In the run-up to the test, we defined practical requirements and the following test criteria:
- Safety and security
In order to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for the Raclettes. In these tests, several foods are prepared on all machines. Consisting of: 250 g young Gouda, 150 g chicken meat, 1 can corn, 250 g mushrooms, 250 g boiled potatoes, 250 g feta. First, the scope of delivery and functions of the equipment are checked. The meat is placed on the heating surface and the remaining ingredients distributed on the pans. During the test runs, the time needed to heat up the devices and how much electricity they consume are checked.
It is also assessed how long it takes for the food to be fit for consumption and whether it adheres to the hot surface. In addition, the application is also explicitly tested for safety. A thermal imaging camera is used to determine whether there is a potential risk of burns to the device. Finally, the devices are cleaned and checked whether the individual parts are dishwasher-safe.
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 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.