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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Iron?

Matthew
Updated 28 May 2020
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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, 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 30+ 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 $335 for the Supreme Steam which has a power of 2,400W, a steam generating capacity of 40g/min and is a traditional iron. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs iron is $113.

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%
4,169 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
90%
90%
4,201 reviews
#3
France
81%
81%
2,472 reviews
#4
Brentwood
80%
80%
0 reviews
#5
Australia
80%
80%
819 reviews
#6
Germany
79%
79%
253 reviews
#7
Germany
78%
78%
831 reviews
#8
United Kingdom
77%
77%
340 reviews
#9
76%
76%
584 reviews
#10
Conair
76%
76%
61 reviews
#11
Swan
75%
75%
452 reviews
#12
Brentwood Appliances
72%
72%
5 reviews
#13
AEG
Germany
69%
69%
7 reviews
#14
Igenix
67%
67%
145 reviews
#15
Tower
63%
63%
19 reviews
#16
Hoover
United States
62%
62%
24 reviews
#17
Andis
61%
61%
0 reviews
#18
Solac
61%
61%
0 reviews
#19
Taurus
61%
61%
0 reviews
#20
Sunbeam
57%
57%
0 reviews
#21
Panasonic
Japan
56%
56%
0 reviews
#22
Oliso
55%
55%
0 reviews
#23
Ufesa
54%
54%
0 reviews
#24
Imetec
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
All iron Brands
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 US. 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 irons 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, Auto Steam Control and One Temperature Technology, 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 $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
$118
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $599
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$113
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $479
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
2,742
4 stars
932
3 stars
226
2 stars
98
1 star
201
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 90% and 86% respectively across all Iron brands.

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

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 Braun Russell Hobbs
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
79%
5 reviews
81%
1 review
81%
1 review
69%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
84%
1 review
87%
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
79%
8 reviews
67%
7 reviews
92%
4 reviews
87%
2 reviews
91%
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 Braun Russell Hobbs
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Total
1
2
3
1

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Irons?

We checked over 15,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs irons. over 90 of these reviews mention reliability of which 82% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Russell Hobbs iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

82% 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

The nonstick plate is a great feature besides this the iron is quite robust
Argos.co.uk
set the iron on the base station - there is a very sturdy connection of iron to base station
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

could not stop it from leaking
amazon.co.uk
broke so i new it was a good buy
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, 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 ($46) 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 ($306).

What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Iron?

Russell Hobbs 23780

$36.51
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Russell Hobbs 23780
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Russell Hobbs 23780
2,400W
40g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.33L
WATER TANK
1.4kg
$185
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $36.51 and with a Kagoo Score of 86 the Russell Hobbs 23780 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Automatic anti-calc system
Vertical steam function
Anti-drip function
Supports variable steam function
Features anti-scale system

A very economical to run and classic 2,400W traditional iron, with a very good spec and a fair price. It has a vertical steam function, an automatic anti-calc system and an anti-drip function and is self-cleaning. Owners report that this iron has very good features and it's really easy to use, and well designed.

96
Reviews
499 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Running Costs
$180 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Russell Hobbs 23780 has brilliant user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this iron to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the 23780 in the US is $36.51 but in total we found only 1 price 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 Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Iron?

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