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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Blender?

Updated 04 December 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Russell Hobbs Blender?

Russell Hobbs is well known for its irons, microwaves, toasters and bread makers.

If you are thinking about buying a Russell Hobbs blender then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of blender brands is compiled by analysing over 14,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,500 blenders.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular blenders. Their blenders start at $33 for the Desire which has a power of 650W, a bowl capacity of 1.5L and is a tabletop blender and go up to $232 for the Retro which has a power of 850W, a bowl capacity of 1.7L and is a tabletop blender. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs blender is $117.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular blenders.

Is Russell Hobbs the Best Blender Brand?

So are Russell Hobbs blenders any good? We give every blender a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all blenders we are able to impartially rank all the blender brands.

Russell Hobbs is ranked the No. 12 best blender brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Russell Hobbs is the 12th best blender brand out there.

#1
95%
95%
5,035 reviews
#2
Cuisinart
93%
93%
24 reviews
#3
Hamilton Beach
92%
92%
22 reviews
#4
Brentwood
89%
89%
4 reviews
#5
Vitamix
89%
89%
516 reviews
#6
88%
88%
892 reviews
#7
Netherlands
87%
87%
776 reviews
#8
United Kingdom
81%
81%
7 reviews
#9
81%
81%
390 reviews
#10
Germany
80%
80%
196 reviews
#11
Breville
Australia
78%
78%
1,112 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
77%
77%
582 reviews
#13
Oster
74%
74%
18 reviews
#14
Black & Decker
72%
72%
68 reviews
#15
NutriBullet
72%
72%
680 reviews
#16
Blendtec
71%
71%
140 reviews
#17
Smeg
Italy
70%
70%
60 reviews
#18
Bamix
70%
70%
10 reviews
#19
Wahl
69%
69%
33 reviews
#20
France
69%
69%
1,197 reviews
#21
AEG
Germany
69%
69%
41 reviews
#22
Tower
67%
67%
1 review
#23
Bodum
65%
65%
44 reviews
#24
Salter
64%
64%
94 reviews
#25
Swan
62%
62%
36 reviews
#26
Bugatti
61%
61%
17 reviews
#27
Maxi-Matic
61%
61%
2 reviews
#28
Beko
Turkey
61%
61%
17 reviews
#29
United Kingdom
61%
61%
59 reviews
#30
Moulinex
60%
60%
1 review
#31
Klarstein
60%
60%
5 reviews
#32
Dualit
60%
60%
17 reviews
#33
Brentwood Appliances
59%
59%
0 reviews
#34
Proctor Silex
59%
59%
0 reviews
#35
Waring
59%
59%
0 reviews
#36
Better Chef
57%
57%
0 reviews
#37
Krups
Germany
56%
56%
0 reviews
#38
Jocel
53%
53%
0 reviews
#39
Elite
53%
53%
0 reviews
#40
Midea
52%
52%
0 reviews
#41
Montel
52%
52%
0 reviews
#42
Zephir
51%
51%
0 reviews
#43
Cloer
51%
51%
0 reviews
#44
Ariete
51%
51%
0 reviews
#45
Girmi
51%
51%
0 reviews
#46
Omega Juicers
51%
51%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Russell Hobbs blenders compare to the other blender brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All blender Brands
Russell Hobbs Blenders

At an average purchase price of $117, Russell Hobbs blenders tend to be more expensive than most other blender brands. Russell Hobbs also have better reviews than the typical blender brand, with the average rating of a Russell Hobbs blender being 77%.

The average review score for a Russell Hobbs blender is 77%.

Russell Hobbs have a number of great features including soup function which sets them apart from the competition.

There's a smaller selection of Russell Hobbs blenders available compared to other blender brands, with only 5 Russell Hobbs blenders currently on the market in the US. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Russell Hobbs blender is $10 (based on a person typically using a blender for 1 hour per week), which makes them less efficient than most other blender brands.

No. Of Blenders
Average Price
$105
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,049
Price Distribution of All Blenders
No. Of Blenders
Average Price
$117
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,149
Price Distribution of Russell Hobbs Blenders

What Do the Russell Hobbs Blender Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Russell Hobbs blender to work out the average distribution of reviews for Russell Hobbs and then compared this to the other blender brands.

Russell Hobbs logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
3
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Russell Hobbs logo

User Reviews

5 stars
355
4 stars
130
3 stars
28
2 stars
19
1 star
45
Russell Hobbs has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its blenders than most other blender brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs blenders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 90% respectively across all Blender brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Russell Hobbs blenders by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other blender brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Vitamix Ninja Philips Cuisinart Smeg Russell Hobbs
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
93%
1 review
94%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
93%
1 review
78%
3 reviews
goodhousekeeping.com logo
83%
3 reviews
65%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
95%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
gadgetreview.com logo
74%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
techgearlab.com logo
85%
3 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
76%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
75%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
Tweak.dk logo
90%
2 reviews
besteproduct.nl logo
82%
1 review
CNET.com.au logo
60%
1 review
gadgetgear.nl logo
90%
1 review
gamingshogun.com logo
100%
1 review
Howstuffworks.com logo
100%
1 review
smartson.se logo
76%
1 review
Average
84%
12 reviews
78%
11 reviews
84%
9 reviews
79%
5 reviews
79%
5 reviews
89%
4 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Blenders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Russell Hobbs blender. The table below compares the number of awards given to Russell Hobbs to other popular blender brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Russell Hobbs has won 1 award for its blenders.

