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Reviewed by Barry Lumsden
This review is on the innovative Series 3 390cc electric shaver from Braun and is one of our best selling and highly recommended men’s shavers. This shaver is of very good quality and has been specially designed to reduce skin irritation which is one of the main problems associated with shaving. Blunt or poor quality designed electric shaver blades can cause tugging of hairs during shaving. It’s this pulling of the hairs that leads to discomfort and irritation. This shaver has been engineered to tackle this problem and dramatically reduce skin irritation to give the closet, most comfortable shave possible.
Braun Series 3 390cc main Features
- Fully rechargeable foil shaver with a powerful Ni-MH battery
- Foil shaving heads reduce skin irritation by up to 30% when compared to other rotary shavers
- Independent movement of the three blades allows for smooth transition when moved across the contours of your face
- Includes a precision trimmer that can be used to trim your moustache or sideburns
- Can be used for either dry shaving or wet shaving
- Comes with the Clean & Renew system which cleans, lubricates and charges the shaver
- Braun provides a 2 year warranty
Braun Series 3 390cc Review and overview
Before I get into this review of the Braun 390cc electric shaver I would like to start off by telling you the reasons why we have voted this as the number #1 best shaver on our website. Firstly, this is a high quality men’s electric shaver that has been on the market for a couple of years now and is backed by many positive customer reviews, so it has proven itself a winner. It’s packed with great features and the price is just exceptional value for what you get. This 390cc model comes with the “Clean & Renew” system and this current offer works out cheaper than if you were to buy the shaver alone.
Now that I have talked a little about the reason that this is our number one voted best shaver, it’s time to talk about all the features and functions.
The Braun Series 3 390cc shaver is one of the most reasonably priced foil shavers currently available of its type. With this being a foil type shaver it works differently than other shavers out there such as the rotary type.
The shaver has been designed with a thing they call triple action freeFloating system which gives unprecedented levels of adaption to the groves and contours on the skin surface while shaving. The shaver heads adapt to any contour on the face and neck which provide maximum skin contact during each shave to ensure no hairs are missed. The shaver has three adaptive cutting elements which gives a progressively closer shave. This is known as the triple action free floating system. The shaver head is made up of two foils and a trimmer located in the middle of the shaver head. The first stage foil is designed to shave short stubble. The trimmer in the middle cuts the longer hairs and the third cuts the hair down close to give a fast, perfectly smooth, irritation free shave. Because the shaver is so efficient at capturing and cutting hairs, a light to medium level of pressure is all that is required.
Most people report that they don’t even need to shave the same area twice when using the BraunSeries 3 390cc shaver, just one stroke and the jobs done!
Another advantage a foil shaver has over some rotary shavers is there is much less skin irritation after shaving. When using a rotary shaver you need to rub the shaver heads across the skin in a circular motion while a foil shaver on the other hand retains that traditional up and down motion you would perform with a manual shave. If you are like me and need to shave every day of your life, then avoiding skin irritation and discomfort is of top priority.
The Braun Series 3 390cc shaver provides a very close shave. This close shave is accomplished by the 3 foil blades in this shaver. There are 2 identical heads that surround a smaller center head. The variance in the head sizes allows the Braun Series 390cc to efficiently cut both short and long hair and also gives you a precision lock mode to tackle those hard to reach areas.
The 3 shaving heads move independently of each other and can also be titled at an angle. This independent motion allows the shaver to adapt and easily glide across the curves and groves of your face. It allows you to easily move from your face down your neck and back up again without worrying about getting any nicks or an uneven shave.
Braun provides a precision long hair trimmer with this shaver. This allows you to square up the edges of your sideburns or moustache. It can also be used to regulate the depth of the cut of your beard. This is a very handy feature to have built in as some shavers on the market don’t offer this.
The Braun Series 3 390cc shaver is a fully cordless rechargeable shaver. It comes with a powerful rechargeable Ni-MH battery that is designed to last for up to 45 minutes of shaving. If the battery is ran completely dead it will take one hour to fully recharge. If you find that you need to shave and the battery is dead then you can use the quick charge setting that takes just 5 minutes to produce enough juice to get you through a single shave. If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time for even a 5 minute charge then you can use the shaver while it is plugged into the wall outlet. You never have to worry about not being able to use this shaver because of power problems, its clever design eliminates this problem.
The Braun “Clean & Renew” System
The unique and innovative Clean & Renew system is just genius! Most electric shavers only come with a charger or charging stand but Braun has designed the ultimate charging station for this shaver. This system will clean, lubricate, charge, dry & store the shave with just one touch of a button. This is quite an amazing addition which will help maintain your shaver so it last for years, offers great convenience over manual cleaning hygiene – feels like using a brand new shaver every time.
The “Clean & Renew” system uses an alcohol-based cleaning solution which is fed into the machine through a disposable cartridge. The cleaning solution kills 99.999% of germs and bacteria, keeping your shaver hygienically clean. You only need to use the clean and renew system on the shaver a couple of times per week, so each cartridge lasts around 3 months. Replacement cartridges are cheap and easily available to buy from places such as Amazon.co.uk
The Braun 390cc shaver does not have the 100% water tight seal but it is washable under running water. However, if you use the clean and renew system to clean the shaver it will be 10x more hygienic and offer the following key benefits:
Unique alcohol based cleaning solution thoroughly cleans and leaves hygienically clean
Automatic charging function
Automatic lubricates the shaver foil for optimal cutting efficiency
Leaves a Fresh lemon scent for your next shave
Provides a place to store your shaver
Braun Series 3 390cc Foil Shaver with Clean and Renew system Reviews
The Braun Series 3 390cc shaver is rated 4 stars out of a possible 5 star rating on Amazon.co.uk and there are many good reviews from customers on this particular product. Of course, with any product there is to be some expected negative reviews. Most of the negative reviews I’ve read on this product seem to be down to personal expectation or results. I think the mixed results can be down too shaving technique or personal view on shave quality. The far majority of reviews left on this shaver are very positive and it’s rated a high 4 out of 5 by people who actually own this shaver which speaks for itself.