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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Toaster?

Matthew
Updated 07 September 2021
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should you buy a Russell Hobbs Toaster?

Russell Hobbs is well known for its microwaves, irons, blenders and electric kettles.

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 14,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 950+ toasters.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular toasters. Their toasters start at $35 for the 21410 which has 2 slice slice and go up to $68 for the Inspire - 4 slice which has 4 slice slice. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs toaster is $58.

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%
753 reviews
#2
Australia
90%
90%
2,962 reviews
#3
United Kingdom
90%
90%
2,092 reviews
#4
Germany
88%
88%
1,617 reviews
#5
KitchenAid
87%
87%
1,430 reviews
#6
Italy
86%
86%
1,993 reviews
#7
Tower
85%
85%
15 reviews
#8
84%
84%
900 reviews
#9
82%
82%
697 reviews
#10
Igenix
82%
82%
207 reviews
#11
Netherlands
77%
77%
412 reviews
#12
Smeg
Italy
76%
76%
544 reviews
#13
Cuisinart
73%
73%
58 reviews
#14
Severin
69%
69%
137 reviews
#15
Brentwood Appliances
69%
69%
0 reviews
#16
Kenwood
United Kingdom
64%
64%
272 reviews
#17
Moulinex
63%
63%
118 reviews
#18
Beko
Turkey
63%
63%
48 reviews
#19
Brentwood
63%
63%
0 reviews
#20
Hamilton Beach
62%
62%
20 reviews
#21
Unold
62%
62%
69 reviews
#22
AEG
Germany
62%
62%
37 reviews
#23
Nostalgia Electrics
55%
55%
0 reviews
#24
Magimix
54%
54%
0 reviews
#25
Gastroback
53%
53%
0 reviews
#26
JATA
53%
53%
0 reviews
#27
Bugatti
52%
52%
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 10 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 81%.

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

Russell Hobbs have a number of great features including Look And Lift and Illuminated Controls 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.

Russell Hobbs toasters tend to be cheaper than most other toaster brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Toasters
Average Price
$111
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $349
Price Distribution of All Toasters
No. Of Toasters
Average Price
$58
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $309
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
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Russell Hobbs logo

User Reviews

5 stars
425
4 stars
153
3 stars
58
2 stars
49
1 star
64
Russell Hobbs has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its toasters than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 77% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs toasters are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 82% respectively across all Toaster brands.

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 Smeg Swan Breville Dualit Russell Hobbs
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
4 reviews
100%
2 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
83%
1 review
64%
2 reviews
74%
1 review
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
60%
1 review
pricerunner.dk logo
60%
1 review
pricerunner.se logo
30%
1 review
T3.com logo
100%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
83%
1 review
Average
71%
7 reviews
83%
5 reviews
87%
5 reviews
93%
4 reviews
85%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Toasters Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 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 2 awards for its toasters.

Compare all award winning toasters

Number of Awards Smeg Swan Breville Dualit Russell Hobbs
Which? logo
1
4
2
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
pricerunner.dk logo
1
T3.com logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
4
2
4
3
2

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Toasters?

We checked over 14,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs toasters. 20 of these reviews mention reliability of which 71% were positive. Therefore the majority of Russell Hobbs toaster owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

71% 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

robust espresso machine
currys.co.uk
looks well made
amazon.co.uk
very well made
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Handle broke after about two months
amazon.co.uk
The first few 'toasts' aren't reliable
Argos.co.uk

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 and Illuminated Controls.

Russell Hobbs Look And Lift

Russell Hobbs toasters that feature Look And Lift include the Russell Hobbs Colours Plus - 2-slice ($38) and the Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice ($67).

Russell Hobbs Illuminated Controls

Russell Hobbs toasters that feature Illuminated Controls include the Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice ($67).

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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

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