cheap and nasty
piece of junk! under powered on first use, didn't use it again for 6 months after that. second time i used it it failed (motor or gearing) absolute waste of money this land fill item. will never buy a russell hobbs item again. better off buying a much cheaper piece of junk. spewing i thru the receipt away
- Stick Mixer RHSM650
- Verified purchase
Great addition to the kitchen
Easy to use, not weighty in the hand. You are able to whisk, chop and mix all with one tool.
Comes with 2 mini chopper bowls, although i havent used the smaller of the 2.
Whisk feels a bit flimsy & can only be used for light whisking. Otherwise good unit for price.
Motor died twice
Been through two of these. First lasted about 2 months before it stopped. Replaced under warranty. Second lasted about 18 months before it went as well. Both times it worked fine and then when went to use it next time, nothing. Didn't use it alot. Occasional winter soups, fine chopping mushrooms to hide on the kids' pizza and not much else. Definitely nothing demanding. Won't buy this brand again.
Great for value
Fantastic value for money, I frequently use Russell Hobbs 650W Stick Mixer - RHSM650 for my cooking Channel videos and loving it. Grate power and very robust. It is a great buy.
- Stick Mixer RHSM650
- Verified purchase
WARNING: Motor blew up on first use
Very disappointed - bought this because it was on special and the motor blew up on first use! Will have to take it back to the shop for a refund. Credit to Big W, I got refunded without a lot of questions asked. This product is definitely not up to task.
I had a Russell hobbs stick mixer and it lasted for around 5 years, it was great easy to use and blended up everything i wanted. Couldn't ask for a more convenient mixer.
I'm so disappointed with this purchase. I'd read enough decent reviews to make this purchase and its acceptable at blitzing soups or chopping chickpeas for hummus, but if you try to use the beater for buttercream icing- forget about it! Its not up to the job, and because the attachment screws on, it actually unscrews during the mixing process making it impossible to use!!! What a waste of money...
Dissapointed short life span....
I bought my wife a Ronson Can-Do for her 21st birthday in 1964 and has worked well until some of the accessories started to wear out .We decided to update it with what we believed be "a quality Russell Hobbs" equivalent.....boy what a shock .
The Russell Hobbs motor failed after 4 years after using it for about 35 to 40 times in that duration .
I thought it would have lasted 8 to 10 years or am I expecting too much nowadays ??? In all fairness, it did work well when it worked......
I wont buy another Russell Hobbs , I will try to buy parts for the Can-Do on Ebay....
Does the job
I bought this stick mixer on the weekend as I wanted to make some soup with my surplus of tomatoes. I wasn't interested in any fancy attachments its just the stick blender I was after so I didn't want to shell out a lot of $ for one that comes with a multitude of bowls etc. The RH stick blender does the job, it has the sucking issue that all stick blenders have, and of course if you lift it too high you'll get flicked with hot soup, so the usual amount of care is required. Gave me a smooth soup without having to juggle a pot and a standard b...lender. Much easier to clean up as well and the metal shaft means it won't be stained after a few uses like the plastic ones. Good shaft length for using in big pots too and decent weight to the unit.
Lightweight use only - not sure for how much longer though
Bought the mixer just to blitz herbs, biscuits, stale bread, and other small soft elements while cooking. The processor bowl seems to work fine, as does the whisk attachment. The wand blender attachment never really seemed to work with anything else other than liquids in a deep bowl - it either got stuck to the bottom of a bowl, or flung food around the kitchen if it was slightly raised.
The motor seems powerful, but struggles with anything semi-solid. Trying to make fig and date paste for tarts is pushing the stick motor too far. The motor ...started disintegrating and dropping out small plastic pieces not long after we purchased it - I won't use the stick blender for anything other than covered/sealed processing now, it's just too risky in an open bowl. The motor also heats up significantly even with the shortest use. The beaker/tumbler started cracking and splitting wildly after about 9 months, and we very rarely used it. It seems to do most light tasks ok - but only for a short time otherwise the stick becomes too hot to hold to use. I wouldn't buy another - either this brand or another. This was my first and only stick blender, and frankly it has turned me off buying another when it dies. It might only get used every six months now. Fortunately I bought it at nearly half-price at a department store sale.
