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Should You Buy Blomberg Appliances? (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  June 05, 2017  |  8 Min. Read

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As I finished writing this, there was a major recall on Blomberg ranges due to some grounding concerns. I am not sure what the exact nature of the problem is. If you have purchased a Blomberg range, reach out and have it fixed immediately. Do not buy a Blomberg range until further notice.

The company, however, is still worth considering for 3-4 product categories.

You are probably naturally skeptical of unfamiliar brands, and rightfully so. Let's say some brand enters the market with a big splash and is unsuccessful for whatever reason. Thus, leaving you with an unfixable product. End of story.

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For us, it is even more complicated because we service what we sell. We own the service obligation for every product, so we have a real problem with unreliable products.

Blomberg is different. They are a major brand in Europe and some of their products are worth considering. We will look at a few of their products worth considering for your home.  

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But first, we will answer the question: who is Blomberg?

Blomberg

Accelik is the parent company of Blomberg. They are the second largest manufacturer in Europe and OEM for many US companies. Blomberg is style-driven as they have to compete with very stylish European brands like Miele, Bosch, SMEG, and Electrolux.

In the past, they specialized in smaller appliance sizes but recently have started to produce more, larger American products.

Here a few of their products to consider:

Dishwashers

Their dishwasher is excellent. It is fully stainless and heats the water to 167 degrees for better cleaning power. Bosch, for example, heats the water to 160, while most dishwashers use inlet water.

Stainless Steel Dishwasher DWT25502SS - $529

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Features:

  • 5 programs
  • 3 wash temperatures Brushless DCTM motor
  • Condensing drying system
  • 48 dBA wash noise level
  • Program follow-up display
  • Time delay up to 1-24 hrs
  • Auto tablet detergent function
  • 1/2 load function
  • Sanitize function
  • Extra Rinse function
  • Rapid Clean function
  • 3 way euro filtering system smartFITTM front adjustable rear feet
  • Interior highloop with air gap Power plug

At $499 after rebates, this is the least expensive decent quality dishwasher if you are not looking to spend more money on a Bosch, Asko, KitchenAid or Miele. The current Viking $1,200 dishwasher is made by Blomberg and is identical to this product.

Laundry 

One of their best-selling categories is laundry. If you have space constraints, Blomberg offers good compact sized washers and dryers that can be used in tight spaces with or without outside venting. Besides having a low service rate, Blomberg is also one of the few companies offering a compact dryer model that can be vented.

Compact dryers are often disliked due to the longer drying times as most use condensation drying only. Blomberg along with Samsung and Asko are the few brands that offer a vented unit for quicker drying times.

If you have a small laundry space and cannot vent out, Blomberg also offers a heat pump dryer model. Thanks to the heat pump technology, their dryers can operate at a lower temperature, offer less drying time, better care, with 50% savings over traditional drying.

Front Load Washer WM77120 - $849

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Features:

  • Automatic Water Adjustment System
  • Balance Detection System
  • Automatic Temperature Control
  • Aquawave Drum

Front Load Dryer - Vented DV17542 - $679

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Features:

  • Bi-Directional Drum Action
  • 15 Program Options
  • Auto Anti-Creasing
  • Automatic Water Drain

Front Load Dryer – Ventless DHP24412 - $1,399

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Features:

  • Bi-Directional Drum Action
  • 16 Program Options
  • Auto Anti-Creasing
  • Heat Pump

Refrigeration

They also produce refrigeration that has unique features as well. The BRFD2652SS listed below is a four door 36-inch wide French Door configuration model.

It offers three separate zones of temperature management. The lower right zone can be used as a freezer, fridge, or a bio-fresh compartment. As fresher food storage is trending (opposed to freezing), the additional refrigerator space can be a great benefit. 

Blomberg also incorporates their Blue Light Crisper to help keep fruits and vegetables healthy longer. 

For better management of humidity and cross odors between the fridge and freezer compartments, all Blomberg refrigerators are built with two evaporators. The Blue Light Crisper feature is also in the BRFB1800 series and is the only 30-inch wide refrigerator with less depth for smaller kitchens.

36-Inch French 4 Door BRFD2652SS - $2,499

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Features:

  • hygAIR ionizing technology
  • Hygiene+ antibacterial carbon filter   
  • LED interior illumination
  • Three temperature zones
  • Flex Zone – go from freezer to fridge
  • Blue Light Crisper

30-Inch Single Freezer Door Refrigerator BRFB1822SS - $1,699

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Features:

  • Double-Sliding Wine Rack
  • Hygiene+ antibacterial carbon filter   
  • LED interior illumination
  • Blue Light Crisper

Blomberg Problems:

They do not have reliability issues per se (we publish the data from our service team). Click here for our Most Reliable article series.

However, you cannot buy a whole suite of appliances in most instances. They are also not premium like a Miele dishwasher or Thermador pro range. 

Conclusion

Should you buy Blomberg appliances?

Most people are without realizing it and at the very high-end with Viking who labels the Blomberg dishwasher ata a premium

Their products have been reliable and cost effective to date. I would certainly consider a Blomberg appliance in certain areas.

Their $500 dishwasher and laundry are extremely competitive for the price.

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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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