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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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How is this front page for $20?

Has been $15 multiple times, even as low as $10 or even $5 I think. And this is a pretty old model that I thought might be being discontinued

I have two myself
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Not a good price.
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Anybody have the link to the series 2 for the same price? I can't find it on amazon for the same price as the series 1
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I agree this isn't an unusual price. Regarding the mold, I had my first one do that. Since then, I always separate the head from the base and let dry separately, no problems since. Naturally, mold will form when water is being left inside the brush head.
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How is this front page for $20?

Has been $15 multiple times, even as low as $10 or even $5 I think. And this is a pretty old model that I thought might be being discontinued

I have two myself
I was about to write a post starting with the words "How is this FP?" So you beat me to it. Yeah for this particular toothbrush this is no deal. This model is so old. Maybe $15. I'd get one to try again for $12 or lower.
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I used to have one of these. I never removed the head unless I was replacing it after the recommended 3 months. There was a bunch of gunk inside, but never mold.

This is still a good toothbrush, but I replaced it with a newer sonicare because I didn't like how much plastic waste there is on these heads.

I use the old one as a grout scrubber now.
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Love this model. I think the newer one doesn't work as well. Returned it and went back to this model.
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How is this front page for $20?

Has been $15 multiple times, even as low as $10 or even $5 I think. And this is a pretty old model that I thought might be being discontinued

I have two myself
It's a great deal at $20.
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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. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about the whole thing.

YMMV - Walmart - Philips Sonicare Elite Toothbrush (Discontinued) in Sonicare Essence Box $24.97
Is the mold problems just with these heads (big heads on the base) or does it include the smaller one too?
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Have used this style for ages. Have some from pre-2010 and my latest one from 2017 ($13 after tax), all still running.

Like everyone is talking about, yes, they can get moldy. Had my first one do that. Then I did a better job cleaning it and never had a problem with it since.
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Thank you OP...I've had mines for some years I want to say since 2012 and it's been amazing. The area that may get moldy if u rinse after as folks say and air dry it should be fine I shake the brush out and any build up flows right out. Some of these stories are scary.
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Been using sonicare for almost 20 years now. I have gone through at least five handles. The essence is my favorite handle for its stronger vibration and generally quieter nature versus the series 2.

To top it off, in terms of 1st party heads, costco actually charges less for the essence heads (you get 8 per box, versus just six for the series 2/diamondclean, etc). Despite it being more metal, plastic, and magnets, it is cheaper.

Also used my share of generic heads, and the really good ones cost only SOMEWHAT less than 1st party heads...sonimart, for example. Cleaning power even with the cheapo heads isnt bad, but expect them to need replacement very quickly.

Purchased the fairywill handle a few days ago. Will do a head to head soon.
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Is that the only reason? Saw people on Amazon complaining of that but...just unscrew the brush after use to air dry? Of course I would prefer not to have to do that but it's a very minor "inconvenience".
Yeah, I'm kind of surprised to see all these complaints about mold. I unscrew mine after use and let it air dry and have no issue with gunk or mold. Unscrewing and re-screwing takes less than 6 or 7 seconds total, so it's hardly even an inconvenience even on a daily basis.

If you're on the cusp of buying this and are holding back because of this issue, just know it takes minimal effort to avoid.
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Yeah, can confirm, gets moldy, need to clean frequently
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