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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Microwave?

Updated 25 September 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Russell Hobbs Microwave?

Russell Hobbs is one of the most popular microwave brands as well as being well known for its irons, bread makers and vacuum cleaners.

If you are thinking about buying a Russell Hobbs microwave then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of microwave brands is compiled by analysing over 14,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,700 microwaves.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $76 for the RHMM701 which has an interior capacity of 17L, a microwave power of 700W and is a freestanding microwave and go up to $235 for the RHBM2503 which has an interior capacity of 25L, a microwave power of 900W and is an integrated microwave. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs microwave is $126.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular microwaves.

Is Russell Hobbs the Best Microwave Brand?

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

Russell Hobbs is ranked the No. 1 best microwave brand.

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

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
3,974 reviews
#2
Germany
93%
93%
275 reviews
#3
Magic Chef
92%
92%
72 reviews
#4
Avanti
87%
87%
1 review
#5
Japan
87%
87%
247 reviews
#6
Swan
86%
86%
1,239 reviews
#7
South Korea
86%
86%
1,731 reviews
#8
Japan
80%
80%
765 reviews
#9
South Korea
78%
78%
197 reviews
#10
United States
78%
78%
80 reviews
#11
AEG
Germany
74%
74%
28 reviews
#12
Zanussi
Italy
74%
74%
22 reviews
#13
Beko
Turkey
71%
71%
261 reviews
#14
CDA
United Kingdom
70%
70%
14 reviews
#15
Germany
70%
70%
19 reviews
#16
Breville
Australia
67%
67%
76 reviews
#17
LG
South Korea
66%
66%
4 reviews
#18
Candy
Italy
66%
66%
2 reviews
#19
United States
65%
65%
348 reviews
#20
Akai
Japan
63%
63%
22 reviews
#21
Germany
63%
63%
48 reviews
#22
Emerson Radio
63%
63%
0 reviews
#23
Tower
63%
63%
0 reviews
#24
RCA
62%
62%
0 reviews
#25
Danby
61%
61%
0 reviews
#26
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
54%
54%
0 reviews
#27
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#28
Schneider
54%
54%
0 reviews
#29
Montpellier
54%
54%
0 reviews
#30
Haier
China
54%
54%
0 reviews

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

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All microwave Brands
Russell Hobbs Microwaves

There's a wide selection of Russell Hobbs microwaves available compared to other microwave brands, with 10 Russell Hobbs microwaves currently on the market in the US. Russell Hobbs also have better reviews than the typical microwave brand, with the average rating of a Russell Hobbs microwave being 80%.

The average review score for a Russell Hobbs microwave is 80%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Russell Hobbs microwave is $38 (based on a person typically using a microwave for 30 minutes per day), which makes them more efficient than most other microwave brands.

Russell Hobbs microwaves tend to be cheaper than most other microwave brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers. Whilst Russell Hobbs have a number of interesting features including Dishwasher Safe Components, intelligent sensor technology and Flatbed Technology, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$185
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,199
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$126
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,449
Price Distribution of Russell Hobbs Microwaves

What Do the Russell Hobbs Microwave Reviews Say?

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

Russell Hobbs logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
2,661
4 stars
718
3 stars
212
2 stars
114
1 star
266
Russell Hobbs has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its microwaves than most other microwave brands.

Over 67% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 86% respectively across all Microwave brands.

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

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

Average Review Score Panasonic Beko Samsung Russell Hobbs Breville
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
73%
3 reviews
63%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
49%
1 review
dday.it logo
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
80%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
Average
82%
7 reviews
84%
5 reviews
89%
4 reviews
66%
3 reviews
65%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Microwaves Received?

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

Compare all award winning microwaves

Number of Awards Panasonic Beko Samsung Russell Hobbs Breville
Which? logo
1
1
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
4
1
2

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Microwaves?

We checked over 14,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs microwaves. 90+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 65% were positive. Therefore the majority of Russell Hobbs microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

65% of reviewers think Russell Hobbs microwaves are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

Well made
amazon.co.uk
look good fitted in next to my far more expensive built in oven
Argos.co.uk
Seems to be well built
ao.com
It felt reasonably well made although as others have said
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

I suspect door will scratch easily
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Microwaves

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Russell Hobbs microwaves that set them apart from the competition. These include Dishwasher Safe Components, intelligent sensor technology and Flatbed Technology.

Russell Hobbs Dishwasher Safe Components

Russell Hobbs microwaves that feature Dishwasher Safe Components include the Russell Hobbs RHM2064C ($92), the Russell Hobbs RHM2563 ($128) and the Russell Hobbs RHM1714B ($193).

Russell Hobbs Intelligent Sensor Technology

Russell Hobbs microwaves that feature intelligent sensor technology include the Russell Hobbs RHM2563 ($128), the Russell Hobbs RHM2076 ($0) and the Russell Hobbs RHM3003 ($173).

Russell Hobbs Flatbed Technology

Russell Hobbs microwaves that feature Flatbed Technology include the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B ($128), the Russell Hobbs RHFM2001S ($102) and the Russell Hobbs RHFM2363S ($146).

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Microwave?
Is Russell Hobbs the Best Microwave Brand?
What Do the Russell Hobbs Microwave Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Microwaves Received?
How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Microwaves?
Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Microwaves
Russell Hobbs Dishwasher Safe Components
Russell Hobbs Intelligent Sensor Technology
Russell Hobbs Flatbed Technology

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