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Testing at CHOICE


Testing at CHOICE

From washing machines to steam mops, coffee grinders to cars 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.

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What's coming up

March and April

  • Tyres
  • Fitness trackers
  • Superblenders
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Soundbars
  • Disposable AA batteries
  • Irons/steam stations
  • Portable cots
  • Hair dryers
  • Air conditioners
  • Laundry detergents
  • Cooking thermometrers
  • Running apps
  • Cordless phones

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. 

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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 13 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 testing team tackles food products, medicines, financial services, sporting goods, holidays 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. Member tours are on Friday 15 April, Monday 11 July and Wednesday 5 October 2016. Tours are also available for non-members for a fee which covers the tour running costs.

Find out more: For more information on availability and fees, or to book a tour, email us at labtours@choice.com.au.