How To Clean An Electric Razor (5 Most Helpful Tips)

Electric razors are great. Typically presented in a compact package, electric razors provide more power, features, and versatility than what’s usually found with non-electric options. However, as great as these things are, cleaning them can sometimes be a challenge if you aren’t sure what you’re doing. As such, we’re here to teach you how to clean your electric razor.


Knowing how to clean an electric trimmer or razor is essential to your ownership of one, as proper cleaning techniques will allow it to perform as well as it can for a longer period of time. There are many different methods out there when it comes to how to go about this whole cleaning process, and understanding all of these can be quite difficult at times.

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As such, we decided to make things as easy to understand as possible.

We’ve taken everything we know about cleaning electric razors and complied all of that knowledge into this single how-to guide.

Here are 5 essential need-to-know tips for cleaning an electric razor.

1. Perform a Deep Clean at Least Once a Week

When it comes to cleaning electric razors, one of the most commonly asked questions is, “How often should I clean my razor?”. Some people seem to think that simply running their razor under the faucet once a month will get the job done, but this simply isn’t the case.


Once every week, you’ll need to enact a full-fledged clean of your razor.

We'll dive a bit deeper into exactly what you’ll need to do in order to achieve this, but for right now, hammer that once a week frequency into your brain.

2. Don’t Forget About Generally Cleaning Your Razor After Each Time You Shave

In addition to that deep clean once a week, you should also perform a general cleaning of the razor after each time that you shave.

Whenever you take that razor to your facial hair, it’s picking up skin cells, bacteria, and (of course) hair that you’re cutting off of your face. As such, your razor becomes quite disgusting each time you power that puppy on and put it to work.


Not only this, but a build-up of excess hair could also cause your motor to strain more than it needs to and burn out.

Properly cleaning your razor after each shave might sound like a hassle now, but it’s something you’ll be thankful you did as time goes on.


3. Preparing Your Razor For a Much-Needed Clean


When you’re ready to actually start cleaning your razor, you might not be entirely sure where to begin. We don’t blame you at all, and that’s why we’re here to help.

First thing’s first, you’ll want to ensure that the main switch of your razor is turned off and that it’s unplugged from your wall outlet. Any source of electricity that’s moving within the razor could result in injury at some point while you’re cleaning it, so be sure that everything is powered off before you go any further.


Once you’ve done this, take off the cutting head by removing it from its support. The exact manner in which you do this varies from razor to razor, so if you aren’t entirely sure how to do this, consult the owner’s manual that came with your razor when you first got it.

4. How To Clean an Electric Razor


I’ve seen a heap of people online asking how to clean their electric razors by using alcohol and even trying to find out where to buy a special electric razor cleaning solution.

To be perfectly honest with you, you don’t need either of those things. While they wouldn’t necessarily hurt your razor, they’re just unnecessary steps that you don’t need to take.

With that out of the way, here’s what you’ll do once you’ve got your razor prepped and ready to go.


First, take a brush to loosen up any hairs that have accumulated themselves at the head of your razor. Chances are a small brush came with your razor when you purchased it, and if you still know what you did with it, it will come in handy quite a bit here. If you can’t find this brush, you can just as easily use a small paintbrush.

Once you’ve got all of the hair out of the head, brush away any hairs that have collected on the frame of your razor as well.

At any point during this whole process, make sure that you aren’t banging the razor against your counter. This might technically remove hairs from your razor, but it’s also a great way to break your razor and cause serious damage to it.


With all of the hairs removed, dismantle any other parts from the razor that can be removed.

After this is done, use your small brush once again with hot water and liquid soap to clean every part that you’ve taken off. This is an area where you could use an electric razor cleaning solution, but don’t feel like you have to go out and buy it if you don’t already have some.

After you’ve scrubbed everything to ensure maximum cleanliness, rinse all of the parts off with hot water, dry them off, and then let everything air dry, and once everything has properly dried off, put your razor back together.


5. Don’t Get Overwhelmed

Those may seem like a lot of steps to follow, and even so, try not to let yourself get overwhelmed.

It’s alright to have a little difficulty your first time or two, but this is a process that anyone should be able to catch on to rather quickly.

Final Thoughts

There you have it! Now that you’ve made it to the end of this article, you know exactly how to clean an electric razor. Knowing just where to get started is something that a lot of guys struggle with, so here’s to hoping that this guide steered you in the right direction. Now stop reading, go find your razor, and whip that thing into shape so it’s the sharpest looking razor you ever did see!


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