Friday, August 1, 2008

Product Review: Best Electric Shave I've Ever Had

For the last 15 years (i.e. my entire shaving life), I have used Norelco shavers. When the battery on my last one would no longer hold a charge, I decided to try something new, and purchase the Panasonic ES8043SC Pro-Curve Pivot Action Linear Wet/Dry Shaver. Materials in the box caution users to "Please Stick With It. It's Worth it." They say my skin and beard need 30 days to adjust. Okay. Expectations duly lowered, I turned the shaver on, was momentarily surprised by the high frequency buzz that comes with 13,000 oscillations a minute, and ran the shaver down my cheek.

WOW.

Folks, this shaver has produced an EXTREMELY close shave, with no irritation at all, and no uncomfortable pulling sensation that Norelco's "lift and cut" method sometimes produces. This rivals a straight blade in terms of closeness-of-shave, and is without a doubt the best shave I've ever gotten from an electric shaver -- and I'm sure it will produce even better results as my skin and beard "adjust." (I haven't even tried it with shaving cream and water yet -- and I'm told that produces an even closer shave.)

I was hesitant to switch from the trusty Norelco 3-headed shavers to this foil shaver. But I'm SO glad I did. And you can bet I'm going to tell my family about this. It was my dad who introduced me to Norelcos all those years ago. It's about time I introduce him to the Panasonic. :-)

4 comments:

Di said...

Wait, are you going clean-shaven? I guess I haven't seen you in a while :)

Matt said...

Of course not! I shall not shave until I have to play the Lead Tenor Stormtrooper in October, and as soon as the show is over, I will start growing the beard back.

But just because I have beard doesn't mean I don't keep it neatly trimmed! I don't just wake up with Commander Riker's beard; I have to shave it properly. :)

Kal said...

I have a lot of trouble believing that it holds a candle to the Gilette Fusion. I never met an electric I liked...

Matt said...

Call-min, I used it this morning by first holding the shaver's head under the tap and then using it slightly wet. It totally rivals the Gilette Fusion (which I used to use). I shit you not.