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A Modern Approach to Smooth Shaving
Prior to owning the Panasonic ES-SL41W, I have never owned a wet/dry razor and primarily relied on conventional shaving methods which led me to nicks and cuts. However, this Panasonic razor changed...Read complete review
Prior to owning the Panasonic ES-SL41W, I have never owned a wet/dry razor and primarily relied on conventional shaving methods which led me to nicks and cuts. However, this Panasonic razor changed my entire experience. Starting from its features, the razor has three blades that provide a smooth, silky shave. Its Wet/Dry mode allowed me to use gel, foam and clean the blade with a simple rinse under my sink. I was skeptical about water running through an electric device but this one is designed specifically for water rinsing which leaves little mess if any. The shutters allow fast cleaning without having to remove any parts. I also felt that the blades countoured my face shape in such a way that provided the closest shave. This razor comes with a convenient cover and pouch and holder which makes traveling with it very simple. I had also used the trimmer to trim my side burns. The trimmer works well and precise. Overall, compared to the conventional way of shaving, Panasonic ES-SL41W definitely wins the competition. My face looks and feels great, and no more disposable razors!
Most Liked Negative Review
This shaver would be incredible if they put the fast motor in it. I have a light beard and it literally slowed down while I was shaving. Put the 13,000 RPM motor in this...Read complete review
This shaver would be incredible if they put the fast motor in it. I have a light beard and it literally slowed down while I was shaving. Put the 13,000 RPM motor in this and you will have the sleekest shaver in the business.
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Very Close to a razor
from Bonita Springs
No electric shaver will be as good as a high quality razor, but that should be expected. I have used a high end rotary "floating head" electric shaver for years, and I use high quality multi-blade shavers. I have been using this shaver for 4 months now and am very pleased with the quality of the shaver, and the quality of the shave. I have gone back and forth between my high end rotary "floating head" electric shaver and this shaver, and the outcome is that this shaver is better. The biggest advantage is that this shaver still works good even after 48 hours of not shaving. The high end rotary "floating head" electric shaver does not do well after 48 hours of not shaving. With the cost of quality razor blades, this shaver far exceeds economically. Also, Love the wet/dry feature. I like using the shaver in the shower as I get ready for work each day. Lathering my face with a little soap makes this shaver work great without any rash at all. My rotary shaver does create rash on warm days. Hope this review helps. My wife thinks my face is as smooth as a razor, and that's all that matters to me!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Tiny Tim
from Middleton, MO
This is a really fine razor. It fits my hand perfectly to allow for a clean shave around my beard and mustache. It cuts very close to the skin on the first pass. Very satisfied!
Does hair grow out of ...
By Jaime Onofre
from San Diego, CA, USA
Does hair grow out of your face? Then you should get this. Like any well trained expert, it is important to have several weapons in your quiver. Not all razors are created equal and it's important you adapt to your needs. weather you're in the shower or on the go in the car, this device will take care of you. Here are my thoughts: Wet/dry: this thing works on your face with or without water or shaving cream. You can use it in the shower (I actually just leave mine there), or you can use it right when you wake up or before going out. It works equally as well in either situation. 100% Waterproof: LIke I said, I keep mine in the shower....all the time. You're covered here. I haven't had any issues. 3-Cut system: This thing has three blades that cut you clean. BUT.... this is the only area I think that could use improvement, but i think that is the same for all razors. I compared this razor to my Norelco and here is the difference - the Norelco uses those circular razors Panasonic uses straight ones. Norelco can be a little quicker at the shave, but it can sometimes cut you...never fun. Panasonic takes a little longer (2 minutes overall maybe) to get the job done, but it does not cut. I pressed really hard to get as close a shave a could and no issues. especially around the neck which happens a lot with the Norleco. Neither get you as close a shave as a good 'ol Gillette. But that's just my opinion. Still has its benefits. Water Shutters: It has these.. they work. Pop up-trimmer: Most good razors have this. This one works well. I use it to keep my sideburns in check. holder: The razor comes with a holder/cover so that it doesn't randomly turn on with you're traveling. It was a good idea. Works well. Overall, considering the price (half of what I paid for my Norelco) it's a great value. I actually like the weight and feel of it better than the Norelco and it does equally a good job, even though it takes longer, but it doesn't nick me. I would certainly invest in a product like this (am am glad i actually have one).
no problems to get used to, leaves a very close shave. Definitely better than the last one I had (Braun).
