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Russell Hobbs RHMM701B (Black)
Russell Hobbs

  • 69,00 £ / Cheapest Price on Internet

Brand: Russell Hobbs
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  • 30 Dec 2019, Mon
Dangerous Product
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

We have just reported this product as it set on fire whilst switched off and the door closed. The fire was stopped by unplugging the microwave.I wouldn't purchase a microwave like this again. It could of burnt our house down.Prior to it setting on fire, we found it quite tacky. My husband referred to it as a toy microwave as it made an awful 'ping' sound when it had finished. The time dial also didn't work accurately.

  • 26 Nov 2019, Tue
Picture misleading.
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

I had this kettle in red before however, the picture shows this in a nice matallic red which would have matched my Russell Hobbs matallic red mug tree and knife holder however, the kettle turned out to be the cheap plain plastic red colour and not matallic at all. I basically brought the same kettle!! Misleading picture. Needs changing.


  • 29 Oct 2019, Tue
Waist of money bad design tastes vile
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

Worst kettle ever two weeks in and the water dosent taste any better just tastes of PLASTIC and carnt take it back now as you only get 14 days so realy disgusting with argos was told to give it a bit longer as its new but nope my taste buds carnt hack it any more the review are shocking all saying about the taste yuk yuk

  • 23 Oct 2019, Wed
Awful plastic taste.
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

Looks good, nice blue light in it. What I didn't realize when I bought it, the entire inside is plastic lined, it gave the water a dreadful plastic/chemical taste even after at least 10 refills and boilings, noticable in tea and coffee, couldn't drink it. Took it back and got a stainless steel Russell Hobbs one instead

  • 15 Oct 2019, Tue
Picture on website is misleading
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

Our previous kettle had a picture on the website that looked pretty much the same as the one here. The old kettle was made of metal and had a really nice deep red finish that was subtle and not too shiny. However, this model is a really cheap looking dull red plastic. We were so disappointed that it went straight back to Argos (who were excellent at refunding the money with no quibbles).

  • 09 Oct 2019, Wed
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

We returned the kettle as the water tasted of plastic. We boiled water in it several times and the water still had a plastic taste to it Would not recommend

  • 09 Oct 2019, Wed
Kettle looks great but taste isn’t.
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

Love the look of the kettle and the colour perfectly matches my kitchen. I purchased this purely because of the colour and didn’t realise it was plastic. I’ve never had a plastic kettle before but the taste is awful. The boiled water tastes like TCP. I’m now having to use filtered water in the kettle which stops the awful taste.

  • 04 Oct 2019, Fri
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

Very disappointed, not what I expected.

  • 01 Oct 2019, Tue
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

nice design, took longer than expected to boil when full, well over 3 minutes, fairly noisey,but had to take it back as even after boiling first for at least 5 times, got a horrible leg metallic after taste In my coffee, would not recommend

  • 25 Sep 2019, Wed
Metallic taste
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

Wish I had read other reviews before purchasing kettle Had to return kettle after a week due to the metallic taste everytime we used it Changed for a different brand which was perfect

  • 25 Sep 2019, Wed
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

When the kettle is used the water tastes terrible, would not recommend returning to Argos.

  • 21 Sep 2019, Sat
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

returned kettle due to chemical taste and smell

  • 19 Sep 2019, Thu
Kettle boils fast
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

Kettle looked very nice but the water tasted foul. A very plastic type taste even after boiling it ten times so I returned it to the shop.


  • 18 Sep 2019, Wed
Returned it
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

Takes ages to boil and is so big and chunky. The water meter on the side can only be filled half way until it’s full so a lot of extra space for no reason. Noise when boiling very loud.

  • 11 Sep 2019, Wed
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

It is practical and functional. Ok for price. Takes about 10 boils to get rid of the taste of plastic in your hot drink.

  • 10 Sep 2019, Tue
Quite a nice looking kettle
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

I've had my kettle 10 days now and I am still having to empty it of water that has already been boiled. There continues to be a nasty, chemical taste unless I boil with fresh water every time.

  • 04 Sep 2019, Wed
Do not buy this kettle
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

The manufacturer must coat the inside of this kettle with some kind of preservative because it gives the water a horrible taste. I must have boiled the thing at least a dozen times and it still tasted foul. Took it back in the end and bought a cookworks one and had no problem with it.

  • 14 Aug 2019, Wed
All plastic disgusting taste
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

All plastic disgusting taste we had this kettle for a weeI it’s spoilt the taste of food i.e. rice spaghetti. A whole week Of tainted coffee and tea got to a point and took it back and spent more money on something else. So the moral of the story is you get what you pay for.

