Panasonic ES3831K Single Blade Travel Shaver, Black Reviews

Panasonic ES3831K Single Blade Travel Shaver, Black

  • Floating Head Follows Facial Contours For A Comfortable Shave
  • Battery Operated For Ease Of Use
  • Easy To Hold Ergonomic Design
  • Nickel Free, Hypoallergenic
  • Rinses Clean With Water

Panasonic Pro-Curve ES3831K Shaver ES3831K 264The Panasonic ES3831K Pro Curve Wet/Dry Travel Shaver handles all your shaving needs in a small, compact package that is easy to carry with you, so you can shave in the morning and touch up during the day whenever you need to. With a single-blade design that is durable and stays sharp, you’ll get a close and comfortable shave every time. .caption { font-family: Verdana, Helvetica neue, Arial, serif; font-size: 10px; font-weight: bold; font-style: i

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  1. Rick V "Bargain hunter by day, shopaholic at ... says:
    76 of 82 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Are you a travellin’-shower-shaver? Buy this AND its big brother., March 3, 2009
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    This review is from: Panasonic ES3831K Single Blade Travel Shaver, Black (Health and Beauty)

    Background you can skip
    I am a guy, in his late 30′s, heavy (I mean HEAVY) beard growth. By the time it hits noon, dry or wetshave, the shade starts to slowly show.
    To make matters worse, I suffer from THE most sensitive skin.

    I tried everything, from upgrading my foam to ultraglide superconductor foam for inflamed skin (by Gilette) to going from 2 blades to 3 blades to 4 blades-with-lubra-wd40-strips. You get the point.

    Over the years I learned that the very best thing to do for me was to actually do a wet shave under the steamy shower: brush my teeth while I soak under the shower and then after 2.5 minutes of brushing teeth my skin would well prepped to take sensitive skin foam and I could shave infront of my precious fog-free shower mirror.

    However, gradually, as the week passed the skin around my neck would get increasingly irritated from the combination of wet shaving and stiff shirt collars and ties which I must wear for work. So I ended up NOT shaving on saturdays and sundays just to start the gradual irritation cycle all over on Monday morning. Much to wifey’s dismay as she complained about my homeless look and expressed a deep desire not to be kissed by cactus-face Rick.
    Anyways, call this facial viagra, or my salvation: I found the Panasonic ES8109 (also on Amazon). A wet(!!!!) and dry shaver that would supposedly not get my skin irritated and I could use it immersed in water.
    I tried it and LOVED it. Read my Amazon review of it elsewhere. It takes about 2 to 3 weeks to get used to but once you have got it down, being a shower shaver like myself, you will find it competes with the best of the Mach III or IV or Final Episode… the thing works.
    And instead of using foam with it I found that spraying on Lectric Shave with a little 1$ spray bottle COMPLETELY removed any irritation.
    Also, my shave would hold as long as the manual shave did and in the end this turned out much cheaper…

    About the actual item listed here: ES3831K
    When I travelled for work I now wanted to have my ES8109 with me and did so a few times but it really is not a travelling shaver. It was too heavy/bulky and I needed to unplug power cables etc. and sometimes the button would get accidentally pressed and my shaver would be empty. Anyhoo, not a good travelling companion.
    I knew I wanted a wet/dry electric and I already knew the more expensive 8109 workes magic. So I bounght this one, on a whim, during a sale.

    When I use it with Lectric Shave in the shower it does a great job of getting me de-stubbled. It is really good and certainly not a 10$ shaver: the shave is smooth and the blades are sharp and seem to stay sharp.

    All 3 Panasonic Traveling wet / dry battery shavers use the same head and replacement parts. The white one, though, has a trimmer (don’t need that on a trip!) and the bigger black one is rechargable. But they have the same shaving hardware. I wanted one where I could rreplace / bring batteries separate and did not need a trimmer. I also did not want to carry any extra cables.

    I guess I talk too much (its getting late here). The shaver is great travel value. Buy this as a companion to the best electric wet shaver I could recommend , the ES8109 (for an electric best dry shave go for the Braun) but again: you have to be a shower-shaver with extra sensitive skin and heavy beard growth to appreciate my recommendation.
    Good luck in finding your own personal shaving ritual. I am happy I found mine after well over 20 years of suffering.

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  2. ReNeS says:
    29 of 29 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    After 1 year of using the product, great traveling shaver, October 26, 2009
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    First of all here are some points to put into consideration before buying. This shaver is for…
    1. Someone who is looking for a TRAVEL shaver that is small and convenient to carry. It comes with a neat carrying case, and only requires two AA batteries that can be found anywhere. One set of batteries can approx. last up to 20 days/shaves-ish. It will still go on, but I can feel the motor running at lower speed.
    2. Someone who prefers WET shaving experience whenever possible. (Wet shaving with this product is great. Dry, not so much.)
    3. Someone who needs to shave everyday or simply want that clean shaven look everyday. ( It’s still a foil electric shaver, it’s fast, efficient, everyday.)
    4. Someone who needs his travel shaver to have a trimmer. (Frequent long trip? just like me.)
    5. Someone who doesn’t want to spend 15 minutes cleaning the shaver. Who wants hassle-free and easy cleaning shaver.

    This shaver however isn’t for someone who is looking for a blade replacement shaver. I say, wake up, electric shaver will never give you that baby “skin” shave like you get from a proper blade shaving method. However, for $15 this shaver can deliver a very decent shave, very close, but definitely not alike. It also isn’t quite for someone who plan to use it 7/365 days. You will probably be better off buying other wet/dry panasonic shaver that is rechargable, and have more than one moving blade, linear-super fast motor and on.

    It’s been a year and I still use it on every one of my trip. no problem. Impeccable reliability there, and well made.


    If you decide to buy it, here are my tips and tricks for you. It’s based on my experience with it so perhaps it will help you get a better shave with this shaver.
    1. YES, it will take up to 2-3 weeks if you are coming from blade for your skin to adjust. This is normal and all you need is patience to get through it.
    2. It’s miles apart better wet shaver than dry. DO NOT shave dry unless absolute necessary.
    3. With that said, all the techniques in wet shaving apply. You should shave in the shower, or right after you come out of it. Your skin should be clean prior to shaving. One trick is that this shaver works better if your shaving gel/foam/cream is “light” or “not dense”. Lather up too much or a very dense cream can make the foil/blade hot during operation. (Thick cream will cause more friction and blade moves pretty fast.) Last, don’t forget a splash of cold water to seal in and a good aftershave.
    4.DO NOT press the shaver, or foil against your skin. You will only get irritation out of it. The trick is to shave everyday, go against the grain, let it GLIDE SLOWLY on your skin, rinse it whenever you feel there is too much foam in the shaver, use trimmer to take out long stubborn hair like those on the neck, and under the chin. DONE.

    Thank you for reading my review. I know it’s long but this shaver, for $15, deserves a decent review from me imo.

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  3. Jim A says:
    16 of 19 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    good travel shaver with case and huge trimer, December 23, 2009
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    This is a nice travel shaver not nearly as good as the discontinued es4815s Panasonic ES4815S Pro Curve Compact Mens Shaver With Double Blades, Blue/Silver which I reviewed, or the Braun P70 Braun PocketGo P-70 Men’s Shaver. But, if you want a large trimmer, this is the one to get. The 4815 has no trimmer, and the Braun has a very small one. All of these are amazingly practical if you have a good set of NIMH (nickel metal hydride), modern/no memory, batteries and charger Duracell Value Charger With 4AA Pre Charged Rechargeable Nimh Batteries, CEF14DX4N

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