Compare all award winning blenders

Number of Awards Vitamix Ninja Philips Cuisinart Smeg Russell Hobbs
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
1
Tweak.dk logo
2
besteproduct.nl logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
Howstuffworks.com logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
3
4
2
1

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Blenders?

We checked over 14,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs blenders. 20 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 56% were positive. Therefore the majority of Russell Hobbs blender owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

56% of reviewers think Russell Hobbs blenders are reliable.

So, most people think that Russell Hobbs blenders are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Russell Hobbs blenders that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Our expensive washer dryer broke down
Tesco.com
We bought what we thought was a heavy duty stainless steel juicer last year as we have lots of apples
amazon.co.uk
There are built in arms at the base of the blender which securely hold the attachments
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

has the advantage of being in a heavy duty plastic jar that you can take to work
amazon.co.uk
Scratched quite easily
Tesco.com

Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Blenders

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Russell Hobbs blenders that set them apart from the competition. These include soup function.

Russell Hobbs Soup Function

Russell Hobbs blenders that feature soup function include the Russell Hobbs Retro ($234).

What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Blender?

Russell Hobbs Desire

$33.35
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Russell Hobbs Desire
1.5L
BOWL CAPACITY
650W
2
SPEED LEVELS
$71
OVER 10 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $33.35 is the Russell Hobbs Desire, which has a Kagoo Score of 82.

Features We Love:
Pulse function
Ice crushing function
Stainless steel blade included
Easy to clean
Features non-slip feet

An extremely economical to run and fully featured 1.5L bowl capacity, 650W blender, with a fair price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's well designed but easy to damage or scratch and noisy.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$71 Over 10 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Trusted Reviews Highly Recommended
Russell Hobbs 20360 Desire Whole Fruit Juicer 2 Litre 550 Watt Black Review
Russell Hobbs 20360 Desire Whole Fruit Juicer 2 Litre 550 Watt Black Review
Russell Hobbs Desire (18991-56) - unboxing
Russell Hobbs Desire (18991-56) - unboxing
Russell Hobbs Desire 18980-56 - unboxing
Russell Hobbs Desire 18980-56 - unboxing
Russell Hobbs Desire Mini Chopper 24660-56 Demo & Review
Russell Hobbs Desire Mini Chopper 24660-56 Demo & Review
Unboxing Russell Hobbs blender |  Desire 3 in 1 hand blender
Unboxing Russell Hobbs blender | Desire 3 in 1 hand blender
Russell Hobbs 23480 56 Desire   Robot de cocina Opiniones
Russell Hobbs 23480 56 Desire Robot de cocina Opiniones
Russell Hobbs Küchenmaschine Desire, 1000W  Review
Russell Hobbs Küchenmaschine Desire, 1000W Review
Unboxing y análisis Russell Hobbs 23480-56 Desire (Robot de cocina)
Unboxing y análisis Russell Hobbs 23480-56 Desire (Robot de cocina)
Russell Hobbs 19600-70 Desire Wasserkocher | Erfahrungsbericht/Review/Test
Russell Hobbs 19600-70 Desire Wasserkocher | Erfahrungsbericht/Review/Test

The cheapest price that we could find for the Desire in the US is $33.35 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Blender?

Russell Hobbs Retro

$233.82
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1.7L
BOWL CAPACITY
850W
3
SPEED LEVELS
$93
OVER 10 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Russell Hobbs blender then the Russell Hobbs Retro takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 74, but is a bit more expensive at $233.82.

Features We Love:
Soup function
Big bowl capacity (1.7L)
Pulse function
Ice crushing function
Dishwasher-proof parts

A fully featured and very economical to run 1.7L bowl capacity, 850W blender.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
82
Running Costs
$93 Over 10 Years
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Retro in the US is $233.82 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Blender?

Russell Hobbs 22241

$98.89
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Russell Hobbs 22241
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Russell Hobbs 22241
200W
1
SPEED LEVEL

At only $98.89 and with a Kagoo Score of 77 the Russell Hobbs 22241 makes a great budget choice.

A fully featured and critically acclaimed 200W immersion blender, with a fair price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's really easy to use, good-looking but easy to damage or scratch.

92
Reviews
218 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Russell Hobbs 22241 has great expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 218 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the 22241 in the US is $98.89 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Blender?
Is Russell Hobbs the Best Blender Brand?
What Do the Russell Hobbs Blender Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Blenders Received?
How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Blenders?
Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Blenders
Russell Hobbs Soup Function
What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Blender?
What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Blender?
What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Blender?

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