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Panasonic Wet/Dry Pivoting Head Shaver, with 3-Blade Cutting System, 30° Nanotech blades, 10,000 RPM, LCD, and Pop-up Trimmer ES-RT51-S

  • Wet/Dry
  • Pop-Up Trimmer
  • 3-Blade, Pivoting Head
  • For an effortless, face hugging shave
  • 30° Nanotech Blades
  • 30-degree inner blades featuring nanotechnology cut
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The Panasonic ES-RT51-S shaver comes with triple Nanotech blades positioned on a pivoting head to allow a close and face hugging shave, along with a pop-up trimmer for sideburns or mustache grooming. A 5-stage LCD screen keeps you aware of the battery status. Best of all, this shaver is designed for wet/dry dual purpose use, so you can enjoy a comfortable shave even in a sink or a shower.

3-Blade Shavers

 

Men's Shavers
Model Overview
ES8103S ES-LT71-S ES-LT41-K ES-RT51-S
Wet/Dry Y Y Y Y
Hypoallergenic, Stainless-Steel Foil & Blades Y Y Y Y
Floating Heads Y Y Y Y
Rechargeable Y Y Y Y
Trimmer Y Y Y Y
Washable Sonic Vibration Cleaning Y Y Y Y
Flexible Pivoting Head Y Y Y Y
Slit Foil Y Y Y Y
Automatic Universal Dual Voltage Y Y Y Y
Travel Pouch Y Y Y Y
Display LCD LCD LCD LCD
30-Degree Stainless Nanotech Blades Y Y Y  
Arc Foil Y Y Y  
Linear Motor (RPM) Y (13,000) Y (13,000) Y (13,000)  
Travel Lock   Y Y  
Automatic Cleaning/Charging System   Y    
Battery Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion  
Replacement Outer Foil WES9087PC WES9087PC WES9087PC WES9085PC
Replacement Inner Blade WES9068PC WES9068PC WES9068PC WES9064PC
Replacement Foil & Blade WES9013PC WES9013PC WES9013PC WES9012PC
Cleaning Cartridges   WES035P    

4-Blade Shavers

 

Men's Shavers
Model Overview
ES-LA93-K ES-LA63-S ES8243A ES-RF31-S
Wet/Dry Y Y Y Y
Hypoallergenic, Stainless-Steel Foil & Blades Y Y Y Y
Floating Heads Y Y Y Y
Rechargeable Y Y Y Y
Trimmer Y Y Y Y
Washable Sonic Vibration Cleaning Y Y Y Y
Flexible Pivoting Head Y Y Y Y
Slit Foil Y Y Y Y
Automatic Universal Dual Voltage Y Y Y Y
Travel Pouch Y Y Y Y
Display LCD LCD LCD LCD
30-Degree Stainless Nanotech Blades Y Y Y Y
Arc Foil Y Y Y Y
Linear Motor (RPM) Y (14,000) Y (14,000) Y (13,000)  
Finishing Foil Y Y Y Y
Travel Lock Y Y    
Multi-Flex Pivoting Head Y Y    
Ultra-Thin Vibrating Outer Foil Y Y    
Lift-Tech Foil        
Automatic Cleaning/Charging System Y      
Battery Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion  
Replacement Outer Foil WES9165PC WES9165PC WES9161CL WES9167PC
Replacement Inner Blade WES9068PC WES9068PC WES9068PC WES9068PC
Replacement Foil & Blade WES9025PC WES9025PC WES9020PC WES9027PC
Cleaning Cartridges WES035P      

5-Blade Shavers

 

Men's Shavers
Model Overview
ES-LV81-K ES-LV61-A
Wet/Dry Y Y
Hypoallergenic, Stainless-Steel Foil & Blades Y Y
Floating Heads Y Y
Rechargeable Y Y
Trimmer Y Y
Washable Sonic Vibration Cleaning Y Y
Flexible Pivoting Head Y Y
Slit Foil Y Y
Automatic Universal Dual Voltage Y Y
Travel Pouch Y Y
Display LCD LCD
30-Degree Stainless Nanotech Blades Y Y
Arc Foil Y Y
Linear Motor (RPM) Y (14,000) Y (14,000)
Finishing Foil Y Y
Travel Lock Y Y
Multi-Flex Pivoting Head Y Y
Ultra-Thin Vibrating Outer Foil    
Lift-Tech Foil Y Y
Automatic Cleaning/Charging System Y  
Battery Li-ion Li-ion
Replacement Outer Foil WES9171PC WES9171PC
Replacement Inner Blade WES9170PC WES9170PC
Replacement Foil & Blade WES9030PC WES9030PC
Cleaning Cartridges WES035P  

