Philips Sonicare ExpertClean Review

Philips Sonicare ExpertClean

Our Verdict

The Sonicare ExpertClean is an excellent electric toothbrush.

There are many desirable features. The brush head replacement reminder system and the in-case charging, are just 2 of many that this brush others.

The ExpertClean, unfortunately, falls a fraction short on the Bluetooth functionality. It does not offer true real-time tracking as other Sonicare models do.

The likes of the DiamondClean Smart from Sonicare and Oral-B Genius X are arguably more rounded products.

Pros

  • Design and materials
  • Multiple cleaning modes
  • Built-in timer and pacer
  • Built-in pressure sensor
  • Brush head replacement reminder system
  • Battery life
  • Charging travel case

Cons

The 3 BIG Question about the Philips Sonicare ExpertClean

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the ExpertClean from Sonicare.  If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

If you want more details, you can read my full ExpertClean 7300 review further down the page

1. Is there anything drastically wrong with this toothbrush?

No, most definitely not.  

The ExpertClean is a great toothbrush that provides a superb clean to the teeth and gums.  It offers various modes and brushing intensities to allow you to find the optimum brush settings for you.

I would happily use this on a daily basis.

2. Which other brushes should I consider?

The answer to this question is influenced by what is most important to you.

If you want the absolute best electric toothbrush, then the Sonicare DiamondClean Smart is the brush to go for. However, it can be incredibly expensive. At times you can get deals, that make the extras worth the additional spend. Most importantly, unlike the ExpertClean it doesn’t lack the real-time brushing feedback.

Alternatively, the Genius X from Oral-B is a very strong contender. It is not quite as refined in its design as the Sonicare. Nor does it have the same clever brush head replacement reminder and pairing system. But it does have real-time brushing feedback and deliver a very similar user experience at a relatively fair price.

If you are unsure about what toothbrush is right for you, then do consult our electric toothbrush buyers guide and recommendations for further guidance.

3. Where is the best place to buy the Philips Sonicare ExpertClean?

At the time of review, the ExpertClean is available in only a limited number of stores.

I suspect in time, the availability will improve.  Expect to see it in for sale on Amazon, Boots, John Lewis, in Superdrug and more.

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Colgate ProClinical 250R Review

Colgate ProClincial 250R

Our Verdict

The Colgate ProClincial 250R is a smart and strong performing electric toothbrush that delivers value for money.

A replacement to the 250+, the 250R has a refreshed design. It looks a little more stylish than some of the competition, but sadly this new model has worse battery life and loses the very handy travel cap/protective case that used to come supplied with 250+.

Pros

  • 1 cleaning mode
  • Slim and lightweight
  • Stylish design
  • Built-in timer
  • Automatic power off
  • Price

Cons

  • No travel cap provided
  • Battery life
  • Power button
  • No pressure sensor

The 3 BIG Question about the Colgate ProClinical 250R

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the ProClinical 250R from Colgate.

If you want more details, you can read the full review further down the page.

1. Is there anything drastically wrong with this toothbrush?

No, most certainly not.

It provides the essential features of an electric toothbrush at a superb price considering it is manufactured by a leading brand.

Preview Product Rating Price
Colgate ProClinical 250R Colgate ProClinical 250R 388 Reviews £19.50

2. Which other brushes should I consider?

Any other toothbrush is going to be more expensive, but you should consider the Oral-B Pro 2 2500.

The Pro 2 2500 uses an oscillating-rotating cleaning technology compared to the sonic cleaning action of the 250R, but you gain a pressure sensor, a few days extra battery life, and a travel case in the box, which could be useful additions for many users.

The Fairywill FW-507 is another contender. It looks and feels a bit plasticky, but it has 3 cleaning modes, additional brush heads in the box and boasts a battery life that is simply superb.

For a more detailed comparison of buying options, see our list of recommended toothbrushes.

