There are basically two types of electric shavers: foil and rotary. The one most closely like a straight razor as far as closeness is concerned are the foil shavers, like the Braun Series 7 790cc shaver. However they do have problems with longer hairs. The rotary shavers on the other hand do well with longer hairs and difficult ares like the chin and neck but don't cut as close.
Neither the foil or the rotary shavers shave as close as a manual razor. Of course the downside of a manual razor is that it is removing the top layer of your skin which means your face is wounded. They also tend to create nicks and cuts. So in order to have healthy skin you should be using a foil or rotary shaver. That said let's take a look at the two.
A poll was conducted and a slight majority of men preferred the foil shaver over the rotary since it was less irritating to the skin. The downside of the foil is that it is more delicate and is easier to break. Rotary shavers are sturdier so tougher to break but they are also more difficult to clean. Testers at Which? found that their isn't a whole lot of difference of the two types of shavers. But a review by Australia's Choice magazine found that the foil shavers are preferred overall. The foil shaver that tops this list is the Braun Series 7 790cc shaver.
One thing you might not be thinking about is the noise a shaver makes. After all the first thing in the morning it might be a bit annoying to have to listen to a loud shaver. The rotary shavers are generally quieter than foil shavers. In particular the Philips Norelco shavers are well insulated, if not high-pitched. An exception to this is the Braun Series 7 790cc shaver which has a low noise level.
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