That doesn’t preclude doing market surveys and bench top assessments?
Finding independent side by side product comparisons can be difficult. Perhaps paying a small fee to get independent expertise to help identify what features, product characteristics, application specifics matter most.
Choice has done similar successfully in a number of product areas, with consumer buying guides. Complemented by a little market research, what types of consumer products Choice might consider adding to the list?
I’ll second @Fred123 request to road test block splitters for hard to solve tech problems.