One of the main reasons I have tried to stay away from electric razors for my entire adult life was because of how dirty they get. Little bits of beard stubble will build up at the bottom of the razor, and it would need to be cleaned off with a damp rag and aq tip. No matter how long I would work on cleaning the shaver, I could never get it completely clean. I felt the extra work made up of the convenience of having an electric shaver, and that that, the disposable razor just appeared to shave closer.
The Braun 7526 Shaver has changed all of that. When I first heard that the Braun 7526 shaver could clean itself, I was skeptical. I thought self cleaning mean that it came with some kind of tool that you would use to manually brush out the unwanted hair. I could not have been more wrong. After using the Braun 7526 Shaver, you just place it back in the Syncro System with Clean & Charge Storage Stand, press a button, and it will start to clean itself automatically. The stand also recharges the razor.
There is an alcohol based solution in the stand, and this is used to give the razor a thorough cleaning. The Beard stubble is caught in a filter that will need to be changed every 4 – 6 weeks. These filters are available in 2 packs and 3 packs, and they can be purchased at the same place you purchase your Braun 7526 Shaver.
The Braun 7526 Shaver will shave as close as any blade, and it will not cut your face like a disposable razor will. It comes with a separate cord that you can take with you on overnight trips, although you will need the stand for the self cleaning feature.
If I had to complain about anything, it would be the noise the stand makes while it is cleaning the razor. I usually just press the button before I leave in the morning and then I do not hear the noise.