In the run-up to the test, we defined practical requirements and the following test criteria:
In order to be able to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for the stand mixers. In these tests, milkshakes are prepared with all machines. First, the scope of delivery and functions are checked and the machines are pre-ranged according to the manufacturer's specifications. The milkshakes are prepared by our testers with the following ingredients: 400 g frozen raspberries, 300 g frozen strawberries, 30 g brown sugar, 1.5 l milk, and some vanilla extract. To puree, the available speed levels are tested. While the mixers are in operation, handling, user-friendliness, and safety are evaluated. The finished shakes are tested for consistency and quality. Finally, the machines are cleaned and the dishwasher resistance of the individual parts is assessed.
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.