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Shaving as it should be
Braun has been at the leading edge of the consumer products industry for nearly a century, beginning with the production of radio parts. The company continued building a reputation for quality with audio equipment and film projectors for several decades. In the 1970s, the company began to focus on items such as shavers, coffee makers, and other consumer products, continuing to hold itself to high standards established in the beginning.
That same attention to detail is evident today in the Braun Series 5 5090cc, one of several quality electric shavers offered by a leader in the industry. While the 5090cc is a pleasure to hold and is designed to be appreciated for its appearance, the real test of an electric shaver is in its performance. The shaver stands up to the test, as this Braun Series 5 5090cc review will show.
Listen to the Users
More than 400 people have already chipped in with their opinion on the Braun 5090cc, with nearly every experienced user stating that the shaver is, without a doubt, the best one they have ever owned. In fact, Braun has consistently been the leading foil-shaver brand and was even chosen as the official electric shaver of the NFL.
But why, you may well ask? What is it that the company does with its Series 5 5090cc and the other shavers in the series? You might begin to answer that question with the FlexMotionTec with MicroMotion design that uses individual suspension of the cutting elements so they respond to small contours of your face.
See also: Braun Series 7 Review & Comparison
For you, this means less pressure is necessary as you shave, so you reduce skin irritation. Add to that the pivoting head (40 degrees of motion) to maintain contact with the skin throughout the shave, and the locking head with five positions to help you reach all the difficult areas.
Do you have a mustache or prominent sideburns? You can shape them and keep them in perfect trim with the built-in precision trimmer. Cutting is much more than sufficient for every beard, as the Braun Series 5 5090cc has 20 percent more motor power.
The Braun 5090 will stay with you through your entire shave, delivering improved motor power from the rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. Simply charge the shaver for an hour for 45 minutes of continuous, effortless shaving. Charge the battery for a quick five-minute period and you have enough power for a single cordless shave. The LED display lets you know when the 5090 is ready to use.
*If you travel and are confronted by various voltage requirements, the Braun Series 5 5090cc has variable voltage adjustment from 100 volts to 240 volts.
All of these benefits are standard with the Braun Series 5 5090, so you may think that you have heard enough about one of the most popular electric shavers available today. But there is more! The 5090 is 100 percent waterproof, so you can rinse it in water for quick and efficient cleaning. Don’t worry, the shaver’s performance will not be compromised. They made it that way.
Clean & Charge
One of the most popular features of the Braun Series 5 5090cc is the Clean & Charge Station. Once you use your quality shaver you have the benefit of the only four-action, an alcohol-based accessory that hygienically cleans, while it charges and lubricates. This Braun exclusive also automatically chooses the cleaning program.
If you want to add to and complete your Series 5 experience, you may also want to invest in the Braun Clean and Renew 3 pack, which includes a cartridge, refill, replacement cleaner, and cleaning solution. The company also offers a full range of replacement parts for their foil head shavers, including the Series 5 52s replacement foil and trimmer head, as well as the Clean & Renew refills.
Series 5 5030s Gift Electric Shaver
This quality shaver is a key part of the Series 5 lineup, bringing the same flexible cutting elements and pivoting head benefits as the Braun 5090cc. The 5030s is also fully washable, just like the other outstanding shavers in the line. The Braun 5030 also gives you 45 minutes of cordless shaving time, on a one-hour charge.
While the Braun Series 5 5090cc has more than satisfied thousands of customers, a few have reported minor issues. These include:
Braun shavers are manufactured in Germany. Some users have stated that they are worried about getting replacement parts. Others report that this is not an issue with online retailers offering shavers and accessories on a regular basis.
A small percentage of users report that the Braun 5090cc has difficulty with longer hairs after the first few uses.
One user reports that the on/off push button is located in a place that is not convenient.
These minor issues are relatively insignificant when compared to all the features and benefits that the Braun Series 5 5090cc delivers.
- FlexMotionTec – better shaves with less pressure, which means less irritation.
- Sleek, industrial design that fits the hand comfortably
- 20 percent more power in the motor.
- Clean & Charge Station for maximum convenience.
- Travel Mode capability keeps razor from turning on in duffel bags and luggage
- 100 percent waterproof.
- Precision trimmer.
- Five-position head lock.
- On/Off button on the Braun 5090cc is more prominent and easier to press than previous models – which means it sometimes gets pressed while shaving.
- Cleaning Solution Cartridges can be expensive, at around $5 USD per cartridge.
- Coarse, thick beards may require more time to shave.
- Vibration during shaving is uncomfortable for some users.
- The shorter coiled cord on Smart Plug charger.
The Bottom Line
When you are considering the investment in a new, high-quality electric shaver, ask yourself these questions.
How do I get a close shave, with a minimum of stress and effort?
Do I have time to clean my shaver or should I buy a shaver that offers a complete cleaning system after I use it?
If I want cordless shaving, what are the best choice for charging and battery life?
Put all of the information about the Braun Series 5 5090cc into the equation and the final answer is: This shaver is a reliable, well-made product that is well worth the investment. The attention to detail that is present in all Braun products is quite evident here.
Almost anyone who is searching for a way to get a close shave, and reduce the time it takes to clean and maintain their shaver, will be happy with the Braun 5090cc.
- Durability and Design
- Features & Shaving Experience
- Battery Life
- Overall Shaving