Summary: I have owned panasonic electric razors for a number of years. I think this one is my third. The quality is great. All one need do is clean and let the battery run down once a month. This most recent model cost over $50 which seems a bit expensive but I expect it to last a while. As this model ages, the price should go down on online discount sites. Once you are used to an electric, it works well but not quite as close as a blade. Overall, the performance is quite good.
Summary: Now, please note, I'm not some kind of 'you-must-use-an-heirloom-damascus-steel-straight-razor-stropped-by-the-king's-armorer-or-you-might-as-well-be-sandpapering-your-face' obscurantist, or some 'If it doesn't have 13 blades, two moisturizing strips, and microdermis technology, I'm going home!' disposable fanatic.
Pros: The charging stand is reasonably well designed and convenient, although the 'charging' indicator light never actually goes off, so either it's cooking the battery or it's just a 'razor present' light...
Cons: It's a 'Shaver' that doesn't actually remove facial hair.
Summary: Prior to owning the Panasonic ES-SL41W, I have never owned a wet/dry razor and primarily relied on conventional shaving methods which led me to nicks and cuts. However, this Panasonic razor changed my entire experience. Starting from its features, the razor has three blades that provide a smooth, silky shave. Its Wet/Dry mode allowed me to use gel, foam and clean the blade with a simple rinse under my sink.
Pros: Inexpensive, Compact, Easy to use, Durable, Exceeded expectations, Convenient
Summary: I received this shaver from Panasonic to review as an early adopter. I am so happy that I received the privilege of using this awesome shaver. I own a Norelco brand one and it really ruined my perception of electric shavers. I had thought the Panasonic ES-SL41W was going to be the same but I could not have been more wrong! My favorite thing about the ES-SL41W was that it was 100% waterproof.
Pros: Inexpensive, Durable, Exceeded expectations, Convenient, long battery life
Summary: All the other Panasonic wet/dry shavers I've owned had the same, close blade configuration. This model is weird because the cutting blades are spaced far apart which makes it difficult to shave above the top lip and below the nose. On large exposed surfaces, like shaving cheeks, neck and head it works just fine. The shape of it is different from the four or five others that I've owned and it's not all that easy to hold on to.