Are you thinking about switching a traditional to an electric shaver, or are looking for a replacement for your old electric powered shaver?
We have thoroughly reviewed a very large number of electric razors on the market, and have picked the Panasonic ES-LV95-S ARC 5 foil shaver as our top favorite choice.
Read on to find out more about this exceptional shaving tool, as well as to learn which the other grooming tools which have made it into our top 15 list of the best electric shavers for 2020 are.
Our top pick for the best electric shaver for 2020 is this elegant wet and dry electric shaver by Panasonic. It is fitted with 5 precision-honed, ultra-sharp NanoTech blades with ARC ultra-thin foil on a Multi-Flex pivoting head which will follow the shape and contour of your face precisely, for a close, quick and comfortable shave.
The electric razor also doubles as a trimmer, so when you are done shaving, you can simply pop-up the trimmer attachment and take care of your sideburns and mustache as well, for a perfectly groomed look.
Thanks to the built-in sensors, this smart electric shaver will automatically switch and adjust its cutting power depending on the thickness and density of the facial hair you are shaving or trimming.
This top-quality electric shaver is suitable both for wet and for dry shaving and trimming, so you can shave on the go or in the shower if you prefer.
The shaver is powered by a linear motor that can cut to up to 14,000 cuts per minute and will remain as powerful to the very end of the shaving session and until the battery lasts.
The premium electric shaver by Panasonic has a nifty battery status LCD indicator and comes with a top-quality self-cleaning and charging station which will clean, wash, dry and then charge the shaver so it is ready for your next shave.
The electric shaver and trimmer has a long-lasting battery life of up to 45 minutes of continuous use and will charge fully for just about 40 minutes. It is ergonomically shaped and comfortable to hold for an easy and hassle-free shaving experience. The size of the unit is 2.1 x 2.8 x 6.5 inches and it weighs 7 ounces.
The unit has NanoTech precise and strengthened blades which will allow you to shave as closely as possible quickly and easily and without any painful and unsightly nicks and cuts.
Thanks to the SkinComfort rings on the shaving heads of this electric razor, it will glide smoothly on your skin for an effortless shaving experience.
The Philips Norelco 9000 can easily cut through and shave even the densest beards and hairs. It has a BeardAdapt sensor which will check the density of the hair every 15 seconds and will adjust the speed of the shaver to it automatically as you go.
The ContourDetect technology of this smart electric shaver can move in 8 different directions, so you can shave every single bit of hair off your face, neck, and jawline without any awkward movements and discomfort.
The motor works very quietly so you can shave without the annoying loud buzzing which is so common among some lower quality electric shavers on the market.
With the help of the click-on SmartClick precision trimmer, you can finish up your grooming by trimming your sideburns and mustache as well.
This top-quality electric shaver and trimmer is sold with a luxurious storage and travel case to keep it and all accessories neatly arranged and safe even when you are traveling.
The size of this electric shaver is 10 x 63 x 4.2 inches and it has sturdy stainless steel housing and is easy and comfortable to hold.
Best budget-friendly pick
If you want to take advantage of the convenience of using an electric shaver and trimmer, but are not ready to break the bank, we can highly recommend this affordable option by Philips.
The inexpensive Philips Norelco OneBlade shaver costs a fragment of what the higher-end electric razors cost but is still an efficient and easy to use shaving device.
It is a cordless, rechargeable grooming tool which you can use both for shaving as well as for trimming hair of any length.
This electric shaver does not cut as closely to the skin as other razors do which is a perfect option for those of you with sensitive skin. The design of the head allows for the blade to follow the contours of your face and neck comfortably.
The shaver and trimmer can be used both for wet and dry shaving, and it is very easy to rinse off once you are done.
It comes with click-on combs for trimming hair to a length of your choice from any part of your face, neck or body. The 3 stubble combs are 1, 3 and 5mm, so there is a comb for all stubble lengths in this affordable grooming package.
