In the run-up to the test, we defined the following test criteria:
- Energy efficiency
- Heat distribution
In order to be able to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for pressure cookers. First, the scope of delivery and functions are checked. In the first test runs, 750 g potatoes are cooked in each cooker. At the same time, potatoes are cooked in a conventional cooker to check how much faster the pressure cookers are.
Goulash ingredients: 100 g pork, 500 g beef, 2 peppers, 3 onions, 1 garlic clove, 200 g cream fraiche, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, some chili powder and salt and pepper
In the following process goulash is prepared in the pots. A total of 100 g pork, 500 g beef, 2 peppers, 3 onions, 1 garlic clove, 200 g cream fraiche, 2 tablespoons tomato paste and a little chili powder as well as salt and pepper are used. When frying the meat, the heat distribution of the pots is checked for evenness. User-friendliness, safety and energy efficiency are also evaluated during cooking. Finally, the pots are cleaned by hand.
In order to eliminate errors and to ensure the strain 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 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.