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Braun recommends changing your shaver’s foil & cutter block every 18 months to maintain your shaver’s maximum performance. For a perfect shave every day.
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Replacement heads were impossible to find in early 2017, so I put my Braun Series 7 shaver in the attic and purchased a new razor. I liked the shave of the Braun better, so I was excited to see these replacement heads were back in stock and pulled it out of the attic. Braun recommends that they be replaced every 18 months. However, the foil started to take on a green color as if the metal was oxidizing, and the foil then developed multiple holes and ultimately separated from the head. This process took about 6 weeks, well under the 18 months period Braun implies they should last. The shave with the new head was not as good as the original shave even when it was brand new, and required me to go over the same spots over and over again. In that regard, my experience is very similar to others posting here, with the addition that the head failed catastrophically and became unusable after 6 weeks.
No, I do not recommend this product.
We never want to fail you in your shave with Braun so we hate to hear this happened with our 70S replacement head. It may be helpful to know that a Braun shaver foil and cutter should last between 12 and 18 months, depending on your shaving method, beard type and how often and well you clean your shaver. Also, your foil and cutter shouldn't be experiencing holes in it and we'd like to help. Be sure to use light pressure when shaving. Pressing too hard can shorten the lifetime and cause damage to the foil. If you have a thicker beard, you may be shaving longer each day which can reduce the lifetime of the foil. Hold the shaver at a 90 degree angle. Regularly clean and oil the foil. Proper maintenance will help prolong the foil’s lifetime. Please feel free to give us a call at (800) 272-8611 for further help.
The 7 use to have a better screen that would take into account different hairs. I have hair that grow in different directions and thickness. Some hair stays close to the skin. This new design will not pick up most hair. Now shaving takes longer and I may have to reshave in some areas because it does not get all of the hair. The sad thing is that I don't have much facial hair.
I've been a long time Braun user. The past several months I've looked high and low for a replacement head for my Series 7. Finally finding one (and paying way more), I found the foil design has changed! It takes 3 times longer for the same shave!
When I initially purchased this shaver a few years ago, it came with a different foil. It had differing shaped holes which was a breakthrough in comfort and hair cutting. Having slightly sensitive skin and curly hair, shaving can leave irritation. When they stopped making the original foil and replaced it with this less effective one, the shaver started shaving far less effectively. I now have to shave over the same spots many times to get everything and I also have more irritations. To add insult to injury, they jacked up the price!
I was so happy with my Braun series 7 until I had to replace the foilWaiting for 4 months now. Just read some reviews on the new foils.Terrible reviews- from so many people.Could not find anything where Braun is trying to explain what is the root cause for either the shortage and qaulity problems. Look like they have accepted they are going down the drain.Sorry but if you cannot back up your product,maintain qaulity and provide spares your good name you had is in the mud.I will not buy a Braun again.
After all these years! Recently, the Braun Customer Service directed me to their sales website. It originally said the heads were out of stock but would be available around April 14. Just before that day, I see the website saying they won't be available till May 19. I guess next week they'll say they won't be available till June 20. The cost of a replacement head is equivalent to the price of a new shaver from some of their competitors. Since the replacement heads are so costly and so difficult to find, I give up on Braun. I'll no longer need the cleaning refills either.
I've used Braun shavers for the past 10 years. Four or five years ago, I purchased a Series 70 shaver with the cleaning system. Shaved great and had no problem finding replacement cutter heads. But after about two years, the finish started peeling off the shaver in a line at the same angle as the cleaning system. Figuring this was a fluke, I replaced it less than two years ago. Lo and behold, the finish has started peeling off just like the old one and, after repeated searches over several weeks, there are no replacement cassettes anywhere, even at the website shown on one of these reviews from March 2017.For the prices Braun charges, you'd think the quality of the shaver and the availability of cassettes with an 18 month replacement recommendation would never be a problem. Wish I had my old Remington back the first braun replaced. Now looking for a new shaver, but not a braun.
In order for me to get a replacement foil and cutter I have to pay $89 on another site because Braun no longer provides them. They make a great product, but you still need to change out the blades. I will not purchase another Braun product again.
I just wrote to Costco to tell them to stop selling these razors. I can't get a replacement shaver cassette. On back order for 6 months now. They never contact me to tell me so. These are not available in Walgreens or similar any longer. Prices have doubled and tripled in a couple of years. I will toss my shaver and use Harry's I believe....
Can't find these replacement heads anywhere and I barely have my Braun Series 7 790 for a year. Waste of money I'm noticing. Too bad I loved my Braun Razor and now it will just sit there might have to throw it since i won't be able to even sell it! I'm moving to Panasonic Arc5 Electric Razor which seems to be 2nd place to Braun and I found replacement heads easy for Panasonic. If you're a Braun Fan just be prepare to buy around 5 replacement heads in advance if you see them in stock for your Braun to last more years at least. I learned my lesson with Braun. I'm sure I'm not the only mad customer here, mostly everyone has this same issue.