Panasonic ES-LA93-K 4-Blade Review

By | July 2, 2013

Braun Series 7- 790cc
Panasonic ES-LA93-K 4 Blade shaver comes in black and with its own cleaning-charging system while the silver colored ones, the ES-LA63-S which is only a standalone. Both shavers functions the same and can be used on wet/dry shaving. These 2 shavers only differ in color, price and the cleaning – charging dock that only comes with the ES-LA93-K model. The price of Panasonic ES-LA93-K shaver is relatively close to the Braun 7 790cc. The ES-LA93-K is a great alternative for men who wants a foil shaver that can also do wet shaving where the Braun 7 790cc only supports dry shaving.

Providing Closer Shave:

This shaver already proved to its users that it offers closer shaves and some could say that they had their closest shave ever with the Panasonic ES-LA93-K. On a good day, you might even experience a baby bottom soft feel, thanks to this shaver. The ES-LA93-K from Panasonic has a fast linear motor which runs at 14,000 rpm, the world’s fastest. A 4-blade cutting system that ensures maximum coverage and great cutting while reducing shaving time. It also features 30-degree Nanotech blades where Panasonic shavers are known for. This enables the shaver to cut hairs at its base to offer closer shaves. Additionally, it has a 2-motor system, a linear motor that delivers side-side motion and a second motor vibrating the shaver’s head up-down for that smooth and close shaves.

Handling:

The Panasonic ES-LA93-K Arc IV shaver is the black version with solid thick sections of body, gleaming surfaces, a perfect fit and finish class-A product. The shaver has an easy grip, ergonomic design and really feels comfortable to hold and is not as heavy as its pictures would look like. With the 4-blade cutting system, the shaving head is not too small and not too big which fits the face just right. It incorporates Panasonic’s “multi-fit arc blades” that follows contours of the face for an effective coverage and comfort. A beginner can use and maneuver the shaver without much troubles and a user already attest to that.

Skin’s Reaction to the Shaver:

A first time user of an electric shaver bought the Panasonic ES-LA93-K as his first electric shaver. Converting from manual razors to this electric shaver, he did not encounter any skin irritations and even helped him saved some money as Gillete’s latest razors are already costing nearly $50. So it is safe to say that this shaver is easy on skin, even for first time users of electric shavers. Moreover, its powerful motor also prevents pulling and tugging of hair that may cost skin irritation.

Ease of Use:

Well as stated above it is easy to use even for first time users of electric razors. It also has a switch-lock button and a reliable pop up trimmer compared to other electric shavers. Plus, 10 stage LCD Display indicating the battery status, charging indicator and a cleaning reminder of the shaver keeping the battery and the unit fresh for its next time use.

User’s Manual:

Clear instructions and illustrations for its users, link: http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/ESLA93-MUL.PDF

Cleaning:

For a quick clean while you shave, simply rinse it under running water and turn on sonic vibrating mode to rinse away remaining debris. The shaver also comes with its own automatic cleaning and charging system, making it easier to clean and maintain the shaver’s hygiene.

Maintenance Cost:

Panasonic Replacement Out Foil and Blade Set for ES-LA93-KThe Panasonic ES-LA93-K has 2 types of blades, the outer foil and inner blade. Replace it with Panasonic WES9025PC, a set of outer foil and inner blades that costs $54 – $80 (latest/current price – list price as of July 2, 2013). Outer foil should be replaced once a year and inner blades once every 2 years. And for cleaning, a 3-count cleaning cartridge would cost $10 – $15. One cartridge could last for 60 days or 30 cleanings.

Pros:

  • Proven to provide closer shaves.
  • Build is of high quality.
  • Easy to use and to maneuver.
  • Very minimal to no skin irritations.
  • Great to use on both, wet or dry shaving.
  • Pop up trimmer is efficient and you rarely see good reviews about shaver’s trimmers.

Cons:

It could be costly for most.
Some complains on the shaver’s automatic cleaning and charging system that is really loud compared to others.
The shaver unit could also be loud to use.

What Other Consumers Has To Say:

Some users have second thoughts before buying this shaver since it is costly and thinking they could get the same quality at a lower price. But after using the shaver, they were happy and satisfied on how close the shaver is and how easy it is to use. While other users preferred the silver Panasonic ES-LA63-S which is the same unit but doesn’t have the cleaning dock, in order to save some money. Many were not happy about the cleaning system being noisy while most users agreed that the shaver’s build is of quality. Overall, most are positive reviews.

Final Conclusion:

If you’re a fan of wet shaving and want a foil shaver to do it. The Panasonic ES-LA93-K should come first in your list. It gives closer shaves with less to no skin irritation. And as many attest that the build is of high quality and has a piano-ish finish touch, this is a remarkable advanced shaver that you can have. And a tip, if the price between Panasonic ES-LA93-K and ES-LA63-S has a big difference then you might want to get the cheaper LA63-S to save up some money. But if money isn’t a problem then the LA93-K that comes with the automatic cleaning and charging system will do you great.

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