Russell Hobbs 20L Digital 800w Grill Microwave Stainless Steel : great microwave

For me, this is by far the most confusing microwave i have ever used, but it is a bloody good one. I’ve finally figured out how to use it and i am surprised at how amazing this little thing is. It’s not little, it is a big bulky microwave but it has so many inbuilt features for the price you pay, i expected it to have them, so worth the time and money for this.

I originally bought this combi microwave from another well known supplier and was very pleased with it until it started to burn after 6 months so had to be returned for a full refund. However as i liked it so much i decided to buy another one and as my original supplier no longer stocked it i bought one from amazon (a bit cheaper too). So far it is fine so maybe i was just unlucky with the first one. I particularly like it as it is fairly compact for a combi which suits my small kitchen, it looks good and is easy to use.

Great microwave, does all we need it to do and looks good.

With having a handle on the door it made it easier to open than the push button type. The controls are straightforward to use and the machine with a grill included is more versatile than the ones without one.

Do not get why there is bad reviews on this product very stylish improves our kitchen very easy to use no problem with anything on the product would recommend.

Lovely little unit, suits my needs even though interior is somewhat smaller than my last which i understood to be 20l. Ease of use, practical and logical, though can’t comment as to grill function as not used yet.

Great microwave for the price and the grill cooks bacon better than my actual oven grill. Good for making quick cheese on toast or beans on toast. The buttons can be confusing and some of the settings and cooking from weight i wouldn’t bother with. Used for 3 months now and had no issues. The metal grill stand you get with it is a bit flimsy and one of the legs on mine has slightly bent but overall a good product.

Easy to use good instructiom manual great grill easy to clean and brilliant price too.

  • easy to use
  • I do not consider to be best value for money,
  • A good friend .

Russell Hobbs 20L Digital 800w Grill Microwave Stainless Steel

Style Name:Microwave
Product Description, The Russell Hobbs RHM2031 microwave has a sleek and professional design. As well as an appealing look, This appliance also includes impressive Functionality, with 800 watts of microwave power and a 1000 watt grill providing quick and convenient cooking in your home. 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, combination setting and 5 microwave power levels enable tailoring of your cooking experience. additional features include a handy digital clock and count-down timer, and for added peace of mind, The RHM2031 comes with a child safety lock option, preventing young children from being able to open the microwave door.

Box Contains,

  • 1 x Russell Hobbs Microwave
  • 1 x Microwave Turn Table
  • 1 x Microwave Turn Table Ring
  • 1 x Instruction Booklet
  • 1 x Grill Rack
  • 1 x Baking Tray

  • From the manufacturer

    Russell Hobbs Microwave with Grill

    The RHM2031 microwave has a sleek and professional design. As well as an appealing look, this appliance also includes impressive functionality, with 800 watts of microwave power and a 1000 watt grill providing quick and convenient cooking in your home.

    Recipe ideas for your microwave

    Steamed Salmon, Baby Potatoes and Asparagus

    Function: Microwave and Grill

    Ingredients:

    2 salmon fillets

    300g baby potatoes

    250g asparagus

    1 tsp butter

    2 slices lemon

    1 tbsp. chopped dill

    Salt and pepper

    Method:

    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. Place the salmon under the grill for 2-3 minutes if you prefer a crisp grill finish.

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

    Ciabatta Pizza

    Function: Grill

    Ingredients:

    2 small ciabatta loaves

    300ml jar of tomato pasta sauce

    150g grated cheddar cheese

    Pizza toppings of your choice,

    such as pepperoni and sliced

    pepper

    Method:

    1. Preheat the grill function for 5 minutes using your microwave instruction manual as a guide.

    2. Slice the ciabatta loaves in half to make 4 long slices.

    3. Place the ciabatta on a baking tray and on a high grill rack. Lightly toast the bread for 2-3 minutes on each side.

    4. Spread the ciabatta with a layer of tomato sauce and top with the grated cheddar cheese.

    5. Add additional pizza toppings of your choice.

    6. Place the pizzas back under the grill for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden brown. Enjoy!

    Fuss-Free Poached Egg

    Function: Microwave

    Ingredients:

    1 medium egg

    Pinch of salt

    Recently boiled water

    Method:

    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.

    Perfect Jacket Potato

    Function: Microwave

    Ingredients

    1 medium baking potato

    1 tbsp olive oil

    Sea salt

    Method:

    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

    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.

    When using the grill function, please allow 5 minutes to pre-heat the grill to the correct temperature before using.

