|星5つ 81% (81%)||81%|
|星4つ 13% (13%)||13%|
|星3つ 4% (4%)||4%|
|星2つ 1% (1%)||1%|
|星1つ 1% (1%)||1%|
Purchased this pack as cheaper than buying singly. But It’s still not cheap...
I did some research and found lots of Braun users making their cleaning liquid.
So I purchased from amazon 70% rubbing alcohol and lemon essence oils and made my own.
Not only does it last longer, it is so much cheaper. For the cost of buying one of these Refills I can make my own and it lasts 5 times longer!
Let’s not forget that I’m doing my bit for the environment as not having to purchase more plastic containers as I use the original container, which I can use, clean and refill...
The product overall is good with a clean, pleasant smell and does a great job of cleaning the shaver. The downside is that these don't last long and this is partly due to evaporation of the solvent in them, not just through use. Also, when they get just under half way down, they register empty and so you have to change them anyway with the rest unusable (unless you pout one into another).
The cleaning station does do a cracking job, the shaver comes out shiny, well lubricated and smelling great and it’s easy just to pop it in and its done 15 minutes later.
The cartridge did start to smell a bit off towards the end of its life and you can see lots of stubble floating around in it. The cleaning station also seemed to register as empty when it was pretty much half full, so you aren’t getting the maximum use out of each one which is disappointing.
As a consumable that you have to change every three months, you are looking at around £20 a year, but no doubt these are high margin for Braun so not that cost effective for the consumer.
There’s nothing better than the feel of a nice clean, lubricated and gentle lemon fresh razor each time you come to use it. Let’s face it, you’ve gone and spent a good amount on the razor itself, so why compromise on the aftercare. These refills cost about £14 for three, and if like me you shave most days (due to work regulations), or at the very least every other day, then these 3 refills will last you the best part of 6 months!
After every shave I dock the shaver and hit the cleaning button, even if the system only says it’s down one light on the hygiene scale, I find it’s always best to let it do a cleaning cycle.
If you compare the cost of these refills to the cost of a pack of blades for a well known brand of manual shave razors (that rhymes with ‘silhouette’), then personally I think these are pretty good value for money.
If like me you’re prone to shaving rashes and irritated skin, then these are an essential must have! It’s not worth compromising your skin and comfort, for what equates to about 8p per day if they last you 6 months!
I have never counted how many washes 1 cartridge will give. I have never ventured to buy just the liquid to refill a cartridge.
I don’t buy these anymore because I manual clean my shaver as it’s easy enough but they were a pleasure to use.
I made my own with some Denatured alcohol water and Lemon oil for the last 2 years but it probably was not as effective at cleaning and refreshing as these.
Worth about £3.00 each in my opinion hence the loss of a star
The plastic containers are very sturdy and I'm sure would easily survive 1000 re-uses.
It's a bit of a pfaff but it is possible to wash these out so I'll be attempting to mix my own cleaning fluid in future. If only Braun had designed a refillable system and allowed customers to buy cleaning fluid in, say, 1 litre bottles.