Stiftung Warentest tested several epilators in an older issue (5/2019). We last checked the results in April 2022 and updated the information. Experts from Stiftung Warentest and 24 subjects tested ten epilators extensively. The criteria included the effectiveness of the hair removal and the handling.
The result: No device was able to secure the top mark of “very good”. Test winner is both the wet-dry epilators and dry devices manufacturer Braun.
The Braun Silk-épil 9 9/980 SkinSpa SensoSmart (for price comparison) – a wet-dry epilator – can score the most and gets the grade “good”.
Braun is also one step ahead in the field of dry epilators. The Silk-épil 3 3-410 model (for price comparison) for just around 42 euros can assert itself at the top with a good grade of 2.2. The Braun device was particularly convincing in terms of skin protection and durability.