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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Iron?

Matthew
Updated 18 February 2020
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should you buy a Russell Hobbs Iron?

Russell Hobbs is one of the most popular iron brands as well as being well known for its microwaves, toasters and bread makers.

If you are wondering how Russell Hobbs irons compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,100 irons by objectively and impartially analysing over 16,000 user and expert reviews and 20 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of popular and good quality irons. Their irons start at £10 for the 23972 which has a power of 2,600W, a steam generating capacity of 40g/min and is a traditional iron and go up to £75 for the 24440 which has a power of 2,600W, a steam generating capacity of 100g/min and is a steam generator iron. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs iron is £27.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of popular and good quality irons.

Is Russell Hobbs the Best Iron Brand?

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

Russell Hobbs is ranked the No. 3 best iron brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Russell Hobbs is the 3rd best iron brand out there.

#1
Netherlands
95%
95%
4,128 reviews
#2
France
93%
93%
2,433 reviews
#3
United Kingdom
89%
89%
4,487 reviews
#4
United Kingdom
86%
86%
277 reviews
#5
85%
85%
583 reviews
#6
Germany
85%
85%
830 reviews
#7
Beko
Turkey
83%
83%
241 reviews
#8
Germany
81%
81%
253 reviews
#9
Australia
81%
81%
808 reviews
#10
Swan
81%
81%
452 reviews
#11
Hoover
United States
78%
78%
26 reviews
#12
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
7 reviews
#13
Tower
71%
71%
0 reviews
#14
Duronic
69%
69%
384 reviews
#15
Elgento
68%
68%
8 reviews
#16
Igenix
67%
67%
145 reviews
#17
Brentwood
67%
67%
0 reviews
#18
Conair
66%
66%
61 reviews
#19
Taurus
65%
65%
0 reviews
#20
Sunbeam
62%
62%
0 reviews
#21
Solac
62%
62%
0 reviews
#22
Ufesa
61%
61%
0 reviews
#23
Adler
61%
61%
0 reviews
#24
Calor
60%
60%
2 reviews
#25
Polti
60%
60%
0 reviews
#26
Clatronic
60%
60%
0 reviews
#27
Brentwood Appliances
59%
59%
5 reviews
#28
Di4
59%
59%
0 reviews
#29
Brabantia
58%
58%
0 reviews
#30
KREA
57%
57%
0 reviews
#31
Severin
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Grundig
Germany
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
JML
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
Gorenje
Slovenia
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Camry
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
TriStar
56%
56%
0 reviews
#37
Arzum
55%
55%
0 reviews
#38
ELDOM
55%
55%
0 reviews
#39
Imetec
55%
55%
0 reviews
#40
Ariete
55%
55%
0 reviews
#41
Panasonic
Japan
55%
55%
0 reviews
#42
Emerio
55%
55%
0 reviews
#43
Konig
54%
54%
0 reviews
#44
Bomann
54%
54%
0 reviews
#45
Concept
54%
54%
0 reviews
#46
Andis
53%
53%
0 reviews
#47
Sencor
53%
53%
0 reviews

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

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All iron Brands
Russell Hobbs Irons

At an average purchase price of £27, Russell Hobbs irons tend to be cheaper than most other iron brands which makes them a popular choice with consumers. Russell Hobbs also have better reviews than the typical iron brand, with the average rating of a Russell Hobbs iron being 79%.

The average review score for a Russell Hobbs iron is 79%.

Russell Hobbs have a number of great features including Triple Action Cleaning, Auto Steam Control and One Temperature Technology which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Russell Hobbs iron is £49 (based on a person typically using an iron for 2 hours per week), which makes them more efficient than most other iron brands.

There's a smaller selection of Russell Hobbs irons available compared to other iron brands, with only 34 Russell Hobbs irons currently on the market in the UK.

No. Of Irons
Average Price
£71
£0 £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £60 £70 £80 £90 £469
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
£27
£0 £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £60 £70 £80 £90 £469
Price Distribution of Russell Hobbs Irons

What Do the Russell Hobbs Iron Reviews Say?

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

Russell Hobbs logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
2,940
4 stars
997
3 stars
237
2 stars
103
1 star
207
Russell Hobbs has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its irons than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs irons are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 87% respectively across all Iron brands.

Purchasers of Russell Hobbs irons frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had good technical features and a good price.