By Gulf Coast
from Bonita Springs, FL, USA
I've tried other brands of electric razors before, never stuck with them. This little beauty has won me over! Close shave, long lasting charge, easy to clean, good for wet or dry shaving, that covers it! It's all I took on our last vacation, so handy! Yes I would reccomend this one to others!
Great Little Shaver
from Long Beach, CA, USA
While I prefer the Arc4 for my permanent shaver, this did a great job untl I could afford it. This one held its charge well, gave a great shave, and was easy to take with me on travel. Overall a great simple shaver!
Exceeded expectations for value
Given the price line for this razor it exceeded expectations. The beard trimmer blades move with such precision, I didn't think they where working. Until I trimmed my side burns to make sure trimmer was working. Probably not the Electric Razor for those with beards.
My first 3 shaves were excellent but I have no history to compare to others. Very easy to clean. So far, all my shaves are dry. I am 85 and shave very 3-4 days.
Great value for the $$. ...
from Dallas, TX, USA
Great value for the $$. Easy to use and delivers a very close, smooth shave. Highly recommend.
Smooth as Silk
from Queens, NY, USA
Enjoyed this shaver right off the top. It performs simple and true. There is a slight problem only that the clear plastic shaver cover which delightfully doubles as a stand, is kind of tight and tends to pull the blade cover off as you are removing it. This is a super minor thing but did immediately catch my attention. In spite of this the shaver does the job. That's all I want. Nice going Panasonic.
A great shaver. I have ...
A great shaver. I have used Panasonic shavers for years. Really a close shave.
from SW Florida
I've never been big on electric razors but, I've gotten older and was looking for something easy to use, Always remember "your experience may vary". This razor is compact, easy for my arthritic hands to hold and control. The charge lasts for a long time. It works well dry or with a lather. Cleaning couldn't be simpler. I've been using it 2X a day since I got it, nary a misfire! I am quite happy with the value and quality of the razor.
Treat it Right and it will Treat You Right
from Woodbridge, Virginia
I find no reason for the negative reviews of this particular shaver. I am closing in on 6 months of ownership. I AM OVER PLEASED. Keep up with your charging, keep it clean, and there are no problems. I do not recommend dry shaving with this or any model really especially if you have coarse hair. I get my water as hot as my face can stand it for about 2 to three minutes plain hot water on my face and neck softens the hair apply your soap and gel and like me you can go 3 to 4 days before you have to shave again.
from Richmond, VA
I have used many wet/dry shavers and this one has it all. Close shave in both modes and easy to clean. Quick charge and I am ready to go. I often just grab in for a touch up at night before I go out. Recommended buy.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Inman, SC
I've been very satisfied with this product. I would purchase another when the times comes.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great for Sensitive Skin
By Electronics fanatic
from Griffin, GA, USA
Lets get straight to business. I have very sensitive skin and for this reason I always avoided electric razors because I usually end up with red inflamed skin or the dreaded bumps. I took a chance a decided to try this unit out and I must say "Bravo Panasonic, Bravo!" This wet/dry razor is AMAZING! I love using it. My wife says I play with it like a child with a new toy. The wet/dry feature is wonderful. Originally I only used it during dry moments but lately I have come to really like using it in the shower, I seem to get a smoother, closer shave. The 3 blades really do a great job for a nice clean shave. It's also a plus that the unit is waterproof too. It feels very sturdy and has wonderful grip for those wet occasions. You don't have to worry about dropping it. Cleaning the unit is a snap. Its so easy you won't believe it. Just open the shutter ports and rinse. You immediately see all the hair shards exiting. A few seconds of rinsing, dry it, store it for the next use. Simple! Finally, you have the pop-up trimmer on the back of the unit. I really like this feature, you got to keep those side burns looking fresh for that date night with the misses and it works very well. Storage of the unit simple too. It has a nice blade cover and recharging stand. The unit hold a charge really well, I only charge it once a week after regular usage. The charging station holds the unit nice and sturdy. However, I wished the L.E.D indicator would change color from say red to green when a charge is complete. Overall, I think this is a wonderful razor. Ill never buy another disposable razor again. I recommend this product to all fellow men with sensitive skin. You will really like it!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Close, comfortable, and quick
from Rensselaer, IN
I have been known to let my stubble grow out for a couple of days before shaving, almost inevitably having to resort to a razor when my stubble would pull and snag rather than be cut smoothly. Doubtful of any improvement from a value electric shaver like this, I tried it each different way I would normally shave dry, wet, with gel, it took it on like a champ. The blades didn't snag and pull at the hair it simply glided right through, cutting them with its 30 degree nonotechnology blades, while the Arc3 foil glided across my face, following the contours perfectly without needing multiple passes from various angles to shave me. Clean up was simple, almost effortless, by opening the water shutters I could let water flow straight through the blades without removing the outer casing at all. Each shave was like using a brand new shaver again. The pop-up trimmer is well placed and made evening up my sideburns an easily accomplished task. Not only would I buy this again, I have already bought one as a gift for my Father-in-law.
