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Home Freezers Russell Hobbs RHCF198B vs Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
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Russell Hobbs RHCF198BvsRussell Hobbs RHUCFZ3

Russell Hobbs RHCF198B

80

Kagoo Score

80

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and fully featured 198L capacity freezer, with the latest technology.
198L
CAPACITY
42dB
NOISE LEVEL
52h
STORAGE TIME
1
SHELF /
BASKET
$457
OVER 10 YEARS
A+
72
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Running Costs
$460 Over 10 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3

87

Kagoo Score

87

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A classic and sensationally economical to run 68L capacity freezer, great for individuals and couples. Multiple reviews mentioned that this freezer is really quiet and well-built, and well designed.
68L
CAPACITY
39dB
NOISE LEVEL
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
$351
OVER 10 YEARS
A
97
Reviews
38 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
95
Running Costs
$350 Over 10 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Russell Hobbs RHCF198B

80

Kagoo Score

80

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and fully featured 198L capacity freezer, with the latest technology.
198L
CAPACITY
42dB
NOISE LEVEL
52h
STORAGE TIME
1
SHELF /
BASKET
$457
OVER 10 YEARS
A+
72
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Running Costs
$460 Over 10 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3

87

Kagoo Score

87

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A classic and sensationally economical to run 68L capacity freezer, great for individuals and couples. Multiple reviews mentioned that this freezer is really quiet and well-built, and well designed.
68L
CAPACITY
39dB
NOISE LEVEL
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
$351
OVER 10 YEARS
A
97
Reviews
38 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
95
Running Costs
$350 Over 10 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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Russell Hobbs RHCF198B Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
3 Reasons For
Higher Freezer Capacity
The Russell Hobbs RHCF198B has a freezer net capacity of 198L. That's 130L higher than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 (68L).

'Freezer Net Capacity' is the total usable (net) capacity of the freezer, measured in litres.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the freezer at a time.

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Defrost Function
The Russell Hobbs RHCF198B has a defrost function, however the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 does not.

A defrost functionality works to remove any ice build up in the freezer.

Ice build up can degrade the efficiency of the freezer, and large amounts of ice may even stop the appliance from working altogether. Defrosting the freezer occasionally can help prolong the life and efficiency of your appliance.

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Newer by Four Years
The Russell Hobbs RHCF198B was released four years after the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
7 Reasons For
3dB Lower Noise Level
The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 has a noise level of 39dB, whereas the Russell Hobbs RHCF198B is a 42dB noise level freezer (3dB higher).

The noise level of the freezer, is the noise generated by the freezer's compressor which runs in the background when the freezer is swithced on. The noise level is measured in decibels (dB).

Fewer dB means a quieter freezer, which means it is less likely to be distracting or annoying as it hums along in the background.

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Fast Freeze Function
The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 has a fast freeze function, however the Russell Hobbs RHCF198B does not.

The Fast Freeze function is ideal for freezing fresh food straight from your garden or the supermarket. Lowers the temperature of the freezer to freeze any newly added fresh food quickly. This function preserves the flavour, nutritional value and texture of the food, whilst protecting already frozen food.

A fast freeze function is ideal for quickly freezing a large amount of food - it is especially good for preserving the nutrients in fresh vegetables.

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No Frost System
The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 has a no frost system, but the Russell Hobbs RHCF198B does not have this feature.

A 'No Frost' system reduces the humidity in the freezer, and automatically defrosts from time to time. This means there is little or no ice buildup inside the freezer.

A No Frost system means you don't have to waste time de-frosting the freezer, and it will keep at peak efficiency for longer.

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Two More Shelves / Baskets
The number of shelves / baskets on the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 is three, but the Russell Hobbs RHCF198B only has one shelf / basket.

The shelf/basket count refers to the amount of shelves and/or baskets in the freezer.

More shelves means more space to store and organise food in your freezer, which is helpful.

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Reversible Doors
The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 has a reversible doors, but the Russell Hobbs RHCF198B does not have this feature.

The doors on the device can be moved so they can open from the right hand side (hinged on the left) or the left hand side (hinged on the right).

Reversible doors allow a greater degree of freedom for you to set up your freezer exactly as needed.

