Philips Sonicare HX5610/30 Essence 5600 Electric Toothbrush Review
The Philips Essence 5600 electric toothbrush is a low priced power toothbrush that will appeal to people who want a simple alternative to a manual toothbrush. The handle is quite large and chunky compared to other more streamlined models but the cushioned grips makes it easy and comfortable to hold. The angled head and contoured brush bristles are designed to provide the optimum cleaning contact between the brush and teeth. In addition, the Essence utilizes the same patented Philips sonic cleaning motion as the rest of the brushes in the Sonicare range that has been clinically proven to remove up to 100% more plaque than a manual brush.
As with most of the electric toothbrushes in the Philips Sonicare range the Essence also has the easy start mode. The easy start mode is a novel feature that uses the first 12 cleaning sessions to gently ramp up the cleaning intensity to adjust the teeth and gums to the sonic motion. After the 12th time of use the brush will operate at full velocity from then on. This is a thoughtful feature for people who are new to a power toothbrush or for those who have tender gums or soft teeth. For people who are used to using electric toothbrushes this mode can be disabled simply by holding down the power button until the unit beeps once.
The Philips Essence toothbrush is available in three different colors which is nice. Buying different colors lets you know which brush is yours in the bathroom.
Conclusion – The beauty of this power brush is its pure simplicity. Although it has only one cleaning mode with a 2 minute smart timer it still gives a clean that feels every bit as refreshing as a more expensive model. The batteries on Philips electric toothbrushes generally out perform other manufacturers and the Essence 5600 is no exception. With a full 24 hour charge the battery will last for about 2 weeks when used twice daily, this makes it an ideal travel brush. This electric toothbrush is one of the industry best sellers and it is easy to see why. Although it is cheap, Philips have not compromised on quality or performance. On the downside, these brushes and chargers are fairly bulky and not as sleek looking as some of the more high tech models.
Sonicare Essence Red
Sonicare Essence Green
Sonicare Essence Blue
The Philips Essence power toothbrush features one cleaning mode. A 2 minute smart timer. An easy start mode. The toothbrush ships with one cleaning head, a charging base unit, travel bag and travel cap.