Cleaning Electric Razors

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated September 19, 2016)

Chances are pretty good that you have at least one electric razor (or shaver as they are also known) in your home. If you do, then you know exactly how important it is to keep your electric razor clean. Cleaning your electric razor periodically is a vital and often overlooked part of home appliance maintenance. These types of razors don't work as efficiently, and can actually hurt you if they are not cleaned every once in a while. Here's how you do it.

Materials:

  • Old soft bristled toothbrush
  • Shaver lubricant
  • Electric razor cleaner
  • Electrical contact cleaner

Procedure:

  1. Unplug. Before you even begin cleaning your shaver, you need to make sure that it does not have an active electrical current. Remember that electricity and water do not mix, so remove any batteries or unplug the cord from the wall.
  2. Inspect. Take a look at your shaver. Make sure that there are no cracks in the case, that the head screen is in good condition, and that any gaskets or seals are in good condition.
  3. Disassemble. Remove the shaver head screen and begin removing any debris that may be inside there. Be careful, though, that you don't remove anything that may be needed for proper operation. There are some fairly small and delicate pieces of mechanical equipment under that screen, so lightly tap the head to knock the loose debris out.
  4. Clean. Drop the screen into a small bowl of electric razor cleaner or some warm soapy water. Either will work, and while you can get the electric razor cleaner at the same place you purchased your razor, the warm soapy water is a lot less expensive. While the screen is soaking, either use the small brush that came with your razor or an old soft-bristled toothbrush and lightly brush out the debris. When you have finished that, take some time to look over the electrical connections for any corrosion. If there is any corrosion, then you need to spray a little electrical contact cleaner and scrub clean. Remove the screen from the cleaning solution and dry. While the screen is drying, scrub any remaining debris away with your brush and inspect again for any damage to the screen.
  5. Reassemble. Once everything is clean, reassemble your shaver. Do this in the reverse manner that you disassembled it.
  6. Lubricate. After reassembly, spray a little lubricant on the razor screen. This helps to reduce friction between the blades and the screen, which in turn will provide you with a better shave and reduce razor burn. Before you shave in the future, take some time to lubricate your shaver.
  7. Test. Finally, there is only one thing to do is test the razor. Simply turn it on and make sure it works properly. If it turns on, then go ahead and shave.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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