Panasonic Oral Irrigator Water Flosser Review

Review Summary: Panasonic EW1211W

With three modes and a user-friendly interface, this oral irrigator is definitely a must-have. The water jet effectively removes food debris and even tiny particles, giving you a clean feeling that previously you’ve only had after the dentist – and a huge bill!

With two nozzles included, you won’t need to buy a spare for a long time and the tidy stand charges without you needing to do anything. Easy to refill, easy to use and generally easy, easy, easy. This is a great tool!


3 modes including a soothing massage modeEasy to charge and can be left on the standWaterproof and bathroom safeFast to refill with waterGives you a very clean mouth


Expensive compared to floss (but easier and arguably more effective)It’s chunky to hold, especially for those with small hands 8 /10 Our Score

In-Depth Review

About the Brand

Although Panasonic is older, Panasonic UK launched in 1972 and took the nation by storm. Focused on providing wide ranges of home appliances to the average person, Panasonic products are affordable, easy to use and on the leading edge of technology.

What does the Panasonic EW1211W come with?

1 x Oral irrigator 2x Nozzles1 x Charger (2 pin shaver plug)

A Soothing and Effective Gum Cleaner

Using water jets and air, the Panasonic Oral Irrigator will make it easy to clean between your teeth

Getting to every nook and cranny in your mouth is hard. In fact, even with floss it’s almost impossible.

That means plaque build-up, gum disease and overall an unhappy mouth and gums. But it’s vital for your oral health that you do get rid of every last scrap of food between your teeth and along your gumline. How?

Panasonic’s , that’s how.

Using water jets and air, it’s easy to clean gums and in between your teeth at the touch of a button. It even feels pretty nice!

Removes bacteria and prevents plaque build-up

With a 130ml water tank in-built to the handle, the EW1211W Oral Irrigator allows you to fire a slim-line water jet between your teeth to remove trapped food and bacteria.

The water tank lasts for 35 seconds on continuously jet and takes just seconds to refill. This jet mode is extremely effective at removing all debris without damaging gums.

Massages gums and rinses thoroughly with different modes

This irrigator has three modes;

Jet mode (mentioned above) – using water jets to remove trapped food and debris

Air In mode – massages gums and rinses between the teeth to remove any last traces of particles

Soft Air In mode – massages gums for a soothed and healthy mouth

Water and air mix for a complete gum massage

Rechargeable water wonder


The Air In and Soft Air In settings both provide massages to the gums. By mixing water and air, this soothing, non-aggressive massage helps promote gum health and good circulation.

Suitable for braces, fillings, bridges and other dental work

Because only water and air is used in the Panasonic Irrigator, no damage or dislodging of dental work will occur.

In fact, the water jet is highly adept at cleaning braces and other oral implants quickly and thoroughly. This nifty device even works very well on dentures!

Rechargeable and safe for bathroom storage

The Panasonic EW1211W Oral Irrigator Charging Station also has space for holding a spare nozzle.

This is designed to remain in the bathroom and comes with a neat stand to keep it in one place. With two identical nozzles included, you can share this device with a partner or keep the second nozzle as a spare in the stand.

Not just a handy stand, this section is also the charger. With no contacts, the charging stand is completely safe from water spray and suitable for family bathrooms.

No complex instructions, just simple and easy buttons

With two large rubber buttons and lights to indicate the mode, using this oral irrigator couldn’t be easier.


Simply remove the device from the stand


Select mode


Press the top button to start

The Panasonic Oral Irrigator is really easy to use.

The new essential part of your daily routine

Oral health is very important because it’s directly related to how long our teeth will last and how good they look. Tooth brushing is critical but it’s simply not enough.

With the addition of oral irrigation to your daily routine, you’ll impress your dentist every visit and you’ll feel more confident in your smile.

8 /10 Our Score
Philips Sonicare AirFloss Review

Review Summary: Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro

The Sonicare AirFloss is a fantastic addition to your bathroom and will turn you from a sometime-flosser to an every day flosser. This is because it’s just so comfortable and quick to use. No faffy, fiddly string – just fast and effective water jets.

With a long-lasting charge and a stand charger that’s bathroom safe, this will soon become as much part of your routine as your regular tooth brushing. Impress your dentist!


Very affordable Fast to use, less than 60 secondsUse mouthwash or water in the reservoir


Reports of faulty products but with a 2-year warranty replacements are fast to arrive. The older model, the doesn’t have fault problems. 7 /10 Our Score

In-Depth Review

About the Brand

A Dutch company with a history going back over a hundred years, Philips has always dedicated themselves to providing high quality appliances to the every day person. Always coming out with new and innovative technologies, Philips is a brand name trusted throughout the UK and further afield.

