Russell Hobbs Compact Microwave
|Product Dimensions||36 x 44 x 26 cm; 11 Kilograms|
|Volume Capacity||20 litres|
|Power / Wattage||800 watts|
|Item Weight||11 kg|
The Russell Hobbs is a stylish digital microwave. It comes with a handy digital clock and pre-set function, allowing you keep track of the time and know exactly when your food will be ready.
This attractive appliance also has impressive functionality with 800 watts of microwave power. For peace of mind about safety, the RHM2076 comes with a child safety lock option preventing young children from being able to open the microwave door while in use.
The Russell Hobbs has a 20 litre cavity capacity, which comfortably fits a standard dinner plate and the glass turn-table is removable for easy cleaning. With five microwave power levels to choose from, you can tailor your cooking temperature to cook a variety of foods and recipes.
Microwave Hints and Tips
About your Russell Hobbs microwave
Microwave ovens do not generate any heat themselves but instead cause water molecules in food to vibrate. This vibration produces heat that cooks the food. This is why your food will come out of the microwave piping hot, when your utensils inside the microwave stay much cooler.
Microwaves cannot go through metal, so the inside of the appliance is lined with metal. The door is lined with a fine metal mesh which stops microwaves getting through.
Avoid using scouring pads, steel wool or other abrasives. Warm soapy water and a sponge should get rid of all moisture and food spillages.
How to get the best cooking results
With 5 microwave power levels to choose from, you can ensure all your food is cooked or re-heated to the perfect temperature.
This microwave has automatic defrost settings, all you have to do is input the weight of the food, and the microwave selects the ideal defrost time.
Auto Cook Menus
The RHM2076’s also features pre-programmed auto cook menus such as pizza, fish and popcorn, allowing you to cook all your favourite food at the push of a button.
Hints and tips
To avoid any microwave mishaps it is recommended to take extra care with the following:
Low moisture foods (eg. cereals, bagels, dried pasta, pulses and chocolate)
– These must be cooked on a low power level for a very short length of time, or preferably not at all.
High sugar content foods (eg. jams, syrups)
– These foods can become easily ‘super-heated’ when cooked in a microwave oven.
Foods containing alcohol
– Foods with an alcohol content must not be cooked in a microwave as they could ignite.
Foods with a membrane or outer skin (eg. fruits, sausages, potatoes)
– Food with a sealed or none porous skin must be pierced to allow pressure and steam to escape.
M. jackson –
I got this 20 litre version to replace a 23 litre version so it is decidedly smaller but I have no problems with anything fitting inside. In fact I like it better than the larger model because it doesn’t dominate the kitchen like the old one did. The waveguard cover is plastic ( card on the old one ) which makes it easy to clean.There is a slight disadvantage to this black model because the inside is dark to check if it needs cleaning but this is minor.Controls are pretty standard and straightforward (though I don’t like the trend to flush fitting buttons which don’t feel as secure as they used to ) and it is a pleasure to use.
Anonymous Customer –
Bought for when my 15 year old Russell Hobbs 23l 900watt machine needs retiring due to the paint starting to crack and also rust under the turntable. (Used to microwave rice, which got hot and steamy so don’t do that any more) So only tested the new one before keeping it for when the old one dies. The smaller size and reduced power is fine for me. I measured standby power at 0.5watts with the clock on compared with 1.9watts for the old. I used to turn the old one off at mains when not in use so not sure if still will do. Despite some reviews, it has all the features you would expect like “multi-sequence” cooking e.g defrost first then cook etc. and even delayed start at set clock time. When cooking (with the internal light on) you can see inside just as well as other microwaves. Setting the timer to cook couldn’t be easier or quicker, just turn the dial to whatever duration you like and click start. Opening and closing is perfect on my worktop – no need to put fingerprints anywhere other than the handle. It seems slightly quieter than the older one.
Ailsa Rutherford –
Took a bit to get used to it, but now I have its great & fast. Powerful compared to my previous microwave. It’s quite small though. Both width & height. Do check before you buy. I also find it difficult to keep the mirror type finish spotless & smudge free. I think I read some tips on other reviews, must try them out!
Amazon Customer –
Just check your sized plates + make sure they are not squared and you’ll be fine good product. Posted some information on the box for anyone interested.
Looks great and a quality item. Learnt early on that to wipe all the inevitable marks and finger prints off it – just use a damp cloth and buff with a tea towel. Cleaning products leave smears
This is our second Russell Hobbs we have ordered for office use, so used frequently. Our previous was only replaced after some rust set in under the glas plate area after a few years. The microwave was still working however without issues. Delivered speedily and easy to use.
Asolutely love Russell Hobbs, their kitchen appliances never disaapoint. The microwave came in a easy to remove packaging, was able to have this connected in a matter of minutes. The sleek black/dark coloured theme design fits well, giving a very modern look. The usuability is also fantastic, the dial to adjust the timer has been delightful to use, unlike some microwaves i’ve seen out there, this allows for very small increments of 5 secs, giving a great degree of control over how long you’ll live to microwave your food etc.
Amazon Customer –
So pleased we bought this – really easy to use and looks so sleek. For all those trying to work out whether a microwave steriliser for baby bottles will fit inside – the 25.5cm turntable will fit a 27cm width microwave steriliser kit! I couldn’t find this information anywhere online.
This is a great microwave, heats up food perfect, looks great and has clear instructions. I would certainly recommend.
Kira Lambert –
Okay. I’m a simple person with simple needs and this microwave goes a little above and beyond. Don’t get me wrong, it does the trick and does it well, but keep in mind when it arrives that you should, under no circumstances, throw away the instructions. Study and protect those sacred texts with your life, and keep them close at hand for when you inevitably need them because that day will come sooner than you think.Also I never thought I’d miss the wee button that opens the door? Odd aside but just something that surprised me about myself.