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Panasonic Arc4 Electric Razor, Men's 4-Blade Cordless with Wet/Dry Convenience, ES-RF31-S

4.1 out of 5 stars 210 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • The Arc4 Electric razor uses a floating 4-blade system with precision-honed 30° Nanotech blades for maximum sharpness
  • Powered by a 13,000 cpm linear drive motor, ultra-thin Multi-fit Arc foils lift, hold and cut whiskers at the base for close, smooth shaving
  • Multi-Flex(TM) pivoting head glides effortlessly along the individual contours of the face, chin, neck and jaw
  • Fully waterproof shaver lets you shave in the shower or dry on the go for complete wet/dry convenience; Rinses clean under warm running water
  • A built-in pop-up trimmer easily trims and details sideburns, beard and mustache

Product Description

Product Description

The full-featured Panasonic ES-RF31-S Cordless Arc4 Electric Razor for men delivers smooth, precision shaving at home and away. Four floating, stainless-steel Nanotech blades — each honed to a 30° edge — plus ultra-thin Arc foils lift, hold and cleanly cut whiskers at the base for a close, smooth shave. A flexible pivoting head glides effortlessly along the skin for comfortable, consistent results. The high-performance 13,000 cpm (cycles per minute) linear motor drive maintains peak power for a consistently quick and even shave. For added convenience, this 100% washable electric shaver delivers a close, gentle shave dry or in the shower, and a super-sharp pop-up trimmer adds the perfect detail to beards, mustaches and sideburns. A three-stage LED in the sure-grip ergonomic handle makes it simple to check power level and recharging status. Cleaning the Arc4 razor is quick and simple. Just rinse the electric razor under running water to rinse away gel and stubble, leaving blades and foil fresh and renewed. The Panasonic ES-RF31-S Arc4 Electric Razor fully charges in one hour, enough power for approximately 21, three-minute shaves. For shaving and grooming away from home universal voltage, an AC adaptor/charger and travel pouch are included.

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The Panasonic ES-RF31-S Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Nanotech Blades, Silver

Panasonic's fully loaded men's wet/dry washable electric shavers are packed with smart, innovative features that deliver a clean, close, and comfortable shave. Panasonic ES-RF31-S Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver is a four-blade (Arc 4) shaving system, which means more foils for better coverage and reduced shaving time.

Also, the hypoallergenic blades and foils cause less irritation and are best for sensitive skin. Panasonic ES-RF31-S Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver features 30-degree-angle Nanotech blades to cut hair at its base with close, accurate precision. Along with the flexible pivoting head, the shaver glides uniformly along the contours of the face and covering the chin, jaw line and sideburns while providing maximum comfort.

The 10,000 RPM fast motor drive system eliminates the tugging and pulling. The Panasonic ES-RF31-S men's electric four-blade (Arc 4) shaving system with Nanotech razors comes equipped with a travel pouch, LED display, travel lock switch, and slide-up trimmer. And the electric razor includes a Lithium-ion battery. Optional accessories include: foil (WES9167PC), blade (WES9068PC), and combo set (WES9027PC). The shaving system weighs 7.1 ounces and measures 2 by 2.3 by 6.4 inches (LxWxH). The Panasonic ES-RF31-S electric razor also includes a Lithium-ion battery for a longer running time.



Panasonic ES-RF31-S Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Nanotech Blades


Panasonic ES-RF31-S Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Nanotech Blades


Panasonic ES-RF31-S Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Nanotech Blades
Finishing Foil
A specially shaped finishing foil captures and cuts even the most stubborn beards.

Slit Foil
Slit structure easily catches long beards. The long beards that are difficult for other blades to catch are cut to the ideal shortness for shaving.

30-Degree Stainless Nanotech Blades
Nano polished 30-degree-angle stainless hypoallergenic blades cut hair at its base for ultimate precision.

Flexible Pivoting Head
The Head pivots back and forth, following the contours of your face for an effortless and quick shave.

Head pivot range: approximately 25 degrees back and forth; approximately 20 degrees left and right.

Multi-Fit Arc Blades
Four independently floating blades follow the contours of your face, chin and neck for a close and smooth shave.

100% Washable
Rinse the Panasonic ES-RF31-S Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver under running water

Wet/Dry Shaving
Enjoy the convenience of a quick shave using the dry operation or use wet, with foam or gel, for a smooth shave.

Four stainless-steel hypoallergenic blades and foils of Panasonic ES-RF31-S Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver provide comfort and less irritation for sensitive skin types.


