PROS / You get 45 minutes of cordless running time.
CONS / At 2 pounds, it's a little heavy.
VERDICT / The Braun Series 5 590cc electric razor provides a close, smooth shave and versatile capabilities, making it one of the best you can buy.
The Braun Series 5 590cc electric razor has 45 minutes of cordless running time, wet and dry capabilities, and many convenient features. These features and more earned this shaver our Top Ten Reviews Silver Award.
Shaving in either a wet or dry situation isn't a problem for this electric foil shaver. You can use it in the shower, with shaving cream, or even on dry facial hair. On a full battery, you get 45 minutes of cordless running time, which is good for a few shaves before the razor needs to recharge.
This razor features a triple-action cutting system, which provides a close shave by using twin foils and a middle trimmer. It includes a pivoting shaving head, which makes it easier to shave curved areas such as the jaw line and chin and still get a close shave.
Regardless of how your hair grows – thick or thin, in one direction or multiple – this foil shaver's flexible cutting elements help you get all your facial hair thoroughly. These cutting elements help the razor move and adapt to your face specifically in order to cut both short and long hairs with every pass.
During our testing, this razor provided a close shave, and overall it was very smooth. However, with medium-length stubble, it took up to four passes over the same area to get the close shave we were looking for. While shaving, we were happy to find that this razor didn't irritate the face at all like many electric shavers can.
You get all the standard features on this electric shaver, which add to its convenience. It includes a battery indicator that shows you how much battery power is left, a precision trimmer that you can use to shave your sideburns, and a corded option, which you can use when you need to shave but the battery isn't fully charged.
This razor measures 6.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches, which is normal for an electric razor. Although it's a bit heavy, weighing in at 2 pounds, it felt normal in our hands during testing and didn't cause any strain while shaving. We liked how easy the controls were to access while using it, but they were a bit confusing.
One of our favorite features on this shaver is its all-in-one cleaning station and charging dock. This accessory allows you to charge and clean the unit at the same time by placing it in the dock when it's not in use. The dock is very simple to use, too. All you have to do is place the electric razor in the dock and press one button.
You can also clean this Braun razor by rinsing it under running tap water, though the cleaning station provides a more thorough wash. During our testing, we found that the razor was very simple to clean with tap water and even more convenient to wash using the cleaning station.
This razor also includes a travel pouch, and you can take advantage of its travel-lock function when you pack it away in a suitcase so it won't randomly go off. The LED screen indicates when you have the travel lock in place, and it also shows you the battery and hygiene status.
Warranty & Support
Braun backs this razor with the two-year warranty that you see on most electric razors. If you need help with the razor, you can contact Braun by phone or email. Braun also offers FAQs on its website for reference anytime.
The Braun Series 5 590cc electric razor includes a handful of convenient features, including all the standard features you'd expect from an electric razor. Most importantly, this razor provides a close, smooth shave without any irritation.