Our Choice
Oral-B Pro 2 2500 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush Rechargeable Powered by Braun, 1 Black Handle, 2 Modes Including Gum Care, 1 Toothbrush Head, Travel Case, 2-Pin UK Plug, Colour May Vary
Colgate ProClinical Whitening Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush (UK 2-Pin Bathroom Plug, Packaging May Vary)
Electric Toothbrush Sonic Toothbrush with 5 Optional Modes Charged 4 Hours at Least 30 Days Use, Travel Toothbrush with Travel Case and 8 Toothbrush Heads Black for Adults by Fairywill(FW-507+420)
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 2 2500
Colgate ProClinical 250R
Fairywill FW-507
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
3/5
4/5
Price
£30.00
£19.50
£31.99
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Our Choice
Oral-B Pro 2 2500 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush Rechargeable Powered by Braun, 1 Black Handle, 2 Modes Including Gum Care, 1 Toothbrush Head, Travel Case, 2-Pin UK Plug, Colour May Vary
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 2 2500
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
Price
£30.00
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Colgate ProClinical Whitening Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush (UK 2-Pin Bathroom Plug, Packaging May Vary)
Brush Name
Colgate ProClinical 250R
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
3/5
Price
£19.50
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Electric Toothbrush Sonic Toothbrush with 5 Optional Modes Charged 4 Hours at Least 30 Days Use, Travel Toothbrush with Travel Case and 8 Toothbrush Heads Black for Adults by Fairywill(FW-507+420)
Brush Name
Fairywill FW-507
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
4/5
Price
£31.99
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3. Where is the best place to buy the Colgate 250R?

As one of the leading brands within the dental healthcare space, the Colgate 250R is generally widely stocked.

Expect to find it for sale in major high street retailers like Superdrug, Asda, Sainsburys etc as well as online retailers such as Amazon and Ocado.

Be sure to shop around, it is quite likely that the best price and availability will be found online.

Check the list below to see which retailers are currently stocking the 250R ProClinical, and the price they are offering.

Last updated: 2019-12-14 11:55:16

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Oral-B Pro 680 Review

oral-b pro 680 review

Despite the title of this article, this is not a full and detailed review of the Oral-B Pro 680.

Why?

There is a simple reason for this.

The Pro 680 is technically identical to the Oral-B Pro 600 that I have reviewed here.

Therefore it seems a little unnecessary to write a whole review for the 680 when you can read the review of the Pro 600, and the conclusion for the most part would be the same.

In my Pro 600 review I actually recommend opting for the Pro 2 2500 instead, and that recommendation remains the same when it comes to the Pro 680.

Our Choice
Oral-B Pro 2 2500 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush Rechargeable Powered by Braun, 1 Black Handle, 2 Modes Including Gum Care, 1 Toothbrush Head, Travel Case, 2-Pin UK Plug, Colour May Vary
Oral-B Pro 680 Cross Action Black Electric Toothbrush
Oral-B Pro 600 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun, 1 Handle, 1 Toothbrush Head, 2 Pin UK Plug
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 2 2500
Oral-B Pro 680
Oral-B Pro 600
Customer Rating
-
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
4/5
5/5
Price
£30.00
£46.98
£29.96
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Our Choice
Oral-B Pro 2 2500 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush Rechargeable Powered by Braun, 1 Black Handle, 2 Modes Including Gum Care, 1 Toothbrush Head, Travel Case, 2-Pin UK Plug, Colour May Vary
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 2 2500
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
Price
£30.00
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Oral-B Pro 680 Cross Action Black Electric Toothbrush
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 680
Customer Rating
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Electric Teeth Rating
4/5
Price
£46.98
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Oral-B Pro 600 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun, 1 Handle, 1 Toothbrush Head, 2 Pin UK Plug
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 600
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
Price
£29.96
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Oral-B Genius X Review

Our Verdict

The Oral-B Genius X is an extremely good electric toothbrush.

It looks the part, feels solid in the hand and cleans the teeth really well.

The Genius X demonstrates how technology can be used effectively, to help you improve and ultimately achieve the best oral health care standards. As a result, at your next dental checkup, you should gain the praise of your dentist.

