Callus removers are more popular now then ever before. Thick, callused skin is not only unattractive but can crack and be painful. Most of us wish we had the time and money to enjoy regular pedicures, to remove unsightly calluses. However, with a good pedicure often costing $60 or more, it's not always an option.
People are often left to their own devices to care for their feet when it fits into their busy schedules. But unfortunately home pedicures don't typically provide the same results without the professional tools found at a salon.
Instead, many people have found that owning an electric callus remover is the best way for them to achieve beautiful, soft feet without the time and expense associated with regular spa visits.
A number of callus removers are on the market today that create wonderful results and requiring very little effort. When choosing a callus remover, know that not all products will provide the same results.
Before shopping for a callus remover, you should consider the following:
Design. Is the callus remover well designed for fast and effective callus removal? Or will the experience be too awkward to use on a regular basis?
Convenience. How convenient is the callus remover to use? Is it cordless for flexible use?
Price. What is the price of the callus remover and how does that compare to the competition? How much will shipping cost?
TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best callus removers available today. We hope these reviews help you find the perfect callus remover to smooth and soften your feet!
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The Ansr:Sole is a handheld electric callus remover that quickly and efficiently removes dead skin and rough patches around your feet. One of the key benefits of Ansr:Sole's callus remover is that it is cordless and lets you conveniently and comfortably polish your feet without having to sit near an outlet.
The Ansr:Sole website is simple and to the point. The main page features pictures of well-groomed feet with the promise that "in just minutes a day anyone can have beautiful healthy feet". There is also a product demo video that helps shoppers understand how to best use the product and what to expect when the package arrives. The company also sells a handful of other accessories such as replacement plates,
chargers and salve to be used with the callus removing tool.
The callus removal tool itself fits well in the hand at approximately 8 inches in length, and weighs in at a sturdy one pound. Ansr:Sole is equipped with a powerful motor that rapidly spins a nice-sized polishing plate, which is applied to your feet in order to buff away any calluses or rough skin. We appreciated that this product will not cut or hurt the skin while in action.
This callus remover comes with a rechargeable battery so you can easily manipulate it without worrying about an awkward cord getting in the way. The callus remover also has a silicon ring that helps capture the callus debris, which can be removed and washed for easy cleaning. The product holds it's charge for several uses.
There are links to many positive reviews on the website, from publications like Essence Magazine who ranked the Ansr:Sole as a "Best in Beauty" product in 2012. All of the reviews agree that the device is simple and extremely effective at removing tough calluses from the feet.
The shipping policy is excellent, as they offer free shipping for the Ansr:Sole and any accessory products. The return policy includes 30 days to return any unopened product for a full refund minus shipping.
Ansr:Sole excelled in our review for a few main reasons. The convenience of a cordless callus remover and the size of the buffing plates make for a fast and convenient effort. Free shipping and less mess top off the benefits of this product. If you're in the market for a callus remover, Ansr:Sole is definitely worth your consideration. It earns our highest rating.
The Pedinova III is an electric callus removing device sold by popular gadget retailer Brookstone. It is not only for removing calluses however; it is also a complete pedicure/manicure machine designed to shape and trim finger and toenails as well.
There is no dedicated web site for the Pedinova III, you have to go to the Brookstone web site to purchase this product. Other foot care devices we reviewed had how-to videos on their web site to demonstrate how the product worked, or links to positive articles from beauty industry publications raving about how well the product worked. There is none of this with the Pedinova III.
Our research found several positive reviews on the Pedinova III. Many customers said it was the best pedicure and manicure device they had ever used, and one even said it was better than a salon manicure.
The device is sleek and fits easily into your hand; however it is not cordless like some other callus removers we have reviewed so you have to work around the cord and outlet when using the Pedinova III. The speed of the motor is adjustable which we have not seen in all other foot care units, so you can turn it up to grind down tough calluses, or turn it down to do precision manicure work. There are 12 attachments of all
shapes and sizes to trim and smooth nails and calluses of all kinds. Reviews report that the device works very well even on very thick nails or calluses. However, the bit used for callus removal is much smaller than some of the other products and make take longer to finish the job. Take note that this product does not come with any method to capture the dust and debris that occurs when polishing dead skin.
The shipping is a little pricey starting at $9.99 which is higher than some other similar devices that offered free shipping. The return policy was average, allowing you to return any item within 30 days for a refund, return shipping at your expense.
