Cheap way to refill Braun Shaver Clean/Renew system

Here in France I just stumbled across Alcool Menager. As far as I can tell this is Denatured Ethanol, possibly with a bit of Isopropanol with some nice Citrus fragrance.

Anyone with a Braun Shaver that has a self cleaning system, will probably recognize the similarities of that description.

It is basically identical to the solution in the refills.

Those refills are expensive. About 16€ for 3 or about 5€/refill. While 1 liter of Alcool Menage is about 4€. It should get you about 4-5 refills so about 1€/refil.

Not a bad saving, considering I go thru with light use about 1/month.

The only tricky bit is rinsing all the crap out of the old used refill. But I found that a few goes under the tap did the job well enough.

Always happy to save a few $$ .


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5 responses to “Cheap way to refill Braun Shaver Clean/Renew system”

  1. me says :

    awesome ! i was looking for this

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  3. Al Winston says :

    Yup. Been doing this for years. Take the cartridge out, thoroughly rise out with water in the sink several time, refill near to the brim with rubbing alcohol, reinsert and wait about 15 sec and voila, it’s renewed. Just like Logan’s Run. Once the filters get really gunked (you can tell because the sheet of filter ‘paper’ inside gets more opaque), then I replace it. Each cartridge will last over a year.

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