Russell Hobbs Microwaves RHM2362S – – Cheap, but can’t quickly\simply nuke for specific time

But there is one really annoying thing, hence 4 stars. The front has a mirror finish that, if the room is brightly lit, you can barely see inside. You need to put your face right next to the door. In the attached photo the microwave is turned on and contains a large mug. You can just make it out if you try hard but it’s not easy. Every other microwave i’ve had had a pain glass front which was much easier to see through.

If you’re looking for a microwave you can’t go too wrong with this one. It’s a good size and reasonably priced, heats evenly, has plenty of features but is very simple to use at the same time. The big central button instantly starts a 30s timer (more presses for multiples of 30s) and is a great idea- i probably rarely use anything else in fact. Only negative i can think of is that the front is easily marked by fingerprints but not a major issue and i think is a fairly common problem with a number of other models.

I have had a few microwave ovens over the years and i must say this is one of the best. I do a lot of bulk cooking eg stews and casseroles with no problems. What i particulary like about this one is the operating system it really is childs play, it is so simple to use. Another good feature is the non metallic interior,it’ s very easy to clean. This has been an excellent buy.

Can’t really fault the size\looks for the price, but interface is horrible to use. It is impossible to set a specific time (not in 30 second chunks) without first setting the power percentage. It should assume want 100% power each time.

I’ve owned this for four years. It’s used a few times a week and has never let me down. I’m a technologically minded person, but when it comes to things like microwaves, i like it to be simple. I just want to set the power and the cooking time. This model does actually have ‘weight defrost’ and ‘time defrost’ modes, but i have never used them. Apart from that, you can adjust the power (10%, 30%, 50%, 80%, 100%) and set the cooking time either by pressing the main button (goes up by 30s each press) or by rotating it to select a time. As you rotate the main dial clockwise, the cooking time goes up in increments of 10s. As you rotate it anticlockwise it counts backwards from the maximum cooking time, which is 95 minutes. Unfortunately the dial button is quite sensitive, and sometimes i find myself nudging it and finding i’ve selected 95 minutes cooking time. It’s not a problem since it’s very obvious what’s happened.

Stylish microwave from a very well trusted brand manufacturer. Good size interior, not giant. If you’re looking for a very wide base, perhaps to put square or very large plates in, then i’m afraid this isn’t what you’re looking for. However, for average crockery it’s an amazing microwave, and especially for the price. Never had one single problem in the three years i’ve owned it; it works wonders.

Wouldn’t recommend the following objects in there:potatoeseggs (whole)eggs (loose)nokia 3310anything at all metal dear godplastic that’s not got that little sign saying it’s okmost things without a hole in itp. Dominos reheats well after 2 minutes in the microwave next day you’re welcome.

I bought this for my new kitchen and was extremely pleased when it arrive. It has such a lovely design and the buttons are simple and easy to use. My only criticism in terms of functionality would be that it isn’t initially obvious how to get a ‘quick start’ of 30 seconds or so (a feature most tend to have now). Once you work it out it’s very simple – maybe i should have just read the instructions.It’s very easy to clean and works great as a mirror, believe it or not. A nice little extra shine in the kitchen.

Here are the specifications for the Russell Hobbs Microwaves RHM2362S –:

  • The Russell Hobbs RHM2362S microwave has a sleek design, boasting a mirror door finish
  • Spacious 23 L cavity capacity, comfortably fitting a standard size dinner plate. It comes with a removable and dishwasher safe glass turn-table for easy cleaning
  • Pre-programmed auto cook menus allow you to cook at the push of a button. The automatic defrost settings mean you only have to input the weight of the food and the microwave selects the ideal defrost time
  • Additional features include a digital clock, count-down timer and child safety lock option, preventing young children from being able to open the microwave door
  • 800 W of microwave power for quick and convenient cooking

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Cheap, but can’t quickly\simply nuke for specific time


  • 10/10 would recommend