Very good epilator with various accessories.
Braun Silk-épil 9
last modified: 21.04.2020, 17:04
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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.
The Braun Silk-épil 9 does not only score during epilation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|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|
|Attachments||Shaving head, peeling brushes, massage attachment, trimmer attachment, attachment for facial epilation|
|Volume 1 metre distance||66 dB max. level (2)|
|Quality impression||Very good|
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