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Q: electric razors ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: electric razors
Category: Family and Home > Seniors
Asked by: chrisply-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 25 Jun 2003 13:25 PDT
Expires: 25 Jul 2003 13:25 PDT
Question ID: 221693
I need to find the quietest electric razor available,as my husband is
sensitive to noise-he has dementia and is causing problems with
Subject: Re: electric razors
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 25 Jun 2003 15:27 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
I have found several models of shavers that are described as having
low noise levels.


Norelco 561 X Electric Shaver

"It is by far the quietest razor I’ve ever heard, and much quieter
than foil shavers overall. My wife has an electric toothbrush that’s
much louder.

Amount Paid (US$): 56.00
Noise Level: Almost noiseless"

User review at Epinions


Norelco Quadra 6885 XL Electric Shaver

"After charging this razor, I was surprised at how quiet it was. This
razor was a lot quieter that my Braun.

Amount Paid (US$): 129.00
Noise Level: Almost noiseless"

User review at Epinions


Norelco Spectra 8825 XL Electric Shaver

"The noise and vibration levels are so quiet that it is hard to
believe it's on. It is quiet compared to old Norelcos and very quiet
compared to the Braun.

Amount Paid (US$): 80
Noise Level: Almost noiseless"

User review at Epinions


Norelco 8865XL Spectra Cord/Cordless Shaver 
"Ultra Silent System low noise motor allows for a quiet shave." 

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Norelco 8894XL Spectra  

"This is an excellent shaver. Battery life is unreal (I get about
four-six weeks -- can't estimate well yet as I have only charged it
ONCE after initial charge!), cleans in water, shaves quickly (and
well), and very quiet."

"It was better than I could have imagined! Quiet! It does its job with
only a whisper! The head is a bit larger and has a very interesting
design to mold to your face and chin as you move it from neck to chin,
etc.-- very high tech. It is so smooth too. Honest, the first time I
used it, I could not tell like it was even cutting my beard! No
iritation at all."

User reviews at


Grundig FX1 - 5415 Electric Shaver

"Shhh! This cutting edge shaver is so quiet no one would notice even
if you used it in a library! Introducing the world’s most perfect
shaver from Grundig - the first shaver to use horizontal and rotary
cutting action."



Grundig Pro Avantgarde

"The Grundig Pro Avantgarde is the world's first shaver to combine
rotary and horizontal motion to trim your shaving time. It gives you a
faster and more comfortable shave by cutting side to side at the same
time it rotates back and forth. And its 48 Micron platinum coated
screen is the thinnest screen available anywhere providing you with an
amazingly close and comfortable shave... At 53.5dB, the Grundig is
also the quietest electric shaver available and its powerful engine
gives off very little vibration (other popular shavers are rated from
56.5dB to 65db and higher)."

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Panasonic Sonic Shaving Linear ES8003W 

"Experts say the Linear is the fastest shaver available, with blades
that move back and forth 13,000 times per minute. This model's
floating triple heads contain multi-direction inner blades, making it
very quiet, and it can be used wet or dry."

Consumer Search


Panasonic Linear ES8066K, Philishave HQ6425 Quadra Action & Norelco
Quadra Action 6887XL

"The Panasonic is quiet, more comfotable, wet/dry so you can clean it
easily and claims more life out of the foil/blade than most shavers."

"The quietest shaver I've come across is the one I use now which is a
Philishave HQ6425 Quadra Action shaver.  I'm sure that the Norelco
Quadra Action shavers are just as quiet.  It's even quieter than the
rechargeable Philishave Reflex Action shaver I've been using when on
the go.  I find that the shaving action is noisier than the shaver
itself with the Quadra Action I have."

"I recently splurged and purchased the Norelco Quadra and have been
shaving with it for about 1 week. I have a heavy beard and have
historically had problems with ingrown hairs. I have in the past
successfully used the Braun 1-2-3 and a Norelco Double Action. I will
use the razor for the full recommended adjustment period because I
like the easy cleaning with water, the style, the quiet operation,

"Ok, went back to blades for a week, then tried the Norelco. The first
time I fired up the Norelco, I thought it was broken. This baby is
whisper quiet - very light too! The Panasonic Linear sounds like a
jack hammer compared to the Norelco. I used light foam again and the
shave was incredible. It took me half the time to shave compared to
the Panasonic, no irritation at all, and it was a joy to hold and
manuever across my face, even under the jaw line."

Tell Mr. Steel Beard


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Another thing you may want to consider: a company called Brevete used
to manufacture a wind-up shaver that was sold from the 1950s through
the 1970s. My late father-in-law had one of these (his was the
'Monaco' model), and although the device was not noiseless, the noise
it made was very different from the whining, buzzing noise of a
typical electric shaver. This sort of noise might be less disturbing
to your husband; it sounds somewhat like an old-fashioned wind-up toy.
I have not been successful in finding a Brevete wind-up shaver for
sale online at this time, but they do show up at eBay occasionally.
You may want to keep an eye out for one. They last virtually forever
(my father-in-law had his for 30 years), so a used one in good
condition might be quite serviceable, once the blades have been
professionally sharpened.

I hope this information is helpful. If anything is unclear, or if a
link does not function, please request clarification; I'll gladly
offer further assistance before you rate my answer.

Best wishes,
chrisply-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Excellent advice.Thankyou.

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