Russell Hobbs RHM2076B Digital Microwave Review

By  Enda

My UK Review of the Russell Hobbs RHM2076B Digital Microwave

The Russell Hobbs RHM2076B Digital Microwave is one of the highest rated microwave ovens, that is currently available on the UK marketplace. Buyers have bought this oven in its thousands. Overall they rate it highly with an 88% buyer satisfaction rating, which we will discuss in more detail later.

The RRP of this microwave is £79.99, but if you search around, you should be able to find it as cheap as £60.  Please note that this is a digital microwave.  

It has a black housing with a silver mirror style finished door. It is a microwave designed for everyday use, and it has a 20 litre capacity, with 800 watts of power.

Please note this is available in two colours. The black one has the model number ​RHM2076B and the silver model has the model number RHM2076S.

Black RHM2076B Microwave

Russell Hobbs RHM2076B Digital Microwave Review

Silver RHM2076S Microwave

Russell Hobbs RHM2076B Digital Microwave Silver

How do Buyers Rate the RHM2076B Model?

It is always important to read reviews before buying anything. This Microwave is something you will use every day. That makes it even more important, so as you can know you are buying the right one for your needs.

Buyer Review Summary

We have read a lot of reviews about this Russll Hobbs model, and then summarised those below. Hopefully you will find that useful​. The first illustration shows the percentage of stars, given to the product, by actual real life buyers. They scored the product out of a maximum of 5 stars.

8 %
4 %
4 %

You can see from the above figures that 6 out of 10 buyers rate this Russell Hobbs microwave as a 5 star choice. That is of a good rating rating, and should assure you these are good quality. 84% rate it as a 4 star or higher.

However with 4% giving this only a single star,we will still have a look and find out why, that might be the case.

Russell Hobbs RHM2076B

Pros & Cons of the RHM2076B Microwave

Below we have captured what buyers actually said. This includes all buyers as we like to keep our reviews balanced. Even though only 4 out of every 100 buyers rated this microwave as a 1 star product, we always like to find out why. 


  • This is an 800 watt microwave with a 20 litre capacity
  • It has a very nice appearance, and is available in either black or silver.
  • This oven has all the main features and also has pre-programmed auto cook menus for making food such as pizzas and fish
  • Buyers agreed that it was a very modern looking microwave
  • Ideal for a couple or a small family
  • Very easy to operate


  • Some buyers thought the cable was too short
  • Some said it was not powerful enough
  • A couple said it stopped working

Those who gave this microwave a 1 star rating were simply just very disappointed. They thought it was not powerful enough, and a few said it stopped working, with two buyers stating that it went on fire. They did get the microwave replaced when this happened.

The majority though thought is did what is is supposed to, looked really well and was easy enough to use. It may have taken a little time to get used to the controls, but once they understood those, it was plain sailing from there.

Video Review (UK) of the Russell Hobbs Microwave RHM2076B

Just below I have included a video review of this popular microwave oven.

Russell Hobbs Digital Microwave Specification

  • A really stylish appearance and has a digital clock and timer display, and available in either black or dilver
  • 20 Litre capacity
  • Can defrost frozen food by weight
  • Uses 800 watts of power
  • Has some useful auto-cook menus
  • 5 different power levels
  • Has a child lock feature
  • Measures 44 x 25.8 x 35.9 cm
  • Weighs 11 Kg
  • The glass turntable measures 25.5 cm in diameter

Our Verdict on the Russell Hobbs RHM2076B

The 4.4 out of 5 star buyer rating is about right for this one. It is well rated by buyers.  I believe it also sells quite a lot because of the great looking style, and that it does the basics really well and has a good brand name. If you can get it closer to the price point of £60, then I think you have a good deal.

Personally at the RRP of £79.99 I would not buy this one, but if I could find it cheaper, then yes.

The only thing that puts us off highly recommending a product, is if we find a number of legitimate poor ratings. There were 4% of these, and that would not put us off purchasing this particular model.

Overall this one has an 88% satisfaction rating, which is very good. It has a nice range of features as well, and can do all the basics and more.

If this is not the microwave for you, then check out our top 10 list of microwave ovens by clicking here.  This one does what it says on the tin, and at the lower price does represent good value for money.

It is also currently the best selling microwave oven in the UK, so clearly plenty of buyers make this one their number one choice. The good thing about this one is that it can easily handle a normal sized dinner plate, and that is ideal, especially for reheating.


I enjoy cooking and love using a whole variety of small kitchen appliances. On this website, I review many of the best kitchen gadgets that are fun to own, and even more fun to use.

Enda McLarnon

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