Electric shavers: How we test electric shavers
We fully charge the shavers and then run them for 5 minute cycles until they fully discharge.
We then measure their battery life against the manufacturer’s claims to see if they match.
Quick shave test
We follow the quick shave instructions to charge the shavers for 1 shave and then measure how long the shaver runs for before running flat.
Our panel of trialists was given four electric shavers each and shaved five times with each shaver. Each shaver was tested by eight men. Our trial group included committed wet and electric users.
Each of the trialists was given a randomised sample of shavers to test, and tested the shavers in a prescribed order – this meant no trialist tested the same shavers in the same order.
Trialists completed questionnaires on each of the shavers tested, and told us how closely the shaver shaved, how comfortable it felt on the skin, how well the beard trimmer cut and how easy it was to use.