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

Average Review Score Tefal Philips Russell Hobbs Bosch Swan
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
79%
5 reviews
69%
1 review
74%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
90%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
84%
1 review
87%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
smartson.se logo
87%
1 review
vr-zone.com logo
83%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
wired.it logo
80%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
Average
79%
8 reviews
67%
7 reviews
80%
3 reviews
92%
3 reviews
82%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Irons Received?

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

Compare all award winning irons

Number of Awards Tefal Philips Russell Hobbs Bosch Swan
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Which? logo
1
Total
1
2
2

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Irons?

We checked over 16,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs irons. over 100 of these reviews mention reliability of which 79% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Russell Hobbs iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

79% of reviewers think Russell Hobbs irons are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

Your average iron haven't had it for long enough to comment on reliability
Argos.co.uk
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Build quality is excellent
ao.com
built in self cleaning to prevent scale build up
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

he cord storage is great for avoiding damage to the cord
amazon.co.uk
not very robust nevertheless good value for the price
Argos.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com

Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Irons

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Russell Hobbs irons that set them apart from the competition. These include Triple Action Cleaning, Auto Steam Control and One Temperature Technology.

Russell Hobbs Triple Action Cleaning

Russell Hobbs irons that feature Triple Action Cleaning include the Russell Hobbs Powersteam Ultra (£27) and the Russell Hobbs Power Steam Iron (£53).

Russell Hobbs Auto Steam Control

Russell Hobbs irons that feature Auto Steam Control include the Russell Hobbs 24820 (£16) and the Russell Hobbs 24840 (£16).

Russell Hobbs One Temperature Technology

Russell Hobbs irons that feature One Temperature Technology include the Russell Hobbs 25090 (£23).

What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Iron?

Russell Hobbs 23780

£23.00
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Russell Hobbs 23780
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2,400W
40g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.33L
WATER TANK
1.4kg
£240
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at £23 is the Russell Hobbs 23780, which has a Kagoo Score of 87.

Features We Love:
Automatic anti-calc system
Vertical steam function
Anti-drip function
Supports variable steam function
Features anti-scale system

A classic and best selling 2,400W traditional iron, with a good price and a very good spec. It has a vertical steam function, an automatic anti-calc system and an anti-drip function and is self-cleaning. Purchasers report that it has very good features and it's really easy to use, and well designed.

97
Reviews
499 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
95
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
82
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Age
4 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£240 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Russell Hobbs 23780 has brilliant user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this iron to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the 23780 in the UK is £23.00 and in total we found 11 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Iron?

Russell Hobbs 24420

£51.71
Amazon UK
Russell Hobbs 24420
Buy Now
Russell Hobbs 24420
2,400W
90g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
1.3L
WATER TANK
3.5kg
£240
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Russell Hobbs iron then the Russell Hobbs 24420 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 87, but is a bit more expensive at £51.71.

Features We Love:
Big water tank capacity (1.3L)
Many steam generating capacity (90g/min)
Heavy (3.5kg)
Automatic anti-calc system
Vertical steam function

A very popular and high-quality 2,400W steam generator iron, with a fair price and very low running costs.

91
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
81
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
86
Running Costs
£240 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Iron?

Russell Hobbs 24820

£15.95
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Russell Hobbs 24820
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Russell Hobbs 24820
2,400W
90g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.24L
WATER TANK
1.4kg
£240
OVER 5 YEARS

At only £15.95 and with a Kagoo Score of 86 the Russell Hobbs 24820 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Auto Steam Control
Many steam generating capacity (90g/min)
Steam boost function
Vertical steam function
Supports variable steam function

The highest review score traditional iron around, with a low price and a very good spec. It has a vertical steam function, a steam boost function and a steam generating capacity of 90g/min and supports variable steam function.

97
Reviews
4 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Widely Available
82
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£240 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Russell Hobbs 24820 has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 95%.

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Find the best Russell Hobbs iron for you by checking our complete list of over 419 irons
In This Guide
Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Iron?
Is Russell Hobbs the Best Iron Brand?
What Do the Russell Hobbs Iron Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Irons Received?
How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Irons?
Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Irons
Russell Hobbs Triple Action Cleaning
Russell Hobbs Auto Steam Control
Russell Hobbs One Temperature Technology
What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Iron?
What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Iron?
What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Iron?

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