Gurin Oral Irrigator Review for 2018
Often advertised as lightweight, this unit weighs 13lbs. This does not include the cord, of course. Packaged, the unit weighs around 15lbs. If you work out with free weights at the gym as often as I do, this model can help you do some curls before you floss.
- Universal voltage (100 to 240V~50/60Hz)
- Lightweight (13lbs)
- Powerful (1600 pulses per minute)
- Easy to use
- Good battery life
- Water tank hard to fill up
Reviewing Gurin’s Oral Irrigator
The first good thing about this Gurin product, is that it is cordless and rechargeable. The adapter that it comes with works with universal voltage (100 to 240V~50/60Hz). This makes the unit a suitable travelling companion. Unless, of course, you insist travelling next to a loud middle aged car salesman with a German accent. Oh, wait, this unit is cordless, so you can have the best out of both worlds. So long as you do not forget to pack your Gurin in your suitcase.
Much like most cordless oral irrigators, this unit has 3 flossing modes: normal, soft, and pulse. In reality, I would not recommend you buying a model with less than 3 pressure settings.
The soft setting operates at 1200 pulses per minute, which is rather standard for cordless models. The normal setting, which is a bit stronger, sends out 1600 pulses per minute. This is more than enough and it is usually as much as what some countertop water flossers offer.
Fully charged, the Gurin lasted 12 complete flossing exercises over 4 days. Do note, we only filled up the reservoir once. After that period of time, the batteries were not fully exhausted, but the motor started to slow down.
Recharging the unit periodically is your best bet. Do not try to floss while the Gurin is connected to the charger, because there is a good chance that the GFI or the breaker might blow. The unit has an indicator that flashes whenever the device needs to be fully charged. Full charge will take up to 8 hours.
The capacity of the water tank is 6oz and it does not have to be detached and reattached while filling up.
Note: Some reviewers have complained that it is hard to fill up the tank because it is angled. Unless your hands are shaky, this statement simply does not hold much truth to it. However, what appears to be an issue is the back pressure of the reservoir which prohibits the unit being filled with water quickly.
This is a decent size reservoir for a rechargeable irrigator unit. However, we found that it was not enough to complete a full floss. Perhaps, Dan simply has too many teeth in his mouth. Nevertheless, the company advertises an extra-large water tank for this oral irrigator. We found that the words “extra-large” are a bit out of context and exaggerated.
The Gurin irrigator is accompanied by 2 rotating interchangeable nozzles. This is just enough for you to share this gadget with your significant other, or your neighbor (no judgement here). Two flossing tips is pretty standard for most cordless models.
Not in love with this model or the idea of a pocket water jet? No problem! Check out this counter-top Waterpik Aquarius WP660 unit.
Author: Peter Mayhew
Peter is a dental hygienist in the city of Chicago, IL. In his free time he likes to write blogs and product reviews on anything dental health related.