A predecessor to the 5-bladed ES-LV81 and ES-LV61, the Panasonic ES-LF71 was once the latest and greatest in Panasonicâ€™s shaver collection but I guess things are evolving too quickly for any shaver
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Full Review of the Panasonic ES-LF71 Shaver
A predecessor to the 5-bladed ES-LV81 and ES-LV61, the Panasonic ES-LF71 was once the latest and greatest in Panasonic’s shaver collection but I guess things are evolving too quickly for any shaver to take that stage for too long. That aside and for what it’s worth, the ES-LF71 still deserves a solid review as it is a great shaver that gets close to the skin without tugging at it or leaving a rash in its trail.
First and foremost, the shave quality
Coming equipped with 4 blades and not 5 is by no means a black mark against the performance of this shaver as these blades are designed to get long, short and hard to reach hairs. One of the foils will catch those longer hairs while the lifting foil will ensure that each flat-lying hair is exposed and cut. The two other finishing foils will get everything else that may be left behind leaving you clean and smooth.
What I like about the ES-LF71 and indeed what I like about most of Panasonic’s newer models, is the fact that it is a wet and dry shaver. This means that you could have a quick once over in the car on the way to the office (admittedly a frequently used option by yours truly) or if you have the time, you can get the shaving gel involved for that extra close shave. The shave quality of both options is excellent, with the wet shave leaving you a little softer and smoother, but not by much if I am honest.
Because the blades are nano-edged (that is Panasonic speak for extremely sharp), you will not need to go over the same spot again and again to achieve that smooth look which I personally find a huge benefit. I have quite thick black stubble so for me to attest to the fact that once is enough is a big deal.
Keeping it clean
As the Panasonic ES-LF71 comes with a nifty cleaning station, keeping your shaver hygienic and fresh is no problem at all. After use, just place it head down into the cleaning station (which doubles up as a charger) and let it work its magic. Panasonic recommend cleaning the shaver after each use but to be honest, this will start adding up as you replace the cleaning fluid every few months. I simply rinse the shaver under the tap with some warm soapy water and use the cleaning station once or twice a week. But of course, that’s up to you.
The battery life on the ES-LF71 is really good as a simple 1 hour charge will give you 45 minutes of cordless shaving time which should last you about a week if not more. It also has a quick shave option, for those who forget to put it on charge the night before, as a 5 minute charge will be enough for 1 shave. Nice one!
The pop-up trimmer
No shaver review would be complete without mention of the pop-up trimmer. I have to say that the pop-up trimmer on the ES-LF71 falls into my safe zone as you won’t come out with a patch of skin missing or with a huge red rash on your face. It is pretty good at precision trimming and will not tug while it cuts.
All in all, the Panasonic ES-LF71 is a great shaver and a reliable investment. Its 4 super sharp blades will leave you with a smooth and close shave, even when it comes to the toughest facial hair. The cleaning station is a nice to have and if used regularly, will not only ensure that your blades are hygienic and lubricated, but will also ensure the longevity of the shaver.
When first launched, the ES-LF71 was extremely pricey but as it is no longer the new kid on the block, prices have plummeted considerably making it a great buy.
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