Thanks to the dual side blade of the Norelco OneBlade shaver, you can easily do precise edging for perfect grooming results.
The blade will last for up to 4 months after which it can easily be replaced with a new one.
It takes 8 hours to charge the shaver and trimmer but given its very reasonable price and high quality, it is absolutely worth the wait. When charged, the NiMH battery will last for up to 45 minutes of continuous use.
The rest of our top picks for the best electric shavers for 2020
- It is 100% waterproof so you can use it in the shower and wash it completely after use
- It has a built-in responsive intelligence system which will adapt the power and the angle of the blade to the density of your beard and the contours of your face
- Thanks to the four synchronized elements (3 cutting and 1 skin guard) you can achieve a smooth and close shave without having to pass through the same area twice
- The electric shaver comes with 5 customizable shaving modes which you can adjust to match your shaving style and skin type
- The precision trimmer is skin-friendly and you can use it to reach and trim hard to reach areas such as your sideburns and under the nose
- The shaver can be used both for wet and for dry shaving
- The integrated Sonic technology will reduce the friction for a gentler shaving experience
- The 8-D shaving head will follow the contours of your face and neck and will ensure you get each hair on the hardest to reach areas effortlessly
- The shaver comes with a unique four action clean and charge station which will clean, disinfect, lubricate and charge the shaver with a single press of a button
- The rechargeable Li-ion battery will last of 50 minutes and takes only 40 minutes to fully charge
- It is 6.2 x 6.2 x 9.9 inches and weighs 1.9 lbs.
If you love our top overall winner for 2020 but are not ready to spend $100 and more dollars on an electric shaver, then you should check out this simpler and more inexpensive alternative offered by Panasonic.
- It has 3 independently floating ultra-sharp NanoTech blades with ultra-thin Arc foil for a comfortable, safe and close shave
- The shaver can be used both for dry and for wet shaving
- The grooming tool can easily be turned into a trimming tool thanks to the built-in pop-up trimmer for mustaches, sideburns, and others
- The flexible pivoting head of the unit will follow the contours of your face, neck, jawline, and chin for a smooth and consistent shave
- The linear motor can cut up to 13,000 cuts per minute
- The shaver will keep its peak power to the very end of the battery charge, which will help reduce the painful tugging and pulling of hairs which some other electric shavers cause when they are low on battery power
- It has a 10-stage battery status LCD indicator
- You can easily remove stubble thanks to the sonic vibration cleaning mode of the grooming tool
- The shaver and trimmer is portable and very suitable for traveling
- The tool is very easy to clean and maintain by turning on the Turbo mode and rinsing it
- It is 10.2 x 4 x 5 inches in size and weighs 6 lbs.
If you are shopping for an electric shaver that won’t cost you a fortune and which will last for as long as possible before needing to be recharged, then the SweetLF electric saver could be the best option for you.
- The shaver has an automatic grinding technology and self-sharpening blades for close and safe shaving at all times
- It is 100% IPX7 waterproof so you can wash it, or use it in the shower safely
- The battery will last for up to 120 minutes of continuous use, which is approximately 30 complete shaves
- The shaver charges via USB cable for just about 1 hour, so it is a superb option for traveling and for daily use
- It uses universal voltage, so you can take the shaver with you no matter where you are going on a business trip or a vacation
- The 5 level battery indicator will keep you informed of the status of your battery power
- The floating heads of the rotary electric shaver move in 4 directions so it can easily and closely adapt to the shape of your face, neck, and chin
- It has a pop-up trimmer which can be opened with a single touch and will ensure that your mustache and sideburns are perfectly groomed as well
- The shaver and trimmer can be used both for dry and wet shaving
- The motor is powerful, high speed and yet quiet
- Its size is 3.15 x 4.33 x 7.48 inches
- It is a very reasonably proceed combined electric shaver and trimmer
This Philips Norelco is probably the best entry-level rotary electric shaver that money can buy in 2020.
