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Philips Sonicare EasyClean Electric Toothbrush HX6511/50 £34.99 Amazon
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Philips Sonicare EasyClean Electric Toothbrush HX6511/50 £34.99 Amazon

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Posted 11th Jul
Amazon deal of the day on this Philips electric toothbrush. Seems like a great price.
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This is very much a normal price for this toothbrush.

Worth noting that the quality of the "basic" sonicare brushes has dropped considerably. I have had two replaced by Philips because they failed to charge and one other replaced because the rattle inside got so bad it stopped working. The one I have now is showing the same rattling issue so I'm not hopefull.

Philips customer service is good for the two year warranty but I'd rather the thing just worked. Once I've used up my stock of heads I'm moving to the cheap Chinese versions that get good reviews.
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90 quid RRP????

Nah, it's never been that high. It's a bit lower than average 40 quid, but not a bargain in my book.
spoon_200011/07/2019 09:49

This is very much a normal price for this toothbrush. Worth noting that …This is very much a normal price for this toothbrush. Worth noting that the quality of the "basic" sonicare brushes has dropped considerably. I have had two replaced by Philips because they failed to charge and one other replaced because the rattle inside got so bad it stopped working. The one I have now is showing the same rattling issue so I'm not hopefull.Philips customer service is good for the two year warranty but I'd rather the thing just worked. Once I've used up my stock of heads I'm moving to the cheap Chinese versions that get good reviews.


Completely agree. I've not had a single sonicare toothbrush that has lasted more than 27 months, and some recent ones have lasted just 9 months. I now seal the head area with silicone sealant to make them a bit more water resistant, but it does not stop the rattle developing.

I tried switching to Braun but found that just too rough.

Which chinese models are you considering, I was not aware these were a thing?
gwapenut11/07/2019 10:04

Completely agree. I've not had a single sonicare toothbrush that has …Completely agree. I've not had a single sonicare toothbrush that has lasted more than 27 months, and some recent ones have lasted just 9 months. I now seal the head area with silicone sealant to make them a bit more water resistant, but it does not stop the rattle developing.I tried switching to Braun but found that just too rough.Which chinese models are you considering, I was not aware these were a thing?


I'm thinking this one
amazon.co.uk/Too…1_8

With the £3 voucher on the page its £19.99.

Worth a punt I think, I like the USB charging.
I'm not sure, you know. First review I check, from a top-500 reviewer which initially I thought would be one of these less than impartial reviews: "build quality seemed fine and I was really happy with the purchase unfortunately about 6 months off usage the toothbrush doesn't work any more".

Personally I'm more inclined to go down the route of sourcing some spare seals, and taking it apart/resealing every time it starts rattling out of guarantee.
gwapenut11/07/2019 10:30

I'm not sure, you know. First review I check, from a top-500 reviewer …I'm not sure, you know. First review I check, from a top-500 reviewer which initially I thought would be one of these less than impartial reviews: "build quality seemed fine and I was really happy with the purchase unfortunately about 6 months off usage the toothbrush doesn't work any more".Personally I'm more inclined to go down the route of sourcing some spare seals, and taking it apart/resealing every time it starts rattling out of guarantee.


I've got a Colgate omron and it's been great, can be had for a tenner as well
gwapenut11/07/2019 10:04

I now seal the head area with silicone sealant to make them a bit more …I now seal the head area with silicone sealant to make them a bit more water resistant, but it does not stop the rattle developing.I tried switching to Braun but found that just too rough.


Not sure if silicone sealant is a good idea!

I've been using Sonic Toothbrushes since the Ultrasonex days (back when they were NiCad batteries then changed to NiMH!) and it was always advised to use a slick of vaseline on the metal prong to create a better seal.

The point of failure for me with Sonicare has usually been the power button (when it fails the brush becomes "haunted" and starts turning itself on and off - usually in the middle of the night for extra spookiness - nearly had a heart attack when it first happened!).

As for Chinese models - I actually bought two Chinese knockoffs for £2 each (!) from Amazon Warehouse I've not got round to using, but the Fairywill one is supposedly good.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 11th Jul
Maybe I've been lucky but I've had this model for 5 years and still works great, I'm surprised how long the battery lasts still as well, at least 2 weeks.
spoon_200011/07/2019 09:49

This is very much a normal price for this toothbrush. Worth noting that …This is very much a normal price for this toothbrush. Worth noting that the quality of the "basic" sonicare brushes has dropped considerably. I have had two replaced by Philips because they failed to charge and one other replaced because the rattle inside got so bad it stopped working. The one I have now is showing the same rattling issue so I'm not hopefull.Philips customer service is good for the two year warranty but I'd rather the thing just worked. Once I've used up my stock of heads I'm moving to the cheap Chinese versions that get good reviews.


It's not just the basic ones that are dodgy. I've got one of the fancy Bluetooth ones and that one has suddenly started buzzing while on charge. Seems to be a common issue. A reset provides a short respite (and why on earth have toothbrushes become so complicated that they need resetting?) but then it comes back shortly afterwards. This one is <24 months old so I think Philips will replace it, but still... It replaced a previous one which had the rattle of death.
Agree, I'd never spend more than the minimum on these poor quality toothbrushes.

This time, I'm going to try and fix the snakey rattle of death this way. May not work, but worth a punt at less than a fiver a year:-
ebay.co.uk/itm…883
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