Panasonic ES-LF51-A Ratings
PERFORMANCE - 85%
CLEANING - 70%
CHARGING/RUNNING RATIO - 75%
PORTABILITY - 90%
COMFORT - 80%
Panasonic ES-LF51-A Men’s 4 Blade Electric Razor is a simple and uncomplicated electric shaver which delivers a clean, close and comfortable shave.
Panasonic ES-LF51-A Men’s 4 Blade Electric Razor is ranked in the top 10 best electric shavers of the moment. This shaver has a lot of innovative features and comes with a reasonable price tag. It is meant to deliver a more comfortable shave in less shaving time. Costing only $137.99, this razor is definitely a good buy. Although it does lack some convenience and cleaning features, the quality of the components and the new shaving technology make this razor a good fit for men who like efficient, uncomplicated shavers.Panasonic ES-LF51-A Men’s 4 Blade Electric Razor Picture
When shopping for a razor, most men look for features which deliver both a close shave as well as a comfortable shave. It also doesn’t hurt if an electric razor is fast as shaving is not really an entertaining activity, but rather something which you have to do in order to get on with your day. The ES-LF51-A model is powered by 14.000 rotations per minuted linear motor which ensures a quick cut. The fast shaving technology also diminishes the risk of pulling and tugging thus minimizing rashes and irritations. The 4 blades mean more coverage which in turn results in less shaving time. Also, it features multi-fit Arc blades. These blades float independently and manage to contour the facial features surprisingly well for a foil model. The 30-degree nano blades are very efficient and ensure a clean and fast shave. The foil has a slit structure which makes it easier for the shaver to cut longer hairs that are quite challenging for most shavers. For optimal performance, the manufacturers recommend replacing the inner blade and the outer foil once or twice a year in order to maintain the razor’s cutting edge.Panasonic ES-LF51-A Men’s 4 Blade Electric Razor Picture
Unlike the other models in the Panasonic Arc 4 collection, the ES-LF51 lacks a lot of convenience features such as an Ultra-Thin Vibrating Outer Foil, Automatic Cleaning System, Cleaning Indicator, Quick Charge, Shaving With Cord and Replace Shaving Head Indicator. As we mentioned above, this is an uncomplicated model. However, it can be used for both dry and wet shaving and it does have a 5-stage led indicator display and a switch-lock button. So whether you like shaving in the shower or you like to keep a razor at work for quick shaves before important meetings, this model will get the job done. The shaver can also be used with foam or gel. Furthermore, it also comes with a Built-in slide up Trimmer, which is of great help for trimming mustaches and goatees.Panasonic ES-LF51-A Men’s 4 Blade Electric Razor Picture
In order to ensure a comfortable, rash-free shave, this electric razor features three stainless steel, hypoallergenic blades, which make the shaving experience very enjoyable, even for people with sensitive skin. Furthermore, it has a flexible pivoting head, which pivots back and forth in order to contour the facial features as much as possible. The head pivot has 25 degrees back and forth range and 20 degrees left and right ledge. This feature is great for improving the overall comfort of the shaving experience.Panasonic ES-LF51-A Men’s 4 Blade Electric Razor Picture
The ES-LF51 shaver does not have a cleaning system. However, we always say that it is better for an electric razor not to have a cleaning system than to have a poorly constructed one, which doubles its price. If you have some experience with electric shavers, you probably know that cleaning systems are not always what they seem to be. The only company which makes highly efficient cleaning systems is Braun. However, the ES-LF51-A model is 100% washable and features a turbo mode which helps clean the device better. All you have to do is remove the foil, switch on turbo mode and keep the device under running water. The sonic vibrations will take care of the rest of the cleaning process.Panasonic ES-LF51-A Men’s 4 Blade Electric Razor Picture
Like most electric shavers, the ES-LF51 is fully portable. It is great to have around on trips and even comes with a travel pouch and an AC adapter. The lock button is also very useful for traveling as it diminishes the risk of packing accidents and keeps the shaver in good shape.Panasonic ES-LF51-A Men’s 4 Blade Electric Razor Picture
This model uses a Li-Ion battery which takes 1 hour to fully charge and offers 45 minutes of shaving time. This is neither a good nor a bad charging shaving ratio. The average ratio is to be expected, but we don’t like the fact that it lacks a quick charge option and can’t be used while corded.Panasonic ES-LF51-A Men’s 4 Blade Electric Razor Picture
Warranty and durability
Panasonic shavers are known to be very durable, but it is always nice to back durability claims with a good warranty package. This particular electric razor comes with a 2-year limited warranty on the parts and a 2-year limited labor warranty.