Beko Appliances Reviewed: Affordable Quality & Style


Beko appliances have been in the U.S. now for over four years. The company aims to stand out among the better known manufacturers such as GE, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, and KitchenAid. Is Beko a brand you should consider when you need new appliances?

I’m the founder of Designer Appliances, a premier appliance store in New Jersey, and have 15+ years of appliance experience. My biggest problem during the pandemic was product availability. Beko has been one of the very few brands that transcended supply chain problems.

I’ll breakdown the Beko product catalog and point out products that you may want to consider when remodeling or simply replacing an older appliance.

Watch our exclusive video review of Beko appliances.


Pros: Reasons to Buy Beko Appliances

  • You need good-looking, quality appliances that are affordable. You can get a complete, modern kitchen for a great price from Beko.
  • You need an appliance that works well, and you need it NOW. Good availability means you can replace your broken down dishwasher, fridge, or stove STAT.
  • You want extra peace of mind about repairs. Beko offers a two-year warranty—double that of many of its competitors.
  • You care about sustainability. For Beko, it’s a core value. When a big global manufacturer does this, it has a real impact. Beko is upcycling ocean-bound plastics, sourcing materials in earth-friendly ways, and investing in technologies that ensure their products use less water and energy.


Cons: Reasons to Avoid Beko Appliances

  • You’re looking for high-end appliances you can name drop when friends come over. Beko’s not that well known here yet, and even so, it’s not trying to be a luxury brand.
  • You want to keep tabs on your appliances on your phone. Remember: There’s no WiFi on most models.
  • You hate the sound of a fridge humming. Some people call out Beko fridges for being loud. We haven’t experienced that, but it’s something to note.


Beko Dishwashers: The Company’s Hero Product

I truly love Beko dishwashers. In my opinion, they’re the brand’s standout product. They clean extremely well—comparable to Bosch 300 Series (mind you that Bosch has multiple price-points. As an example, the Bosch 500, 800 Series dishwashers, and Benchmark models are simply the best in class).

Beko dishwashers come with many door styles and price points.

Thanks to a recent innovation called “Corner Intense,” the spray arms rotate on a moveable axis, not just around in a circle, so the jets of water work the tub. According to Beko, it gives you a better clean using less than half the water and two-thirds the energy of a traditional dishwasher.

There are also pressurized, dedicated jets to spray inside bottles and jars. And I like how the specially designed filter rinses itself—so you have to take it out and clean it that much less often.

The kicker is Beko dishwashers are super quiet too, running at just 39 to 48 decibels—like a Bosch, they’re so silent they project a light onto your floor to tell you they’re on.

I’ve personally tested the “38 series” at home, and even the perfectionists among us love how they perform. The only thing that’s not quite as high quality is the construction of the third rack. But you’re going to get crystal clean dishes for sure.

Beko’s newest “39 Series” has an exciting new feature on par with German brands too: a SelfDry mode with an auto-open door, to help your dishes get bone dry. Some of them have WiFi as well. I love an auto-open door, because it really does boost the drying performance of your dishwasher. WiFi, in our opinion, is more of a frill than a convenience, at least right now.

The company’s also got an automatic dispenser that works with any liquid detergent—another convenience I really like. It’s available in Europe, but not in the U.S.—yet.

You won’t find all these features on Beko’s basic entry level dishwashers (consider those only if you are on a tight budget, otherwise stick with higher-end Beko), in the $500 range, but you’ll start seeing them around $800 and up.


Beko Refrigeration

Door Configurations

Beko makes top freezer, bottom freezer, side by side, and French door fridges. The company has plenty of counter depth refrigerator options.

Its 28-inch top freezer models are for rental apartments and builders; they’re basic and get the job done.

You’ll want to start looking at its more stylish and modern 24, 27, and 30 inch bottom freezer refrigerators. I like how space efficient they are; it’s convenient to see all your fresh food at eye level.

For larger kitchens and families with kids, the 36-inch French door, four-door, or side by side fridges work great. They’re a standard size, so they’ll fit into any older fridge’s slot.

Beko also makes 22, 24, and 30-inch built in refrigerators for city apartment dwellers, which are a great low cost replacement for older high-end fridges.

