Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 32
Rated 5 out of 5Â by fluffymuffy amazing
my partner is reviewing this product for beauty recommended and its the best thing hes used ever he loves everything about it how clean and fresh and a close shave you get and its a very close shave very smooth and its amazing how easy it is to clean and very fast to charge he loves the trim attachement you get on the side to trim your side burns and he uses it to trim round hes beard he recommends all men to try it amazing product well worth the money
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mushy Easy, comfortable and reliable
I used the previous version of Braun's series 3 and was very happy with the results. I purchased this new version after sadly leaving the old one in a hotel room, but I am glad to say it is every bit it's predecessor and more. As well as continuing the close shave (I have black hair and need to be clean shaven for work) to good effect, the self cleaning bath is great. Although I have only used the self clean twice, it seems a great idea and will hopefully prolong the life of the razor and extend the efficiency of the blades.
It comes with a handy travel pouch and brush, self clean charge or standard charge options and can be operated from mains or its battery.
The only negative is the self charge is noisy, but because it doesn't take long to charge, this is no big problem at all. I just don't charge on self clean at night!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by memorex00 Brilliant Shaver but not for me
When I received the shaver, I was a bit sceptical as previously I have not had a good experience with electric shavers.
Whether it was because my hair is very thin or the shape of my face I am unsure however I have always found that a manual razor blade gives me a much closer shave.
That being said, it was 15 years ago and I was sure that shaving technology has improved since then.
When I examined the contents there was a fairly sturdy stand for the shaver, power cable obviously, the cleaning fluid and the shaver.
The cleaning fluid came in a water tight, re-sealable container which I personally thought was a good idea as the cleaning fluid is alcohol based. So if I went away for a week, I could seal it and the fluid would not evaporate. Or I could take it with me without fear of it leaking.
The fluid came in a cartridge that slotted easily into the stand for convenience.
Examining the shaver, it comes with a solid case for travelling and the build quality is excellent.
It is splash proof and more than likely water proof to everything but submerging it in water so it could easily be used in the shower.
It has a 4 point battery meter on the front that lights up whilst shaving and a precision option that pushes one of the foils further forward than the rest to allow you to shave your moustache without the shaver touching your lips (great idea from Braun).
Everything was easy to set up, a set of instructions came with the shaver but I did not need them as it all made logical sense.
I had to charge the shaver initially for 4 hours to ensure the battery was fully charged, I did not use the cleaning stand for this as it had not been used yet.
Once fully charged, I made sure that I had more than a 3 day stubble on my face as I have said before, my hair is thin and I do not need to shave every day.
The shave itself was very good but not perfect. Where it shaved, it was really close and to be honest, it shaved 95% of my face without a problem however there were a couple of areas that it could not get to without manipulating my face and continuously shaving over the area again and again.
It took around 40 minutes to completely shave my face and when it was done, it was a close shave. In addition, there were no rashes, burns or markings on my face at all, particularly areas where I had to re-shave which I feel I have to mention as a benefit.
Once finished, I placed the shaver within the cleaning module and it started to clean automatically. It can then be left and it will clean it all for you whilst charging the shaver ready for tomorrow. The cleaning operation itself is relatively quiet plus it will cut off power once it has charged to save battery.
My only request for change would be for the ability to charge the razor in the cradle without the cleaning cycle starting.
If I am shaving with this every day, I can easily rinse the shaving head under the tap and perform a proper clean at the weekend. It seems a bit wasteful to clean the shaver every day with the cleaning fluid.
To surmise, it is a really good shaver. It keeps itself clean and sterile whilst it is not being used and it does cut really close without harming your face.
Personally however, it is not for me. What takes me 5 minutes to do with a manual razor, it took 40 minutes to do with this. I have always preferred manual razors as nothing gets closer in my opinion but if you prefer electric razors then I can strongly recommend this one.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by anthmilburn Left me smoother than a babies bum!
After using a Phillips brand electric razor since forever I tried the Braun series 3 and was instantly WOW!!!!
I was impressed with how smooth and close it cut and my wife couldn't tell the difference between shaving with the series 3 and a wet shave!
