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Panasonic ES-LV95-S Electric Razor Overview
panasonic es-la93-k reviewRecently, i began using the ES-LV95 after a brief detour together with the Braun 9095cc, both flagship shavers from Panasonic and Braun; the ES-LV95 replaces my older ES-LV81. This review is usually a comparison of the (relatively) new Panasonic using the newest Braun, however contrasting this new Panasonic using the old, the ES-LV95 improves performance and convenience in every single respect by comparison with the earlier Panasonic, then i won't reference the venerable ES-LV81 again.

When compared to the Braun, the latest Panasonic is lighter in weight (7 oz vs 8 oz) and slightly slimmer. Here's more on Philips Norelco Shaver 4100 (Model AT810/46) ( look at our own web-site. It's mostly plastic, but then so will be the Braun, and esthetics of either is dependent on opinion. The Panasonic has slightly less chrome showing and might be a more svelte, which I type of favor, so a win to the Panny for appearances in my opinion. The pinnacle is larger - about 1/4" wider - and seems more flexible than the Braun's, moving more quickly around a true 360 degree axis rather than the Braun's two-dimensional swivel, allowing the Panasonic to evolve for the contours of your own face better. It covers more area quicker, and shortens my morning shave by almost half compared to the 9095cc, but does require practice maneuvering the bigger head surrounding the corners and angles of the face. The Panasonic has 5 cutters arranged symmetrically (a center flat cutter for a longer time whiskers, flanked on each side by 2 foils), contrasting Braun's asymmetrical 4 cutters (2 different flat cutters, blue and silver, using a foil on both sides). One advantage of the Panasonic is the cutter blocks and foil can be bought separately - the foils degrade faster, so may require more frequent replacement, but they can get replaced without replacing the cutters. Along with the Braun, the cutters and foils are one cartridge assembly so you should buy both. Being an addendum, replacement heads for your Braun are generally unavailable now for more than a year, using the few available priced sometimes at a lot more than the expense of the shaver. The Panasonic replacement heads are readily available anywhere, usually $50-60 range for foil and cutter blocks combined.

The bigger speed cutting cycles from the Panasonic (14,000 cpm) in comparison to Braun's 10,000 cpm, seem to provide a convenient shave (for me) - that's 233 cutting cycles per second (Panasonic), in comparison with 167 cutting cycles per second (Braun), or 40 % faster. Braun's "sonic" technology also creates more vibration (and noise) in the head and shaver compared to the Panny. The high speed Panasonic appears to smooth out each pass, and require fewer passes or repeat passes, instead of the Braun's "paint mixer" vibrations on the face and then in your hands. Neither of course is as quiet to be a rotary shaver. The Panasonic shave is certainly closer, with fewer missed spots or random whiskers. Panasonic has a "sensor" mode for this shaver, which reportedly detects beard thickness and adjusts cutting speed, which it actually appears to do; it will lead to a less irritating shave than previous models or maybe the Braun, which could be attributable to this feature. The Panasonic demands a different technique as well as a lighter touch as opposed to Braun - as it cuts your beard more quickly, you don't really need to apply any extra pressure shaving to secure a close cut; in fact in the event you press as hard using the Panny as you sometimes must using the Braun, it will tell you you've possessed a close shave, instead of in a great way. Easy can it. Both shavers use a lock to the head, allowing a more in-depth shave around more difficult areas including beneath the nose and around sideburns, and both have a pop-up trimmer for trimming along a straight line. Both configurations work equally well for the people purposes.

Battery longevity seems similar both for shavers, along with the nod gonna Panasonic for amount of shaves per charge mainly because it takes a shorter time to shave; should serve you for a week or maybe more on the highway which has a single charge. You can charge these shavers with all the cord, minus the cleaning station, and they are both multi-voltage for traveling. Cords are similar with large transformer plugs, and like most wet/dry shavers, you can't use either shaver as a corded shaver but must recharge. Straight cord to the Panny, coiled cord to the Braun. Information about the shavers' LED displays is similar; the Panasonic provides percentage of charge left versus the Braun, which just displays diminishing bars before the final 10 minutes of charge. The Panasonic also displays "MIN USED" to get a shave, approximately 10 mins, if this starts over. I just find this a good choice for improving my shaving technique and speed.

