Preparing the Braun Clean and Renew refill cartridge solution
Remove the cartridge from the Clean and Renew Station. Rinse thoroughly at least three times (Note that the liquid will only drain out of the smaller hole). Pour the contents of the One Refill Satchel into the isopropyl alcohol bottle. Label the mixed bottle.
While the performance of the Braun station is very good, the cost is higher compared to Panasonic and Philips Norelco. The cartridges are similarly priced, maybe a bit more expensive, but they don’t last as long. Depending on how often you use the station, one cartridge lasts between one and several months.
You cannot clean your razor without isopropyl alcohol (also called rubbing alcohol). This disinfectant liquid is available in any kind of drug store or supermarket. Rubbing alcohol is recommended to disinfect the shaver on a regular basis, as it helps to kill annoying microbes well.
The first option is to simply use a light mineral oil such as hair cutting oil; Basically, any highly refined mineral oil is excellent for lubricating the blades of an electric razor.
Braun is the only brand to use alcohol-based cleaning fluid that eliminates 99.999% of germs and bacteria in every cleaning process. To ensure that the refill cartridge that contains the liquid is most effective at cleaning, you will need to replace it about 4 to 6 times a year.
Braun officially recommends replacing the cleaning cartridge two months after opening and use (to ensure optimal hygiene). Personally, I’ve used the same cartridge for more than 5 months with no problems.
This is how it works:
Before you dispose of the used cartridge, be sure to close the openings with the lid of the new cartridge. You can then dispose of your used refill in the household waste because no separate disposal is required.
Almost every Braun shaver can be rinsed quickly and easily under hot running water. The cleaning effect can be improved by using a little commercial liquid soap. And another tip: In order to optimally care for your shaver, you should put a drop of oil on the blade shaft from time to time.
Before you dispose of the used cartridge, be sure to seal the openings with the cap of the new cartridge. You can then dispose of your used refill in the household waste, since it does not require separate disposal.
A wet shaving kit generally includes shaving cream to lather your face and either a single or multi-blade razor. If shaving with a wet face is something you can’t live without, many electric shavers like the Braun Series 9 Pro can be used with shaving foam and in the shower.
It’s okay to soak an entire razor in the alcohol, vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide solution. This eats away dried dirt around the handle and base of the blades, effectively cleaning everything.
No, you cannot use wd40 spray on your electric shaver. A can of wd40 spray contains petroleum base oil and hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbon is a water displacer that can deform the materials in your electric shaver.
You can clean your pocket knife blade and other metal components by rubbing alcohol with a damp cloth. However, this depends on blade type and construction materials. Alcohol can’t remove rust, but it can remove grease and dirt that builds up on the base or joints of a pocket knife.
For skin care before and after shaving the use of natural vegetable oils is recommended. Especially for skin prone to irritation from daily use of razor blades, dry skin, sensitive skin or very hard beard hair. Vegetable oils soften the beard hair and allow for a gentle shave with less irritation.
3. Next, use a pre-shave oil, allow this oil to penetrate deeply into the skin and apply liberally to the face. This acts as a lubricant between the skin and the electric shaver, reducing friction. This oil also helps hair follicles to flatten out, making them easier to shave and less risk of pulling.
The cleaning indicator lights up after each shave as a reminder that the shaver is in the Clean & charging station. Make sure the shaver is unplugged.