How to Use Your Braun Electric Shaver



Just received your first Braun Electric Shaver as a gift?  Are you just starting out with your new Braun electric shaver? Decided to use an electric shaver instead of blades, just to see what the fuss is about and whether it saves you time?


Whatever the reason, below we give you some tips on how to use your Braun electric shaver, including foil and rotary head shavers when using wet and dry – because the techniques do differ. We also tell you how to clean your unit.

In addition to our tips, don’t forget to read the instruction manual that comes with your razor for more tips specific for your particular unit.

How To Use A Foil Shaver

Foil shavers made by Braun employ “floating”, hypoallergenic, super-thin arc foils over the blade system – up to 5 of them!

  • Maintain a 90 degree angle to the face.braun shavers
  • Use an up and down motion.
  • The circular motion of a rotary shaver is not usually used with a foil shaver.
  • Stretch the skin for a close shave.
  • Try to keep the pressure you apply to a minimum.
  • Start shaving in the most sensitive areas of the face and neck first as foil shavers generate heat and feel rather hot against those areas.

Again, the power of your shaver’s motor and efficiency of the blade system will dictate how hard you have to press and whether you have to repeat shaving motions to get a close shave; the best units aim at one-pass shaving but this will vary, depending on thickness of beard.

Persevere with your shaver – after a couple of weeks you should almost be able to shave with your eyes closed, no matter how awkward it felt at the first attempt!

Wet Shaving With Your Braun Electric Shaver

Many foil and rotary head shavers these days can be used wet or dry, meeting the demand to use the appliance cordlessly in the shower or bath or at the sink with shaving gel or cream; this has been made possible by extended and rechargeable battery lives and is now a common feature that users look for.Braun wet and dry

As well as the convenience of shaving in the shower, many users prefer the smoothness that shaving with foam or gel gives you. many also claim that you get a closer shave this way.

For best results treat the shave like you would with a blade shave – so wash your face first with warm water and apply the shaving cream or gel. This will make the whiskers easier to remove.

With a waterproof shaver you can rinse it under the tap or shower head after every few strokes- especially if you are using gel or foam, as the heads will get clogged.

With a dry shave it’s usually quicker and can be performed in a hurry – even when not at home; you can shave in the car or at work, for example.

Cleaning Your Braun Electric Shaver

The options for cleaning your Braun electric shaver these days are a lot more varied than the old way of just brushing the heads clear of stubble and hair.

What hasn’t changed is that it’s very important to keep your unit clean to maintain proper functionality – preferably after every use.

Your Braun electric shavers now come with a cleaning and charging system.  This means that you can dock your shaver, charge it, clean it, lubricate and dry it all with the press of a button. You also need to keep the cleaning solution cartridges stocked up when cleaning this way; this is an added expense in addition to extra costs of the actually cleaning unit, but some people like the convenience of these systems.braun clean and charge

Others still prefer the manual way of cleaning, but this is more sophisticated than it used to be, with many models. A turbo-clean mode, whereby you press a button and the motor of the razor speeds up, allows you to effectively clear the heads under running water.

With many shavers being wet and dry models now the help of running water in cleaning the heads free of debris, makes cleaning a bit easier.

Most foil shavers allow you to take off the foil to make life easier and rotary heads may also allow you to remove and clean the blades for extra thoroughness.

You should brush each cutter and foil guard separately to maintain the quality of the shave and to extend the life of the cutters.



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