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 9 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,800 microwaves.
Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $81 for the RHMM701 which has an interior capacity of 17L, a microwave power of 700W and is a freestanding microwave and go up to $248 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 $120.
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. 2 best microwave brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Russell Hobbs is the 2nd best microwave brand out there.
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.
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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. At an average purchase price of $120, Russell Hobbs microwaves also tend to be cheaper than most other microwave brands.
The average review score for a Russell Hobbs microwave is 81%.
Russell Hobbs have better reviews than the typical microwave brand, with the average rating of a Russell Hobbs microwave being 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.
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 has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its microwaves than most other brands.
Over 80% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 86% and 86% respectively across all Microwave brands.
Purchasers of Russell Hobbs microwaves frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had a good design and was fairly priced.
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.
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 received by the most popular microwave brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 14,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs microwaves. over 110 of these reviews mention reliability of which 61% were positive. Therefore the majority of Russell Hobbs microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
61% 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:
Box not damaged so must have been during manufacture
look good fitted in next to my far more expensive built in oven
Broke just after the warranty ended
Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Microwaves
Owners report that this microwave has brilliant features and it's very easy to use, and well designed. It's an excellently reviewed and very economical to run freestanding microwave, with a very good spec and a good price.
Value for Money
$290 Over 10 Years
Owners report that Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B has marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 94%, based on 220 reviews.
The cheapest price that we could find for the RHEM2301B in the US is $127.86 but in total we found only 1 price for it.
Multiple reviews mentioned that this microwave has outstanding features, it's very easy to use and a brilliant size. It's a fully featured and excellently reviewed freestanding microwave, with ok running costs and a good price.
Value for Money
$520 Over 10 Years
Our review analysis indicates that Russell Hobbs RHM2563 has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 88%, based on 84 reviews.
The cheapest price that we could find for the RHM2563 in the US is $145.59 but in total we found only 1 price for it.