Category: Braun Shavers

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.

Inexpensive!

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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A review of the Braun 7-790cc electric shaver

Very satisfied with the Braun 7-790cc

The Braun 7-790cc electric shaver product is Braun top of the line razor model and uses the Braun Pulsonic technology which is an ultrasonic vibrating head technology. This electric razor is capable of providing a very close shave.

braun 7-790cc

Review

Design of the head and foil

The head of the shaver is quite unique. There are three sets of blades, two sets with floating head at the top and bottom and a trimmer set in the middle to get the longer hair, which allow the shaver to get all the different size of hair on the beard. The screen was designed to optimize the cutting of the hair follicles. I find that the shaver is quite efficient at it.

This best electric shaver has a very active head (10,000 micro vibrations per minute). The shaver has a swivel head, which goes twice as far as other Braun shavers and that gives you more flexibility. The head also has a locking button and you can simply lock the head when you need to access an area where you want to head to remain straight, like under the nose.

The foil uses the Gillette blade technology and last about 18 months, where after you will need to change it, and an indicator will even tell you when it’s time to replace it. The foil easily pops out so you can easily change it.

Trimmer

One of the nice feature the unit has is the pop-up trimmer, which is especially good if you have sideburns.

LED indicator

A the bottom of the best electric shaver, an LED indicator tells you the battery life and the level of cleanliness of the shaver. The Braun 7-790cc can last up to a week of daily shaving on a full charge.

Base

The base will not only charge the device, but will also clean it. The stand uses the “clean and renew” cleaning product with lemon scented oil that will lubricate the razor blades, with a really nice and refreshing scent. This makes it very convenient. After shaving, all you need to do is to put the shaver back on its stand, hit one button, and it it goes to work to not only charge the battery, but also to sterilize the blades. The stand has different levels of cleaning needed depending on your need – from an eco quick clean to the super duty cleaning. There is also the option of a 20 seconds fast clean.

If you are travelling, there are great options for you. First, the shaver can also be washed under running water, so you don’t need to “clean and renew” you shaver all the time. For charging, you have the option of plugging your charger to the well by taking the cord right out of the base and charging the shaver directly. Plus the shaver comes with a nice hard plastic travel case.

Conclusion

The shaver is made in Germany and have a very good hold and feel to it. So this ends my review of the the Braun 7-790cc electric razor which is probably, in my opinion, the best electric razor I’ve ever owned and gives a nice clean tight shave.

Tips

Tip when using this electric shaver:

  • The manufacturer, Braun, recommends to shave before showering or washing your face, has the oil on your face will protects from irritation.
  • Unlike for manual shaving, it is recommend to shave against the grain with the Braun 7-790cc.

Jonathan Willards, for Best Electric Shaver.

Other interesting reading :
Review of the Panasonic Pro Curve Triple Blade ES7103K
Review of the Panasonic Pro Curve Double Blade ES4026NC
Top 10 electric shavers for men: our readers favorites
A review of the Philips Norelco Arcitec 1090 Men’s Shaving System

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