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Braun Series 5 5190cc Review

braun series 5 5190cc Review

Braun Series 5 5190cc is an excellent choice for a reasonable price for those who prefer having the machine self-clean rather than cleaning it manually after each shave.

Overview of Braun Series 5 5190cc

  • Customer rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars (3,338 Ratings)

Our Rating:

  • Price: 4.3
  • Performance: 4.7
  • Ergonomic: 4.2
  • Battery Life: 4.6
  • Built Quality: 4.6
  • Easy to Clean: 4.8
  • Overall Rating: 4.5

Introduction of Braun Series 5 5190cc

You need to know that in Braun Series 5 line, Braun has divided the models into categories which the model name started with Series 50xx and 51xx. In the Series 5 50xx, there are three models available at the moment; they are 5018s, 5020s and 5050cs. For Series 5 51xx, there are also three models, which are 5140s, 5145s and 5190cc.

Generally speaking, Braun Series 5 50xx are much cheaper than Braun Series 5 51xx for the extra charging station, pop-up trimmer and better motor. So, in this article, I will review the Braun Series 5190cc specifically, and it will also cover both Braun Series 5 5140s and 5145s.

Comparison of Braun Series 5 5190cc, 5140s, 5145s

NameBraun Series 5 5140sBraun Series 5 5145sBraun Series 5 5190cc
 
Weight0.83 Lbs0.92 Lbs0.99 Lbs
Attachment– 1 Pop-up Precision Trimmer
– 1 Cleaning Brush
– 1 Blade Cover
– 1 Pop-up Precision Trimmer
– 1 Cleaning Brush
– 1 Travel Case1 Blade Cover
– 1 Pop-up Precision Trimmer
– 1 Cleaning Brush
– 1 Clean, Lubrication and Charge Station
– 1 Blade Cover
Blade MaterialStainless SteelTitaniumStainless Steel
PriceCheck PriceCheck PriceCheck Price
Braun Series 5 51xx Table

As you can see in the Braun Series 5 51xx table above, all three models are the same as using the same motor and design. The difference is the additional travel case, charging station and price. I will review Braun Series 5 5190cc in the below section.

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Braun Series 5 5190cc Review

Braun Series 5 5190cc

PROS

  • Excellent close shave
  • Quick shaving time
  • Excellent battery life
  • Powerful motor
  • Minimal skin irritation
  • Self-cleaning function
  • Very ergonomic
  • The shaver non-slip grip makes it easy to hold
  • Waterproof
  • Shave wet or dry

CONS

  • The cleaning station is bulky
  • Can be quite loud during shaving
  • Quite heavy
  • You can only use it cordlessly
  • Less ergonomic due to weight
  • Trimmer is a bit small

Braun Series 5 5190cc is the most expensive Braun Series 5 lineup and comes with a Clean and Charge station. Other models do not feature a Clean and Charge station and need to be cleaned manually by running it under hot water after every use. All shaver models come with a 2-year warranty and a 60-day money-back guarantee.

Braun Series 5 5190cc

Braun Series 5 5190cc Features

1. Shaver Head and Blades

The foil shaver and blades for this shaver are very different from regular rotary shavers as they feature SensoFoil blades. The design is a bit unique, which has 2 SensoFoil Blades and sandwich a trimmer in between. If you compare the blades with Braun Series 5 5018s, you can see the design and mechanism of the blades are the same. Thus, you can use the exact shaver head replacement Braun Series 5 53B, which you can purchase online.

Braun Series 5 5190cc

Refer to the image above, the blades at the top and bottom are called the SensoFoil blades that contain 899 apertures capable of shaving at an outstanding 0.058 mm. It is as close shave as a classic razor blade can do, and it also saves you a ton of time every day. In the middle, you can see a different type of blade called the ActiLift Trimmer. The primary function of the trimmer is to capture and shave flat-lying hair and hair that grows in different directions. With this shaver head, you can achieve a very close shave and less skipped hair while shaving.

2. Flexible Shaver Head

The shaver head is flexible and can be directed in 8 directions to make sure constant skin contact and even shaving. Our face contour makes it difficult for you to get even shaving and avoid unshaved hard-reach-area such as below the neck and jawline. A flexible head will become handy to make sure that you can shave evenly and adequately without pulling and skin irritation even at hard-reach-area. The blades are also designed with a spring-loaded mechanism which helps to stay on the skin at all times while shaving. Spring-loaded blades will follow your face contours and shave evenly.

How to Use MultiHeadLock

  1. Slide the MultiHeadLock switch (3) down to lock the shaver head and shave hard-to-reach regions (e.g. under the nose). There are five places in which you can lock the shaver head.
  2. Move the shaver head back and forth with your thumb and forefinger to alter the position. It will go to the next spot on its own.
  3. It would help if you released the headlock in the Clean & Charge Station for automatic cleaning.

3. Pop-up Precision Trimmer

Unlike Braun Series 5 5018s, this model features a pop-up trimmer at the back of the shaver’s handle. Refer to the image below on how to pop up the precision trimmer.

As you can see in the image above, it is pretty straightforward to engage the pop-up precision trimmer. You need to push the button at the back and slide the precision trimmer. The trimmer has received quite a few complaints on how small it is compared to the trimmer on the previous Series 5 shaver.

Generally speaking, the trimmer is 60% smaller than the previous model, and it takes a lot more time to trim the sideburns and mustache as not being as wide. One more issue users would like Braun to improve is the length or extension of the trimmer. It is currently too short, making it difficult to see the trimming area.

