Stiftung Warentest regularly inspects electric toothbrushes. In December 2019, testers examined a total of eleven current models and reviewed them for their effective tooth cleaning, handling and durability. We present test results and best models.
A total of eleven electric toothbrushes, sonic toothbrushes and oscillating rotating brushes, priced up to € 100, have been tested. The result of cheap electric toothbrushes is quite positive. Nine models were rated “good” and two rated “satisfactory”.
Test Electric Toothbrushes: Big Price Differences
Even with good cheap models under € 100, price differences in terms of service volume are large. "Good" toothbrushes presented in the current "test" edition range in price from eight to 100 euros. However, the particularly affordable Nevadent from Lidl was an action product and is not currently available.
The best electric toothbrushes in the current test
As in the previous tests, Braun Oral-B toothbrushes again scored well. The winner is the Brown Oral-B Pro 900 Sensi ultra thin. She received a Good (1,9) test grade. At a price of just under € 100, it is also one of the more expensive brushes tested. Cheaper, but with an overall rating of "good (2.1)", only slightly worse is DM's Dontodent Active-Extractor toothbrush. It only costs around 16 euros, but it's not as comfortable to use as the more expensive Brown model,
Winner: Braun Oral-B Pro 900 Sensi Ultra Thin
The Braun Oral-B Pro 900 Sensi ultra-thin electric toothbrush beats the competition in the current test and is the winner of the test. The timer notifies you of use every 30 seconds, so you change the cleaning area and the correct cleaning time of a total of two minutes. Three different programs help with dental care.
- "Good (1,9)" test grade
- oscillating-rotating, pulsating
- 3 cleaning methods: Daily cleaning, delicate and lightening
- Scope of delivery: 1 manual holder with charging station, 2 brush heads (Sensi UltraThin and 3DWhite)
Best Tested Sonic Toothbrush: Silk & # 39; n SonicSmile
SonicSmile from Silk & # 39; received a & quot; test & quot; The timer notifies you of use every 30 seconds, so you change the cleaning area. Particularly appropriate: the brush can be filled with the supplied USB cable. This makes them an ideal travel companion. Five different programs help with optimal dental care.
- "Good (2.1)" test grade
- Vibration (noise)
- 5 Cleaning Methods: White, Clean, Poland, Massage, Study
- Delivery includes: sound toothbrush, 2 replacement brushes, induction station with USB charging cable and USB adapter plug,
Cheaper alternative: Braun Oral-B Pro 2 2000N
The Brown Oral-B Pro 2 2000N received a Good (2.2) Quality Score from a tester. In terms of price, this model is cheaper than the winner of the test, and has visual pressure monitoring, which protects the gums from injury. The Pro 2 2000N has two cleaning programs, a time interval and a signal when the cleaning time is up.
- "Good (2.2)" test grade
- oscillating-rotating, pulsating
- 2 cleaning methods: Daily cleaning, delicate
- Supply range: 1 hand carrier with charging station, 1 brush accessory
Rotating or vibrating toothbrushes – what better to clean?
Spirits often decide which electric toothbrush is better for clean teeth and nurtured gums – agile or vibrating. In any case, the Stiftung Warentest examiners could not find a clear advantage of one or the other type of brush movement. So the rule is: the kind of brush you feel most comfortable with.
Battery in continuous operation
How long does an electric toothbrush with a fully charged battery last until it is recharged? And how long does the battery last, before the power of the battery is reduced and the brush must be replaced, since fixed batteries cannot be replaced? Stiftung Warentest also addressed these issues.
Once fully charged, the batteries of the electric brushes last different times. While the winner of the Oral-B tests lasts only 45 minutes, Grundig's model lasts 112 minutes. Silk SonicSmile lasts 107 minutes.
Three battery-powered toothbrushes were also checked to see how many batteries are still being charged after a simulated three years of use and whether the results can be compared to the new condition. Result: If the battery handles well and the toothbrush is not stored above 25 degrees Celsius, loss after three years is minimal.
By the way: If the toothbrush needs to be replaced, it does not fall into household waste due to the battery. Old appliances are accepted in collection boxes at supermarkets and electronics stores or at hazardous waste collection points.
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