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Russell Hobbs CLASSIC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Russell Hobbs CLASSIC. The average rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the maintenance and noise. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the durability and reliability. There are some mixed views about the performance.

price, design, noise, maintenance

usability, size, reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Russell Hobbs CLASSIC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Lovetoshop (

Very disappointed


Standard size bread is too big for it so the tops of slice never toast. The outside of the toaster gets VERY hot so keep away from kids. After 3 weeks of use we still can't get it to toast evenly without burning. Don't waste your money. We are going...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Noddy (

Extremely Happy


Have been using the classic 2 slice toaster. Never fails to slowly toast each side evenly. Over time they get grubby so I replace with same model. Recently had problem locating my favourite model and purchased the 'super fast 'model with the hi...

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: Kirko2013 (

Absolutely useless!!


What a piece of junk!! We had a stainless steel one of another brand which was great. After a new kitchen we decided to colour code appliances and bought the cream kettle and toaster. BIG mistake!! This is my worst purchase of my entire life and you...

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: Maggie (



This toaster is too deep, and you either burn your fingers getting the toast out, or burn your hands upending the thing to tip the toast out. Muffins get completely lost, and burn around the edges. It gets very hot, but doesn't toast evenly and is VERY...

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: Kaye (

Safety Issue


The toaster is too big for normal sliced bread. We have to 'pick' out the bread from the toaster when it pops up as it does not pop up high enough. Given that the toaster is hot we end up burning our fingers when we take the bread out, either that or...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: Mumma_bear86 (

Enjoyed our time together


I agree with the other reviews that it is hot to touch but i just made sure i didn't touch the outside and waited for it to cool before i put the toaster away. I have had no problems with the toaster and have enjoyed it for many years. We are only...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Renie (

Outside Hot To Touch


Bought this toaster on special and found the outside very hot to touch during and after cooking toast, nearly scolded my fingers. Keep young children away whilst operating as it would scold them. It also marked very easily and left finger prints...will...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: alisongtaylor (

Didn't toast evenly


This was one of three toasters I purchased before I got one that toasted evenly. The toasting on this toaster was so uneven, it was literally burned on one side and then undercooked on the other. A waste of time and money. It's a shame, it matches our...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Mick2676 (

Slow and won't toast


t inside. I've had 3 of these models in about 6 weeks, I just keep returning them with the statement "it won't toast" get another one and try again. I'll keep this up until they learn to make a FUNCTIONING toaster or the model becomes obsolete. PS. I...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Joyce (

terrible NOT worth the money I spent


IT's HOT to touch, BURNS as you try to get toast out. Toasts 1 side only. I thought Russell Hobbs was a great brand. I was mistaken. I'm going BACK to (Breval?) Sorry I just had to let you my view on toaster. I'll be giving mine to vinnies. as I have...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


Built-in Display: No
Case design:Freestanding
Colour of product:Black, Stainless Steel
Product Type:Drip coffee maker

Other features



Built-in grinder: No
Capacity in cups:20
Coffee input type:Ground coffee
Coffee maker type:Semi-auto
Coffee making: Yes
Cup warmer: Yes
Milk tank: No
Types of drink:Coffee
Water tank capacity:1


Connected load:1000