As a comparison I shaved half my face with my new shiney Braun and the other half off face with my original Phillips brand I was amazed at the difference the Braun left me smooth and fresh and the Phillips left me with quite an amount of stubble.
The cleaning station works a treat aswell previously with the Phillips it's a chore opening it up brushing rinsing under the tap where the series 3 cleaning station does it all automatically meaning every shave is like using a brand new razor.
I am definitely converted over to the Braun brand and I've told several of my friends who some already use the Braun for the same reasons.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by daveywavey Braun Cordless Self-Cleaning Electric Shaver
I'm not always particularly good at keeping on top of shaving, so getting the Braun Series 3 Cordless Self-Cleaning Electric Shaver was probably quite a bonus for me. There's a fine line between 'designer stubble' and 'looking like a hobo'!
The shaver itself is a sleek and stylish tool with three cutting foils and a precision "long-hair" trimmer. The foils move and can change angle with the contours of your face, helping you to cut closely. It comes with a little shaver-shaped carry-case and a docking station.
The docking station, when you've inserted the cartridge of cleaning solution, becomes the apparatus through which the shaver cleans itself. It can be a little noisy when it does this, so it's best not to do it overnight while you (try to) sleep! But it does seem to clean it quite thoroughly, and it's nice to not have to spend ages after a shave on brushing and cleaning up.
The shaver is quite good at cutting short hairs, and doesn't seem to require as many passes as other shavers I've used. However, it isn't really good at all at cutting long hairs, even with the "long hair" precision trimmer. Like other shavers I've used, the head heats up quite rapidly, but I just ran it under cold water to cool it off again.
One quite funky thing it can do, however, is you can slide a little switch across which drops two of the cutting foils, so that you can get to 'hard-to-reach' places like under your nose with the remaining foil.
The fact that it is a cordless rechargeable shaver means that you're not tied to a plug socket, too, which is good, as it means you have more freedom and choice in where you shave. Speaking of the plug, however, it's absolutely enormous, and wouldn't fit next to my bedside-table as it was so huge. It's massive even without the three-pin-adaptor. The plug itself is probably about half the size of the shaver!
Anyway, I was reasonably pleased with how the Braun Series 3 Electric Shaver performed. It didn't cut quite as well as I hoped it would, but it did cut quite well, and it was easy to use. There's no trailing cable because it's cordless, and it cleans itself afterwards!
However, due to the fact that it didn't quite cut closely enough for my neurotic tendencies, I don't think it's going to replace my wet-shave razor, although I fully intend on keeping it handy.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ezzauk Close Shave
I love the new design and feel of the Braun Series 3 shaver, it feels very elegant but really easy to hold and use. I like the idea of the charging/cleaning dock. The Braun shaver it self gives a nice close shave removing all traces of stubble. I also like the carry case that comes with the shaver, which makes it handy to take with you when travelling.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by calcraft Not a substitute for laziness
The quality and feel of the Braun series 3 is immediately apparent as you open the box. It is compact and a little weighty but very tactile making it appealing to use. In terms of the packaging the one clear downside is the cleaning unit which has a relatively large profile and I'm sure would present a challenge to keep it on any bathroom shelf without it getting in the way or risk falling off.
The instruction manual was also a little intimidating and as always most was not strictly necessary - perhaps it would benefit from a brief 'quick start' section which just explains why certain lights are flashing at you.
The shaving aspect of the Braun 3 is impressive. Previous electric razors that I have used have needed several swipes of the same patch of stubble which, by the time you've done your whole face, you may as well have taken the time to do a wet shave. This is certainly not the case for the Braun 3 which was quick and efficient at removing stubble.
Lastly, as I'm inclined to be lazy and allow my stubble to go unchallenged for a few days I tried the Braun 3 series with my longer stubble. This wasn't very successful and did require several goings over the same patch with limited returns for the effort. Therefore, you cannot afford to be lazy and I would recommend using this product regularly to get the most out of it.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by paulc22 doesnt make the cut
I was very excited to try this shaved as it looks fantastic. It is very sleek and looks great in the stand however I was left very disappointed with the end result.
I felt like the product did not give a close enough shave and was very uneven.
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.