In the run-up to the test, we defined practical requirements and the following test criteria:
- Scope of delivery
In order to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for the ironers. In these tests, a damp, crumpled T-shirt is dried according to the manufacturer's specifications. The drying and smoothing result is documented with before and after images as well as with thermal images. The scope of delivery is checked for additional contents, such as hot-air devices. As soon as a hot-air device is included, the volume is also measured. The volume is always measured at the same distance of one meter.
In order to rule out errors and to ensure exposure to everyday use, each test takes place in several rounds.
The test criteria receive percentages depending on their importance. The final score is then objectively calculated from the test criteria using an algorithm.
Our product selection is based on an observation of the current market. In addition to popular branded products, we also include insider tips in our selection. Criteria such as price and range of functions are an important factor for us. The test field is also determined by analysis and evaluation of customer reviews and external tests (e.g. Stiftung Warentest).
The devices are purchased anonymously or lent to us by the manufacturer. Dealers and manufacturers have no influence on the tests and our evaluation.
As soon as new relevant products come onto the market, our test field is extended by these. The new products go through the same test as the already tested devices.