Russell Hobbs Bread maker 18036-56 Classics

Test 02/2020

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Test seal: Russell Hobbs Bread maker 18036-56 Classics, Rating 8.8

last modified: 10.01.2020, 17:44

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 20%
Result Bread 20%
Range of functions 15%
Result Dough 15%
Safety 10%
Cleaning 10%
Control panel 10%
Tested by: Xenia



The Russell Hobbs Bread Maker Classics provides a good result and offers the usual functions of a bread maker. Unfortunately, no measuring cup, dough hook remover or measuring spoon is supplied with this appliance. In addition, the processing is relatively poor, which is noticeable in the appearance and by the incomplete closing of the lid.


  • Simple operation


  • No measuring cup, measuring spoon, dough hook remover
  • Poor workmanship
  • No interior lighting
  • Control panel in English language

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The breadmaker does its job reliably, but is poorly processed.

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The Bread maker Classics provides a good result but remains negative in memory due to the processing.

Handling and Function

The baking tin has a filling capacity of 2.7 litres. Breads of up to 1000 g can be made with it. The form can be filled simply, inserted into the automat by pressing and taken out again by strong pulling.

The bread maker is the only one that does not include a measuring cup, dough hook remover and measuring spoon.

The control panel is relatively easy to understand. The menu button on the control panel can be used to set one of the 12 programs named on the screen. The "Crust" button can be used to adjust the degree of browning in 3 steps. The timer can be programmed using the "+" and "-" keys. The size of the bread can be easily determined by pressing the "Size" button. The Start/Stop button can be used to start or stop the process. The appliance has no interior lighting.

Programs: Standard, French, wholegrain, cake, sweet, firm dough, jam, sandwich, gluten-free, fast baking I, fast baking II, specialty.

Using the timer function, some programs can be delayed by up to 13 hours, so that the freshly baked bread can be ready at 7 a.m., for example, if the ingredients were added at 6 p.m. of the previous day and the timer was set to 13 hours.

The memory function makes it possible to stop the baking process for up to 7 minutes (e.g. in the event of a power failure) without having to restart the machine. The process is simply continued.

The warm-keeping function switches on automatically for 60 minutes immediately after baking.

The Russell Hobbs bread maker does not offer the best quality visually, but it bakes a delicious bread with a smooth crust
The Russell Hobbs bread maker does not offer the best quality visually, but it bakes a delicious bread with a smooth crust


With the farmer's bread baking mixture a good result with a light brown crust was achieved. The duration was 3:15 hours. The dough was kneaded in the best way and was well risen. Otherwise, the bread tastes good and is easy to remove from the mould.

The pizza dough was also good. All ingredients were kneaded to a smooth dough within 1:30 hours. The pizza dough also rose well.


The baking tin is relatively easy to clean as the bread and dough are completely dissolved. Do not use abrasive or sharp cleaning agents to avoid damaging the non-stick coating. The dough hook must be soaked if the dough residues cannot be removed. The dough hook is suitable for the dishwasher. The instructions do not show whether the baking pan is dishwasher safe.


The device looks simple and cheap because it is poorly processed. The size of the display is sufficient.


The bread maker has a satisfactory instruction manual which quickly explains the functions and the handling. Unfortunately, the menu times are not given. In addition, it is not clear from the manual whether the individual parts are dishwasher-safe. However, it provides some good tips on various problems and examples of recipes.

We have evaluated approx. 30 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 75 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are a good 20 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 3.8 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 75% positive and 20% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Easy operation
  • Bread is kept warm after baking
  • Determine yourself when the bread baking machine should start
  • Bread has a nice even poring and tastes good.

The following points were noted negatively:

  • After baking the bread, the automat remains switched on and it hums in the kitchen until the plug is pulled
  • Baking tin is difficult to use
  • Loud
  • Moves strongly during kneading
Manufacturer Russell Hobbs
EAN 4008496795284
Baking programs 12
Capacity litres 2,7 l
Ingredient dispenser No
Warm-keeping function 60 minutes
Timer function 13 hours
Inspection window Yes
Internal lighting No
Dishwasher safe Yes
Weight 4,3 kg
Scope of delivery Bread maker, bread baking tin, dough hook, instruction manual
Quality impression Satisfactory
Packaging Attractively designed
Additional warranty 2 years
Automatic switch-off Yes
Crust 3 browning levels
Extra Program for jam Yes
Volume 1 metre distance 59 dB
Power 607 W
Stand-by power consumption 0,6 W
Manual language GER, GB, FR, IT, NL, ES, RU, DA, NO, SV, FI, PT, SK, SL, HR, PL, TR, EL, BG, HU, RO, BG
Quality of instructions Satisfactory
Height 32 cm
Width 30 cm
Depth 34 cm
Range of functions
Result Bread
Result Dough
Control panel

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Does the breadmaker have a program just for baking?
Yes, with program no. 12. The baking time can be entered in steps of 10 minutes.
Is the "dough" function intended for yeast dough?
Yes, according to the operating instructions this program is suitable for yeast dough. As soon as the program is finished, the dough should be taken out of the machine and rested covered.
Can you bake bread without the dough hook?
The dough hook can be taken out before the baking process. In this case, the time of the program must be taken into account.


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