In the run-up to the test, we defined practical requirements and the following test criteria:
- Ironing result
- Scope of delivery
- water consumption
In order to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for the steamer. In these, a T-shirt is steam smoothed and then examined to see whether water stains occur and how crease-resistant it is. The shirt is made of the same material in all test runs and is always the same size. During use, handling, ergonomics and water consumption are assessed. The warm-up time is also measured and checked for intelligibility. In addition, the scope of delivery is extensively checked for additional attachments and their function.
In order to rule out mistakes and to ensure the stress of everyday use, each test takes place in several rounds.
The test criteria are given 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 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.