Philips Norelco Cleaning System
Reviewed by Russell C on .
Pauper's Dime rates the Philips Norelco Cleaning System included with many of the higher end electric shavers to be a “don't buy.” These systems are unnecessary and costly to keep running. The razors are well enough designed that they don't require a cleaning system at all! There's a reason they don't all include a cleaning system.
My first exposure to a cleaning system for an electric shaver came when I was over at a friend’s house as a kid. I saw a sweet looking electric razor in its cleaning system, and I thought it was one of the manliest, coolest things I had ever seen. With the razor's smooth lines and the foreboding box of the cleaning system, I knew I wanted to have one of these one day.|
I now have one, and I never use it. It currently sits in the original box with a half empty bottle of cleaning solution (the one that came with it), and I have since realized that it isn’t worth any extra hassle. A good electric razor is well enough designed that it can be easily cleaned with water every few shaves. Think about it this way. If this was such a vital component, why doesn’t every razor come with one? The truth is that they are sexy upsells, but they cost money to use (overpriced cleaning solution) and are unnecessary.