If you desire to own one of the smartest and top performing brushes on the market today then this is certainly one of the best options.

However, the Genius X is not perfect in my opinion and there is potential for improvement.

The brush lacks the finer details and quality that come with the likes of the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart and ExpertClean toothbrushes for example.

The charging travel case for the Genius is useful, but the Sonicare implementation is considerably more convenient to use.

I do also think that there is scope for smarter graphics and diagrams in the app to enhance the way that it educates you about the areas of the teeth you have and have not brushed.

The Genius X gets my vote of confidence for sure, but in reality, it is a more feature-rich and expensive toothbrush than you necessarily need. There are cheaper brushes that clean the teeth just as well. You pay a premium for the added features and box contents it comes with.

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Philips Sonicare DailyClean 1100 Review

Sonicare DailyClean 1100 Review

Pros

  • 1 cleaning mode
  • Built-in timer and pacer
  • Angled brush head
  • Price

Cons

  • Larger in hand than most other Sonicare models
  • Not battery status/charge icon
  • Better options exist (see choices)

The 3 BIG Question about the Sonicare DailyClean 1100

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the DailyClean 1100 from Sonicare.

If you want more detail, you can read my full Sonicare DailyClean 1100 review further down the page.

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Philips Sonicare DailyClean 3100 Review

Sonicare DailyClean 3100 Review

Pros

  • 1 cleaning mode
  • Built-in timer and pacer
  • Automatic power off
  • Battery life

Cons

  • Rebadged Sonicare 2 series
  • Older battery technology
  • No pressure sensor
  • Better value options exist (see choices)

The 3 BIG Question about the Sonicare DailyClean 3100

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the DailyClean 3100 from Sonicare.

You can read the full Sonicare DailyClean 3100 review further down the page. 

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Oral-B Pro 6500 Review

Oral-B Pro 6500 Review


***ATTENTION – PLEASE READ***

The Oral-B Pro 6500 is still a current model being sold by major retailers, but it has technically been replaced with the Smart 6 6000 (view on Amazon).

The Smart 6 offers a refreshed design, improved battery life and features.

You can find out more about it and what we think of it by viewing our Oral-B Smart 6 6000 review.


Pros

  • 6 different cleaning modes
  • Good box contents
  • Wireless smart guide
  • Pressure sensor – be alerted when brushing too hard

Cons

  • Design — the black and white colour scheme is not for everyone & it’s a bit bulky
  • Battery life is just 10 days

The 3 BIG Questions about the Oral-B Pro 6500…

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the Pro 6500 (view on Amazon). It’s also worth noting that for this review we used the Pro 6500 Black, which is a special edition version of the brush that’s coloured black.

Except for the colour, the Pro 6500 black is the same as the normal Pro 6500.

If we have missed something, let us know in the comments. If you want more detail, you can read our full Oral-B Pro 6500 review further down the page or watch our video review.

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Oral-B Teen Review

Pros

  • Better value alternative to almost identical Smart 4 4000
  • Slim handled brush with good grip with interesting design
  • 2+ week battery life
  • Pressure sensor – be alerted when brushing too hard
  • Bluetooth connectivity for pairing with smartphone app
  • Built in timer and quadpacer

Cons

  • No travel case, which would be Ideal for target audience
  • Not easy to tell which cleaning mode is selected
  • No dedicated cleaning mode control button
  • Presumes ‘teens’ need ortho style brush head

In this review I am testing and giving my feedback on the Oral-B Teen electric toothbrush.

There is nothing that makes this specifically suitable for teenagers. I do believe it is the design on the handle and inclusion of the Ortho brush head that make it more appealing to this demographic.

Whilst Oral-B do not exactly promote this, it is for all intents and purpose identical to the more premium Smart 4 4000, but comes in at a much more attractive price. More detail on this later.

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Oral-B Pro 2500 Review

Oral-B Pro 2500 Review


***ATTENTION – PLEASE READ***

The brush featured in this review has been discontinued.  A new and upgraded replacement model has launched.

