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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Blender?

Updated 31 December 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Russell Hobbs Blender?

Russell Hobbs is well known for its irons, microwaves, toasters and bread makers.

If you are thinking about buying a Russell Hobbs blender then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of blender brands is compiled by analysing over 14,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,500 blenders.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular blenders. Their blenders start at £11 for the 22220 which has a power of 70W, a bowl capacity of 0.34L and is a tabletop blender and go up to £273 for the Performance which has a power of 1,000W, a bowl capacity of 1.9L and is a tabletop blender. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs blender is £60.

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

Is Russell Hobbs the Best Blender Brand?

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

Russell Hobbs is ranked the No. 12 best blender brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Russell Hobbs is the 12th best blender brand out there.

#1
Germany
95%
95%
196 reviews
#2
95%
95%
5,045 reviews
#3
94%
94%
859 reviews
#4
United Kingdom
93%
93%
7 reviews
#5
Netherlands
93%
93%
776 reviews
#6
91%
91%
392 reviews
#7
Vitamix
90%
90%
516 reviews
#8
United Kingdom
89%
89%
59 reviews
#9
Cuisinart
87%
87%
24 reviews
#10
France
86%
86%
1,197 reviews
#11
Breville
Australia
86%
86%
1,114 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
85%
85%
582 reviews
#13
Beko
Turkey
85%
85%
17 reviews
#14
Smeg
Italy
83%
83%
60 reviews
#15
Sage
83%
83%
35 reviews
#16
Magimix
82%
82%
533 reviews
#17
AEG
Germany
79%
79%
41 reviews
#18
NutriBullet
79%
79%
688 reviews
#19
Hamilton Beach
79%
79%
22 reviews
#20
Moulinex
78%
78%
1 review
#21
Brentwood
77%
77%
4 reviews
#22
Tower
75%
75%
1 review
#23
Wahl
75%
75%
33 reviews
#24
Princess
75%
75%
1 review
#25
Dualit
75%
75%
17 reviews
#26
Bamix
75%
75%
10 reviews
#27
Salter
73%
73%
94 reviews
#28
WMF
72%
72%
6 reviews
#29
Blendtec
72%
72%
140 reviews
#30
Bugatti
71%
71%
17 reviews
#31
Swan
71%
71%
36 reviews
#32
Electrolux
Sweden
70%
70%
2 reviews
#33
Gastroback
70%
70%
0 reviews
#34
Bodum
70%
70%
44 reviews
#35
Taurus
68%
68%
0 reviews
#36
TriStar
68%
68%
0 reviews
#37
Rommelsbacher
67%
67%
0 reviews
#38
Domo
67%
67%
0 reviews
#39
Ariete
67%
67%
0 reviews
#40
JATA
66%
66%
0 reviews
#41
Krups
Germany
66%
66%
0 reviews
#42
Essentials
United Kingdom
66%
66%
169 reviews
#43
Brabantia
66%
66%
21 reviews
#44
Zephir
66%
66%
0 reviews
#45
Boretti
64%
64%
0 reviews
#46
Grundig
Germany
64%
64%
0 reviews
#47
Girmi
64%
64%
0 reviews
#48
Elgento
64%
64%
3 reviews
#49
Caso
64%
64%
0 reviews
#50
Klarstein
64%
64%
5 reviews
#51
Steba
63%
63%
0 reviews
#52
Hotpoint
United States
63%
63%
1 review
#53
Oster
63%
63%
18 reviews
#54
Black & Decker
63%
63%
68 reviews
#55
Waring
63%
63%
0 reviews
#56
Brentwood Appliances
62%
62%
0 reviews
#57
Clatronic
62%
62%
0 reviews
#58
Tayama
60%
60%
0 reviews
#59
Daewoo
South Korea
60%
60%
0 reviews
#60
Solis
59%
59%
0 reviews
#61
Korona
59%
59%
0 reviews
#62
JTC
59%
59%
0 reviews
#63
Cloer
59%
59%
0 reviews
#64
Omega Juicers
58%
58%
0 reviews
#65
Jupiter
58%
58%
0 reviews
#66
Sharp
Japan
58%
58%
0 reviews
#67
Vestel
Turkey
57%
57%
0 reviews
#68
Zelmer
57%
57%
0 reviews
#69
Palson
57%
57%
0 reviews
#70
Medion
57%
57%
0 reviews
#71
G3 Ferrari
56%
56%
0 reviews
#72
Unold
56%
56%
0 reviews
#73
ESGE
56%
56%
0 reviews
#74
Imetec
55%
55%
0 reviews
#75
ECG
54%
54%
0 reviews
#76
Sencor
54%
54%
0 reviews
#77
Siemens
Germany
54%
54%
0 reviews
#78
Adler
54%
54%
0 reviews
#79
SUNTEC
53%
53%
0 reviews
#80
Proctor Silex
52%
52%
0 reviews

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

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All blender Brands
Russell Hobbs Blenders

Russell Hobbs have better reviews than the typical blender brand, with the average rating of a Russell Hobbs blender being 78%.

The average review score for a Russell Hobbs blender is 78%.

