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Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Toaster?

Matthew
Updated 25 April 2020
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should you buy a Russell Hobbs Toaster?

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

If you are thinking about buying a Russell Hobbs toaster then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of toaster brands is compiled by analysing over 8,100 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 940+ toasters.

Russell Hobbs are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular toasters. Their toasters start at £13 for the Darwin which has 2 slice slice and go up to £201 for the 23251 which has 1 slice slice. The average price of a new Russell Hobbs toaster is £39.

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

Is Russell Hobbs the Best Toaster Brand?

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

Russell Hobbs is ranked the No. 1 best toaster brand.

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

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
1,653 reviews
#2
Australia
91%
91%
2,004 reviews
#3
88%
88%
310 reviews
#4
Germany
86%
86%
233 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
86%
86%
1,125 reviews
#6
Italy
85%
85%
1,340 reviews
#7
France
80%
80%
99 reviews
#8
Swan
79%
79%
492 reviews
#9
KitchenAid
79%
79%
128 reviews
#10
Kenwood
United Kingdom
79%
79%
141 reviews
#11
Sage
78%
78%
42 reviews
#12
Smeg
Italy
77%
77%
358 reviews
#13
Beko
Turkey
76%
76%
13 reviews
#14
Logik
United Kingdom
74%
74%
13 reviews
#15
Igenix
73%
73%
139 reviews
#16
Haden
72%
72%
0 reviews
#17
Tower
70%
70%
11 reviews
#18
Cuisinart
69%
69%
37 reviews
#19
Grundig
Germany
69%
69%
1 review
#20
Netherlands
69%
69%
13 reviews
#21
AEG
Germany
68%
68%
13 reviews
#22
Braun
67%
67%
8 reviews
#23
Severin
65%
65%
0 reviews
#24
Rowlett
65%
65%
0 reviews
#25
Elgento
65%
65%
24 reviews
#26
Brabantia
64%
64%
20 reviews
#27
Sabichi
64%
64%
0 reviews
#28
John Lewis
63%
63%
0 reviews
#29
Unold
62%
62%
0 reviews
#30
Black & Decker
62%
62%
6 reviews
#31
Linsar
United Kingdom
62%
62%
0 reviews
#32
Graef
61%
61%
0 reviews
#33
Cloer
61%
61%
0 reviews
#34
Taurus
61%
61%
0 reviews
#35
Essentials
United Kingdom
61%
61%
32 reviews
#36
WMF
60%
60%
1 review
#37
Ariete
60%
60%
0 reviews
#38
Bomann
60%
60%
0 reviews
#39
Boretti
59%
59%
0 reviews
#40
Rangemaster
United Kingdom
59%
59%
0 reviews
#41
JATA
59%
59%
0 reviews
#42
Magimix
59%
59%
0 reviews
#43
Moulinex
58%
58%
0 reviews
#44
Brentwood Appliances
58%
58%
0 reviews
#45
Waring
58%
58%
0 reviews
#46
Orbegozo
58%
58%
0 reviews
#47
ProfiCook
57%
57%
0 reviews
#48
Clatronic
57%
57%
0 reviews
#49
Princess
56%
56%
0 reviews
#50
Ferrari
56%
56%
0 reviews
#51
Burco
56%
56%
0 reviews
#52
Bodum
55%
55%
0 reviews
#53
Brentwood
55%
55%
0 reviews
#54
Bugatti
54%
54%
0 reviews
#55
TriStar
54%
54%
0 reviews
#56
Bear
54%
54%
0 reviews
#57
Kenwood Electronics
54%
54%
0 reviews
#58
Magic Chef
54%
54%
0 reviews
#59
Brandt
54%
54%
0 reviews
#60
Korona
54%
54%
0 reviews
#61
Ufesa
53%
53%
0 reviews
#62
Bestron
53%
53%
0 reviews
#63
Electrolux
Sweden
53%
53%
0 reviews
#64
Efbe-Schott
53%
53%
0 reviews
#65
Techwood
Turkey
52%
52%
0 reviews
#66
Esperanza
52%
52%
0 reviews
#67
Sencor
52%
52%
0 reviews

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

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All toaster Brands
Russell Hobbs Toasters

There's a wide selection of Russell Hobbs toasters available compared to other toaster brands, with over 70 Russell Hobbs toasters currently on the market in the UK. Russell Hobbs also have better reviews than the typical toaster brand, with the average rating of a Russell Hobbs toaster being 88%.

The average review score for a Russell Hobbs toaster is 88%.

Russell Hobbs have a number of great features including Look And Lift, Illuminated Controls and bagel function which sets them apart from the competition.

Russell Hobbs toasters tend to be cheaper than most other toaster brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Russell Hobbs toaster is £10 (based on a person typically using a toaster for 5 minutes per day), which makes them less efficient than most other toaster brands.

