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Beko Vs Samsung Compact Laundry (Reviews / Ratings /  Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  April 14, 2020  |  6 Min. Read

Compact Laundry  |  Samsung  |  Compact Dryers  |  Compact Washers  |  Beko

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Let me guess. You're here because your search for compact vented laundry has not been easy. There are only a few manufacturers, and one of the best is less well known.

Miele, Electrolux, and Bosch are ventless only. This does not help if you are replacing an existing vented set.

Of the few vented dryer manufacturers, Samsung and Beko are the best.

In this article, you will learn about Samsung's and Beko's best compact laundry, their features, dimensions, prices, and how they compare.

We will also show you reliability based on real service data (lots of it actually).

If you are just browsing, scroll to the end.  There is a section about how to prevent dryer fires.  

But first, let me show you why your search has been tough until now.

Why Are There So Few Vented Compact Laundry Pairs?

Compact-Laundry-Display-2018Stackable Compact Laundry With Ventless and Vented Dryers at Yale Appliance in Boston

 

In 2013, UL dryer regulations stated that a fire in a dryer must be contained for 7 hours. This must have been in response to a few fires at that time, mostly in the vent.

Ventless dryers aren't a problem because a fire cannot be spread to a vent and then possibly through your house.

However, at that time, only Blomberg (a subsidiary of Beko) could comply with the regulations. Samsung became active in compact laundry only since 2017.

At the end of the article, I will include some suggestions to prevent dry fires, whether you have compact or full-size laundry.

Who Is Beko?

This is a question I would ask. You don't want to buy an off-brand for an appliance. We have tried that route early in my 34-year history at Yale.

It's a good idea until you need repair.

Beko is not an off-brand and is one of the largest appliance companies in the world, based in Turkey.

You may have already bought a Beko appliance under their Blomberg brand. They manufacture appliances for other brands as well.

That Viking dishwasher is a Beko, for example.

Anyway, compact laundry and refrigeration are their biggest categories.

They have been leaders in innovation with the first ventless heat pump imported into the US, and the first UL approved vented compact dryer.

Beko Compact Washer & Vented Dryer Pair - $1,599

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Beko Compact Washer BWM7200X - $749

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Features:

  • 1,200 rpm Maximum Spin Speed
  • White with Silver Door
  • Product Dimensions - 33 1/8" x 23 5/8" x 23 1/5"
  • Total Capacity - 1.95 Cu. Ft. 
Beko Compact Electric Vented Dryer BDV7200X - $749

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Features:

  • Stack kit included
  • White with Chrome Door
  • Product Dimensions - 33 11/16" x 23 1/2" x 23"
  • Total Capacity - 3.7 Cu. Ft. 

Samsung

yale-appliance-hanover-laundry-displaySamsung Washers and Dryers at Yale Appliance in Hanover

 

You know Samsung for its phones. However, you probably didn't know it's the number 1 sold appliance brand in the US in a relatively short time.

They have done so with beautiful yet functional appliances.

Like Beko, laundry and refrigeration are their best products. This compact laundry set is excellent.

Samsung Compact Washer & Vented Dryer Pair - $1,799

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Samsung Compact Washer WW22K6800AW - $899

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Features:

  • Steam Wash - Powerful Steam Eliminates Stains without pre-treatment
  • Super Speed - Wash a full load in 40 minutes*
  • Product Dimensions - 23 5/8" x 33 1/2" x 26 5/8"
  • Total Capacity - 2.2 Cu. Ft. 
Samsung Compact Vented Electric Dryer DV22K6800EW  -$899

Samsung-DV22K6800EW

Features:

  • Smart Care - Troubleshoot straight from your smartphone*
  • Sensor Dry - Automatically turns off when your clothes are dry
  • Product Dimensions - 23 5/8" x 33 1/2" x 25 13/16"
  • Total Capacity - 4.0 Cu. Ft. 

Samsung Compact Laundry Review [VIDEO]

 

Let's compare their key features with their dimensions being the most important.

Beko Vs Samsung Compact Laundry

Samsung Vs Beko Compact Vented Laundry

Compact Laundry Reliability

Most Reliable Compact Laundry Brands for 2020

  Serviced Qty Shipped Qty Service Ratio
Asko 12 53 22.64%
Miele 48 461 10.41%
Samsung 45 453 9.93%
Blomberg 21 225 9.33%
Whirlpool 12 193 6.22%
Bosch 35 840 4.17%
Grand Total  173 2315 7.47%

I always start here and encourage you to look at reliability before you buy an appliance.

In this instance, 0.6% is not significant or important enough to decide on either brand.

However, service is an issue in this industry.

It's not like buying a car where every dealer has a service department. In the appliance world, maybe 5% have significant service departments.

Check before you buy it.

Check again, because compact laundry is highly technical with few technicians available to repair.

Washer RPM Spin Speed

Why is it important?

Higher RPM spin speeds in your washer equate to less time in your dryer by "spinning" excess water out in the washer.

The average for a top load is 400 RPM. The average front load RPM is 1000. Miele is the highest at 1600 RPM.

Beko is above average at 1200. Samsung is faster at 1400 RPM.

Steam

Steam can help loosen and power out stains. Samsung is one of the few compact washers with steam. Beko does not offer steam in this model.

Compact Laundry Size

Compact laundry is all roughly the same size. It's designed to fit into a smaller closet or kitchen.

Most of these cabinets and spaces are 24 width and 24 depth.

Samsung is a rare exception.

It is 26.63 deep. So it has a larger capacity. However, that larger capacity may not be able to fit in your closet.

In a kitchen, it will protrude almost 3 inches.

Beko is the opposite. The washer is 23.2 inches deep and the dryer is 23 inches, so you have a bit less capacity.

However, Beko is your best choice for compact laundry in shallower spaces, especially tight closets.

Key Takeaways

Both are good choices. It's almost a statistical tie in reliability.

Samsung is larger and has a few better features. Beko will be easier to fit in tighter spaces and with a much easier installation.

Dryer Fire Safety

I promised you a section on preventing dryer fires.

If you are replacing your existing dryer, you should switch out the accordion, flexible vent for straight sheet metal to prevent lint from being trapped in the seams of the flex.

You should also clean out the lint in your dryer screen after every load.

In 2013, there were some well-publicized fires. Heat and lint can create a fire. The vent is usually inside your house, so a fire is difficult to extinguish.

It does not happen that often, but it is easily preventable.

According to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and UL fire codes, here are a few dryer safety tips: 

  1. An adult should always be home while your dryer is in use. 
  2. Clean the lint filter screen before or after each load to prevent lint buildup. Do not forget to clean the back of the dryer where lint can be trapped.
  3. The interior of the dryer and venting system outside should be cleaned twice a year by a qualified service technician. Qualified personnel should also replace plastic or vinyl exhaust hoses with rigid or flexible metal venting.
  4. Make sure to keep the dryer's surrounding area clean.
  5. Do not dry mop heads, clothing, or fabric upon which there is any chemical residue like cooking oils, gasoline, or alcohol. 
  6. Read manufacturers' warnings and care manuals that accompany new dryers. Also, make sure to read the warning markings that can usually be found on the inside of the dryer's lid.

Additional Resources

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WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST US?

A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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