- The blades are self-sharpening for close and safe shaves
- The flexible head can flex in 4 directions to follow the curves of your face, jawline, chin, and neck
- The shaver is easy to rinse out and keep clean
- It is powered by a durable Li-ion battery
- The blades provide a close cut like some of the top-of-the-line electric shavers
- It can be used both corded and cordlessly
- The battery will last up to 35 minutes and it charges for 8 hours
- The shaver is sold with a protection cap for the blades
- It has a pop-up trimmer to groom your sideburns or mustache
- It is 3.5 x 5 x 9.6 inches in size and weighs 12.8 oz.
- The shaver is very reasonably priced for the value offered
- It has 4 30 degrees angle precision-honed NanoTech blades which are incredibly durable and will stay sharp after years of use
- The Panasonic ARC4 foil provides perfect shaving comfort, even if you are used to using rotary shavers
- The DualMotor system includes a linear drive powerful motor delivers up to 14,000 cuts per minute, combined with another motor which vibrates the shaver head up and down for a faster and closer shave
- The Multi-Flex pivoting head allows for smooth gliding along the specific contours of your face neck and chin
- It has an integrated pop-up trimmer to shape your mustache, sideburns or other body hair
- You can use the shaver in the shower or for dry shaving, depending on your preferences
- The battery can last for about 14 shaves of 3 minutes each (around 45 minutes in total) per charge
- The tool has a 10 stage LCD indicator for the status of the battery, as well as for the cleaning modes
- The battery is charged fully for just 1 hour
- The grooming tool has automatic voltage conversion so it can be used all over the world
- It has an ergonomic and sleek design which makes it very comfortable to hold and use
- It is easy to wash and clean thanks to the sonic vibration cleaning mode and the fact that it can safely be rinsed under running water
- The size of the tool is 2.2 x 2.7 x 6.5 inches and it weighs 7 oz.
- Premium quality and an award-winning design
- 5 Nanotech, stainless steel, honed, hypoallergenic, ultra-sharp, 30 degree angled premium blades for a close, comfortable and allergen-free shaving experience
- The shaver is fitted with Panasonic’s fastest and most powerful linear motor which can deliver 14,000 cuts per minute across all 5 blades
- A multi-flex pivoting head for a close and consistent shave no matter how hard the area is to reach
- The shaving head also features multi-fit Panasonic ARC foil for added comfort during use
- There is a pop-up trimmer which you can use to easily and precisely detail your sideburns or your mustache
- The shaver can be used both for wet and for dry shaving
- It works with automatic universal voltage, so it can be used and charged anywhere around the globe
- It is sold with a cleaning and charging docking station which will clean, dry and charge the tool automatically with a single push of a button
- The shaver has a 10-level LCD display
- It has a switch lock button for added safety
- It also comes with a convenient travel pouch and an alcohol-free detergent cartridge for sanitizing the blades
- The device can be washed safely with running water as well
- The size of the shaver is 2 x 2.8 x 6.3 inches and it weighs 6.4 oz.
- The shaving head allows for effortless shaving of all parts of the face, neck, and chin because it adapts to the contour of your skin perfectly
- The shaving head has 3 adaptive cutting elements for a precise close shaving experience
- The foil shaving head will decrease the irritation of the skin by 30% as compared to rotary shavers
- The optimized foil further improves the performance of the shaving tool
- The tool has a high precision trimmer to keep your sideburns, mustache or beard perfectly groomed
- The tool is 100% washable and waterproof
- The automatic clean and renew system will ensure that your shaving tool is clean, sanitized, the cutters and foil lubricated, and the unit charged and ready for your next grooming session
- The cleaning system uses an alcohol-based disinfectant which will kill off up to 99.9% of all germs and is freshly scented
- It can easily cut through and shave closely even tough and dense 3-day beards
- The device has a 4 stage LCD battery status display
- The NiMH battery will last for long even after daily recharging
- The shaver comes with the Clean and renews system a cleaning brush, a Clean and Renew cartridge, a travel pouch, and a universal voltage smart plug
- Its size is 6.2 x 6.2 x 9.9 inches and it weighs 2.45 lbs.
