Panasonic Milano Series ER-GB40-S Wet/Dry Beard Trimmer Review


As time goes on, Panasonic continues to improve their line of smaller household products like men’s beard trimmers. The ER-GB40-S is part of the Milano Series that allows you to either run the device in wet or dry situations without having to worry about it breaking down on you.

With a MSRP of close to $70, this device may be considered costly by some, but after using it for just a few weeks, you will see how well it works and how it was worth every penny.


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One of the differences between this beard trimmer and a lot of others put out by competitors is its color. I know now a lot of guys care too much about the color of anything, let alone their beard trimmer, but when your girlfriend or wife is making the purchase for you, it is something they may keep in mind. The unit is blue and silver and is something that can easily be matched to other bathroom décor. Your significant other might finally not care about your unit being on the vanity while charging anymore.

Usage Style

Another thing that sets this beard trimmer apart from others on the market is the ability to use it while wet or dry. There are plenty of other units that have this feature, but it’s the construction of the unit that makes it one of the better choices for this type of trimmer. Some men aren’t familiar with a beard trimmer that you can use with shaving cream, but with the Panasonic ER-GB40-S, a man trying it for the first time will become a believer. This method of shaving will get the hair cut down to the skin and give you a silky smooth feeling.

If you need to make sure your appearance is kept up throughout the day for several meetings, you can use it in the morning with shaving cream to get close to the skin, wash it off under running water and then bring it with you to the office. The unit works just as well when dry as it does when wet.

Trimming Options


Much like the other Panasonic beard trimmers on the market today, this unit has a quick adjust dial that allows you to pick from any one of 19 settings between 1 and 10 millimeters. You won’t need to worry about keeping track of all the attachments that come with other units. It makes traveling simpler and you won’t have to worry about these attachments breaking on you in the middle of an important shave.

Creative Innovation

One thing that this beard trimmer has that no other rival company has developed is a drain hole. A lot of companies boast that their products have completely sealed bodies that keep water and dust out. Over time, these seals have to begin breaking. When water gets into these units, they just sit there and can wreak havoc on the insides. With this Panasonic unit, there is a drain hole that allows water to run through the device. With this drain hole, the insides of the beard trimmer are always being protected.


One thing Panasonic does well with their beard trimmers is the charger itself. They have removed the need to keep twist ties around when you need to travel. Their travel units plug directly into the wall and the unit rests directly on that. It is easier for travel and easier for organization.

Overall, the Panasonic ER-GB40-S hair & body trimmer is one of the best out there for men to use. It was a Men’s Health 2013 Grooming Awards Winner, which is a high acclaim for any product.


2 Responses to Panasonic Milano Series ER-GB40-S Wet/Dry Beard Trimmer Review

  1. Danny Ramsdell says:

    How do you lubricate do you have to remove the 2 screws to remove the blade assembley

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