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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 26 June 2020
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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 toasters.

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.

#1
Magic Chef
95%
95%
396 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
94%
94%
4,100 reviews
#3
Germany
86%
86%
276 reviews
#4
Japan
83%
83%
246 reviews
#5
South Korea
80%
80%
197 reviews
#6
Avanti
79%
79%
1 review
#7
Japan
79%
79%
486 reviews
#8
South Korea
77%
77%
2,122 reviews
#9
Swan
72%
72%
1,177 reviews
#10
United States
72%
72%
80 reviews
#11
Italy
71%
71%
22 reviews
#12
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
28 reviews
#13
Tower
70%
70%
58 reviews
#14
Italy
66%
66%
7 reviews
#15
Medion
63%
63%
2 reviews
#16
Germany
62%
62%
48 reviews
#17
LG
South Korea
62%
62%
5 reviews
#18
Danby
61%
61%
0 reviews
#19
Miele
Germany
61%
61%
19 reviews
#20
RCA
59%
59%
0 reviews
#21
Fersay
57%
57%
0 reviews
#22
Haier
China
54%
54%
0 reviews
#23
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#24
53%
53%
0 reviews
#25
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
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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.

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
$220
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,249
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$120
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,199
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
1
4 stars
3
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Russell Hobbs logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,738
4 stars
720
3 stars
227
2 stars
130
1 star
280
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.

Average Review Score Russell Hobbs Beko Panasonic Samsung Sharp
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
71%
4 reviews
68%
3 reviews
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
70%
5 reviews
83%
5 reviews
82%
3 reviews
89%
3 reviews
100%
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 received by 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 Russell Hobbs Beko Panasonic Samsung Sharp
Which? logo
1
1
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
1
2
1
2

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Microwaves?

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:

RELIABLE

Box not damaged so must have been during manufacture
amazon.co.uk
look good fitted in next to my far more expensive built in oven
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Broke just after the warranty ended
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 RHM2064R ($95), the Russell Hobbs RHMD804CP ($105) and the Russell Hobbs RHM2563 ($146).

Russell Hobbs Intelligent Sensor Technology

Russell Hobbs microwaves that feature intelligent sensor technology include the Russell Hobbs RHM2563 ($146) and the Russell Hobbs RHM2076S ($105).

Russell Hobbs Flatbed Technology

Russell Hobbs microwaves that feature Flatbed Technology include the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B ($128) and the Russell Hobbs RHFM2363S ($177).

What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Microwave?

Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B

$127.86
Electricals And Appliances
Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B
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Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B
800W
23L
CAPACITY
1
POWER LEVEL
$289
OVER 10 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $127.86 is the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

Features We Love:
Flatbed Technology
Child lock

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.

96
Reviews
220 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$290 Over 10 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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.

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What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Microwave?

Russell Hobbs RHBM2503

$248.14
Electricals And Appliances
Russell Hobbs RHBM2503
Buy Now
Russell Hobbs RHBM2503
900W
25L
CAPACITY
5
POWER LEVELS
$326
OVER 10 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Russell Hobbs microwave then the Russell Hobbs RHBM2503 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 77, but is a bit more expensive at $248.14.

Features We Love:
Grill

Our review analysis indicates that this microwave has good technical guidance, it's very easy to use and good-looking. It's a classic and fully featured integrated microwave, with low running costs.

94
Reviews
21 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Value for Money
Good
77
Running Costs
$330 Over 10 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that Russell Hobbs RHBM2503 has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 90%, based on 21 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the RHBM2503 in the US is $248.14 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Microwave?

Russell Hobbs RHM2563

$145.59
Electricals And Appliances
Russell Hobbs RHM2563
Buy Now
Russell Hobbs RHM2563
900W
25L
CAPACITY
5
POWER LEVELS
$525
OVER 10 YEARS

At only $145.59 and with a Kagoo Score of 78 the Russell Hobbs RHM2563 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Intelligent sensor technology
Big interior capacity (25L)
Weight sensor
Child lock

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.

94
Reviews
84 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
68
Running Costs
$520 Over 10 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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.

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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?
What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Microwave?
What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Microwave?

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