I don’t have to try too hard to remember. My present (1960ish) house has one in the main bathroom. (The other bath was from a remodeled garage 20 some years later and doesn’t have one.)
Wonder if those ever fill up? Someone needs to sponsor a guessing contest on the count for a house being demoed. My house is on slab, so I guess the blades go to the blade netherworld.
Beard gets tamed with electric trimmer, things outside the margins get controlled by a razor I use in the shower. Shaving in the shower has been my favorite way to do that for a long time. Beard is already soft, rinsing is a piece of cake.
Before I grew a “quarantine beard”, I used a non-electric razor. Now, I use electric clippers to keep the beard under control (every week or so) and trim the errant hairs outside the beard line (twice per week).
@blaineg@phendrick They used to try to say that STP was for “Scientifically Tested and Proven”, but it was originally Studebaker Treatment Product. That said, everyone I worked with called it Slow To Pour.
I use an electric trimmer (not rotary shaver like this) to periodically trim beard to stubble level .(3-6mm). Then let it grow back. The frequency of this might range from a few days to a few weeks. Or months?
Was aware that I had annoying neck hair below the beard and use a trimmer set to close (0), or a manual razor for cleanup of that. Or else I don’t and just get known as neck-hair guy.
Back when I shaved fully I did try various electric shavers. Best for me was the Panasonic linear shavers from Japan. The top-end ones were amazing, with a true linear motor. (not a spinning shaft converted to back and forth by a plastic gear, as cheaper ones did),
@phendrick Unless the device uses direct conversion of the heat to kinetic energy without an intermediate heat-to-electricity step, it’s still electric. Those direct-conversion ones tended to be a bit aggressive. Closer to a wood chipper than a shaver. Never buy a shaver from a Foundation trader if the shaver has an exhaust port.
@blaineg I will mourn the eventual and inevitable lack of spare parts for my classic Remington someday, assuming that I still need it by then. I’ve tried several alternatives “just in case”, and a Braun came sort of close, but I never tried a Panasonic.
@blaineg@werehatrack Yeah the high-end linear motor Panasonic would be my recommendation. I had one of the first ones way back around year 2000 (remember when Y2K was a thing?). Also one of the first true wet/dry where you could use shaving cream and then run over it with the shaver, rinse, repeat. Then got another one a few years later because there was an Amazon deal. Also tried a cheaper one that looked similar but wasn’t as good. Eventually the built-in battery goes bad in any of these which is sad but true.
EDIT actually one from at least 10 years ago still works after I charge it but I don’t normally use it since I’m doing the stubble beard trim thing mostly.
Looking around now it seems you have to expect to pay at least $200 (well I saw one for $175) and looks like the top end is now $500! Yow!
I have not yet managed to rid myself of the legacy annoyance of facial hair from my prior identity/existence, but I have little enough remaining (and it grows slowly enough, and is unobtrusive enough) that I just use whatever method is close at hand. My twenty-odd-year-old Remington, from The Days Before, still works very well indeed, though I’ve had to surgically replace its batteries once already.
@werehatrack Don’t get your expectations too high. From the time I married her 27 years ago, my wife needed either a shave or mustache-lightening. And I never saw any other signs of male hormones. Least of her problems nowadays (Alzheimer’s).
The “beauty mark” comment reminded me of why I don’t do the clean-shaven look. I have a round scar on side of my chin that looks like a big round pimple, from a skiing accident almost 40 years ago. On the occasions I do go back to shaving, I feel conscious of it as it had been obscured by beard or stubble for many years. Even I kind-of forgot it was there. Funny thing was my wife made a comment about ‘there’s this thing on your chin’ and I had to say, ‘of course, don’t you remember it was there since before we met, and I told you the story.’ And I’d actually been clean-shaven for the first 10 years or so.