Panasonic ES-LA 93 4 Blade Shaver Review
The Panasonic ES-LA93-K 4-Blade Shaver has been around for quite some time and it has gained a reputation for being one of the most complete and best electric shavers which you can buy today.
One notable feature about this great shaver is its smooth black casing that looks more stylish and elegant than any other standard shaver. You will not be embarrassed by storing it on your counter thanks to its great look. Furthermore, it is priced nicely making it more affordable as compared to other Panasonic offerings. It also comes packed with technologies and features that will certainly give you one of the closest and best shaves.
Panasonic ES-LA 93 Features overview
Editor and Users Ratings
- Battery Life
Panasonic ES-LA93-K is undoubtedly one of the Best Electric Shaver out there. Even though using the Cleaning Station takes a lot of time and it might also seem noisy at times, these are just minor drawbacks when compared to the great benefits of a comfortable and close shave.
The Panasonic ES-LA93-K 4-Blade Shaver offers very impressive features. Even though some of these features are common to the other Panasonic shavers (for instance the 30 degrees Nano blades), the shaver has a few that features were first introduced with the model. The most notable features are:
Multi-Flex Pivoting Head
Basically this is the brand’s cool sounding name for a shaving head which is capable of pivoting in 4 directions: left to right and also back and forth. This will definitely improve the way that the shaver follows the contours of your face, especially in the tricky areas such as the jaw line and chin.
The shaver also presents you with the option of locking its head in place using a switch that’s located on the back of its shaving head. This is extremely useful in situations where you require finer control for instance when shaving upper lip areas.
Multi-fit Arc Foils
The razor has a four-blade shaving system that has arched foils (known as ARC 4). These arched foils usually move independently. There are 2 major foils; one slit foil used to cut long hairs and one thin finishing foil.
The foils and blades are made from the hypo-allergenic stainless steel so as to minimize irritation.
14,000 RPM motor
Even though the previous shavers had impressive motors with an RPM of 13,000, the Panasonic ES-LA93-K 4-Blade Shaver goes a step further.
It is among the most powerful motors that you can find on any Panasonic shaver. This has given the Panasonic ES-LA93-K 4-Blade Shaver the extra edge when it comes to faster shaving times and also when cutting through the coarse hair.
The Panasonic ES-LA93-K also has a second motor which is located in the head with the sole purposes of producing vibrations in the outer foil (similar to the Braun’s Pulsonic technology).
This usually lifts the hairs which lie flat on the skin surface, making it very easy for the blades to cut the hair. In addition, it reduces the pressure needed while shaving, thus causing less razor burn and irritations.
Automatic Cleaning and Charging System
The Vortex Cleaning System which comes with this shaver usually acts as an all-in-one charging and cleaning dock. It’s the standard soap and alcohol free cleaning solution based on water that Panasonic uses. It normally works quite well and with less cost.
Other features that are worth mentioning on the Panasonic ES-LA93-K are:
- A quick charge option
- LCD display having 10 stage battery indicator
- Lock button which prevents turning on this shaver accidentally
- Pop-up trimmer
- Wet or dry shaving which is fully washable
- Build Quality and Ergonomics
Right out of its box, the shaver really stands out thanks to its piano black glossy looks. The finish and fit is very nice while the blue backlights of the LCD displays add to the quality and classy feel.
Holding this shaver in the hand feels comfortable and natural. Furthermore, it has a nice and reassuring weight that’s also very pleasant. The Panasonic ES-LA93-K has great looks and it will definitely impress anyone thanks to its build quality.
Battery Life and Charging
With a fully charged battery, this shaver is capable of lasting for over 45 minutes of use. Charging the shaver completely will take approximately 60 minutes.
The shaver has the Li-Ion battery that cannot be overcharged thus making it safe to even leave it at the cleaning station even after it’s fully charged.
When you buy the Panasonic ES-LA93-K 4-Blade Shaver you will also get a charging cord. This will enable you to plug it directly into the power outlet. This is usually important while traveling as you do not have to carry the charging and cleaning station with you. It also has the Automatic Voltage Convertor that makes it possible to be used at any place in the world.
The LED display on the shaver has a 10 stage battery indicator which shows you the time taken while shaving, the charging status as well as when it is time for cleaning it.
Cleaning and Maintenance
You basically have 2 options for cleaning the Panasonic ES-LA93-K 4-Blade Shaver:
Just as it is the case with all foil shavers which are fully washable, you can also clean the Panasonic ES-LA93-K Shaver under the running tap water. However, for this shaver, you have to apply water and liquid hand soap on its outer foil before activating the turbo cleaning mode.
Automatic cleaning with the Vortex Cleaning System
Cleaning the shaver with the station is very easy; you only have to fill up a water container and then insert the cleaning cartridge in its station. After that you just have to put this shaver in place and then select from the 2 available options: drying or cleaning the shaver. This also charges the shaver automatically.
2. Shaving Performance
Concerning its performance, Panasonic ES-LA93-K 4-Blade Shaver certainly meets all expectations, by providing a great shaving experience: comfortable, smooth and very close.
You will not suffer from any tugging or pulling mainly thanks to its sharp blades and powerful motor. This is one of the best shavers in this regard.
Also, the shaver requires less pressure as compared to other shavers so as to get a close shave. This is always a great thing since razor burn and irritations are mostly caused by multiple passes and excessive pressure.
Inside the box you will find the actual shaver together with the following accessories:
- Protective cap
- Electrical cord
- Traveling case
- 1 Cleaning cartridge
- Charging and cleaning station
- The Panasonic ES-LA93-K Shaver offers a very comfortable and close shave
- It has fast shaving times and a powerful motor
- The shaver also has sturdy and slick design adding to its great look
- It is suitable for both wet and shaving
- The Panasonic ES-LA93-K Shaver is a quiet and inexpensive cleaning solution
- The shaver cannot be used while charging at the same time
- The 4 blades usually make it a little bit bulky
- Using the cleaning system also takes a lot of time as compared to other top shavers
The Panasonic ES-LA93-K is undoubtedly one of the best shavers out there. Even though using the Cleaning Station takes a lot of time and it might also seem noisy at times, these are just minor drawbacks when compared to the great benefits of a comfortable and close shave.
The Panasonic ES-LA93-K is a perfect choice for people who have high expectations from any electric shaver. It’s also suitable for the men with facial hair having different patterns of growth. It also works great for fine and coarse hair or even for shaving the head.
If you have got sensitive skin that’s prone to the ingrown hair, irritation and razor bumps then this shaver is an ideal choice for you. To sum it up, the Panasonic ES-LA93-K is one of the best shavers that you will find in the market today.