The Russell Hobbs Halogen Oven, 11 Litre capacity ( smaller than average) and with the extender ring this goes to 16 Litres.
Its electrical rating was 1400 watts. The build quality looked faultless at first, however it was too easy when using the extender ring to mis seat the lid – the heater unit , so that it was unsafe and if not spotted, would possibly fall off or fall through the extender ring. Reviewers using the product over a period reported that the dial settings wore off quickly , even if only wiping with a cloth. The Temperature settings went from 125′ to 250’C which is the usual range of our reviews. The timer was 60 minutes
As long as you are aware of these few drawbacks, the unit will perform well . The Russell Hobbs brand has been let down a little with this model, the manufacturer is Spectrum Brands.
We gave the Russell Hobbs Halogen a 3/5 rating overall
6 thoughts on “Russell Hobbs Halogen Oven”
I have had a Russell Hobbs halogen oven since January this year and am immensely pleased with it, always cooks to perfection and is well used by the family.
HOWEVER I am very irritated with the quality of the display numbers on both dials, they have almost rubbed off we only use mild detergent and not aggressive in our cleaning, name= Russell Hobbs also worn off. I may be sound very fussy but I look after my Kitchen appliances and like them to look as good as the day I bought them.
Hi Marion, yes i’ve seen some of the quality issues for myself, on several different models, it is unfortunately part of our throwaway culture, even if a new pair of control knobs are ordered, I doubt they would have been altered in production to be any more robust. Part of the problem is that the far east factories rush into production of new models so fast it becomes impossible to even stock spare parts for all but the most expensive models, so many are thrown away for want of parts costing only pennies….. It irritates me too !
I was thrilled with this as I cant use an ordinary oven restricted mobility.
First all the numbers were rubbing off.
then it got a bit noisey.
then two white sparks and oh no : ( it’s not working the light no longer comes on.
I really miss it and wonder if it can be repaired, also is it worth it?
Oh dear! Not what anybody wants to happen. The sparks is most likely the lamp element blowing. I know several people have asked me about noise, mine is the Andrew James model that I highly recommend on these pages and I had a Supermarket brand model a couple of years ago, both have been very quiet and reliable, but it sounds like the motor is rumbling as well as the element failure, probably best to start again. Any competent electrical repair shop can replace the element and it should be a reasonable cost, but when the motor is also suspect, I have to say its time for a new one.
just brought a russell hobbs Halogen Oven 18537
when it cooks the main light goes on and off
is it meant to do that?
Halogens use a thermostatically controlled heater. It maintains the temperature you set by turning on and off. Some newer models also vary fan speed to do the same thing. So YES! its working fine. Hope you enjoy your new purchase