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Unfortunately, a lot of the product reviews out there are forgeries that do nothing more than try to promote the product, brand, or both. Meanwhile, you end up spending money on something that is not up to par, and you begin to distrust the information you receive from reviewers. I don’t blame you, which is why this review of the Panasonic ER-GB40-S will be as objective as possible – given, of course.
My bias aside, I have taken the time to closely compare the ER-GB40-S to the other comparable models on the market. While there are no glaring differences when you first look at it, the performance capabilities most certainly set it apart. To help you choose the best option, this Panasonic ER-GB40S review will cover the following:
- A Product Overview
- The Main Features
- Some Pros and Cons
- 5 Easy Usage Tips for an Optimal Experience
- My Final Verdict
A Brief Overview of the Panasonic ER-GB40-S Hair and Body Trimmer
If you are anything like me, you prefer to get a good shave from a quality product that is made by a reputable manufacturer. As far as I’m concerned, the Panasonic brand is and always has been one you can trust. I find that – often – I end up using a Panasonic device on my face just because their products are durable, affordable, and powerful. Apparently, the mold was not broken on this one.
In fact, the Panasonic Milano All-in-One Trimmer, as it is sometimes called, is an award-winning machine. Using state-of-the-art technology and streamlined ergonomics, this device has earned its reputation as one of the best beard, mustaches, and body hair trimmers there is. Let’s look at the main features to see what makes it so unique, shall we?
The Main Features of the Panasonic Milano ER-GB40S Trimmer
As advertised, the ER-GB40S is made to be used for both wet or dry shaves. It features several convenient, user-friendly options that promote a smoother and more luxurious cut with or without water, shaving cream, or aftershave. When used properly, it offers a tremendous amount of power while still delicately maneuvering around the contours of your face, chin, jawline, and neck. While each person is guaranteed to have a different experience, the main features of the Panasonic ER-GB40S are in line with a satisfactory outcome.
Designed to cut closely and accurately along a man’s beard and mustache lines, the ER-GB40S uses extremely sharp stainless steel blades that are set at a comfortable 45-degree angle – the perfect pitch for a close and efficient trim. However, there is also a quick-adjust dial which offers a total of 19 other precision settings, so sculpting hair is exceptionally easy and customizable looks are simple to achieve.
Moreover, the Panasonic Milano All-in-One Trimmer is exceptionally lightweight – weighing in at just over 12 ounces. Slim and sleek, it fits nicely in the hand to provide a slip-free grip using a rubberized material for superior performance. It is also cordless, which means it can be traveled with, and what’s more is that it’s fully submersible in water so you never need to worry about it becoming damaged on the road.
- Includes cleaning brush
- Includes AC charging stand
- Includes comb attachment
- Has 19 different.5mm settings
- Is 100% washable with water
- Is simple and easy to maintain
- Features a rechargeable battery
- Blades need to be replaced often
- Lightweight and compact design is not always suitable for large hands
- Typically works better when used dry rather than wet
- The battery life is not the greatest, especially after it has been used for a while
This machine includes a commanding Ni-MH battery which takes only an hour to fully charge and offers nearly an hour of power. Despite the things listed above, the experience you have with your Panasonic ER-GB40S Trimmer is dependent solely on the way you use it.
5 Easy Usage Tips for an Optimal Experience
To get the most out of an ER-GB40S, you must first honor the manufacturer’s instructions and suggestions, which are included in the box. Furthermore, you must commit to taking proper care of your device, lest it become useless within just a couple passes
Here are my suggestions for this one:
- Clean it after every use by running it under water. Be sure to use the easy-open water drain and the whole process will only take you a few seconds.
- Place it on the charging dock immediately after you’re done using it to prevent the battery from becoming prematurely weak.
- Wash your face (with an exfoliant if possible) prior to putting in on your face to get the closest and most comfortable shave.
- Check the batteries and often to be sure they’re still working at an optimal level when fully charged.
- Be mindful of the condition of the blades and have them replaced at least once per year.
Be mindful of the condition of the blades and have them replaced at least once per year.
My Final Verdict
Overall, the Panasonic Milano All-in-One Beard and Mustache Trimmer is a remarkably well-made machine that is a great value for the money. While it might not be for everybody, it is a solid purchase for anyone who wants to have a dependable electric shaver at home or when they travel. Although it is not my favorite model on the market, it is good enough to have a spot in my bathroom as a “just in case” device.
- Design and Comfort
- Battery Life
- Shaving Performance