In the run-up to the test, we defined practical requirements and established the following test criteria:
- Scope of functions
To be able to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for the ice machines. In these tests, strawberry and chocolate ice cream is prepared with the machines. Before the first use, the scope of delivery is first checked for additional accessories. Then the machines are prepared and assembled according to the manufacturer's instructions. In doing so, attention is always paid to user-friendliness and handling. The ice cream mixture is put into the machines and the time during the process is topped. Further functions are checked in further passes. Once the ice cream is ready, it is evaluated by several test persons. If the desired consistency has not been achieved, a run with individual settings is carried out. Finally, the appliances are cleaned and tested to ensure that the individual parts are dishwasher safe.
In order to exclude errors and to ensure that the test is not affected by everyday use, each test is carried out in several runs.
The test criteria are given percentages according to their importance. The final mark is finally calculated objectively from the test criteria using an algorithm.
Our product selection is based on the observation of the current market. In addition to popular brand 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 on the market, our test field will be expanded to include them. The new products undergo the same tests as already tested devices.