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Bottled water Test winner of the Stiftung Warentest

  • Sep 27, 2020
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Stiftung Warentest has tested bottled water from various companies. 52 mineral water in taste, minerals, and pollutants were examined. The test winner and loser of 2017 and 2018, we introduce you to in this article.

Mineral water in the case of Stiftung Warentest: The criteria for good water

Stiftung Warentest has tested 52 of mineral water, and with the results causing a stir: it is the cheap water convince in the Test. According to the following criteria Foundation were examined, test:
  • Taste: it is Important to the taste of the water is, of course, in the first place. Plastic bottles and contaminants can distort.
  • Minerals: As the Name suggests, are contained in mineral water minerals. For some less, other more.
  • Pollutants: Many bottled water are contaminated. In them, residues of pesticides and other dangerous substances are to be found.
Stiftung Warentest: Mineral Water

Mineral water Classic Test 2018: discounters to convince again

As of 2017, the Medium mineral water, sat down in the sprudeligen Classic-water-Test 2018, the discounters to the top:
  • Aldi South Aqua Culinaris Kurfels Classic (grade 1.8): Top in taste, free from harmful substances and no abnormalities in the laboratory - the Aldi water is the test winner of the Stiftung Warentest. With 19 cents per 1.5 litre bottle, it is also the cheapest.
  • Netto Marken-Discount Naturalis vital fountain Classic (grade 1.9): Almost as good is the net-bottled water is. Only slightly, there is the Declaration and critical materials, small deviations - hardly worth mentioning. With 19 cents per 1.5 litres also a typical Discounter bargains.
  • The conclusion of the light in the Test in 2018, the Kaufland K-Classic (Bubbly) mineral water. The reason for the grade 4,0: The water tasted distinctly lemony and slightly to the acetaldehyde. The nitrate load was also increased slightly, according to Stiftung Warentest. In addition, the experts have demonstrated in the laboratory a plant protection product in the water, although natural mineral water must be free of surface contaminants.
Mineral water Classic: Aldi Süd's test winner (image: Sven Schulz)

The losers: net water contains carcinogenic chromium

  • The worst section of the mineral water of net (Naturalis) from. It contains the testers, according to a to high amount of chromium that can be carcinogenic. An immediate health risk does not exist, however.
  • Also on the last places in the mineral water of Real Quality, Tip (Real) and Vilsa land wells.

Water quality testing by yourself

You can test the water, too. The various water tests, the liquid to different impurities checked, for example, bacteria, chlorine and pesticides.
On the next page we will show you, how good is tap water in comparison to mineral water performs.