  • newegg Flexible Shaving 3-blade and pivoting head allow an effortless, face hugging shave.
  • newegg 30° Nanotech Blades 30-degree inner blades featuring nanotechnology cut the hair at its base for an even closer shave.
  • newegg Wet/Dry Cordless Operation Panasonic technology allows your shaver to be fully immersible in water for a great shave in or out of the shower.
  • newegg Pop-up Trimmer The pop-up trimmer is great for grooming your mustache or sideburns. Just pop up when ready to use and tuck away when you're finished.
  • newegg 5-Stage Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) A 5-stage meter indicated LCD battery status and charge indicator plus cleaning reminder keep your blades fresh.
  • newegg Good Housekeeping Seal Since 1909, the experts at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute have been evaluating products to determine whether or not they perform as promised so that they can earn the Good Housekeeping Seal. Today, the Panasonic ES-RT51-S carries the Seal and is backed by Good Housekeeping's two-year Limited Warranty as detailed in their Consumers' Policy.


Learn more about the Panasonic ES-RT51-S

General

Brand
Panasonic
Model
ES-RT51-S
Type
Foil

Feature

Features
3-Blade, Pivoting Head
For an effortless, face hugging shave

30° Nanotech Blades
30-degree inner blades featuring nanotechnology cut the hair at its base for an even closer shave.

Wet/Dry Cordless Operation
Panasonic technology allows your shaver to be fully immersible in water for a great shave in or out of the shower.

Pop-up Trimmer
The pop-up trimmer is great for grooming your moustache or sideburns. Just pop up when ready to use and tuck away when you're finished.

5-Stage Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
A 5-stage meter indicated LCD battery status and charge indicator plus cleaning reminder to keep your blades fresh.

Performance

Number of Heads
3
Wet/Dry
Yes
Shaving time
Shaves per Charge: 45 minutes
Pop-Up Trimmer
Yes

Electrical Ratings

Power Source
AC 100-240V
Charge Time
1 hours

Additional Information

Color
Silver
Includes Accessories
Brush, Travel Pouch, AC recharger
Value
N/A

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
6.0" x 2.4" x 1.7"
Weight
7.1 oz.

Manufacturer Warranty

Labor
2 years limited
Parts
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Jeffrey S.
  • 2/26/2014 5:15:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFlawless

Pros: Sold and Shipped by: Newegg
This is a great shaver. Received in a few days. Appears to be high quality. Works really well. Easy to hold and looks nice.
Definitely a good buy.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Received in a few days.Sold and Shipped by: Newegg.
I don't know why I did not get one of these earlier.

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  • Jerry H.
  • 2/21/2014 4:18:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuper Shaver

Pros: Great shaver. Never owned an "electric shaver" before, always used a blade. The wet/ dry shaving plus the fantastic price was to good to pass up. Saving with shave gel is great.

Cons: None @ present

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  • Patrick M.
  • 2/15/2014 8:06:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPanasonic Wet/Dry Shaver

Pros: Priced well caught it on sale, good trimmer. Fast Shipping.

Cons: It lacks for shaving a heavy beard, have to go over and over beard and it still wont shave close.

Other Thoughts: While its priced right you probably would be better off paying more for a better shaver, you'll be happier in the long run.

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  • Warren C.
  • 12/7/2013 6:20:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThe replacement foil and blade set costs almost as much when this share goes on sale

Pros: Uses WES9012PC foil and blade combo. The middle blade that is integrated in the foil does make a difference in dealing with hairs too long to poke through foil. Though the foil and blades are replaceable, I've only seen it priced near $40 dollars.

Some people prefer different styles of electric shavers. It works most efficiently when you follow the instructions. You really want to move it in a circular pattern across your face where possible.

Small holes on the foil. I haven't gotten razor burn like I do with other designs. This may or may not work to your advantage

Easy to clean. As a wet/dry shaver you can use it with shaving gel/cream and in the shower.

Though it doesn't have a linear motor seems to perform as well as my ES8078. The trimmer is the same design.

Finally, it tends to be priced very competitively. The features I care about are all there.

