After I handed over the Panasonic razor for warranty repair, safely returned from it, I decided not to risk with branded razors of the Chinese Assembly, and to take something decent.
Thanks to the guys from the store "Corporation Center", who helped me in this matter. I am glad that finally there were shops with staff that do not have to fight about the warranty repair - everything is very correct.
So lucky to get a German razor from the series 3 from Braun – Shaver 350cc-4. This shaver is designed to reduce irritation from shaving.
Equipment and appearance of the Braun Series 3 Shaver 350cc-4 razor
This razor belongs to the middle line of men's razors from Braun. The oldest line is the series 7.
Also included is a cleaning system. The razor together with the cleaning system is Packed in a stylish box.
Unfortunately, the font on the information provided is small, which makes the text difficult to read.
In the configuration described, a special cable, but probably so called power pack.
The razor is made in Germany.
By the way, Panasonic razor, assembled in Japan is twice as expensive as similar from China.
The Braun razor combines high quality and comfort, shaving, with affordable price.
All accessories in a box are Packed in a foam block with compartments.
The kit consists of:
- the razor itself;
- the cleaning unit;
- replaceable cartridge for the cleaning unit;
- charger, aka - power supply;
- cleaning brush;
- two brochures.
One of the pamphlets contains brief instructions for use of the shaver and cleaning unit, also in the same tear-off ticket guarantee. The second simply contains a liner on which you can record the date and model of the shaving unit, so as not to forget to change it in time. This liner is moderately useless, as the razor has an electronic reminder to replace the cleaning cartridge and shaving unit.
This model does not have an opening cover as in other models - it is simply Packed in a foam box.
The razor looks very elegant.
The sides of the razor are made of rubberized.
On the side of this picture there is no special switch to expose only one of the three, for shaving over the lip. This function is also questionable, as due to the fact that there are no rims around the shaving nets, it perfectly shaves over the lip and without this function.
The connector for the razor has three pins, but one of them is not involved.
The protective cover has slits to allow the shaver to dry naturally if not in the cleaning device.
Remove and install the case easily, sits firmly and is not loose.
The cleaning device has an interesting shape.
By the way, this method of cleaning was invented by Braun.
The cleaning and charging device should stand on a horizontal device so that the cleaning fluid does not spill.
The cleaning device is connected to the charger that is included.
There is a liquid filling indicator at the bottom of the cleaning device. At the bottom are silicone feet for stability.
Cleaning fluid intake tubes.
Cassette with cleaning solution
Replaceable cartridge with cleaning fluid.
Replacement cartridges last for about thirty-cleansing.
The manufacturer claims the life of the cartridge with daily cleaning for about one month, but in reality there is no need to put every day the shaver on charge, especially in the shaver there is a timer for cleaning time and the razor cleans only when it is necessary.
Based on this resource, the cartridge in reality is not enough for a month, but for a much longer time.
And it would not be a cheap pleasure to change the cartridge, which costs about 350 rubles every month. Interesting pricing spare set of cartridges for the razor.
I got an incident with the purchase of a replacement cartridge. I came with the cartridge to the store.
The saleswoman calmly gutted the kit, which had a price tag of 710 rubles and I was given one cartridge for 710 rubles.
I thought, "So that's one cartridge." At home the wife noticed that in the check punched: "2 pieces in a box".
Looked on the Internet, and exactly - the kit comes from two cartridges, at an average cost of 500-700 rubles.
Went to the store. It is good that there the seller and consultants are young and have not passed the school of Soviet catering and without problems corrected this misunderstanding.
To install the unit, remove the cover and insert it horizontally into the open compartment of the cleaning device. Features provided by Braun's Clean & Renew™ cleaning and charging system:
- special formula removes hair particles for hygienic cleanliness of Your razor;
- the shaver's battery is automatically charged when it is in the Clean & Renew™system;
- during the cleaning process the special composition of the fluid ensures the lubrication of the knives of shavers for optimum shaving. Also, the razor acquires a pleasant lemon aroma;
- the Clean & Renew™ system automatically evaluates the degree of contamination of the razor and selects one of three programs for optimal cleaning intensity;
- after the cleaning process, the shaver is thoroughly dried with an inductive heating system for maximum shaving efficiency.
The removable cassette contains alcohol, so Smoking in the room where the cleaning device is prohibited.
Shaver power supply
The power supply unit is small.
The shaver is attached to the charger with a twisted cord.
And this is good, because the razor is able to shave even when the battery is dead, when connected to the charger - a unique feature that does not have razors from other companies.
There's even a warning on the charger so you don't cut the twisted cord with scissors.
Branded brush from Braun. By the way to clean it is not recommended, especially shaving unit.
The power button has a soft stroke, but a distinct response.
As far as I understood after the first charging and shaving, the razor has four indicators:
- blinking red at low charge (after its operation is enough to shave to the end);
- constant green when connecting the shaver to the charger;
- blinking green when charging the shaver:
- cleaning cassette replacement indicator;
- shaving unit replacement indicator.
The shaving unit should be changed after about 18 months.
It costs about 1,800 rubles. The trimmer is not located as in other razors, but it is unlikely that the hair will clog the mechanism.
On the other hand, you can't clean it quickly. Cleaning the shaver with a cleaning device.
After shaving in the head of the cutting part of the razor naturally formed trim bristles.
Unlike other razors, in this razor bristles stray into lumps and it is easy to clean, just a couple of times to blow on it.
However, all the same, over time, the razor will accumulate dirt (especially for lovers of eating soup beard), so you need to wash or cutting unit with soap, and it is better to use a cleaning device, as it will not have to look for grease to lubricate the cutting unit and, moreover, if you put the razor at night for maintenance, in the morning the razor will be: cleaned, dried, lubricated and with a pleasant smell.
To use the cleaning device, it is necessary to put it on a flat, stable surface.
Then click on the big button on the left.
The case of the device will be raised, opening a niche for a replaceable cartridge.
Take a replacement cartridge and open the plug.
The plug is not throw - it is necessary to close the previous cartridge to throw it away.
Carefully insert the cartridge.
It is necessary to insert until it stops so that the antennae encircle the cartridge.
Press gently onto the casing until it clicks into place.
The liquid fill indicator will start to show the level.
Insert the razor. Press the button at the top of the device, so that the power plug entered the shaver.
The process has begun.
Operation of the shaver cleaning device Braun Series 3 Shaver 350cc-4
What is important for me personally is under the control handle of the streamer and is described only on the manufacturer's website, namely: you can use a wet shave! You can use shaving gels and shave in the bathroom and shower!
Naturally, the power supply at the time of wet shaving must be disconnected from the shaver. Again, if you look at it this way... It is recommended to shave before washing your face. I shaved. It feels weird. Shaving is so easy that you do not feel even when you use good machines. Just clean shaves, without any unnecessary noise, hot water and gel or foam. Fresh sensations are useful, especially for men and especially if they are pleasant.
P.S. Thanks to our attentive readers, it turned out that this model of razor is not suitable for shaving in the shower, although it has the ability to wash the cutting part under water.