This sonic toothbrush makes a good figure in the practical test. Read all the pros & cons of the Panasonic EW-DL83.
Besides Braun and Philips, the Panasonic brand also offers very interesting electric toothbrushes in different quality and price levels. I tested the new Panasonic EW-DL83 for you
At the outset: The new Panasonic EW-DL83 offers very good value for money and is a good alternative to the models of other brands.
Here is the toothbrush in brief profile:
This high-quality sonic toothbrush offers all the important functions & provides pleasingly clean brushing results.
In the following review, you will find details and information on the following points:
Just skip to the point that interests you most – or read everything from top to bottom (all information and details are worth knowing).
First impression of the Panasonic EW-DL83
The Panasonic EW-DL83 is shipped in a solid cardboard box on which the special cleaning and protection function for the gums is highlighted.
The Panasonic EW-DL83 makes a very good first impression in the test: workmanship and extensive accessories are impressive.
The scope of delivery includes:
- 1x handset
- 1x holder
- 1x charger
- 1x plastic carrying case
- 1x brush head for daily cleaning
- 2x special attachment brushes for cleaning gums and interdental spaces
When I unpacked it, I like the handy shape of the toothbrush as well as the practical ring holder.
Compared to previous models, the new Panasonic EW-DL83 is between the DM-81 and DE-92 in terms of quality and price.
You can find the test reports on it in the article Electric toothbrushes from Panasonic.
In my first test, I liked the Panasonic EW-DL83 right away.
The handheld feels good in the hand, the noise level is within the normal range for electric toothbrushes, and the multifunction brush head provides noticeably clean teeth.
- As is common with sonic toothbrushes, the brush head moves back and forth instead of rotating.
- If you have previously used a rotating electric toothbrush, the first impression may be strange.
However, I got used to the sonic toothbrush very quickly and now find it more pleasant than models with rotating brush heads.
But this is definitely a matter of taste. Which technology is actually better, you can read in the article: Oral-B or Sonicare, Rotating or sonic.
Cleaning programs at a glance
For tooth cleaning, the Panasonic EW-DL83 offers two different cleaning programs
- Normal cleaning
- Gentle cleaning
The “normal” cleaning program is intended for daily tooth cleaning with the multifunctional brush.
If you have gum problems or gum pockets, you should select the “gentle” cleaning program and the fine special brush for cleaning the gums.
You can use the on/off switch to select the cleaning programs.
- One click starts the cleaning program “normal”
- A second click then switches to “gentle”.
- With the third click you switch the toothbrush off again.
I find it praiseworthy that you can see via the indicator lights on the handset, which program is activated and how much the battery is still charged. This is not a matter of course with all electric toothbrushes.
The 3 brush heads
The brush head for normal tooth cleaning of the EW-DL83 is green-white and is used for daily cleaning of the teeth and chewing surfaces.
In addition, there are two other brush heads for more specialized applications.
- The WEW0935 brush head has particularly fine and soft bristles that allow for thorough cleaning of gingival pockets.
- In addition, there is another interdental brush head, which is especially suitable for cleaning interdental spaces.
Practically, you will find to the toothbrush a holder for the various brush heads. This additionally facilitates the use with several people in the household, each using their own brush heads.
Power & Vibrations
The Panasonic EW-DL 83 operates at a frequency of 31,000 vibrations per minute. This is a normal standrad value for high-quality sonic toothbrushes these days
The vibrations move the brush head quickly over the teeth for thorough cleaning and plaque removal.
Battery with quick-charge function
You should fully charge the lithium-ion battery of the electric toothbrush once before brushing your teeth for the first time. Thanks to the Panasonic EW-DL83’s quick-charge function, this only takes 60 minutes.
- When the battery is fully charged, you can brush your teeth for about 60 minutes.
- So during a two-week vacation, you can easily leave the charger at home.
Practical is the quick-charge function even if you forget to pair the toothbrush in time to the charger. In a few minutes, the battery is sufficiently charged to complete a normal cleaning process.
Practical: Unlike many other electric toothbrushes, the EW-DL83’s battery is replaceable. So when the battery power drops, you don’t have to replace the whole device.
In addition to the cleaning programs, the EW-DL 83 offers both a timer and a pressure control.
Both of these functions are part of the absolute minimum equipment for electric toothbrushes these days.
The timer is set at two minutes and signals every 30 seconds when it is advisable to switch to another quadrant of the oral cavity.
The timer function is a useful extra of the EW-DL83. Whereas I have to say that the function is standard for me at this price segment.
After the expiration of the two-minute interval, the toothbrush stops briefly, but then continues the selected cleaning program directly.
I like it very much in use when the electric toothbrush does not switch off automatically. Often, I then brush my teeth significantly longer.
To protect teeth and gums, the Panasonic EW-DL83 has an integrated pressure control.
For me, an absolute „must“ for an electric toothbrush: the pressure control. Only once you have tried this function, you will realize what makes a proper toothbrushing technique.
As soon as you apply too much pressure while brushing your teeth, the brushing speed automatically decreases.
By the way, the learning effect of this method is enormous. Already after a short time you have out how much pressure is enough to brush the teeth thoroughly.
For me, a pressure control is one of the most important functions of a modern electric toothbrush. It can help you avoid a lot of damage to your teeth and gums.
Replacement brush heads
You can clean both the brush heads and the handset under running water. The travel case is convenient to keep the toothbrush not only in your vacation luggage
Make sure to change the brush heads of the Panasonic EW-DL83 regularly. Worn brush heads significantly reduce brushing performance.
Note: You should replace the brush heads at least every three months. You can find a wide selection of different Panasonic brush heads in stores.
Here are some recommended clip-on brushes:
The WEW0936 bristle heads are compatible with various Panasonic toothbrushes and are very suitable for daily tooth cleaning.
Multifunction brush heads for the EW-DL 83 in a double pack.
The WEW0920 brush heads provide effective cleaning, remove tooth discoloration and give you fresh breath. As a little extra, you can also use them to clean your tongue.
4 in 1 brush heads with tongue cleaner – medium-hard.
The EW0923 attachment brushes are particularly gentle on your gums. Thanks to the ZickZack bristles, you can reach even hard-to-reach places in the mouth.
ZickZack bristles and small brush head – double pack.
Mich has this sonic toothbrush from the house of Panasonic in the test convinced.
- It is easy to use and comes with useful accessories such as a travel pouch.
- It has the essential features I expect from a toothbrush at this price point.
- The quick charge function is a very handy extra and the battery level is easy to see.
Of course, there are more elaborate devices on the market like the Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean with significantly more functions, but the question remains how often you actually use these extra features. Is it worth the extra cost when buying?
With the EW-DL83, Panasonic once again underscores that the brand is a force to be reckoned with in the electric toothbrush market.
Info: In the Stiftung Warentest, the Panasonic EW-DL83 received the grade “2.3 – good”. Other tests, such as House & Garden, have even given her the rating “very good”.
If you want to learn more about Panasonic brand electric toothbrushes, you can find a detailed article on the topic by following the link.
For a detailed overview of many electric toothbrushes currently available, check out the article 51 Electric Toothbrushes in Test.