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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Iron?

Updated 23 July 2019 by Matthew
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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 it's microwaves, bread makers 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 15,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,100 irons.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular irons. Their irons start at $14 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 $297 for the Power Steam Iron which has a power of 2,750W, a steam generating capacity of 40g/min and is a traditional iron. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs iron is $78.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular 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%
4,041 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
92%
92%
4,473 reviews
#3
France
90%
90%
2,424 reviews
#4
Germany
84%
84%
1,283 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
84%
84%
277 reviews
#6
Australia
82%
82%
802 reviews
#7
82%
82%
583 reviews
#8
Germany
81%
81%
253 reviews
#9
Brentwood
78%
78%
0 reviews
#10
Swan
78%
78%
452 reviews
#11
Hoover
United States
76%
76%
25 reviews
#12
Igenix
74%
74%
145 reviews
#13
Brentwood Appliances
71%
71%
5 reviews
#14
AEG
Germany
69%
69%
7 reviews
#15
Elgento
68%
68%
8 reviews
#16
Beko
Turkey
67%
67%
241 reviews
#17
Hamilton Beach
61%
61%
0 reviews
#18
Taurus
60%
60%
0 reviews
#19
Andis
59%
59%
0 reviews
#20
Conair
59%
59%
0 reviews
#21
Oliso
58%
58%
0 reviews
#22
Tower
58%
58%
0 reviews
#23
Solac
58%
58%
0 reviews
#24
Sunbeam
57%
57%
0 reviews
#25
Panasonic
Japan
57%
57%
0 reviews
#26
Arzum
55%
55%
0 reviews
#27
JML
55%
55%
0 reviews
#28
Applica
55%
55%
0 reviews
#29
Ariete
54%
54%
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
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Russell Hobbs Irons

There's a wide selection of Russell Hobbs irons available compared to other iron brands, with 10 Russell Hobbs irons currently on the market in the United States. Russell Hobbs also 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%.

Russell Hobbs have a number of great features including Triple Action Cleaning, Auto Steam Control and One Temperature Technology which sets them apart from the competition.

Russell Hobbs irons tend to be cheaper than most other iron brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Russell Hobbs iron is $48 (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
$86
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $749
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$78
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $509
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
2,928
4 stars
1,002
3 stars
236
2 stars
99
1 star
206
Russell Hobbs has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its irons than most other iron brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs irons are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 87% respectively across all Iron brands.

Purchasers of Russell Hobbs irons frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had well executed technical features and was fairly priced.

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

Average Review Score Tefal Philips Bosch Swan Beko Russell Hobbs
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
77%
4 reviews
74%
1 review
81%
1 review
69%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
84%
1 review
87%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
coolsmartphone.com logo
93%
1 review
smartson.se logo
87%
1 review
vr-zone.com logo
83%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
wired.it logo
80%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
Average
78%
7 reviews
67%
7 reviews
92%
3 reviews
82%
2 reviews
87%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews

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 given to 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 Swan Beko Russell Hobbs
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Which? logo
1
Total
1
2
2

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Irons?

We checked over 15,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs irons. 100+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 83% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Russell Hobbs iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

83% 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

its built really well
Argos.co.uk
what looks to be a durable well made product
amazon.co.uk
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com

NOT RELIABLE

Leaking water dirty
Argos.co.uk
he cord storage is great for avoiding damage to the cord
amazon.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com

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 Triple Action Cleaning, Auto Steam Control and One Temperature Technology.

Russell Hobbs Triple Action Cleaning

Russell Hobbs irons that feature Triple Action Cleaning include the Russell Hobbs Powersteam Ultra ($113) and the Russell Hobbs Power Steam Iron ($286).

Russell Hobbs Auto Steam Control

Russell Hobbs irons that feature Auto Steam Control include the Russell Hobbs 24820 ($20) and the Russell Hobbs 24840 ($21).

Russell Hobbs One Temperature Technology

Russell Hobbs irons that feature One Temperature Technology include the Russell Hobbs 25090 ($211).

What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Iron?

Russell Hobbs 23780

$26.69
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2,400W
40g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.33L
WATER TANK
1.4kg
$195
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $26.69 is the Russell Hobbs 23780, which has a Kagoo Score of 87.

Features We Love:
Has an automatic anti-calc system
Has a vertical steam function
Has an anti-drip function
Supports variable steam function
Features anti-scale system

A classic and very economical to run 2,400W traditional iron, with a very good spec and a good price. It has an automatic anti-calc system, a vertical steam function and an anti-drip function and features anti-scale system. Owners report that this iron it.

97
Reviews
499 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Running Costs
$200 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Russell Hobbs 23780 has fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this iron to others.

The cheapest price that we found for the 23780 in the United States is $26.69 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Iron?

Russell Hobbs 20630

$42.38
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Russell Hobbs 20630
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3,100W
210g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.35L
WATER TANK
$252
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Russell Hobbs iron then the Russell Hobbs 20630 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 85, but is a bit more expensive at $42.38.

Features We Love:
Big water tank capacity (0.35L)
Many steam generating capacity (210g/min)
Has a vertical steam function
Has an automatic anti-calc system
Has a steam boost function

Owners report that this iron it. It's a classic and fully featured 3,100W traditional iron, with one of the most steam generating capacity around and low running costs.

96
Reviews
467 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Running Costs
$250 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Russell Hobbs 20630 has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this iron to others.

The cheapest price that we found for the 20630 in the United States is $42.38 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Iron?

Russell Hobbs 24820

$19.73
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Russell Hobbs 24820
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Russell Hobbs 24820
2,400W
90g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.24L
WATER TANK
1.4kg
$195
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $19.73 and with a Kagoo Score of 88 the Russell Hobbs 24820 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Auto Steam Control
Many steam generating capacity (90g/min)
Has a steam boost function
Has a vertical steam function
Supports variable steam function

A phenomenally highly rated and very economical to run 2,400W traditional iron, with a low price and a very good spec. It has a vertical steam function, a steam boost function and a steam generating capacity of 90g/min and supports variable steam function.

97
Reviews
4 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$200 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Russell Hobbs 24820 has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we found for the 24820 in the United States is $19.73 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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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 Triple Action Cleaning
Russell Hobbs Auto Steam Control
Russell Hobbs One Temperature Technology
What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Iron?
What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Iron?
What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Iron?

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