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38 reviews | 4.8 out of 5
I have used a blade since I started shaving in 1957 and a popular 5 blade razor since its release in 2006. I liked the shave; however, I don’t like paying $46 to $50 for 16 blades that last less than a week each. I spent several weeks online researching electric shavers and narrowed it down to the Panasonic ES-LA93-K. This was based on the reputation of Panasonic, the price of the shaver and customer reviews.
Wow, what a shave. It shaves as close as or closer than any blade, never any irritation or burn. My preference is a dry shave. With a heavy fast growing beard if I want to look clean I must shave twice a day. With the blade razor it would irritate my skin and burn, especially where my shirt collar would rub. Not so with the Panasonic. I can shave as many times a day as I need.
The Panasonic looks and feels great. I was concerned that the high speed 14,000 cycles a minute would be loud, it is extremely quiet. The self-cleaning system keeps it clean, sharp and smelling great.
I cannot say enough about the razor, it is outstanding. I tell all my friends about it and several have decided to change to it. One last thing, it not only shaves closer than a blade, you look much cleaner than with a blade. No more shadow even after just shaving.
very well built. best and closest shave ive had from a electric shaver.
The only drawback is that you can't use it with the power cord plugged in.
great product and fast shipping(2 days).very close shave with no razor burn even those stubborn hairs on my neck. my beard grows in different directions and it handles it easily
i first puschased the braun series 5 and returned it it was rough on my skin and then the norelco and it felt flimsy and the charge stand was a peice of junk..built cheaply so it went back also. this razor beats them both hands down. built solidly and walmarts price beat best buy by $70.
I've used a Braun shaving system the last 6yrs, and it finally fell apart. The shaving quality of the Braun gradually declined after 4yrs as well- even with blade replacements every 9mos, so I was reluctant to purchase another. I wanted to try something new. This Panasonic shaver is "expensive", but like most things in life, you get what you pay for. It's built better, it keeps trimmings inside the shaver rather than spilling out wherever during a shave, and I can shave a 4 day beard clean in under 3 minutes with this shaver, and mine is thick. I could never imagine doing that with my Braun. This product cuts at 14000 revolutions per minute, and that's 4000 revolutions per minute more powerful than the current top of the line Braun! It's quiet, water proof for wet or dry shaving, gels or foams, and it fully charges in an hour for 45min of shaving. It easily cleans under running water with liquid soap as well as having the self-cleaning system available. I do clean the shaver under the faucet before putting it in the self-cleaning system though, but that's just my personal preference to keep the system free of trimmings. Just like automobiles, you get what you pay for. A $500 car will likely get you to work just as well as a $50,000 car, but which one will leave you loving the experience of driving to work with a smile on your face? If you want to enjoy the experience of shaving rather than just having it be a routine you have to do, try this Panasonic out. Otherwise, stick with a Bic.
excellent product and excellent service from Wal Mart
I wasn't sure I could trust the reviews, however there were so many with five stars that I
decided to purchase the razor and pay the high price. I can say that so far, I am glad I did. All of the positives mentioned by others are true and it is giving me the closest shave that I have ever
had with an electric razor. Also like the fact that it can be charged with just the cord and
not a stand that is always taking up room in the bathroom. The battery charges fast
and lasts all week, hope that continues for a couple of years.
This shaver got best rating by Hammacher Schlemmer and always made the top 3 lists everywhere on line so I bought it and Braun's best Series 7 to compare. I've owned both makes in the past and found service and longevity to be excellent on both--the Panasonic was the winner of the two-closest shave and no weaknesses
I was a little hesitant to switch from norelco , but this one had far and away better reviews and recommendations. I always take reviews with a grain of salt, and I expected a quality razor for this price regardless. What made me buy this one was when I looked into the replacement foil and blades. norelco blades are supposed to be replaced every 6 months (at least for my current model). The blades aren't cheap at around $35. I figured the panasonic would be more expensive given that the foil needs to be replaced as well as the blades. I was surprised that the foil is recommended to be replaced once a year, and the blade is recommended to be replaced once every two years. Not only that, but a pack of a replacement foil and blades is the same as the cost of one set of blades for the norelco. That'll save you $100 over two years. Assuming it lasts for 4, you've got a razor that paid for itself, if you had a norelco before. Will it last 4 years? I can only say that it definitely feels like it was built well, so I do expect it to last for quite a while.
The best thing about this razor is how fast it shaves my face. I shave my entire face in under 2 minutes with it. I have yet to have to go over a spot or a hair several times to get it to cut it, which was sometimes a problem with the norelco. It's comfortable to hold, and the pivoting head isn't awkward, which was a concern buying it online just based on the angles. It could be because it is so fast, but it doesn't irritate my face as much as the norelco did either. I would say the closeness of the shave is just a hair closer than the norelco, but not really noticeable.
Only gripe is that the trimmer isn't very good/useful. It's awkwardly positioned, and doesn't cut hairs very well. It would work in a pinch though, which is what it's for in my opinion, so no big deal there.
Just for reference, I would have rated my norelco 4.5/5 stars.
shaves me smooth and without irritation, I love it!!!
Have not owned an electric shaver for about 15 years. Bought this shaver because of the way it is cleaned. No brush for cleaning whiskers. Just add water to the cleaning boat, turn the razor on, let it suds real good and PRESTO rinse in clear water let dry, and ready for use again.
trimmer will not stay out during use
THIS IS MY THIRD ELECTRIC RAZOR IN THE LAST 2 YEARS, , THE 2 PREVIOUS ONES WERE BOTH PANASONIC AND I STEPPED UP EACH TIME AND THIS RAZOR DOES THE JOB , NICE AND QUIET AND RUNS LIKE A WELL OILED SEWING MACHINE THE PRICE IS DOUBLE OF WHAT I PAID FOR THE LAST ONE. i AM STILL REVIEWING THE RAZOR BUT FOR NOW BRAVO
Excellent product and get a great shave. The automatic cleaning function works great as well. I haven't used an electric shaver in years. Due to surgery on my neck I need a better way to shave because I couldn't look up, down or twist my head while shaving. I thought about buying a much cheaper model because once healed I figured I would go back to a razor. Not now, I get as good as a shave with the Panasonic ES-LA93-K shaver as I do when using a razor and no nicks.
Got a great deal saved $200.00
Tested it, loved it.
Hands down the best on the market .
I have used this shaver for one week, and it is the closest shave I've ever had. Very easy on the face, so I suspect is good for sensitive skin. In short, this is a high quality product of classy design and ease of use.
I've had a Remington MS-280 leading up to this and the improvement is significant. I wasn't sure if I should just try to find another Remington for $40 or invest in a nicer shaver. I'm 28 and have been through 5-6 remington's. I thought they were a great shaver, the battery would eventually die out and the trimmer would get dull. This shaver gets a much closer shave, is much quieter, has a cool cleaning/charging system, and holds a nice charge. I wish the trimmer was better but that seems to be the norm with all of these high end shavers. Great product overall.
works great super great battery
This was exactly what I was looking for! Really love it and will definitely recommended. At the long term it will cover for the price if you compared with the money that you spend by using shaving blades.
Best shaver ever! I have used most other brands over the years but this actually does the job. Just a tip for cleaning. Take off the head and brush the cutters and clean out the whiskers every time after use, first with the brush and then with running water. Do the same to the foils as well. Reassemble and again run under running water with the razor turned on. Dry the out side and then place in cleaning station.This will extend the life of the cartridge in the cleaning station beyond your expectations. Remember to maintain the water level in the reservoir. Best shave for me with dry face.