Best Beard Trimmer UK Reviews 2018

In this article we review the best beard trimmers currently available in the UK market. Many men like to sport a moustache , a beard or both.  If you like that look, then you will know they need to be well groomed and maintained. 

Otherwise, you may start to take on the look of an Arctic explorer, or someone who has spent way too long in the depths of the jungle. (You know the look)

 As you can imagine, beards have been around since Moses, and they come in all shapes, sizes, some are thin, and others are thick. No matter what they look like, they all need maintenance and regular grooming.

best beard trimmer uk reviews

​The range of styles for beards and moustaches are a lot bigger than many people would at first think. Now some guys just have to always have a beard, and some guys like me, are part-timers. We just give it a whirl when we take the notion, usually in the winter time.

Top 10 List of Beard Trimmers (UK Only)

In the table below, you will find a list of the top 10 rated beard trimmers that are currently available on the UK market. Underneath the table you will find a more detailed review on each of these beard trimmers.

We have used our own ratings scored out of 100. Please note that by clicking on the product link, you will be taken to the Amazon UK product page.

Beard Trimmer NameOur Rating
Remington MB320C Barba Beard Trimmer90
Philips BT5200/13 Series 5000 Beard and Stubble Trimmer90
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler 3 In 188
Panasonic Wet & Dry ER-GB4086
Philips Series 3000 Beard Trimmer86
BaByliss for Men 7107U84
Philips Series 3000 Mens 9 in 1 Grooming Kit84
Wahl 9906-2017 Silver Groomsman Battery82
Wahl Performer 5537-217 Battery Operated Trimmer82
Wahl 9916-1117 Groomsman Rechargeable Hair, Beard, Moustache Trimmer Set78

Before I do the more in-depth reviews, it is worth mentioning to you about stubble trimmers. Many men prefer to simply have the shorter stubble look. If you are one of those guys, then you should by a stubble trimmer, rather than a beard trimmer.

We have done a full article on the best stubble trimmers, which you can read by clicking here. For now though, let's have a closer look at each of the top 10 listed above.

UK Beard Trimmer Price Range

The cost of these differ quite a lot and we have found ones as cheap as £7, with the most expensive just shy of £50. That makes them pretty affordable for most people and the more expensive ones will include more features. 

The average UK RRP price range for the better brands is between £25-35, with the higher specification trimmers around the £45 average.

When I was looking at these, I based my comparison and rating chart above on the top 10 on the best rated in the United Kingdom.

I hope that you find that more useful. The most popular is the Remington Barba and that bread trimmer has quite literally sold in thousands.

No 1 Beard Trimmer - Remington MB320C Barba Beard Trimmer

  • Best Selling UK beard trimmer 
  • High quality ceramic coated blades for sharpness and long life
  • Pop-up trimmer so as you can trim around the sideburns and chin if required
  • 9 different length settings (1.5-18 mm)
  • 3- Year guarantee


Buyer Satisfaction

Remington MB320C Unboxing Video

This beard trimmer is both cordless and corded. It is also very easy to keep clean. It has of course been made by the very popular Remington brand. 

The blades on this trimmer are ceramic coated, which makes them stronger, and these blades are also self-sharpening. It has nine different length settings, (1.5 - 18 mm) and for grades 0.5 - 4 which allows you great flexibility, and these lengths are set by a zoom wheel.

It comes with pop-up trimmer, a 3-year guarantee, and a cleaning brush. It can be used as corded only, or when used as a cordless trimmer, lasts up to 40 minutes, before it requires a charge.

This Remington is just under the average price point for this range of trimmers. One unique feature is what they call "lube for life," and that simply means it will never require any type of oil.

That is we think a very good thing as to be honest, most guys will forget to do this. This MB320C model looks set to be the best seller for a long time to come.

As you can see the price point is at the lower end of the scale for beard trimmers, and it is a high and consistent 86% online buyer satisfaction rating from thousands of buyers.

