Electric razors weren’t as popular in the days when men would make frequent trips to the barber and trust him to give the closest shave possible.
While many still prefer to get the job done by professional barbers who work their magic using straight razors, some like to take matters in their own hands and shave at home.
One of the best and most convenient ways to get the desired results when shaving at home is to invest in an electric shaver. A widely used electric shaver is the Remington R5100 which uses the rotary styled blades to achieve amazing results in very short time.
Today we will be reviewing the Remington R5100 electric shaver for our readers who may be interested in the product. Stick around as we give you a breakdown of its features and tell you exactly what we think of it in our final verdict.
Table of Contents
- 1 Power and Run Time
- 2 Rotary Heads
- 3 PowerFlex 360° Contour Design
- 4 Pop Up Trimmer
- 5 Anti Microbial
- 6 Washable
- 7 Light Weight and Portable
- 8 Pros
- 9 Cons
- 10 Frequently Asked Questions
- 11 Conclusion
Power and Run Time
The shaver uses Lithium power for cordless performance of up to 60 minutes on full charge. The battery takes only 90 minutes to get recharged fully after which you can use it as you like. The cordless feature provides you with the freedom of movement and also allows you to use the shaver in places where there are no direct power supply outlets.
There is also a quick charge feature where the device can be charged in 5 minutes to enable you to get a quick shave when you don’t have the time to wait for the whole 90 minutes.
However, you can also use this shaver corded if you choose to.
As mentioned this model uses the rotary blade system to do the job and there are 3 rotary heads on the device. Using the two tracks of high grade and hard-wearing titanium blades on each head you can get maximum contact with the skin for the closest shave possible. By adding multiple slots and holes within the placement of the blades, all lengths of hair are tackled in a safe and even way.
PowerFlex 360° Contour Design
The shaver comes with a very sturdy built but at the same time the head is designed to move and adjust to any angle you move it to. You can easily glide the shaver all over your face and neck area to shave every spot you target. The flexibility prevents pressure on certain spots and also helps you maneuver the unit smoothly from start to end.
Pop Up Trimmer
There is a trimmer on the shaver that easily pops up when you want to use it. It can be used on the outline of your beard or to give your side burns a nice detail. This is a nice addition to the shaver and we particularly liked the way it is placed so conveniently on the shaver.
Bacteria can easily grow on certain areas of a shaver, around the blades being the most common place for the buildup. Fortunately for its users, the risky areas around the blades on this shaver come with anti-microbial compound added to prevent the growth of bacteria.
It is not only the anti-microbial additive that gives you a clean and healthy shave each time, you can also wash the shaver after every use without any complications. The top of the head flips open so you get access to the inside of the shaver where all the facial hair is collected. All you have to do is rinse tour shaver under the faucet to keep it fresh and dirt free.
Light Weight and Portable
The body of the electric shaver is easy to grip and comes in a compact size and shape which makes it very easy to handle. With a weight of less than half a pound you can shave for long without any arm fatigue. The minimum weight also allows you to carry the unit in your luggage for light traveling.
What’s included in the package of the Remington R5100?
- Popup trimmer (attached to the shaver)
- Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
- Charging cord
- Manufacturer’s Warranty
This is what we liked about Remington R5100 after using it for 2 months.
If you find yourself late for a meeting or need to get a quick shave before an unplanned event then this shaver has the option to be charged in 5 minutes. The charge should last you for a single shaving session which works great as a last minute solution.
The growth of bacteria is prevented with the addition of anti-bacterial compounds around the blades. This keeps your skin safe from inflammation and other irritations.
Easy to use and maintain
There are no complicated buttons or features on the shaver- it works in simple steps and can also be cleaned without any hassleCorded/Cordless- You can use the shaver on a charged battery or while connected to a power outlet depending on whichever mode suits your best
These are some of the issues that you should keep in mind when taking that purchase decision.
- Charge time of 90 minutes is long considering battery life is only 60 minutes
- Some customers mentioned that the shaver needs a few passes over the same area before the desired results are achieved thus making the process a bit time consuming.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the blades be removed for washing?
Yes you can take the blades out for rinsing
Is this for dry use only?
You can use the shaver both wet and dry
How long does it take the shaver to quick charge?
About 5 minutes
Anyone looking for a shaver which they can use at home to get clean, close and quick shaves then this is a model worth considering. It may not have much going for it in the advanced technology department as it comes with simple features but it sure provides users with a safe and proper way to maintain a grooming routine without having to run to the barbers every time or spending a ton of cash on other expensive shaving units.