Testfakta collaborates with around 40 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.
Year in review
At the start of the new year, we look back at 2022. We have whittled down 4671 total tested products down to nineteen of particularly high quality. These are the products that stood out from our tests during 2022: all the test winners from the past year.
In connection with our long-term test of electric bikes, we had the opportunity to test drive a prototype of the new Norwegian Buddy Bike sX1.
Brush head replacements
How well do the copies compare to the original from Oral-B? Testfakta Research has tested and compared ten compatible brush heads on the Nordic market. All are more or less identical in appearance, but the test shows big differences in quality, feel and performance.
Dish washer detergent
Testfakta’s laboratory test of automatic dish washing detergents focus on dish cleaning efficiency, shine and grease dissolving properties. The purpose of the tests is to highlight products with good performance and to help manufacturers and retailers to develop quality and performance in their product offering to the consumer.
Air purifier testing
Testfakta's tests are performed by independent and specialized test and research laboratories in Testfakta's laboratory network. The tests focus on the air purifiers' ability to clean the air from allergenic and harmful particles at a sound level that is not disturbing. The purpose of the tests is to highlight products with good performance and to help manufacturers and retailers to develop quality and performance in their product offering to the consumer.
One should not blame the material, but the world's first laboratory test of padel rackets shows that your racket may have actually changed. One of tested brands showed changed measurement values by 25 percent after the endurance test.
Testfakta’s tests are performed by independent and specialised testing and research laboratories in Testfakta’s laboratory network. The tests focus on the washing machines’ ability to wash, rinse and spin dry, user-friendliness and energy efficiency. The purpose of the tests is to highlight products with good properties and help manufacturers and retailers develop their offer to the consumer.
Testfakta’s tests are performed by independent and specialised testing and research laboratories in Testfakta’s laboratory network. The tests focus on the tumble dryer’s ability to dry the laundry, noise level, user-friendliness and energy efficiency. The purpose of the tests is to highlight products with good properties and help manufacturers and retailers develop their offer to the consumer.
On behalf of the electronics and white goods chain Elon, Testfakta Research has performed a laboratory test of Elvita tumble dryer. The tumble dryer has been tested together with comparable tumble dryers from Cylinda and Electrolux. Elvita’s tumble dryer performs consistently well and satisfies the requirements of Testfakta’s Verified Quality & Performance quality label.
On behalf of the electronics and white goods chain Elon, Testfakta Research has performed a laboratory test of Elvita washing machine. The washing machine has been tested together with comparable washing machines from Cylinda and Electrolux. Elvita’s washing machine performs consistently well and satisfies the requirements of Testfakta’s Verified Quality & Performance quality label.
Testfakta Research has laboratory-tested Canvac CLR6540V air purifier at the request of Elon. Canvac has a high max. capacity, manages to purify rooms up to 15 cubic metres at a very low noise level (20dB) and is easy to use.
Testfakta Research has conducted a comparative laboratory test of air purifiers for medium-size rooms on behalf of the Korean manufacturer Coway. The purpose of the test is to compare the performance of a representative and comparable selection of air purifiers on the European market.
Air purifiers (Test ID: R1912)
Testfakta’s laboratory test of air purifiers for medium-sized rooms demonstrates major differences in the capacity to clean the air – despite equivalent performance according to information from the manufacturers. A total of 13 models on the European market have been tested and compared for their ability to eliminate air pollutants and allergenic particles.
Testfakta Research has been commissioned by Byggmax to submit Midun ready mixed filler (Midun Lätt Hand- och Skarvspackel) to laboratory testing. Midun’s ready-mixed filler performs consistently well and meets Testfakta’s Verified Quality & Performance standard by a good margin.
Testfakta Research has been commissioned by Byggmax to submit Midun ceiling paint to laboratory testing. Midun’s ceiling paint performs consistently well and meets Testfakta’s Verified Quality & Performance standard by a good margin.
Rusta AB commissioned Testfakta Research to conduct a laboratory test of the upgraded Rusta PRO packing box. Rusta’s packing box performs consistently well and meets Testfakta’s Verified Quality & Performance standard by a good margin.
Spring is here, and running with it. But how are we to know which running shoe is best? Testfakta has done the testing.
IPL hair removal devices
Smooth legs without shaving, pain or sticky creams? IPL technology uses light to remove the hair. But does it work and which device is best? Testfakta has tested six devices and compared the results.
Conscious consumers ask us about the trustworthiness of tests conducted on assignment of manufacturers. Here is Testfakta Researchs' answer.
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.
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.
Quality verification of 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.
Several popular roof boxes fail Testfakta’s crash test. Skis and boots fly like projectiles, or the whole box comes off.
Liquid washing 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.
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.
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.