No 2 Beard Trimmer - Wahl 9916-1117 Groomsman Rechargeable Hair, Beard and Moustache Trimmer Set

  • A popular and affordable choice with an affordable price point
  • Rechargeable and cordless with up to 60 minutes of use from a full charge
  • High carbon steel blades
  • Cutting length settings (0.5-13 mm)
  • 4 guide combs
  • 1- Year guarantee


Buyer Satisfaction

Video Review of Wahl Rechargeable Trimmer 9916 1117

This beard trimmer does not get as good a ranking as the first one. Just be aware though that it is normally available at a lower price than the Barba.

Plenty of people still buy this Wahl product. and at the time of writing this review, there were well over 4,000 online buyer reviews, so this is clearly a popular choice.

It comes with pop-up trimmer, and the main complaint about this one is the lengthy charging time. Buyers say it can take up to 12 hours to fully charge and that is annoying.

You do get up to an hour's trimming on a full charge though and that is pretty good. This is a great choice for men with beards, stubble, working on the neck line and also for sideburns.

It has high carbon steel blades and offers cutting lengths of anything between 0.5 mm to 13 mm, so a nice wide range of sizes.

No 3 Beard Trimmer - Philips Series 3000 Beard Trimmer QT4013/23 Cordless

  • A popular brand but at the higher end of the price range
  • Corded and cordless use
  • 20 different length settings (0.5 mm -10 mm)
  • Self sharpening titanium blades
  • Charging indicator which is very useful


Buyer Satisfaction

Video Review of Philips Series 3000 Beard Trimmer QT4013/23

This beard trimmer is one of the more expensive options on the UK market when it comes to buying a beard trimmer. It is however from a well known shaving brand, and it is also very well made from high quality products.

Buyers do rate it well with an 84% satisfaction rating and it does sell quite well despite the higher price point.

The titanium blades are particularly good, and the charging indicator is also very useful. The number of complaints about this product is actually very small at around 4%.

Buyers main grumble seems to be the higher price point. Buyers did like the long battery life, and they also said it did a really good job of shaving and trimming.

No 4 Beard Trimmer - Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler 3-in-1 Beard Trimmer & Razor

  • The highly popular Gillette brand at a very affordable price tag
  • Ideal for beards and other body hair
  • Waterproof
  • Comes with 3 combs
  • Best selling product in Men's razors


Buyer Satisfaction

Video Review of Gillette Proglide Styler 3-in-1

This beard trimmer is actually made by Braun but branded under Gillette. It is waterproof which is really useful, and also has a precision edging blade.

This particular model can be used as a razor with the power off. Buyers say that this one is very good if you like to get clearly defined lines when trimming and shaving.

You do have to turn the blade around to use it as a trimmer and it does come with three different sized blades. Buyers generally agree that this gives a close and comfortable shave, and can even be used down below for trimming.

Buyers with very thick beards said that you need something more powerful than this one.

No 5 Beard Trimmer - BaByliss Precision Beard Trimmer for Men

  • This BaByliss beard trimmer is one of the cheapest on the UK market but still gets great reviews
  • Please note this one is battery only
  • 5 position comb along with 3 other combs
  • Comes with a storage stand
  • Has a 3-Year warranty


Buyer Satisfaction

This is a good product for trimming but does not offer a clean shave. As a battery operated model it does make it cheaper, but does not do what I would term heavy duty work.

This one will do an OK job on beards and moustaches and has a 5 position comb guide so as you can pick the desired hair length.

When you combine the low price point and the pretty constant 84% satisfaction rating, then in terms of value for money, this beard trimmer will be hard to beat.

It is battery only and takes 2 AA batteries. Buyers also said this one is especially good when travelling and really handy to own a couple of these.