What does the Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro come with?

1 x AirFloss Pro handle 1x Nozzle1 x Charger (2 pin shaver plug)1 x User manual __TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW___

Do you find yourself putting off flossing or not looking after your teeth as well as your dentist tells you to?

Did you know that Gum Disease causes early tooth loss and receding gums?

Water flossing is much easier than string flossing and that means you’re much more likely to do it daily. Within just TWO weeks you’ll see healthier gums with the AirFloss.

Water flossing is much easier than string flossing. The AirFloss makes flossing a breeze.

Floss like a Pro to keep disease at bay

The Philips Sonicare AirFloss takes the laborious and fiddly job of flossing and transforms it into something fast, comfortable and even a little bit fun.

By firing water or mouthwash and air between your teeth and along the gumline, the AirFloss eradicates plaque and food debris that you’ve missed during brushing.

Tooth brushing is never enough by itself and we all know we need to floss but do we honestly remember every day? The AirFloss makes flossing pain and fuss-free – no more excuses!

Saves you time to get on with adventures

The AirFloss takes less than a minute to clean between all your teeth and around the gumline. Less than 60 seconds! It’s faster and much less awkward than using regular floss and just as effective, if not more so.

Cordless with an in-built reservoir

The AirFloss is supremely portable with no cords or water hoses to worry about. With an in-built water/mouthwash reservoir, simply fill it up and off you go!

Mouthwash can be used in the reservoir as well, allowing you to get additional benefits (make sure you don’t use mouthwash containing Isopropyl Myristate). Whether you use mouthwash or water though, the AirFloss can get rid of 99.9% of plaque!

Use mouthwash in the Philips AirFloss reservoir for extra cleaning benefits!

Three burst modes for flossing that suits you

Easy to control with the touch of a button, the Sonicare AirFloss has three burst settings for an individualised experience.

1. Single – shoots a single burst of water/mouthwash between your teeth or along your gumline.

2. Double – a double shot of water/mouthwash.

3. Triple – three quick bursts.

These burst settings allow you to use whichever feels most comfortable for your mouth or two use difference modes for different areas. Perhaps a triple burst for tricky teeth but a single burst for the gumline.

Working to enhance gum health and eradicate plaque

Using Philips’ micro-droplet technology, the nozzle streamlines water/mouthwash and air to shoot a stream between your teeth, dislodging any bacteria and plaque that’s trapped there.

Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro is clinically proven to improve gum health as much as floss


More confidence with a better smile

Did you know that people with healthy smiles tend to land better jobs and report greater happiness?

Flossing is imperative to excellent oral health and it not only helps protect against disease and infection but it makes your smile brighter.

Best AirFloss - Which AirFlosser is best?

The Sonicare AirFlosser Pro is the newer model, featuring the three burst modes but there is an older model still available. The Philips Sonicare AirFloss Rechargeable Power Flosser.

There is very little difference between them but the Rechargeable Power Flosser only has two settings.

Manual – press for each water jet. AutoFire – Hold down and move around mouth with continuous water jets.

Note: Both models are rechargeable

AirFloss Pro




Because both AirFlossers are so similar, it doesn’t matter too much which one you buy but if you have a particularly fiddly mouth, perhaps due to overlapping teeth, then the Electric Pro Airflosser offers more modes for greater control.

Now get flossing for a healthier, brighter smile! 7 /10 Our Score
AirFloss vs Waterpik

Which water flosser should you buy today?

Philips Sonicare AirFloss

Comfortable and quick to use



Extensive settings and a large reservoir


Airfloss vs. Waterpik® you ask. What is this, some type of Pokémon battle?

Unfortunately no. These are the names of two of the most successful water flosser ranges on the market right now.

Quick Navigation Which water flosser should you buy today?Why do YOU need a water flosser?Who ARE these people? Waterpik AirFlossBuy just one product for years of improved health and happier smiles Waterpik AirFlossFaster and easier than traditional flossFree and Cordless or Efficient and Corded?Modes, Settings and Nozzles – the Fancy StuffNozzlesModesSettingsWhat do other people say?How to Choose the Right Water Flosser For You:

Why do YOU need a water flosser?

Do you floss every day with string floss?

Do you really?

Not only is traditional string floss fiddly, difficult, time-consuming and pretty yawn-inducing, it’s not even as effective as high powered water flossing.

Waterpik® believe in their oral irrigation products so much that they say:

If you purchase a Waterpik®Water Flosser and don't feel it's improved your gum health, we will refund your money - no questions asked.


Who ARE these people?


Waterpik®: A surprisingly old company that has previously provided oral irrigation products for professional dentists. They’ve been operating in the domestic market since around 2005.


