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Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B

Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B
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220 Reviews
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Features
Good Features
93
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
78
Value for Money
Very Good
72
Age
4 Years Old
87
Running Costs
£370 Over 10 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and classic freestanding microwave, with a cheap price and a good spec. Our review analysis indicates that this microwave has outstanding features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.
Features We Love:
Flatbed Technology
Has a child lock
800W
23L
CAPACITY
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B number 74 across all microwaves.

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Features
94
Popularity
78
Value for Money
72
Age
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 83?

customers report that it has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 94%, based on 220 reviews.
This microwave is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer microwaves with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Russell Hobbs microwave has running costs of £370 over 10 years, which is pretty average compared to the other 1,100+ microwaves that we have calculated running costs for.
The RHEM2301B has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a child lock
Instinctive four button design makes cooking easier
Flatbed design offers even more space
Only one power level
Quite small microwave power

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Average Review Score

4.7 stars (220 reviews)

81%

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What Are People Saying About the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B?

Ease of Use
177
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Design
153
2
Price
139
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Features
120
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Over 100 People Thought This Microwave Had a Good Price
  • Easy to use and clean. Excellent price too!
    Mrs - Amazon.co.uk 8 Aug 2018
  • Easy to use. Looks good. Didn't cost a fortune. None really.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 24 Jul 2018
  • ... easy to use, and with only the features I need. Lovely looking too. Price was Aldo good . I had paid a lot more for other microwaves in the past, with ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 27 Sep 2017
  • ... my parents are getting on well with it too. Highly recommended and at a good price too...
    Scribble - Amazon.co.uk 9 Dec 2018
  • The Majority of People Thought it Was Solidly Made

    Three people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301 was very well made.

  • This is brilliant no glass plate to keep slipping offIt is very well made... Quiet. Ease to use. Good build quality. Value for money. Looks good.
    Val - Ao.com 15 Aug 2018
  • ... fussy calculations of food weight to worry about.Easy to clean. Seems to be well built...
    Frank - Ao.com 20 Oct 2018
  • Simple to use. Solid construction. Cooks well and evenly with the flat-bed design. Easy to keep clean. Not noisy. I thought the ability to set cooking ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 5 May 2018
  • More Than 10 People Thought This Microwave Was Good in Terms of Size

    Nine people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301 was a superb size.

  • Perfect size for the designated area in my kitchen.WaVery smart and easy on the eye, simple to operate and with the flatbed , so much easier to keep clean. ...
    Sally - Ao.com 9 Mar 2019
  • Exactly what we wanted. Simple to use and easy to clean. Good internal size as no turn table. Quite expensive for simple microwave.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 Aug 2018
  • Interior dimensions. Takes a Lakeland rice cooker with the lid on. The flat bed very easy to use and keep clean. Controls are easy to use. Altogether a ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 24 Jul 2018
  • Easy to use. Nice size.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 24 Jul 2018
  • The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Was Carefully Designed

    Over 100 people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301 was very well designed and more than 10 people thought that it was also very good-looking. Two people also thought that it was neat.

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    Really Well Designed
    134 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • This is the perfect microwave: awesome design and looks, very easy to use (without any programs that never will be used), no rotating plate (much more ...
    R3000 - Amazon.co.uk 6 Jul 2018
  • ... straightforward to use, looks stylish and is very easy to clean. The flatbed design is fantastic, meaning any shaped dish can be used. It heats/cooks food ...
    Happy - Ao.com 10 Aug 2018
  • Simple to use. Easy to clean. Good having no turntable as you can put more awkward shape dishes in it.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Apr 2018
  • ... because it's flat you can place items side my side. Power is good. Easy to use non fiddly design. Wipes down easily. Looks good. Nope all good. You can't ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Sep 2018
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    Very Good-Looking
    18 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Neat
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 100 People Thought the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301 Was Easy to Use

    More than 100 people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301 was very easy to use and more than 10 people thought that it also had very good controls.

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    Really Easy to Use
    182 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... great. Good amount of space instead. Super simple to use. Looks sleek. Handy light inside. Nothing I can think of.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 24 Jul 2018
  • Very easy to use.easy to clean but a bit expensive but i love it...
    R. - Amazon.co.uk 9 Jan 2019
  • ... I am so pleased I got this particular one as so big in side. The controls are so easy to use, none of the complicated one's I had before. Best microwave ...
    Caroline - Ao.com 10 Nov 2018
  • Easy to use. Very happy with it. No bad points.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Oct 2018
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    Has Very Good Controls
    11 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Had Good Technical Features

    More than 100 people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301 had excellent features and four people thought that it also had a very powerful motor.

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    Has Brilliant Features
    117 people agree
    6 people disagree
  • Only has the features you need and use all the other ones I've had I never used or neede 95 percent of the things on offer.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Feb 2018
  • Best microwave I've ever had. So easy to use, and with only the features I need. Lovely looking too. Price was Aldo good . I had paid a lot more for other ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 27 Sep 2017
  • ... I had paid a lot more for other microwaves in the past, with lots of features that I never used. So easy to clean at the same time. Brilliant purchase. ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 27 Sep 2017
  • ... totally uncomplicated piece of kitchen equipment. It does exactly what it says with no un necessary features.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Oct 2018
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    Has a Very Powerful Motor
    4 people agree
    8 people disagree
    6 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Had Poor Technical Guidance

    Four people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301 had bad technical guidance.

