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.
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. 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 $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
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price $122
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 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.
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.
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:
Bought this to fit into a wren kitchen built in wall unit
Seems to be well built
its not very robust at all
Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Microwaves
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)
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.
Value for Money
$340 Over 10 Years
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.