Nice design and easy to keep clean
from Missouri, USA
I have had two weeks now with Panasonicâ€™s ES-SL41 3-Blade Wet/Dry Shaver and so far I have found that it produces a close and comfortable shave. As I imagine with most men who use this wet/dry washable shaver, I use it in the shower as part of my morning routine. The plus is that I can save time and condense my already tight morning schedule into a quick shower and a shave. Luckily, this little unit is 100% waterproof and uses what Panasonic labels as â€œNanotech Bladesâ€� which is a 3-blade cutting system. Whatever â€œnanotechâ€� Pannie employed with this shaver, it works. The blades have not irritated my face and the shaver makes quick work of my stubble. My unit is blue and has a rubbery coating that is easy to grip. It also comes with a carrying holder and of course a charger for the rechargeable battery. The carrying holder is handy as I use it to hang the shaver on the shower caddy. The charger is the standard AC type that lets you drop the shaver into the cradle and it does the rest. The ES-SL41 also comes with a pop-up trimmer that resides on the backside of the shaver; it pops out and if you have a mirror handy, you can do a little manscaping on the sideburns or mustache or whatever else needs it. Finally, Panasonic employs â€œwater shuttersâ€� which are really just small doors that allow water to pass through the unit and under the inner blades and foil. This allows water to wash away those small pieces of stubble that will have become trapped inside the shaver. All and all a nice design and easy to keep clean.
from New York, NY, USA
This was my first Shaver . I tried to use a shaver once in my younger years and had a problem with being able to shave my neck hairs. This shaver gives me a clean comfortable shave, and feels well-made. I don't think one needs to spend more. I am quite happy with my new Panasonic for the price, this is a quality electric shaver that gets a pretty nice close shave The shaver works fine with gel, foam, or dry. It can be cleaned easily, with water which makes my life easier Battery life is good, will last around three days on a good charge, Charging stand is very sleek,( Wife doesn't bother me with leaving it on the counter) I would highly recommend The Panasonic ES-SL41-A Jonathan
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
The best shaver I have ever used!
By Zohair Memon
from Sugar Land, TX, USA
I received this shaver from Panasonic to review as an early adopter. I am so happy that I received the privilege of using this awesome shaver. I own a Norelco brand one and it really ruined my perception of electric shavers. I had thought the Panasonic ES-SL41W was going to be the same but I could not have been more wrong! My favorite thing about the ES-SL41W was that it was 100% waterproof. It was a big help when I woke up late and had to multitask to shave in the shower. I also kept this shaver in my car for some period of time and shaved on the way to school. All the hairs fell into the shaver itself to be effortlessly clean later. The water shutters feature made cleaning easy as just running water through. My old Norelco one required removing the head and thoroughly cleaning which took some time. This is another place the Panasonic ES-SL41W wins! The ES-SL41W shaver features a state of the art 3 nanotech blade cutting system that's cuts super close to the skin for a perfect clean shave every time. That was another big con of Norelco and other similar brand shavers, they would never get my face clean shaven and soft. I would always have to go over it with a normal razor, but with the Panasonic ES-SL41W I had ZERO problems with this. I personally love having shaped sideburns and the design up of the Panasonic ES-SL41W's pop up trimmer was perfect for getting close and shaping them up to my liking. The shape of this shaver was also perfect to where I could easily get close to the hair I didn't want to shave. The Norelco trimmer was weird shaped and it was impossible to cut anywhere near my sideburns with cutting them off. The battery life on the ES-SL41W was also phenomenal. I left it in my car for 2 weeks and used it daily without every having to worry about my battery dying. it also comes with this nice sleek charging stand that looks nice on your restroom sink. The stand has clear lighting that would indicate that the shaver was charging, and would shut off when fully charged. I have zero complaints about this shaver and recommend that my friend stop wasting there money of razors and other brand shaver. Once you buys this shaver you wont need any other!
