A Yelper once called us “a rich man’s Home Depot.” It bothered me until I thought about it. Yes, we sell Sub-Zero, La Cornue, and Miele. Home Depot and Lowe’s don’t sell upscale brands. This is not a knock on Box Stores. I shop in them myself.
I never wanted to sell a bad product because it was cheap. People deserve better. Also, we have to fix it free on a warranty, so it’s not purely idealistic.
That’s why I think Beko’s entry-level front control dishwasher is intriguing. You may think you need to spend $600-800 for a good dishwasher, but that’s not true. The Beko DUT24501W dishwasher is only $499.
Dishwashers at Yale Appliance in Hanover
It’s a nice looking unit with exceptional features for under $500. If it proves to be reliable (and it should), other dishwasher brands, like Samsung and Bosch, will have to recreate their products to compete.
Who Makes Beko Dishwashers?
Beko may have a German name, but it’s Turkish. They are well known in Europe and a major brand. In the US, For dishwashers, they produce the Blomberg brand. They also manufacture dishwashers for Viking.
Beko Dishwasher DUT25401W Review
Beko Dishwasher Feature Highlights
Beko Dishwasher Racks
This dishwasher has some pretty extensive features for $499. It is all stainless steel – not plastic or a hybrid of plastic and stainless like all other brands’ dishwashers under $500.
You also have an adjustable rack and three levels of wash action like most premium brands.
Beko Adjustable Dishwasher Racks
There is also a wide array of cycles like heavy, normal, quick, express, and rinse and hold. You also have options, like half load, a sanitize to heat the water for better scouring power, and an extra rinse.
At 48 DBs, it’s quieter than many comparable machines. Forty-four decibels is considered quiet. You may hear it faintly.
Beko Dishwashers & Their Competitors, Bosch & Samsung
Now how does it stack up with a Samsung or Bosch?
Both of those machines are stainless steel with plastic bottoms and not stainless steel like Beko’s. Both are louder at 50 for the Bosch and 51 DBs for the Samsung.
Samsung does have a third rack for silverware and a delay for up to 9 hours. Bosch has the cycle for crystal and china the others do not have as well as a 24-hour delay.
Are Beko Dishwashers Reliable?
Dishwasher Reliability for 2020
|Service QTY||Shipped QTY||Service Ratio|
|Fisher & Paykel||56||193||29.02%|
Beko’s reliability with Blomberg was good, but it remains to be proven. We will after better reliability stats after a full year of selling Beko appliances.
Compared to Bosch and Samsung, they have lower repair rates in the first-year average than Blomberg.
Is The Beko DUT25401W A Good Dishwasher?
It checks all the boxes. The tub is stainless, not plastic or a hybrid of plastic and stainless.
You have the cycles you will regularly use as well.
At 48 dBA, it’s the quietest dishwasher in its class.
Beko is worth consideration for two reasons, even though it’s unknown in the US. First, the name is well recognized in Europe.
More importantly, the next better set of features in a dishwasher will cost $200-250 more.