A number of people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner thought it was thick. Two years ago Basement Cat said on Amazon “The plastic is much thicker and more robust” and rated it as very good. Basement Cat also said “The cleaning cloths are thicker and fluffier, which makes it easier”. Basement Cat also said “The second is that when you put this together, you should make sure that the thicker end of the chrome shaft goes into the plastic handle”.
Three people agreed that the Russell Hobbs 21180 was compact. A to Z wrote on Amazon “It's more compact than other models (hence the "lite" tag I suspect) meaning it's probably a good choice if space is a premium”. Pufferfish said in their review “This is basic compact steam mop and comes with two cleaning cloths” . Pufferfish also said “It stores away compactly”.
Some Russell Hobbs 21180 reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. A to Z mentioned “It heats up quickly and it's very light and easy to maneuver, particularly in comparison to the more feature laden Vax mops” in their Russell Hobbs 21180 review but they only gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 3 stars. Sandford said on Amazon “I do like the fact that this is a light and easy to use appliance” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.
A few customers who bought this vacuum cleaner considered that it was lightweight. Mandynolan mentioned “So for a lightweight clean this is a good buy”. Two years ago Mr. K. Cross said on Amazon “It's lightweight & has good maneuverability, getting closer into the corners than my last steam mop, & has excellent results on our laminated flooring”. P. Dhinsa mentioned in their Russell Hobbs 21180 review also two years ago “Lightweight and easy to use”.
Several customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was tall. A to Z mentioned “The downsides are that if you are tall you are probably going to find the handle a bit short” in their review nonetheless they scored it 3 stars. Mrs. C. A. Troops wrote “I also got a friend to try it who was very impressed, she is tall” in their review of the Russell Hobbs 21180 but in spite of that they only gave the Russell Hobbs 21180 a rating of 60 out of 100.