Electric razors are available in both foil or rotary cutting styles. A rotary electric razor has multiple blades that rotate to cut facial hair. A foil electric razor has one blade that moves from in a sideways motion. Both have advantages and disadvantages.
Set a price range because electric razors range from as little as $20 to hundreds of dollars. A cheaper brand name razor such as Braun will work just as well as an expensive shaver with extra features.
Determine if you want a foil or rotary shaver. Because hair tends to get caught in the blades of a rotary razor, men with loose skin or heavy beards typically have a better experience with foil shavers. Many rotary razors are flexible, making it easier to reach hair at difficult angles.
Consider how you want the razor to operate. A corded shaver means you'll be tethered to an electrical outlet when you shave. A rechargeable battery razor allows you to shave anywhere. Investigate charging options when choosing a razor. Some models offer a quick-charge option for shorter shaves. Also, compare how long the different models take to reach a full charge.
Buy a waterproof razor if you like to shave in the shower. Also, electric razors are available as wet, dry or both. Use a wet shaver with shaving gel. Some models work either with shaving gel or without.