There's a smaller selection of Russell Hobbs blenders available compared to other blender brands, with only 13 Russell Hobbs blenders currently on the market in the UK. Russell Hobbs blenders also tend to be cheaper than most other blender brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

Whilst Russell Hobbs have a number of interesting features including soup function, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Russell Hobbs blender is £10 (based on a person typically using a blender for 1 hour per week), which makes them less efficient than most other blender brands.

No. Of Blenders
Average Price
£104
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £1,299
Price Distribution of All Blenders
No. Of Blenders
Average Price
£60
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £1,299
Price Distribution of Russell Hobbs Blenders

What Do the Russell Hobbs Blender Reviews Say?

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

Russell Hobbs logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
346
4 stars
125
3 stars
26
2 stars
16
1 star
38
Russell Hobbs has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its blenders than most other blender 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 blenders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 89% respectively across all Blender brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Russell Hobbs blenders by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other blender brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Ninja Vitamix Philips Cuisinart Smeg Russell Hobbs
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
94%
2 reviews
93%
1 review
76%
1 review
93%
1 review
78%
3 reviews
goodhousekeeping.com logo
65%
2 reviews
83%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
75%
2 reviews
95%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
gadgetreview.com logo
75%
2 reviews
74%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
85%
3 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
76%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
75%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
Tweak.dk logo
90%
2 reviews
besteproduct.nl logo
82%
1 review
CNET.com.au logo
60%
1 review
gadgetgear.nl logo
90%
1 review
gamingshogun.com logo
100%
1 review
Howstuffworks.com logo
100%
1 review
smartson.se logo
76%
1 review
Average
78%
13 reviews
84%
12 reviews
84%
9 reviews
79%
5 reviews
79%
5 reviews
78%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Blenders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Russell Hobbs blenders. The table below shows the number of awards given to the most popular blender brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning blenders

Number of Awards Ninja Vitamix Philips Cuisinart Smeg Russell Hobbs
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
Tweak.dk logo
2
besteproduct.nl logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
Howstuffworks.com logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
3
4
2

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Blenders?

We checked over 14,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs blenders. 20 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 56% were positive. Therefore the majority of Russell Hobbs blender owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

56% of reviewers think Russell Hobbs blenders are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

I find it so handy to have the dryer built in when there's no space for a desperate one
Tesco.com
It's well put together
amazon.co.uk
Powerful blender with an unusual chopper with built in storage for all the parts
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

has the advantage of being in a heavy duty plastic jar that you can take to work
amazon.co.uk
Scratched quite easily
Tesco.com

Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Blenders

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Russell Hobbs blenders that set them apart from the competition. These include soup function.

Russell Hobbs Soup Function

Russell Hobbs blenders that feature soup function include the Russell Hobbs Retro (£65) and the Russell Hobbs 18980 (Desire) (£28).

What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Blender?

Russell Hobbs 24610

£22.99
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Russell Hobbs 24610
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1.5L
BOWL CAPACITY
400W
2
SPEED LEVELS

A great mid range choice, priced at £22.99 is the Russell Hobbs 24610, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

Features We Love:
Big bowl capacity (1.5L)
Pulse function
Dishwasher-proof parts
Stainless steel blade included
Features non-slip feet

A good value for money and fully featured 1.5L bowl capacity, 400W blender.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Age
3 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Blender?

Russell Hobbs Retro

£64.99
Currys
Russell Hobbs Retro
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Russell Hobbs Retro
1.7L
BOWL CAPACITY
850W
3
SPEED LEVELS
£114
OVER 10 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Russell Hobbs blender then the Russell Hobbs Retro takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 84, but is a bit more expensive at £64.99.

Features We Love:
Soup function
Big bowl capacity (1.7L)
Pulse function
Ice crushing function
Dishwasher-proof parts

A top of the range but 3 year old 1.7L bowl capacity, 850W blender, with a fair price and very low running costs.

91
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Age
2 Years Old
82
Running Costs
£110 Over 10 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the Retro in the UK is £64.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Blender?

Russell Hobbs Desire

£16.49
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1.5L
BOWL CAPACITY
650W
2
SPEED LEVELS
£87
OVER 10 YEARS

At only £16.49 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the Russell Hobbs Desire makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Pulse function
Ice crushing function
Stainless steel blade included
Easy to clean
Features non-slip feet

A fully featured and spectacularly economical to run 1.5L bowl capacity, 650W blender, with a low price.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Widely Available
81
Value for Money
Very Good
71
Age
7 Years Old
97
Running Costs
£87 Over 10 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Trusted Reviews Highly Recommended
Russell Hobbs 20360 Desire Whole Fruit Juicer 2 Litre 550 Watt Black Review
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Russell Hobbs Desire Mini Chopper 24660-56 Demo & Review
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Unboxing Russell Hobbs blender |  Desire 3 in 1 hand blender
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Russell Hobbs 23480 56 Desire   Robot de cocina Opiniones
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Russell Hobbs Küchenmaschine Desire, 1000W  Review
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Unboxing y análisis Russell Hobbs 23480-56 Desire (Robot de cocina)
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Find the best Russell Hobbs blender for you by checking our complete list of over 379 blenders
In This Guide
Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Blender?
Is Russell Hobbs the Best Blender Brand?
What Do the Russell Hobbs Blender Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Blenders Received?
How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Blenders?
Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Blenders
Russell Hobbs Soup Function
What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Blender?
What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Blender?
What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Blender?

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