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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Toaster?

Matthew
Updated 12 March 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 40+ 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 $25 for the Textures - 2-slice which has 2 slice slice and go up to $272 for the 21690 which has 4 slice slice. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs toaster is $95.

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%
1,115 reviews
#2
Germany
87%
87%
208 reviews
#3
Australia
82%
82%
2,006 reviews
#4
United Kingdom
80%
80%
1,126 reviews
#5
Italy
79%
79%
1,383 reviews
#6
KitchenAid
78%
78%
124 reviews
#7
78%
78%
318 reviews
#8
Swan
76%
76%
476 reviews
#9
Smeg
Italy
75%
75%
356 reviews
#10
Igenix
75%
75%
139 reviews
#11
Kenwood
United Kingdom
73%
73%
140 reviews
#12
France
71%
71%
99 reviews
#13
Netherlands
70%
70%
13 reviews
#14
Cuisinart
70%
70%
37 reviews
#15
Beko
Turkey
69%
69%
13 reviews
#16
AEG
Germany
67%
67%
13 reviews
#17
Panasonic
Japan
67%
67%
4 reviews
#18
Brentwood Appliances
64%
64%
0 reviews
#19
Brentwood
64%
64%
0 reviews
#20
WMF
62%
62%
1 review
#21
Tower
62%
62%
0 reviews
#22
Black & Decker
62%
62%
6 reviews
#23
Elgento
61%
61%
24 reviews
#24
Haden
59%
59%
0 reviews
#25
Magic Chef
57%
57%
0 reviews
#26
Grundig
Germany
57%
57%
1 review
#27
Taurus
55%
55%
0 reviews
#28
Severin
55%
55%
0 reviews
#29
Nostalgia Electrics
55%
55%
0 reviews
#30
Bestron
55%
55%
0 reviews
#31
Bodum
54%
54%
0 reviews
#32
Orbegozo
52%
52%
0 reviews
#33
Magimix
52%
52%
0 reviews
#34
Hamilton Beach
52%
52%
0 reviews
#35
Medion
52%
52%
0 reviews
#36
Gastroback
51%
51%
0 reviews
#37
Unold
51%
51%
0 reviews
#38
TriStar
51%
51%
0 reviews
#39
Moulinex
51%
51%
0 reviews
#40
Maxi-Matic
51%
51%
0 reviews
#41
Ufesa
51%
51%
0 reviews
#42
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.

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
$98
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,049
Price Distribution of All Toasters
No. Of Toasters
Average Price
$95
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $289
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
705
4 stars
253
3 stars
69
2 stars
36
1 star
46
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 86% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs toasters are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 86% respectively across all Toaster brands.

Purchasers of Russell Hobbs toasters frequently mentioned that the product was thoughtfully 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 Dualit
Which? logo
100%
3 reviews
100%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
83%
1 review
87%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
100%
1 review
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
90%
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 Dualit
Which? logo
3
4
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
3
4
3
1
2

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 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

Sturdy built
Argos.co.uk
Well made
johnlewis.com
well made
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

Poor build quality
Argos.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
looks a bit cheaper in real life than in the pictures as there are lots of plasticky bits
amazon.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, 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 ($0).

Russell Hobbs Illuminated Controls

Russell Hobbs toasters that feature Illuminated Controls include the Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice ($0).

Russell Hobbs Bagel Function

Russell Hobbs toasters that feature bagel function include the Russell Hobbs 18780 ($23).

What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Toaster?

Russell Hobbs Textures

$123.90
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Russell Hobbs Textures
4
SLICES
1,000W

At only $123.90 and with a Kagoo Score of 77 the Russell Hobbs Textures makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Four slices
Defrost function

A cheap and fully featured toaster.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
RUSSELL HOBBS Textures 21640 2-Slice Toaster Review
RUSSELL HOBBS Textures 21640 2-Slice Toaster Review

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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 Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Toaster?

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