  • ... defrost. This microwave is very basic but that suits some users who don't want complicated operating instructions and programmes.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Aug 2017
  • ... bed. A bit taller than our last microwave Instructions are not to heat plares alone in microwave - not sure whether this is for oven or plate safety. Simple ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 18 Sep 2017
  • ... feature. So much easier to wipe clean. No massive instruction book with a few buttons to quickly reheat or cook veg... Quiet. Ease to use. Good build quality. ...
    Nick - Ao.com 15 Aug 2018
  • ... potatoes and it's perfect for this. I'd say that it would be good for people who have problems with complicated instructions and controls. Others have ...
    Scorpio - Amazon.co.uk 20 Nov 2018
  • Most Customers Thought it Was OK When it Came to Noise Level

    Three people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301 really wasn't noisy.

  • It is really easy to use. Not too loud and the flat bed is great as it gives you much more room.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 19 Oct 2018
  • ... construction. Cooks well and evenly with the flat-bed design. Easy to keep clean. Not noisy. I thought the ability to set cooking times only in 30sec intervals ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 5 May 2018
  • ... straightforward to use. Lovely design. Very slick and forward looking. Not too noisy. Doesn't have all those features and buttons I'd never use No rotating ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 11 Sep 2018
  • Nine People Thought This Microwave Had a Large Capacity

    Nine people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301 had a very big capacity.

  • So easy to use . Looks stylish . Large capacity enables me to put even a casserole dish in. So easy to use. Looks stylish. Large capacity enables me to ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Sep 2017
  • The capacity is g 8. If anything it is too simplistic.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 20 Apr 2017
  • Really easy to use and easy to clean. Lot of capacity.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 24 Apr 2017
  • It does what it says. It is a microwave with a large capacity and is easy to use. I have had combination microwaves in the past and they are very difficult ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 8 Feb 2017
  • How Good Are Russell Hobbs Microwaves?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Has a child lock
    ok interior capacity
    Only one power level
    Quite small microwave power

    What the Reviews Say

    The majority of people thought it was solidly made
    More than 10 people thought this microwave was good in terms of size
    The vast majority of owners thought it was carefully designed
    More than 100 people thought the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301 was easy to use
    The vast majority of people thought it had good technical features
    Most customers thought it was OK when it came to noise level
    Nine people thought this microwave had a large capacity
    6 out of 10 owners thought it had poor technical guidance
    ok Interior Capacity
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    The RHEM2301S's interior capacity of 23L is ok compared to most other microwaves. It is bigger than 47% of all microwaves when ordered by this feature.

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    Only One Power Level

    The RHEM2301S is a one power level microwave. Most of the other microwaves have between 1 and 18 power levels.

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    Has a Child Lock
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    The Russell Hobbs RHEM2301S has a child lock, as do 52% of microwaves.

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    Quite Small Microwave Power

    The smallest microwave power of microwaves is 500W and the biggest is 2,800W. With a microwave power of only 800 Watts, the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301 has one of the smaller microwave powers amongst microwaves of this age.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 74 out of 605 microwaves.
    78
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A microwave with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This microwave is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    Over 100 people thought this microwave had a good price
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    Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B Release Date

    July 2015

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    When Are Most New Russell Hobbs Microwaves Released?

    We looked at the release dates for new Russell Hobbs microwaves over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any evident trend.

    July was the biggest month in 2018 for new Russell Hobbs microwaves, with one new Russell Hobbs microwaves released that month. In February 2017, five new Russell Hobbs microwaves were released making it the biggest month that year for new Russell Hobbs microwave releases. Two new Russell Hobbs microwaves were released in February 2016 making it the biggest month that year as well for new Russell Hobbs microwave releases.

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    How Fast Do Russell Hobbs Microwave Prices Drop After Release?

    Most microwaves drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release, however Russell Hobbs microwaves tend to depreciate faster.

    New Russell Hobbs microwaves drop in price by an average of 8% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means a saving of £20 on a typical £254 new Russell Hobbs microwave if you wait 6 months before buying.

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    Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B Running Costs

    The RHEM2301S is pretty average compared to the other 1,100+ microwaves that we have assessed for 10 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 10 year running cost of the RHEM2301S is £370.

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    1.7T
    Running this microwave over 10 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 44 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    Russell Hobbs RHEM2301B Specification

    Key Features
    Case Design
    Microwave Power
    Interior Capacity
    Colour
    Features
    Child Lock
    Maximum Cooking Time
    Timer
    Display Type
    Built-in Display
    Turntable
    Door Hinge
    Power Level
    Control Type
    Cable Length
    Cord Length
    Material
    Internal Coating
    Interior Light
    Product Type
    Cooking Functions & Programs
    Defrost Function
    Reheat Function
    Auto Cook Function
    Technical Details
    Packaging Weight
    Package Dimensions (HxWxD)
    Cooking Type
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Interior Dimensions (W X D X H)
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Other Features
    Package Weight
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Capacity
    Power Requirements
    Special Features
    Flatbed Technology

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    russell hobbs microwaves rhem2301ssi, russell hobbs microwaves rhem2301bbk, russell hobbs 5060440041648, russell hobbs 5060440041655, russell hobbs rhem2301s, russell hobbs rhem2301b, russell hobbs 10154356, russell hobbs 10191920, russell hobbs 20722638, russell hobbs 10154357, russell hobbs n505479w, russell hobbs dn800fn, russell hobbs 809684, russell hobbs 195685, russell hobbs 863563, russell hobbs 195686, russell hobbs 2301s, russell hobbs 800w

    Barcodes

     05060440041648,  05060440041655

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