- A cool Star Wars based design
- Thanks to the Turbo+ mode you can get a closer and faster shave even if you have a dense beard with the added 20% power boost
- The rotary shaving head has 72 V-shaped, self-sharpening blades for painless and precise shaving
- The tool works with both 110 and 240V voltage
- Each of the 3 shaving heads moves in 8 directions for a close and smooth shave
- The battery run time is up to 60 minutes
- The battery can be fully charged for just one hour
- The tool has an included click-on trimmer to shape your mustache or sideburns as well
- You can use it for dry as well as for wet shaving
- The unit has a travel lock function for safety when traveling
- It is sold with a deluxe travel pouch for storage and for traveling
- The LED display will indicate the battery level, the cleaning function, the need for replacing the head, as well as the travel lock status
- It also comes with a protective cap
- The size of the shaver is 7.9 x 6.3 x 10.2 inches
- A perfect gift or purchase for any Star Wars fan
For all of you ladies, who feel left out in this list, here is an excellent versatile hair removal system by Braun which will allow you not only to shave those unwanted hairs but also to epilate them as pain-free and as hassle-free as possible.
- The hair removal device comes with a shaver head, an epilator head, a trimmer cap, and a massaging cap, as well as a skin contact cap
- The epilator has a 40% larger head which will help remove the hair from larger areas faster
- The hair removal via the top quality MicroGrip tweezer epilator will last for up to 4 weeks
- The device can be used both in the shower or on dry skin
- The shaver is comfortable to use and allows for quick and painless hair removal under the shower in a matter of minutes
- The facial brush is excellent for cleansing the skin and the pores and exfoliating it
- The shaver has a pivoting head and pulsating vibration for a comfortable and efficient shaving experience
- The unit has a SmartLight so you can see every single hair as you go
- The multi-functional tool is 10.2 x 3.7 x 7.8 inches in size
- You can use the epilator and shaver on all parts of the body and face, depending on your preferences and needs
- It is compact and easy to hold, use and carry around – 2 x 9.2 x 4 inches, 8.8 oz.
- The kit also includes a convenient precision pen trimmer to shape your eyebrows or trim other hair
- The shaver also comes with a useful Bikini trimmer guard for safety and for hair length control
- The shaver has a four-blade system with hypoallergenic flexible foils, a floating head, and an Aloe Vera strip to reduce the irritation of the skin during and after use
- The shaver can be used both for dry and wet shaving
- It is suitable for all body parts
- The shaver has a 30-minute runtime per charge
- It also comes with a charging stand
- Incredibly stylish design and a sleek titanium coating
- 5 synchronized shaving elements paired with the powerful Sonic technology for efficient, close and comfortable shaving
- The 5 shaving elements include: a Hyper-Lift and Cut trimmer to get lying hairs, a Direct and Cut trimmer to shave hairs growing in different directions, a Protective SkinGuard for a smoother shaving experience, and 2x Opti-Foil for a closer shave
- An AutoSensing motor will ensure that you shave more hairs per single stroke as compared to any other electric shaver
- The pivotal head moves in 10 directions for maximum facial adaptability
- The SyncroSonic technology delivers up to 40,000 cross-cuts per minute
- The shaver is 100% waterproof
- The titanium coating not only gives the shaver a glamorous look but it also makes it more durable than most other electric shavers
- The Li-ion battery has no memory effect so it will last for years
- The shaver is sold with a deluxe leather case
- Each of the 3 shaving heads moves in 8 directions for the fastest and closest shaving experience
- The tool can be used both for dry and for wet shaving
- The V-Track precision blades of the shaver can handle 1 day to 3-day stubble easily
- The speed is adjustable, so you can choose slow, medium or fast depending on your skin and hair type
- The digital indicator will inform you of the battery level, low battery warning, cleaning function on, travel lock status, as well as remind you when it is time to replace the head
- The shaver comes with a SmartClean system which will clean the shaving head, lubricate the blades, dry it, and charge the unit automatically
- The lithium-ion battery has a 60-minute runtime, and charges for just an hour
- The quick-charge function allows for a 5-minute charge to power up the shaver for a single shave
- The tool is sold with a deluxe case with a ventilation chamber
- The size of the shaver is 3.1 x 2.2 x 6.2 inches
Why should you start using an electric shaver?