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Better Kagoo Score
The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 has received a Kagoo Score of 87, whereas the Russell Hobbs RHCF198B scored 80.
Cheaper to Run by $110 Over Five Years
Over five years the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 only costs $351 to run however the Russell Hobbs RHCF198B costs $457 to run (30% more).
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Average User Rating

Russell Hobbs RHCF198B Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
28 reviews
4 stars
8 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
1 review

Russell Hobbs RHCF198B Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
6 months old Best 51 months old

Freezer Net Capacity

'Freezer Net Capacity' is the total usable (net) capacity of the freezer, measured in litres.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the freezer at a time.

Noise Level

The noise level of the freezer, is the noise generated by the freezer's compressor which runs in the background when the freezer is swithced on. The noise level is measured in decibels (dB).

Fewer dB means a quieter freezer, which means it is less likely to be distracting or annoying as it hums along in the background.

Fast Freeze Function

The Fast Freeze function is ideal for freezing fresh food straight from your garden or the supermarket. Lowers the temperature of the freezer to freeze any newly added fresh food quickly. This function preserves the flavour, nutritional value and texture of the food, whilst protecting already frozen food.

A fast freeze function is ideal for quickly freezing a large amount of food - it is especially good for preserving the nutrients in fresh vegetables.

Russell Hobbs RHCF198B Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
No
Best
Yes

No Frost System

A 'No Frost' system reduces the humidity in the freezer, and automatically defrosts from time to time. This means there is little or no ice buildup inside the freezer.

A No Frost system means you don't have to waste time de-frosting the freezer, and it will keep at peak efficiency for longer.

Russell Hobbs RHCF198B Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
No
Best
Yes

Shelf / Basket

The shelf/basket count refers to the amount of shelves and/or baskets in the freezer.

More shelves means more space to store and organise food in your freezer, which is helpful.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these freezers for 10 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Russell Hobbs RHCF198B
Russell
Hobbs RHCF198B
65 trees 2.6 tonnes CO2
Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
Russell
Hobbs RHUCFZ3
50 trees 2.0 tonnes CO2 (Best)

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Russell Hobbs RHCF198B Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
Freezer Net Capacity 198L
BEST
68L
Type
Chest
 Chest
Upright
 Upright
Width 945mm 501mm
Height 850mm 845mm
 
 
 
Performance Russell Hobbs RHCF198B Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
Noise Level 42dB 39dB
BEST
Storage Time During Power Failure 52h Unknown - Click to provide data
Fast Freeze Function
Fast freeze function
 Fast freeze function
Fast freeze function
 Fast freeze function
BEST
No Frost System
No frost system
 No frost system
No frost system
 No frost system
BEST
Operating Temperature (T-T) 10 to 43 °C Unknown - Click to provide data
Defrost Function
Defrost function
 Defrost function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Automatic Defrost (Freezer)
Automatic defrost (freezer)
 Automatic defrost (freezer)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Design Russell Hobbs RHCF198B Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
Case Design
Freestanding
 Freestanding
Freestanding
 Freestanding
Shelf / Basket 1 3
BEST
Built-in Display
Built-in display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Reversible Doors Unknown - Click to provide data
Reversible doors
 Reversible doors
Door Hinge
Up Right
 Up
 Right
Up Right
 Up
 Right
Colour
Black
 Black
Black
 Black
Custom Panel-Ready
Custom panel-ready
 Custom panel-ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Appliance Placement
Freestanding (Placement)
 Freestanding (Placement)
Freestanding (Placement)
 Freestanding (Placement)
 
 
 
Other Features Russell Hobbs RHCF198B Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
Total Net Capacity 198L
BEST
68L
Vegetable Drawer Unknown - Click to provide data 3
 
 
 
Ergonomics Russell Hobbs RHCF198B Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
Cord Length 1.75m Unknown - Click to provide data
Door Open Alarm
Door open alarm
 Door open alarm
Unknown - Click to provide data
Temperature Alarm
Temperature alarm
 Temperature alarm
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Russell Hobbs RHCF198B Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
Annual Energy Consumption 219kWh 168kWh
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
BEST
C
 C
AC Input Voltage
50Hz
 50Hz
50Hz
 50Hz
Energy Star Certified
Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Russell Hobbs RHCF198B Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
Depth 523mm 540mm
Weight (Incl. Packaging) 38 Kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight 35kg Unknown - Click to provide data

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