November 8, 2007

Review of the Braun Pulsonic - Cleaning

pulsonicSmall.jpgOK, so you've shaved with the Braun Pulsonic, and now you're ready to put it back into its base station. Stop and notice one thing. There aren't a ton of beard trimming all over your sink (or all over your shirt, as used to happen to me). That's because most of the trimmings end up inside the Pulsonic. Very cool engineering, but it means you need to clean the Pulsonic after each shave. That's what that gigantic base station is for.

Cleaning Cycles
When you put the Pulsonic back in its charging station, the LEDs on the front cycle around like between four options like some Vegas game. Where will the bouncing ball land? You've won an "eco" clean! Nice! That means my razor isn't that dirty and doesn't need to go through the full cleaning cycle. Yay! I'm a winner! The Pulsonic figures out which cleaning level is needed. I apparently have had some pretty clean shaves, cause I've only ever needed the "eco" clean. Hey, what can I say. I'm eco-friendly.

Two Models
The Braun Pulsonic comes in two models - the 9595 and the 9585. They are virtually identical with the one main difference that the 9585 does not have the fast cleaning ability of the 9595. The 9585 has one big white "clean" button on the front of the base. The 9595 has the big white "clean" button and a smaller blue "fast clean" button carved out of the white one. Quite frankly I haven't timed these to see how much faster "fast" is. I'm lazy. I just put the razor in the base station when I'm done and let it do it's thing. Which one is right for you? I don't know. They're about $30 difference. You won't make a wrong choice.

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Cleaning Solution
So here's the one drawback to the Pulsonic - you're going to need to buy cleaning solution. Currently a 3-pack refill of Braun CCR3 Syncro Shaver System Clean will run you $12.99 on Amazon. Not a huge deal, but definitely a recurring cost. That said, you can trail-blaze your own path and rinse the razor out yourself. The instruction book for the Pulsonic tells you that you can run the razor head under a running faucet to clean it out. Good tip when you're traveling and TSA stops you from bringing your cleaning solution on the plane.

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Posted by Russell Neufeld at November 8, 2007 8:44 AM
Recent Comments

braun should make a economic quart or gallon size container of cleaning solution to refill the cartridges. they're easy to clean and reuse.

until that happens i just clean mine and refill it with 40% diluted alcohol which is the ingredient on the box. haven't had any problems yet with my 8000 series in a couple years.
know how much money i have saved?


Posted by: dale at January 1, 2008 12:26 PM
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