The new version of this brush is the Oral-B Pro 2 2500.

You can read our Pro 2 2500 review here  (we actually rate it as the best overall electric toothbrush) or order it here from Amazon.


Pros

  • Slim handled brush with good grip
  • Pressure sensor – Be alerted when brushing too hard
  • Travel case included

Cons

  • Battery life is just 7 days
  • Battery status – More feedback would be good

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Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 Review

Pros

  • 3 cleaning modes
  • BrushSync technology – reminder when brush heads need replacing
  • Pressure sensor
  • Long battery life

Cons

The 3 BIG Question about the Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the ProtectiveClean 5100.

If you want more detail, you can read the full ProtectiveClean 5100 review further down the page or watch my video review.

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Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100 Review

Pros

  • 3 cleaning modes
  • BrushSync technology – reminder when brush heads need replacing
  • Pressure sensor
  • Long battery life

Cons

The 3 BIG Question about the Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the ProtectiveClean 6100.

If you want more detail, you can read our full Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100 review further down the page or watch my video review.

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SONIC Chic Deluxe Review

Sonic Chic Deluxe Review

Pros

  • Compact & lightweight – ideal for travel
  • Battery life
  • MicroUSB charging

Cons

  • Cleaning action is poor
  • Quality of materials
  • Brush head availability

The 3 BIG Question about the Sonic Chic Deluxe

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the SONIC Chic Deluxe

If you want more detail, you can read our full SONIC Chic Deluxe review further down the page.

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Colgate ProClinical 250+ Review

Pros

  • 1 cleaning mode
  • Slim and lightweight
  • Built in timer
  • Automatic power off
  • Travel cap included

Cons

  • Design – almost too slim for some hands
  • Charging stand – brush can wobble on it, if knocked

The 3 BIG Questions about the Colgate ProClinical 250+

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the ProClinical 250+ from Colgate. If we have missed something, let us know in the comments.If you want more detail, you can read the full Colgate ProClinical 250+ review further down the page or watch our video review.

1. Is there anything drastically wrong with this toothbrush?​

Absolutely not.  In fact for the price, size and weight this brush is quite remarkable.

We have given a rating of 4/5 to the 250+ as it is slim and good value.

Preview Product Rating Price
Colgate ProClinical 250+ Colgate ProClinical 250+ 388 Reviews £19.50

2. Which other brushes should I consider?

The 250+ is a really excellent brush with little in the way of faults when you consider the price asked for it.

Of all the Colgate brushes this is our recommendation.

But, at this price point, there is quite a bit of choice.

Whilst a touch more expensive, our choice is Oral-B’s Pro 2 2500.  It feels like it cleans better and has a pressure sensor on board.

Sonicare’s EasyClean is also an option.

Don’t let these alternative suggestions, imply the 250+ is bad, it really isn’t.  Each have their pros and cons and it is about weighing up what is best for you.  Where the 250+ stands out for me is the compact profile and battery life.

You might have an overarching requirement such as budget, best for whitening or suitable for braces.  We have put together a series of lists which cater for just this.

Our Choice
Colgate ProClinical Whitening Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush (UK 2-Pin Bathroom Plug, Packaging May Vary)
Oral-B Pro 2 2500 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush Rechargeable Powered by Braun, 1 Black Handle, 2 Modes Including Gum Care, 1 Toothbrush Head, Travel Case, 2-Pin UK Plug, Colour May Vary
Philips Sonicare EasyClean Electric Toothbrush with Pro-Results Brush Head - HX6511/50 (UK 2-Pin Bathroom Plug)
Brush Name
Colgate ProClinical 250+
Oral-B Pro 2 2500
Sonicare EasyClean HX6511/50
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
4/5
5/5
4/5
Price
£19.50
£30.00
£33.89
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Our Choice
Colgate ProClinical Whitening Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush (UK 2-Pin Bathroom Plug, Packaging May Vary)
Brush Name
Colgate ProClinical 250+
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
4/5
Price
£19.50
Prime
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Oral-B Pro 2 2500 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush Rechargeable Powered by Braun, 1 Black Handle, 2 Modes Including Gum Care, 1 Toothbrush Head, Travel Case, 2-Pin UK Plug, Colour May Vary
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 2 2500
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
Price
£30.00
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Philips Sonicare EasyClean Electric Toothbrush with Pro-Results Brush Head - HX6511/50 (UK 2-Pin Bathroom Plug)
Brush Name
Sonicare EasyClean HX6511/50
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
4/5
Price
£33.89
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3. Where’s the best place to buy the ProClinical 250+?

