HOW WE TEST
At Beststoreguide, we’ve tested everything from home security cameras to running shoes to meal delivery services.
Rigorous-yet-practical testing in real-world settings allows us to confidently recommend products we know you’ll love. We provide accurate information because we test these products in the same ways you’d use them in your own home.
We don’t claim to be scientists, just regular people who want to know if a vacuum will pick up dog hair, and if a toaster oven will crisp bread to perfection.
Our team of testers include cyclists, homeowners, gamers, pet owners, and more. Regardless of their expertise, they all have one thing in common: They’re curious about how stuff works. Not only will they test products in normal situations, but they will try to take them to their limits. Like what happens if we open 15 tabs on a laptop and then try to stream a movie? Or can CBD dog treats help the most anxious and/or hyper pups get through stressful situations?
We’re committed to independent testing, which means we never accept free products in exchange for positive reviews.
Once we identify a product we want to test, we either purchase it ourselves or request a review unit from the manufacturer. While we occasionally test units we’ve received for free from manufacturers, we only publish reviews on products that pass our tests. Once we finish testing a product, we do our best to donate it to a nonprofit. In the past, we’ve donated toys and household appliances, including pressure cookers and Instant Pots.