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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 04 January 2021
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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, vacuum cleaners and electric kettles.

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 17,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ 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 $299 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 $138.

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%
4,628 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
92%
92%
952 reviews
#3
Germany
90%
90%
276 reviews
#4
Japan
89%
89%
218 reviews
#5
Tower
82%
82%
82 reviews
#6
Swan
82%
82%
1,273 reviews
#7
South Korea
80%
80%
2,599 reviews
#8
Japan
79%
79%
765 reviews
#9
Avanti
79%
79%
1 review
#10
South Korea
77%
77%
195 reviews
#11
Miele
Germany
73%
73%
10 reviews
#12
Medion
72%
72%
15 reviews
#13
Igenix
72%
72%
186 reviews
#14
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
47 reviews
#15
Germany
71%
71%
19 reviews
#16
Italy
66%
66%
7 reviews
#17
United States
65%
65%
80 reviews
#18
Italy
64%
64%
22 reviews
#19
64%
64%
171 reviews
#20
Emerson Radio
63%
63%
0 reviews
#21
Danby
62%
62%
0 reviews
#22
LG
South Korea
62%
62%
5 reviews
#23
RCA
59%
59%
0 reviews
#24
Fersay
56%
56%
0 reviews
#25
Haier
China
54%
54%
0 reviews
#26
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#27
Gastroback
52%
52%
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 82%.

The average review score for a Russell Hobbs microwave is 82%.

Russell Hobbs have a number of great features including Dishwasher Safe Components, intelligent sensor technology and Flatbed Technology which sets them apart from the competition. 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.

No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$231
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,749
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$138
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,049
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
3
4 stars
3
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Russell Hobbs logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3,101
4 stars
828
3 stars
248
2 stars
135
1 star
309
Russell Hobbs has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its microwaves than most other brands.

Over 86% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% and 85% respectively across all Microwave brands.

Purchasers of Russell Hobbs microwaves frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, well designed and has useful technical features.

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 Beko Russell Hobbs Swan Panasonic Hotpoint
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
69%
4 reviews
74%
3 reviews
78%
1 review
77%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
90%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
83%
6 reviews
81%
5 reviews
79%
4 reviews
82%
3 reviews
69%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Microwaves Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Russell Hobbs microwave. The table below compares the number of awards received by Russell Hobbs to other popular microwave brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Russell Hobbs has won 1 award for its microwaves.

Compare all award winning microwaves

Number of Awards Beko Russell Hobbs Swan Panasonic Hotpoint
Which? logo
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
1
1
2

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Microwaves?

We checked over 17,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs microwaves. over 130 of these reviews mention reliability of which 62% were positive. Therefore the majority of Russell Hobbs microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

62% 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

switched to Panasonic for something more reliable
amazon.co.uk
This is brilliant no glass plate to keep slipping offIt is very well made
ao.com
now I want the built in oven that goes with it
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

its broken today
amazon.co.uk
the controls are a bit plastic so not sure how robust they are
ao.com
was truly amazed to find no damage to the oven
Amazon

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 RHM2064B ($102), the Russell Hobbs RHMD804CP ($109) and the Russell Hobbs RHM2031 ($117).

Russell Hobbs Intelligent Sensor Technology

Russell Hobbs microwaves that feature intelligent sensor technology include the Russell Hobbs RHM1714CC ($95) and the Russell Hobbs RHM3003B ($204).

Russell Hobbs Flatbed Technology

Russell Hobbs microwaves that feature Flatbed Technology include the Russell Hobbs RHFM2363S ($177).

What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Microwave?

Russell Hobbs RHM3002

$203.70
Electricals And Appliances
Russell Hobbs RHM3002
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Russell Hobbs RHM3002
900W
30L
CAPACITY
10
POWER LEVELS
$350
OVER 10 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $203.70 is the Russell Hobbs RHM3002, which has a Kagoo Score of 77.

Features We Love:
Big interior capacity (30L)
10 power levels
Grill
Child lock

A fully featured and classic freestanding microwave, with a fair price and low running costs. Our review analysis indicates that this microwave has excellent technical guidance, it's very easy to use and an excellent size.

92
Reviews
320 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Value for Money
Good
73
Running Costs
$350 Over 10 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Russell Hobbs RHM3002 has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 82%, based on 320 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the RHM3002 in the US is $203.70 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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
What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Microwave?

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