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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Iron?

Matthew
Updated 15 January 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, vacuum cleaners and electric kettles.

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 16,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,100 irons.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of popular and good quality irons. Their irons start at $16 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 $54 for the Powersteam Ultra which has a power of 3,100W, a steam generating capacity of 45g/min and is a traditional iron. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs iron is $32.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of 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. 7 best iron brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Russell Hobbs is the 7th best iron brand out there.

#1
Netherlands
95%
95%
4,746 reviews
#2
85%
85%
612 reviews
#3
Germany
83%
83%
253 reviews
#4
Germany
83%
83%
856 reviews
#5
France
82%
82%
2,667 reviews
#6
Australia
81%
81%
917 reviews
#7
United Kingdom
81%
81%
4,232 reviews
#8
Brentwood
80%
80%
0 reviews
#9
Brentwood Appliances
80%
80%
5 reviews
#10
Conair
77%
77%
61 reviews
#11
Duronic
74%
74%
384 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
74%
74%
340 reviews
#13
Swan
71%
71%
452 reviews
#14
AEG
Germany
70%
70%
7 reviews
#15
Hoover
United States
67%
67%
39 reviews
#16
Sunbeam
63%
63%
1 review
#17
Tower
63%
63%
21 reviews
#18
Solac
62%
62%
0 reviews
#19
Andis
61%
61%
0 reviews
#20
Taurus
58%
58%
0 reviews
#21
Panasonic
Japan
56%
56%
0 reviews
#22
Oliso
56%
56%
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 7 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 Triple Action Cleaning and 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 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,049
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$32
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $599
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
2,776
4 stars
927
3 stars
227
2 stars
100
1 star
199
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 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 nice technical features and was well designed.

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 Beko Morphy Richards Russell Hobbs
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
81%
7 reviews
86%
2 reviews
84%
1 review
81%
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
pricerunner.se logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
coolsmartphone.com logo
93%
1 review
smartson.se logo
87%
1 review
vr-zone.com logo
83%
1 review
wired.it logo
80%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
Average
77%
11 reviews
69%
9 reviews
86%
6 reviews
87%
2 reviews
86%
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 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 Beko Morphy Richards Russell Hobbs
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
videotesty.pl logo
1
Total
1
2
3
1

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Irons?

We checked over 16,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs irons. over 100 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

It is sturdy
Argos.co.uk
since it seems very sturdy
amazon.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 Triple Action Cleaning and Auto Steam Control.

Russell Hobbs Triple Action Cleaning

Russell Hobbs irons that feature Triple Action Cleaning include the Russell Hobbs Powersteam Ultra ($55).

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 Triple Action Cleaning
Russell Hobbs Auto Steam Control

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