Another purchase off Sally's clearance rack which was a total score! I love this battery operated foot file. Great results in a fraction of the time it takes with a manual foot file. I have to say good bye to my pedegg and foot rasp thanks to this little gem.
Great product, does what it says, worth every cent if you've got feet such as mine that get callused/cracked/nasty if they even glance at a sidewalk or beach.
Concept's simple: a AA-battery-operated pedi-only sander with a coarse roller (you get two: regular coarse and extra-coarse) that rotates. It very lightly sands off the worst rough edges, leaving you and everything nearby in a light dust. It's designed not to go too deep since it has a slow speed, requires a light touch (it'll stop if you press hard) and fairly narrow roller. Instructions say to use it no more than 3 seconds in each spot but in full disclosure, I've used it longer, just kept moving it around. Only reason I'm giving it a 4 rating is because the roller seems to wear out pretty quickly and replacements cost more than they should, considering.
I've had the most success using it first to remove the worst top layer and then using the Microplane XL Pro manual foot file (which is terrific) to tackle the more difficult stuff. Between these two, I think I've finally defeated the feet.
This is one of those electrical pedicure devices that has a coarse surface whizzing round to get rid of dead skin on the feet. I've tried a couple of these from other brands before and they did zilch; the only reason I tried buying this was that it had nothing but 5-star reviews on the Boots website.
I tried it last night on my poor callused feet and - it works. I have mostly soft, smooth skin. You're not supposed to use it for more than 3 seconds on any one area of skin but I was able to keep going for 30 seconds before I knew it was time to stop. The difference in my feet is remarkable and I can't believe how much dead skin came off. The treatment areas are also glassily smooth and I only used the coarsest option.
The only products I've found previously to work are the Microplane Orb (quite good) and the Diamancel diamond files (excellent). The difference between the Emjoi and the Diamancel is not in the results exactly but in the amount of work and time required to get there. To achieve the results I got from 5 minutes' effortless treatment with the Emjoi would have taken close to an hour's hard work with the manual file.
Having only used it once I can't speak about the life of the battery, replaceable inserts or the device itself, but I had to rave about this straight away. It cost me £40 in the UK, which is about the same price as a Diamancel, and worth every penny.