Table of contents:
- GIGA editors tip: Panasonic ER-GB80
- Bestseller hair clipper from Otto: Braun multifunction trimmer MGK7021
- High quality hair trimmer test winner: Panasonic ER-SC60
- Hair clipper bestseller at Amazon: Hatteker hair clipper
- Cutting hair yourself with a machine: think of accessories
Video: Hair Clipper Test 2020: Test Winner And Recommendations
2023 Author: Sheila Hailey | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:17
Fashionable hairstyles come and go - there will always be a pragmatic short haircut. Be it because it is simply practical (think athletes), because it is the best solution for thinning hair (think Bruce Willis) or because there is no hairdressing salon open (think about global pandemics).
The most important rule for hair clippers must be observed after purchase: Clean and maintain the device regularly. In particular, the comb attachment and the cutting unit with the cutting blades should be rinsed off after each use in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions (see e.g. Philips P.27 operating instructions). Usually a small brush is included, which helps to remove the hair residues after use. This keeps the hair clipper in good shape and can perform at its full potential for many years.
GIGA editors tip: Panasonic ER-GB80
Panasonic ER-GB80 3-in-1 trimmer for beard, hair & body
Now from € 77.00 at Otto Similar offer at Amazon Similar offer at Saturn Price can now be higher. Price from 2020-27-07 1:32 a.m.
Purchased in the wake of the Corona pandemic, used extensively and found to be good. The Panasonic ER-GB80is the GIGA editorial tip from the middle price segment. Although it costs half as much as professional devices at around 80 euros, it is equipped with some features from the upper class. The blades of the cutting unit have a 45-degree cut and also get through very well thanks to thick head and beard hair - without getting tangled. The device works somewhat quietly, lies securely in the hand - but is also comparatively large and heavy (176 g). The scope of delivery includes three attachment combs (for beard 1-10 mm, hair: 10-20 mm, body: approx. 1.5 mm) and a cleaning brush that is a bit too small. The length is set with a precise rotary control, the battery lasts for almost an hour. As with almost all hair trimmers, you often have to shake (or remove and empty) the comb when cutting long hair,because the tufts of hair are piling up here. The problem does not exist with already short hair and short cut lengths, here the cut hair pieces simply fall off when cutting.
Watch Panasonic ER-GB80 at Saturn
After cutting / shaving, the Panasonic ER-GB80 can be quickly cleaned under the tap - but it is advisable to take it apart and oil it each time. The case looks like brushed aluminum, but in reality it is only made of nasty plastic. However, this is absolutely fine for a model from the double-digit price range. We have not yet noticed a serious disadvantage, all in all it is a solid purchase.
Bestseller hair clipper from Otto: Braun multifunction trimmer MGK7021
Braun multifunction trimmer set MGK7021 10-in-1
Now from € 73.27 at Amazon Similar offer at Otto price can now be higher. Price from 27.07.2020 02:18 a.m.
The Braun multifunction trimmer MGK7021 is currently available from the Hamburg mail order company Otto for just under 80 euros. It is a complete "10-in-1 set" for beard and hair cutting: it includes 4 comb attachments, a nose hair attachment and a classic Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide razor. The set can usually be found at the top of Otto's top seller list, and the product is also currently available. A total of 309 customer reviews have already been submitted - the average rating is good and is 4.5 out of 5 stars.
“Trim the beard and shave it clean, cut my son's undercut, trim sideburns, etc. The results were absolutely perfect; No tugging, no hot running, no itching or burning and the parts are wonderful to clean,”is how a customer sums up her experience. However, you shouldn't expect professional quality like in a hairdressing salon in this price range: Individual users report that the cutting unit develops heat too quickly. The set Braun MGK7021 can also be found on Amazon, currently with an average rating of 4.4 stars. Overall, the reports are positive, and the extensive range of accessories is particularly praised. When cutting hair you should note: Do not press too hard, otherwise the attachment could slip for the distance.
High quality hair trimmer test winner: Panasonic ER-SC60
Panasonic premium hair trimmer ER-SC60
Now from € 134.99 at Amazon Similar offer at Mediamarkt Price can now be higher. Price from 17.06.2020 11:46 a.m.
Almost professional quality: According to the magazine "Home and Garden Test" (issue 05/2019, also available from Readly), the best hair trimmer with a total of 39 length settings is the Panasonic ER-SC60, which received the test grade "very good" (1st, 2) could secure. With a price of around 140 euros, the hair clipper is one of the more expensive representatives, but, according to the testers, it plays in a "different league" in terms of cut quality and operating noise, and can put cheaper rivals in the rear. The battery lasts for an hour and the device weighs 185 grams. The manufacturer's video shows that even sophisticated short hairstyles are no problem:
Panasonic ER-SC60: Instructions for crew cut with hair clipper (manufacturer video)
Customers also praise the Panasonic ER-SC60 on Amazon, which currently shines with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars (however, the ratings for the cheaper model ER-SC40 are counted here). "With the attachment, the machine glides through your hair and cuts very finely and above all without jerking or clogging," wrote one of the buyers. Individual reports deviate from this and state that it is quite often necessary to remove the hair from the attachment before continuing.
Hair clipper bestseller at Amazon: Hatteker hair clipper
Hatteker hair clipper
Now from € 43.99 at Amazon price can now be higher. Price from 27.07.2020 02:20 a.m.
Often to be found at the top of the list of Amazon bestsellers is the inexpensive "Hatteker hair clipper Profi" for around 50 euros. The hair clipper from Hatteker is rated extraordinarily well with 4.6 out of 5 stars and can score with its extensive equipment due to its moderate price. "The cutting result is clean, clogged and does not pinch," summarizes one of the buyers' experiences.
However, there is also criticism: So mains operation is not possible (only battery operation) and the operating noise is somewhat loud. In addition, the "Hatteker" brand appears to be a rather unknown Chinese manufacturer (Yiwu Kehan Electrical Appliances Co., Ltd.), Which specializes in direct Amazon sales. So it was not possible for us to find online operating instructions or information about spare parts - in these points it is better served by well-known brands such as Braun or Philips.
Cutting hair yourself with a machine: think of accessories
Rarely seen in bachelor households, but extremely useful: the hand mirror, also known as a cosmetic mirror. This allows you to check the course during the machine cut and afterwards whether you have really caught every hair:
Hand mirror for professional hairdressers
Now from € 13.49 at Amazon price can now be higher. Price from 27.07.2020 02:02 a.m.
After the haircut, the vacuum cleaner is used. In order to catch the coarsest during this time, a specially shaped hairdressing cape is recommended. It looks strange, but saves a lot of cleaning work:
Now from € 2.99 at Amazon price can now be higher. Price from 2020-26-07 11:43 pm Finally, two reading tips:
"Cutting hair yourself for men and children: simple instructions" and "Cutting hair yourself: This is how it works without a hairstyle breakdown" on Desired.
What are your experiences with electric hair clippers and homemade hairstyles? Does it have to be top-of-the-range device or is a model enough for bargain hunters? Write and your tips and assessment in the comments.
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