Panasonic EW1270AC Portable Oral Irrigator Review


2018 Update: EW1270AC seems to be discontinued so we recommend to check out Panasonic EW1211A instead!

Panasonic is known for its electronic toothbrushes, and it also has a great line of Panasonic water flossers.

The Panasonic EW1270AC portable oral irrigator is a handheld device that runs on batteries. It’s easy to carry and it sits directly on your sink.  Water pulses at 1,600 times per minute, or more than 25 times in a second, to remove food.

Take this model anywhere, especially if you travel a lot for business or if you’re on vacation. There’s no charging stand to get in the way. You can also plug this model into a power cord if you want. The beauty of this Panasonic oral irrigator is the power it delivers.

Panasonic EW1270AC Overview:

Steady Stream of Water

The narrow tip of the irrigator delivers a steady stream of water the entire time you clean your teeth. That way, you get a consistent clean from the first tooth you clean to the last. The motor delivers light pressure to power away any food or plaque while leaving your teeth feeling refreshed. All you need to do is take a few minutes out of your day for a healthier smile.

Completely Portable

This unit weighs less than half a pound without the batteries. You can take it anywhere without the cord. All you need are two AA-sized batteries and you’re good to go. The entire device fits snugly in your hand for an easy grip. The design collapses into a compact tool that fits in your travel bag, purse or even a pocket.

Water Reservoir

The water reservoir holds up to 30 seconds’ worth of water. If you need this oral irrigator for longer, the reservoir opens up easily with a flip-up lid and you can refill it within seconds. The outside of this irrigator is waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about getting parts when you refill it. Just make sure the battery compartment remains closed.

Angled Tip

The tip angles upward while you clean your teeth. There’s no awkward way you need to hold your hands as you send the water over and between your teeth and gums. The ergonomic design works for people with arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. All you do is hold the device at the same angle for the upper and lower teeth.

Panasonic Quality

Panasonic warranties its workmanship from defects or factory flaws. The batteries last about 20 minutes, or anywhere from two to three weeks. It depends on how often you floss your teeth with this tool.

  • Pulsing water cleans well.
  • Portable so you can take it anywhere.
  • No messy cords to get in the way.
  • Water reservoir refills easily from a sink
  • Water runs out quickly.
  • Lack of water pressure.
  • Batteries only last 20 minutes total.
  • Seal may break, causing water leaks and loss of pressure.


Q: How much does this cost compared to other water flossers?

A: The Panasonic EW1270AC is in the high range when it comes to price.

Q: Does Panasonic make other models?

A: Yes.

Q: Can this reach everywhere in my mouth?

 A: Yes, this model reaches the back teeth.

Final Verdict About Panasonic EW1270AC Portable Oral Irrigator

Panasonic makes a good water flosser for beginners who want to try one out. Use it regularly for best results. Once you get used to refilling the reservoir halfway through flossing, your teeth will feel refreshed and cleaner with each use. The portability makes this device easy to use when out with friends, on vacation or even on a date. Although there are better models with more features, Panasonic oral irrigators are a good choice.