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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Toaster?

Matthew
Updated 14 January 2020
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should you buy a Russell Hobbs Toaster?

Russell Hobbs is one of the most popular toaster brands as well as being well known for its irons, microwaves and bread makers.

If you are thinking about buying a Russell Hobbs toaster then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of toaster brands is compiled by analysing over 8,000 user and expert reviews and 30+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 940+ toasters.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular toasters. Their toasters start at $20 for the 23860 which has 2 slice slice and go up to $266 for the 21690 which has 4 slice slice. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs toaster is $93.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular toasters.

Is Russell Hobbs the Best Toaster Brand?

So are Russell Hobbs toasters any good? We give every toaster a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all toasters we are able to impartially rank all the toaster brands.

Russell Hobbs is ranked the No. 1 best toaster brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Russell Hobbs is the actually best toaster brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
1,088 reviews
#2
Germany
87%
87%
208 reviews
#3
United Kingdom
83%
83%
1,143 reviews
#4
KitchenAid
80%
80%
124 reviews
#5
79%
79%
310 reviews
#6
Smeg
Italy
78%
78%
356 reviews
#7
Australia
77%
77%
1,979 reviews
#8
Italy
75%
75%
1,353 reviews
#9
Igenix
74%
74%
139 reviews
#10
Kenwood
United Kingdom
73%
73%
140 reviews
#11
Swan
73%
73%
476 reviews
#12
Beko
Turkey
71%
71%
13 reviews
#13
Netherlands
70%
70%
13 reviews
#14
Cuisinart
70%
70%
37 reviews
#15
France
68%
68%
99 reviews
#16
AEG
Germany
67%
67%
13 reviews
#17
Brentwood
63%
63%
0 reviews
#18
Brentwood Appliances
63%
63%
0 reviews
#19
Black & Decker
62%
62%
6 reviews
#20
Elgento
61%
61%
24 reviews
#21
WMF
61%
61%
1 review
#22
Tower
61%
61%
0 reviews
#23
Haden
59%
59%
0 reviews
#24
Grundig
Germany
57%
57%
1 review
#25
Nostalgia Electrics
57%
57%
0 reviews
#26
Taurus
56%
56%
0 reviews
#27
Severin
55%
55%
0 reviews
#28
Bestron
55%
55%
0 reviews
#29
Magic Chef
53%
53%
0 reviews
#30
Sabichi
53%
53%
0 reviews
#31
Hamilton Beach
52%
52%
0 reviews
#32
Bodum
52%
52%
0 reviews
#33
Medion
52%
52%
0 reviews
#34
Gastroback
52%
52%
0 reviews
#35
Unold
52%
52%
0 reviews
#36
TriStar
52%
52%
0 reviews
#37
Moulinex
51%
51%
0 reviews
#38
Maxi-Matic
51%
51%
0 reviews
#39
Ufesa
51%
51%
0 reviews
#40
Bugatti
51%
51%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Russell Hobbs toasters compare to the other toaster brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All toaster Brands
Russell Hobbs Toasters

There's a wide selection of Russell Hobbs toasters available compared to other toaster brands, with over 30 Russell Hobbs toasters currently on the market in the US. Russell Hobbs also have better reviews than the typical toaster brand, with the average rating of a Russell Hobbs toaster being 87%.

The average review score for a Russell Hobbs toaster is 87%.

Russell Hobbs have a number of great features including Look And Lift, Illuminated Controls and bagel function which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Russell Hobbs toaster is $10 (based on a person typically using a toaster for 5 minutes per day), which makes them more efficient than most other toaster brands.

However Russell Hobbs toasters tend to be more expensive than most other toaster brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Toasters
Average Price
$79
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $299
Price Distribution of All Toasters
No. Of Toasters
Average Price
$93
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $279
Price Distribution of Russell Hobbs Toasters

What Do the Russell Hobbs Toaster Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Russell Hobbs toaster to work out the average distribution of reviews for Russell Hobbs and then compared this to the other toaster brands.

