Offering a multitude of appealing benefits, the electric wet dry shaver is an investment you should definitely consider.
Not only is it versatile in that it can be used with gel, shaving cream, dry or in the shower, it can also be used in humid temperatures and is a great portable device for travelling.
The most attractive benefit of the electric wet dry shaver, however, is it's cost efficiency and sustainability. Regular cleaning is a small price to pay for it's re-usability.
Below, we have accumulated the best electric wet dry shavers of 2020, backed by customer ratings and reviews, with a variety of compelling features and battery life.
The Best Electric Wet Dry Shavers
1. Philips One Blade Rechargeable
Designed by Philips for men sporting facial hair such as beards and moustaches the One Blade rechargeable is a trimmer not a shaver. It is not a close shaver – it trims and edges facial hair. It will shave but not close. It leaves a fashionable stubble.
The One Blade has a revolutionary technology which means that each blade can last up to 4 months (if used for 2 shaves per week).
The blade has a dual skin protection system – a glide coating to protect the skin combined with rounded polymer tips for guiding the hair. And it has a fast-moving cutter (200 X per second). All of that leads to a shave that is ultra-comfortable and kind to your skin.
The One Blade comes with 3 stubble combs: 1mm for a 5 o’clock look, 3mm for a tight trim, and 5mm for a longer look. The dual-sided blade allows you to trim and create precise edges, shaving in either direction for better visibility and greater precision.
If you’re wanting a closer shave simply go against the grain of your beard to shave it off more easily. And the blade is designed to follow the contours of your face for a comfortable and efficient shave.
The One Blade can be used wet or dry, and to clean it simply rinse under the tap. The rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery will last 45 minutes after an 8-hour charge.
2. Philips Shaver Series 5000
The Series 5000 wet and dry shavers by Philips are designed to provide a refreshing shave whilst protecting the skin from nicks, cuts, rash, irritation and abrasion.
The Aquatouch shaver employs the ComfortCut Blade System which features rounded profile shaving heads to glide smoothly across the skin in wet or dry situations.
Choose whether to shave in the shower, with gel or foam, or completely dry. The 5-direction independently moving Flex Heads provide for close contact with the skin even on the neck and jawline. The shaver comes with a precision Trimmer which clicks into place for maintaining your sideburns and moustache.
The Aquatouch shaver is battery operated and runs for an average of 30 minutes on a single charge – that’s about a week plus of daily shaving. The recharge time is about 8 hours.
This shaver is a great first shaver for boys – no need to worry about blades to cut or abrade their skin.
The shaver only weighs 420gms and you don’t need to be in a bathroom either so it’s ideal for travelling or having at work for those late meetings or dinners.
And the Series 5000 is very easy to clean with the supplied brush.
3. Braun Series 3 Shave&Style
Produced by Braun, the German brand known for quality, the Shave & Style 3-in-1 wet and dry Shave & Style is a piece of innovative technology for men.
This is an electric foil shaver/razor which can be used for shaving as well as beard and moustache trimming and edging simply by switching the attached heads.
The kit comes with the body of the device itself plus the interchangeable attachments: shaver head, precision trimmer, 5 trimmer combs, a soft bag for storage, a protective cap, cleaning brush, and smart plug. The shaver is powered by 2 x AAA batteries (supplied with purchase).
As a shaver it uses a 3-pressure sensitivity element system to protect the skin from nicks, cuts and irritation. The 5 different combs allow flexibility in the length of the stubble desired (1-7mm).
And the trimmer gives a precise edge and shape to the beard and moustache. This shaver/styler this cuts away the hair easily and neatly and gives a really nice close shave if that’s what you’re wanting.
If a stubble is to your liking then this does a great jo of that as well. It’s not overly expensive either.
The shaver can be used dry or wet, with water, gel or foam.
4. Braun Series 5 5190cc Shaver
Comparable to a blade shave, the Braun Series 5 Foil Shaver is designed to minimise the pressure on the skin and reduce irritation and protect the skin from cuts, abrasion and rash.
Made in Germany with the latest technology of an intelligent Autosensing motor, the shaver is a wet and dry model which automatically adapts to the density of your beard and has a flexible head which moves in 8 directions to capture hairs even in the most difficult to reach spots on the face, neck and jawline.
Braun cutting edge technology employs shaving foils which have 900 unique apertures for an incredibly close shave without any risk of nicks, cuts or irritation.
The trimmer in the centre captures flat-lying hairs as well as hairs growing in different directions, for a perfect shave. And to top it off, there is a slide-out trimmer for beard, sideburns and moustache.
Hygiene is attended to as well with a 3-action alcohol based Clean & Charge docking station which lubricates and dries the shaver and removes 99.9% of germs.
The Foil Shaver can be used dry or with water (for example in the shower), gel, foam, or cream. It is waterproof to 5 metres.
The shaver is powered with a Lithium-ion battery which only takes an hour to charge and will run for around 50 minutes on a single charge.
5. YOHOOLYO Electric Shaver
Coming from China, the budget priced electric wet/dry shaver from YOHOOLYO is certainly worth a look if you’re in the market for a shaver that does the job and is pretty flexible in what it can be used for.
When a ‘cheap’ product gets a consistent 4-star rating from 30 reviews it’s doing something right.
Advertised as having a ‘dual ring floating blades’ system, the manufacturer states that the shaver is flexible and negotiates the curves of your face, neck and jawline well and comfortably. The shaver uses U-type blades with three floating heads which are the cutting/shaving edges.
It shaves closely and smoothly. It also has a pop-up trimmer head for sideburns and beards. There is a beard anti-pinch function to make sure the shaver doesn’t get caught up in the longer beard hair.
With IPX7 technology the shaver can be used dry or wet, in the shower or with gel or foam. It can also be cleaned simply in running water.
The shaver is battery operated and rechargeable. It can even be used whilst in charging mode (but not wet).
The battery recharges in 2 hours and will run for 150 minutes until it needs charging again.
The LCD display tells you when the battery is running low on charge and when the shaver needs cleaning. The shaver also has a travel lock. At 240grams it’s light and compact for travelling or taking to work.
Overall, you wouldn’t expect all these features from such an inexpensive electric shaver. It certainly seems to be one for the competition to take a close look at! Consumers certainly are!
Wet and dry shavers are a popular choice among men who like to keep their facial hair under control. Others like me, only used a razor until recently, but once you start using a wet dry shaver, you never look back.
Today we've looked at various options from brands such as Phillips, Braun and even Chinese up and comer, YOHOOLYO.
You definitely don't get what you pay for as the cheapest model actually has the longest battery life, of up to 2.5 hours on a single charge. Other models only offered use of up to an hour but recharging also took nearly 8X longer.
Whether you're looking to buy an established brand or simply the one that does the job at the lowest price, we hope you'll get some ideas thanks to our best wet and dry shaver article.
Last Updated: December 2, 2021 by Rhys