A range from Philips, one of the world’s most trusted appliance companies although far from specialists like Waterpik®.

Buy just one product for years of improved health and happier smiles

The great thing about water flossers is that not only are they very fast to use – both AirFloss and Waterpik® complete the job in under 60 seconds – but they’re also complete by themselves. You don’t need to keep buying more things.

From a long-term usage point of view, Waterpik® do have the advantage.


All Waterpik® devices come with multiple nozzles, some have 7! This means that each head gets less wear then if it only had one. Most Waterpik® devices are corded, which means there are no in-built rechargeable batteries to fail.


Only one active product in the range at a time that gets updated occasionally. Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries will eventually fail and aren’t replaceable – this means buying a new device – although this gives an opportunity to get an updated version.

Faster and easier than traditional floss

It takes serious dedication and a discipline of steel to use string floss every single day. Sure you do it right after you’ve been to the dentist but how about a month after? Every day?

String floss is straight-up hard to use but water flossing brings an end to that part of your supposed daily routine.

Both Waterpiks and AirFloss devices are considerably easier to use than string floss.

89% of occasional string flossers said that the AirFloss was easier than traditional floss according to one US study.

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And you know what easier means? It means that you’ll actually use it.

You’re a busy person and both AirFloss and Waterpik® devices will save you A LOT of time.

Free and Cordless or Efficient and Corded?

One of the major differences between water flossers is whether they are cordless or not.

AirFloss only makes cordless devices and because they’re handheld, they have smaller reservoirs that last for less time. To get around your whole mouth, you’ll probably need to refill the reservoir at least once. That’s super fast to do thanks to the new larger water opening.

Waterpik® have a full range of products and so you can choose between cordless and corded.

Waterpik Corded

Much larger reservoir to do mouth in one go Excellent storage inside unit for extra nozzles that come with the devicesPlugs into the wall so never runs out of batteryTakes up quite a bit of room

Waterpik Cordless

Smaller reservoir – might need topping upLimited battery life and will need recharging every fortnight depending on use Small and neat __TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW___

Modes, Settings and Nozzles – the Fancy Stuff


Philips Sonicare AirFloss comes with a single nozzle. This means you won’t be able to share one device with a partner without sharing a nozzle, or buying an additional nozzle pack .

Waterpik® outshines AirFloss in this department by a mile.

With up to 7 nozzles for their devices, you’ll find yourself with a nozzle for every occasion, including tongue scrapers, plaque busters and gum massagers.

This is excellent value for money – but, will you really bother changing over nozzles several times during a session?

The AirFloss has one very effective nozzle and is fuss-free.


The new AirFloss Pro has three modes: Single, Double and Triple bursts. These modes allow you to shoot different amounts of bursts between your teeth and around the gum line.

The Waterpiks have less in the way of modes, although a couple of the models have pulsing modes and massage modes. Often you can press a button for water jets or hold it down for continuous water.


Simple to use, the AirFloss just has its three modes and the go button.

Waterpiks in contrast have excellent water pressure settings. The corded versions have up to 10 pressure settings and the corded version has 2. This is ideal for those who have sensitive gums or dental work as you can control the power of the water jets.

What do other people say?

We’ve asked around, read around and looked around and this is what other people are saying:

AirFlossA high quantity of faulty devices but good customer service. When your AirFloss works, it works very well.

Waterpik®Reports of some models being delivered with European plugs and not UK shaver plugs. This may depend on where you buy from but an adapter would sort the issue. Generally fantastic machines with a great range of nozzle tools that will give you an exceptionally clean feeling mouth.

How to Choose the Right Water Flosser For You:


Q: Do you want something cordless even if it means more regular filling?

YES! – The AirFloss is a great cordless option that is exceptionally easy to use.

NAH! – Not fussed about cords or want something you never have to recharge? The Waterpik® corded versions are for you. Try the WP660 or the WP120


Q: Do you have dental work or sensitive gums?

YES! – The Waterpik® corded machines have 10 water pressure settings which are perfect for you.

NAH! – Both AirFloss and Waterpik® are great. Go for Waterpik® if you like more controls and settings.


Q: Do you value your dental health over an extra ten minutes in front of the TV?

YES! – The Waterpik® is ideal for you because you can change the nozzles for the best and most in-depth clean for different sections of tooth and gums.

NAH! – The AirFloss is straightforward and you can do your whole mouth at the touch of one button in less than 60 seconds.

We hope you enjoy your new Water Flosser and we look forward to seeing your brighter, healthier smile around town!

Philips Sonicare AirFloss

Comfortable and quick to use



Extensive settings and a large reservoir