This is, by some considerable margin, the least glamorous post you’ll find on Mr & Mrs Gist; ear and nose hair are not sexy topics (shocker). However, I am a modern-day and well-groomed gentlemen (as seen by my recent trip to the Ted Grooming Rooms) and therefore keeping on top of these areas are important to me, particularly as I age. And Mrs Gist tells me it’s yucky.
There are plenty of trimmers on the market that morph into full-blown body trimmers with snazzy adaptors, but this is largely surplus to requirements as I have other products to take care of this. After my (second in as many years) Schon rechargable nose hair trimmer died on me (despite the huge volume of positive reviews), it was time to source a reliable nose and ear hair trimmer replacement. I took a gamble on the Panasonic ER-GN30.
Panasonic ER-GN30 Review
Promising a decent and precise cut owing to sharp dual-edge blades, I have to say that this is the best nose and ear trimmer that I’ve owned to date. It made light work of those pesky and uninvited hairs in both my nose and ear, quickly and effortlessly dispatching of them without any ripping or eye-watering plucking.
It’s dead simple to use and is AA-battery powered, the latter a little annoying as I’d have preferred a rechargable option with a beard > mains plug, however this is probably the only drawback that I can think of having used this product.
The ergonomic angled-handle makes the Panasonic ER-GN30 easy to reach those stubborn areas, whilst operating quietly that won’t disturb Mrs Gist while she sleeps in the other room.
A huge plus for me is that the Panasonic ER-GN30 is washable and easy to clean, a quick rinse under the tap and it’s pretty much good to go. A cleaning brush is also provided to clean the trimmer further if a quick splash with water doesn’t do the trick on the first attempt.
The trimmer is also advertised as a tool to assist with detailing around eyebrows or beards, although I don’t think I’ll be putting these areas to the test with the Panasonic ER-GN30 anytime soon; I’ll leave that to my trusted new Philips beard trimmer.
Quiet, efficient, easy-to-use and waterproof to aid cleaning, the Panasonic ER-GN30 is currently retailing for £12.50 and is a star purchase. Summarising, all men should have this in their personal grooming armoury.