Quip Electric Toothbrush Set Review + Coupon – November 2016
Quip is an electric toothbrush and oral care company that focuses on helping you take better care of your teeth without gimmicks. Quip is all about good design and routine in oral care.
Quip offers several different one-time purchase and subscription refill options.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of quip’s Electric Set, starting at $25, with an extra metal Electric Brush added. (Quip does sell Electric Couple Sets starting at $50, but you can’t purchase the Couple Set with 1 plastic and 1 metal handle as shown here.)
The Box: Quip
The Cost: Starter Kit plans start at $25 for a single plastic handle set with a $10 refill fee every 3 months. Other plans include the Electric Couple Set (starting at $50 with $20 refills every 3 months) and the Electric Family Set (starting at $125 with $40 refills every 3 months).
The Products: Electric toothbrushes (with your choice of plastic or metal handles), toothpaste, and replacement brush heads that help establish good brushing habits and routines without gimmicks.
Ships to: U.S. only. Refills/subscription plans ship for free.
Our package arrived with two brushes, a 3-month tube of toothpaste, a travel sized 2-week tube of toothpaste, and a replacement brush head.
The set came with a quick start guide and information on how to earn free refills.
Quip sent us the Electric Couple Set with one metal handle brush and one plastic handle brush so we could review both – if you pick up an Electric Couple Set, you’ll have to choose both plastic or both metal handles.
The brushes come with stands for storing your toothbrush upright in the bathroom and plastic domes that protect the brushes for travel.
I couldn’t resist the metal handle brush with the copper finish! So pretty. Here is the brush hanging out in its stand with the plastic dome removed.
I love the simple and clean design of this brush. The metal handle feels great in the hand and the weight of it is perfect. The brush head is simple and very slim. I have a tiny mouth and the slim back of the brush head made it easy for me to navigate all the hard to reach places.
To start brushing, you press down on the ‘Q’ at the bottom of the brush head where the brush attaches to the handle. The brush begins to vibrate and pauses quickly every 30 seconds. The brush vibrates for a full 2 minutes so you know how long to brush.
The brush doesn’t spin or do anything fancy and it isn’t designed to. Quip‘s messaging says that dentists recommend electric toothbrushes because they encourage better brushing habits rather than providing a superior clean.
The brush disassembles easily to replace the brush head every 3 months. The base is great for storing your brush upright on you bathroom counter but also has adhesive on the back if you want to stick it to a wall or mirror instead.
The replacement head comes nicely packed in a mini dome so you can keep it clean and safe until it’s ready to be used.
Here’s a closer look at the brush head. The design is minimalistic and easy to keep clean. The plastic has a matte rubberized finish.
Replacing brush heads and batteries seems easy with this illustrated guide.
The kit included a 3 month supply of mint toothpaste. I have a slight allergy to most big brand toothpaste and have been loyal to Tom’s of Maine toothpaste for years. I was a little nervous about trying something new for this reason but was relieved to find I did not have a bad reaction to the Quip toothpaste. The toothpaste is lightly minty and a true white paste and not a gel. The tube is designed with a wide cap so it stands easily on its own.
The tube reminds you to use only a pea-size amount of toothpaste, which is helpful because I have a habit of using way too much.
The kit also included a smaller tube which is perfect for travel.
The kit came with a booklet of information about routine and general oral care that helps explain the Quip philosophy.
Although I’ve been brushing my teeth pretty well my whole life, it was nice to get a refresher course on proper technique. It helped me realize I’ve been using too much toothpaste for a long time (you only need a pea-sized amount) and that I need to tip the brush at a 45-degree angle to get the best clean.
The booklet provides more information on the Fluoride toothpaste and why toothpaste with whitening ingredients might not be great for your teeth.
Here’s a lovely image of the brushes hanging in a perfectly minimalist bathroom I kinda wish I had.
The kit also came with information about the Quip Quarterly blog.
It includes brushing tips and a partner offer from Graze.
Verdict: If you’ve read my other reviews, you probably know by now that I’m a sucker for good design. I’m a bit of a minimalist so the design and philosophy behind Quip speak to me. These are not budget toothbrushes but are instead a well-designed way to rethink the way you care for your teeth. Earlier this year, I tried a Spin Brush for the first time and it blew my mind but likely made me focus less on my technique. I put away my Spin Brush and have been using my new Quip brush every day. The vibration and timer help me stay mindful while brushing instead of just getting through it like a chore. The thin brush head design is great for my small mouth and the whole experience has been positive. The brushes are great quality and I like that the subscription model helps ensure I change my brush heads when I should and helps me regulate my paste use. I recommend Quip for anyone who wants a well-designed, simple brushing experience that helps focus on technique rather than gadgetry.
What do you think of Quip?