No 6 Beard Trimmer - Wahl 9906-2017 Silver Groomsman Battery Beard Trimmer

  • This Wahl beard trimmer is also one of the cheapest on the list, but still gets decent reviews
  • Please note this one is battery only
  • Can be used for beards, stubble, facial hair, sideburns and the neck line
  • Cutting lengths from 0.5 mm to 13 mm
  • High carbon self sharpening blades


Buyer Satisfaction

This one does get really mixed reviews. Some buyers love it and others do not. Overall though at 78% it is clear that most buyers do like it. It is also hard to argue about the very low price point.

This one can offer you cutting depths of between 0.5 mm to 13 mm so a nice choice. It has high carbon steel blades for accurate and irritant free cutting.

It also comes with a stand as you can see from the image above.

No 7 Beard Trimmer - Philips BT5200/13 Series 5000 Beard and Stubble Trimmer

  • This is a very high quality beard trimmer
  • This trimmer lifts the beard hairs which makes trimming the beard a lot easier and also pain free
  • 17 cutting lengths from 0.4 mm to 10 mm
  • 1 hour to charge gives 1 hour of use
  • Completely waterproof


Buyer Satisfaction

Video Review of the Philips BT5200/13 Beard and Stubble Trimmer

This is one of the highest rated beard trimmers currently available on the UK market. Like most of the Philip's products though, this one is not cheap, but it is high quality.

What buyers like most is the very fast charging capability and the accurate and pain free trimming that it offers. It is also waterproof so ideal if you like to trim in the shower.

You can also use this one when it is plugged in and that can be very handy sometimes.

There are 17 lock-in length settings, from 0.4 to 10 mm so a good range of hair length options.

No 8 Beard Trimmer - Panasonic ER-GB40 Wet/Dry Hair and Beard Trimmer

  • This is a good beard trimmer from Panasonic
  • 19 cutting lengths
  • 15 hours to charge gives 50 minutes of use
  • Completely waterproof
  • Comes with a 2- pin UK bathroom plug
  • Rubber grip


Buyer Satisfaction

Video Review of the Panasonic ER-GB40 Wet/Dry Hair and Beard Trimmer

This is fully waterproof and can be immersed in water. It has stainless steel blades. You use an adjustable dial to pick from one of the 19 precision settings for hair or beard length.

With a full charge you get a cordless operation of 50 minutes from a 15 hour charge. The charging time is the main complaint with this beard trimmer.

It is a very well made trimmer and feels really good in the hand. Many buyers also like the Panasonic brand, and this one also sells really well.

No 9 Beard Trimmer - Philips QG3342/23 Series 3000 6-in-1 Waterproof Mens Grooming Kit

  • This Philips beard trimmer is a popular choice for many UK buyers
  • This is a 6-in-1 waterproof trimmer
  • 10 hours to charge gives 60 minutes of cordless use
  • Can be cleaned under a tap
  • Comes with a detail trimmer, nose trimmer, full size trimmer and a set of combs


Buyer Satisfaction

Video Review of the Philips QG3342/23 Series 3000 6-in-1 Waterproof Mens Grooming Kit

This is expensive enough and given that the battery takes around 10 hours charge, which will give you 1 hour of use, we think there are better choices on the market.

This one still sells really well though as it can be used for both beard trimming and also for cutting hair. Having both options makes this one popular with some buyers.

It does cut well and it can be cleaned by rinsing it under the tap. The blades are made from chromium steel and there are 18 different length settings.

No 10 Beard Trimmer - Wahl Performer 5537-217 Battery Operated Hair Trimmer

  • This is the cheapest trimmer on the list
  • Cutting lengths from 0.6 mm to 12 mm
  • Precision high carbon steel blades
  • Good for stubble, beards and facial hair


Buyer Satisfaction

Video Review of the Wahl Performer 5537-217 Battery Operated Hair Trimmer

This is a cheap and simple trimmer that does the basics very well. It is the lowest rated but the price point is also one of the lowest on the market.

This offers cutting lengths from 0.6 mm to 12 mm and uses high carbon steel blades.

Beard Trimmer Buying Guide

Below we have added a buyer's guide for beard trimmers. We hope that you find this useful. We think it will help you to make sure you get the right one for your own particular needs.