Cons: As the most basic ES shaver using WES9012PC it lacks some features from the higher priced models:
- no linear motor
- no head locking ability

The power display increments units of 20, so not functionally different that having a low power indicator.

Not great for shaving hair more than a couple of millimeters tall or for very thick hair since it may not easily pass through the foil. Upgrading to a more expensive model will unlikely improve shave if it uses the same model of foil and blades. Moving to a 4 or greater blade Panasonic probably won't solve the issue either since the foil and blade design will be similar.

If the 3 blade system is effective, moving to their 4 blade or greater will increase coverage area so in theory it should improve the speed of the shave but not much else.

Other Thoughts: Instead of buying a WES9012PC combo kit to replace the foil and blades on my still functional ES8078 it was more economical to buy the ES-R51-S for a few bucks more when on sale. If I need warranty work done on the new shaver I can switch the foil and blades onto the ES8078.

All the ES8000 series and even the ES7000 series I think used the same power plug, so I was disappointed to find that the plug had changed.

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  • Danny T.
  • 11/29/2013 9:43:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimilar model lasted 8-10 Yrs.

Pros: It has the Good Housekeeping seal - one of the few endorsements you can trust any more. I got it to replace a very similar earlier model who's battery finally conked out after 8-10 years. One improvement on this model is the digital readout showing the % of full charge, so you know exactly when you need to recharge it. I didn't realize how loud and dull the old one had become until I began using this one!

Cons: They lowered the price two weeks after I got it for Black Friday!

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  • Andrew G.
  • 3/28/2013 1:48:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPerforms poorly, returned

Pros: Did not irritate where it actually shaved.

Cons: It simply did not cut enough of my hair. I tried different speeds, pressures, and angles of passing the razor, and was always faced with entire regions that simply would not be cut. I attempted several exceedingly long shave sessions, trying to learn how to use the product, but in the end, I never got anywhere close to a satisfactory shave, wet or dry.

Other Thoughts: Consider the fact that other electric shavers sell for up to $200 and are still not always preferable over manuals.

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  • Deron M.
  • 3/18/2013 11:14:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Close Shave

Pros: I bought this shaver when my Remington Titanium (which was 10 yrs. old so I couldn’t complain on that), but would not hold a charge any longer and had to be plugged in all the time to work. I couldn’t just plug it in and shave because the batteries were so drained, and it wouldn’t give me a close shave any longer. I started shaving with a regular razor again and my face and neck would get so irritated that it looked like I had a rash. So I started looking at other shavers and came across this one on sale for $39.90, and it had some good reviews to boot. Let me just say that I was not disappointed. In fact I am impressed with the closeness of the shave. Right out of the box it was the closest shave that I have had with an electric shaver hands down, and no irritation! Cleaning it is a breeze. Just put a little soap on the blades and run under cold water and wha-la it’s clean. I don't think you will be sorry if you buy this shaver.

I read one review where the person said that he used it for an hour and it didn’t shave but a few patches. Come on really an hour? Did he read the instructions that said to take off the plastic cover before shaving? Not sure what his problem was but I can tell you that it wasn’t the shaver.

Cons: The only con I can find is that you cannot run it while plugged in. Which I understand because this is a Wet/Dry shaver, and you can use it in the shower. So I can see that you don't want to electrocute anyone, but that is the only con that I can see.

Other Thoughts: I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a good affordable shaver that gives you a nice close shave.

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  • Rudolf F.
  • 3/14/2013 11:21:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPanasonic ES-RT51S Shaver

Pros: This is the most comfortable and efficient electric shaver I have ever owned

Cons: None

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  • Mr. S.
  • 2/11/2013 12:10:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice razor

Pros: Keep charge longer than any other electric razor I have owned. Cuts pretty good, not as good as blades but the best cut a inexpensive razor will give. Overall, very satisfied with the purchase.

Cons: None

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  • Sean H.
  • 2/6/2013 9:08:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: Bought this shaver shortly before Christmas last year, and have been loving it since. I used to use both an electric shaver and a razor to take care of my facial hair (shaver during weekdays, razor Monday mornings after relaxing over the weekend), but now I just use this shaver.

Pros:
- Cuts really smooth
- Decent battery life
- Can work its way through most anything using the middle blade

Cons: No real cons, but I thought it was weird that the LCD screen that shows battery life showed it in increments of 10%, rather than a real percentage.

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