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Whirlpool vs Bosch Compact Laundry (Ratings/Reviews)

June 25th, 2012 | 3 min. read

By Eddie Jacob

Compact laundry has been a staple in urban areas like Boston due to its small profile. City condos don't normally have large spaces or basements for full size laundry. Increasingly, however, compact laundry has become more popular in the suburbs as more people moving the laundry from the basement to the top floors for convenience.

Compact laundry has been traditionally dominated by European manufacturers of varying types like Bosch and Miele from a quality perspective. Then there are less expensive and more tempermental (I am being kind) brands like Malber, Eurotech and Avanti.

Europeans specialize in this type of product, because they live in smaller dwellings. They also pay more for utilities like gas and electricity, and compact laundry is incredibly efficient. About 5 years ago, Whirlpool entered this market and along with Bosch is the biggest name in this segment.

Bosch Compact Laundry

Bosch is a huge company selling tools, undersea cables, and appliances among hundreds of other products and services. Bosch is based in Europe, but most of the appliances are manufactured in the US with compact laundry being the exception. Compact laundry is a big part of their overall worldwide sales. Their condensor or ventless dryer has become widely sold as people with no ability to vent can now buy laundry.

Whirlpool Compact Laundry

Whirlpool is the largest U.S. appliance only manufacturer with their most popular products being laundry and refrigerators. Like Bosch, Whirlpool produces most of their appliances in the U.S. with the exception again being compact laundry. As stated, compact laundry is a small part of Whirlpools overall offering/

Whirlpool vs Bosch (skip to the end for the choice) 

Washer: Bosch WAS20160UC vs. Whirlpool WFC7500VW

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Bosch WAS20160UC Whirlpool WFC7500VW

Bosch Axxis - WAS20160UC – 2.2 Cu. Ft. (HxWxD = 33 3/16” x 23 9/16” x 24 ½”)

  • 15 Wash Cycles, 6 Options & 5 spin speed settings
  • Multi-Function Status LED
  • AntiVibration Technology for Second Floors Installation. Reduces Vibration up to 30%
  • Snag Free Stainless Steel Drum with unique Raindrop Drum Pattern for Powerful & Gentle Cleaning
  • Stackable - Space Saving
  • Sensor-controlled Automatic Washing Programs
  • Up to 1000 rpm Maximum Spin Speed
  • Sanitary Cycle Heats Water Up to 161(degree) F to Kills Bacteria
  • KidsCare Cycle Removes Toughest Stains with Ease
  • Refresh Cycle Refreshes Loads Up to 4 lbs
  • Heavy Duty Option Targets the Toughest Stains
  • Reduced Ironing Option
  • Energy Star(R) Qualified. Exceeds Energy Star Requirements by up to 63%
  • Internal Water Heater Heats Water Quickly and Efficiently
  • Advanced SensoTronic(R) Plus for Maximum Efficency
  • Washer Plugs into Dryer for Easy Installation
  • WashUp to 17.6 lbs Fits Up to 14 Pairs of Pants in One Load

Whirlpool – WFC7500VW - 2.0 Cu. Ft. (HxWxD = 33 ½” x 23 ½” x 24”)

  • Conserves natural resources while saving you time and money
  • Keep Operational Sounds Inside the Washer
  • ENERGY STAR(R) Qualified
  • Flexible Installation - Under a Standard Countertop, Freestanding or Stacked
  • Quiet Wash Sound Package
  • 2.0 cu. ft. Stainless SteelWashBasket
  • Internal Water Heater
  • Triple Dispenser (Automatic Detergent, Bleach and Fabric Softener)
  • 4 Temperature Settings
  • Automatic Water Level Control
  • 1,200 RPM Maximum Spin Speed
  • Estimated Time Remaining Display
  • 8 Automatic Cycles

Dryer (Vented): Bosch WTV76100US vs. Whirlpool WED7500VW

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Bosch WTV76100US Whirlpool WED7500VW

Bosch Axxis – WTV76100US – 3.9 Cu. Ft. (HxWxD = 33 3/16” x 23 9/16” x 24 5/8”)

  • Uses 30 Amp 3- or 4-Wire 240/208 Volt Power Cord – Washer plugs into dryer for easy installation
  • 9 Drying Programs / 2 Drying Options
  • 3.9 Cubic Foot Drum
  • Multi-Function Status LED
  • High Quality, Snag Free Stainless Steel Drum
  • High Volume Air Flow and Moderate Heat for Gentle Drying
  • Backed by Good Housekeeping Seal - Two Year Limited Warranty
  • WRINKLEBLOCK(R) - Tumbling up to 1 Hour Prevents Wrinkles
  • Touch Up Cycle Reduces Drying Time for Lighter Loads – 20 minute cycle for extreme sensitive fabrics
  • Delicate Option to Dry Items Usually Only Line Dried
  • Moisture sensor prevents wasted energy & overdrying

Whirlpool – WED7500VW – 3.8 Cu. Ft. (HxWxD = 33 1/4” x 23 1/4” x 23 3/8”)

  • Built-in Sensors Help Prevent Overdrying
  • Energy-Saving Technology Saves You Time and Money
  • Stainless Steel Drum
  • AutoDry(TM) Drying System
  • 11 Automatic Cycles / 2 Temperature settings
  • Stack Kit W10178021A Included
  • Long Vent Exhaust
  • Normal Cycle
  • Timed Drying
  • Damp Dry Cycle
  • Extra-Large Front-Mounted Lint Screen
  • Adjustable End-of-Cycle Signal
  • Optional Pedestal – LAB0050PQ Sold Seperately

If you read through all the specs, it is very hard to decide the better machine. They are both 34 High* 24 wide* 24 deep and designed to be stacked or built into popular cabinets. Cycles will be similar.

There really is only one difference.

Bosch manufactures their compact laundry in Europe whereas Whirlpool will outsource to Eurotech. So from a design, manufacturing and quality perspective, Bosch is the better product.

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Eddie Jacob

Eddie Jacob has 15+ years of sales & consulting experience and is in the appliance sales department at Yale Appliance. He takes pride in total customer satisfaction and enjoys coaching youth soccer.

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