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Samsung Vs. Beko Dishwashers (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Jason Anemaet  |  December 17, 2020  |  7 Min. Read

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Probably the best comparison for a $500 dishwasher is Samsung and Beko for two reasons.

First, KitchenAid, Bosch, and Miele do not have any models at that price. Bosch technically does, but it's not available.

Secondly, both Samsung and Beko have dishwashers available, which is a definite plus.

Both are good dishwashers. In this article, we'll compare Beko and Samsung's basic dishwasher models for under $500 as well as their best dishwashers over $1000.

Both dishwashers have interesting features worth considering.

First, let's answer the question of who is Beko?

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Introduction to Beko Appliances

Beko is a Turkish manufacturer sold in 140 countries. You may be familiar with Blomberg in the U.S., who makes Beko appliances. Beko also manufactures dishwashers for Viking.

Beko, like Whirlpool, is an appliance-only manufacturer. Samsung is a conglomerate with appliances being a small part of their portfolio.

Beko Vs. Samsung Dishwashers Under $500

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Samsung DW80R2031US Dishwasher - $476

Samsung-DW80R2031US-Dishwasher-Features and Benefits:

  • 14 Place Setting Capacity - Accommodates a 14 place setting with limited adjustability.
  • 4 Wash Cycles - The 4 Wash Cycles include Auto, Normal, Heavy, and Express 60.
  • 4 Wash Options - Hi-Temp Wash, Sanitize, Delay Start, Heated Dry
  • Digital Leak Sensor - Identifies leaks and is designed to shut itself off before water escapes.
  • ENERGY STAR® - Energy efficiency to get good savings on your utility bills.
  • Silence Rating of 55 dB

This is a good inexpensive dishwasher option for rental properties or someone who isn't looking for all the bells and whistles.

It does run a little louder at 55 decibels but will still get the job done.

Cleaning bigger dishware, like pots and pans, could be a challenge due to very limited rack adjustability. This model is more designed for regular tableware.

Beko DUT25401X Dishwasher - $499

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Features and Benefits:

  • 24-Inch Semi-Integrated Dishwasher - Features 3-Position Height-Adjustable Upper Rack, Static Drying System, and SilentTech, which provides a whisper-quiet 48 dBA sound level.
  • 14 Place Settings - 3-position height-adjustable upper racks allow customized top rack and accommodate taller items.
  • 5 Wash Cycles - Heavy, Normal, Quick & Shine, Express, and Rinse & Hold to accommodate various needs.
  • 4 Wash options - Half load, Sanitize, Extra Rinse, Fast function.
  • Stainless Steel Tall Tub - Stainless Steel interior tub helps to dampen and insulate against noise, resists stains, corrosion adds extra durability, and has a higher temperature tolerance than plastic interiors.
  • ENERGY STAR® - Energy efficiency to get good savings on your utility bills.
  • Silence Rating of 48 dB

This dishwasher has a stainless tub, not plastic or a hybrid of plastic and stainless like other dishwashers at this price.

You have the cycles you will regularly use and great features that usually cost more.

Most importantly, this dishwasher is 48 dB. It's the quietest dishwasher in its class.

 

Read More: Is The Beko DUT25401X A Good Dishwasher?

What Samsung and Beko Have in Common:

First, both have a surprising amount of cycles for an inexpensive dishwasher plus plenty of options.

Both hold the same amount of place settings as well.

How Samsung and Beko Differ:

There are two major differences.

Dishwasher Sound Level

Beko is 48 decibels (dB) while Samsung is 55 dB. The minimum standard of quietness is 44 dB so that you will hear both.

However, Beko will be much quieter.

Here is what a 44 and 55 dB dishwasher sounds like.

 

Composition of the Tub

Beko will be all stainless, whereas Samsung has a stainless door and plastic tub. Plastic and stainless both hold water.

Samsung-Dishwasher-Plastic-TubSamsung Dishwasher With a Plastic Tub

 

However, plastic is porous, so you have to clean the tub occasionally to remove odors. Stainless is non-porous.

Which Dishwasher Should You Buy Under $500?

It depends. We will talk about reliability later in the article.

At the $20 price difference, Beko seems like a better product. However, Samsung is promotional, so its price can dip below $400 during the year.

For a $100 difference? It's hard to know and depends on a rental property or a dishwasher for your own home.

Now let's look at some cool technology.

Read More: What are the Best Dishwashers Under $500?

Samsung Vs. Beko Dishwashers Over $1000

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Samsung DW80R9950US Dishwasher - $1,034

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Features and Benefits

  • 7 Wash Cycles - Choose between 7 cycles including Auto, Normal, Heavy, Delicate, Express 60, Self Clean, and Rinse Only.
  • 15 Place Settings - Good rack adjustability with fold-down tines and different height options for all your cleaning needs.
  • 8 Wash Options - Half-Load Wash (Lower Rack), Zone Booster™ (Left), Speed Booster, Hi-Temp Wash, Sanitize, Delay Start, Control Lock, Smart Control (Wi-Fi App)
  • 3rd Rack - A 3rd (top) cutlery rack will provide more space for additional utensils and silverware.
  • Linear Wash System - AquaBlast™ jets provide corner to corner coverage for superior cleaning.
  • AutoRelease™ door - At the end of the cycle, the door automatically opens to improve drying performance.
  • Gliding Rack - Ball bearing racks for smooth back and forth movement even with heavy items on them.
  • Zone Booster™ - Zone Booster™ is an additional water stream in the bottom left corner of the dishwasher for hard to clean items.
  • ENERGY STAR® - For energy efficiency and big savings on your utility bills.
  • Wi-Fi Remote Control - Use your smart device as a remote control to control appliance functions, whether you're home, in the office, or on the road. You can also link Amazon Alexa or Google Home to give your dishwasher voice commands.
  • Silence Rating of 39 dB

This Samsung dishwasher has some great features like the auto release door to improve drying and the aqua blast linear wash system.

