Andis Profoil Lithium Plus Titanium Foil Shaver Review

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Our Rating: 8.5/10

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Review Summary

The Andis ProFoil Lithium Plus Titanium Foil Shaver is an upgrade to the hugely successful Andis ProFoil Lithium Titanium Foil Shaver.

Despite the ridiculously long title, it’s actually an excellent foil shaver that can be used to shave your neck, face, and head.

For the professionals among you, this is also described as a ‘finisher’ – i.e. for finishing fades and tidying up fine hairs around the back of the neck, etc.

This newer model has a longer run time, has a neat charging stand, and now has a slightly faster-running motor – so more hair is cut in less time.

Pros

  • Handy charging stand
  • Lithium-ion battery – 80 mins run time
  • Can be used cordless or with cord charger attached
  • Hypo-allergenic foil
  • Lightweight
  • Universal power adapters for international use

Cons

  • No storage case
  • Dry clean only – not waterproof or rinseable under running water

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Andis Profoil Vs Profoil Plus

First of all, what’s the difference between this model and the original?

The newer ‘Plus’ model of the Andis ProFoil Shaver gives you the following upgrades:

  • Charging stand
  • Black rubber grip
  • Running light that is green when on and turns red when it needs charging
  • Different color – gray and black

Same size, weight, battery, cutting blades/foil protector, and run time.

However, just having a neat charging stand to store it in, is worth the extra few bucks in my opinion.

I don’t know why they need to keep selling the older version.

Why not just discontinue it and sell the newer version? The parts are all interchangeable.

Features

Staggered Shaving Head

The Profoil Plus has 2 foil-covered shaving blades that sit at a 30-degree angle, making it easier to shave around the ears.

Hypoallergenic Foil

The gold titanium foil that protects the skin from the cutting blades is hypoallergenic, meaning less irritation on the skin.

This feature is great if you have sensitive skin.

Rotary Motor

The rotary motor inside this shaver runs at 9,400 rpm and is strong enough to cut through a day or 2-day old stubble.

Trying to cut hair any longer and you might find it snagging and pulling the hair.

It’s also more than strong enough to keep your bald or near bald look as tight as short as possible.

Not as powerful as the Wahl Balding Clipper, but good enough if you keep on top of it.

Lithium-ion Battery

As far as batteries are concerned, lithium-ion is the most powerful, and widely used in cordless shavers, clippers and trimmers.

It will power the ProFoil Lithium Plus for around 80 minutes – which is a lot longer than the average electric shaver.

Even the best electric shavers can’t match that run time.

Specifications

  • Weight: 3.2 ounces (150 grams)
  • 4.6 inches long (12.1 cm)

What Is In The Box?

complete contents of andis profoil plus shaver

Unpacking the box you’ll find the following:

  • Profoil Lithium Plus Titanium Foil Shaver
  • Cleaning brush
  • Foil guard/protector
  • Charging stand and cable
  • Individual power adapters for US, UK, Europe, Australia and Argentina
  • Use and care instruction booklet

Accessories

Replacement Blade

Unlike the high-end electric shavers, a replacement blade for the Profoil Plus won’t cost you too much.

Storage/Travel Case

Although the Andis Profoil Plus has its own charging stand, it’s always good to have a case to keep all the ‘bits’ in.

Also ideal when you’re traveling.

For the price of this case, it’s a worthwhile investment.

Pre-Shave Powder Stick

The Remington Face Saver, Pre-Shave Powder Stick does a great job at preventing skin irritation and rashes.

I didn’t even know this pre-shave powder existed until recently!

It definitely gives you an easier shave – almost silky-like!

Use it sparingly as it tends to go all over the shop.

Top Tip: If you have sensitive skin or an African-American, apply Witch-Hazel after shaving.

Video

Here’s a great video explaining the features and differences between the Profoil and the Profoil Plus..

Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Handy charging stand
  • Lithium-ion battery – 80 mins run time
  • Can be used cordless or with cord charger attached
  • Hypo-allergenic foil
  • Lightweight
  • Universal power adapters for international use

Cons

  • No storage case
  • Dry clean only – not waterproof or rinseable under running water

Andis Finishing Combo Trimmer + Shaver

Andis ProFoil Vs Wahl Finale

Wahl has a similar version of the ProFoil – called the Wahl Finale.

It looks and sounds the same, but the Andis just has the edge.

The video below explains the differences perfectly..

FAQs

Q. Can you use shaving lotion with it?

A. Not recommended as it’s dry shave only. Don’t use shaving cream either. You should try a pre-shave talc which is ideal for anyone with sensitive skin.

Q. How close is the shave? I need it to be smooth?

A. The Babyliss Pro Double Foil shaver will give you a clean, smooth shave. You’ll never get as close as a blade, but it’s not far off.

Note: if the hair is too long (over 2-day facial hair growth), you will need to trim it first, then use the shaver to shave extra close.

Q. Can I use it to shave body hair?

A. I personally wouldn’t unless your body hair is already very short. Long hairs will get caught in the cutting head and cause snagging, plus additional wear and tear to the unit.

Q. I have very sensitive skin. Does this shaver cause irritation?

A. As long as you don’t press too hard against your skin, it is a great irritation-free shaver.

Q. Can I use this to shave my head?

A. Yes. Although the shape and angle of the cutting head are more suited to the face and neck areas, they can be used for shaving your head.

You may also want to check out the impressive Wahl Balding Clipper.

Q. What’s the difference between a single foil shaver and a double foil shaver?

A. Without sounding too obvious, the double foil has 2 cutting areas, so more hair can be cut in a shorter time.

Q. Can the shaver be used on a 220v system?

A. Yes. Can be used for 110v or 220v. Basically, anywhere in the world.

Alternative Double Foil Shaver’s

If you’re in the market for a ‘finishing tool’, you should also consider the excellent BabylissPro Metal Double Foil Shaver.

Babyliss produces some classy grooming tools, and their double foil shaver is an absolute belter!

This shaver oozes quality in looks and performance.

Read my review of the BabylissPro Metal Double Foil Shaver.

Final Thoughts

andis profoil double foil shaver

If you already own the original Andis ProFoil Shaver, I wouldn’t bother upgrading to the PLUS model.

However, if you don’t already own one and you’re thinking of buying this shaver, definitely go for the PLUS.

The charging stand alone is worth the slight increase in cost.

I especially like the long, 80 minutes run time and sharp blades, protected by the gold titanium, hypoallergenic foil.

Used extensively by barbers and professionals in the hair industry, it is also a great investment for home use.

Overall it’s a very good, lightweight shaver that is ideal for stubble, finishing fades, and tidying up fine hairs around the neck and ears – even in and on the ears!

Also good for trimming bald heads.

You won’t be disappointed with this shaver.

I use it often for tidying up my neckline and keeping a sharp appearance in between hair cuts.

If you want an electric shaver to shave your face and neck, or head, on a daily basis, I would go for a more powerful and dedicated shaver such as the Braun 7 Series or Braun 9 Series, or the Panasonic Arc5.

I hope you liked my review of the Andis ProFoil Lithium Plus Titanium Foil Shaver #17200.

Please let me know what you think below.

Peter

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