What Exactly Are Beard Trimmers Used For?

As the name would suggest these are a specific type of shaving product for men, who like to have a beard and keep it trimmed and looking good. These are also used for men with moustaches. The main benefit of using one of these trimmers is that it allows you to look after your facial hair, without having to fully shave, but still keep it looking very neat and tidy.

This is a subtle difference I know, but one that can make a huge difference in your sharper appearance.These trimmers work on exactly the same principle as electric hair clippers you see in barber shops. in fact, many of the better hair clippers now come with a beard attachment.

beard trimmer uses

The very high end professional versions of these can actually double up for both trimming our hair and also for trimming our beards. In the main though most of the trimmers available have been designed specifically for the hair on your face.

These design features allow these to be able to adjust to the contours of your face, in a similar way to electric shavers. With the best beard trimmers you will usually have a choice of settings, so as they won’t irritate your skin by pulling on the hairs.

All good quality beard trimmers will have a quality blade and it should come with a number of attachments. The purpose of these is to allow you to be in control. You can then decide if you want neat straight edges, a designer stubble look, or whatever else you decide. The choice of attachment will also allow you to determine the thickness of the beard you want to have.

These trimmers can be bought as electric with a cord, or cordless, and with the better ones you have a choice of both options. The ones that are plug-in only, tend to be slightly more powerful, whereas the cordless ones, are better if you travel around a lot.

We like the idea of having the option to plug it in, and also being able to use it when staying overnight with work, or heading off on holidays.

Pick A Beard Trimmer to Suit Your Needs

beard trimmer selection

The title above may sound obvious, but it is actually very important to understand. Most of the trimmers that are on the market these days are quite sophisticated, especially compared to say 5 years ago. That does not however mean that any of them will do your job.

The only person who knows the style of beard or moustache that you want to create is you. With that in mind, you need to pay particular attention to the range of accessories that will come with your new product.

It is these small things that can make an average trimmer into a great one, and one that will allow you to create the look that you want.

This is equally important if you want to keep your beard properly groomed, and looking the way it should.

In today's world especially we almost always need to be looking our best for occasions such as job interviews, meeting customers and other situations of this nature.

If you work in the great outdoors, you can probably get away with a face that looks like Grizzly Adams, but for most of us who have a 9-5 job, it is probably not the ideal look.

Your Time is Precious - Trimmer Charging Times

When you have read as many reviews as I have about trimmers, you soon realise that a common frustration by end users is the length of time it takes to charge it up.

Let's face it is something that many of us simply forget to do, and then when we need to use it, the trimmer is not ready.

There are a few trimmers that have a quick charge function, usually in under an hour, so if you are a man in a hurry, then look our for this as a feature.

In general though these products take around 8-12 hours to get charged so it is a good idea to get into a habit of charging them overnight. That means they will always be ready when you need them the most. It is a habit I have developed myself though it took me a bit of time to get there.

Beard Trimmer Attachments

beard trimmer accessories

I mentioned above that some accessories are important, and of all of these, the attachments are probably the most important.

The combs should be simple to click on and off, and they should feel secure when you click them into position.

You also need to have a variety of combs so as you can alter the depth and the thickness of your beard.

I also like value for money, so when reviewing the products always look and make sure they also have attachments for doing both the hair in your nose and ears.

You can buy these separately of course, but a good quality brand will include these as standard. It also means that you just get much better value for money, and a complete male grooming kit.

So we have completed our reviews, and we hope that you have found our top 10 list of beard trimmers helpful. We like to see everything in the one place, as it allows us to get a quick comparison, of what is available and an idea of the price range.

New models for beard trimmers are coming out all the time. We will where possible always try to keep this list up to date with the newer models.

The leading grooming brands are always looking for that something new, and we like to be early to see what they are offering, and get a sense of what they are adding to make these beard trimmers better.

Sometimes though they add features that only complicate the buying process and actually add no value to the product. It is always much better to have the basics that work really well.

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