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Blomberg vs. Miele Compact Laundry (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Rick Medeiros  |  June 20, 2016  |  6 Min. Read

Miele  |  Blomberg  |  Laundry  |  Compact Laundry

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Compact laundry generally refers to 24 inch washers and dryers. This size is convenient for stacking in closets or placing side by side in a standard 24 inch kitchen cabinet.

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Almost all compact laundry is built and/or engineered in Europe. Europeans typically have smaller kitchens and living spaces, so compact laundry is a staple. Since these machines are only available in electric models, gas hook-up is not an option.

miele front load compact laundry installed

Smaller washers and dryers, however, have become more popular in the US over the last 20 years especially in urban areas like Boston. It is also becoming more popular with empty nesters, because you can place laundry units upstairs and other convenient areas. 

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There are fewer brands in compact laundry as GE and Whirlpool have exited the market. The most popular compact laundry, Bosch, has decreased their offering by 50%. According to the new regulations, dryers now must contain a fire for 7 hours. Most companies cannot meet these standards.

In fact, all the companies with a couple exceptions cannot meet the standards with vented dryers. If you are buying compact laundry, you now must consider condensation, non-venting dryers.

Vented vs. Non-Vented Dryers

A vented dryer is ducted outside your house, which is technically preferable. However, fires often begin from improper plastic ducts and an overabundance of lint (you clean yours, I hope).

Condensation or non-vented dryers convert steam into water. You would have to empty a tank after each wash (although our delivery guys run a line from the dryer to the water waste line, so it would not be necessary). Condensation is not much less efficient than vented, but it does emit heat through the front of the machine.

Let's look at both companies. 

Blomberg

Blomberg is a quality and trusted name in the European household appliances market. Owned by the Turkish Arcelik, the 3rd largest appliance manufacturer in Europe, Blomberg has gained a sizable presence in the average European home with a full array of products. Turkey is the home of many appliances, from Blomberg compact laundry to Gaggenau, Bosch and Thermador refrigerators.

Blomberg WM984 compact washer Blomberg DHP24412W compact laundry dryer

Blomberg WM984 - $1,079

  • 24 Inch 2.5 cu. ft.
  • Front Load Washer
  • 16 Wash Cycles
  • 1,400 RPM
  • Rinse Sensor
  • Electronic LCD Control Console
  • Stainless Steel Wash Tub

Blomberg DHP24412W - $1,599

  • 24 Inch 4.1 cu. ft.
  • Ventless Electric Dryer
  • 16 Dry Cycles
  • OptiSense Automatic Sensor Drying
  • Auto Anti-Creasing Cycle
  • Aquawave  Stainless Steel Drum

Miele

Miele is the largest family-owned appliance company in the world, headquartered in Germany.

They manufacture almost every component for their appliances, including controls.

In a world of outsourcing, Miele is almost completely integrated and produces all their equipment in one factory. An average appliance lasts 6-10 years, but Miele designs their machines to operate for 20 years.

Miele W3048 compact laundry washer Miele T8033C compact laundry dryer

Miele W3048 $1,999

  • 24 Inch 2.02 cu. ft. Front Load Washer
  • 18 Wash Cycles
  • 1,300 RPM
  • Sanitize Cycle
  • Wrinkle-Free Program
  • 24-Hour Delay Start
  • Self Diagnostics
  • RemoteVision Capable
  • Stainless Steel Honeycomb Wash Drum

Miele T8033C - $1,499.99

  • 24 Inch Electric Dryer
  • 8 Dry Programs
  • Anti-Creasing After Program End
  • RemoteVision Capable
  • Electronic Moisture Monitoring
  • Honeycomb Drum
  • Interior Light

Blomberg vs. Miele Compact Laundry

At a $2,000 difference, you are almost comparing two different products. Let's talk about them both in greater detail.

First, there is nothing wrong with Blomberg or we would not sell the brand. In fact, we do not sell similarly low price units like Summit, Malbar or Equator brands. Blomberg is mostly known for other brands equipment like Viking dishwashers as well as Bosch, Thermador, Gaggenau and Bosch refrigerators.

The washer and dryer has decent features and is the only company to offer a vented dryer for compact laundry. They are certainly worth a consideration. In 2015, the service rate of Blomberg laundry was only 8.2 % within the first year, which is excellent. 

Miele is the best manufacturer in the appliance industry. They are also the least serviced brand sold at Yale.

 

Miele laundry is smartly designed, using a honeycomb inspired stainless steel tub. Because of the indentations of the honeycomb, the clothes do not actually touch the tub of the machine. Thus, Miele is the only machine to be able to wash fine washables like silks.

Miele will only offer their dryer in condensation, but they still are the best laundry available.

So, it depends on your budget and what you wash. 

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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.

Rick Medeiros

Rick Medeiros has over 10 years of appliances sales experience and is in the appliance sales department at Yale Appliance + Lighting. He enjoys travelling, live music and learning to play the guitar.

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