Overall the Pedinova III earns a strong ranking for being a multi-purpose tool that works well on both feet and fingernails.
The Taiff Soft Feet is a handheld electric callus remover sold by Taiff Protools, a company that also makes other beauty related products such as hair dryers and flat irons. This review will focus on the callus remover only.
The Taiff web site is simple enough. The main page features pictures of attractive models and a menu of their products by category across the top. The Soft Feet callus remover is the only product listed under the 'esthetic' heading. There is a link to the product as well as replacement bits, and there are no other related parts or accessories.
The tool itself is larger than some other callus removers we have seen, but it is still very light. It resembles a hair dryer which is no surprise since Taiff also manufactures hair dryers. It has a powerful duel speed motor that rapidly spins a bit, which you apply to your calluses to remove them effortlessly. The device is duel voltage so you can use it in North America or overseas, which was a feature unique to all
of the callus removers we reviewed. This is a big selling point over other callus removers for any frequent foreign travelers that like to keep their feet smoothed and in great shape.
The bits you use to remove the calluses are disposable and they promote the Taiff Soft Feet device "for professional use" on their web site. This is the only device we reviewed that marketed itself to the professional nail salon worker in addition to the general public. It is not a wireless, battery powered device however, so you have to work around the 10 foot cord and rather large device when using it. Due
to the size of the hairdryer like tool, users may struggle to buff the back of the heal and outside of the foot on their own.
The shipping policy is expensive and starts at $16.00 for standard ground delivery. The return policy is a little impressive than others we reviewed, allowing for a full refund of the product only if returned within 10 days, and requiring a 10% restock fee if returned between 11-30 days. There were no reviews or accolades for this product on the web site, nor could we find any on the internet, so it was difficult to get
a read on how the general public likes this device.
The Taiff Soft Feet callus remover features a duel voltage that allows owners to take on the road. We were a little concerned that disposable replacement bits may become expensive over time. We also felt the device was a bit awkward not only that customers have to plug it in and be connected to the wall but that the hair dryer sized apparatus may be hard to maneuver to get into tight spots. This product was more expensive
than any other callus remover reviewed. Also, the return policy was also less generous than those companies ranked higher. Overall, we couldn't determine any strong reasons to recommend Taiff Soft Feet for home callus removal.
The Promed Beauty Belle H2 is a compact cordless electric callus remover that promises to remove tough calluses by grinding them down with spinning sapphire rolls. This product is sold on the Sears web site but is not manufactured by them.
Since there's no dedicate web site for the Promed Beauty Belle H2, we found it difficult to get a lot of information on this device. We did identify that the motor on the Beauty Belle H2 has one speed only and indicates that it is a slow speed. It can take several minutes to buff down calluses with the slowly rotating sapphire rolls that come with the device. (one fine roll, one course roll) The device is small and light
with a simple on/off switch, and it is shaped like an electric razor with a foil on the end that grinds the calluses.
There are no reviews or accolades of this product on any of the web sites on which it is being sold. What's more is we couldn't find any independent reviews of this product anywhere. When we searched the internet for customer reviews many of the web sites we found had odd, garbled nonsensical reviews.
One of the only perks of this product includes the generous return policy. This may be returned with original receipt and packaging within 90 days for a full refund. However, the company misses the mark with expensive shipping charges.
There was very little for us to like about the Promed Beauty Belle H2 callus remover. No demo videos, reviews, accolades - only an inexpensive looking product. We recommend considering a higher ranked callus remover.
The XJQ Elite callus removing device is offered through Light In the Box, a Chinese based company with some questionable history. The item is billed as "the most inexpensive" callus removing device, but in this case, you get what you pay for.
The XJQ Elite is a very small device with a rechargeable battery. There is a round foil at one end and an on/off switch at the other end. You turn the device on and rub the foil over your calluses and the grinding head under the foil slowly removes the calluses. There are no speed settings, no other attachments or features of any kind.
The return policy includes some ambiguous language that essentially says customers may return the item in unused condition within 7 business days. The company may or may not choose to charge a restocking fee on returns.
We couldn't find any reviews of this product anywhere, and most of the web sites we visited to learn more about the XJQ Elite were also in Chinese. However, we could find numerous complaints about doing business with Light In the Box.
Comparing the look, specifications and functionality of this device to the others we reviewed, the impression that we were left with is that it is a very cheap, bottom of the line callus remover product. With so many other quality products available, we can't recommend the XJQ Elite to anyone.
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