Colgate is a brand that many of us have grown up with and as a result many of the leading high street and online retailers stock the 250+.

Typically we tend to recommend Amazon because it is very competitive on price and has special offers running. It also offers free delivery. However, it’s always worth checking out other retailers as well. Check the links below for the cheapest price among UK retailers. It’s always worth checking eBay, too.

Last updated: 2019-12-12 15:19:45

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Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4300 Review

Our Verdict

The Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4300 is a very good electric toothbrush, featuring Sonciare’s BrushSync reminder technology.

The built in timer and pacer are very welcomed, as are the automatic power off and EasyStart technologies.

Simplicity comes in the form of just 1 cleaning mode, with the option of changing the cleaning intensity. And the battery life is fantastic.

Sadly the overriding negative is the price — there are alternatives that could be consider within or below this price range.

Pros

  • 1 cleaning mode
  • Built in timer
  • Travel case included
  • BrushSync technology – reminder when brush heads need replacing
  • Pressure sensor
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Box contents – an extra brush head would be nice
  • Potentially better value options exist (see other choices)

The 3 BIG Question about the Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4300

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the ProtectiveClean 4300.  If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

If you want more detail, you can read the full ProtectiveClean 4300 review further down the page or watch my video review.

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Xiaomi Mi Electric Toothbrush Review

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Pros

  • Minimalist design
  • Good cleaning action
  • Bluetooth connectivity for pairing to smartphone
  • Cleaning mode customisation via an app

Cons

  • Not easy to tell which cleaning mode is selected
  • App and tracking data are not great
  • Battery life worse than expected
  • Better value options exist (see other choices)

Our Verdict

The Mi electric toothbrush is far from a bad toothbrush and is certainly not bad value.

But, it isn’t as great.

Having spent several weeks testing it, I prefer the alternatives.

The Bluetooth connectivity and data transfer can be buggy and the data received from the brush isn’t all that useful.

It also lacks some of the added value that I have come to expect of the far eastern brands, that often challenge the dominant brands.

The 3 BIG Question about the Xiaomi Mi toothbrush

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the Mi smart toothbrush. If we have missed something, let us know in the comments.

If you want more detail, you can read our full Xiaomi Mi electric toothbrush review further down the page.

1. Is there anything drastically wrong with this toothbrush?

No. There is nothing drastically wrong with this toothbrush.

It cleans the teeth well and has the essential toothbrush features built in.

But, it is not as smart as the marketing talk would have you believe.

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Colgate Connect E1 Review

Colgate Connect E1 Review - Header Image

Our Verdict

The Colgate Connect E1 is a smart electric toothbrush that aims to use Artificial Intelligence to improve your brushing habits.

However, whilst the brush works, the unreliable app and other annoyances are showstoppers at present.

The E1 is not representative of Colgate’s usual high standards. Conceptually this brush is the future, but sadly in practice it is a step back.

Pros

  • 1 cleaning mode
  • Small brush head
  • Slim & lightweight design
  • 2 week battery life
  • Smartphone app for tracking cleaning performance
  • Multiple use profiles in app

Cons

  • Buggy & unreliable app
  • Poor brush head availability
  • No pressure sensor to alert you when brushing too hard

The 3 BIG Question about the Colgate Connect E1 Smart Toothbrush

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the Colgate Connect E1 toothbrush.

If you want more detail, you can read our full Colgate Connect E1 review further down the page.

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