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Household Appliances Testing & Certification

Meet the global demand for consumer convenience at home

about household appliances

From refrigerators, cooking and laundry appliances to vacuum cleaners and personal care devices like hair dryers, consumers around the world purchase household appliances to reduce the time required for routine tasks and to increase leisure time. In a global marketplace, however, manufacturers face an array of regulatory compliance considerations, including electrical safety, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and chemical composition of materials. In addition, so-called smart appliances utilizing wireless technologies must be evaluated for potential interference, consumer privacy and security. Finally, consumers are placing greater value on energy-efficient household appliances.

household appliances testing services

Household appliance manufacturers can trust TÜV SÜD to provide a complete range of testing services to meet regulatory and technical requirements around the world. Our specific testing services for household appliances include:

  • Automatic drives for Door / Window / Roof - Awnings drives, blinds drives, drives for shutters, garage door drives, gate drives, revolving / sliding / swing door set drives
  • Fabric maintenance appliances - Fabric steamers, irons, steam irons
  • Grand kitchen machines (Household / Commercial) - Beverage dispensers, commercial citrus juicers, dishwashers, ice cream makers, ice makers, microwave ovens, range hoods, refrigerators / freezers, stationary / built-in ovens, stationary cooking ranges, vending machines
  • HVAC appliances (Household / Commercial) - air conditioners, air dehumidifiers, air purifiers, air source heat pumps, fans, fireplaces / furnaces, humidifiers, room heaters
  • Laundry machines (Household / Commercial) - Clothes dryers, clothes extractors, commercial irons, washing machines, sewing machines
  • Massage Appliances - Body massagers, foot massagers, massage belts, massage chairs, massage pads
  • Other appliances - Battery chargers, insect killers, etc.
  • Personal care appliances - Electric blankets, electric shavers, electric toothbrush, facial saunas, hair clippers, hand dryers, hair straighteners, hand dryers 
  • Sanitary appliances - Electric toilets, multi-function shower cabinet, storage water heaters, whirlpool baths, whirlpool SPA 
  • Surface cleaning appliances - Electric mops / sweepers, floor scrubbers, steam cleaners, vacuum cleaners, wet scrubbing machines

Small kitchen appliances:

  • Cooking type - Barbecues, bread makers, deep fat fryers, frying pans, induction hotplates, microwave ovens, toasters, waffle makers / sandwich makers 
  • Liquid heating type - Coffee makers, food steamers, milk heaters, pressure cookers, rice cookers, water kettles, yogurt makers  
  • Motor type - Blenders, coffee mills, egg beaters, food mixers, food processors, fruit squeezers, juicers, noodle makers

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