The cleaning station for any Panasonic is significantly improved on the previous design, which sometimes had problems with leaking solution. The new design works with a detergent solution plus a filter tray rather than a cassette - you mix the detergent packet with water within the tray, and that i recommend distilled water to prevent mineral build-high on shaver or cleaner. The Panasonic cleaner is water based versus the alcohol based Braun station, but both provide excellent cleaning performance - Braun says their cleaning solution is not compatible with soap, so no Braun shavers which include a cleaning station are approved to use with shaving foam or gel. That's right folks - the Braun wet/dry shavers that come with a cleaning station are certainly not approved by Braun to be used with shaving cream. The Braun alcohol solution is advertised as "sanitizing" the shaver head, but both cleaning solutions provide more than adequate anti-bacterial properties (remember, you wash the hands with soap and water), nor actually sterilizes the head (important tip - don't share your shaver with anyone boys and girls). The Braun station runs with a few minutes of louder buzzing (running the shaver to clean), accompanied by about 40 minutes of a quiet fan cycle, although the Panasonic station runs the shaver a bit over 5 minutes, combined with a little over an hour or so of fan drying; both stations appear to run either comparable cycle at approximately the same noise level - the fan cycle is plenty quiet for the spouse, partner or member of the family sleeping feet away. The Panasonic appears to dry your head completely, whereas the Braun is often slightly damp the next morning. Both station/shaver combos occupy approximately the same counter space and height, with similar controls and knowledge for drying or cleaning, together with the Braun being slightly larger and taller.

Probably most significantly, the Braun cleaning cartridges might cost more than double the amount as being the Panasonic detergent packs, require orders of magnitude more space for storing, and so are flammable; one plus to the Braun cartridges is simply because they are self-contained such as Philips Norelco cleaning system, requiring no mixing. If storage is as important as convenience however (and we're talking a minute roughly exercise of opening a detergent pack, emptying it right into a tray and filling the tray with water - once per month tops), you can store over a year's amount of Panasonic cleaning packets in the bottom of any bathroom cabinet drawer without noticing, although that many Braun cartridges will fill a significant part of your closet with flammable liquid. Cartridges for the new Braun cleaner don't seem to last provided that previous units either, less than a month generally for me, shaving daily. Panasonic detergent solution lasts well over 30 days - going on 2 months with the latest solution and merely as effective cleaning. Cleaning with either station will leave your shaver like new and smelling fresh, but both shavers really can you need to be rinsed in flowing water, so you don't really need a cleaning station, eventhough it is convenient. The Panasonic head is less difficult to clean up manually than the Braun ever since the foil and cutters are separate. The one minus of your Panasonic in comparison to the Braun would be the travel case - the Braun includes a nicely fitted hard leather case, the location where the Panasonic has their standard "faux leather" vinyl bag, but they do give a hard plastic head cover.

Like a side note, there is certainly already a whole new Panasonic group of shavers (ES-LV6/7/9) out there that appear similar, with a slightly redesigned head and body, along with a similar cleaning station, hence the ES-LV95 will not be their newest model. Again, keep in mind that if you are a normal "wet shaver" - I.e. shaving soapy water - Braun specifically says their only approved Series 9 shavers for shaving foam or gel include the 9040s and the 9080s (the "s" suffix means is not going to include the cleaning station), NOT the 9095cc. I have tried it successfully by using a shaving brush and soap, but according to Braun's literature it becomes an "off label" use and may void your warranty. In case you are a wet shaver, technically your only choice is the Panasonic between those two. Strongly suggested.