Russell Hobbs RHM2017 20L Silver Microwave Review

Russell Hobbs RHM2017 20L Silver Microwave Review

  • Style
  • Features
  • Price

The Russell Hobbs RHM2017 silver microwave is undoubtedly a stylish model. But, more importantly, is it a microwave you can rely on? Is it worth the money – especially considering that it is marginally more expensive than other 20L solo microwaves? And what settings does it have? Keep reading to find out…

Russell Hobbs RHM2017
Russell Hobbs RHM2017

Russell Hobbs RHM2017 Features

Let’s talk about the functions of the microwave first. The Russell Hobbs RHM2017 microwave is labelled as a compact model, but with its 20 litre capacity is right on the edge of what could reasonable be considered “compact.” Even so, this extra capacity will come in handy if you have a large family or want to use it for anything other than small reheating jobs.

Aside from the interior capacity, the RHM2017 silver microwave has an 800W power rating. This is an advantage over many cheaper 20L microwaves, and means that the model is more than capable of cooking, reheating and defrosting almost any type of food.

The Russell Hobbs RHM2017 also has more features than cheaper models. These include automatic defrost settings (just enter the weight and the microwave does the rest), automatic cook menus, five different power levels and various other useful functions.

As we mentioned earlier, it’s an attractive microwave with a simple handle and circular bottom dial. It also comes with a digital clock and timer.

Overview of RHM2017 features:

  • 20L interior capacity that’s suitable for most dinner plates.
  • 800W power rating for efficient reheating, cooking and defrosting.
  • Automatic cook menus for easy cooking.
  • Automatic defrost settings.
  • Stylish silver design.
  • Five different power levels.
  • Clock & digital timer.

Russell Hobbs RHM2017 Reviews

At the time of writing, the Russell Hobbs RHM2017 microwave has a strong average rating on review sites. This shows most reviewers are happy with their purchase – although it’s certainly not the highest rating for microwaves in this category.

Some of the positive comments from reviewers include that it provides excellent value for money, looks great in the kitchen and is easy to use. This last point is important – many modern microwaves have so many features that they become complicated to use.

There are, however, some negative comments. One reviewer mentions that the RHM2017 started to rust after just a year, although this seems to be an isolated problem. Other negative reviews include that it has a relatively small turntable and doesn’t seem to cook as fast as other 800W microwaves.

Russell Hobbs RHM2017 Conclusion and Rating

The Russell Hobbs RHM2017 silver microwave is a solid model that provides a good balance between price and functionality. While it isn’t the fastest cooking 800W microwave, nor the most spacious 20L model, most reviewers have given it a high rating – especially when it comes to value for money. For that reason, we’ve awarded it 3.5 stars.

Review Summary

Product: Russell Hobbs RHM2017 Microwave
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Date Published: 09/14/2015
3.5 / 5 stars
Russell Hobbs RHM2017
Russell Hobbs RHM2017

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