I purchased this shaver, the Braun Series 390CC-3, about 5 months ago and have been using it daily or every other day, so I have accumulated some 'mileage' with this device. I follow the manufacturer's instructions meticulously with respect to cleaning the shaver and preparing, or not preparing, my face for shaving. The problem is that this shaver does only a poor job providing a quick 5-8 minute shave, and only a fair job for a longer shave of up to 10 minutes, the latter necessary to produce any approximation of a smooth shave. The quality of the shave is inversely related to the number of days growth being shaved and directly related to the the amount of time spent running the shaver over one's face. Today, I had two days growth and spent about 7 minutes shaving. As I run my hand over my face, I feel a number of rough patches. This result is consistent with my other shaving results. Also be aware that if you just run the shaving head under hot water to clean it, as directed by the instructions, your shaver will quickly develop an offensive odor. This is because the instructions specify shaving before cleaning your face. If you do purchase this shaver, you need to clean it with liquid soap, or be prepared for an unpleasant aroma. Also be aware that although this shaver is a cordless model, there is a noticeable increase in the speed of the motor when the shaver remains plugged in. Given it's poor performance, you are going to want to leave it plugged in to extract every ounce of the limited shaving ability this device has. I've had Braun products before that did a better job; this one fails to do so. Consequently, I am going to have to find a better electric shaver. I would not recommend this product.
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