Russell Hobbs RHM3003B 30 Litre Black Digital Microwave With Grill & Convection £74.99 @ Amazon
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Russell Hobbs RHM3003B 30 Litre Black Digital Microwave With Grill & Convection £74.99 @ Amazon

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Found 24th May 2015
Was looking for a new microwave as our old faithful is on the blink. I came across this Russell Hobbs Grill/Convection/Combo one on Amazon. It's the cheapest it's ever been on Amazon and the next cheapest I could find it is £114 @ Asda.

Gets really good reviews everywhere.

This stylish large capacity 30 litre Russell Hobbs Microwave comes in black housing and features a modern mirrored door finish
Cooking meals for family and friends or reheating large plates of food becomes simple and easy with 900 watts of microwave
The true fan assisted oven acts exactly the same as a conventional oven which gives you the option of an extra cooking facility, for large dinner parties and family gatherings
The combination aspect enables you to combine microwave energy, a grill, and convection heating (fan assisted) so you can heat, roast, crisp and brown. Ideal for cooking lasagnes, pizzas, baked potatoes and cottage pies.
This microwave has a 31.5cm wide removable glass turntable and a stainless steel interior for easy cleaning. It also has weight and time defrost settings a child safety lock and a simple, functional control panel, including clock and digital timer. It comes complete with a grill rack and baking tray, giving everything you need to use every function of this combination microwave.

30 litre capacity

900W microwave

1100W grill

2500W convection

True fan assisted oven

5 microwave power levels

Auto cook menus

Clock & digital timer

31.5cm glass turntable

Black housing & mirror finish door

External Dimensions (HxWxD) 335mm x 520mm x 510mm

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Original Poster

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Can't wait to take a peek at the new microwave

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Hot find, deeky.
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Deal of the year
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We changed to a 3 in 1 from a standard microwave a couple of years ago and I can honestly say we would never go back! In fact we hardly use our 'big' oven, especially during the week. If you need a new microwave I would definitely suggest getting something like this.

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Chanchi32

Can't wait to take a peek at the new microwave



Out. Ta.

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Interesting and informative review on Amazon

49 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Flawed Product?
By D. G. Corbey on 8 Mar. 2013
Colour Name: White
Russell Hobbs 30L Digital Microwave with Grill & Convection Black RHM3003B. It seemed like a nice combination oven, looked nice seemed to have all the functions, but be warned.

1. The combination function is a joke. As an example if you set to Microwave and Convection cook, you cannot set the power of the Microwave or temperature of the convection. This effectively means you are cooking blind, especially as the user guide does not give any information at all about the temperatures being used or the power of the microwave being applied. Russel Hobbs engineer reply was it was mid range, whatever that means. A true combination oven should allow a range of microwave powers and convection temperatures for different foods.

2. The convection function on my oven looks like it's working fine, the indicators show all the right temperatures are being achieved, but it wasn't cooking food properly. I tested the oven with an accurate thermocouple probe in the centre of the oven space. The results at 200C were an average of 160C and at 230C (its maximum temperature), the oven reached a maximum of 192 and a minimum of 172 with an average temperature during cooking of 182.

This means the oven is so far under temperature that it does not cook food properly and certain foods would be impossible to cook correctly even at maximum temperature. If you cooked a product that should be at 180C and set the oven accordingly for a the required time, you would actually be cooking at around 140C, this is a LOT lower than you would expect. it also means that the unknown "combination" preset would be cooking at a very low temperature as would all the other combination quick functions.

I'm sending the oven back as it's a product not fit for purpose and certainly to call it a true combination oven is a stretch too far. The lack of any real ability as a convection oven, makes this a VERY expensive microwave. It's a "do not buy" from me, I am shocked at the positive reviews on the web, but after reading them realise they do not generally refer to use as a combination or as a convection oven. It seems the owners may have reviewed them very quickly and having only performed a few functions.

