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Russell Hobbs 18623-56 Allure

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews of Russell Hobbs 18623-56 Allure. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the maintenance and durability. The performance and price also get good opinions. Many are negative about the noise.

usability, price, performance, durability, maintenance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Russell Hobbs 18623-56 Allure is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 user reviews of Russell Hobbs 18623-56 Allure from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers on Reviewers really like the performance and maintenance. The durability and price also get good views, but there are some less positive opinions about the noise.

usability, price, durability, maintenance, performance


75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Russell Hobbs 18623 Espresso Coffee MakerRussell Hobbs 18623 Espresso Coffee Maker

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Michael (

Poor product when it comes to the frother


For making an espresso it's OK but that's it.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: penny (

Russell Hobbs coffee machine


Very disappointing. Although other reviews were good this is not. Due to machine vibration I had to hold the cups under the nozzles and was splashed with hot coffee. The steamer just watered down the milk did not froth it all. I returned the coffee...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: jean (

espresso machine


nice machine a bit noise but makes a nice coffee

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: MW26 (

Great coffee machine


Great coffee machince, easy to use but just needed a couple of attempts at getting the milk frother to our liking!

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Neil S (

Good value


I have owned several similar machines in the past and this one is as good as any of them but at a much lower cost. My last coffee machine cost at least twice as much and, if anything, the Russell Hobbs makes better coffee. It also warms up very quickly...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Nursey (

Russell Hobbs 18623 Expresso Coffee Machine


Easy enough to use. Its just a shame there isn't a sensor on it to make it stop when the cup is full rather than having to stand over it and watch it make the coffee and then turn it off.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Sheila (

Makes a nice cup of coffee


I read the reviews before I purchased but did not take seriously one which commented that the machine vibrates so much the cup moves. This really is a problem and you have to watch the machine all the time when it is filling a cup or end up with an...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Desperate of sussex (

Russell Hobbs Espresso Coffee Machine


Dont bother. The machine works fine but we can only find one make of pod for it and thats like nats. Ground coffee is not much better.What do you have to do to get a decent cup of espresso ,hot and strong.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Lyndy lou (

We love this machine!


Does exactly what is says in the description. Make sure you follow the instructions to warm the filter first and every cup comes out perfect.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Nata (

Very nice coffee


With a little bit too much noise but very tasty coffee

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications


Built-in Display: No
Case design:Freestanding
Colour of product:Black, Silver
Housing material:Plastic, Stainless steel
Product Type:Espresso machine


Illuminated on/off switch: Yes
Indication light: Yes
Removable water tank: Yes

Other features



Built-in grinder: No
Capacity in cups:1
Clock function: No
Coffee input type:Ground coffee
Coffee maker type:Semi-auto
Milk tank: Yes
Types of drink:Americano
Water tank capacity:1.5


Connected load:1000