The Best Electric Callus Removers You Can Buy

These super handy little devices, sometimes called callus shavers or foot scrubbers, will change your life, or at the very least make your feet much smoother and nicer looking. If you are tired of spending hours using a pumice stone to remove calluses and dry cracked skin an electric callus remover is worth a try. Not only are they are inexpensive, easy to find and will give you similar results to what you would get from a profession pedicure without the high cost, they are also fast and painless.

Shopping for one of these callus removers can be confusing, they all kind of look the same and have very similar features, making it hard to figure out which is the best product to buy. To help you find the best electric callus remover to suit your needs, we have compared a few of the top sellers to help you narrow down your search.


Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Pedicure Foot File

Cost: est. $30

Pros: This is one of the world best-selling callus shavers. People love it because it is inexpensive, it works well and it is easy to find in stores.

Cons: It only comes with one roller, you have to purchase additional refill roller. It runs on AA batteries and can be a bit of a power hog, so you may end up buy A LOT of batteries.

The Pedi Perfect is by far the most popular electric callus remover around. It’s success as been feeding itself despite some issues with the power of the motor and the reliability of the product. However for the low price it gives the customer what they want, which is a smooth callus free foot.

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Magnifeko Rechargeable Electric Callus Remover

Cost: est. $35

Pros: The Magnifeko is one of the newer models on the market. It is rechargeable, and has a nice wide design so it is easy to grip and to use. It is definitely designed for a women, as the color and packaging is very girly and spa like.

Cons: You cannot put any pressure on the spinning head or it stops, although in its defense you usually only want to gently touch the shaver to your foot because if you press too hard you can risk damaging your skin. Some users have complained that the battery goes down too quickly and that they end up having to plug it in while using.

Summary: This is your basic standard mid-range model, it spins at 40 per second which is slightly higher than some of it competitors. It has the option of two speeds, which is a good feature to have in case you have sensitive skin and find the higher speed to be too much for you. To clean it you rinse it after you use it. If you are looking at the reviews on Amazon for the Magnifeko you have to take them with a grain of salt as they are overwhelmingly good, but they are a type of paid review since the majority of the reviewers received the product at a heavily discounted price in return for the review, so keep that in mind.

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Emjoi Micro-Pedi Rechargeable Tornado

Cost: est. $80

Pros: Powerful yet gentle, easy to use and works well. It comes with a number of attachments so you can tailor your pedicure to your needs much better than some competitors.

Cons: It does require a bit of a light touch to use it well. If you apply too much pressure the roller will stop spinning.

The Tornado is one of Emjoi’s most powerful models; it spins at a top speed of 47x per second. This is one of the more expensive models around but it does include the more powerful and faster motor as well. It also comes with 2 regular rollers and an extra gentle roller, as well as 3 precision cone rollers that you can use to get in between your toes, which is a pretty good feature for some customers. The other thing worth noting about Emjoi’s product is that you can purchase extra rollers with different coarseness, as well as one that is specifically intended for use on your elbows.

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UTILYZE Rechargeable Electronic Foot File

Cost: est. $40

Pros: Very powerful and quiet to use.

Cons:  It comes with 2 extra course rollers only, that may end up being too course for some customers.

Summary – The UTILYZE foot file is a great quality option and it would make a nice gift, since the packaging and the design are pretty slick. It is rechargeable, but does comes with an AC cord so you never have to worry about replacing batteries you can just plug it in the socket to charge it. You are also able to use it while it is plugged in, in case you have forgotten to recharge it. Overall, customers love this product and recommend it pretty highly, especially for those who need a heavy duty machine.

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What to Look For

You want to get the best product for the money, but if you have just started trying to find the best callus remover you may have found the many of the most popular shavers seem to have very few differences in price or features, making the buying process that much more confusing. There are differences between these types of devices, but you have to know what to look for. To find a callus shaver that will work the best for you, consider the following questions:

How is it powered? There are three options: it will have a cord that plugs in and you use it while it is plugged in, it will come with some kind of rechargeable batteries, or it will use standard (probably) AA batteries. If you have to replace the battery, you may want to include that when you consider the price of a particular model.

Is it water resistant? Can it be used in the shower? Most of the best-selling products are water resistant, meaning that you can clean them under a tap, but you don’t want to submerge the unit fully in water or use them in the shower. If you are looking for a something that is waterproof that you can use in the shower, there are a couple of products on the market that are waterproof. Check out PediBunny and Ckeyin, although keep in mind most shavers work best if your feet are dry (think about wet sandpaper).

How strong is the motor? The stronger the motor, the better the shaver will work. When you are shaving off the calluses, you gently touch the device into your skin. Some users complain that certain shavers stop working when you apply too much pressure because the motor isn’t strong enough, but you have to remember that you shouldn’t really be pressing the device down on your skin too hard. If your calluses are really bad, look at the RPM of the motor of any product you are considering.

What is the material on the roller? How many rollers does it come with?  Everyone has different needs for their feet and different sensitivities, so you may want to ensure you get a product that will allow you to change the roller to something other than the standard roller that the device comes with. The company Emjoi lets you buy extra rollers that are regular, course, super course, extreme course, and they even have elbow exfoliation roller that you can use with your callus shavers on your elbows.

How often do you have to replace the roller? For pretty much all of these units, you will have to replace the rollers at some point. It isn’t usually very expensive, but depending on how much you use it, the rollers will wear out (kind of like sandpaper or nail files).

Is it easy to clean? Obviously no one wants a product that is going to be a pain to clean. For the most part these shavers are very easy to clean, you either just remove the head and rinse under cold water, clean the rollers under cold water or use a cleaning brush that comes with the set.

Price Think about how much are you willing to spend. These products range in from around $20 to almost $100 for a professional quality shaver. If you are looking for a good, high quality callus remover without all the bells and whistles expect to pay between $30-$40.

Where do you Buy Electric Callus Removers?

You can get them at most big retailers, including Walmart, Target, Walgreen, etc. Most major drugstores will also stock some models, most likely the Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Pedicure Foot File, I’ve seen that one all over the place. Of course you can buy them online through places like eBay or Amazon, as well as directly from some of the manufacturers. If you are buying online remember to pay close attention to the return policy in case you end up with a defective product. Also make sure you check shipping rates and times.

The Bottom Line

Having dry cracked feet can be painful and embarrassing, and not everyone has the time or the budget to get regular pedicures to keep their feet looking tip top. Callus shavers are a good, inexpensive option to help get rid of unsightly, dry skin on your feet for a very low cost. They are easy to use, don’t hurt and you can use them in the privacy of your own home.