No. Of Toasters
Average Price
£58
£0 £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £60 £70 £80 £90 £339
Price Distribution of All Toasters
No. Of Toasters
Average Price
£39
£0 £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £60 £70 £80 £90 £339
Price Distribution of Russell Hobbs Toasters

What Do the Russell Hobbs Toaster Reviews Say?

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

Russell Hobbs logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
1,064
4 stars
371
3 stars
93
2 stars
43
1 star
76
Russell Hobbs has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its toasters than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 83% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for Russell Hobbs toasters are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 85% respectively across all Toaster brands.

Purchasers of Russell Hobbs toasters frequently mentioned that the product was nicely designed, and they have won a total of 3 awards.

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

Average Review Score Russell Hobbs Breville Smeg Swan KitchenAid
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
80%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
3 reviews
100%
4 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
83%
1 review
56%
1 review
87%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
100%
1 review
gadgetshow.channel5.com logo
80%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
83%
1 review
Average
80%
6 reviews
70%
5 reviews
87%
4 reviews
71%
3 reviews
89%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Toasters Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 3 industry awards for Russell Hobbs toasters. The table below compares the number of awards received by Russell Hobbs to other popular toaster brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Russell Hobbs has won 3 awards for its toasters.

Compare all award winning toasters

Number of Awards Russell Hobbs Breville Smeg Swan KitchenAid
Which? logo
3
4
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
3
4
3
1
1

How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Toasters?

We checked over 8,100 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Russell Hobbs toasters. over 40 of these reviews mention reliability of which 76% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Russell Hobbs toaster owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

76% of reviewers think Russell Hobbs toasters are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
The toaster is very well made
Argos.co.uk
Well built good overall toasting
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

obviously not quite as well made as its predecessor
amazon.co.uk
Broke after two weeks which is really disappointing as I have the matching kettle
Argos.co.uk
now the mechanism has broken which keeps the toast down
johnlewis.com

Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Toasters

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Russell Hobbs toasters that set them apart from the competition. These include Look And Lift, Illuminated Controls and bagel function.

Russell Hobbs Look And Lift

Russell Hobbs toasters that feature Look And Lift include the Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice (£35), the Russell Hobbs Eclipse - 4 slice (£45) and the Russell Hobbs Inspire - 2 slice (£28).

Russell Hobbs Illuminated Controls

Russell Hobbs toasters that feature Illuminated Controls include the Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice (£35) and the Russell Hobbs Inspire - 2 slice (£28).

Russell Hobbs Bagel Function

Russell Hobbs toasters that feature bagel function include the Russell Hobbs 18780 (£19).

What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Toaster?

Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice

£34.95
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Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice
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Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice
4
SLICES
1,800W
£53
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at £34.95 is the Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice, which has a Kagoo Score of 84.

Features We Love:
Illuminated Controls
Look And Lift
Four slices
Defrost function
High-lift mechanism

An award winning and fully featured 4 slice toaster, very good for small families.

92
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
92
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Widely Available
79
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Age
3 Years Old
78
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice has excellent expert reviews with an average expert rating of 100%. Russell Hobbs Inspire - 4 slice has received a "Best Buy" award from Which?.

Which? Best Buy

The cheapest price that we could find for the Inspire - 4 slice in the UK is £34.95 and in total we found 10 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Toaster?

Russell Hobbs 20750

£38.00
AO
Russell Hobbs 20750
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Russell Hobbs 20750
4
SLICES
2,400W
£70
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Russell Hobbs toaster then the Russell Hobbs 20750 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 83, but is a bit more expensive at £38.

Features We Love:
Four slices
Defrost function

A slice and powerful toaster, with reasonable running costs and a good price.

93
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Widely Available
79
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Age
3 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£70 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the 20750 in the UK is £38.00 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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£49.99
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What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Toaster?

Russell Hobbs Colours Plus+

£24.99
buysbestuk
Russell Hobbs Colours Plus+
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Russell Hobbs Colours Plus+
2
SLICES
1,670W
£49
OVER 5 YEARS

At only £24.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the Russell Hobbs Colours Plus+ makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Look And Lift
Defrost function
Self-centering bread mechanism
High-lift mechanism

Multiple reviews mentioned that this toaster has outstanding features, toasts very bread evenly and it's really well designed. It's a positively reviewed and fully featured 2 slice toaster, with very low running costs and a cheap price.

94
Reviews
399 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
79
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Age
3 Years Old
80
Running Costs
£49 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Russell Hobbs Colours Plus+ has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this toaster to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Colours Plus+ in the UK is £24.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Russell Hobbs Toaster?
Is Russell Hobbs the Best Toaster Brand?
What Do the Russell Hobbs Toaster Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Russell Hobbs Toasters Received?
How Reliable Are Russell Hobbs Toasters?
Features to Look Out For On Russell Hobbs Toasters
Russell Hobbs Look And Lift
Russell Hobbs Illuminated Controls
Russell Hobbs Bagel Function
What is the Best Mid-Range Russell Hobbs Toaster?
What is the Best High End Russell Hobbs Toaster?
What is the Best Budget Choice Russell Hobbs Toaster?

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