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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?

Matthew
Updated 25 October 2020
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should you buy a Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?

Russell Hobbs is one of the most popular electric kettle brands as well as being well known for its microwaves, irons and vacuum cleaners.

If you are thinking about buying a Russell Hobbs electric kettle then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of electric kettle brands is compiled by analysing over 13,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,700 electric kettles.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular electric kettles. Their electric kettles start at £10 for the Darwin which has a power of 2,200W and a water tank capacity of 1.7L and go up to £149 for the 23830 which has a power of 3,000W and a water tank capacity of 1.7L. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs electric kettle is £35.

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

Is Russell Hobbs the Best Electric Kettle Brand?

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

Russell Hobbs is ranked the No. 5 best electric kettle brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Russell Hobbs is the 5th best electric kettle brand out there.

#1
Germany
95%
95%
1,702 reviews
#2
Australia
95%
95%
3,189 reviews
#3
90%
90%
1,080 reviews
#4
Italy
87%
87%
1,558 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
84%
84%
872 reviews
#6
83%
83%
1,181 reviews
#7
Daewoo
South Korea
81%
81%
14 reviews
#8
Igenix
79%
79%
568 reviews
#9
Haden
79%
79%
0 reviews
#10
United Kingdom
78%
78%
1,181 reviews
#11
78%
78%
4 reviews
#12
France
77%
77%
6 reviews
#13
Netherlands
77%
77%
120 reviews
#14
Linsar
United Kingdom
75%
75%
2 reviews
#15
Sage
75%
75%
104 reviews
#16
Braun
74%
74%
10 reviews
#17
Bugatti
74%
74%
34 reviews
#18
Tower
74%
74%
66 reviews
#19
Logik
United Kingdom
73%
73%
145 reviews
#20
Kenwood
United Kingdom
72%
72%
10 reviews
#21
KitchenAid
72%
72%
85 reviews
#22
Beko
Turkey
72%
72%
5 reviews
#23
Adler
71%
71%
133 reviews
#24
Smeg
Italy
70%
70%
198 reviews
#25
Melitta
Germany
70%
70%
0 reviews
#26
Unold
69%
69%
0 reviews
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Korona
69%
69%
0 reviews
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Princess
69%
69%
3 reviews
#29
Cuisinart
68%
68%
4 reviews
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ELDOM
67%
67%
0 reviews
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Graef
67%
67%
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Clatronic
67%
67%
2 reviews
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Cloer
66%
66%
0 reviews
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Grundig
Germany
66%
66%
0 reviews
#35
Brentwood Appliances
66%
66%
3 reviews
#36
Girmi
65%
65%
0 reviews
#37
Sabichi
65%
65%
0 reviews
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AEG
Germany
64%
64%
35 reviews
#39
Ariete
64%
64%
8 reviews
#40
G3 Ferrari
64%
64%
0 reviews
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Gastroback
63%
63%
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Brentwood
63%
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Emerio
63%
63%
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Drew & Cole
63%
63%
5 reviews
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Domo
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Siemens
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WMF
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ProfiCook
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63%
0 reviews
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Camry
63%
63%
0 reviews
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Signature
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62%
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Gorenje
Slovenia
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62%
0 reviews
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TriStar
61%
61%
0 reviews
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Inventum
61%
61%
0 reviews
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Bodum
61%
61%
30 reviews
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OneConcept
61%
61%
0 reviews
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Appkettle
60%
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Klarstein
60%
60%
0 reviews
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Ravanson
59%
59%
0 reviews
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Fakir
59%
59%
0 reviews
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OBH Nordica
59%
59%
1 review
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Crux
58%
58%
0 reviews
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John Lewis
58%
58%
0 reviews
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Imetec
58%
58%
0 reviews
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G3Ferrari
58%
58%
0 reviews
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MPM
57%
57%
0 reviews
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Essentials
United Kingdom
57%
57%
77 reviews
#67
Krups
Germany
57%
57%
0 reviews
#68
H.Koenig
57%
57%
0 reviews
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Akai
Japan
57%
57%
0 reviews
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Esperanza
57%
57%
0 reviews
#71
Orbegozo
57%
57%
0 reviews
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Bomann
56%
56%
0 reviews
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Petra
56%
56%
0 reviews
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Electrolux
Sweden
56%
56%
0 reviews
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Nesco
56%
56%
0 reviews
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56%
56%
3 reviews
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KALORIK
55%
55%
0 reviews
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Trevi
55%
55%
0 reviews
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Caso
55%
55%
1 review
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Lloytron
54%
54%
0 reviews
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Bonavita
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Stelton
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Stellar
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Let's look at how Russell Hobbs electric kettles compare to the other electric kettle brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All electric kettle Brands
Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles

There's a wide selection of Russell Hobbs electric kettles available compared to other electric kettle brands, with over 50 Russell Hobbs electric kettles currently on the market in the UK. Russell Hobbs also have a number of great features including Drip Tray, Dual Water Gauge Windows and Quiet Boil Technology which sets them apart from the competition.

