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Russell Hobbs RHM3002

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Russell Hobbs RHM3002
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463 Reviews
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Fully-Featured
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Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Age
3 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£420 Over 10 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A top-value and classic freestanding microwave, with ok running costs and a very good spec. It's really easy to use and well designed, and not noisy.
Freestanding 900W 30L Stainless Steel Jul 2015
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Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Russell Hobbs RHM3002 number 7 in combination microwaves, number 10 in best selling microwaves and number 11 across all microwaves.

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Kagoo Score
92
Reviews
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Features
94
Popularity
94
Value for Money
68
Age
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Why Has it Scored 87?

It has great user reviews with 90% of buyers recommending this microwave to others.
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. View the latest microwaves 2019.
This Russell Hobbs microwave has running costs of £420 over 10 years, which puts it neither cheap nor expensive compared to the other 1,000+ microwaves that we have compared it to. View all energy saving microwaves.
The RHM3002 has some great features:
Bigger than average interior capacity
10 power levels
Has a grill
Has a child lock

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Average Review Score

4.3 stars (463 reviews)

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of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the Russell Hobbs RHM3002?

Price
139
12
Ease of Use
95
5
Design
55
4
Size and Weight
30
9
Support
19
12
Features
22
2
Robustness
9
5
Noise Level
3
10
Capacity
10
2
More Than 100 People Thought it Was Priced Reasonably

Two people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHM3002 wasn't expensive.

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Outstanding Value for Money
151 people agree
10 people disagree
  • I bought a microwave as a gift, excellent price & service, what I would expect from tesco...
    Doe - Tesco.com 22 Aug 2016
  • Nice tv very good price.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 6 Dec 2017
  • ... Cooking time are marked clearly and easy to get items in and out. Great value for money.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 7 Dec 2017
  • ... settings and functions on it. Cooks food superbly! Very pleased. Good value for money too!
    Jacqui10000 - Tesco.com 13 Mar 2016
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    Not Expensive
    2 people agree
    8 people disagree
    5 Out of 10 Customers Thought This Microwave Was Reliable

    Several people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHM3002 was very well made and was strong and durable.

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    Really Well Made
    4 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • Large, powerful, and seems well made. No negatives to report...
    OlLiver - Tesco.com 1 Jan 2016
  • Probabley the best one on the market. Well made and attractive to look at, probably has more features than most of us will use but may prove useful ! Very ...
    Lawrence - Amazon 22 Apr 2015
  • Well built, attractive machine. Easy to clean, powerful but darned heavy! Second steel RH microwave/combi oven we have owned. First one was badly damaged ...
    Dale - Amazon.co.uk 7 Aug 2017
  • ... oven itself is far more bulky than the Panasonic. It felt reasonably well made although as others have said, the mirror finish on the door shows the slightest ...
    Singlereed - Amazon 18 Oct 2014
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    Strong and Durable
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    The Majority of People Thought it Was a Great Size

    Over 20 people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHM3002 was an excellent size and two people thought that it was also compact.

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    An Outstanding Size
    22 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... it for 6 mths now. and we have used it many times. I love the size as it fits a dinner plate perfect.
    Elaine C. Harris - Amazon 17 May 2016
  • ... it for 6 mths now. and we have used it many times. I love the size as it fits a dinner plate perfect...
    Elaine - Amazon.co.uk 17 May 2016
  • Quick and easy to use. Read the instructions to programme your size of cup and preferred taste first though.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 4 Jul 2017
  • ... It is a 30l size - which is bigger than many microwave ovens. So it can take good size dishes. Of course, the great thing is that it is a combination oven. ...
    Socks - Amazon 14 Dec 2014
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    Compact
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought This Microwave Was Nicely Designed

    Over 40 people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHM3002 was very well designed and more than 10 people thought that it was also really good-looking.

