products & thematic areas

Food preparation

When it comes to testing kitchen and food preparation equipment, leading international manufacturers and consumer organisations from Germany and abroad rely on the testing expertise that the ipi institutes have to offer, and the success they have achieved proves they are right. Since 1971, we have been providing high-quality application tests carried out by experts.

A graphic symbol of an oven.

wide-ranging expertise & many years of experience

the application technology team

Our application technology team is responsible for the testing of food preparation equipment. Bolstered by a wide range of expertise and many years of experience in kitchen equipment, this is a powerful team for the full range of household equipment that comes into contact with food. Each test dish prepared is put through a standardised procedure to detect even minor deviations from the ideal result or differences within a product group.

The application technology team takes measurements in the ipi kitchen during food preparation with household appliances.
The application technology team at work

comparative tests & industry-standard tests

we test your product and compare it with the competition

Comparative tests are one of our specialities. Perhaps you are looking for the best device on the market, or you want to identify potential improvements in your device compared with the competition. In either case, our equipment and testing methods enable us to perform simultaneous testing on a wide range of devices.

In addition, we conduct industry-standard tests, claim tests and many others. Our DAkkS accreditation [German national accreditation body] attests to our consistently high level of competence and integrity in testing under the DIN [German Institute for Standardisation] EN 60350-1 standard.

We believe that a holistic picture of product quality can only be obtained from practical use of kitchen and household equipment in conjunction with technical measurements. That’s why we test the equipment drawing on all the experience we have gained over the last 50 years.

Andrea Weinmann

our passion

baking, cooking and testing products

What’s the use of even the best objective product data if the target groups take a wholly different subjective view? Where many laboratories only test for quality, function or durability, for example, we can take it further by verifying specific points in market research or consumer tests. Our experts are therefore happy to carry out practical tests in addition to the customary industry-standard tests. In consultation with you, they also prepare consumer-relevant dishes, such as frozen pizza in the oven or milkshakes in the blender. We bake, cook, mix and test your products with passion.

which home food preparation appliances do the ipi institutes test?

overview of the kitchen & household appliances we test

cooking & baking appliances

  • Hobs
  • Ovens
  • Mini-Ovens
  • Microwave ovens
  • Breadmakers
  • Steamers
  • Rice cookers
  • Sous vide sticks
  • Multicookers
  • Slow cookers
  • Pots
  • Pans

Food processors & mixers

  • Food processors
  • Compact food processors
  • Cooking food processors
  • Hand mixers
  • Immersion mixers
  • Stand mixers
  • High-speed mixers
  • Smoothie makers

Beverage making machines

  • Coffee machines of all types
  • Milk frothers
  • Kettles
  • Water carbonators
  • Slushy makers
  • Juicers
  • Citrus pressers


  • Gas grills
  • Charcoal grills
  • Elektric grills
  • Table grills
  • Contact grills
  • Teppanyaki grill plates
  • Raclette grills

other small appliances

  • Deep fryers
  • Air fryers
  • Fondue sets
  • Toasters
  • Sandwich toasters
  • Waffle irons
  • Crêpe makers
  • Spiralisers
  • Pepper grinders
  • Ice cream machines
  • and many more

See it for yourself

A selection of our kitchen appliance tests

Kettle being tested
Stand mixer being tested

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You too can benefit from our extensive offering and services for all things related to household appliance tests. Have your household food preparation appliances tested and get the certainty you need to make decisions for your day-to-day work – decide right!