In the run-up to the test, we defined practical requirements and the following test criteria:
In order to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for the espresso makers. First, the scope of delivery and functions of all sets are checked. Before the first espresso is cooked with the machines, the robustness, stability and filling quantity are checked.
In the further course, espresso is prepared as follows with each cooker: First, water is boiled and the coffee prepared (freshly ground coffee is used in the test). Both are filled into the cooker accordingly. At medium to high heat, the espresso is heated on the stove for a few minutes. It is then ready to serve.
During preparation, the handling is checked and whether there is a risk of burns on the cookers. The finished espressos are tested by several people in order to maintain objectivity. They pay attention to smell, taste, body and créma. Finally, the cleaning of the cookers is assessed.
Test report in the comparison video:
In order to rule out errors 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 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.