The average review score for a Russell Hobbs electric kettle is 85%.

Russell Hobbs electric kettles tend to be cheaper than most other electric kettle brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers. Russell Hobbs also have worse reviews than the typical electric kettle brand, with the average rating of a Russell Hobbs electric kettle being 85%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Russell Hobbs electric kettle is £76 (based on a person typically doing 6 boils per day), which makes them less efficient than most other electric kettle brands.

No. Of Electric Kettles
Average Price
£50
£0 £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £60 £70 £80 £90 £209
Price Distribution of All Electric Kettles
No. Of Electric Kettles
Average Price
£35
£0 £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £60 £70 £80 £90 £209
Price Distribution of Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles

What Do the Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle Reviews Say?

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

Russell Hobbs logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
502
4 stars
229
3 stars
78
2 stars
25
1 star
36
Russell Hobbs has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its electric kettles than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs electric kettles are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 84% respectively across all Electric Kettle brands.

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

Average Review Score Dualit Bosch Severin Morphy Richards DeLonghi Russell Hobbs
Which? logo
100%
4 reviews
100%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
3 reviews
95%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
69%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
gadgetguy.com.au logo
94%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
76%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
85%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
60%
1 review
Tweak.dk logo
80%
1 review
Average
79%
5 reviews
100%
4 reviews
78%
3 reviews
95%
2 reviews
77%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 industry awards for Russell Hobbs electric kettles. The table below compares the number of awards received by Russell Hobbs to other popular electric kettle brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Russell Hobbs has won 2 awards for its electric kettles.

Compare all award winning electric kettles

Number of Awards Dualit Bosch Severin Morphy Richards DeLonghi Russell Hobbs
Which? logo
4
2
Trusted Reviews logo
1
2
Total
1
4
2
2

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles?

We checked over 13,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs electric kettles. over 30 of these reviews mention reliability of which 53% were positive. Therefore the majority of Russell Hobbs electric kettle owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

53% of reviewers think Russell Hobbs electric kettles are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

I would definitely recommend this item as it's stylish durable
Argos.co.uk
nice sturdy handle
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

That's two kettles leaking in less than 10 months
amazon.co.uk
Fine till it broke with little to no use in under 2 weeks
Argos.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Russell Hobbs electric kettles that set them apart from the competition. These include Drip Tray, Dual Water Gauge Windows and Quiet Boil Technology.

Russell Hobbs Drip Tray

A drip tray is used to catch any spilled water from the kettle or hot water dispenser.

Russell Hobbs electric kettles that have a Drip Tray include the Russell Hobbs Dorchester (£30) and the Russell Hobbs Compact Home (£29).

Russell Hobbs Dual Water Gauge Windows

Russell Hobbs electric kettles that feature Dual Water Gauge Windows include the Russell Hobbs Textures (£14).

Russell Hobbs Quiet Boil Technology

Russell Hobbs electric kettles that feature Quiet Boil Technology include the Russell Hobbs Legacy (£36).

What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?

Russell Hobbs Luna

£39.99
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3,000W
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A great mid range choice, priced at £39.99 is the Russell Hobbs Luna, which has a Kagoo Score of 87.

Features We Love:
Cordless
Supports filtering
360° rotational base
Automatic shut off system
Boil-dry protection

A powerful and newly released 1.7L kettle, with a good price. It has a water level indicator and a 360° rotational base, is cordless and supports filtering.

92
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Widely Available
80
Value for Money
Very Good
94
Age
6 Months Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?

Russell Hobbs Eclipse

£45.00
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1.7L
3,000W
POWER

If you're looking for a high end Russell Hobbs electric kettle then the Russell Hobbs Eclipse takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 84, but is a bit more expensive at £45.

Features We Love:
Cordless
Supports filtering
360° rotational base
Boil-dry protection
Automatic shut off system

A top of the range but 3 year old 1.7L electric kettle, great for small families. It has a water level indicator and a 360° rotational base, is cordless and supports filtering.

92
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Widely Available
76
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Age
3 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?

Russell Hobbs Honeycomb

£19.00
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1.7L
3,000W
POWER

At only £19 and with a Kagoo Score of 88 the Russell Hobbs Honeycomb makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Cordless
Supports filtering
360° rotational base
Boil-dry protection
Removable filter

A best selling and newly released 1.7L electric kettle, with a good price and an extremely good spec. It has a water level indicator and a 360° rotational base, is cordless and supports filtering.

92
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
80
Value for Money
Very Good
93
Age
7 Months Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the Honeycomb in the UK is £19.00 and in total we found 10 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?
Is Russell Hobbs the Best Electric Kettle Brand?
What Do the Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles Received?
How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles?
Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles
Russell Hobbs Drip Tray
Russell Hobbs Dual Water Gauge Windows
Russell Hobbs Quiet Boil Technology
What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?
What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?
What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle?

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