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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Blender?

Updated 22 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 premium 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 $234 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 $119.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of premium 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. 11 best blender brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Russell Hobbs is the 11th best blender brand out there.

#1
95%
95%
5,033 reviews
#2
Cuisinart
92%
92%
24 reviews
#3
Hamilton Beach
92%
92%
22 reviews
#4
Vitamix
89%
89%
516 reviews
#5
Brentwood
87%
87%
4 reviews
#6
Netherlands
87%
87%
776 reviews
#7
85%
85%
860 reviews
#8
82%
82%
393 reviews
#9
United Kingdom
78%
78%
7 reviews
#10
Germany
78%
78%
196 reviews
#11
United Kingdom
77%
77%
554 reviews
#12
Breville
Australia
76%
76%
1,174 reviews
#13
Oster
73%
73%
18 reviews
#14
Black & Decker
72%
72%
68 reviews
#15
NutriBullet
72%
72%
689 reviews
#16
Blendtec
71%
71%
140 reviews
#17
Smeg
Italy
70%
70%
60 reviews
#18
Wahl
69%
69%
33 reviews
#19
France
69%
69%
1,197 reviews
#20
Bamix
68%
68%
10 reviews
#21
Tower
67%
67%
1 review
#22
Salter
64%
64%
92 reviews
#23
AEG
Germany
62%
62%
41 reviews
#24
Bugatti
61%
61%
17 reviews
#25
Maxi-Matic
61%
61%
2 reviews
#26
Beko
Turkey
61%
61%
17 reviews
#27
United Kingdom
61%
61%
59 reviews
#28
Klarstein
60%
60%
5 reviews
#29
Dualit
60%
60%
17 reviews
#30
Brentwood Appliances
59%
59%
0 reviews
#31
Proctor Silex
59%
59%
0 reviews
#32
Waring
59%
59%
0 reviews
#33
Elgento
57%
57%
3 reviews
#34
Tayama
54%
54%
0 reviews
#35
Elite
53%
53%
0 reviews
#36
Jocel
53%
53%
0 reviews
#37
Montel
52%
52%
0 reviews
#38
Siemens
Germany
52%
52%
0 reviews
#39
BioChef
52%
52%
0 reviews
#40
Cloer
51%
51%
0 reviews
#41
Zephir
51%
51%
0 reviews
#42
Better Chef
51%
51%
0 reviews
#43
Ariete
51%
51%
0 reviews
#44
Midea
51%
51%
0 reviews
#45
Girmi
51%
51%
0 reviews
#46
Omega Juicers
51%
51%
0 reviews
#47
Sencor
50%
50%
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

Russell Hobbs have better reviews than the typical blender brand, with the average rating of a Russell Hobbs blender being 78%. Russell Hobbs also have a number of great features including soup function which sets them apart from the competition.

The average review score for a Russell Hobbs blender is 78%.

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. Russell Hobbs blenders also tend to be more expensive than most other blender brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

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
$99
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,049
Price Distribution of All Blenders
No. Of Blenders
Average Price
$119
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,299
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
2
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Russell Hobbs logo

User Reviews

5 stars
346
4 stars
125
3 stars
26
2 stars
16
1 star
38
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 85% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs blenders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% 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 Ninja Vitamix Philips Smeg Tefal Russell Hobbs
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
94%
2 reviews
93%
1 review
93%
1 review
84%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
75%
2 reviews
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
83%
3 reviews
goodhousekeeping.com logo
65%
2 reviews
83%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
gadgetreview.com logo
75%
2 reviews
74%
1 review
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
gadgetgear.nl logo
90%
1 review
gamingshogun.com logo
100%
1 review
smartson.se logo
76%
1 review
Average
78%
13 reviews
84%
12 reviews
84%
9 reviews
79%
5 reviews
83%
5 reviews
78%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Blenders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Russell Hobbs blenders. The table below shows the number of awards given to the most popular blender brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning blenders

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

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 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 Desire

$32.56
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Russell Hobbs Desire
1.5L
BOWL CAPACITY
650W
2
SPEED LEVELS
$71
OVER 10 YEARS

At only $32.56 and with a Kagoo Score of 83 the Russell Hobbs Desire makes a great budget choice.

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

A fully featured and extremely economical to run 1.5L bowl capacity, 650W blender, with an affordable price.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$71 Over 10 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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The cheapest price that we could find for the Desire in the US is $32.56 but in total we found only 2 prices 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 High End Russell Hobbs Blender?
What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Blender?

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