A couple of years ago I won’t bother to check out on Remington shavers with personal bad experiences and so many frequent references to Remington’s decline in quality. So, what make me chance my mind? Well, they are now building a better shaver at a price that is 2-3 times cheaper than its competitors. Let me not go into the details of how they were once the pioneer of Electric Shaver and recently celebrated 75 years of shaving. But it’s worth to point out that they are not new in this business.
This Remington FR 730 model is pretty much the same linear shavers that we see with other companies like Phillips, Panasonic or Braun. It is not extraordinary or better than the best electric shavers on the market. Remington FR-730 is a decent shaver that is capable of giving a comfortable and clean shave and offered at much lower price than other similar shavers which make it desirable. It is absolutely a bargain if the replacement screen and cutter last for six months as they advertised for less than $30. That is a small price to pay for a great shave.
What I really like about this shaver is the ability to handle trouble areas exceptionally well, especially hairs that grow on my neck and under my chin. This is made possible with the Pivot and full-flex features that read the contours of the face very precisely. In fact the results are comparable to my favourite shaver – Braun Series 7 790cc. I am not giving up on Braun or something like that, but this Remington FR730 is very nice indeed at less than half the price of 790cc.
The side trimmer is also nicely done to get a close and accurate trim. It is not just an additional feature; you can actually make good use of it. If you had been messing with the high-end shaver side trimmer for long, this one beats them all for the price and what it can do.
Cleaning is very easy with Remington FR 730. Just pop off the cover from the shaver’s head and clean it under running water. No complication to detach and attach the cover unlike many other shavers out there. You won’t feel the need of automatic cleaning station which is expensive and even more expensive to maintain buying refills. If you prefer you can just brush out the stubble with the cleaning brush and rinse later.
This shaver doesn’t look expensive or sturdy like Panasonic shavers or Braun shavers. The body is mostly made of plastic along with non-slip rubberized grip. It has this look that it might break if I ever drop it accidentally. But maybe it is not so bad, or else they won’t offer 2 year warranty on the shaver.
Now, there are some people complaining of irritation and razor burns with this shaver. What I realized and seems to have solved the problem for others as well is to give this razor a light touch. To avoid irritation on sensitive areas do not press the shaver too hard against your skin. This is true for many other electric shavers and not just Remington.
It certainly looks like after some down-time Remington is back and rocking offering excellent electric razors at unbeatable price. But don’t expect this razor to be the best razor. In fact, it is not about the best razor with the best features that matters. It is rather about razor that meet your needs and give value for money. So, what you can expect from this Remington FR 730 is great shaves that is comfortable and close, with no nicks and cuts, all for a great price. Once you start using this shaver you are likely to think twice about ever buying top-end shavers again.