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    Very Well Designed
    44 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • Tasty coffee. Nice design of the machine. The instructions booklet isn't in the best format and not the easiest to follow.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Jan 2017
  • Slim design.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 31 Jan 2018
  • Milk heating carried out within the units design. .. not a tube off to the side so is a tighter nicer looking unit on the bench top.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 18 Sep 2016
  • Nice design and aesthetically pleasing on the eye. Often seems to take longer to cook heat products than cooking instructions on packaging. Fan can be ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Dec 2017
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    Very Good-Looking
    17 people agree
    2 people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Not Hard to Use

    Over 90 people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHM3002 was very easy to use and several people thought that it was also very easy to setup and had good controls.

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    Really Easy to Use
    92 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • Five Stars. Works nicely and quietly. Easy to use.
    Alexander Bagaev - Amazon 29 Jun 2016
  • Easy to use and gives good results every time it's used...
    Yayandem - Tesco.com 31 Jan 2017
  • Looks great! Just what I needed and like stainless steel and easy to use!
    Poppybaby - Amazon 11 Aug 2015
  • Looks good in the kitchen and works well easy to use...
    Shopper - Amazon.co.uk 17 Mar 2018
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    Really Easy to Setup
    9 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has Good Controls
    7 people agree
    2 people disagree
    8 Out of 10 People Thought the Russell Hobbs RHM3002 Had Well Designed Technical Features

    More than 10 people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHM3002 had superb features and several people thought that it also had a powerful motor and had a good display.

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    Has Superb Features
    14 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... with this microwave and it looks fantastic in the kitchen. Best feature is it's mirror door, love it!
    Ann - Tesco.com 18 Aug 2014
  • ... previous microwaves that have come before. 2. The grill and oven combi features are excellent and I have cooked both a roast dinner and smaller meals and ...
    The - Tesco.com 1 Feb 2016
  • Very easy to use. Comprehensive instruction manual. All the features work excellent. Nkne.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Jan 2018
  • Good Product. Just what we wanted and expected, lots of features, easy to use, my only gripe was the extreme difficulty in removing the label stuck on ...
    SAMMEY - Amazon 13 May 2014
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    Has a Powerful Motor
    8 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good Display
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree
    More Than 10 People Thought This Microwave Had Good Technical Guidance

    More than 10 people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHM3002 had excellent technical guidance and two people thought that it also had a good recipe book.

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    Has Excellent Technical Guidance
    16 people agree
    16 people disagree
  • Superb! The best instruction manual I've ever read. Easy to use and everything about it says quality. My last Russell Hobbs Microwave lasted decades (really) ...
    Edward - Amazon.co.uk 1 Nov 2014
  • Superb! The best instruction manual I've ever read. Easy to use and everything about it says quality. My last Russell Hobbs Microwave lasted decades (really) ...
    Edward Cowling - Amazon 1 Nov 2014
  • Quick and easy to use. Read the instructions to programme your size of cup and preferred taste first though.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 4 Jul 2017
  • Very easy to use. Comprehensive instruction manual. All the features work excellent. Nkne.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Jan 2018
  • View All Reviews About Instructions
    Has a Good Recipe Book
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    7 Out of 10 People Thought it Had an Acceptable Noise Level

    Over 20 people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHM3002 really wasn't noisy and over 10 people thought that it was also very quiet.

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    Not Noisy
    28 people agree
    12 people disagree
  • ... took 5 minutes. The fan plus turntable noise is quite audible but not what I'd call loud. Combination cooking lets you choose from four varied microwave ...
    Number13 - Amazon 11 Dec 2014
  • Graeme scored Sound quality 100 out of 100
    Graeme - Currys.co.uk 15 Feb 2018
  • Wendy scored Sound quality 90 out of 100
    Wendy - Currys.co.uk 6 Dec 2017
  • Sean scored Sound quality 80 out of 100
    Sean - Currys.co.uk 20 Aug 2017
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    Very Quiet
    10 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Seven People Thought This Microwave Had a Large Capacity

    Seven people thought that the Russell Hobbs RHM3002 had a big capacity.

