Phillips Sonicare HX6511/50 £29.99 @ Amazon
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Phillips Sonicare HX6511/50 £29.99 @ Amazon

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Found 12th Jan
One of the best selling electric toothbrushes on Amazon.
Was around £40 the other day, now at £29.99 close to it's lowest price of £27.99 (according to camelcamelcamel).

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excellent value!

how much are the replacement heads for this ?

I got this in ASDA a while ago for £12 and loads of replacement heads for £5each (packs of two) so sorted for a year!! Obviously I got lucky with them finding random stock or what not they had to get rid of but really like it and still good value at this price as usually £40ish.

Only issue I've had is due to my laziness of washing it every time used rather than simply rinsing and sitting it back down it's become all stained due to the use of whitening toothpastes. Parts of it look bleached and rest looks dirty so would advise giving it a clean after use and not just rinsing it quickly!

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hellofriday

how much are the replacement heads for this ?


Less than £1 each if you opt for something like: amazon.co.uk/dp/…357

These are so much better than the Oral-B toothbrushes. Can go for weeks between charges, so thats very useful if you don't have a shaver socket in your bathroom (like me). Also, they run at full power every use until the charging indicator comes on.

I bought one of these as a replacement for a much more expensive Sonicare model and quickly realised that I didn't need all the bells & whistles they add to bump up the price. This does exactly the same job & the charge lasts longer too.

I use these brush heads
oraxdent.com/en/…=56
which are not only much cheaper but last twice as long as the Sonicare originals

indianajon

I bought one of these as a replacement for a much more expensive Sonicare … I bought one of these as a replacement for a much more expensive Sonicare model and quickly realised that I didn't need all the bells & whistles they add to bump up the price. This does exactly the same job & the charge lasts longer too. I use these brush heads http://oraxdent.com/en/electric_toothbrush_replacement_heads/philips?product_id=56which are not only much cheaper but last twice as long as the Sonicare originals



​Yeah that's the only downside with these Sonicares, the head that came with mine needs replacing after just 6 weeks! will grab some of those you linked cheers

Great deal. Had mine 3 years. Still good as new. Fantastic at £30. Battery lasts 2-3 weeks and heads last 4 months.

How does the performance of these compare to the more usual rotating head ones? Any owners here able to comment/compare?

Excellent timing - needed a new one. Thanks.

Open box available at £27 from amazon warehouse deals.

le_jaeger

How does the performance of these compare to the more usual rotating head … How does the performance of these compare to the more usual rotating head ones? Any owners here able to comment/compare?



​The cleaning is around the same, though as it's vibration it does take some getting used to, but we're talking a couple of uses, maybe a week so it's not that bad. It does in fact start off at a lower intensity and then ramps up to full whack after a week's worth of uses.
The other point already made is that the cleaning itself is the same on this model as it would be on some of the top models, they are no more intense or better at cleaning, they just have massage or pulsing options, sometimes a "whitening" mode which has a more pronounced vertical scrub for your front teeth.
This is not true of oral b's where a cheap brush will be less powerful than the top model, and has also been said the oral b types diminish in their performance as their battery drops, mine goes a week with me and my girlfriend using it, different heads obviously, and the power is consistent all the way through.
If you've always used a manual, any electric is better, if you've always used an oral b, sonicare are worth a look when coming up to replacement.
If you've got a new oral b and are happy with it then don't throw it out just for something different, wait till it dies then give it a try

indianajon

I use these brush heads … I use these brush heads http://oraxdent.com/en/electric_toothbrush_replacement_heads/philips?product_id=56which are not only much cheaper but last twice as long as the Sonicare originals



I bought some non-Phillips brush heads and they were a disappointment. 2 of the 4 heads won't fit the brush so are useless. The other ones lasted less than a month. It was about £6 for a pack of 4. I therefore ordered a 4 pack of original Phillips from Amazon for £20 as that was the cheapest I could find.

How long have you been using these ones ? Do they fit without too much force ?

any suggestions for the smaller (mini) kids heads? Original is very expensive.
Edited by: "caevv" 13th Jan

Was chatting with a dentist friend about one of these before getting one.

He thought them good, but said important that you learn to use them correctly.

Brushing as you normally would (back and forwards) is not required - and doing it, or not holding at a 45 degree angle, could erode your gums.

Had he not said that I probably wouldn't have read the instructions!

KongDonkey

I bought some non-Phillips brush heads and they were a disappointment. 2 … I bought some non-Phillips brush heads and they were a disappointment. 2 of the 4 heads won't fit the brush so are useless. The other ones lasted less than a month. It was about £6 for a pack of 4. I therefore ordered a 4 pack of original Phillips from Amazon for £20 as that was the cheapest I could find.How long have you been using these ones ? Do they fit without too much force ?



Been using them for 18 months, they fit perfectly, last for six months, are indistinguishable from the Sonicare heads and even have the same coloured identification rings
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