Braun Series 7 – What’s the hype about?
In this post, I am going to review the Braun Series 7. This is one of my favorite electric shavers to shave with. The Braun Series 7 790CC is one of the most sold & advanced electric shavers on Amazon. Which just goes to show how good this electric shaver is.
The Braun 7 790CC is an advanced electric shaver which offers a smooth and close shave as needed. The Panasonic ES-LV81-K Arc 5 is the only other shaver that matches the Braun series collection. The electric shaver utilizes inbuilt advanced technology such as the OptiFoil feature which covers more hair in fewer strokes. The Braun Series 7 has the Pulsonic technology which creates a vibration on the hand. It helps saves time and results in a perfect shave.
If you are looking for a comfortable shaving experience, the Braun shavers are ranked among the most comfortable electric shavers. It has a similar linear motor like the Panasonic Arc 5. It is perfect for people with delicate skin.
What comes in the box?
With the Braun Series 790 CC 4 you will get:
- The electric shaver itself
- Cleaning system
- Traveling case
- Cleaning brush
- Braun lubrication oil
- Clean & Renew liquid pack
Braun Series 7 could be divided into 3 subcategories.
However, there isn’t a whole lot of consistency between Brauns Websites and some of these online retailers and because of this Braun lists some model differently than other online retails. Different regions may also have different model numbers.
- It has the fast cleaning feature
- It has an automatic program selection
- It utilizes the wet and dry technology
- It has an LCD 6 levels battery indicator
- It has fast cleaning technology
- It has the automatic program selection feature
- It has a battery indicator level of LCD 6
- It has the wet and dry technology
- This model has lesser features and comes at a lower price.
- It does not have the fast cleaning, wet and dry technology, and automatic program selection
- It has LED 6 levels battery indicator
NOTE: Shaving performance is the same between all of these models!
Charging and Cleaning
You should avoid the 720 S if you can because cleaning it manually is a little bit more difficult because of the blades and the foils are all connected. One thing to note is that I do recommend you do a bit of a manual clean before running it through the system.
So, for this, you will need to release the cap and shake away any stubble over the sink. You could also gently tap it on your countertop. So those with a heavy beard might want to do this halfway through a shave. You don’t wanna directly brush the foils with the brush, however, brushing the actual shaver is worth doing. So basically you want to get as much stubble off before setting it into the cleaning system. This takes about ten or fifteen seconds and it’s worth doing.
For a more thorough manual clean, you could rinse the foil cap under the sink and let it dry. You can also just shake away any water drops if you do this several times a week you should apply some lubrication to the blades. If you run out of the Braun oil, you can use some baby oil or some mineral oil, you just want to apply a small amount to the foils and then turn it on for a few seconds.
When you do set the shaver into the system, you just to press one button and the shaver is fully clean and comes out smelling nice and fresh.
It is referred to as the Braun clean and renews system. I want to run you through what the lights and the button mean on the base.
On the left, if the top left button lights up that means that a full cleaning cartridge is installed. If the second light was lit up it would mean that seven cleaning sessions or less are left. If the bottom light was lit up then it would mean that the cleaning cartridge needs to be replaced. In the center, there is a blue button that’s the on the button and just below that is the two quick clean button. Then on the right, you have a check mark and some water drops and that just indicates what type of cleaning session is required and the time it takes will depend on whether a light cleaning session is needed or a more thorough cleaning session is needed.
Setting up the whole system is very easy, you simply remove the cap on the clean and renew liquid packs and then set it into the base and just try not to spill anything on your countertop. Plug it in and then put the shaver firmly into the base and just make sure that the back prongs are lined up with the ones inside the cleaning dock and then simply just press the center button.
The Braun series 7 fits very well in the hand and it has a very high-quality feel when compared to a lot of other shavers. The shaving head pivots back and forth but not side-to-side and it’s made up of two foils and a large center cutter.
On the bottom, there’s a display which tells you how much battery life is left and how clean the shaver is.
It has a pop-up trimmer on the front which performs well on small jobs but, if you want to completely remove a beard it’s best to have a beard trimmer on hand.
The 790 CC 4 has three-speed settings. Light, normal and fast. I always use the fast setting but, those with very sensitive skin might prefer the light setting.
There’s a lock feature where you tilt the head fully forward and lock it into place. I have heard a few complaints that this feature didn’t work for everyone however, I’ve never actually found it very useful so I avoid using it.
On the left, there is a release button and when you press it firmly the foil cap comes off. If there is one thing to complain about with the design, it would be with this foil cap. The blades and the foils are all connected and this makes a manual clean a little harder when compared to other models where you can clearly see the blades and brush away and stubble.
Now, these products generally tend to work better on shorter stubble. So, if you have a thicker beard you’ll see better results if you shave more frequently.
This will reduce the number of passes you need to make and ultimately it’s easier on your skin and easier on the shaver.
The Braun series 7 is one of the most comfortable shavers I have ever used. I recommend it for thick and medium beards and in my opinion, it’s one of the best performing models available!
I always get a really smooth finish with the series 7 with absolutely no irritations.
Just on shaving performance alone I HIGHLY recommend this!!
Braun Series 7 Top Features
It covers all aspects of your face for a smooth face. It adapts to the hard-to-reach areas such as the neck and face contours. The shaver has a flexible head which avoids repeatedly shaving the same spot.
Charging and cleaning dock
It is hectic to clean your shaver every time you use it. The series 7 comes with an automatic cleaner which cleans after use. The cleaning dock has alcohol which kills most bacteria and on top of that, it also leaves behind a really pleasant scent. It also automatically dries out the electric shaver by just pressing 1 button
Braun Series 7 understands that we have different skins and hair types. The shaver has three personalization modes that are programmed to shave over the skin and beard. The three modes are normal, extra sensitive, and the intensive. There is no other shaver with this unique feature.
The Braun Series 7 is one of the most advanced and best electric shavers in the market. It utilizes the latest technology that creates an amazing shaving experience. Braun series has created a niche for itself and its’ the favorite of many professional barbers.
My issue with the latest 799CC series is that does not have the wet and dry technology. The wet and dry technology makes cleaning the shaver easy. However, that’s not a big enough issue to prevent you from getting this high-quality shaver. Unless of course, you prefer rotary over a foil!