There are some obvious and other not-so-obvious advantages of switching to an electric shaver. Here are some of the main reasons why you should consider using an electric shaver:
- Shaving is faster, so you will save time
- Shaving is more consistent
- Daily grooming requires less effort
- You will achieve smoother shaves
- The risk of nicks and cuts is limited with an electric shaver
- You can use most electric shavers without water or foam while on-the-go
- The electric shaver is portable and easy to carry with you
- They are very easy to use and maintain
- Most of them are versatile and come with additional trimmers and other tools for various hair clipping and shaving styles
- They are durable tools
- The shavers are designed to fit any face type and follow the contours
- Shaving is less messy
- The electric razors are easier to wash and maintain
- They are ergonomic and comfortable to hold and use
- Most of them can be used in the shower as well
- You can achieve perfectly close shaves but without the irritation to the skin or the nicks and cuts which traditional razors can inflict
- Buying a good quality electric razor can save you a lot of money for buying replaceable cartridges or new safety razors on a regular basis
- You can use it on various parts of your body as well
Foil vs. Rotary electric shavers
As you can see from our list, there are rotary and foil electric shavers. While there is no clear cut answer to the question – which type is the best, there are some pros and cons of both types which you should know before choosing the best option for you.
Foil electric shavers
This is the older of the two types of electric shaver heads. A foil shaving head has blades that move back and forth, which is a movement similar to that of barber scissors.
The greatest benefit of using a foil shaver is that it is significantly gentler on the skin as compared to rotary shavers.
With a foil shaver, you can achieve a very precise and close shave. It is suitable for everyday shaving and will ensure that you look perfectly groomed day after day.
Also, foil shaver usually comes with added trimmers and combs to lift the hair and provide a better cut.
When shaving with a foil electric shaver, the movement is up to down and left to right rather than in a circular motion, which resembles the movement of shaving with a traditional razor.
The main disadvantages of foil shavers are that they tend to be noisier than rotary shavers and that they require straight-line movements that not everybody is used to.
Also, foil shaping heads are not as adaptable to the contours of the face, neck, and body as rotary heads due to their rectangular shapes.
Rotary electric shavers
This type of shaving head for electric razors was introduced decades after the foil heads. The rotary heads consist of 3 rotary disks which have the razors spin around very rapidly and thus cut the hair quickly.
One of the greatest benefits of rotary shaver heads is the fact that they can bend to different directions, and thus can follow the shape of the face or another body part more precisely and closely.
Rotary shavers are a superb choice for people who have a quick growing and/or thick facial hair. They are also a better option for cutting hair which grows in different directions as well as longer stubble (usually the limit is up to 3 days). Rotary electric shavers are usually quieter than foil ones.
With these types of shaving heads, you will need to shave in circular motions rather than up and down or side to side.
The main disadvantages of rotary electric razors are the fact that they are not as precise and do not provide as close a shave as foil shavers do.
Also, some people may feel irritation of the skin from the use of a rotary shaver.
As you can see there is a wide variety of excellent options when it comes to top-quality electric shavers on the market.
Hopefully, we have helped you find the perfect electric razor for your need in our list of the top best 15 electric shavers for 2020.
Good luck with your purchase, and enjoy a cut-free, faster, easier, more consistent, and safer shaving experience with one of these superb electric grooming tools!
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