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
excellent, except battery charger
from North Carolina, USA
this shaver is excellent in every aspect with the exception of the extensive time required to charge battery and the impractical charger stand which is unsuited for travel.
Perfect first razor/shaver
from Roseville, CA, USA
I am a Panasonic loyalist through and through, as long as Panasonic has an option in the category I am looking in I strongly consider, and more often than not buy the Panasonic option. Almost every time that works for me and this time was no different. I bought this for my 14 year old son as his first razor/shaver of any kind and A.) he likes using it, and B.) it does a great job. He is kind of lazy and shaves really fast too, so I'm glad it works so well or there would be some spots that look like he missed, but there never is. It was a great purchase at a great price.
I received this razor for Christmas 2012 and have been trying to register it. Has anyone made it past registration? The product was not listed, OK you could choose not listed and enter the model number. Thank goodness the serial number was optional because the instructions do not identify where the serial number is located. When I tried to enter the only number on the razor not identified, the registration software told me it was wrong and I had to get out of the registration and start over. I had to do this two more times before giving up because even though I picked "Gift" for where purchased, the software required I enter the price paid. OK I called the help numger on the owner manual, after about 7 programed choices, all about my service plan, I then was given another number to call. It stated to call back when they are open, which is the same hours I work am not supposed to use my phone for personal business. At Christmas I asked for a replacent foil and blades because after about six months mine broke and cut up my face. My wife could not find the parts online (she is excellent online) so gave me a compltely new razor, same model, for Christmas. I guess I failed to register the first one.. So much for being a degreed aerospace engineer and being able to follow instructions. At least now I know what the replacement part numbers are. By the way it is warrenteed for 2 years and reccomends replacing the foil every year and the blades every 2 years. If I can register it does that mean I will never have to purchase new ones?
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
By Little Bear
Although I haven't used this too much yet, it seems to be a good razor. I like the small size and the way it fits in my hand. It makes getting around my beard easy for shaping and finishing. Overall, I am very pleased with this purchase.
international usage for different voltage
from Hartford, CT, USA
I was reading message about this unit with wide voltage range 110-240v ac, so thought I can use for my travel. BUt it is not. Did I read it wrongly? Any way we can fix it? Thanks, ALlen
Great shaver for the price.
By Mr. perfect
from Lakewood, CA
This shaver works very well for a quick clean up, but doesn't leave you with the smooth shave. It's great for cutting down the long beard in preparation for a close shave with a blade.
I bought one of these for my son as his first ever razor (he needed it!). It was on a Cyber Monday sale and I couldn't believe how affordable Panasonic had it priced. Once he started using it I also couldn't believe how well it worked once he started using it. I have numerous wet/dry electric razors and they are no better than this. Sure, some of them are self cleaning (which requires a buying those cleaning packages every month) but this one cleans out pretty much just as easily and doesn't require anything. The stand it comes with is very nice, makes it easy to charge with, and if there is no room for the stand it actually can be stood upside down as long as the clear plastic cover is over the foil too. It looks pretty cool on the sink that way! This is a great product that was an AMAZING value at the price I paid, but even if I paid full price for it I would be very happy with it. My son too.
Great Value For Electric Razor
from Chicago, IL, USA
This is a great value when looking at electric razors. The fact that it is waterproof and shower ready is great. I leave mine in the shower and shave every day. I clean it after every use. All you have to do is open 2 vents and rinse. It couldn't be easier. I do not have a ton of facial hair, but I do like to keep a close shave. Now it is not going to give you as close of a shave as using a 5 blade manual razor, but it does do a pretty good job. The 3 blade nanotech system is good, but not great, but for the price it works very well. The overall value of this trimmer is awesome as you don't have to change the blade or foil for at least a year. That saves a ton of money. The pop up trimmer is a nice addition and I use it to keep my sideburns nice and tight. The carrier is nice, but a bit flimsy and it takes a long time to recharge. I'd recommend giving this razor a try. For the price, it can't be beat.
(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
from Sacramento, California
Nice grip and just the right weight. Ingenious cleaning. Nice shave.,l Extremely convenient!
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