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Beko vs. Bosch Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

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In 2019, you would have never seen an article comparing Bosch and Beko French door refrigerators.

Bosch recently started manufacturing their own refrigerators while Beko was not even in the country yet.

Now, they are two of the most popular brands because they are available while so many brands are not.

Still, you should consider both for their unique features designed to keep food fresh longer than most.

In this article, you will learn all about the differences between Beko and Bosch refrigerators. 

We will also show how both brands keep food fresh for over four weeks.

"Project Produce" was our test of five major brands with identical fruit and vegetables.

By the end of the article, you will learn whether a Beko or Bosch refrigerator may be right for you.

Let's get started.

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Beko

Beko is a Turkish-based company extremely popular in Europe and widely sold in 140 countries.

For whatever reason, Beko may have been the most reliable supplier if you were looking for appliances in 2020.

Then again, they are only sold in a few stores, so finding a Beko refrigerator may be difficult. 

Every appliance in their portfolio has a few unique features, as you will see in our comparison.

Beko is in the freestanding refrigerator market, especially in the smaller sizes of 24-, 28-, and 30-inch sizes.

Most brands will produce a lower-end smaller refrigerator. Beko will have similar features to their larger refrigerators.

Read More: Should You Buy Blomberg and Beko Appliances?

Beko's Most Popular Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerators for 2021

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Beko BFFD3624 ($2,499) | Beko BFFD3626SS ($2,999)

Beko's Best Refrigerator Features

Blue Lighting

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You would be right to wonder how blue lighting is an advantage in refrigeration. However, sunlight is cast as blue on the Kelvin scale.

So, while you may be looking at it as blue light, your cucumbers think of it as sunlight and continue their photosynthesis to keep fresh longer.

EverFresh+

EverFresh+ is a more precise temperature control system or a fancy term of allowing air directly into the crisper bins from the compressor.

Dual Evaporators

Dual evaporators keep the warmer moister air of the refrigerator from being trapped in your colder freezer.

Your frozen foods should taste better because the odors of the refrigerator won't be trapped in your freezer.

IonGuard

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As it turns out, odors have positively charged ions. Beko's IonGuard emits negative ions to cancel out those odors leaving your refrigerator smelling fresh.

Ice Maker

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Beko manufactures the most at 6 pounds every 24 hours. That is a ton of ice.

Read More: Should You Buy the Beko BFFD3624SS Counter-Depth Refrigerator?

Bosch

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After years of outsourcing refrigeration, Bosch started producing their own.

Bosch is a dishwasher company first with strengths in their cooking appliances and now refrigeration.

Their refrigeration is worth considering with some good features like two compressors.

Bosch makes the only freestanding refrigerator with two compressors. Having two compressors is a feature Sub-Zero popularized years ago.

Like Beko, one of their best features is availability. You can buy a Bosch refrigerator in most stores.

Other than these 36-inch French door refrigerators, Bosch markets built-in refrigerators exclusively.

Interestingly, Bosch's built-in refrigerators are produced in Turkey in a joint venture with the Turkish company Arcelik.

Arcelik happens to be the parent company of Beko.

Bosch's Most Popular Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator for 2021

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Bosch B36CT80SNS ($3,199) | Bosch B36CT81SNS ($3,499)

Bosch's Best Refrigerator Features

Twin Compressors and Twin Evaporators

Bosch is the only freestanding refrigerator with two compressors and two evaporators to maintain temperature and keep air separate.

Stainless Steel Backing

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Stainless steel is used commercially for resistance to germs, but it also stays cold better as well.

Pro Tip: Place your groceries next to stainless steel to keep them colder in your refrigerator.

VitaFresh

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As a part of Bosch's FarmFresh system, the VitaFresh drawers maintain temperature and humidity to keep food fresh longer.

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Despite all these code names, the "FreshProtect" is an ethylene filter. It's also part of Bosch's new FarmFresh system.

Ethylene gas is emitted off spoiling foods and can cross-contaminate other non-spoiling foods.

A filter prevents premature spoilage - at least in theory.

HomeConnect

Smart functionality or the ability to operate your refrigerator off your phone is of limited value in a refrigerator.

However, receiving a text saying your refrigerator is open is valuable (I have a 5-year-old).

You also can change the temperature from the Bosch HomeConnect on an app from your phone.

Read More: Is the Bosch B36CT80SNS a Good French Door Refrigerator?

Beko vs. Bosch Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerators

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What Beko and Bosch Refrigerators Have in Common

Internal Water Dispensers: You have water dispensers in the refrigerators, not outside. Bosch has an ice maker model, but it is outsourced.

You also have less of a chance of needing repair with an internal water dispenser compared to a water and ice dispenser on the door.

Capacity: Bosch is technically larger at 21 cubic feet compared to 20 cubic feet for Beko.

How Beko and Bosch Refrigerators Differ

Price: The smaller Beko is $700 less than the Bosch.

Ion Generator: Beko is the only company with this technology.

Stainless Interior: It's useful to place your groceries next to a colder stainless surface.

Two Evaporators vs. Two Compressors + Two Evaporators

You would think two compressors and evaporators would trump the two evaporators for keeping food fresher longer.

Then again, you may think having two compressors is just another service problem later.

We will answer that question shortly.

Bosch's FarmFresh System vs. Beko EverFresh+ System

Both brands advertise keeping food fresh longer than most refrigerators.

Bosch has their VitaFresh drawer with precision temperature settings and an ethylene filter while the Beko has EverFresh+ with air directed into the crisper and then sealed.

Beko's Active Fresh Blue Light feature then extends life by mimicking sunlight.

Both are decent and more than any other brand, but which is better?

Let's look at the tests.

Which Keeps Food Fresh the Longest?

Over four weeks, we tested five brands, Sub-Zero, Thermador, Bosch, Beko, and Samsung, with identical fruit and vegetables.

It was designed to answer which kept food fresh the longest.

In the end, Sub-Zero was the best. Then again, at $10,000, it should have been. Our runner-up was Beko, but Bosch was pretty close as well.

Read More: Which Refrigerator Keeps Food Fresh the Longest?

Which Is More Reliable?

Based on 37,061 service calls logged last year, both are better than average, mostly because they don't feature water and ice dispensers.

However, reliability is only half the story. Support is a big problem, especially now with the lack of parts.

If your store does not offer service, then Bosch is the better choice. They have service and support, whereas Beko is new and just building one.

French Door Counter-Depth Refrigerator Reliability for December 2019 - November 2020

  Service Ratio
GE Appliances  12.1%
Bosch Appliances 16.9%
Fisher & Paykel 17.3%
Beko Appliances 18.1%
Samsung 20.9%
KitchenAid 21.6%
Café Appliances 21.9%
GE Profile 22.8%
LG Electronics 27.8%
JennAir 36.7%
Average 21.1%

These figures are based on a minimum of 20 sold per brand and over 3,000 total pieces.

Read More: Most Reliable Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerators for 2021

Key Takeaways

Both Beko and Bosch are good considerations. They both have incorporated exceptional features as it relates to food.

It sounds strange, but most companies do not.

Beko is less expensive and is a bit better with their freshness technology.

Bosch is a bit bigger with decent features. Bosch will be better after the sale with repair and support.

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