In the run-up to the test, we defined practical requirements and the following test criteria:
- Safety and security
- Overall impression
In order to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for the Cakepop makers. These tests bake the maximum possible number of cake pops in all devices. The warm-up time of the devices is measured before the start. The operating instructions specify the required ingredients for the cake pops. These are then prepared according to the manufacturer's instructions. During the baking process, the time is stopped and the temperature of the devices is documented with a thermal imaging camera. The handling and user-friendliness of the devices are also assessed during the baking process. The finished cake pops are removed from the maker and the appearance and taste are assessed. In addition, the scope of delivery is checked for accessories and the devices for additional functions. Finally, the devices are cleaned and it is checked whether parts of the Cakepop Maker are dishwasher safe.
In order to rule out errors and to ensure that they are not exposed to everyday wear and tear, each test is carried out in several stages.
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.