  • ... has more features than most of us will use but may prove useful ! Very large capacity and easy to use. Easy to clean. Only criticism- can be noisey but ...
    Lawrence - Amazon 22 Apr 2015
  • ... grill / microwave and combination oven, very fast convection preheat, large capacity, easy to use. Negatives: Short mains lead, lightweight grill rack, ...
    Number13 - Amazon 11 Dec 2014
  • ... oven. This was purchased as an interim replacement. It is excellent as a microwave with a large capacity. Looks good and is easy to clean. My only reservation ...
    Bella65 - Amazon.co.uk 11 Nov 2017
  • Large capacity, unfortunately difficult to use control system far too complicate for me!!! But will continue to try. The product overall made to a good ...
    Oliver - Amazon 3 Dec 2014
  • How Good Are Russell Hobbs Microwaves?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Bigger than average interior capacity
    10 power levels
    Has a grill
    Has a child lock
    Bigger than average grill power
    Average microwave power

    What the Reviews Say

    5 out of 10 customers thought this microwave was reliable
    The majority of people thought it was a great size
    The vast majority of customers thought this microwave was nicely designed
    9 out of 10 people thought it was not hard to use
    8 out of 10 people thought the Russell Hobbs RHM3002 had well designed technical features
    More than 10 people thought this microwave had good technical guidance
    7 out of 10 people thought it had an acceptable noise level
    Seven people thought this microwave had a large capacity
    Bigger Than Average Interior Capacity
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    The smallest interior capacity of microwaves is 1.5L, the biggest is 62L, and the average interior capacity is 25L. The interior capacity of the Russell Hobbs RHM3002 of 30L is bigger than 79% of all microwaves when ordered by this feature.

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    10 Power Levels
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    The RHM3002 is a 10 power level microwave. Most of the other microwaves have between 1 and 18 power levels.

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    Has a Grill
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    The RHM3002 has a grill. 55% of microwaves also have a grill.

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    Average Microwave Power
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    At 900 Watts, the Russell Hobbs RHM3002 has a pretty average microwave power compared to most of the other microwaves.

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    Has a Child Lock
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    The RHM3002 has a child lock, which is unusual. 52% of microwaves do not have a child lock.

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    Bigger Than Average Grill Power

    The grill powers of microwaves range from 360W to 3,000W, and the average grill power is 1,100W. The RHM3002's grill power of 1,100W is bigger than average when compared to most other microwaves. It is bigger than 68% of all microwaves when ranked by this feature.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Russell Hobbs RHM3002 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 11 out of 584 microwaves.
    94
    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 RHM3002, 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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    More than 100 people thought it was priced reasonably
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    Age

    Russell Hobbs RHM3002 Release Date

    July 2015

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    When Are Most New Russell Hobbs Microwaves Released?

    Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any prominent pattern in the release month for new Russell Hobbs microwaves.

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

    In the first 6 months after release, Russell Hobbs microwaves drop in price by 4% on average. On a typical new Russell Hobbs microwave costing £239, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £11.

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    Russell Hobbs RHM3002 Running Costs

    Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 10 year running cost of the RHM3002 is £420, which is neither cheap nor expensive compared to the other 1,000+ microwaves that we checked.

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    Running this microwave over 10 years will generate 1.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    Russell Hobbs RHM3002 Specification

    Key Features
    Case Design
    Microwave Power
    Interior Capacity
    Colour
    Features
    Child Lock
    Maximum Cooking Time
    Timer
    Display Type
    Turntable Size
    Door Hinge
    Power Level
    Grill Power
    Control Type
    Cable Length
    Material
    Internal Coating
    Grill Type
    Cooking Functions & Programs
    Defrost Function
    Grill
    Defrost Program
    Technical Details
    Package Dimensions (HxWxD)
    Cooking Type
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Interior Dimensions (W X D X H)
    Other Features
    Package Weight
    Dimensions (WxDxH)

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    russell hobbs 30litre, russell hobbs rhm3002, russell hobbs 900watt, russell hobbs 4h4kl

    Barcodes

     00798256085772,  05060210923860

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