Panasonic ES-RF31-S Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Nanotech Blades, Silver
  • 4-blade cutting system with 30 degree nano blades for a clean wet or dry shaving experience

  • Flexible pivoting head; multi-fit arc foil; 1-hour charge

  • Ultra-thin outer foil; slide-up trimmer; 3-stage lcd indicator display

  • Lock button to prevent unit from going on

  • Travel pouch included; 6.4 inches(h) x 2.3 inches (w) x 2 inches (d), 7.1 ounce

Men's Shavers Model Overview
Panasonic
ES-RT51-S

Panasonic
ES-LT41-K

Panasonic
ES-RF31-S

Panasonic
ES-LF51-A

Panasonic
ES-LA63-S

Panasonic
ES-LA93-K
Number of Blades
3 Blades3 Blades4 Blades4 Blades4 Blades4 Blades
Motor Type
ConventionalLinearConventionalLinearLinearLinear
RPM/CPM
13,00013,00010,00014,00014,00014,000
Flexible Pivoting Head
Multi-Flex Pivoting Head
    
30-Degree Stainless Nanotech Blades
Hypoallergenic Stainless-Steel Foil and Blades
Arc Foil
 
Ultra-Thin Vibrating Outer Foil
 
Pop-up Trimmer
Wet/Dry Shaving
Display
5-Stage LCD10-Stage LCD3-Stage LED5-Stage LED10-Stage LCD10-Stage LCD
Travel Lock Switch
 
Automatic Cleaning and Charging System
     
Full Charge Time
1 Hour1 Hour1 Hour1 Hour1 Hour1 Hour
Usage Time
45 Minutes45 Minutes45 Minutes45 Minutes45 Minutes45 Minutes
Automatic Universal Dual Voltage
Travel Pouch
Battery
Li-IonLi-IonLi-IonLi-IonLi-IonLi-Ion
Replacement Outer Foil
WES9085PCWES9187PCWES9167PCWES9167PCWES9025PCWES9025PC
Replacement Inner Blade
WES9064PCWES9068PCWES9068PCWES9068PCWES9068PCWES9068PC
Replacement Foil & Blade
WES9012PCWES9027PCWES9027PCWES9027PCWES9165PCWES9165PC
Cleaning Cartridges
     WES035P

Panasonic's fully loaded men's wet/dry washable electric shavers are packed with smart, innovative features that deliver a clean, close, and comfortable shave. This Panasonic's razor is a 4-blade (arc4) shaving system which means more foils for better coverage and reduced shaving time. Also the 30 degree nanotech blades are honed at an acute 30 degree angle enabling whiskers to be cut more cleanly at the root.

Along with the flexible pivoting head, the shaver glides uniformly over the chin and the jaw line for more efficient coverage and maximum comfort. The 10,000 RPM fast, motor drive system eliminates the tugging and pulling that can occur with slower shavers. The Panasonic ES-RF31-S Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver comes equipped with a travel pouch, 3-stage led indicator display, switch-lock button and slide-up trimmer. Optional accessories include: foil (WES9167PC), blade (WES9068PC) and set (WES9027PC)



Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2.5 x 6.5 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B005DKKBU6
  • UPC: 001910584215 168141238543 132017572987 806296606465 098743289301 885170058156 182682296909 617407324815 163120439546 115970764538 132017530499
  • Item model number: ES-RF31-S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,629 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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I have used Panasonic shavers for over a decade now, and find them to be the best of the best in terms of quality and ease of use. I always get a great shave out of them...but some models are most definitely better than others in their lineup.

The current range of shavers from Panasonic can be broken down into two catagories, 10,000 rpm or less non linear models, and 13-14,000 rpm linear shavers. the linear models are always the more expensive ones...and they are worth their asking price and then some. They shave faster and closer, with much less irritation than their slower motored counterparts, which this model is a part of.

I found the ES-RF31-S to be a competent shaver, shaving both my head and face in around 8-9 minutes every morning, not bad, but not great either. The battery life is excellent, allowing me to go almost a full week without needing a charge, easily this models best feature. The ability to shave wet or dry also helps a lot here. Dry took an average of a minute longer to shave, but that's acceptable if your not in a hurry. Wet is more comfortable, and required fewer passes to achieve the same results as dry, so it's the method I recommend the most for use with this model.