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crazyhorse69

Interesting and informative review on Amazon49 of 54 people found the … Interesting and informative review on Amazon49 of 54 people found the following review helpfulFlawed Product?By D. G. Corbey on 8 Mar. 2013Colour Name: WhiteRussell Hobbs 30L Digital Microwave with Grill & Convection Black RHM3003B. It seemed like a nice combination oven, looked nice seemed to have all the functions, but be warned.1. The combination function is a joke. As an example if you set to Microwave and Convection cook, you cannot set the power of the Microwave or temperature of the convection. This effectively means you are cooking blind, especially as the user guide does not give any information at all about the temperatures being used or the power of the microwave being applied. Russel Hobbs engineer reply was it was mid range, whatever that means. A true combination oven should allow a range of microwave powers and convection temperatures for different foods.2. The convection function on my oven looks like it's working fine, the indicators show all the right temperatures are being achieved, but it wasn't cooking food properly. I tested the oven with an accurate thermocouple probe in the centre of the oven space. The results at 200C were an average of 160C and at 230C (its maximum temperature), the oven reached a maximum of 192 and a minimum of 172 with an average temperature during cooking of 182.This means the oven is so far under temperature that it does not cook food properly and certain foods would be impossible to cook correctly even at maximum temperature. If you cooked a product that should be at 180C and set the oven accordingly for a the required time, you would actually be cooking at around 140C, this is a LOT lower than you would expect. it also means that the unknown "combination" preset would be cooking at a very low temperature as would all the other combination quick functions.I'm sending the oven back as it's a product not fit for purpose and certainly to call it a true combination oven is a stretch too far. The lack of any real ability as a convection oven, makes this a VERY expensive microwave. It's a "do not buy" from me, I am shocked at the positive reviews on the web, but after reading them realise they do not generally refer to use as a combination or as a convection oven. It seems the owners may have reviewed them very quickly and having only performed a few functions.



You've murdered my deal

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twitwoo

Hot find, deeky.


LOL

Heat added deeky, nice find

It's actually showing as £63.21 now! heat added. I personally chose the daewoo one at £79.99 though the other day when it was £69.99.

daffers

Deal of the year


You look sooo good daffers

twitwoo

Hot find, deeky.


Is that you tawney in the kitchen saying omg oO Time to get a nice new microwave I think
Edited by: "summerof76" 24th May 2015

deeky

You've murdered my deal


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deeky

You've murdered my deal


how is he managing to not blink oO

RH brand will cease to exist soon. Horrific quality issues. No wonder prices coming down of all their products

Original Poster

Down to £63.74 now. 12 in stock. Just called them and they refunded my £11

Original Poster

10 left. Hurry up!

Original Poster

NickyOhMG

It's actually showing as £63.21 now! heat added. I personally chose the … It's actually showing as £63.21 now! heat added. I personally chose the daewoo one at £79.99 though the other day when it was £69.99.


Thanks for letting me know X)

Original Poster

Roll up, roll up. Last two going begging.

now 130 pounds

Original Poster

hannibaluk1

now 130 pounds


Yeah, looks like they're sold out but you can still order at £63.74 under 'other buying options' for delivery in 1-2 months although whenever I've ordered OOS stuff from Amazon it's always arrived much sooner than they advertised.

Well, regardless of the odd negative review, it is certainly a good deal. I guess you could get a decent sized pizza in there. Can anyone recommend any potential alternatives?

deeky

Yeah, looks like they're sold out but you can still order at £63.74 under … Yeah, looks like they're sold out but you can still order at £63.74 under 'other buying options' for delivery in 1-2 months although whenever I've ordered OOS stuff from Amazon it's always arrived much sooner than they advertised.



Aye i ordered a light fitting back in December. It turned up in march and i'd completely forgotten about it, i thought it had been delivered to wrong house at first!

I've got a combo microwave (a large Sharp one) and they're very handy, though I've been too "scared" to try the grilling option (you get special raised circular grills to put inside, but the ensuing fat that would drip onto the turntable - something that never gets mentioned in the instructions - just would put me off having to clean each time).

One tip: buy some Teflon sheets (Amazon have them) big enough to cut into a rough circle (actually a few bits that stick out are good to grip onto when removing it) the size of your turntable and then throw your food onto it before putting it into the microwave without a plate. I find that if you cook - particularly in convection mode - using a plate, some foods stick to the plate - very little sticks to Teflon sheets and if something does, it scrapes off easily and is dishwasher friendly too.

poinsy

Well, regardless of the odd negative review, it is certainly a good deal. … Well, regardless of the odd negative review, it is certainly a good deal. I guess you could get a decent sized pizza in there. Can anyone recommend any potential alternatives?



