Review of the Braun Free Control 1775 Men’s Shaver

Good value for the price

Braun Free Control 1775

This is a review of the Braun Free Control 1775 Men’s Shaver.

If like me, you have tried using electric razors in the past, you know how difficult it is to find the right and best electric shaver at an affordable price. The best shavers seems to all run for 200-400$, which is a price not everyone can afford. None of the cheap one seemed to work, and trust me, I’ve tried many! They’ll either hurt your skin and cause some irritation, or they simply won’t give a close shave at all, unless you press really hard, which again causes irritation. Because of the lack of good quality affordable  razors, I’ve been using manual shavers. However, the skyrocketing costs of razor blades have forced me to look into an alternative, and here I was again, on the look for a good cheap electric razor. This is why, after reading many reviews, I decided to give the Braun Free Control 1775 Men’s Shaver a shot.

Surprisingly high quality 4 stars

Surprisingly, the Braun Free Control 1775 Men’s Shaver is a fairly high quality razor for its price. It is comparable to other mid end price electric shavers, but it has that quality of shaving other  shavers in the same range price often don’t have.

Good trimmer for sideburns, beards and mustaches

This electric shaver has a “freefloat” shaving system with an extra wide foil that gives a closer finish. The shaver has a trimmer for sideburns or thick hair. The trimmer is very sharp and works very nicely on beards and mustaches as well.

Easy to clean

The shaver itself is easy to clean by taking the top off and washing it under the faucet. You don’t have to worry about hair clogging up in the shaver. It is rechargeable by plugging it up against the wall. It runs a fairly long time in one charge, I find it’s given me almost 2 weeks of shave in one charge.


In conclusion, I wouldn’t say it’s the most thorough shaver, but it has many good qualities. Is is very durable, and the fast charge is great. Overall, I think that this little electric shaver by Braun performs pretty well. Of course, there is a bit of a trade off if you compare it to the higher end models which by the way will cost you 4-5 times the price of this tool. The Braun FreeControl is not too big and easily fits your suitcase when you travel (I travel for work… I know all about this!).

Expensive replacement parts…

The only downsize is that I find the replacing blade quite pricey.  For the price of the shaver, I’m almost tempted to buy a new one instead of replacement foils. You can buy the shaver at any store, including Wal-Mart and other big store. Personally, I bought my Braun Free Control 1775 from Amazon, I think you can’t beat their price!

Jonathan Willards, for Best Electric Shaver.

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