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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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I just clean out the gunk that develops every couple of months when I switch out the head using the old brush that i'm about to throw away. It is kinda gross I guess but not a big issue for me really, as it stays contained in the area that is screwed into place. Also while a little gunky I've never noticed outright mold in there.

I dunno, I've been using mine daily for at least 5 years now and it works fine. I like it. Someday maybe i'll upgrade to a fancier one, but as long as this one works, it cleans my teeth great and the heads are readily available.
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Is this toothbrush suitable for kids 3 and 5 years old?
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Nasty mold problem with these. Surprised they haven't been pulled off the market.
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Is this toothbrush suitable for kids 3 and 5 years old?
We started our son w/Sonicare when he was about 3, but we used the series 2 and a special kid-sized brush head. The standard ones are too big for a small mouth.
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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.
So you're saying the Series 1 is better because you get free magnets? Confused
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I've had this and the Oral B version in my cart for over a week and it's been this price the whole time. They are both the same price....

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...0DER&psc=1
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Is the mold problems just with these heads (big heads on the base) or does it include the smaller one too?
As far as I know, it's just the ones with the big head/base. I've never owned one of the smaller ones, but I don't think it's an issue.

But it's not even that big of an issue. As others have said, either unscrew the cap after brushing to let it dry, or clean it out every 3-4 uses. I understand the desire for zero-maintenance products, but not everything works that way. It doesn't mean the product is a failure.
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The style of brusheads that this model of Sonicare uses are ancient, and cost an arm an a leg. All the models besides the essence use the new style heads that slide on and off. Of those, I'd recommend buying the cheapest one you can find, which are usually the Series 2. Don't worry about which model does what - they all use the same motor, and brush exactly the same. Though some are advertise as being able to perform 31,000 brush strokes per minute, while others are claimed to do 62,000 movements per minute, they both are the exact same speed. The only difference is in the words they use, and not in the performance of the brushes. And even though the features on the premium models may sound cool, it's all hype. They're really just useless bells and whistles. So buy the cheap model. Just not the Essence.

The REAL slick deal is in ordering some of the cheapest, most generic brush heads from china, that are sold on ebay, aliexpress, dhgate, etc. The quality is about 90% as good as genuine Sonicare heads, for roughly 10% the price. They're sold in 4 packs for around $2-$4. And the cost per head gets lower the larger the quantity is qordered., which will be in multiples of 4 (12, 20, etc.)

BTW, I bought my HX6910 Sonicare handle used on ebay almost 5 years ago, for less than $20, and it's still going strong to this day. So if you can find a clean looking used handle from a reputable seller at a good price, I'd buy that, over one that's new. But I'm just really cheap like that...
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So you're saying the Series 1 is better because you get free magnets? Confused
No, I stated in the first 2 sentences.

You need to learn to read. The "Thank You" at the end of every letter isn't the point of the letter.
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For those complaining that water will "get into the internals and get moldy"...I've had two of these for several years, not one speck of mold. It takes 3 seconds of work: When done brushing and rinsing off, Take off the top, set aside until next use. Rinse and repeat. I put the top in my cabinet away from people (coughing, knocking over, etc). This allows the top intervals to dry out. This is all you have to do.

I'm scared just thinking about the hygiene issues y'all must have when you can't even keep your toothbrush from developing mold.
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I started with the E-series and yes, the brusheads are more expensive, but I've never gotten mold inside (honestly if you do who cares, it's not a part you touch). that said, I do get some gunk upon each brush change so I use the old brush and some warm water with soap every 3 months to clean out when I'm putting a new brush head on. STICK WITH OEM brush heads, reviews of all 3rd party ones sucks. When the brush heads are on sale, I buy them up in bulk. My first e-series lasted 7yrs+ and my 2nd one is on 2yrs+ now. I put my brush on every 3-4 days on the charger.
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How in the world did this crappy ass deal reach FP? This is the same price from 2-3 years ago
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Saw maggots in mine and never used again. Switched to Oral B
So how did flies get inside your toothbrush to lay eggs?

Sounds more like a hygiene issue.
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No, I stated in the first 2 sentences.

You need to learn to read. The "Thank You" at the end of every letter isn't the point of the letter.
You said you get "more for less". Then you went on to explain that you get more plastic and a free magnet. I assumed the plastic wasn't the selling point.

What did I miss?
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You said you get "more for less". Then you went on to explain that you get more plastic and a free magnet. I assumed the plastic wasn't the selling point.

What did I miss?
You can't find Series 2 for $20 like this deal for series 1. That's my point.

Than I go on to the brush head same price despite the series 2 have less material/cheaper. The magnet on Series 1 is just a bonus. laugh out loud You don't have this magnet in Series 2.
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