unfortunately, they haven't done an electric shaver review since 11/02. so some models have been discontinued.

Top 3 rotary shavers were:
[1] Norelco Reflex Action #5861XL & #5822XL (latter model discontinued) - $80
[2] Norelco Quadra Action #6885XL & $7885XL - $110
[3] Norelco Micro-Action #4821XL & Micro-Action Plus $5812XL - $60

Top 3 foil shavers:
[1] Braun Syncro System #7570 & #7680 - $200
[2] Braun Flex Integral #6520 & #5441 - $115
[3] Remington MicroScreen 3 TCT (all models discontinued) - $130

Other brands tested included Remington, Wahl, and Panasonic - but not in the top 3.


Thanks for that information.
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