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.
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
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.
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
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
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: CAR ROOF BOXES
Several popular roof boxes fail Testfakta’s crash test. Skis and boots fly like projectiles, or the whole box comes off.
TEST: LIQUID DETERGENTS
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
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.
TEST: BICYCLE HELMETS
The right bicycle helmet can provide up to four times more protection against concussion, Testfakta’s tests show. A method for measuring the stresses the brain is subject to in accidents was used in the tests.
TEST OF CONTINENTAL BEDS
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
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.
Many dishwasher tablets clean well. But ideally glasses and cutlery should also shine when you remove them from the machine. The ability to retain shine turned out to be decisive in Testfakta's major Nordic laboratory test of different dishwasher detergents.