Good accessories with mediocre results.
Panasonic Epilator ES-DEL8A
last modified: 10.10.2019, 9:21
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The Epilator by Panasonic achieves a mediocre result despite a double epilation roller and a wide epilation surface. Nevertheless, both the handling and the battery leave nothing to be desired. The accessories include a pedicure attachment that does a good job.
The Epilator by Panasonic is equipped with a double roller and a pedicure attachment.
The Panasonic epilator has a epilation surface of 35 mm and is additionally equipped with a double epilation roller. The ES-DEL8A has the largest epilation surface in our comparison.
I can't gain any added value from the width of the epilation head, since the surface is too large for most parts of the body anyway. At the same time, the device has a swivel head that adapts flexibly to the contours of the body, so there is no need to lift it. The epilator lies comfortably in the hand and switching between the steps is also easy. The different attachments can be exchanged very easily. Thanks to the waterproof workmanship, all parts can be cleaned quickly.
Although I consider the double role to be useful, the epilator still captures the hair moderately. It is necessary to go over several times to capture all the hairs. Very short hairs are not captured. Accordingly, the procedure is not particularly painful, but requires more time. I find the attachment for the armpit and bikini line, which covers a much smaller area, very useful.
This makes the removal of axillary hair much less painful. I also have the impression that it works more precisely than the double roller. Another positive aspect is that the underarm and bikini zone attachments are separate epilation rolls. With most devices the surface of the normal roller is only covered. The LED light is bright enough and helpful for hair removal for a better hair recognition.
The other attachments for epilation make the epilation much more pleasant. For example, the attachment for the armpit and bikini line allows you to cover smaller areas. Especially if you are epilating for the first time and therefore do not have so many hairs torn out at once, the attachment is helpful. Panasonic also supplies a shaving head and trimmer. The set also includes a pedicure attachment that provides enough resistance and also does a good job.
The charging of the battery takes one hour. We charged the epilator for an hour after it was completely empty and then tested how many minutes it would take until it was completely discharged again. Without resistance and at the lowest level, the ES-DEL8A lasted 84 minutes. According to the manufacturer, the epilator should last 30-35 minutes, which was proven in the test.
The epilator has good power and speed. With a maximum of 67 dB it is one of the louder models in comparison.
The instructions are easy to understand thanks to the many illustrations and are written in numerous languages.
We have evaluated a good 40 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 80 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 15 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.2 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Thanks to the double roller, the device is very fast and precise
- The pedicure attachment works very well
- The small attachment makes even hard-to-reach zones smooth
- Hardly hurts
- Gentle to the skin
The following points were noted negatively:
- Battery performance
- Device is not efficient for both long and short hairs
- Hair is only torn off
- Hair grows in extremely
- Pulls in skin when shaving
|Additional warranty||2 years|
|Manual language||DE, ES, FR, IT, DU, ES, DA, PT, NO, SW, FI, PL, CZ, SK, HU, RO, TK|
|Quality of instructions||Good|
|Charging time||1 hour|
|Battery life||30-35 min|
|Scope of delivery||Basic device, epilator attachment for legs/arms, Skin Protector attachment, epilator attachment for underarms/bikini zone, shaving head, long hair cutter, comb attachment, pedicure attachment, storage bag, special cable, cleaning brush, instructions|
|Suitable for||Legs, bikini line, armpits, arms|
|Epilator head||35 mm|
|Attachments||Epilating attachment for legs and arms, epilating attachment for armpits and bikini line, shaving head, long hair cutter, pedicure attachment, comb attachment|
|Volume 1 metre distance||67 dB max. level (3)|
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