Panasonic ES8109S Vortex Shaver

Panasonic-ES8109SThe reviews for this Panasonic razor are almost unanimously positive – it is lightweight, versatile, and very easy to get a great shave. The suggested retail price is a tad under $180, but the link below will show you where you can make a saving of up to $75 on the retail price.

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Panasonic ES8109S Vortex Shaver Review

The Panasonic Vortex is a mid-high end shaver that is now available online at greatly reduced prices from its original $180 price tag. So it’s worth looking at what the features are, what you’re getting for your money and how well it has been received in the market.
The Vortex has a tall, slim, silver and black ergonomic stem with the pivoted foil shaver head perched on top (2.6 inches W x 6.3 inches H x 1.7 inches D) and it comes supplied with a large black docking station. It also has a pop-up trimmer to be used on the mustache or sideburns.

This is a wet/dry shaver so it can be used in the shower or with foam or gel and also allows quick cleaning under running water if you’re in a hurry. It employs 30-degree Nanotech blade cutting on a triple head design. The head contains 2 arced foils and a center slit and allows movement up and down and back and forth, so it can follow the facial contours and provide a comfortable and close shave with no razor burn or irritation.

The linear motor in this device produces 13,000 micro-vibrations per minute, which means that even thickest beards present no problems and there is no tugging of hairs.

One of the key features of the Vortex is its HydraClean cleaning system. This will clean, dry and charge the docked shaver at the press of a button. Cleaning solution cartridges just attach to the foot of the station and allow you to keep the blades fresh and clean. There is a LCD display which indicates when charging and cleaning needs to be done, for extra convenient maintenance.

Around 80% of people who’ve used this unit have responded very positively, which is a good start. Most like the wet/dry facility, the power of the motor that reduces pulling and irritation (even those with sensitive skin) and the closeness of the shave, as well as the easy cleaning mechanism. The pop-up trimmer is praised for being able to tackle the flatter hairs of the beard as well as the sideburns trimming function. A lot of users who previously owned Panasonic shavers have stressed that this model incorporated several improvements. Others have said that replacing the foil on the head every year will keep the unit in tip-top condition.

Notwithstanding the above comment about maintaining your shaver, the main negative about the Vortex is that performance tends to worsen over time, with some users saying they replaced the blades regularly (every 6 months) – this will, of course, depend on the work you ask it to do.

Overall these shavers compare well with their more expensive Braun counterparts and seem to be a good option for people looking for a top-notch razor at a mid-range price.


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