Uncomfortable and unsightly skin on your feet causing you problems? With the help of an electric pedi you can buff away coarse and dry skin right from your home. Emjoi is one of the top home pedi brands and their portable Micro Pedi is one of the best-selling options. Read my review to find out more.
What are you buying?
When you purchase the Emjoi MICRO Pedi Portable Pedicure Device, you are getting an electric pedi device that buffs away the skin on your feet. This is a safe and effective treatment for dry and cracked feet, powered by just a few AA batteries. As this is a portable option that can be used anywhere at any time, there are no cords – just the device itself and a compartment for the batteries.
- Weight: 225 g
- Power: 2 x AA batteries (not included)
- Speed: Single speed
- Removable Head: No
- Rollers Included: 2x Extra Coarse (anti-bacterial)
How easy is it to use?
This particular portable Micro Pedi from Emjoi is a very intuitive device that, while it is included, does not require the use of the manual. Simply insert two AA batteries into the device, select which roller you would like, and power it on.
Once you have turned it on you can then use the device to buff away the skin all over your foot and on the top or side of your toes. This device requires just a little pressure to be applied to it; however if you apply too much the safety mechanism will kick into place and the rollers will stop until less pressure is applied.
What accessories are included?
When you purchase the portable Micro Pedi from Emjoi you get two rollers (with the same coarseness levels), and the handheld pedi itself.
Key features of Micro Pedi Portable
- APMA Approved – this Emjoi MICRO Pedi Portable Pedicure Device is approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association (not that it means too much in the UK).
- Very fast results – once you power on this pedi, you’ll see skin buffed away immediately meaning you spend just a few minutes and your entire foot is buffed smooth and clean!
- Safety mechanism – to prevent you from damaging your skin, this pedi has a safety mechanism that stops the rollers if you press too hard.
- Affordable – at under twenty-five pounds, this manual pedi is a fantastic deal and is worth every pence!
- Kills batteries fast – you’ll find that you go through batteries fairly quickly, however purchasing rechargeable batteries (not included) does solve the problem.
- Cleaning – the cleaning process is a bit more complicated than with Scholl’s pedis
- Can’t remove years of skin – Being one of the first pedis on the market (introduced in 2011), it seems that it’s not as effective as the latest electric pedis. If you have not seen to the skin on your feet in a few years, then this device simply can only help a bit. You’ll have to get a more powerful device or see a podiatrist to remove years’ worth of skin buildup.
Anything else you should know?
This particular pedi needs a lot of power to enable the fast spinning rollers to effectively buff away your skin. Because of this, you will find that the two AA batteries in it simply do not last too long. It’s highly recommended that you utilise rechargeable batteries instead.
Additionally, always make sure that you use this manual pedi over a bin, in an empty tub, or over a towel because the dead skin will flake off everywhere.
Overall this is a great device for the money, and is perfect for people who regularly attend to their feet. It does go through batteries fairly quickly, however it is a portable device with a powerful little motor in it so that’s hardly a surprise! Definitely a good buy for the money, but make sure that you see a podiatrist first to tackle the years’ worth of damaged skin on your feet.
If you are looking for more options in this market, check our electric hard skin removers reviews.
Where to buy?
- Amazon UK: > Click to see today’s price
Micro Pedi Portable Review
Micro Pedi Portable is Emoji’s flag product and one of the best-selling hard skin removers on the market. It is a good, lightweight and easy-to-use device. Overall, a good buy for the money.