You have a number of different options as far as razors go. I'll post up what I think are good starters.
Merkur: I'd suggest the HD. It has some heft to it, and is a good starter razor. Either that, or the long-handled classic. A Merkur is fine for someone just starting out. The HD runs a little over $30, I think.
Gillette: Flare Tip Super Speed, sometimes called a 60's super speed. (edit: a 50's or 60's SS, see Guido's page on SS IDs) Easily maneuvered, not too aggressive, and decent models can be had on the BST for a song. You should not spend more than $15 for a good one.
Schick: The Krona. My personal favorite next to the Red Tip Super Speed. This razor yields a consistently great shave that rivals the shave of any Gillette. They can be had for under $15.
As far as disinfecting goes, clean with scrubbing bubbles, let sit in alcohol, then air dry.
Super Speed on left, Krona on right:
Last edited by Stubblefield; 07-21-2009 at 07:55 AM.
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