Panasonic ES8249S Nanotech 4-Blade

The Panasonic ES8249S Arc 4 Electric Shaver with Vortex Cleaning System is a wet or dry foil electric shaver that provides a close and comfortable shave. It is a good choice if you are looking for an affordable electric shaver that gives great results.

People that have used this shaver really like the fact that is gives a really close shave in just a fraction of the time that other electric shavers take. This wet/dry shaver from Panasonic has 4 foil blades that cover your entire face in less time and it also contours to your face giving you a close, comfortable shave. Another benefit of this particular model is that it comes with the Vortex Cleaning System, which makes cleaning this shaver really easy.

Panasonic ES8249S Arc 4

Our Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

For the price, it is not a bad choice in an electric shaver, but let’s go over a few other points on it before you make the decision if this is the right electric shaver for you.

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Shaving Options

The Panasonic ES8249S is a wet or dry shaver, meaning you can use it dry or with shaving creams. You can even take it into the shower with you if you’d like because it is completely waterproof. It is nice to have an electric shaver that gives you the option to use it wet or dry. Some people prefer the quickness of a dry shave, while others prefer to take their time and use creams or gels.

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The Panasonic Arc 4 electric shaver provides a really close, comfortable shave too. It has pivoting head that float, so it is able to follow all the contours of your face. It even gives you a close shave under your neck. It has 30 degree nanotech blades that cut the hairs at the base for a nice close shave. It has a faster motor too, so you won’t get the uncomfortable pulling and tugging of your hairs either.

Of the consumers who have used this electric shaver, none were reporting any sort of irritation with this one. It seems that it provides a really comfortable shave. Some are even saying that it get as close as their traditional razor, which is really impressive.


The Panasonic ES8249S Arc 4 Electric Shaver with Vortex Cleaning Systems has a number of feature that help give you a close, comfortable shave. Let’s go over some of those features:


  • Arc 4 Blades – This are 4 pivoting blades that follow the contours of your face giving you a close shave.
  • Wet/Dry Shaving – You can use this electric shaver either wet or dry.
  • Automatic Cleaning and Charging System – Cleans, Dries, and Charges the shaver.
  • Nanotech Blades – 30 degree nanotech blades to get you an even closer shave.
  •  Popup trimmer for trimming sideburns, beards, and mustaches.
  • 1 hour quick charge, or 5 minute emergency charge.


You can clean the Panasonic ES8249S electric shaver with either the Vortex HydraClean system or you can clean it manually. The HydraClean system automatically cleans, dries, renews, and charges the electric shaver. It uses self-cleaning recharger detergent for Panasonic shavers only. These are basically detergent cartridges that plug into the cleaning system. There are several different courses you could follow with the cleaning system. They are: Charge, Clean/Dry/Charge, Clean/Dry, Dry/Charge, or Dry. Depending upon which course you go with it can take an hour or two to complete.
Panasonic ES8249S Arc 4 cleaning
You also have the option to manually clean your shaver. To clean it manually all you need to do is apply a bit of hand soap and detergent to the foil, then press and hold the on/off button to activate the Sonic Vibrating cleaning mode. It will automatically shut off after about 20 seconds. Then you would take off the other foil, press and hold the on/off button to activate the turbo cleaning mode. Just hold it under running water to clean it. Then all you need to do is let it dry.

Noise Level

This particular electric shaver is rather quiet compared to other shavers. It is definitely a lot easier on the ears.


  • 2.4 x 1.8 x 6.3 inches ; 6.1 ounces

It is a good looking electric shaver that is easy to grip. It doesn’t feel like it would slip out of your hands when wet either.

Charging/Battery Life

The Panasonic Arc 4 has an internal rechargeable battery, so you don’t have to purchase batteries for this model. You can charge this unit with the Vortex HydraClean System or you can plug it in with the included appliance plug. There is an LCD display on the shaver that will let you know how much charge is left in the unit. You can get approximately 14 shaves out of a full charge.

It has a 1 hour quick charge or 5 minute emergency charge feature as well.

What’s Included

  • Panasonic ES8249S Arc 4 Electric Shaver
  • Travel Pouch
  • Vortex HydraClean System
  • Popup Trimmer
  • Power cord and adapter
  • Detergent cartridge


The Panasonic ES8249S Arc 4 Electric Shaver with Vortex Cleaning System provides a really quick shave in comparison to other electric shavers. You will find that it provides a close shave and really gets those tough areas such as the neck. It gets really close without irritating your skin.

The battery on this shaver is really good too; it will last for quite a while without needing to be recharged. Also if you don’t like to manually clean your electric shavers the HydraClean System is nice to have, and it recharges the shaver too.


Some people will not like the Vortex HydraClean System. It takes a long time to clean, dry, and recharge the shaver with the system. The cleaning system is also a bit noisy. However there is the option of manually cleaning the shaver, and also recharging the electric shaver by plugging it in with the power cord. Also for the cleaning system you will need to continually purchase more detergent cartridges. Other than that, people seem to really like this one.

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