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.