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Russell Hobbs RHM2079A (White)
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Brand: Russell Hobbs
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  • 26 Aug 2020, Wed
Way too small
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Too small to cook anything for an average sized family.

  • 01 Aug 2020, Sat
Worth the money
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Does what we want but a little complicated


  • 23 Jul 2020, Thu
Top supplier of these goods.
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Use many Russel Hobbs appliances so this one compliments others.

Douglas McKenzie
  • 20 Jun 2020, Sat
Door opening and closing is hard.
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

It's a good microwave but the door is little bit hard to open and close. And make noise when open and shut. Otherwise it is good.

  • 14 Jun 2020, Sun
Light gone on the second day...
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

I like this microwave, it's easy to use and clean, like the design. Overall good, but the light went off on the second day after using it twice. I don't really need it, but of its there, it should be working. I was really annoyed and disappointed. The microwave itself works well though. Because of the lockdown I didn't want to go through the whole return or exchange process, as it would probably take a long time.

  • 12 Jun 2020, Fri
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Absolutely love this, smaller than my old one which had died on me, but so much more powerful. Glad I paid a bit more than getting the cheapest model

Sharon Boulton
  • 16 May 2020, Sat
Good but smaller than other microwaves
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Great microwave and looks really good. The only downside is that it is probably a bit smaller than typical microwave as I'm not able to make a popcorn in it. There's not enough room for the popcorn pack to rotate and it got stuck at first attempt and burned one of the walls of the microwave. Had to buy popcorn machine separately.

  • 05 May 2020, Tue
7 out of 10
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Its fine. Quality fine.Controls ok to use.Not overly intuitive.Does the job.

  • 04 May 2020, Mon
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Needed an 800watt microwave. They delivered a silver model but who cares, it does what you need it to so thumbs up from me.If anything, you have to set the power options before each time you use it though, which just adds extra steps unnecessarily, in my opinion. I get some meals need to be cooked on half power, but still.

  • 26 Apr 2020, Sun
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Very good looking product. Easy to use once you read the instructions. Only gripe I have is the lack of handle on the door. So after a while with usage you get finger prints all over the mirrored door!

John Pena
  • 26 Mar 2020, Thu
Excellent little microwave
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

I don't know much about microwaves so I purchased this one based on value, aesthetics, and the digital display/buttons. Very impressed. It is smaller than I expected, still it fits a microwave meal, a bowl and a dinner place (seperately of course!). And it is powerful enough to heat food quickly.

  • 10 Mar 2020, Tue
Good purchase
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Bought this for my Mother. It's had plenty of use and never a problem. Good price too.

Stevie F Rae
  • 28 Jan 2020, Tue
Unnecessarily complicated.
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Tried to use it and gave up after reading all the different instructions, so back to using our old one.

Mrs G Day

  • 17 Jan 2020, Fri
Lovely microwave
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Bought this to colour coordinate my kitchen, good quality microwave easy touch screen dials and looks great. I have used this for some months now and have been very satisfied with it performance. Can recommend with ease.

  • 13 Jan 2020, Mon
Good brand and easy to use
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Good brand at a very decent price. Very easy to use.

Joe Fryer
  • 10 Jan 2020, Fri
Decent microwave
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

cooks everything well and doesn't really get any hotspots, it is great for the sistema microwave steamers etc. looks nice not to in your face and doesn't take up much room. doesn't seem to have a light in the microwave, but that may just be a fault on mine. I'm not really worried though as cooks great and doesn't seem to have any other issues.

  • 31 Dec 2019, Tue
Great value small microwave & very easy to use!
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Not only it looks good it is a great small microwave if you require a basic type of microwave. I would have given a 5 star overall rating if only the wheeled ring that the glass plate balances on stayed put. I spend more time trying to get this thing to balance correctly in the grove provided which is so shallow that when you do then put a plate or bowl on top of the glass plate it invariably moves out of balance which is just a pain! For some reason with my very old Sharp microwave it remained in the grove. Whether it was because the grove was deeper or the wheels that help to turn the glass plate was also larger - I don't know. But, this is the reason I didn't give it the full 5 star overall rating.

Miss P. Wilkin
  • 26 Dec 2019, Thu
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Really pleased with this Microwave.Easy to use, looks smart, super fast delivery, would recommend.

  • 12 Nov 2019, Tue
Very stylish, easy to use microwave
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

I really like the look of the microwave. I think the mirror finish on the front is great and looks really nice. The only issue is fingerprints show up easily if you touch it. Overall a brilliant microwave. Was the cheapest one we could see but looked 100x better than the more expensive ones. Very easy to use, and does everything as expected.

  • 05 Nov 2019, Tue
Great microwave
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Perfect....as described nice easy to use good looking design

lisa doverty
Colour:White  |  Style Name:Single

Product Description

The Russell Hobbs RHM2079A microwave has a sleek and stylish contemporary design, boasting an attractive mirror door finish. As well as an appealing look, This appliance also includes impressive Functionality, with 800 watts of microwave power providing quick and convenient cooking in your home. the RHM2079A from Russell Hobbs is a 20 litre cavity capacity microwave, comfortably fitting a standard size of dinner plate. It comes with a removable and dishwasher safe glass turn-table for easy cleaning. pre-programmed auto cook menus, such as pizza (reheat), fish, and popcorn, allow you to cook all your favourite foods at the push of a button. What’s more, there’s automatic defrost settings meaning all you have to do is input the weight of the food, and the microwave selects the ideal defrost time, saving you time and effort. Moreover, 5 microwave power levels enable tailoring of your cooking experience. Additional features include a handy digital clock and pre-set function, and for added peace of mind, The RHM2079A comes with a child safety lock option. Once the child lock is on, it locks the button control so the microwave cannot be activated.

Box Contains

1 x Russell Hobbs Microwave
1 x Turntable
1 x Turntable ring
1 x Instruction manual

From the manufacturer

Russell Hobbs AURA Digital Microwave

The RHM2079A has impressive functionality, with 800 watts of microwave power and pre-programmed auto cook menus, this microwave provides quick and convenient cooking in your home.

Recipe Ideas For Your 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. Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the potato

6. Serve with your favourite filling.

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 RHM2079A 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 RHM2079A
Colour White
Item Weight 12 Kg
Product Dimensions 26.2 x 45.2 x 39.5 cm
Capacity 20 litres
Volume Capacity 20 litres
Power / Wattage 800 watts
Material Steel
Auto Shutoff No