Russell Hobbs logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
3
4 stars
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Russell Hobbs logo

User Reviews

5 stars
694
4 stars
246
3 stars
64
2 stars
36
1 star
42
Russell Hobbs has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its toasters than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 83% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs toasters are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 85% respectively across all Toaster brands.

Purchasers of Russell Hobbs toasters frequently mentioned that the product was well designed, and they have won a total of 3 awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Russell Hobbs toasters by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other toaster brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Russell Hobbs Breville Smeg KitchenAid Swan
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
Which? logo
100%
3 reviews
100%
4 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
83%
1 review
87%
2 reviews
56%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
100%
1 review
gadgetshow.channel5.com logo
80%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
83%
1 review
Average
80%
6 reviews
70%
5 reviews
87%
4 reviews
89%
3 reviews
71%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Toasters Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 3 industry awards for Russell Hobbs toasters. The table below compares the number of awards received by Russell Hobbs to other popular toaster brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Russell Hobbs has won 3 awards for its toasters.

Compare all award winning toasters

Number of Awards Russell Hobbs Breville Smeg KitchenAid Swan
Which? logo
3
4
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
3
4
3
1
1

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Toasters?

We checked over 8,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs toasters. over 50 of these reviews mention reliability of which 75% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Russell Hobbs toaster owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

75% of reviewers think Russell Hobbs toasters are reliable.

So, most people think that Russell Hobbs toasters are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Russell Hobbs toasters that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
well made
ao.com
with good build quality
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

looks a bit cheaper in real life than in the pictures as there are lots of plasticky bits
amazon.co.uk
Broke after two weeks which is really disappointing as I have the matching kettle
Argos.co.uk
now the mechanism has broken which keeps the toast down
johnlewis.com

Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Toasters

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Russell Hobbs toasters that set them apart from the competition. These include Look And Lift, Illuminated Controls and bagel function.

Russell Hobbs Look And Lift

Russell Hobbs toasters that feature Look And Lift include the Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice ($45).

Russell Hobbs Illuminated Controls

Russell Hobbs toasters that feature Illuminated Controls include the Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice ($45).

Russell Hobbs Bagel Function

Russell Hobbs toasters that feature bagel function include the Russell Hobbs 18780 ($24).

What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Toaster?

Russell Hobbs 24381

$68.75
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Russell Hobbs 24381
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Russell Hobbs 24381
4
SLICES
1,800W
$41
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $68.75 is the Russell Hobbs 24381, which has a Kagoo Score of 84.

Features We Love:
Four slices
Defrost function
High-lift mechanism
Warming rack

A good value for money and fully featured 4 slice toaster, with very low running costs.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Running Costs
$43 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Which? Best Buy

The cheapest price that we could find for the 24381 in the US is $68.75 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Toaster?

Russell Hobbs Colours (2-slice)

$42.73
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Russell Hobbs Colours (2-slice)
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Russell Hobbs Colours (2-slice)
2
SLICES
1,100W
$25
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $42.73 and with a Kagoo Score of 86 the Russell Hobbs Colours (2-slice) makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Defrost function

Our review analysis indicates that this toaster has excellent features, toasts very bread evenly and it's really well designed. It's an amazingly economical to run and positively reviewed 2 slice toaster, great for individuals and couples.

96
Reviews
384 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Value for Money
Very Good
97
Running Costs
$26 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Russell Hobbs Colours (2-slice) has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this toaster to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Colours (2-slice) in the US is $42.73 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Toaster?
Is Russell Hobbs the Best Toaster Brand?
What Do the Russell Hobbs Toaster Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Toasters Received?
How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Toasters?
Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Toasters
Russell Hobbs Look And Lift
Russell Hobbs Illuminated Controls
Russell Hobbs Bagel Function
What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Toaster?
What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Toaster?

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