All told, if you can swing it, I recommended going for the better linear models over this one, they are better all around shavers with faster and more comfortable shaves. While this isn't a bad shaver at all, Panasonic does better, and at not too much of a higher premium.
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I forgot my electric shaver for my trip so I got this shaver at Target. I've been using Panasonic Arc 3 at home and takes 4-5 minuts to shaver every day. With extra brade (this is Arc 4 model), my shaving time is now 3-4 minuts every day. This shaver is quiet in comparison to other Panasonic models. I wish this shaver had a cleaning system, but other than that this shaver is the best shaver I've evern used.
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This Panasonic shaver is one of the best all around cordless shavers out there. I've used other brands and was consistently disappointed. I have sensitive skin with a harsh stubborn beard. When I switched to Panasonic linear shavers years ago, I felt they finally made a real shaver that works! And this new replacement is even better than before. Nanotech Technology combines with sonic vibration to get the most of 4 shaving surfaces. I opted out of the self-cleaning models, as I have limited counter space. Stil, it's very easy to clean this shaver with soap and water. And I enjoy over 10 days of shaving without having to plug in for a charge. For those who've used a blade for long, switching to an electric shaver takes a couple of weeks - even 30 days - to "season" your beard to respond to an electric shave. Many who switch to electric shavers don't know about this break-in period. Yet, it's critical to get the best shaving experience.
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I have been using a Braun Foil Shaver for years. Braun was never good a cutting those long hairs. I usually only shave 2-3 times a week so my facial hair has some length. This shaver cut right through with very little with no problems.
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Having given up on buying $300 shavers years ago, I first got the Panasonic ES8243 wet/dry shaver about two years ago. It is more expensive than this razor. It has worked great for me and I still use it. About a year ago I got the ES8249 shaver because it was on sale on Amazon. The sad fact is that my beard tends to wear down the blades of any razor, no matter which brand. That higher end Panasonic razor is still my primary one, and still works great although the blades will be replaced soon.

I wanted to stay with the Panasonic wet/dry shavers to keep at a relative's house I visit regularly so that I do not have to pack it in my carry-on luggage when I travel there. When it comes to airport security, the fewer electronic and mechanical devices you have in your carry-on luggage, the better. So not wanting to spend a lot of money on a razor that I won't use that often, I opted for this one. like my other Panasonic razors, this one has four blades and is also wet/dry capable. It also has a feature I like for travel purposes, and that is a locking mechanism so it cannot accidentally come on while packed in your carry-on luggage.

While the shaver is similar in many respects to my other (more expensive) Panasonic razors, it is also different. Instead of a liquid crystal display for the shaver status there are LED lights that show you the charge status. That is not a problem at all for me since I tend to keep my shavers charged fairly well. But there is some good news and bad news with regard to this shaver compared to my other two more expensive Panasonics. The good news is that it is a lot quieter than the other Panasonic shavers I have. Instead of the high-pitched mosquito-sounding whine, it has a more pleasant and muted throaty lower tone that does not carry very far.
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I have been using thirty dollar shavers for years. Decided to try the hundred dollar variety to see if there is really a difference. There is!!! Much smoother and quieter. Cuts a little better.
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It gets only a 4 star, because nothing is perfect, but this is a great replacement for my 3 blade ES-7013. I wanted to get replacement blades for the 7013, but at a cost of $40+, it didnt make sense to me to put that much money into a 2-3 year old shaver. Amazon had an $8 off coupon for this shaver, which after reviewing the specs, I jumped on.

Panasonic (as does any electric shaver manufactuer) states you need 30 days before your face becomes accumlated to the electric razor. Since I already use an electric, and a Panasonic to boot, there was no waiting period to get great results. It takes just a few minutes to get a great shave, better than my ES-7013 was able to do.

I like the travel lock for the on/off switch. More than once I've opened my travel case to find that the ES-7013 was switched to ON, running down my shaver battery. It did offer a quick charge (5 minutes of charging for a 5 minute shave), but that was hard to do if I was on a two day trip and didnt bring my charger! I won't have to worry about that with the ES-RF31.

I got the Panasonic ES-RF31 (and the ES-7013 before that) because it operates wet/dry. I do like using it in the shower, and this is a true wet/dry shaver (not like some other shavers that only let you run the shaving head under running tap water to clean the heads). And I really like the Panasonic because you do NOT need a special base to charge and clean the shaving head, like the Braun. With the Brauns, you are forced to use a special base to charge and clean the shaver, and once the cleaning product runs out, you can't charge the razor! With the Panasonic, just a couple drops of hand soap on the head, turn it on under running water, let it foam up and rinse off. Simple and CHEAP.
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