Panasonic ES-LT71-S

If you currently find yourself on the hunt for a new personal shaving system, the Panasonic ES-LT71-S electric foil shaver should certainly be a consideration. This triple-head shaver from Panasonic retails for less than $150, which is perfect for the budget minded. However, if you’re looking to spend hundreds of dollars for the Rolls Royce of electric shavers, you’ll quickly (and mistakenly) be turned off by the low price of the Panasonic ES-LT71-S and move onto more feature-rich and expensive models.

If you’ve never purchased or used an electric shaver before, you might be confused as to what a foil shaver really is. Foil shavers have 3 – 5 heads built into them, with a sharp blade inside a foil-screened covering. The foil lifts the hair so that the blades can cut it off at skin level. Foil shavers work best in an up-down motion going against the grain of the hair. Rotary heads typically only have 3 heads with blades that spin inside them.

Rather than a foil, rotary shavers have circular metal heads with multiple grooves cut in the side of each that lift the hair as the shaver’s moved in a circular motion on the face. As the hair enters the grooves, it is then cut by a blade spinning inside the head. Foil shavers have been around since the 1940s and were the very first design for an electric shaver.

They’re also considered the favorite among electric shaving enthusiasts. Neither design is good for the occasional “Monday shaver” who waits until they’ve grown a week’s worth of beard before standing in front of the mirror to shave. When it comes to what you choose to shave your face with day in and out, price shouldn’t be the only consideration. However, it’s worth mentioning first that this is one of the best foil shavers you’ll ever buy for less than $150. The purchase comes with a cleaning/charging stand and the heads feature the latest Arc-Foil and Nanotech blade technology from Panasonic. The ES-LT71-S gives a remarkably great shave considering Panasonic now offers 4 and 5 heads as the standard on their Arc series of foil shavers.

One of the most intriguing aspects of shaving with this electric is its ability to get in clean and close without having to go over the same area again and again, which can cause plenty of irritation. This benefit can be largely attributed to the powerful 13,000 CPM motor, the head design, and Nanotech blade technology used.