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Testing at CHOICE

And how to book a lab tour

From washing machines and steam mops, to coffee grinders, laptops, TVs and health insurance – there aren't many products or services that haven't been put through our independent tests. We test so we can bring you the best unbiased advice on what to buy.

On this page, find out what we're testing next in the CHOICE labs, request a test, and enquire about doing a lab tour.

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What's coming up

July and August

  • Dishwasher detergents
  • Humidifiers
  • Ovens
  • Smartphones
  • Muesli bars
  • Irons/steam stations
  • Toasters
  • Vacuums
  • Dishwashers
  • Solar setups
  • Eskies/coolers
  • Car rental services
  • Photobook services
  • Incontinence pads

  • TVs
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Laptops
  • VPN services
  • Tissues
  • Baby thermometers
  • Cots and cot mattresses
  • Soundbars
  • Bread
  • Fridges
  • Linetrimmers
  • Steam mops
  • Convection microwaves
  • Washer/dryers

See the Top 50 product reviews trending with CHOICE members right now.

Request a test

At CHOICE we test for you, not brands – so tell us what you want us to put through its paces. Is there a particular product you're thinking of buying? Get in touch and we'll see if it can be added to our schedule. 

Request a test

How and why we test

Here at CHOICE we've built our reputation on the strength of our rigorous and scientific testing of goods and services.

Our testing process is what we're famous for and the key to Australians' trust in us. So, as you can imagine, we take our testing seriously.

  • We have a dedicated team of testers, many of them experienced scientists.
  • We pay retail price for all the items tested.
  • We use a range of metrics such as price, durability and ease of use.
  • Our tests are completely independent and transparent.

And although we might be famous for testing washing machines, we put more than just whitegoods under the microscope. Our team of experts tackle electronics, baby products, food products, financial services, travel insurance and much, much more.

Lab tours

Have you ever wondered how CHOICE tests hundreds of products every year?

At our unique lab facility in Marrickville, NSW, we test most of our products on site, from pushing strollers along hundreds of kilometres of rugged road to cooking up a storm in the test kitchen.

Intrigued to see just how we do it? Why not book in to come along on one of our lab tours?

Lab tours are free for CHOICE members and are held throughout the year. Tours are also available for non-members groups of up to 20 people for a fee, which covers the tour running costs.

Important update: We love that you love our member tours, but unfortunately it means they're all now full for this year. Please check back here anytime for updates.