Beko vs. Bosch Dishwashers: Which Brand is Better?
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Beko vs. Bosch Dishwashers: Which Brand is Better?

For decades, both Bosch dishwashers and Beko dishwashers have been known as high-quality, long-lasting appliances. When it comes to speed, power, and efficiency, it's hard to go wrong with either. But what are the differences between Beko and Bosch dishwashers? We're exploring the answer to this question in this post.

Number of Cycles

 Spray Arm Washing Glass

Bosch and Beko are roughly equals regarding the number of cycles their dishwashers offer, with Beko taking a slight lead (they offer 9 cycles compared to Bosch's 8).

This dishwasher from Beko is of particular note. In addition to 9 cycles, it comes with an EverClean™ filter. This technology uses a water jet to rinse the filter with every cycle, which keeps the filter clean up to four times longer than in units without the feature. It also comes with a full-size third rack for cutlery as well as an IonGuard™ odor eliminator.

Washing Ability

 Beko CornerIntense

The first duty of any dishwasher is to get your dishes clean. In this function, both Beko and Bosch make top-notch options. However, we favor Beko's innovation in this regard, especially their CornerIntense® technology. Instead of relying on a fixed spray arm, CornerIntense® dishwashers have arms that rotate on a moving axis, reaching every corner of the tub. The constant variation of spray angles means that your dishes end up cleaner with less water usage.

One of our favorite CornerIntense® dishwashers is this one. In addition to the spray arm, it has a Sanitize function that kills 99.99% of the bacteria on your dishes are removed. And the special spray arms don't add to the noise level: it operates at a super-quiet 45 dBA.

Rack Adjustability

 Bosch Dishwasher Racks

If you're looking for the greatest ability to adjust the racks in your dishwasher, look for a tall tub model. Both Bosch and Beko manufacture tall tub dishwashers, which increase the amount of interior space and therefore the number of configuration options. Bosch in particular is famous for its RackMatic® adjustable upper racks, which can be placed at any of three heights and nine angles.

The Bosch 100 Series gives us this panel ready dishwasher, which is one of the easiest ones to configure. In addition to the RackMatic® upper rack, it comes with a detergent tray which is optimized to dissolve dishwasher pods, as well as PrecisionWash™ technology that allows you to completely skip pre-rinsing your dishes.

Price Comparison

 Beko Dishwasher

Bosch tends to manufacture full-size dishwashers at a slightly lower price point than Beko does. However, if you're shopping on a budget, both brands have a selection of low-cost dishwashers. In particular, Beko offers 18-in. units at roughly the same price as Bosch's full-size ones, making these a great option if you don't have a lot of space available (and if you don't need a super high capacity).

One of these 18-in. dishwashers is this one that can hold up to 8 place settings. It still comes with Beko's ProSmart inverter, improving efficiency while reducing noise. And it has an adjustable upper rack, so you can still handle even large pots and pans.

Noise Level

 Bosch Dishwasher with Sleeping Dog

If you're looking for a dishwasher with super-quiet operation, you can't go wrong with either Bosch or Beko. Both manufacturers make dishwashers that run as quietly as 38-39 dBA (which is literally as quiet as a whisper).

This dishwasher from Bosch Benchmark uses state-of-the-art insulation and a stainless steel tub to operate at 38 dBA, making it one of the quietest dishwashers that Appliances Connection sells. Since it's so quiet, it's a good thing that it has an InfoLight that projects a red dot onto the floor when it's running the cycle.

One of Beko's quietest dishwashers is this unit that operates at 39 dBA. In addition to its quiet volume, it uses a dirt sensor to automatically adjust the water pressure and the cycle time, meaning that it will never be louder than it has to be.

Maximum Capacity

 Loading Beko Dishwasher

One of the first questions you have to ask when selecting a dishwasher is how many place settings it can handle. While both appliance brands make high-capacity units, Beko wins this competition by a hair. Beko makes dishwashers that can hold up to 16 place settings at once, compared to Bosch's (still impressive) 15. This distinction may not matter for smaller households, but if you do a lot of dishes, it can make a huge difference.

In addition to its high capacity, this dishwasher offers a huge variety of benefits. It's ENERGY STAR™ certified to use only two-thirds of the energy of its competitors (and half the water). Meanwhile, DeepWash™ technology allows you to fully customize the jets to wash even tall bottles.

Exterior Options

 Bosch Black Stainless Steel Dishwasher

Beko and Bosch both offer white, black, stainless steel, and panel ready dishwashers. However, only Bosch offers black stainless steel exteriors, and only Bosch offers semi-integrated models (which have some of the controls exposed and others on the top edge of the door).

This dishwasher from Bosch Benchmark has a whole suite of top-of-the-line features. Its full color TFT touch display is as intuitive to use as your phone is, while the stainless steel toe kick coordinates seamlessly with the unit's exterior. Bosch has even paid attention to quality with the smallest details, including telescopic rails that let you glide each of the three racks effortlessly, even when they're fully loaded.

Handle Choices

 Beko Dishwashers

Both of the brands we're comparing offer a variety of contemporary handle options, but only Beko has professional-style handles available. Pro-style dishwasher handles are especially desirable in designer kitchens, and in kitchens where they see heavy use. One of Beko's best examples of one of these handles in action is this dishwasher. In addition to its heavy-duty handle, it comes with many of the other high-end features we've discussed (including an EverClean™ filter).

Leak Protection

 Bosch Dishwasher

When it comes to dishwashers with built-in leak protection, Bosch is the company to look for. The brand's AquaStop® technology uses a solid molded base to detect leakage before it becomes a flood. If it detects a leak, the dishwasher automatically pumps water out of its cavity, keeping your kitchen floor dry. We particularly like this dishwasher from the 500 Series: it can hold up to 16 place settings, making it suitable for even the largest families, and FlexSpace™ tines fold back to fit even awkwardly-shaped dishes.

Smart and Connected Features

 Beko Smart Dishwasher

Both Beko and Bosch offer a selection of smart dishwashers, but Bosch offers you more options in this regard. You may be surprised to learn that there is a difference between smart appliances and connected ones. As its name suggests, a connected appliance connects to the Internet in some way. A smart appliance, on the other hand, may only connect to your smartphone directly.

One of our favorite smart dishwashers is from Bosch's 800 Series. Using the Bosch Home Connect™ app, you can operate this appliance using your smartphone, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant. It can even automatically reorder detergent tabs for you. Meanwhile, its panel ready design integrates seamlessly into any decor.

Beko's smart dishwashers are also feature-rich. You can control and monitor this dishwasher entirely using the HomeWhiz app. CornerIntense® technology (discussed earlier in this post) reaches even the hardest-to-reach parts of your dishes, and the SelfDry™ system automatically opens the door when the cycle is finished, letting fresh air in to dry your dishes faster.

Related Questions

Are Bosch dishwashers worth the money?

Their high-end features and quiet operation make Bosch dishwashers some of the best ones on the market, and well worth the investment.

Who is Beko owned by?

Beko is part of a Turkish company called Arçelik. They are one of Europe's leading appliance manufacturers.