Terrible longevity, not user friendly
Joining the chorus of bad reviews of this product. Mine lasted little over a year, with very intermittent/light use. Even before the motor died blending a salad dressing of all things (hardly onerous) I found it really difficult to get the blade head on and off the motor unit, and the included chopping blade and pot was totally useless for preparing anything. Really regret not looking at the reviews before buying this one, I've previously had better luck with very cheap stick blenders but am now trying to find something that will hopefully actually last as I hate things going into landfill.
So far so Good, but we'll see as our first one died.
Had one of these that we used once then not again for two years.
When to use it just after warranty expired but it failed right then, only used it that once. Motors don't like to sit around so we dismissed that as bad luck, many reviews suggest otherwise but...
So we happen to find a great price on one and see how it goes, if it lives then great we have spare attachments, if it doesn't I wont be buying Russel Hobbs again.
We have bought a few Russel Hobbs items which were all very good so we are hopeful that our new one has had its problem...
I bought for quick blending so I don't have to set up my big blender every time but it is such a disappointment. It is such a waste of money. It doesn't blend at all. forgot about the hard ones like pepper but the the soft ones like tomatoes. Do not buy it . Stay way! They look fancy but good for nothing.
Died 1 week after warranty expired!
RUBBISH!!! It worked well up to the day it died...one week after the warranty expired! This is typical of electrical items. I am now looking for a heavy duty stick blender. It didn't last anywhere near long enough!!
Perfect small appliance for big Jobs
I had a cheap just to do stick , that couldn't do anything then I got a Russell Hobbs it can Crush Ice and nuts so easily in the mini chopper I had been doing all these by moter and pessel, I didn't realise that Russell Hobbs had such an multimunfuctional stick mixer, and it is made of strong steel as well.and has a 2 year warranty included not all companies offer that long, I have other Russell Hobbs Sunbeam and small Krupps Appliances. I choose them for their strength, power, and multifunctional purpopses and that will last a life time...most of my Kitchen Appliances do and are of good Quality, Brand,where they are made make a big part in my decision, so a Russell Hobbs is a Great Kitchen Appliance to have and use. Try IT not a Cheepy.
Dead after 2-3 years and performed half of promised tasks well
Bought this from Big W in 2013. Wouldn't say 2-3 years is a substantial life cycle and continue to believe these companies don't make 'em like they used to. Would a conspiracy to manufacture parts to last just outside the company and Australian consumer warranty be too farfetched? Right off the bat the motor struggled to whisk or chop denser food items; say a thicker pancake batter, creaming butter and sugar, etc. We predominantly used it to make smoothies after that, which it did well at using frozen berries and banana. Apples, kale you're was...ting your time. The chopper did alright at making homemade hummus and biscuits/nuts for baking bases. Not really a reflection on this brand itself but stick mixers are fantastic for blending soup in the pot, and easy to detach and clean. Shame the longevity wasn't there and will seek another brand to replace this one. Companies really must pick up the responsibility to make sturdier products/motors, offer better warranty and minimise landfill waste. Will look for longer warranties because 1 year isn't telling me you have confidence in your own product.
I was given this as a gift as my previous well-known brand was too difficult to unclip the attachments.
The RH worked well but about 8 months down the track (after limited use) the chopping attachment won't anchor to the spindle. What a useless piece of .........!
I have emailed RH regarding this as I also had a slow cooker which didn't even work on Day One!
Am looking forward to their reply!!!!!!!!!!
someone punch Russell in the head
Piece of crap, the website says"products to make life easier",Always makes more work and more mess. Can't chop ice, top heavy, Perfect gift for someone you don't like , maybe the mother in law. Try putting more thought into making it functional and less into making it pretty, cheap plastic internals. Buy a sunbeam or Braun
Rubbish. Broke the 2nd time we used it
Bought this product expecting it to be good. Our sunbeam one had broken, so thought we would replace with a better product. We were wrong. Plastic broke on blender and won't spin. Handle heats up and can't use it too when using stick blender which is dangerous. Don't buy this product.
Value for money
Mine lasted 2.5years with 3-4 times per week use. I am going to buy a new one for $59 at big W. I had a ba mix before . I thought it was the best because I paid so much but this was as strong. My ba mix lasted about 4 years which , if you compare dollar value, did not give me that much value. While the Russle simply stopped working , bamix had a slow death over time...mind you, nearly $30 for a bamix part if you lose it while dish washing.
My model was 650w. I hope they make them the same.
P.s I never used the attachments.
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