Panasonic ES-RT51-S Arc3 Electric Shaver Review: The Older Version of the Updated Model Panasonic ES-LL41-K

The Panasonic ES-RT51-S is a older model of the Panasonic ES-LL41-K wet/dry hybrid shaver. The manufacturer discontinued the ES-RT51 after releasing the new ES-LL41-K model. So, we recommend reading the new article on the Panasonic ES-LL41 shaver and leaving this page.

However, the older model Panasonic ES-RT51-S shaver has been reviewed below.

What’s in the Box?

  • The shaver itself
  • A travel bag
  • Foil protective cap
  • Charging cord
  • Cleaning brush
  • User manual

The Panasonic ES-RT51-S Arc3 is a foil type electric shaver.

Panasonic designed this model for providing premium electric shaving experience in a reasonable budget.

It has full of features like premium shavers.

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Hypoallergenic, Stainless-Steel Foil & Blades

Foil blades

The shaver comes with Hypoallergenic foils guards along with 3 cutting blades which ensure the ultimate safety of the skin from nicks and cuts.

The foils are very smooth to protect the skin and glide the head easily to have a perfect operation without irritations.

It features stainless steel super sharp blades which provides very fast and smooth cut in less pressure.

The shaver has 30° nanotech technology inner blades which can capture all the hairs in every angle to provide smooth and clean operation in every stroke.

All together the stainless steel nanotech blades and foils make a super close operation without any kind of irritation.

Flexible Head

pivoting shaver head

The pivoting head system is very important to have a flexible performance for ultimate comfort.

The shaver Panasonic ES-RT51 comes with the multi-fit pivoting head system to glide over the skin flexibly.

So, the shaver head can easily detect the face curves and reach any area of the face to catch every single hair easily.

It can reach to the neck and jawline easily for the more accomplished shave.

Cordless, Rechargeable Razor

Panasonic ES-RT51-S Electric shaver is powered by lithium-ion rechargeable battery.

The battery offers 45 minutes of continuous cordless shaving with 1 hour of full charge.

The charging and operating time is very adorable in this shaver which is similar to Panasonic’s premium shavers like Arc5 and Arc4 shavers.

There is a 5 minutes quick charging option to have an urgent shave while the battery running low.

So, charge the shaver only for 5 minutes and get a full shave instantly with this shaver.

The main adorable thing in the charging sector in this shaver is, it comes with a universal voltage adapter.

So, you can charge from any electrical outlet from any country in the world. This feature makes it very suitable for traveling.

5-Stage LCD Display

On the shaver body, there is a 5-stage LCD display to show the battery status, charging status, cleaning reminder, travel lock status for maximum safety and precaution of the shaver.

Since the battery status display is a must having feature of an electric shaver.

It’s very difficult to handle and use the electric shaver which does not have the battery life and charging indicator.

100% Washable Device

100% waterproof electric shaver

The Panasonic arc3 ES-RT51-S is 100% washable or water resistant.

So, you can clean and maintain the device easily with direct running water.

Even you can sink the shaver under the tap for thorough cleaning and removing the debris.

Since 100% water resistant, you can have a full shave under the shower while bathing.

This must be a great opportunity for shower shaving lovers.

Wet/Dry Shaver

Panasonic ES-RT51-S Wet/Dry shaver

While purchasing an electric shaver, you must see if the shaver has the wet/dry shaving technology although the cheap electric shavers do not have the wet and dry feature.

The wet/dry shaving technology offers you to have both wet or dry shave according to your desire.

The Panasonic ES-RT51 arc3 electric shaver comes with wet/dry shaving facility.

So, you can have convenience dry shaving and also refreshing wet shaving with your favorite shaving cream, gel, foam or water without any hesitation.

The wet shaving feature is very suitable for ultimate comfortable shaving.

Popup Trimmer

Who does not need a sideburn trimmer today! Nobody is agreeing to size his sideburn and mustache with traditional blades.

But it is very costly to buy a trimmer separately for trimming or shaping the sideburns and mustache.

So, it is very helpful to have a trimmer in an electric shaver.

But all the electric shavers especially the cheap quality shavers do not have to facility.

The Panasonic ES-RT51 arc3 electric shaver comes with a built-in pop-up trimmer.

The trimmer allows you to groom your sideburn and mustache easily and make any kind of edge lines.

