Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Dorco Pace 6 Plus Razor System Review


I have been using the Dorco Pace 6 Plus for 4 shaves and I am very satisfied with these cartridge blades and the hand piece. At first I was worried that the blades would be too sharp and would cause nicks as well as irritation, but after 4 uses, there were 0 nicks and only 1 case of irritation. For the 1st time of using these blades, I used the Shave Gel for men by Greenbrier (dollar store brand) that I talked about in the previous post, and the shave went well with no irritation. But for the 2nd time of shaving with the 6-bladed razor, I used the Zirh shave gel, and the shave did not went so well: the result was not as close of a shave as with dollar store shave gel and at the end I gotten the irritation on the upper part of the neck and underneath the jaw. I also noted that with the Zirh shave gel it was much difficult to rinse away the shavings out of the blade cartridge. For the 3rd and 4th shave, I have used the dollar store gel and did not have the irritation, and the shave was much closer than with the Zirh shave gel. I think that the difficulty in rinsing away the shavings is the biggest con of the Dorco Pace 6 Plus razor cartridges, because they have less free space compared to Gillette Fusion Power razor cartridges. The biggest pro in Dorco Pace 6 plus is probably the feature of 6 blades and how fast my shaves were with this razor: I only timed the 4th shave and it only took around 6 minutes (I timed it with microwave clock): from the time that I lathered on the gel to the time that I wiped the razor blades, stored the unit on the shelf and applied the after shave lotion on my face. I confidently can say that I felt at least 1/3 of decrease in shaving time compared to shaving with the Gillette Fusion Power system. The trimmer blade on Dorco Pace 6 Plus is also very sharp, and it took me only 5-7 seconds to trim each of the sides near the ears, it is hand-down better and faster than the trimmer that Gillete Fusion Power cartridges have. In overall I am very satisfied with Dorco Pace 6 Plus razor, other than the rinsing off. I rate this razor at 4.5/5.0 with the value rating of  4.7/5.0. Like I said, I have used same razor cartridge for the 4 shaves and the lubricating strip is almost gone, and I have no plans of using the same razor cartridge again [4 shaves per cart is good enough for me], but I think that there are people out there who will be able to "squeeze" at least 2 more shaves out of a cartridge like mine. Now that I am convinced that this razor system is of quality, I will be using it from now on, but for the next several shaving reviews, I will be reviewing the 3-blade Dorco disposable razor and the 4-blade razor system. Below are the photos of Dorco Pace 6 Plus system with annotations:



Back of the packaging.



Perspective view of the Dorco Pace 6 Plus razor system.



Top view of the Dorco Pace 6 Plus razor system.



Side view of the Dorco Pace 6 Plus razor system.



Cartridge holder inside/underneath the razor stand.



Cartridge holder next to the razor and stand.



Front close-up of the razor cartridge.



Razor system next to the tube of shave gel (dollar store).



Dorco Pace 6 Plus razor system next to to Gillette Fusion Proglide Power (with Fusion razor cartridge).


Dorco Pace 6 Plus handpiece next to Gillete Fusion Proglide Power handpiece. Note the metal razor cartridge mount on the Dorco Pace 6 Plus handpiece.



 Front view of Dorco Pace 6 Plus cartride next to Gillete Fusion cartridge.  



  Back view of Dorco Pace 6 Plus cartride next to Gillete Fusion cartridge. Note the difference of space through which the water flows through to rinse the shavings.



  Top view [shows trimmer blade] of Dorco Pace 6 Plus cartride next to Gillete Fusion cartridge.    



Dorco Pace 6 Plus razor handpiece stand. The blue part flips up, for the purpose of which I do not know.



It flips like so. Let me know why this is like that or for what it is for.



Front of the Dorco Pace 6 Plus cartridge in use.



  Back of the Dorco Pace 6 Plus cartridge in use. Note how the metal cartridge mount from the handpiece goes almost to the middle of the razor cartridge and how the plastic hinge frame takes extra space for water to flow through. I believe that they call this configuration as "Venetian Flow" in the Dorco promotional video on YouTube.



For my latest shave with the Dorco Pace 6 Plus system, I have used this beaker to rinse the cartridge with, by jiggling it around. It did a much better/effective job compared to applying the razor cartirdge underneath the running faucet.



I also received the items that were out of stock when I made the whole Dorco order, and these items (pack of Dorco Pace 6 Plus cartridges and a pack of Dorco Pace 3 cartridges) arrived on August 2nd.



Front of both cartridge packages.



  Back of both cartridge packages.  



Full cartridge holder with 4 razor cartridges next to the packaging.



  Front of full cartridge holder.  



Back of full cartridge holder.

3 comments:

  1. the flip up stand would be to set the razor on so that the razor can air-dry without touching either water or another hard surface. I actually like this feature, the Gillette mach 3 had a suction cup wall mount to do the same thing, but it kept slipping after a while, eventually dropping and broke my razor.

    It's been almost a year, are you still using the Dorco Razors?

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    1. Yes, I still use the Dorco razor [6 plus heads] but I switched to the white handpiece that I believe from Dorco 4, because it is a bit lighter than Dorco 6 but more balanced for me. I bought a whole bunch of them [around 48x boxes or so] on black friday sale, which turned to be around $0.25 per head/cartridge, so I use each head/cartridge only once and then throw it out, but I love how a brand-new Dorco 6 plus cartridge feels everytime I shave, even with heavier stubble.

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  2. Dorco Pace 6 Plus razor handpiece stand. The blue part flips up, for the purpose of which I do not know.......

    Place the razor in the hole in the base and the razor rests on the raised blue part. I guess if you have it near you when shaving it's a handy way to keep it up and off the sink counter.

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