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Russell Hobbs 4443BSS

Russell Hobbs 4443BSS (page 3 of 3)

3.4 from 51 reviews

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  • 4 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Good little cooker


I bought mine used from eBay and have only cooked with it twice but it works nicely. I usually heat the insert with hot water first so it saves time heating up. I find that the 3.5L is great for one person and I usually get 3 meals from it.


mjm39Pohangina, New Zealand

not a good buy complete waste of space


This product is totally useless. Takes far too long to cook anything. After fourteen hours my shin on bone and vegetables along with barley split peas etc soup it still was not cooked. Then put it on high for a further two hours and finally the meat came away from the bone. The corned silverside took twelve hours and it was only 1.2kg. My okl one cooked these things in far less time. Unfortunately whilst it has a 2 year warranty I bought it twelve months ago and cannot find the Briscoes receipt. Will have to take a chance and hope they will give me a refund. Do not want another one of these. Will never buy Russell Hobbs again. Cannot get the black insert completely clean, leaves a white patch. Totally disappointing.

Dial is of poor quality


The RH slow cooker is slower than other brands to cook. It doesn't burn the food (plus). But the tiny plastic dial is too flimsy and cracks. This has happend 2x. One at 3 months one at 13 months. The two year product warranty is better than other brands (such as Breville who only offer 12 months).

Only lasted a month


Bought one of these Russell Hobbs just a month ago and has been used 3 times. Put some meat in this morning and it still wasn't done for dinner tonight, when I went to check it was stone cold. Useless brand will be going back to the shop tomorrow.

Had a George Foreman for 6'years prior to this one and am very disappointed that I bought a good brand and it only worked for a couple of weeks.

Great product but substandard parts


Love slow cookers and the whole concept of coming home to a meal - use them a lot during the week as we are working parents, but I've had three of them now, and all have cracked their bowls. I won't be going back to purchase a Russell Hobbs again.


shanexu3Perth, WA

  • 115 reviews

Avoid this product if you own expensive bench tops



niki27Matamata, New Zealand

  • 2 reviews



I had one of their big slow cookers and it was awesome. I assumed when I bought this that it would be just a smaller version, but it's not. Something that would take 8 hours on low in the large one was still not cooked to the same stage after 12 hours on high in this one. It's a waste of time, as there aren't enough hours in the day to cook in it!!
Size and shape
Cooking takes forever

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Wolf 1515
Wolf 1515

I use this slow cooker on an average of once aweek and I find it to be brilliant, easy clean and cooks the food evenly. I have no problems with it at all and would totally recommend it


Jodie_RoseSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 6 reviews

Great product!


Good quality, cooks meals perfectly, does not overheat like alot of other brands! Stylish looks - fits in with my other stainless steel looking appliaces
reliable, cooks well, safe product
Even on high I've found it takes longer to cook meals than other slow cookers

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I agree. Mine takes at least twice as long and that's on high


Aly29WA, 6148

  • 4 reviews
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I don't mind cooking now


I love cooking with the slow cooker whether its a casserole or roast meat. Everything tastes better when I put it in the slow cooker. It may take a while to cook (4-8 hours depending on your setting) but you can prepare it the night before and pop it on before work or at lunch time if your home to just serve up when its time for dinner. My kids are high maintenance around dinner preparation time so it takes the stress out of meeting their needs and getting dinner on the table. I would recommend this to anyone, just wish we had a larger one but if you do get a small one and are cooking roast meat you can cover in foil and it cooks just as well.
reliable, easy cleaning, time saver



it does a great job when new but overall it is made from cheap parts of low quality - you get what you pay for
great cooker
cheap and nasty parts - had it less than a year - lid handle is broken and control knob is broken

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Yep cheap & nasty..used once & base & side of ceramic bowl cracked while cooking meal-can't use again & not offered a replacement -has 13 months warranty left on it-poor service



  • 13 reviews



This is the greates slow cooker i ever found. It has a great capacity (3.5 L) which enable you to cook large meals. Even you can cook small meals since the shape is qunique. But I like if the shape is mor round since.
you can cook soups. curry and even milk- rice.
One disadvantage is you have to rinceaway the bowl straight after use. This does not allow to keep the leftover for a longer time.
You can cook many recepies with this (My grandma loves it).
Easy to use
Quality lid which fits nicely to the body
Different options of heat
Heavy interior
Shape is not atractive

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Questions & Answers

Chris G

Chris Gasked

Will inner ceramic dish fit inside a microwave oven so you can bring it up to cooking temperature quickly?

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John Baker

John Bakerasked

I have a 4443BSS & want to cook corned beef. I have had no luck with cooking on low. Have decided to try on high. How long should I cook a 1.5 kg price ?

1 answer

Hi John, I have always cooked Corn Beef in Water and it is an hour per kilo

Miche'le A

Miche'le Aasked

I have the 7ltr and have had 1 kg of stewing steak chopped and 4 lambs kidneys also chopped in it with stock and the bowl is approximately half full. The plan was to be had for dinner tonight. Well this slow cooker warms but after being on high for 6 hours my meals isn't cooked, not to the steak and kidney casserole standard I wanted. I had this problem the other time I used it to cook corned beef, 8 hours later it still wasn't cooked. Ideas please. I have had it 18 months, dont have the receipt and have only used it twice.
Very disappointed in this.

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CategorySlow Cookers
Price (RRP) $59.00
Cooking Bowl MaterialCeramic
Removable CordNo
Searing FunctionNo
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
Release dateFeb 2009

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  • GTIN13: 9327327001833
  • MPN: RHB-4443BSS

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