The aqua blast linear wash system on the bottom rack provides jet streams with full coverage for optimal cleaning.

You also have good adjustability to get pots and pans or anything with an odd shape into the dishwasher.

If your pans are caked up, you can activate the zone booster in the bottom left corner for an even more intense wash in that area.

Beko DDT39432XIH Dishwasher - $1,049

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Features and Benefits

  • 16 Place Settings - full adjustability with the foldable tines and adjustable height racks allow you to accommodate all your dishes.
  • 9 Wash Cycles - Includes a Heavy Plus, Auto Program, Download Cycle, AquaFlex, Normal, Quick & Shine, Glass Care, Express, and Rinse & Hold to accommodate various needs.
  • 6 Wash options - Aqua intense, half load, Sanitize, Extra Rinse, Steam Gloss, Fast function.
  • Full-Size Third Rack - A 3rd (top) cutlery rack will provide more space for additional utensils and silverware.
  • HomeWhiz Smart Home Technology - Use your iOS or Android smart device to connect to your dishwasher, allowing you to control and monitor them from anywhere.
  • Turbidity Sensor - This feature detects the dishes' soil level and the amount of debris in the water to adjust the time of the dishwasher cycle and function accordingly.
  • AquaIntense - Whether it's your cheesiest lasagna, darkest coffee, or other baked-on foods, Beko has developed AquaIntense technology to power your dishes clean. Thanks to its power zone of intense water pressure and innovative 180° rotating spray arm with a 360° rotating head, it provides five times better cleaning performance.
  • IonGuard - IonGuard neutralizes and removes bad odors inside your dishwasher without the use of harmful gases or chemicals.
  • ENERGY STAR® - Energy efficiency to get good savings on your utility bills.
  • Silence Rating of 39 dB

The Beko DDT39432X is a good dishwasher for a high-end model. It’s the quietest dishwasher at 39 dB, great for anyone who has a kitchen open to their living room.

Lastly, it offers an excellent combination of heat and water pressure to clean your dishes well.

 

What Samsung and Beko Dishwashers Have in Common:

Except for maybe Miele, you are looking at the two most advanced dishwashers available.

Dishwasher Sound Level 

They are both 39 dB, so they are silent and amongst the quietest dishwashers you can buy.

Third Racks

Both have third racks for silverware. You can also store more on the bottom rack without the silverware basket.

Wi-Fi

You can control your dishwasher on your phone through an app on both Beko or Samsung.

How Samsung and Beko Dishwashers Differ:

Samsung Linear Wash System with AquaBlast Jets

Samsung-Dishwasher-Linear-Aqua-Blast-Samsung Linear Wash System with AquaBlast Jets

 

The Samsung dishwasher is different from any other dishwasher providing a wall of water blasted from an arm moving back and forth at the bottom of  the dishwasher rather than the traditional spinners.

You also have a Zone Booster on the back left for extra cleaning power.

Beko AquaIntense Wash System

Beko-Dishwasher-With-AquaIntenseBeko AquaIntense Wash System

 

Beko has a similar wash system with its "AquaIntense" feature. Beko uses the traditional spinners plus an additional rotating head at the bottom for extra cleaning power.

Beko IonGuard

Beko also has IonGuard. It sends out negatively charged ions to neutralize the positive ions of odors.

Which Dishwasher Should You Buy Over Over $1000?

Invariable, they will both clean your dishwashers, and, ironically, they are similar in racking, quietness, and cycles.

Beko is normally less expensive, while Samsung will be about the same or a little less on promotion.

Read More: What are the Best Dishwashers Under $1000

Samsung Vs. Beko Dishwashers: Which is More Reliable? 

Compared to Samsung, Beko has a lower repair rate in the first-year. However, we started selling Beko in 2020. Next year, we'll have a better representation of Beko from this year's deliveries. 

Still, Beko is in the top 5 most reliable dishwasher brands at 7.67% with a feature-laden dishwasher.

Dishwasher Reliability From December 2019 to November 2020

  Service Ratio
Blomberg 0%
LG 1.9%
Whirlpool 2.1%
Thermador 7.6%
Beko 7.67%
Miele 8.2%
GE Profile 10.5%
Samsung 10.6%
JennAir 11.0%
KitchenAid 11.0%
Asko 11.6%
Bosch  12.8%
Bosch Benchmark 18.4%
Café Appliances 18.8%
GE Appliances 19.5%
Fisher & Paykel 27.8%
Average 11.2%

Each brand represented has a minimum of 50 units sold, and a total sample of over 10,000 pieces.

We calculate appliance reliability by looking at the products sold compared to the products serviced by brand for one year.

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Samsung Vs. Beko Dishwashers: Which has Better Service?

Service is a big problem for both manufacturers. The problem is easy to understand.

Neither company has a service, so you have to figure out who will fix your dishwasher before you buy it.

In certain areas, that could be extremely hard.

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Samsung Vs. Beko Dishwasher: Key Takeaways

You should buy a brand where you have a greater comfort level. If you don't want an off-brand, then Samsung should be your choice.

However, comfort should be considered in two other ways.

First, you should consider what is available. Both Samsung and Beko have done a commendable job with availability for the most part. That will change through 2021.

Secondly, which will be repaired faster? Service availability does change depending on where you live.

As for the dishwashers, both are good choices.

The Beko is a bit better at $499 because it's all stainless and has quieter washing cycles.

Just over $1000, you are looking at the two best technologically driven dishwashers on the market.

Like we said earlier, both will wash your dishes, but you need to see which one can be easily repaired locally.

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