Sonicare Xtreme e3000 Power Toothbrush Review

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The Sonicare Xtreme e3000 Power Toothbrush runs on two AA batteries and features a sonic cleaning action and a smartimer to signal when you've brushed for two minutes. Most users are disappointed with this electric toothbrush, pointing to a major flaw in its build: Users everywhere complain that the battery compartment is not waterproof and causes the toothbrush to stop working after several uses.

Philips Sonicare Xtreme e3000 Power Toothbrush reviews are full of grit. One consumer posting a review on Sears suggests passing on this model because it's poorly made and not a good example of sonic cleaning action. It doesn't fair much better at Target, where reviews indicate that water seepage into the battery compartment is a common problem that causes the cheap electric toothbrush to stop working. Some users like its cleaning ability, according to reviews on Epinions, but others report similar experience with the battery compartment.

The Philips Sonicare Xtreme e3000 Power Toothbrush (starting at $27, Amazon) uses sonic action (intense speed that energizes saliva, which in turn helps remove plaque) to clean your teeth. It runs on two AA batteries and features a smart timer to help keep you brushing for the recommended two minutes. Replacement brush heads for this model are pricey, running around $44 for four replacements.

Where to buy

amazon
$89.99
Kohl's
$39.99
Shopping.com

There are several issues with this cheap electric toothbrush that give us pause. First is the basic price, which pushes the limits of the Cheapism niche, and then the costly replacement heads. Second, we have concerns about the durability of the product given consumers' comments about water leaking into the battery compartment and the resulting malfunction.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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