Group Tests

How We Test and Score

Our testing team includes knowledgeable internal staff, as well as external experts who are respected industry-wide. In our Group Tests, we aim to look at a broad range of products around a common theme.

This might mean including products that do the same thing but which are aimed at different markets - in this case, we will review them both in that context and on their own merits.

With an increasingly diverse range of products, it is not always possible to make direct comparisons to other products

Our final conclusions and ratings are subject to the judgement of the reviewer

What the Stars mean

Our star ratings indicate how well the product has performed against each of our test criteria.

These are marked as follows:

   Seriously deficient
   Fails to complete certain basic functions
   Carries out all basic functions to a satisfactory level
   Carries out all basic functions very well

Approved/Recommended/Best Buy

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Any product we review could win our Best Buy and Recommended awards.

Best Buy is out top award and goes to those products we rate as outstanding across a range of criteria.

Recommended means that the product has shone in a specific area or will suit a particular need very well

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