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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 27 September 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, freezers and blenders.

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 2,500 user and expert reviews and 6 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 $77 for the RHMM701 which has an interior capacity of 17L, a microwave power of 700W and is a freestanding microwave and go up to $286 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 $122.

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%
633 reviews
#2
Japan
93%
93%
246 reviews
#3
Magic Chef
93%
93%
3 reviews
#4
Germany
91%
91%
175 reviews
#5
Swan
82%
82%
29 reviews
#6
Igenix
81%
81%
130 reviews
#7
Japan
81%
81%
139 reviews
#8
South Korea
78%
78%
26 reviews
#9
South Korea
77%
77%
356 reviews
#10
Avanti
77%
77%
1 review
#11
United States
74%
74%
55 reviews
#12
Miele
Germany
72%
72%
2 reviews
#13
Tower
69%
69%
0 reviews
#14
Italy
68%
68%
1 review
#15
Italy
68%
68%
1 review
#16
Danby
64%
64%
0 reviews
#17
LG
South Korea
64%
64%
1 review
#18
Germany
63%
63%
9 reviews
#19
RCA
62%
62%
0 reviews
#20
Medion
60%
60%
0 reviews
#21
Emerson Radio
60%
60%
0 reviews
#22
Fersay
57%
57%
0 reviews
#23
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#24
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#25
54%
54%
0 reviews
#26
AEG
Germany
53%
53%
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 83%.

The average review score for a Russell Hobbs microwave is 83%.

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 $3,649
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$122
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,499
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
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Russell Hobbs logo

User Reviews

5 stars
407
4 stars
139
3 stars
38
2 stars
23
1 star
25
Russell Hobbs has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its microwaves than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 86% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 89% respectively across all Microwave brands.

Purchasers of Russell Hobbs microwaves frequently mentioned that the product had a good design and was easy to use.

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 Sharp Russell Hobbs Swan Samsung
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
1 review
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
82%
3 reviews
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
1 review

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 Panasonic Sharp Russell Hobbs Swan Samsung
Which? logo
2
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
2
2
1

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Microwaves?

We checked over 2,500 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs microwaves. 10 of these reviews mention reliability of which 80% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Russell Hobbs microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

80% 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

the door feels sturdy
Amazon
both are reliable
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

was truly amazed to find no damage to the oven
Amazon
within a year the bulb had broken
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 RHM1714B ($78), the Russell Hobbs RHMD804CP ($103) and the Russell Hobbs RHM2064C ($93).

Russell Hobbs Intelligent Sensor Technology

Russell Hobbs microwaves that feature intelligent sensor technology include the Russell Hobbs RHM2076S ($90), the Russell Hobbs RHM1714B ($78) and the Russell Hobbs RHM2563 ($129).

Russell Hobbs Flatbed Technology

Russell Hobbs microwaves that feature Flatbed Technology include the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B ($129) and the Russell Hobbs RHFM2363S ($155).

What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Microwave?

Russell Hobbs RHM2031

$107.29
Electricals And Appliances
Russell Hobbs RHM2031
Buy Now
Russell Hobbs RHM2031
800W
20L
CAPACITY
5
POWER LEVELS
$297
OVER 10 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $107.29 is the Russell Hobbs RHM2031, which has a Kagoo Score of 80.

Features We Love:
Grill
Child lock
Quite big microwave power (800W)
Removable grill rack

A very economical to run and fully featured freestanding microwave, with a good price and the latest technology.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Running Costs
$300 Over 10 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the RHM2031 in the US is $107.29 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

$129.27
Electricals And Appliances
Russell Hobbs RHM2563
Buy Now
Russell Hobbs RHM2563
900W
25L
CAPACITY
5
POWER LEVELS
$538
OVER 10 YEARS

At only $129.27 and with a Kagoo Score of 80 the Russell Hobbs RHM2563 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Intelligent sensor technology
Weight sensor
Child lock

A fully featured and excellently reviewed freestanding microwave, with a reasonable price and the latest technology. Customers report that it has superb features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

94
Reviews
9 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Value for Money
Very Good
71
Running Costs
$540 Over 10 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Russell Hobbs RHM2563 has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 86%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the RHM2563 in the US is $129.27 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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$129.27
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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 Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Microwave?

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