"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-24-2009, 09:43 AM   #11
Assistant Cook
 
rococo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9
Gillette Fusion are great! I've used Gillette, ever since i stared to shave. I found the Fusion to give a really close shave. Although as mentioned earlier, the cost a fortune! Sadly though there just dosen't seem to be any other blades available that can give such a smooth finish!
__________________

__________________
rococo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 09:52 AM   #12
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Quote:
Originally Posted by rococo View Post
Sadly though there just dosen't seem to be any other blades available that can give such a smooth finish!
Have you tried a safety razor? The blades are dirt cheap compared to the cartridge blades and I am finding that with time and patience I am getting a much closer shave then I ever did with my Fusion or any other similar razor. There is definitely more to it than just running the blade over your face so you do have to concentrate (blade angle is very important), but the closeness is unparalleled if done right. When I have done it right then I can run my fingers against the grain on my sideburns and not feel a thing. I never got that close with my Fusion. The Fusion did a really good job, but just could not get as close as my safety razor is getting.

Tomorrow my shaving brush and cream should arrive. It is perfect timing too as I think the cream part of the process will add even more time to my shave. I will get it tomorrow and Sat, when I have as much time as I need, I can try it out and see what kind of difference that makes.
__________________

__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 09:54 AM   #13
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Here is a very interesting read for anyone looking for more info on the wet shave.
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 10:13 AM   #14
Assistant Cook
 
rococo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9
I have tried a safty razor once, I just remember if felt like someone was epilating my face. Don't ask how i know how that feels.

I've always wanted to get shaved in a shop, although i'm a bit worried they'd lop my head off! I know it's stupid but i just couldn't let a stranger that close to my throat with a blade!
__________________
rococo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 10:17 AM   #15
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
I feel the same way rococo. I have always wanted to try that, but I do not trust anyone enough to get that close to my neck with an open blade.
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 10:23 AM   #16
Assistant Cook
 
rococo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9
Oh Gb maybe you can tell me, how crude can i be with jokes? Is swearing exceptable or not?
__________________
rococo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 10:26 AM   #17
Head Chef
 
GrillingFool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: usa
Posts: 2,223
I haven't really found that 5 blades is better than two. Back in ancient history, my first shave was with a Gillette Atra, and the handle lasted more than 20 years!
We had a bad drought 2 years ago, so I switched to my Dad's Norelco electric to save water. It does OK, and is convenient, but takes a lot longer than a blade.

I think blades do a better job, but will probably stick with an electric. I want to buy a good one, but don't want to shell out $100+ bucks. I am a tightwad, LOL

As for straight razors or safety blades... I dont trust self enough to try them. Nicks and slices hurt! haha
__________________

GrillingFool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 10:37 AM   #18
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Quote:
Originally Posted by rococo View Post
Oh Gb maybe you can tell me, how crude can i be with jokes? Is swearing exceptable or not?
Nope no swearing. We keep things PG here. But feel free to PM people things that are not PG as long as you know they don't mind.
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 10:42 AM   #19
Assistant Cook
 
rococo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9
okidoke, good to know thanks
__________________
rococo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 04:48 PM   #20
Mr. Greenjeans
 
bigdaddy3k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chicago Area
Posts: 1,741
I use red palm oil. Its so red that when I cut myself I cannot tell.
__________________

__________________
No matter how many Bibles he swears on, when a dog tells you he's a vegetarian, he's lying.
bigdaddy3k is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.