Panasonic Wet Dry Shaver Review: Model ES-SA40 Review

Panasonic Wet/Dry ES-SA40 Review: Features and Specifications

  • Battery Charge Time:Eight Hours, but can half charge within 30 minutes.
  • Charger Type: Station, acts as a stand for the shaver.
  • Number Of Blades: Two.
  • Trimmer: Yes.
  • Waterproof: Yes

Panasonic Wet/Dry ES-SA40 Review: The Positives

Panasonic are renowned for well made electrical appliances, and the ES-SA40 is not an exception to this. It is surprisingly durable, the in-built battery lasts a very long time and charges to a useful level surprisingly quickly. The motor is also quite powerful, not stopping or getting caught on any hair.

The wet/dry feature of the shaver is its most advertised feature, allowing people to shave with it in the shower. This is particularly effective as the heat from the shower opens pores in the skin and relaxes the hair, allowing for a smoother shave. Another advantage of wet/dry shaving is that it can be particularly efficient in the morning before work as the shaver can be used either in the shower or in the car on the way.

The third benefit of the Panasonic Wet/Dry ES-SA40 is that it is relatively cheap, costing roughly $70 Australian and presumably $50 or less in the United States. Considering the relatively low amount of power it uses, it could arguably be cheaper than being disposable razors to shave with.

Panasonic Wet/Dry ES-SA40 Review: The Negatives

The motor could arguably be more powerful, though this is debateable only in cases where the shaver is used when it should not be used. Shaving your entire head from having hair to bald is possible with this razor, but will take a very long time and is fairly uncomfortable.

Another negative is a common negative with all electric shavers, namely that they can miss hair. This is a minor annoyance in cases where you can simply just redo the area to get the hair, but a major annoyance when the hair seems impossible to pick up with the shaver. Although this particular problem seems to happen less often with the Panasonic Wet/Dry ES-SA40 than other electric shavers, it still occurs from time to time.

The last negative is that sometimes skin will get caught in the blade or hair will be caught and hence be pulled out. Skin getting caught is very rare and ultimately significantly less painful than general shaving with a razor is, but hair being caught happens from time to time and can sting quite a bit as it is essentially torn out.

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