Updated 10 Sep 2018

Russell Hobbs

Classic blender RHBL2

Snapshot: The Russell Hobbs Classic RHBL2 benchtop blender has 2 speeds and comes with a glass jug. How does it rate?

Classic blender RHBL2
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$170

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
68
Ease of use
?%
Pureeing soft food
?%
Crushing ice
?%
Chopping carrots
?%

Good points

  • Excellent results in our frozen fruit-pureeing and chopping carrots tests.
  • Very good results in our ice-crushing test.
  • Easy to use controls.
  • Parts are dishwasher safe.

But

  • Extremely poor results in our kale test.
  • Heavy glass jug.
  • No “on indicator” light.
  • Rubber feet can move on the bench.
  • Narrow base area can make it difficult to remove load around the blade.
  • Blade housing requires strength to remove.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Pureeing, crushing, chopping, green smoothie, blending kale (60%) – regular blenders.
Pureeing, crushing, chopping, green smoothie, blending kale, nut butter, sorbet (60%) – super blenders.
Ease of use (40%)

For our tests we pureed soft frozen fruit (some older models pureed soup), crushed ice and chopped carrots. We made a green smoothie (a combination of English spinach, pear, kiwifruit, cucumber, mint, celery and water) and blended kale. For super blenders we also made nut butter, sorbet from frozen fruit, dough and almond meal, and grated parmesan. In the latest batch of super blenders we made hot soup from raw ingredients. The dough, parmesan, dry milling and soup scores don’t contribute to the overall score. We measured noise blending kale on the highest setting.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$170
Price surveyed
July 2018
Type
Benchtop blender

More test results (/10)

Blending kale
0.2
Nut butter
-
Sorbet
-
Dough
-
Parmesan cheese
-
Raw soup
-
Dry milling
-

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
39 x 17 x 18
Noise (dB)
80
Watts (W)
700
Blender weight (kg)
3.6
Jug weight (kg)
1.7
Jug capacity (L)
1.50

Features

Blender construction
Plastic
Jug construction
Glass
Number of speeds
2
Cord storage
Yes
Pulse option
Yes
Removable blade and housing
Yes

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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