Easy Cleaning

Panasonic equipped this shaver with Sonic vibration technology which makes the cleaning process easier.

Just activate the sonic mood and rinse the shaver easily.

Since the shaver 100% washable, there is no risk of water causing damages while having a rinse.

There is a cleaning brush in the package to have a quick and dry cleaning of the debris hairs.

The brush is very handy to clean easily.

Travel Compatibility

The arc3 ES-RT51 electric shaver comes with a travel bag in the package.

It has a dual voltage charging adapter for universal charging.

Along with the charging cord, the travel bag makes the shaver very compatible with traveling.

So, it would be a great choice for the person who loves to travel.


Panasonic warrants this product for 2 years.

So, you can have free of charge service and repair within 2 years of actual purchase date.

This warranty covers any kind of workmanship fault or damage and does not over if the product damages for any kind of accident, misuse, abuse, or neglect.

30 Days Risk Free Trial

The shaver comes with 30 days money back guarantee if you feel any problem with the shaver or it cannot meet your desire, you can return it within 30 days of actual purchase date.

If you find any kind of workmanship defect in this shaver, Panasonic will replace your shaver or refund your full money within 30 days.

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Where to Buy the Panasonic ES-RT51-S Shaver?

This shaver is no longer available to buy now. The manufacturer revamped this model and released the Panasonic ES-LL41-K shaver that comes with more facilities.

Replacement Parts

Panasonic says that all the parts of the Panasonic ES-RT51 shaver will perform well until 12 months and replace them after 12 months.

But I think it depends on the user’s using habit.

If you use it very frequently even every day, it may last shorter than the producer’s recommendation and if you use it very unusually or once in a week, it will last longer than the recommended session.

The replacement foil, replacement inner blades, or foil & blade sets are available on the producer’s website or Amazon.

So, you can easily replace the replacement parts buying them online.

After replacing the parts, we found the device works as the new one.

So, it is recommended to replace the parts rather buying a new shaver.

Built Quality


Panasonic designed this product considering the basic electric shaver needs with a great design.

For a better look and instructions, there is an LCD display on the shaver body which gives a positive reaction on the shaver.

As there are 3 cutting elements, the shaver can cut good enough which is possible with the three blades which can not be compared with the 5 bladed shavers like arc5.

The nanotech technology of the blades and the pivoting head system of the shaver make it more acceptable.

The most adorable thing is the wet/dry shaving technology in such kind of budget-friendly shaver.

And also the popup trimmer gives a plus point in the shaving experience.

Since the shaver is 100% waterproof, there is no issue of water causing problems and it makes the cleaning process more flexible.

In all the terms, the built quality of the Panasonic ES-RT51 seems to be a middle range shaving machine.

But the best quality in the term of the price range.

Final Word

Considering every angle of the product, we found it is really reliable shaver by Panasonic.

The Panasonic ES-RT51 is a budget-friendly electric shaver but it has all the features a grooming expert needs.

The super sharp foil blades provide the ultimate close and smooth shave every time without any irritation.

The multi-flex pivoting head ensures super flexibility to hug the face and skin to capture the hairs perfectly.

So, there is no issue of leaving hard to reach hairs on the face, neck, and jawline.

If you need more advanced shaving experience, you can try the premium electric razors like Panasonic Arc5 or Braun Series 9.

But in terms of budget-sensitive electric shaver, we surely recommend the Panasonic ES-RT51-S Electric shaver.

Since there is 30-days money back guarantee, you can make a risk free trial of the shaver.


  • Reasonable price
  • 100% waterproof
  • Wet/Dry shaver
  • Popup trimmer
  • Good battery life
  • Pivoting head
  • Nanotech super sharp blades
  • LCD 5-stage display
  • 30 days risk-free trial
  • Available replacement parts
  • Travel friendly
  • Made in Japan


  • No charging dock
  • No automatic cleaning unit
  • Some users have hair pulling issue


  1. When I get lazy for a week and decide to shave it all off with my Panasonic ES-RT51 it tends to pull on my facial hair. So, when my electric shaver then should be most useful to me it ends up being worthless

    I have also found my raiser has never told me that it needed to be emptied it just starts to drop hair all over the floor.

    • Hi Zachary,
      It’s really a bad experience with this shaver. However, if you have the warranty period of the shaver, I recommend contacting the seller if they can give you any solution.

      -Thanks for sharing your experience.

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