Viking vs. Blomberg Dishwashers (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  April 13, 2017  |  3 Min. Read

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Have you ever purchased a product to find out, you could have bought the same exact product under a different name for much cheaper? 

In our industry, there are a few OEMs (short for original equipment manufacturer) yet tons of labels. Typically, the price difference between the OEM and the name brand is significant.

In this case, we will be comparing a brand you have never heard of, Blomberg, versus one of the industry's most aspirational brands, Viking.

The result could save you a small fortune.

Who is Blomberg?

Blomberg is a division of Turkish giant Accelik. They have focused on OEM-ing products for other companies. If you have a Gaggenau, Bosch, Miele, or Thermador column, it was made in a Blomberg factory.

They are the second biggest manufacturer in Europe.

Blomberg DWT25502 - $529

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Viking RWD103WSS - $1,099

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Viking vs. Blomberg Dishwashers

You would think the $1,099 dishwasher would be better than the $529. It is usually the way the world works. However, the sound decibel rating is the same at 48 DB, so the insulation is identical. The racks and cycles are identical as well.

So what is the difference?

The logo is the difference. One says Viking, and the other says, Blomberg. Blomberg is the manufacturer of the Viking dishwasher.

Should you buy this Dishwasher?

At $529, it is a very good consideration with decent quietness and racks with an all stainless tub. At $1,099, you can buy a better Miele or upper tier Bosch.

Unless you think a logo is worth $579, buy the Blomberg.

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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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