Our test methods

Testfakta collaborates with around 20 certified laboratories across Europe, which specialise in different product categories. The tests are performed in accordance with various standard and certification models or through test protocols, which we develop in partnership with the laboratories. The product selection is based on the application areas and the products available on the local market. We always report how the stages of the test are carried out and the results from the various stages. The test results are interpreted and rated in consultation with the laboratories and experts.

Dakkoffers zijn niet bestand tegen een aanrijding bij lage snelheid

Een aanrijding met 30 kilometer per uur is voldoende voor het feit dat bepaalde dakkoffers zich openen en alle inhoud eruit vliegt. Maar sommige fabrikanten hebben hun leven gebeterd, toont de test van Testfakta.

Het meest effectieve vaatwasmiddel reinigt ook de machine

Ontevreden over het afwasresultaat? Er zijn grote verschillen tussen de verschillende vaatwasmiddelen, laat de laboratoriumtest van Testfakta Research van negen fabricaten zien. De verschillen zijn vooral groot als het gaat om de reiniging van bepaalde typen etensresten en het vermogen vet af te breken en te verhinderen dat het vet vast gaat zitten in de machine en op de afwas.

CREDIBILITY: Q & A

Why does the commissioning manufacturers’ product always perform best in test?

Conscious consumers ask us about the trustworthiness of tests conducted on assignment of manufacturers. Here is Testfakta Researchs' answer.

TEST: LUCHTREINIGERS

Grote verschillen tussen luchtreinigers in test van Testfakta

Een goede luchtreiniger kan de kwaliteit van de lucht aanzienlijk verbeteren, zowel thuis als op het werk. Maar er zijn grote verschillen in hoe goede luchtreinigers de lucht werkelijk reinigen. Dat toont de uitgebreide laboratoriumtest van Testfakta.

TV TEST

The best and worst TV buys for the football World Cup

Thinking of buying a new TV for the summer’s biggest sporting event or the concert of the year? Then you should read Testfakta’s test first. One TV can’t handle the camera’s twists and turns and starts juddering. “Watching TV on it would be excruciating,” says the lab’s expert.

TEST: INCINERATING TOILETS

The wrong toilet in a holiday home increases heating costs

An incinerating toilet does not require access to water or sewerage, and avoids the unpleasant job of emptying a latrine. But there are substantial differences in performance, safety and energy consumption – on a cold winter day, one flush can suck out all the warmth from a holiday home, as was demonstrated in Testfakta Research’s laboratory test of five models available on the Nordic market.

ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES

Smart brush best for plaque and gums

Dentists often recommend switching to an electric toothbrush. But how much better are they and is there any difference between the various models? Testfakta Research has tested six different models in the premium class.

TEST: AIR PURIFIERS

A good air purifier clears the air from pollen and dust

Whether you’re allergic or not, the quality of indoor air is becoming increasingly important. An air purifier can make a major difference, but the manufacturers’ measures of capacity are often hard to interpret and it’s not easy to compare different manufacturers.

LABEL CATEGORY: VERIFIED

Testfakta’s quality labelling for beds

The aim of Testfakta’s Verified Quality & Performance™ labelling is to highlight high-quality beds with good comfort characteristics. The requirements for the quality labelling are strict.

TEST: LIQUID DETERGENTS

Only one detergent removes all stains

Almost every brand has had to give up on removing at least one type of stain, as is shown by the results of an extensive laboratory test of liquid detergents carried out by Testfakta Research on behalf of the manufacturer Unilever.

TEST: PAINT BRUSHES

Good brushes make for faster work

With a good brush, you get a better end result, dip the brush fewer times and avoid getting loose bristles in the paintwork. So show the results of Testfakta Research’s extensive laboratory test of brushes.

Nieuwe helmtechniek maakt het verschil

De juiste fietshelm kan een tot wel vier keer betere bescherming tegen hersenschudding geven, toont de test van Testfakta test. In de test werd een nieuwe methode gebruikt om de belasting van de hersenen bij ongelukken te meten.

TEST OF CONTINENTAL BEDS

Quality is reflected in the price

A good bed provides a consistently high level of comfort, irrespective of sleeping position or body type. This is the summarised result of Testfakta Research’s tests of continental beds, which were commissioned by retailer Sova.

TEST: AA BATTERIES

Fed up with dead batteries

A laboratory test conducted by Testfakta Research has compared the capacity and lifespan of the most common AA batteries on the market. The test shows that the better makes have 20 to 40 per cent more capacity, depending on the application.