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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Microwave?

Updated 11 July 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 it's 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 $67 for the RHM2076 which has an interior capacity of 20L, a microwave power of 800W and is a freestanding microwave and go up to $322 for the RHBM3201 which has an interior capacity of 32L, a microwave power of 900W and is an integrated microwave. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs microwave is $124.

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%
3,982 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
87%
87%
1,228 reviews
#7
South Korea
85%
85%
1,728 reviews
#8
South Korea
81%
81%
197 reviews
#9
Japan
80%
80%
765 reviews
#10
United States
78%
78%
80 reviews
#11
Zanussi
Italy
77%
77%
22 reviews
#12
Beko
Turkey
75%
75%
261 reviews
#13
United States
72%
72%
349 reviews
#14
Akai
Japan
72%
72%
22 reviews
#15
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
47 reviews
#16
Germany
70%
70%
16 reviews
#17
CDA
United Kingdom
70%
70%
14 reviews
#18
Candy
Italy
67%
67%
2 reviews
#19
Breville
Australia
65%
65%
76 reviews
#20
Igenix
65%
65%
152 reviews
#21
Kenwood
United Kingdom
65%
65%
2,134 reviews
#22
Emerson Radio
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
64%
64%
10 reviews
#24
Germany
64%
64%
48 reviews
#25
LG
South Korea
63%
63%
4 reviews
#26
RCA
63%
63%
0 reviews
#27
Tower
63%
63%
0 reviews
#28
Danby
63%
63%
0 reviews
#29
Orbegozo
60%
60%
0 reviews
#30
Montpellier
60%
60%
0 reviews
#31
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#32
54%
54%
0 reviews
#33
Caso
54%
54%
1 review

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 United States. Russell Hobbs also have better reviews than the typical microwave brand, with the average rating of a Russell Hobbs microwave being 81%.

The average review score for a Russell Hobbs microwave is 81%.

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
$137
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,199
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$124
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,499
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
2,671
4 stars
718
3 stars
213
2 stars
118
1 star
259
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 81% and 87% respectively across all Microwave brands.

Purchasers of Russell Hobbs microwaves frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, nicely 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 Russell Hobbs Samsung Bauknecht
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%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
93%
1 review
Chip.de logo
93%
1 review
dday.it logo
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
82%
7 reviews
84%
5 reviews
66%
3 reviews
89%
3 reviews
93%
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 Russell Hobbs Samsung Bauknecht
Which? logo
1
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
4
1
1

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 64% were positive. Therefore the majority of Russell Hobbs microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

64% 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

it is well built
amazon.co.uk
Bought this to fit into a wren kitchen built in wall unit
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Broke after just over two months
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 ($83), the Russell Hobbs RHM2563 ($121) and the Russell Hobbs RHM1714CC ($81).

Russell Hobbs Intelligent Sensor Technology

Russell Hobbs microwaves that feature intelligent sensor technology include the Russell Hobbs RHM2563 ($121), the Russell Hobbs RHM2076 ($0) and the Russell Hobbs RHM1714CC ($81).

Russell Hobbs Flatbed Technology

Russell Hobbs microwaves that feature Flatbed Technology include the Russell Hobbs RHFM2001S ($98), the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B ($115) and the Russell Hobbs RHFM2363S ($132).

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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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