The standout products and brands from our testing programme in 2022.
By Nick Gelling
Product test writer
This year, we tested more than 750 products and collected insights from 11000 consumers about the products they’d bought.
From that, we were able to recommend dozens of products and award Top Brand status to 27 brands in various categories.
Why trust the tick?
Our independent experts research thousands of products and services to only recommend the best. We assess product performance, reliability, efficiency, customer satisfaction and much more, so you can confidently buy right the first time.
Using the Consumer Tick can save you time and stress by shortcutting your research before buying a new product. But how do we determine what earns a tick?
It all starts with our independent lab testing. Our Recommends programme recognises the best of the test – products that outperform their peers. Recently, we’ve added reliability and owner satisfaction to our recommendations too.
Top Brand rewards brands with consistent performance in a category. It's not a guarantee that every single product from a brand will be a standout, but you’re more likely to score a winner.
At the other end of the scale, we occasionally add a Don’t Buy label to a product that tests very poorly, especially when there are much stronger alternatives.
We couldn’t hope to showcase all the products and brands we’ve recognised this year on one page. Instead, we’ve selected a small fraction of them across a sprinkling of popular product categories. Some made us say “yeah”, while others were a firm “nah”.
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