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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Microwave?

Updated 11 January 2020 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, toasters and bread makers.

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 good selection of mid-range and moderately popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $78 for the RHMM701 which has an interior capacity of 17L, a microwave power of 700W and is a freestanding microwave and go up to $214 for the RHM1714 which has an interior capacity of 17L, a microwave power of 700W and is a freestanding microwave. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs microwave is $122.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their good 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%
3,968 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
93%
93%
72 reviews
#3
Germany
93%
93%
275 reviews
#4
Japan
90%
90%
247 reviews
#5
South Korea
87%
87%
1,745 reviews
#6
Avanti
85%
85%
1 review
#7
Swan
83%
83%
1,230 reviews
#8
South Korea
81%
81%
197 reviews
#9
United States
79%
79%
80 reviews
#10
Japan
78%
78%
765 reviews
#11
Tower
67%
67%
31 reviews
#12
Candy
Italy
67%
67%
4 reviews
#13
Breville
Australia
66%
66%
76 reviews
#14
Emerson Radio
66%
66%
0 reviews
#15
LG
South Korea
66%
66%
5 reviews
#16
United States
65%
65%
373 reviews
#17
AEG
Germany
64%
64%
28 reviews
#18
Danby
64%
64%
0 reviews
#19
Germany
63%
63%
19 reviews
#20
Akai
Japan
63%
63%
22 reviews
#21
Germany
63%
63%
48 reviews
#22
CDA
United Kingdom
63%
63%
14 reviews
#23
RCA
62%
62%
0 reviews
#24
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#25
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#26
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
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 81%.

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

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.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Russell Hobbs microwave is $39 (based on a person typically using a microwave for 30 minutes per day), which makes them less efficient than most other microwave brands.

No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$171
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,349
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$122
$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
3
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Russell Hobbs logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,687
4 stars
715
3 stars
220
2 stars
126
1 star
267
Russell Hobbs has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its microwaves than most other microwave brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% 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 a good price.

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 Sharp
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
73%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
dday.it logo
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
82%
7 reviews
84%
5 reviews
89%
4 reviews
69%
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 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 Sharp
Which? logo
1
1
2
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
4
1
2
2

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Microwaves?

We checked over 14,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs microwaves. 100+ 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

Well made
amazon.co.uk
Bought this to fit into a wren kitchen built in wall unit
Argos.co.uk
Seems to be well built
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

its not very robust at all
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 ($94), the Russell Hobbs RHM2563 ($131) and the Russell Hobbs RHMD804CP ($101).

Russell Hobbs Intelligent Sensor Technology

Russell Hobbs microwaves that feature intelligent sensor technology include the Russell Hobbs RHM2563 ($131), the Russell Hobbs RHM3003 ($176) and the Russell Hobbs RHM1714 ($0).

Russell Hobbs Flatbed Technology

Russell Hobbs microwaves that feature Flatbed Technology include the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B ($131), the Russell Hobbs RHFM2001S ($105) and the Russell Hobbs RHFM2363S ($149).

What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Microwave?

Russell Hobbs RHM3003

$176.40
Electricals And Appliances
Russell Hobbs RHM3003
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Russell Hobbs RHM3003
900W
30L
CAPACITY
5
POWER LEVELS
$343
OVER 10 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $176.40 is the Russell Hobbs RHM3003, which has a Kagoo Score of 76.

Features We Love:
Intelligent sensor technology
Big interior capacity (30L)
Grill
Child lock

A fully featured and classic freestanding microwave, with low running costs and a reasonable price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's really easy to use, good-looking and a good size.

92
Reviews
76 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
73
Running Costs
$340 Over 10 Years
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Russell Hobbs RHM3003 has great user reviews with an average user rating of 84%, based on 76 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the RHM3003 in the US is $176.40 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 RHM2574

$163.34
Electricals And Appliances
Russell Hobbs RHM2574
Buy Now
Russell Hobbs RHM2574
900W
25L
CAPACITY
5
POWER LEVELS
$343
OVER 10 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Russell Hobbs microwave then the Russell Hobbs RHM2574 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 76, but is a bit more expensive at $163.34.

Features We Love:
Big interior capacity (25L)
Grill
Convection cooking
Child lock
Crisp maker

A very highly rated and very economical to run freestanding microwave, with a very good spec and a fair price. Multiple reviews mentioned that this microwave isa good size, well designed and good-looking.

90
Reviews
14 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
80
Running Costs
$340 Over 10 Years
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Russell Hobbs RHM2574 has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 78%, based on 14 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the RHM2574 in the US is $163.34 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?

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