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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Toaster?

Matthew
Updated 18 February 2021
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should you buy a Russell Hobbs Toaster?

Russell Hobbs is well known for its microwaves, irons, vacuum cleaners 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 8,300 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 $32 for the Colours (2-slice) which has 2 slice slice and go up to $172 for the Legacy (4-slice) which has 4 slice slice. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs toaster is $85.

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%
292 reviews
#2
KitchenAid
88%
88%
374 reviews
#3
Australia
87%
87%
1,996 reviews
#4
Germany
86%
86%
782 reviews
#5
Tower
84%
84%
11 reviews
#6
Italy
84%
84%
1,466 reviews
#7
Smeg
Italy
83%
83%
358 reviews
#8
Igenix
82%
82%
144 reviews
#9
Swan
82%
82%
493 reviews
#10
United Kingdom
81%
81%
1,147 reviews
#11
79%
79%
317 reviews
#12
Netherlands
77%
77%
16 reviews
#13
Kenwood
United Kingdom
76%
76%
141 reviews
#14
Cuisinart
74%
74%
37 reviews
#15
Brentwood
66%
66%
0 reviews
#16
Brentwood Appliances
65%
65%
0 reviews
#17
France
65%
65%
99 reviews
#18
WMF
63%
63%
1 review
#19
AEG
Germany
62%
62%
13 reviews
#20
Beko
Turkey
61%
61%
13 reviews
#21
Severin
60%
60%
9 reviews
#22
Nostalgia Electrics
56%
56%
0 reviews
#23
Orbegozo
55%
55%
0 reviews
#24
Magic Chef
55%
55%
0 reviews
#25
Magimix
55%
55%
0 reviews
#26
Hamilton Beach
54%
54%
0 reviews
#27
Gastroback
54%
54%
0 reviews
#28
Clatronic
54%
54%
0 reviews
#29
Unold
54%
54%
0 reviews
#30
Moulinex
53%
53%
0 reviews
#31
JATA
53%
53%
0 reviews
#32
Taurus
53%
53%
0 reviews
#33
Bugatti
53%
53%
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 86%.

The average review score for a Russell Hobbs toaster is 86%.

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 $350 $400 $450 $499
Price Distribution of All Toasters
No. Of Toasters
Average Price
$85
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $259
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
191
4 stars
62
3 stars
21
2 stars
14
1 star
10
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 85% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs toasters are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 85% 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 Swan Russell Hobbs Dualit Breville Morphy Richards
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
100%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
56%
1 review
80%
1 review
pricerunner.se logo
50%
1 review
Average
80%
4 reviews
85%
4 reviews
80%
4 reviews
100%
4 reviews
83%
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 Swan Russell Hobbs Dualit Breville Morphy Richards
Which? logo
1
3
4
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
Total
2
3
2
4
2

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Toasters?

We checked over 8,300 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs toasters. 67% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the majority of Russell Hobbs toaster owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

67% 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
very well made
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

perhaps not as sturdy as I'd have liked
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 ($39) and the Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice ($68).

Russell Hobbs Illuminated Controls

Russell Hobbs toasters that feature Illuminated Controls include the Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice ($68).

Russell Hobbs Bagel Function

Russell Hobbs toasters that feature bagel function include the Russell Hobbs 18780 ($0).

What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Toaster?

Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice

$67.99
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Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice
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Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice
4
SLICES
1,800W
$45
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Russell Hobbs toaster then the Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 81, but is a bit more expensive at $67.99.

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

An award winning and fully featured 4 slice toaster, great for small families.

92
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Running Costs
$45 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice has marvellous expert reviews with an average expert rating of 100%.

Which? Best Buy

The cheapest price that we could find for the Inspire - 4 slice in the US is $67.99 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 High End Russell Hobbs Toaster?

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