    Cleaning

    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

    Reheat

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

    Auto-Defrost

    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 RHM2031 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.

    Grill Function

    The grill function on your microwave is ideal for those who enjoy crisp brown food. For example, you can use this microwave to melt cheese on nachos, browning the top of your lasagne and toasting garlic bread.

    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.

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    It works well and looks pretty. Im not in love with it, cause its a microwave but it does seem to be a very good microwave.

    All i wanted was a silver digital microwave this one looks smart and isn’t too heavy the instructions are awful though not very clear at all so i’ve just been guessing not blew up yet. It’s easy to clean and looks nice in the kitchen not too big. Love the child lock on it just wish it locked the door rather than just functions. Hence my reasons for 4 stars.

    Microwave is easy to use but also has plenty of different settings for all kinds of food.

    This microwave oven is very efficient at cooking and grilling but the controls might be considered difficult to understand for quick and convenient use. The turntable assembly is frustratingly difficult to position in to place when the roller slides about all over the place. This part is badly designed, other than these points it’s ok. There is always a good reason for large price reductions.

    I’ve had the microwave for just under a month. I havent used the grill, so i’m unable to comment on it. There are no problems with it at all. It seems to be well designed and constructed. The jog dial timer setting is great.

    You can only add time by turning the dail. If you need 10 minutes you have to turn a lot and it makes an annoying loud beep. Also if you set the time you want to cook something then walk away for a second it resets back to the clock. So can’t get it ready you have to redo the time you need and listen to those beeps again as the turn the dail. But other than that it does what a microwave should do.

    Haven’t used all the functions but works great as a microwave.

    • easy to use
    • I do not consider to be best value for money,
    • A good friend .

    Russell Hobbs 20L Digital 800w Grill Microwave Stainless Steel

    Happy with this microwave except for the slight annoyance that it keeps beeping at you intermittently until you press stop/open the door.

    I bought more on size and finish than features as it has to fit in a specific space so not used the grill function. Two niggles, neither of which is a deal breaker 1) it beeps a lot (every turn of a dial, every press of a button) which is unnecessary 2) the roller that the turntable sits on is forever coming out of its track. Doesn’t stop it working but could be better.

    What i dislike was when i moved it seemed like rust or something was falling into the food and a funny smell. Rust was falling into the food from inside top.

    It was dropped or something in delivery but could not prove this – has a very loud banging sound when used from this.

    First of all the design is modern and sleek. It’s been working fell so far my only issue is i threw the damn instructions away and don’t know how to do anything apart from use manual timing to heat stuff up :dwould recommend.

    Works as promised- i have yet to try the grill function though.

    Love this microwave as it looks good & so easy to use. Great power and an even better price, really pleased with this purchase.

    Well built, slightly noisier than our previous microwave, everything we want it to do – it does well.

    Happy with the microwave, the only thing is that it is confusing to understand the settings.

    Nout proper guidelines for how to grill ,but 5 pages of safety litrature .

    My other microwave russell hobbs the old version broken down leaking radiation through the door frame. Purchase this the third generation after my old is much much quite and bit more powerful 800w compare as other is 700w. I can’t see anything faults to report.

    Excellent, does everything it says and it looks good too.

    A good all round microwave, easy to use and clean xx.

    Instructions could be clearer. Pre-set function seems a little odd, ‘spaghetti’?. And also tricky to set it onto these options, you don’t know what option you’ve chosen. If the instructions had shown the symbols on the digital display or explained them, it would solve these problems. Apart from this, it’s a great digital microwave, does it’s main job, easy to clean, lots of space. I’ll check online for symbols.

    Excellent product for quality and an amazing price =recommend this little combi for quality looks and efficiecy and price.

    Everything was excellent, delivery, it is the first time i have this type of oven and needed a little help to understand how it works. But find it very satisfactory.

    Was bought as a present, recipient is well pleased.

    Finally got the perfect microwave.

    Features and Spesification

    • The Russell Hobbs RHM2031 microwave has a sleek and professional design. As well as an appealing look, this appliance also includes impressive functionality, with 800 watts of microwave power and a 1000 watt grill providing quick and convenient cooking in your home.
    • The RHM2031 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, combination setting and 5 microwave power levels enable tailoring of your cooking experience.
    • Additional features include a handy digital clock and count-down timer, and for added peace of mind, the RHM2031 comes with a child safety lock option, preventing young children from being able to open the microwave door.