In the preperation of our test, we defined the following test criteria:
- Safety and security
In order to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for the Sous Vide Sticks. First, the scope of delivery and functions are checked and the devices are pre-ranged according to the manufacturer's specifications. In the test runs, the devices should heat 5 liters of water. It is checked whether the cookers can exactly reach and maintain the desired temperature within the set time. Possible deviations are determined with independent thermometers. In addition, it is tested whether the devices pose any safety risks. During the entire test phase, handling and user-friendliness are assessed and the volume measured.
In order to exclude mistakes and to ensure the stress of everyday use, each test takes place in several runs.
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 products.