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Electric Razors

Hey guys,

Are electric razors okay as carry-ons on European flights? I'm flying from Prague to Rome tomorrow and would like to not lose the razor...

Posted by
32244 posts

I usually leave my electric razor in my checked luggage, but you shouldn't have any trouble packing it in carry-on. I usually pack a Trac III (or whatever) blade razor in carry-on, and no one has ever said anything about it.

Posted by
15552 posts

No problem in carry on. I use a battery operated travel shaver and it never gets a second look.

What do they think you will do.....threaten to shave the pilot? "I want 1 million dollars or I'll trim his sideburns."

Posted by
5360 posts

You could sting the pilot's eyes with toothpaste.

Posted by
8206 posts

No problem on the razors. The problem is if you are going for very long and shave every day. You'll need a way to recharge the electric razor. I always carry a 110-220 voltage converter so it's no problem.

Posted by
19149 posts

Early on I used a "dual voltage" razor (110V/220/V) razor. Later I switched to a multi-voltage (100V-240V) rechargeable. I finally decided the 1 lb of the electric razor was more than I wanted to carry, so I started to carry a disposable razor. Now I just grow a beard and to H... with shaving.

Posted by
7653 posts

Alluded to, but not explained...is your razor corded only or rechargeable? In either case, is it dual voltage (or multi-voltage)? Point being, do you need a converter, or just an adapter to be able to use it. Look at the label, it should give an input voltage, either 110/120 or 110/240.

I do however agree, if a disposable or blade razor works, it reduces problems and weight considerably.

Posted by
15552 posts

If you want to shave with an electric but don't want to lug yours, how about a battery shaver?

If you are used to foil, this Panasonic is very good. I've been using this one for a few years now and it has become my daily shaver.

If you are used to rotary, this Norelco is also very good.

I've tried over ten different battery shavers and these are probably the two best of the bunch. It will take you a little longer to shave with these over a plug in shaver but think of the weight saved. And no worries about forgetting to recharge--just replace the batteries. Both take everyday AA batteries.

Posted by
2349 posts

My son took his shaver to do his own haircut. After smoke, a zap to the head, a blown fuse and a ruined shaver, he got a French haircut. Double check that it's dual voltage.

Posted by
10 posts

I completely agree with Frank II. If you rely on statistics, now the main manufacturers of the electric shaver market are Panasonic, Philips, and Broun. This can easily be checked by simply looking at a couple of reviews of the Top 5 type of electric razors, well, or something like that. For example, here's the first one I got to see - https://www.bestadvisers.co.uk/best-electric-razor Actually, as I said, there are a lot of such reviews but absolutely everyone will either have a panasonic or broun, or all at once. Everyone has both advantages and disadvantages. But without going into details, I will just say that choosing a suitable electric shaver is easy enough for any budget - as there are many manufacturers, competition continues between them, and consequently, the prices are completely different. You can easily choose a good, but a cheap model. As for me, so "classic" is not replaced, but I will not deny the convenience of modern razors.

Posted by
23428 posts

I used an electric razor about the size of a deck of cards that runs on 2 AA batteries. Lasts close to 30 days. AA batteries are always available. For Lee - it weights eight oz. The shave is not as good as my regular razor but good enough.