Braun Silk-épil 9

Test 07/2019

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Test seal: Braun Silk-épil 9, Rating 9.6

last modified: 21.04.2020, 17:04

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All rating criteria details:

Epilation Result 40%
Handling 15%
Cleaning 15%
Accessory 15%
Battery Performance 15%
Tested by: Xenia



The Braun Silk-épil 9 performs very well when epilating and also scores with the accessories. Also the battery performance, cleaning and especially the LED lamp are convincing in the test.


  • Various attachments
  • Grips the hair precisely and quickly
  • Easy cleaning
  • Good LED lamp



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Very good epilator with various accessories.

The Braun Silk-épil 9 does not only score during epilation.


Braun epilator cleaning
The device is easy to clean because the epilation roller is accessible from all sides

The Braun epilator has an epilation surface of 33 mm. This is advertised more often as extra large. It is the second largest epilation surface in our comparison. The Braun Silk-épil 9 is well shaped and therefore allows good skin contact and is comfortable to hold. Switching between the steps is somewhat impractical with soapy hands, as the small wheel has to be turned. The different attachments are easy to change. Thanks to the waterproof workmanship, all parts can be cleaned quickly.

Epilation result

Braun epilator use
The Braun epilator adapts very well to the skin and has a very good LED light

Operation in dry condition is simple and effective. I am very satisfied with the epilation result, because even short and fine hair is removed and I rarely have to pass over a spot more often. Accordingly, the procedure is comparatively more painful than with the other epilators in the test. The deep massage attachment made epilation much more pleasant, as the stressed skin is massaged in the same pull. The LED light has a very good brightness or range and is very helpful for hair removal to better recognize the hair.


Braun-Epilator and the attachments
The Braun epilator comes with numerous attachments

The other attachments for epilation make the epilation much more pleasant. For example, the attachment for facial epilation allows you to cover smaller areas. Especially if you are epilating for the first time and therefore do not have so many hairs torn out at once, the attachment is helpful. Braun also supplies a shaving head with a trimmer. In addition, two peeling brushes with different thoroughness, which feels very pleasant and should help against ingrown hair. The deep massage attachment is also easy to put on and can also be used to apply a body lotion.


Epilator battery in test
The epilator of the Braun brand lasts 89 minutes without resistance during the battery test

The charging of the battery takes one hour. We charged the epilator for an hour after it was completely empty and then tested how many minutes it would take until it was completely discharged again. Without resistance and at the lowest level, the Silk-épil lasted 89 minutes. The manufacturer's specification of 40 minutes was confirmed in the test.


The epilator has good power and speed. With a maximum of 66 dB it is slightly more quiet than the others in comparison.


The instructions are easy to understand thanks to the many illustrations and are written in numerous languages.

We have evaluated almost 800 customer ratings on the Internet. In summary it can be said that about 80 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). About 15 percent of the users are partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 80% positive und 15% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Removes the hair very precisely / significant reduction of the hair
  • Legs remain smooth for a long time
  • Great and versatile accessories - very good and effective brushes
  • Hardly hurts
  • No red epilation spots, as the application is very gentle
  • Cleaning is very easy

The following points were noted negatively:

  • The device is not efficient and rather pulls out the hairs
  • When epilating wet, the hair is only torn off superficially
  • The battery does not last the specified 40 min
  • The hair grows in and the skin gets small pustules or is irritated
Manufacturer Braun
EAN 4210201180951
Width 6,5 cm
Height 13,5 cm
Depth 4 cm
Weight 195 g
Additional warranty 2 years
Manual language DE, EN, FR, ES, PT, IT, NL, DK, NO, SV, FI, PL, CZ, SL, SK, HU, HR, TR, RO, EL, BG, RU, UK, AR
Quality of instructions Very good
Battery life 40 min
Charging time 1 hour
Scope of delivery Basic device, deep massage attachment, peeling brush, gentle peeling brush, 2 hygiene caps, shaving head, trimmer attachment, high frequency massage attachment, attachment for optimal skin contact, attachment for facial epilation, storage bag, charging station, special cable, cleaning brush, instructions
Epilator head 33 mm
Suitable for Legs, face, bikini line, armpits
Speed levels 2
Dry shave
Wet shave
Attachments Shaving head, peeling brushes, massage attachment, trimmer attachment, attachment for facial epilation
LED light
Volume 1 metre distance 66 dB max. level (2)
Packaging Good
Quality impression Very good
Epilation Result
Battery Performance

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There are SO many Braun Epil 9 models (941e, 521, 890, 985, 880, 870, 720, etc.). I can't figure out the difference!
Hey, Maria! All models vary in their scope of delivery, design and functions, hence why they also differ in their price. The 9-versions usually offer a 40% wider epilation head for faster epilation, MicroGrip technology for shorter hair of 0.5 mm, active vibrations, a movable epilation head, a Wet&Dry function, battery-life of 40minutes, and Smart-Light. But only some of them have a SensoSmart Technology. The 9/985 set can be used up to 50 minutes and includes 7 attachments for peeling, massages, trimming, smoothing, and cleaning. The 9/941e has two speed controls and four attachments (2 peeling brushes, massage attachment, epilation attachment). The 9/890 comes with 7 extras, such as the Silk-épil 3-in-1 Trimmer next to attachments for face epilation, trimming, shaving and optimal skin contact. The 9/880 in rosé is delivered with 7 extras including an additional facial brush. The scope of delivery of the 9/870 includes a Venus razor by Gillette. The 9/720 offers 3 extras. The 9/521 with details in pink offers only two attachments.
Are the attachments or peeling brushes of the previous models compatible with this device?
All attachments of the Silk-épil 9 series are compatible with each other.
Can the epilator also be used when loading?
The device can only be used wirelessly. Charging takes about 1 hour and then the epilator can be used for up to 40 minutes.
What is the difference between this device and its previous model Silk-épil 9/990?
The device differs from the previous model in that it uses the newly introduced SensoSmart technology, which helps to keep epilation under optimum pressure, making it easier for the tweezers to grab and remove the hair. Other differences are in colour and accessories.
What is the difference in underwater use?
Using it under water is much more pleasant as the warmth of the water opens the pores and straightens the hair, making it easier to grab and remove. In addition, the body's own painkiller - endorphin - is released.
Are the hairs 100% gone after the first shave and can a smooth result be achieved?
At the beginning it is possible that stubbles become visible again shortly after epilation, because the growth cycle of the hair is still different at the beginning. Over time, however, the cycle will become similar, so that you will have a smooth feeling for longer.
How much time does epilating the legs take?
Approx. 10-15 min per leg.


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