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Panasonic ES8109S

Panasonic ES8109S
alaScore 81

639 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 639 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and value for money are also appreciated.

value for money, usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Hair Removal the Panasonic ES8109S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 639 reviews)

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Wet/dry foil shaver


Unlike many electric shavers, the Panasonic Vortex ES8109S foil shaver can be used dry or wet, with shaving cream or lotion, as well as in the shower. The Panasonic ES8109S includes a cleaning/charging base that uses a special cleaning solution to wash...

Wet/dry option, easy cleaning, comfortable to hold

Noisy, cleaning cycle is long and loud, mixed reviews for durability

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic ES8109S


alaTest has collected and analyzed 911 user reviews of Panasonic ES8109S from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Hair Removal on

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic ES8109S Men's 3-Blade (Arc 3) Wet/Dry Nanotech Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Vortex Cleaning System, SilverMens Pivoting Shaver

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Good Shaver


I bought this shaver so I could shave on my way to work while waiting in traffic, and it has done a good job so far. My only real complaint about it is that it does such a bad job around my beard. I have to use a razor once or twice a week to clean it up.

Does a great job at shaving some of the rounder parts of my face. Does a decent job with the rest ; The cleaning station does a great job ; Works well in both the shower and outside it, on both dry and wet skin ; Replacement blades are inexpensive and...

I cannot get the shaver to hit my longer hairs. If I don't shave every day it has a hard time getting everything cut smooth ; It does a horrible job of trimming near my beard. If I get too close it grabs my beard and pulls hairs out, and still doesn't...


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Pretty good


I would give this 5 stars, but you need to shave at least twice to get all the random stray hairs left behind from the first shave ; However, once you do get them all and keep up with shaving everyday -- this thing is great. It has saved me a bunch of...

Sometimes requires two passes

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Works great, improved performance.


The diagram for installation was misleading, as the outer foil fits into the \'cap\' on top of the razor. Once installed (which takes no time once I figured this out\') my razor seemed to be good as new - no irritations. Definitely will change this out...

Reduces Irritation","Smooth

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Awesome Shaver


I was using a less expensive rotary shaver and wanted to try a foil and this one got such great reviews I decided to try it. I am completely satisfied and would highly recommend it, even with the few minor cons mentioned above. The foil gets a little...

Great shaving results, close and comfortable (at 13,000 rpms, it's doing some serious cutting!); cleaning/charging dock saves time and does a good job; easy disassembly for changing blades, etc.; popup trimmer. I dry shave almost daily and have no...

It makes a high-pitched, annoying noise to get those 13,000 rpm's, that I haven't gotten used to yet, but that doesn't really take much away from my overall satisfaction ; Also, sometimes, it will fail to cut a few stray longer hairs if I go longer...

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Life Changer


I've been using rotary shavers since I started shaving because that's what my dad used and that's what he got for me. I've always hated shaving and I realize now, after 18 years of shaving, that this is because rotary shavers are terrible. It's more...

It's amazing ; Very easy on skin ; No pulling whatsoever ; I haven't used it with shaving creme but I did use it immediately after a shower when my face was still damp. It felt great. With the rotary shaver, I would have to wait 10 minutes before...

Only shaves in one direction. Luckily, my hands work, so I can just turn the shaver to different angles as needed. Not a big deal, although someone with limited dexterity might think otherwise ; Considerably noisier than rotary shavers (but the noise...

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Perfect Fit - Clean Shaves


Packing for a trip when the dog decided to munch on my shaver. Foil was damaged and caused irritation when I tried to use it. New foil and cleaning cartridges made my shaver work better than new!

Reduces Irritation","Smooth


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Great Shaver


my shaver wrote this review -thats how cool this thing is.

This is a sweet shaver. Its my 1st electric shaver (figured i would end up saving money in the long run -compared to disposable blades). After days of research, contemplating, and thinking. I finally said i would buy this shaver, and am i glad i did!...

Since it is my 1st electric shaver, it seemed a little loud (high pitch buzzing noise), but its nothing that leaves your ears ringing or anything -you get used to it, and really, its not that loud

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Great Shave!!!


This shaver rocks!! This shaver gives one of the closest shaves I have ever had! Even my Barber was impressed with the shave I received with this shaver!! He said the closeness rivaled that of a blade. Now to be fair, if you have a long beard you will...

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