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Last Edited by odbal January 7, 2020 at 05:32 PM
FYI to those interested who do not care about the possibility of mold under the brush head (it's really easily avoidable by cleaning inside with any regularity or just leaving the head off to dry after brushing).

This is a YMMV, but Walmart sells the Philips Sonicare Elite in a Sonicare Essence box for $5 more than this post. Here's a link to my post about it a few months ago. Nobody seemed interested, but if you're here looking at the Sonicare Essence on Amazon, this may be worth giving a try to score a Sonicare Elite.

YMMV - Walmart - Philips Sonicare Elite Toothbrush (Discontinued) in Sonicare Essence Box $24.97

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Water will get inside the internals and get all moldy
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I guess I'm the lone person that cleans it and let's it dry after 3 or 4 uses.. Never had a problem with it.
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pay more for less? no thanks.

I prefer pay less for more. Just don't let the water run into the brush head for this series 1. Shove in some tissue to soak up the water and it should be just as good.

Brush head for Series 1 and 2 are the same price despite Series 1 have the magnet on the brush head side. While Series 2 brush head is all plastic, it should be cheaper but it's not.

I take out the magnet before throwing the used brush head away. They are good magnet.
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Do yourself a favor and get series 2.
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Do yourself a favor and get series 2.
Second that
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Do yourself a favor and get series 2.

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Agree! Never going back that style of brush head. Moldy. Spend the extra money for a series 2 or higher
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Good price.
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Why do they still make the essence model with these old style heads?
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pay more for less? no thanks.

I prefer pay less for more. Just don't let the water run into the brush head for this series 1. Shove in some tissue to soak up the water and it should be just as good.

Brush head for Series 1 and 2 are the same price despite Series 1 have the magnet on the brush head side. While Series 2 brush head is all plastic, it should be cheaper but it's not.

I take out the magnet before throwing the used brush head away. They are good magnet.
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Do yourself a favor and get series 2.
Series 2 owner here. Battery lasted 18 months. It's not user replaceable. Took it apart and soldered in a new one. Lasted 3 months. I spent over $100, I'm not happy.

"You should keep it off the charger!"

I tried that, and there's a noticeable difference in intensity between a fresh battery and a half full battery. Besides, it sucks having to game your toothbrush to get more than a year out of it.

I'd suggest finding a model with a replaceable (but rechargeable) battery, even if it means switching brands. ...or spend $20 on this deal every 18 months, clean it frequently, and you're gtg.
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For $20, this is a good deal. Having used this older Essence model for years, and the newer series 2 model also for years, series 2 is easier in terms of upkeep and also battery life. If you only have to spend another $10 or $15 more for series 2, definitely consider buying that instead. Not to mention, brush head deals are more often found for the series 2 than this older model.

Personally, I own a Sonicare DiamondClean model and original brushheads from Philips last considerably longer and perform better than knockoff brands you find on amazon/ebay. I guess my point is, also factor in brushhead replacement costs when you are picking a toothbrush model.
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I guess I'm the lone person that cleans it and let's it dry after 3 or 4 uses.. Never had a problem with it.
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