Best-Rated Electric Shavers

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Most Satisfied Customers | Wahl

Aussies have rated Wahl as the top brand in Canstar Blue’s latest electric shaver ratings, with five stars for design, ease of use, comfort, value for money, performance and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate electric shavers

Our review compares electric shavers on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which electric shaver they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 574 Australians for their feedback on the electric shaver(s) they’ve been gifted or purchased and used in the last three years.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their electric shaver brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with an electric shaver brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Performance: the electric shaver provides a smooth or desired shave, and performs as expected considering frequency of use.
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and performance of the electric shaver.
  • Comfort: the electric shaver provides a close shave without pulling hairs or cutting skin, and doesn’t leave skin irritated from proper use.
  • Battery & charging performance: the electric shaver has a reasonable battery life and/or charge time.
  • Ease of use: the electric shaver is easy to use, with functions and buttons easy to locate and select.
  • Design: the electric shaver has a functional and aesthetically pleasing design.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • Wahl
  • Braun
  • Remington
  • Gillette
  • Philips
  • Kmart

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Electric Shaver Brand – Wahl

Wahl Electric Shaver

Well-known within haircare circles, Wahl is an American brand that has been operating for over 100 years, with its current line-up covering traditional hair clippers, personal grooming kits and even animal grooming products. Its electric shaver range is built for the traveller or space-conscious user, with models labelled as compact for easy use and storage. The Wahl Compact Shaver features a waterproof design, 3-cut system to help you get a smooth shave, with two-blades and a foil working to get the shave you want. Powered by two AA batteries, it also comes with a guard and travel pack to help you take it with you.

  • Wahl was rated five stars for performance, value for money, comfort, ease of use, design and overall satisfaction, with four stars for battery & charging performance.

Can you take an electric shaver on a plane?

You can generally take electric shavers on a plane in either your carry-on luggage or in the checked baggage, with most domestic and international airlines having no issues with the appliance. However, you may run into issues if it contains a large battery, so it’s best to look into what battery type your electric shaver uses, as well as double-checking with the airline you’re flying before packing your shaver into luggage.

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About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.


Meet the Editorial Team


Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s electric shaver ratings:

  • 2022: Braun
  • 2021: Philips
  • 2020: Braun
  • 2019: Philips
  • 2017: Braun
  • 2016: Philips
  • 2015: Philips
  • 2014: Braun

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