  • 07 Aug 2019, Wed
Reviewed on Ebay

Complete rubbish

  • 31 Jul 2019, Wed
couldnt drink from it-water tastes plastic
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

Looks lovely but we had to stop drinking hot drinks after a week of trying as the water tasted of plastic despite several boils a day. Had to return and exchange for a cheaper one that' looks the same and was cheaper

Style Name:Microwave only  |  Colour:Black  |  Size:n/a

Product Description

Compact and stylish, the RHMM701 is the perfect everyday microwave, ideal for cooking a variety of meals in minutes. The chic and trim design means you have flexibility in choosing the perfect spot to show off your new appliance.Once you have prepared the microwave for first use, simply place your food in suitable cookware, open the door and position onto the assembled turntable. Next all you need to do is select a power level and the cooking time required by turning the easy to use dials, found on the control panel. The internal microwave light lets you know that cooking is in progress.When the cooking cycle has finished the microwave has a handy ringer function that will sound to alert you. And that's it! Cooking has never been so easy.With the RHMM701 you can tailor cooking to suit your recipe using the 5 power levels available for selection. For added functionality, there's also an essential defrost setting, saving you time so that you can cook meals straight from the freezer.Easy to clean, simply wipe with a damp cloth to maintain excellent performance. Choose the RHMM701 for the ultimate in microwave cooking convenience.30 minute timer with a large dial display.

Box Contains

1 x Russell Hobbs Microwave
1 x Turntable
1 x Turntable Shaft

From the manufacturer

Russell Hobbs Compact 17L Microwave

Simple and easy to use, this microwave provides you quick and convenient cooking. With two simple control dials, set your desired power level and time and the microwave cooks your food just how you like it.

Recipe Ideas for your Russell Hobbs Microwave

Rocky Road Cake in a Mug


2 tbsp butter

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 medium egg

3 tbsp caster sugar

2 tbsp self-raising flour

4 tbsp mini marshmallows

1 tbsp raisins

2 tbsp. broken rich tea biscuits


1. Add the butter to a large microwavable mug of at least 350ml. Microwave for 10-20 seconds to melt.

2. Add the cocoa powder and stir to combine. Next add the egg and sugar, beating with a fork.

3. Add the flour and beat again until smooth.

4. Stir in most of the marshmallows, raisins and biscuits and sit the remaining on top.

5. Cook on full power for 1 minute 40 seconds. Check that the mixture is cooked. If not, add time and check at 30 second intervals until it is completely cooked through.

Fuss-Free Poached Egg


1 medium egg

Pinch of salt

Recently boiled water


1. Using water from a recently boiled kettle, half fill a microwavable mug.

2. Add a pinch of salt and carefully crack the egg into the water.

3. Microwave on full power for 30 seconds.

4. Check the egg. If necessary, cook for a further 30-45 seconds, checking at 15 second intervals until poached to the desired consistency.

5. Drain and serve.

Why not try…

Serving with toasted English muffins, steamed spinach and Hollandaise sauce

Jacket Potato


1 medium baking potato

1 tbsp olive oil

Sea salt


1. Thoroughly wash and dry the potato.

2. Using a fork pierce the potato skin in 4 or 5 places.

3. Rub the oil and sea salt into the potato. This helps to crisp up the skin for an oven-style jacket potato.

4. Place on a microwavable plate and cook on full power for 4 minutes.

5. Turn the potato and cook for a further 3-4 minutes, checking the progress at 1 minute intervals.*

6. Serve with your favourite filling.

*Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the potato

Steamed Salmon, Potatoes and Asparagus


2 salmon fillets

300g baby potatoes

250g asparagus

1 tsp butter

2 slices lemon

1 tbsp. chopped dill

Salt and pepper


1. Place the potatoes in a microwavable container with the butter. Season and cover with cling film. Cook on full power for 4-5 minutes or until cooked. Keep covered.

2. Meanwhile, place the salmon in a microwavable container with the lemon and dill. Season and cover with cling film. As soon as the potatoes are cooked, cook the salmon on full power for 3 minutes. If necessary, extend the cooking time by up to 2 minutes, checking at regular intervals until the salmon is cooked through.

3. Finally, wash and trim the asparagus, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes, then serve with the salmon and potatoes.

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 five microwave power levels to choose from, you can ensure all your food is cooked or re-heated to the optimum 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 RHMM701 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.

Avoiding Mishaps

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

Brand Russell Hobbs
Model Number RHMM701B
Colour Black
Item Weight 10.4 Kg
Product Dimensions 32.6 x 45.1 x 25.6 cm
Capacity 17 litres
Volume Capacity 17 litres
Power / Wattage 700 watts
Auto Shutoff No