The Best Electric Shavers for 2017

As the years go by things change and when it comes to technology things can change quickly. Some of the best electric shavers on the market one year might not be the best the next. This is our main stop page to gather the best electric shavers for 2017.

Our goal is to keep this list updated to the best shavers. We're focused on high quality long lasting shaving tools that you're going to be able to depend on. Shavers that not only give you an awesome shave but a dependable shaver that's going to be around for some time.​

We will break down these electric shavers into the best in their category. Those categories being foil shavers, rotary shavers, body hair shavers, and ear & nose hair shavers.​

Best Electric Shavers (NEW)

Number

Product

Category

Detailed Reviews

1

Braun Series 7 790cc

Best Foil Shaver

Philips Norelco 9700

Best Rotary Shaver

Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7100

Best Body Hair Shaver

Panasonic ER430K Ear & Nose

Best Ear & Nose Shaver

These shavers have proven themselves time and time again to come out on top in there perspective category. I can say with great confidence that you'll be completely satisfied with any of these purchases. However when it comes to choosing between a foil or rotary shaver make sure you know your facial hair type.

  • Different facial hair types require a different shaver for the best performance.

For straighter facial hair you'll benefit the most from the Braun foil shaver. Foil shavers work in a straight motion and give you a smoother closer shave as long as your facial hair matches the profile. You may have seen some people complain about foil shavers but if you take a look at them they probably have thick and curly facial hair and chose the wrong electric shaver.

For curly facial hair you're going to want the Philips 9700 rotary shaver.​ The circular motion rotary shavers go in help catch the curly hairs that a foil shaver may leave behind. You also want to move your hand in a circular motion while shaving with this type of electric shaver. It assures you receive a better shave and gets closer to the skin.

Manufacturers Dominating the Best Electric Shavers

The best electric shavers for 2017 have continued to be dominated by two main companies: Braun & Philips. They by far have the largest selection of electric shavers and they live up to producing a high quality product. They also offer a wide range of products that vary in pricing which allows for those on a budget to get a good quality product.

Braun

Braun is a leader in this industry for good reason. They focus solely on hair removal products. Take a look at their product line up on their website and you'll see what I mean. They offer every type of electric hair removal product there is and they're making some very great products.

Braun is owned by P&G (Proctor & Gamble) along with some of your other favorite companies such as Gillette, Old Spice, and Oral-B.

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Philips

While Philips doesn't solely focus on making the best electric shavers they tend to make some excellent products. The Bodygroom 7100 is a particular favorite of mine that made the list. I use it 2-3 times per week to keep my body hair, mostly below the belt, in check and under control. It just does such a great job for a body hair shaver and there isn't really a competitor that comes close.

Unfortunately there's been a lot of complaints about their customer service being poor. I hope this changes in the coming future but in reality when it comes to their best electric shavers you shouldn't need to talk to them.​

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Wahl

I'm sure you have heard of Wahl and probably pass their products at your local major retailer all the time. They don't have a product on our list for best electric shavers because they don't currently have a shaver that can be labeled the best as of now. However, they do make some very great shavers and mainly focus on the professional barbers and people who cut hair at home.

Facial hair shavers I would argue are secondary for Wahl. They much rather focus on hair cutting shavers.

wahl electric shavers

Panasonic

Panasonic is similar to Philips in that they make a lot more products than just shavers. They make a very good foil shaver that competes with the Braun shaver for the #1 spot. We've written a review on their shaver if you want to check it out. They're dominating the market when it comes to nose & ear hair removal.

In all honesty it's difficult to crown this category but Panasonic is currently the best option. A lot of the other options are difficult to use and end up plucking the hair and not shaving it. Resulting in a more painful experience.​

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More of Our Electric Shaver Reviews

Electric Shaver Buying Guide: Finding What Suits You

Browsing for electric shavers can seem overwhelming. There's to many options and that makes it more difficult to understand what will be best for you. On top of that there are special features added to some shavers that make them unique. It's like buying a car with all the features or buying a standard edition.

Depending on what you're going to use it for you may not need all the extra bells and whistles on a shaver. I'll cover the common traits of electric shavers you're going to run into and it'll give you a better understanding of what you may want in your shaver.​

Foil Shaver - Go for a foil shaver if your facial hair is straight, thin, and easily managed.

Rotary Shaver - If you've got curly, thick, wild facial hair then you'll need to pick a rotary shaver. Trying to use a foil shaver isn't going to be as pleasant of a shaving experience for this hair type.​

Cleaning Station - If you forget to clean your shaver on a normal basis it can quickly degrade the quality of your shaver. It can become clogged, dull quicker, and the end result is a worse shave. Some of the best electric shavers come with a cleaning station such as our top pick from Braun. These are very helpful as they both recharge and clean your electric shaver so you never have to think about it. It's highly recommended if your electric shaver is your main shaver at home.​

Size - ​Who ever said size doesn't matter didn't travel often. None of the smaller travel sized shavers made our top list but it should be noted they have some decent options out there. I don't recommend you take your home shaver with you on travel but instead pick up an electric shaver just for traveling.

Water Resistant -  Some electric shavers can be used in the shower but keep in mind that water resistant isn't water proof. Don't submerge the shaver in water but it should be fine in the shower. Personally I don't enjoy wet shaving with an electric shaver because I feel it gives a lower quality shave and takes more time.

Edge Trimmer - ​Some of the facial hair trimmers include a pop-up trimmer for edging. They come in handy for lining up sideburns or any facial hair you want to keep. Arguably you can swap to your manual shaver and do your line ups but having a pop-up edger is a great convenience.

LCD Display - A feature that's alright to have but definitely not needed. Usually displays battery life, cleaning warning, and speed if it's an option.

Best Electric Shavers 2017

Braun Series 7 790cc

  • One of the highest quality shavers we've ever come across.
  • Includes a convenient cleaning and recharge station.
  • Likely to be a top model for several years.
  • One of the more expensive shavers.
  • Cleaning station requires refill cleaning cartridges.
best foil shaver

Philips Norelco 9700

  • The best rotary shaver on the market.
  • Includes a convenient cleaning and recharge station.
  • Attachable trimmer & scrub brush.
  • Includes a carrying case.
  • Pleasant LCD Display.
philips best electric shaver

Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7100

  • Dual ended shaver with foil shaver head and adjustable guarded bottom.
  • Includes stylish charging stand.
  • The best below the belt and body hair shaver on the market.
  • Very affordable.
  • Very positive reviews.
  • Will last you several years.
best electric shaver

Panasonic ER430K Ear & Nose

  • The most comfortable ear and nose trimmer.
  • Vacuum system to help capture hair.
  • Charges quickly.
  • Easy to travel with.
  • High rated on Amazon.
  • 100% washable and easy to rinse clean.
electric nose trimmer

Conclusion

Nothing is worse than spending money on an electric shaver and getting a terrible shave. I've seen low end shavers pull hair right from the very first shave. I recommend to go ahead and spend a little more to get a high quality shaver that's going to last you a long time and give you a smooth shave after smooth shave.

Our best electric shavers for 2017​ should be the main shavers you consider for your next purchase. We're going to keep this list up to date with the best in their perspective category. You can always be sure you're getting the right information from our reviews.

If you like one of the options we've listed I recommend going back to the top and clicking to read the more detailed review on the shaver. You'll get a better understanding of the product and have more confidence in your selection.​