Beko refrigerators

Features

Feature wise, Beko fridges are low on gimmicks and high on functionality. They don’t have WiFi. You can opt for an ice maker or not. The tech elements all have one goal—and it’s not to impress gadget nerds. It’s to make your food last longer. The produce drawers have lighting that’s designed to keep photosynthesis going. Remember high-school biology? That’s how plants make energy. Beko says this preserves the vitamin C and crispness of fruits and veggies for up to 30 days. Its fridges also have an ion-based air filter system to stay smelling fresh and a dual cooling system for quicker chilling and better humidity control.

Looking for a freezer for your basement or garage? Beko makes those too. Its 28-inch freezers are garage-ready, meaning they can hold a steady internal temp even when it’s 5 OR 105 degrees out.


Beko Cooking Appliances

Beko Ranges: Affordable and Modern

For ranges, Beko offers two looks at two price levels: more expensive and commanding pro-style ranges and less expensive slide in ranges, which run on the smaller side at 24 to 30 inches and can work well in city apartments.

Beko’s lineup includes both gas ranges and induction stoves.

Typically, affordable slide-in ranges in big box home improvement stores aren’t terribly chic—you’ll often find yourself stuck with a 1970s-like backguard and dated display. The benefit of a Beko range is that it’s affordable and modern design-wise, not to mention that it’ll give you super solid performance. Expect to spend between $1,100 and $3,900.

Beko’s pro ranges will elevate your kitchen right away. Love to bake? Consider splurging on a dual fuel stove—it has an electric oven that’s optimal for baking and a gas cooktop. If gas isn’t an option for you, I like induction stove top. The smooth glass cooktop heats up and responds much faster than a slow electric one, and it’s super easy to clean.

In the near future, it’s also coming out with the EcoFiber oven. It’s made of a material Beko created from recycled fishnets and industrial thread.

Beko Cooktops & Wall Ovens

If you want a separate cooktop and oven, you can get a 24, 30, or 36 inch gas cooktop with up to five gas burners. I like how Beko’s burners automatically reignite (it’s a helpful safety feature) and how the continuous grates make it easy to slide pots and pans around. Need to go electric? Beko’s 24 and 30 inch electric cooktops have four burners, touch controls, and visible heat indicators. Its induction options are bigger and even better, at 30 and 36 inches and with four to five cook zones.

To go with it, you’ll want a wall oven. Beko makes 24 and 30 inch stainless steel single oven options.

Beko Microwaves: Go for the Drawer

If you need a microwave, Beko makes a standard size over the range microwave, or a 24” microwave drawer. I am a fan of the drawer since it frees up counter space and lets you go for more powerful ventilation. It also comes with a flush install kit—you don’t have to buy that separately. Customers say they prefer this fit and finish to other drawers. Not to mention you get Beko’s great two year warranty.

Speaking of which, Beko makes 30-inch range hoods to match all its ranges.


Beko washer and dryer
Beko washers and dryers are stackable

Beko Laundry

Beko makes compact washers and dryers, so they’re competing with Asko, LG, Bosch and Miele washers. The washers come in two sizes—one lets you fit slightly more. What I took note of is the 1,400 RPM spin speed. It extracts water from clothes effectively, so they take less time in the dryer. There’s also a nifty Pet Hair Removal function—so go ahead and toss in that dog bed.

Beko’s matching ventless dryers are unique since they run with heat pump dryer technology. No need to worry about a vent connection, Beko is versatile. The sensor technology ensures that the cycles don’t run any longer than necessary to dry your stuff. The only downside? Beko doesn’t have steam.

Beko is always innovating sustainable options. Right now, it’s getting ready to roll out appliances with parts made of recycled materials.

Its EcoTub washing machine and dryer each contain parts made of 60 recycled plastic bottles. Since it started developing them in 2017, Beko says it has recycled 58 million bottles.


Conclusion

Beko is trying hard to establish itself in the U.S. Currently, only independent retailers carry Beko products. We suspect that the brand is taking the time to form a solid service network before expanding via big-box home improvement stores.

Replacing a broken appliance or undertaking a kitchen remodel when you are on a budget is stressful. Consider Beko when you need stylish yet affordable appliances.



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