Russell Hobbs Buckingham Coffee Maker UK Review 

 October 5, 2016

By  Enda McLarnon

In this article we have completed a detailed review of the Buckingham coffee maker model, from Russell Hobbs.On a like for like basis, this is a relatively inexpensive filter coffee maker, that is a popular choice for many buyers.

Let's check it out and see if it is worth the money. It has an RRP of £54.99, but you can almost always find it online cheaper than the RRP.



Product Rating Summary

Russell Hobbs are a reputable and well known brand, and this model makes great tasting filter coffee. It remains of the best selling filter makers on the UK market.

It can make up to 10 cups at a time, heats up quickly and also has a stay warm feature. It uses shower head technology to fully extract the flavour.


Almost all buyers agree that this filter maker does make great tasting coffee, and that's what it's all about.

Ease of use

There is nothing complicated about using this filter maker. It is easy to fill, doesn't drip and really quick to clean.


When compared to other similar products, we think this model is very good value for money

A Little About the Russell Hobbs Brand

Russel Hobbs were formed in 1952 when Bill Russell and Peter Hobbs teamed up to transform kitchens across Britain. They wanted to create products that make home life easier and more enjoyable.

The first automatic electric kettle was one of many groundbreaking innovations from Russell Hobbs. Russell Hobbs are one of the leading domestic appliance brands in the UK.

If you can find this model online for around £40-£45, this filter machine is we believe very good value for money. There are many of us who enjoy our coffee, but do not want to go all out and buy a full blown espresso machine. Having filter coffee is a good alternative to that.

Russell Hobbs are also a well known and popular brand who make a whole range of kitchen appliances. From that you can be pretty sure that their products are reliable, and as you can see from the images, they certainly look the part.

They do a couple of models in the filter range, the Buckingham one shown here and also the "Legacy." This is the higher end of the two.

Perfect Filter Coffee with the Buckingham

For those of us who love our filter coffee, we know that there are a number of important things to consider. Of these, having coffee that stays hot is for me the most important.

With many filter machines, when the coffee is first brewed, it only stays hot for a short period of time.

Having a feature that keeps the coffee hot for longer periods is very important. Not only does the Buckingham heat quicker than other machines, but it also has the "stay warm" feature which keeps the brewed coffee hotter for longer.


Buckingham Filter Coffee Maker Main Review

Like many other people, I adore the smell of fresh coffee in the morning. With filter coffee that smell is often richer, and this model does create that wonderful aroma around your kitchen.

I also like the fact that this one can be programmed. That means you can set this model up, and have your coffee ready at a time of your choosing. This model also comes with a reusable filter, though I do have to say that I prefer to use the paper filters.

Video Review of the Russell Hobbs Buckingham

The video below show the key features of this coffee maker, and also shows just how easy it is to use. The good thing about all filter makers is that there is very little that can go wrong with them.

Key Features & Benefits of the Buckingham Filter

Brewing Method

Filter coffee machines are generally easy enough to set up and use. With this one adding the water is very straightforward, and changing filters is also a simple task.

The product comes with a "shower head technology," so what's special about having that? Most filter machines simply allow the water to flood over the coffee grains. With this model, the water is added as if it were under a shower. That makes sure all the coffee grains are covered in water, and that in turn adds to a full flavour, and makes use of all the grains.

Brew as much as you need

This is as you can see, a stylish and well designed coffee maker. You have choices of how many cups you want. This can be as little as two cups and all the way up to 10 cups.

24 Hour Program Timer

It comes with a 24 hour timer that you can quickly and easily program. If like me you like to wake up to a cup of coffee first thing, simply set it up the night before.

Please note that this coffee maker is only available in the black and silver colour.

  • The main coffee maker is made from stainless steel
  • It holds up to 1.25 litres, measures 23 x 32.5 x 20.5 com and weighs around 2 Kg
  • You can program the times

“The Buckingham model has extra features that you normally don't get with other brands of filter coffee makers.”

Many buyers stated that this model does not leak, and also keeps your coffee hot without actually burning it.

Russell Hobbs Buckingham Summary

Just below we have summarised what online buyers had to say about this filter maker.

The Good

  • It looks great and will stand out in any kitchen
  • Simple and easy to use, heats up quickly
  • Keeps your coffee hot without burning
  • 24 hour program is very useful
  • Dishwasher safe filter

The Bad

  • Some buyers said the filter was flimsy  
  • Quite a few buyers thought it was too basic


This model is we believe one to consider for serious filter coffee drinkers. There are many models available on the UK market, but this one is as good as any. It has plenty of features at a competitive price point.

We believe there are better ones available on the market. However for the price this one does make good quality filter coffee. It has enough features to suit most people.

We hope that you found this review helpful. If you think this is not the one for you, then we would recommend reading our helpful article, on how to pick a coffee maker.

In there you will find lots of really useful buying information. We have also completed articles and reviews on the best pod makers and the best bean to cup machines.

Overall for the price this Buckingham model from Russell Hobbs is good value for money and makes good quality filter coffee.

Enda McLarnon

Enda McLarnon has a Business Management Honour's Degree and applies his professional insight, to analyse and write helpful product reviews with tips and useful advice. I am also a coffee lover and enjoy tasting all of the coffee types the world has to offer.

Enda McLarnon

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  1. I really don’t think you can complain about the features at the price. I use paper filters on mine because it’s easier to dispose of the coffee grounds, but I get up at stupid o’clock for work during the week, and having a hot cup of great-tasting coffee ready for pouring when I get up is unbelievably welcome.

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