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Best Electric Shaver for a Close Shave UK 

Best Electric Shaver for a Close Shave

Thanks for taking your time to read our information on the best electric shaver for a really close shave. There are of course many hundreds of shavers from different brands with all of them claiming to offer a really close shave.

In this article we look at those which actually deliver on that promise. We base that information entirely on real life buyer reviews.

That is by far the best way to remove all of the waffle and marketing nonsense, and find out what those men who have actually bought and used the shavers have to say.

We do however have to point out that in our opinion, no electric shaver will ever give you as close a shave as either a safety razor shave or a cutthroat razor shave.

There are some electric shavers that get close to that type of clean shave, but not that many.

Which Type of Electric Shaver Gives the Closest Shave?

Most of you will know that there are two distinct types of electric shavers which are the rotary type and the foil type. They are different in quite a few ways, but the main difference is that a foil shaver is a better choice for men with sensitive skin.

The rotary shaver is a much better choice for men with tougher skin or tougher bristles. We have looked at those shavers in each category so a you can have that choice.

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Top 5 Foil Electric Shavers for a Close Shave

Foils shavers are the best choice for any man who has sensitive skin. This is simply because the foil, or foils offer a layer of protection to the skin, from the blades that are located under the foil.

  1. Braun Series 7 Electric Shaver for Men 7842s (88%)
  2. Remington F7800 Dual Foil Shaver (88%)
  3. Braun PocketGo M90 MobileShave Portable Shaver, Travel Shaver (86%)
  4. Panasonic ES-LV65-s 5 Blade Electric Shaver Wet and Dry (86%)
  5. Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s Electric Shaver (84%)

No 1 - Braun Series 7 Electric Shaver for Men 7842s

  • This is a waterproof smart electric shaver designed for a close and gentle shave
  • Made in Germany and made to last
  • Automatically adapts to the features of your face for a shave that's ​as close as it gets
  • Five personalised shaving modes allow you to adjust the power to your personal skin type and shaving style
  • Comes with a 2-pin EU plug, compatible with most UK 2-pin bathroom plug sockets

No 2 - Remington F7800 Dual Foil Shaver

  • This Remington model use a technology that pre-trims longer length hairs to reduce shaving time and increase smoothness
  • Has a battery life indicator and a washable head
  • Has a useful 5-minutes quick charge
  • Comes with a pop-up trimmer

No 3 - Braun PocketGo M90 MobileShave Portable Shaver

  • Designed for shaving at home and also for travel
  • Has a long hair trimmer ​
  • Uses a smart foil to capture hairs growing in different directions
  • Has an extra wide and thin ultra flexing foil for an extra close and comfortable shave
  • Fully washable under running water

No 4 - Panasonic ES-LV65-s 5 Blade Electric Shaver Wet and Dry

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No 5 - Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s Electric Shaver

  • This is a popular choice and has 3 independently floating shaving elements
  • Uses a micro comb that captures more hair in each stroke for a faster and gentler shave
  • Gives 45 minutes of shaving with no performance loss; a five minutes quick charge is enough for one shave
  • Has a pop up precision trimmer
  • Comes with a 2-pin EU plug, compatible with most UK 2-pin bathroom plug sockets

Top 5 Rotary Electric Shavers for a Close Shave

Rotary shavers are better for men with normal to tougher skins, or for men with tough bristles on their face. This is because there are a number of heads with sharp spinning blades that cover the face, and get to work on the bristles.

  1. Philips AquaTouch Wet & Dry Men's Electric Shaver AT899 (86%)
  2. Philips Series 3000 Wet & Dry Men’s Electric Shaver (86%)
  3. Philips Series 9000 Wet and Dry Men's Electric Shaver S9711/31 (86%)
  4. SweetLF 3D Rechargeable IPX7 Waterproof Electric Shaver (86%)
  5. PluieSoleil Electric Shaver Razor Rotary Shaver for Men (86%)

No 1 - Philips AquaTouch Wet & Dry Men's Electric Shaver AT899

  • This electric shaver can be used wet or dry
  • This is a triple head shaver that follows the contours of your face
  • It is fully washable with QuickRinse system
  • Gives 45 minutes of shaving time from 8 hours of charging time

No 2 - Philips Series 3000 Wet & Dry Men’s Electric Shaver

  • This shaver uses a ComfortCut Blade System
  • It has 4 directional flex heads to adjust to every curve of your face and neck
  • Gives 50 minutes of cordless shaving time from a one hour charge.
  • Can be used wet or dry
  • 100% waterproof shaver for use in the shower
  • Comes up with a pop up trimmer

No 3 - Philips Series 9000 Wet and Dry Men's Electric Shaver S9711/31

  • The manufacturer states that this gives unbeatable closeness even on a 3 day beard
  • Uses V-Track PRO Precision Blades that cut 30% closer
  • It has 8-directional ContourDetect heads that follow every contour of your face
  • Has 3 unique comfort settings
  • Comes with a beard trimmer, travel pouch and SmartClean PLUS clean & charge system

No 4 - SweetLF 3D Rechargeable IPX7 Waterproof Electric Shaver

  • This is a wet/dry electric shaver
  • Gives 120 minutes shaving time from a one hour charge
  • This is a rotary shaver with triple independent heads that follow the contours of your face
  • Has a pop up trimmer
  • Also has an LED screen that shows the battery capacity

No 5 - PluieSoleil Electric Shaver Razor Rotary Shaver for Men

  • This shaver has 3 independent heads that sit against the skin tightly
  • This shaver uses a double-track cutter for a closer shave
  • Comes up with a pop-up trimmer​
  • Has a shaving time of 45 minutes after an 8 hour charge
  • Simple to clean and rinse under the water tap

Hopefully that helps narrow down the options for the best electric shavers that give a really close shave.

Enda McLarnon


Thanks for visiting the Shaving Emporium website. This is a shaving website aimed at readers in the UK and Ireland. We have included lots of information about shaving and grooming, and we have also completed detailed research that helps us write our product reviews. We like to have our information as up to date as possible.

Enda McLarnon

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