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Russell Hobbs Classic

Russell Hobbs Classic

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    2.2 (17)
  • Value for Money
    1.7 (19)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    2.4 (15)
  • Even Toasting Yes (3) · No (15)
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BarryC
BarryCMelbourne
  • 3 reviews
  • 8 likes

Seems fine.

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Purchased in at The Good Guys for $59.

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MICHAEL T.
MICHAEL T.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

Pure crap, do not bother

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The cheapest toaster on the market would outdo this piece of rubbish. Do yourself a favour and keep those extra dollars in your pocket, this expensive piece of crap should be taken off the market!!!!!

Purchased in at The Good Guys for $80.

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Maggie
Maggie
  • 13 reviews
  • 6 likes

Product doesn’t live up to name

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Brought s gorgeous fawn/beige 4slice toaster, so disappointed it cooks unevenly doesn’t pop up when ready, have it on 3 toast isn’t even cooked put it on 4 same not happy

Purchased in for $70.

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NJ94
NJ94Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 13 reviews
  • 6 likes

Lovely unit

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I've seen the bad reviews on this but disagree with them. I reckon this is a top unit. I was after a toaster to replace my Delonghi which cooked unevenly and died after just 2 years. My experience with this one is that it cooks quickly and evenly. I'm finding the dial that you use to select how much you want your bread toasted a bit tricky but note that you have to run it hard at first to 'cure' the elements. That aside this is one of the best, and most even cooking toasters I've had. 5 out of 5.

Purchased in for $49.95.

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Lory
LoryMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 22 reviews
  • 12 likes

Rubbish. On the third one and still rubbish

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The title says it all. The toasted is rubbish. Russell Hobbs as a whole is rubbish. Bought this toaster for my mum as present, the first one with in a week of use kept making a loud sound then popping back as soon as you put the bread down. So took it back, second one did the exact same! Took it back again, third one is now doing the same after about a year of use. It has never toasted evenly or quickly. Nothing we have had Russell Hobbs has been good. Its Going in the bin and will never even look at the brand again

Purchased at The Good Guys.

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Magwaggi
MagwaggiIllawarra, NSW
  • 6 reviews

OUR OLD ONE WAS SUPERIOR

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We had a Russell Hobbs for about 6 years before we needed to replace it. RH, of course. Well, no, definitely not like our old one. Thought it was a one-off that the first time in the morning the toast was perfect - after that the bread was just warmed. Decided this wasn't good for us, so swapped it for another RH. No, the same is happening with this one. We've tried to put up with it, but it's not a cheap toaster, and we thought we were paying for quality. No. Sorry, RH, you have lost another customer.

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Rachel E.
Rachel E.Wide Bay-Burnett, QLD
  • 2 reviews

It's great if you like your toast burnt at the edges and soft in the middle!

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The lever to put it down works only if you push it down very slowly and hard, so 9/10 times it just pops back up. The toaster gets very hot all over, so hot it would cause burns, my $10 kmart toaster didn't even do that. Also, it burns the edges of toast before it would even lightly toast the middle, the house smelled like burnt toast each time we used it.

Purchased in for $50.

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Jan_Goodman
Jan_GoodmanGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 6 reviews
  • 1 like

nothing like my old Russell Hobbs toaster

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When my 5yo toaster started tripping the power switch I didn't hesitate to replace it with another Russell Hobbs. From the very first use I knew it was more like a cheap and nasty toaster. It feels 'tinny', set off the smoke detector and didn't toast the bread nicely. Now I'm looking for someone to fix the old one.

To Russell Hobbs: whatever you did to this design, undo it while you still have a small piece of your reputation intact.

Purchased in at The Good Guys for $49.

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Michael
Michael
  • 5 reviews

Short circuits my circuit breaker

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Purchased for $56 from spotlight. Never been able to fully toast anything, as it trips the circuit breaker In my apartment after 10 seconds. On the specs I’ve noticed it runs at 2200-2400 watts when Australia standards are below 1200.
I am taking back to get a refund as I bought a home brand Kmart toaster to test my power points and it toasts perfectly.. shame on russel Hobbs brand as I bought the toaster to compliment the great kettle I have in that brand.

Purchased in at Spotlight for $56.

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Moona1
Moona1Central West, NSW

Very disappointing product.

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Purchased in at Mitre 10 for $59.99.

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Phil M
Phil MGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 11 reviews
  • 12 likes

How not to make a toaster!

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Initially it seemed OK, although odd that you needed to set it almost the maximum to get the toast brown. It was fairly quick, so seemed fine. But then using it again a couple of minutes later it popped up after 1m10s and was not very brown at all. Set it to the maximum of 6 and tried again, and after 1m20s it popped up, barely any browner. Every time I tried this I got the same result, first time fine, second time would not go long enough.

So many challenges to find a good, reliable toaster, how is it so hard to get right?!

Purchased in at The Good Guys for $49.95.

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Doreenrunner
DoreenrunnerMelbourne
  • 51 reviews
  • 35 likes

Works quick

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Bread came golden toasted very quick in setting 2, excellent replacement value for money for a 4 slice machine. Like the brushed metal finish and comes with 2 year warranty.

Purchased in at Big W for $59.

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Karen S.
Karen S.
  • 9 reviews
  • 6 likes

Most disappointing toaster I have ever purchased.

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Really uneven toasting of bread. One side burnt the other side hardly cooked. We tried to remedy the problem by defrosting bread but now turn the bread around to even the toasting out. It has nice deep and wide slots. It is not the cheapest two slice toaster available at around 50.00. I dismissed that something shorted out our power board when I was using this toaster but reconsidered because someone else mentioned it shorting out their power, which I strongly suspect happened to us.

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TinToy
TinToyMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 9 reviews
  • 17 likes

A finger burning toaster

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This toaster is unsafe. It fails to lift the toast of whatever size or shape clear of the top opening and consequently it is rarely possible to retrieve the toast without your fingers touching the hot metal. It might be a classic design but the lifting mechanism is weak and definitely not fit for its intended job

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CHANDRA
CHANDRABridgeman Downs
  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Stopped working within 2 years ...throw away

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Worked well until it died in less than 2 years . These days one cannot buy anything that lasts more than a few years , and this machine was no different I suppose

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Michael O.
Michael O.asked
Classic 2 Slice

what are the dimensions of the slots. is the slot 17 cm long?

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gordy
gordyasked
Classic 2 Slice

How do i get the toaster to toast to the timer? i put bread in it comes out good i put second lot of bread in it comes out under done, put third lot of bread in comes out burnt

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Mumma_bear86
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I usually set the timer lower and if i feel the toast needs some more browning i put it in for a second time and just stand and wait (getting my butter ready on my knife) until i think it looks brown enough.

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