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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Iron?

Matthew
Updated 04 May 2021
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should you buy a Russell Hobbs Iron?

Russell Hobbs is one of the most popular iron brands as well as being well known for its microwaves, blenders and vacuum cleaners.

If you are thinking about buying a Russell Hobbs iron then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of iron brands is compiled by analysing over 28,000 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,100 irons.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of moderately popular and good quality irons. Their irons start at $19 for the Dual Voltage Travel Iron which has a power of 830W, a steam generating capacity of 10g/min and is a traditional iron and go up to $47 for the 24420 which has a power of 2,400W, a steam generating capacity of 90g/min and is a steam generator iron. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs iron is $29.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of moderately popular and good quality irons.

Is Russell Hobbs the Best Iron Brand?

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

Russell Hobbs is ranked the No. 2 best iron brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Russell Hobbs is the 2nd best iron brand out there.

#1
Netherlands
95%
95%
8,246 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
85%
85%
5,599 reviews
#3
85%
85%
980 reviews
#4
Germany
83%
83%
1,765 reviews
#5
France
82%
82%
3,816 reviews
#6
Australia
82%
82%
1,991 reviews
#7
Germany
81%
81%
1,224 reviews
#8
Brentwood Appliances
78%
78%
5 reviews
#9
Swan
78%
78%
551 reviews
#10
Brentwood
77%
77%
0 reviews
#11
Conair
75%
75%
114 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
65%
65%
1,146 reviews
#13
Sunbeam
64%
64%
2 reviews
#14
Hoover
United States
61%
61%
40 reviews
#15
Andis
60%
60%
0 reviews
#16
Panasonic
Japan
56%
56%
0 reviews
#17
Hamilton Beach
56%
56%
0 reviews
#18
Oliso
55%
55%
0 reviews
#19
Solac
52%
52%
0 reviews
#20
Taurus
52%
52%
0 reviews

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

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All iron Brands
Russell Hobbs Irons

Russell Hobbs have better reviews than the typical iron brand, with the average rating of a Russell Hobbs iron being 79%.

The average review score for a Russell Hobbs iron is 79%.

There's a smaller selection of Russell Hobbs irons available compared to other iron brands, with only 9 Russell Hobbs irons currently on the market in the US. Russell Hobbs irons also tend to be cheaper than most other iron brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

Whilst Russell Hobbs have a number of interesting features including Auto Steam Control, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Russell Hobbs iron is $49 (based on a person typically using an iron for 2 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other iron brands.

No. Of Irons
Average Price
$47
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $479
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$29
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $549
Price Distribution of Russell Hobbs Irons

What Do the Russell Hobbs Iron Reviews Say?

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

Russell Hobbs logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
3,710
4 stars
1,139
3 stars
295
2 stars
134
1 star
318
Russell Hobbs has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its irons than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs irons are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 83% and 85% respectively across all Iron brands.

Purchasers of Russell Hobbs irons frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had good technical features and was nicely designed.

How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Irons Received?

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

Compare all award winning irons

Number of Awards Tefal Philips Bosch Braun Swan
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Total
1
2
3
1
1

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Irons?

We checked over 28,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs irons. over 120 of these reviews mention reliability of which 69% were positive. Therefore the majority of Russell Hobbs iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

69% of reviewers think Russell Hobbs irons are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

since it seems very sturdy
amazon.co.uk
It is well made
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

It's broke already
amazon.co.uk
not sure if is ready i got it as my iron was broke so i seamed to be a good fit
Argos.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Irons

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Russell Hobbs irons that set them apart from the competition. These include Auto Steam Control.

Russell Hobbs Auto Steam Control

Russell Hobbs irons that feature Auto Steam Control include the Russell Hobbs 24820 ($22) and the Russell Hobbs 24840 ($26).

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Iron?
Is Russell Hobbs the Best Iron Brand?
What Do the Russell Hobbs Iron Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Irons Received?
How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Irons?
Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Irons
Russell Hobbs Auto Steam Control

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