In the run-up to the test, we defined practical requirements and the following test criteria:
- Scope of functions
In order to be able to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests the automatic cookers. All appliances, homemade potato soup, must be cooked in these. Before the first use, the scope of delivery is checked for accessories. In addition, the capacity is checked and the construction and material of the machines are assessed. As soon as the canning process is started, the time is stopped and the temperature and electricity consumption are measured. Handling, user-friendliness and safety are also assessed. Once the appliances have finished boiling down, a check is made to see whether the process was successful. Finally, the cleaning of the machines is evaluated.
In order to rule out errors and to ensure the load 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 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.