Yes, but the odd negative review in particular the one I found is not been negative just for the sake of it. It points out some very good facts about the oven features been well below par (cooking at much lower temperatures than what you think your are cooking at) potentially resulting in food not been cooked correctly.

A good deal isn't just about the price, it's a combination of factors, if something doesn't work as it's supposed to then I think you have to take that into consideration as well.

I haven't voted either way.

crazyhorse69

Yes, but the odd negative review in particular the one I found is not … Yes, but the odd negative review in particular the one I found is not been negative just for the sake of it. It points out some very good facts about the oven features been well below par (cooking at much lower temperatures than what you think your are cooking at) potentially resulting in food not been cooked correctly.A good deal isn't just about the price, it's a combination of factors, if something doesn't work as it's supposed to then I think you have to take that into consideration as well.I haven't voted either way.

I guess I would have to disagree with you on what constitutes a 'deal'. I think this is a good deal, especially if you were already on the lookout for this specific model. There are also reviews praising its dual functions.

I personally vote on whether I consider something a deal based on price, and then let the reader do their own checks, as it can get quite subjective. But, that's the beauty of this site. I find more useful information on here than reviews, which are sometimes fake.

Original Poster

crazyhorse69

Yes, but the odd negative review in particular the one I found is not … Yes, but the odd negative review in particular the one I found is not been negative just for the sake of it. It points out some very good facts about the oven features been well below par (cooking at much lower temperatures than what you think your are cooking at) potentially resulting in food not been cooked correctly.A good deal isn't just about the price, it's a combination of factors, if something doesn't work as it's supposed to then I think you have to take that into consideration as well.I haven't voted either way.



I appreciate that the reviewer you quoted didn't make the review for the fun of it, but there are almost 100 reviews, mostly positive, and a quick look doesn't show any others saying the same thing. Maybe the reviewer had a faulty one?


Edited by: "deeky" 24th May 2015

Wow that looks like one nice microwave

Shame I missed out

deeky

Down to £63.74 now. 12 in stock. Just called them and they refunded my … Down to £63.74 now. 12 in stock. Just called them and they refunded my £11




deeky

10 left. Hurry up!




deeky

Roll up, roll up. Last two going begging.



Blimey deek, thought I'd switched over to Price Drop TV X)

vics219

Wow that looks like one nice microwave :DShame I missed out



I don't need one but I need one X)

Isn't Russell Hobbs one of those brands that don't really exist any more? Any old manufacturer can use the logo as long as they pay a fee.

Original Poster

jhw

Isn't Russell Hobbs one of those brands that don't really exist any more? … Isn't Russell Hobbs one of those brands that don't really exist any more? Any old manufacturer can use the logo as long as they pay a fee.



Dunno tbh. I didn't go that far into it. I just saw the microwave at a good price compared to other places and thought I'd share it.

jhw

Isn't Russell Hobbs one of those brands that don't really exist any more? … Isn't Russell Hobbs one of those brands that don't really exist any more? Any old manufacturer can use the logo as long as they pay a fee.



They're part of spectrum brands:

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I've found their customer service to be really good tbf.

I have this microwave, and have had to send two units back for a replacement.

On both units, the turntable motor started making a terrible grinding noise. The buttons are very cheap and require a large amount of force to press. And finally, it is frustrating not being able to set the temperature when using combination modes such as grill + convection.

The only good things about it are its size and its appearance, but I wouldn't buy it again.

deeky

I appreciate that the reviewer you quoted didn't make the review for the … I appreciate that the reviewer you quoted didn't make the review for the fun of it, but there are almost 100 reviews, mostly positive, and a quick look doesn't show any others saying the same thing. Maybe the reviewer had a faulty one?



A quick look shows more reviews saying the same thing - food not cooking properly at the correct temparature.

Amazon Reviews

Got rid of our microwave after it broke and haven't looked back. Don't even miss it

Cheers guys. ordered one...

Original Poster

Back to £74.99 now
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