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Father’s Day deal of the week: electric shavers

Top cheap electric shaver picks for Father's Day

Philips 1280 shaver

Philips RQ1280 electric shaver

Our deal of the week special is devoted to Father’s Day – on a budget. We’ve rounded up top deals on electric shavers from Philips, Braun and Remington to surprise your dad with this Sunday.

Which? has rated and reviewed 15 popular models of electric shaver for men – and we’ve spotted several of them on offer, just in time for Father’s Day.

With Sunday looming, we’ve opted for deals where you’re able to reserve online and collect instore. If your dad doesn’t mind waiting a little longer for his present, though, it’s worth seeing if you can track down an online-only offer for any less.

Cheap Philips electric shavers

First up, a Philips rotary shaver you can use cordless or from the mains. The Philips HQ6990 also comes with a pop-up beard trimmer and ‘Super Lift and Cut’ technology – and it’s down from £54.99 to £24.95 at John Lewis and £24.99 at Currys this week, where you can reserve and collect in a store near you. 

The versatile Philips RQ1280, meanwhile, can be used wet or dry, making it ideal if you want to shave while you shower. It’s usually a hefty £275, and discounted deals at the Philips online shop, Argos and Boots are all out of stock. 

It’s still available at House of Fraser for a discounted price of £184.25, can be bought online and collected instore. Plus, use discount code HOF10 (via MyVoucherCodes) for an extra £10 off (applies when spending £70 or more), taking it down to £174.25. 

Braun 3 340 shaver

Braun 3 340 electric shaver

Before you buy: read our in-depth reviews of the Philips HQ6990 and RQ1280 to see if they made the grade as Which? Best Buys. Our ratings combine stringent lab-based tests and user trials.

Cheap Braun electric shavers

Foil shavers, like the Braun Wet and Dry 340 series model, use oscillating blades beneath a fine perforated foil to cut hair. This shaver also includes a pop-out beard trimmer and handy low battery warning light. You’ll find it half-price at Argos, Boots, Best Buy, John Lewis and Tesco – down from £100 to around £50.

The pricier Braun Series 7-790 is packed with features, including a setting for sensitive skin and a flexible head that vibrates to lift hairs up into the path of the blades. Its RRP is around £300 – but you can buy in a Currys store for £199.99 or Boots for just over £204 this week, while stocks last. 

Before you buy: read our in-depth reviews of the Wet and Dry 340 series and Braun Series 7-790 to see if we recommend them Best Buys. Our ratings combine stringent lab-based tests and user trials.

Cheap Remington electric shavers

Not to be outdone, Remington shavers have also had some timely Father’s Day discounting. 

Remington R8150 shaver

Remington R8150 electric shaver

The manufacturer claims the F7770 shaver’s Teflon-coated foils cause less irritation than steel ones – something we put to the test in the Which? lab. It’s currently on offer for £59.99 at Argos, Comet and Tesco – all can be picked up in stores.

The dry R8150 rotary shaver boasts three ‘Flex and Pivot’ heads promising a more comfortable shave. We spotted it for a better-than-half-price £59.99 at Tesco.

Before you buy: read our in-depth reviews of the Remington F7790  and R8150 to see if either of these models are Which? Best Buys. Our ratings combine stringent lab-based tests and user trials.

Deal of the week

Spotted it for less elsewhere? Found a great bargain on an electric shaver? Let us know – email bargains@which.co.uk with the details and we’ll update this page.

All prices correct as of 9am, 15 June 2011.


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