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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?

Matthew
Updated 04 March 2020
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should you buy a Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?

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

If you are thinking about buying a Russell Hobbs electric kettle then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of electric kettle brands is compiled by analysing over 11,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,600 electric kettles.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular electric kettles. Their electric kettles start at $18 for the 23840 which has a power of 1,000W and a water tank capacity of 0.85L and go up to $314 for the 23830 which has a power of 3,000W and a water tank capacity of 1.7L. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs electric kettle is $89.

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

Is Russell Hobbs the Best Electric Kettle Brand?

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

Russell Hobbs is ranked the No. 1 best electric kettle brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Russell Hobbs is the actually best electric kettle brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
726 reviews
#2
Brentwood
89%
89%
17 reviews
#3
Australia
85%
85%
3,164 reviews
#4
Germany
85%
85%
1,766 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
85%
85%
1,073 reviews
#6
Smeg
Italy
78%
78%
198 reviews
#7
KitchenAid
78%
78%
84 reviews
#8
Igenix
77%
77%
568 reviews
#9
76%
76%
4 reviews
#10
Brentwood Appliances
76%
76%
3 reviews
#11
Kenwood
United Kingdom
75%
75%
12 reviews
#12
Sencor
75%
75%
3 reviews
#13
Italy
75%
75%
1,379 reviews
#14
Netherlands
74%
74%
114 reviews
#15
74%
74%
810 reviews
#16
France
72%
72%
6 reviews
#17
70%
70%
1,171 reviews
#18
Beko
Turkey
67%
67%
4 reviews
#19
AEG
Germany
67%
67%
35 reviews
#20
Braun
66%
66%
3 reviews
#21
Nesco
66%
66%
0 reviews
#22
Tower
63%
63%
0 reviews
#23
Ariete
62%
62%
1 review
#24
Proctor Silex
61%
61%
0 reviews
#25
Krups
Germany
61%
61%
0 reviews
#26
Bugatti
59%
59%
34 reviews
#27
Siemens
Germany
58%
58%
2 reviews
#28
Sinbo
58%
58%
0 reviews
#29
Clatronic
57%
57%
0 reviews
#30
Signature
57%
57%
0 reviews
#31
Cuisinart
57%
57%
4 reviews
#32
Grundig
Germany
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
Haden
56%
56%
0 reviews
#34
Chefman
56%
56%
0 reviews
#35
Chantal
55%
55%
0 reviews
#36
Bonavita
54%
54%
0 reviews
#37
Lloytron
54%
54%
0 reviews
#38
Graef
53%
53%
0 reviews
#39
Cloer
53%
53%
0 reviews
#40
Sunbeam
52%
52%
0 reviews
#41
Aroma
52%
52%
0 reviews
#42
Melitta
Germany
52%
52%
0 reviews

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

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All electric kettle Brands
Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles

There's a wide selection of Russell Hobbs electric kettles available compared to other electric kettle brands, with 20 Russell Hobbs electric kettles currently on the market in the US. Russell Hobbs also have better reviews than the typical electric kettle brand, with the average rating of a Russell Hobbs electric kettle being 86%.

The average review score for a Russell Hobbs electric kettle is 86%.

Russell Hobbs have a number of great features including Drip Tray, Dual Water Gauge Windows and Quiet Boil Technology which sets them apart from the competition.

However Russell Hobbs electric kettles tend to be more expensive than most other electric kettle brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Russell Hobbs electric kettle is $76 (based on a person typically doing 6 boils per day), which makes them less efficient than most other electric kettle brands.

No. Of Electric Kettles
Average Price
$69
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $329
Price Distribution of All Electric Kettles
No. Of Electric Kettles
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $219
Price Distribution of Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles

What Do the Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle Reviews Say?

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

Russell Hobbs logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
405
4 stars
203
3 stars
74
2 stars
21
1 star
22
Russell Hobbs has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its electric kettles than most other 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 electric kettles are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 95% and 85% respectively across all Electric Kettle brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Russell Hobbs electric kettles by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other electric kettle brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Dualit Bosch Tefal Linsar Swan Russell Hobbs
Trusted Reviews logo
70%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
76%
1 review
67%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
Average
75%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
67%
2 reviews
73%
2 reviews
100%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles Received?

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

Russell Hobbs has won 1 award for its electric kettles.

Compare all award winning electric kettles

Number of Awards Dualit Bosch Tefal Linsar Swan Russell Hobbs
Which? logo
3
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
3
1
1

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles?

We checked over 11,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs electric kettles. 10 of these reviews mention reliability of which 79% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Russell Hobbs electric kettle owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

79% of reviewers think Russell Hobbs electric kettles are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

more durable
Argos.co.uk
nice sturdy handle
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Fine till it broke with little to no use in under 2 weeks
Argos.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Russell Hobbs electric kettles that set them apart from the competition. These include Drip Tray, Dual Water Gauge Windows and Quiet Boil Technology.

Russell Hobbs Drip Tray

A drip tray is used to catch any spilled water from the kettle or hot water dispenser.

Russell Hobbs electric kettles that have a Drip Tray include the Russell Hobbs Dorchester ($28).

Russell Hobbs Dual Water Gauge Windows

Russell Hobbs electric kettles that feature Dual Water Gauge Windows include the Russell Hobbs Textures ($26).

Russell Hobbs Quiet Boil Technology

Russell Hobbs electric kettles that feature Quiet Boil Technology include the Russell Hobbs Legacy ($273).

What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?

Russell Hobbs Inspire

$252.42
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Russell Hobbs Inspire
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Russell Hobbs Inspire
1.7L
3,000W
POWER

A great mid range choice, priced at $252.42 is the Russell Hobbs Inspire, which has a Kagoo Score of 76.

Features We Love:
Cordless
360° rotational base
Supports filtering
Boil-dry protection
Removable filter

A fully featured and economical to run 1.7L kettle. It has a water level indicator and a 360° rotational base, is cordless and supports filtering.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
70
Running Costs
$510 Over 10 Years
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Inspire in the US is $252.42 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?

Russell Hobbs Eclipse

$61.52
buysbestuk
Russell Hobbs Eclipse
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Russell Hobbs Eclipse
1.7L
3,000W
POWER

If you're looking for a high end Russell Hobbs electric kettle then the Russell Hobbs Eclipse takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 79, but is a bit more expensive at $61.52.

Features We Love:
Cordless
Supports filtering
360° rotational base
Boil-dry protection
Automatic shut off system

A cheap and fully featured 1.7L electric kettle. It has a water level indicator and a 360° rotational base, is cordless and supports filtering.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Eclipse in the US is $61.52 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?

Russell Hobbs Darwin

$95.27
eTwist Shop
Russell Hobbs Darwin
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Russell Hobbs Darwin
1.7L
2,200W
POWER
$466
OVER 10 YEARS

At only $95.27 and with a Kagoo Score of 87 the Russell Hobbs Darwin makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Cordless
Supports filtering
360° rotational base

A very economical to run and positively reviewed 1.7L kettle, with an affordable price and a very good spec. It has a water level indicator and a 360° rotational base, is cordless and supports filtering. Purchasers report that this kettle has superb features, it's very well designed but really noisy.

95
Reviews
118 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$460 Over 10 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Russell Hobbs Darwin has very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this kettle to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Darwin in the US is $95.27 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?
Is Russell Hobbs the Best Electric Kettle Brand?
What Do the Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles Received?
How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles?
Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles
Russell Hobbs Drip Tray
Russell Hobbs Dual Water Gauge Windows
Russell Hobbs Quiet Boil Technology
What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?
What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?
What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?

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