Electrolux vs. Blomberg Compact Laundry (Review, Rating, Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  August 25, 2015  |  3 Min. Read

Blomberg  |  Electrolux  |  Compact Laundry

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Compact laundry is defined as being able to fit in a closet or under a kitchen counter. Dimensions vary slightly, but are typically 35” tall, 24” wide and 24” in depth.

This type of laundry is becoming more popular, because you do not have to cut a hole in new construction. Ventless laundry can also be placed anywhere with power and water as well, so it can easily be relocated to an upstairs closet from the basement.

Blomberg and Electrolux are both European. These pairs are different in almost every aspect in both the washer and especially the dryer. Blomberg uses the heat pump drying system.

We will look at both companies and products to determine what might be right for you. It will be one of the more difficult decisions.

First let’s look at the dryers.

Heat Pump Drying

Heat pump dryers have been popular for years in Europe. They are more efficient than your standard dryers. 

Heat pump dryers use existing air from the dryer and heat with a compressor, and then the heat is recirculated back to the clothes. They are at least 50% more efficient than regular dryers.

heat pump dryer instructions

Currently, only Whirlpool, LG and Blomberg offer heat pump dryers.

Blomberg, however, is the only dryer without standard element drying. It is also the only compact heat pump dryer as the other two are full size.

Blomberg

Blomberg, originally from Germany is now manufactured in Turkey. You might not be familiar with the name Blomberg, but they produce refrigerators for Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau.

Blomberg is one of the only compact vented dryer manufacturers. They make both vented & non-vented dryers.

Electrolux

With the acquisition of GE appliances, Electrolux will surpass Whirlpool as the largest appliance manufacturer in the world. They own Frigidaire as well. Their full size laundry are very popular at Yale.

They are the only compact laundry manufacturers offering a steam washer. Though they have factories in the U.S and Mexico, their compact laundry is made in Italy.

The Products

Electrolux

washer dryerf

EIFLS20QSW (Washer) - $999

  • 2.4 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • Jet Wash System
  • Steam Washer
  • 6 Wash Cycles / 5 Specialty Cycles
  • Quick Wash
  • 5 Temp Settings
  • 5 Soil Levels
  • Sanitize
  • Delay Start
  • 1400 RPM
  • Stainless Steel tub

EIED200QSW (Dryer) - $999

  • 4.0 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • Condensation Dryer
  • Stainless Steel Tub
  • 7 Cycles
  • 4 Temp Settings
  • 4 Options
  • Delay Start

 

 

 Blomberg

blomberg front load washer WM87120

WM87120 (Washer) - $939 

  • 24" 2.15 cu. ft. Capacity
  • 16 wash cycles
  • 1,200 RPM Spin Speed
  • Automatic Wash
  • Internal Heater
  • LCD Display
  • Child Lock
  • Energy Star Rated

DHP24412 (Dryer) $1,599

  • 4.1 cu. ft. Heat Pump Ventless Dryer
  • LED Digital Display
  • 11 Drying Cycles
  • Child Lock
  • OptiSense Automatic sensor drying
  • Bi-directional drum action
  • Auto anti-creasing cycle

What Should You Buy?

First, the capacities are similar. They have to be, because the physical dimensions are the same. 

This comparison is tough, because I like the Electrolux washer and the Blomberg dryer. Typically, being in the service business, I dislike first generation of anything for the inevitable issues. Both companies have produced compacts for years in their primary European markets.

Electrolux is the most fully featured compact washer. Steam is a decent feature serving the dual purpose of loosening stains and refreshing wrinkled clothes. Electrolux is the only compact washer with the steam function.

The Blomberg dryer is really intriguing. It has every imaginable cycle including a few new ones including, Baby Protect and Xpress. However, heat pump drying is not only incredibly efficient, but gentler in removing moisture from clothing without the harshness of heat from elements.

This one is a true draw. Blomberg will cost more, but you can also buy their ventless, non-heat pump dryer for less money.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve is the third-generation CEO of Yale and a lifelong Bostonian. He currently resides in Boston, one mile from where he was born. Despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the Boston Bruins. The love of his life is his daughter Sophie.

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