Philips Norelco 6948XL/41 Review

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With a battery that lasts up to 35 minutes after an 8-hour charge, this rotary shaver has an easy-clean collection chamber and includes a cleaning brush and pop-up trimmer. Use it cordless or plugged in for a gentle shave.

No worries if you forget to charge the Philips Norelco 6948XL/41 -- just plug in the cord that comes with this rotary model. Although some reviews claim that shaving while charging stresses the battery, others point out there's always juice for a shave. And a charge seems to last for a while. One Philips Norelco 6948XL/41 review at Amazon reports that the battery holds its own for at least a week, and a post at Walmart credits one charge with seven shaves.

As for the shave itself, users assert it handles daily growth without a hitch, and its three floating heads are gentle on the face. Philips Norelco 6948XL/41 reviews generally commend the blades' durability, saying yearly replacement, per manufacturer's instructions, is overkill. Men who bought replacement heads were ambivalent about the decision because the price of a new unit is only slightly higher.

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One downside, according to some posts, is the prohibition against washing the Philips Norelco 6948XL/41 (starting at $30, Amazon) under water. Frequent cleaning is necessary, though, because hair fragments can get trapped in the blades. Other reviewers insist that cleaning is no big deal -- open the top and empty out the collection chamber.

This model comes with a cleaning brush and includes an integrated pop-up trimmer for moustaches, sideburns, and the back of the neck. The shaver needs an 8-hour charge for about 35 minutes of run time.

The Philips Norelco 6948XL/41 stands out for its efficient flexibility. Corded or cordless, it's a versatile and cheap find.

Emily Lugg

Emily Lugg is a freelance writer and writing tutor in the Writing Center at Ohio Wesleyan University. Always looking for the best investment for her family at the cheapest price, Emily uses research and consumer reviews as her sharpest tools for the savviest shopping.

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