Philips Sonicare AirFloss Rechargeable Electric Flosser Review
Anyone who prefers their devices and gadgets to be as basic as possible, and without a lot of unnecessary gimmicks that inflate the price, will love the simplicity of this Philips rechargeable water flosser.
Philips Sonicare AirFloss Rechargeable Electric Flosser
Philips is one of the world's foremost manufacturers of personal products and with this water flosser they have one which is most noticeable by its simplicity. It has none of the more advanced features of many water flossers, which is no doubt done deliberately by Philips to appeal to a certain customer base.
This water flosser is portable and is powered by a rechargeable battery. It is marketed under the 'Sonicare AirFloss' branding and its specific model number is HX8211/03
Who is this product for?
Philips has made this water flosser as basic as it can, and that means it will appeal to several different customer niches. The first will be those who have never water flossed before and want to start using a simple water flosser. The next are those who simply do not like complicated gadgets and will thus find this ideal.
Another group who may be interested in this water flosser are parents who would like their children to try water flossing. The simple design and ease of use mean it won't take long for children to learn how to use this and benefit from its ability to help keep their teeth as clean and healthy as possible.
As you would expect with such a simple product, this Philips water flosser comes with the basics only. By basics, we mean the water flosser itself, plus the water nozzle and charger. A user guide, specification sheet, an FAQ sheet, and a troubleshooting manual can all be downloaded via the internet.
Overview of features
As this is a portable and cordless water flosser it is obviously powered by a battery. You charge the battery, which is sealed, by placing the unit on the battery charger base. While the battery is being charged you will see a flashing green light, and this will remain lit, once the battery is fully charged.
The battery life is a very respectable 14 days from a full charge. If you see a yellow light flashing on the water flosser, this means the battery is low and needs to be charged.
Obviously one of this water flosser's main selling points is its simplicity. There are no modes to select and no tips to interchange with its 'point and spray' action. This involves simply pointing the nozzle tip at your teeth and spraying for around 30 seconds.
One of the unique aspects of this water flosser is that it can be used with mouthwash. Most mouthwashes have ingredients that can promote healthy teeth and gums, so using them provides even greater benefits than just using water. This is also a very good way of making your mouth and in turn, your breath, feel and smell fresher.
How to use it
The first thing to do is charge the battery, and then fill the reservoir with water or mouthwash. Switch the water flosser on, and then place the tip against your teeth and apply slight pressure. Close your lips around the nozzle to avoid splashing, and then press the activation button which should start the water or mouthwash bursts.
For a continuous flow of water or mouthwash, keep the activation button pressed. Slowly move the tip along your gum line so that the gaps between all of your teeth are flossed.
- Very easy to operate
- Low-battery light
- Mouthwash can be used
- Cleaning cycle is only 30 seconds
- 24-month warranty
- No mode options
If this Philips water flosser is just a bit too basic for you, but you still want something that is easy to use, then we suggest you take a look at the iTeknic Cordless Portable Water Flosser.
It provides you with an excellent way to water floss your teeth, and while it has some options, they are very easy to use. It has three cleaning modes and comes with 5 jet tips, a travel bag, a USB charging cable and a charger, so it is a complete water flossing kit.
While it should be obvious that this Philips water flosser is not going to win any awards for its styling, it must be remembered that just because something looks awesome, it doesn’t mean it is actually any good at what it does.
This has a very effective water spray that can also be used with mouthwash, and its ability to dislodge and removing unwanted food debris makes it a highly effective addition to your dental health routine.