When trimming a mustache, the view is blocked by the whole shaver body while looking at the mirror. If it is extended a bit more, you can see the mustache area clearer with only the trimmer on it so you can trim confidently and safer.

4. 100% Waterproof

Braun Series 5 5190cc is entirely waterproof, so you may use it for a dry shave, shaving with gel or foam, or even shaving in the shower. You can clean it manually if you want after every use by following the steps below:

1. To clean it effectively, you’ll need some soap and hot water.

2. Turn it on.

3. Rinse the shaver head well with hot water until all soap has been removed.

4. Remove the shaver blades and set them aside to dry.

5. Please do not wipe off the water with a paper towel or cloth since the water can get between the blades and dull them.

This shaver is 100% waterproof up to 5m of water, so there is no issue if you want to use the shaver while showering. Some of us prefer to shave while shaving to save time, so Braun Series 5 5190cc is the perfect choice for that.

5. Long Last Battery

Braun Series 5 5190cc is equipped with a high-performance and high-capacity battery that can last up to 50 minutes with 1 hour of charging. Ordinary people spend at least 5 minutes shaving daily, and with this model, you can use it for at least ten days before you need to recharge.

Be noted that you cannot turn ON this shaver if it is connected to the charger. It is only can be operated cordlessly as a safety feature.

Braun Series 5 5190cc battery

The battery LED display consisted of three bars to indicate the battery status and one need charging icon at the bottom.

  • 3 bars – battery is full
  • 2 bars – battery is halfway empty
  • 1 bar – battery is low
  • Charging icon lights up – Need charging; battery is empty.

6. Clean and Charge Station

You can clean, charge, lubricate, sterilize, dry and store your Braun Series 5 5190cc automatically with this Clean and Charge Station. Look at what the system is about below image.

The cleaning station comes with an exchangeable cleaning cartridge that you can purchase on Amazon. You can either buy a 3-pack or 4-pack cartridge for the cleaning solution here.

Braun Series 5 5190cc cleaning and charging station
How to Operate Cleaning and Charging Station for Braun Series 5 5190cc

Installing the Cleaning and Charge Station Cartridge for the First Time

  1. Remove the Clean and Charge Station display’s protective foil.
  2. To lift the housing, press the lift button on the Clean and Charge Station backside.
  3. Place the cleaning cartridge on a stable, flat surface (e.g. table).
  4. Remove the top of the cartridge with care.
  5. Slide the cartridge into the station’s base from the backside until it snaps into place.
  6. Close the housing slowly and firmly until it latches.
  7. Connect the station power socket to an electrical outlet with the required given cord.

Using Clean and Charge Station Correctly

  1. Place the shaver in the Clean and Charge Station upside down, front-facing out, and unlock the headlock.
  2. Place the shaver at the proper spot. A beep indicates that the shaver is seated correctly in the Clean and Charge Station.
  3. The Clean and Charge Station assesses the state of hygiene. The cleaning program indications in the C&C display show the current state.
  4. When the shaver is inserted correctly, charging will begin immediately.
  5. By pressing the start button, the cleaning process will begin.
  6. The cleaning procedure takes around 3 minutes, the indicator blinks, and the drying process takes many hours.
  7. All signs turn off after the cleaning and charging cycle is completed.

The cleaning cartridge can last for a maximum of 4 weeks if used daily. The level indicator will blink red when the time has come to replace the cartridge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to charge it without the charging station by simply plugging in the cord?

You may charge without the cumbersome charging station by connecting the cord straight to the shaver.

Is it possible to charge the battery without cleaning it?

Yes. Place the razor in the charging base but do not activate the cleaning switch.

Is there a cleaning cartridge included, or do I have to buy one separately?

Yes, one cleaning cartridge is included, along with instructions on how to use it.

Does it have a travel lock function?

Yes, it does. Hold the Power button for 3 seconds to activate the travel lock on your Braun Series 5 5190cc. To unlock, repeat the process.

Is there an indicator on this razor that tells you when it’s time to replace the razor head?

Unlike the Braun Series 5 5018s, there is no foil shaver replacement indicator on display. It is recommended to change the shaver head around 12 to 18 months after purchase.

Is this a wet and dry model that includes a cleaning station?

Yes, it is. The model name is Braun Series 5 5190cc

Is it possible to use this product with merely an adaptor in a UK-style outlet (220V), or does it require a converter?

The Shavers will adjust to voltages ranging from 100 to 240V automatically.

What is the suitable shaver head replacement for Braun Series 5 5190cc?

It is the Braun Series 5 53B shaver head, which you can purchase on Amazon.

Is it possible to purchase beard trimmer attachments for this model?

No, beard trimming attachments are not compatible with this model.

Where can I view the manual for Braun Series 5 5190cc?

You can read or download the manual for Braun Series 5 5190cc here.

My Final Word

Please double-check which model you are purchasing, as it can be a bit confusing. There are Braun Series 5 5140s, 5145s and 5190cc in the same category. The only one included with the charging and cleaning station is the Braun Series 5 5190cc, and the others are not. Braun Series 5 5190cc is an excellent choice for a reasonable price for those who prefer having the machine self-clean rather than cleaning it manually after each shave.

Just be reminded, the Cleaning and Charging Station require you to refill or change the cleaning solution cartridge, which cost around $5 per cartridge and will last about eight weeks. Overall, Braun Series 5 5190cc is an excellent shaver with a great battery, outstanding close shaving performance and, of course, comes with the convenient Clean and Charging Station.

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