Product Review

Top-Efficiency Washers and Dryers Come in from Turkey

Blomberg and Beko ventless heat-pump dryers lead the pack in energy performance and also may cause less wear-and-tear on clothing.

I was surprised recently to find out about an appliance manufacturer that I had never heard of—and to discover that its top-performing compact washer-and-dryer pair, along with identical products from another company new to the U.S., are the most energy efficient on the market.

Longtime manufacturer in Europe

Blomberg, as I found out when attending the ABX Expo in Boston in late 2016, is a German company that’s been manufacturing appliances since 1949 and washing machines since 1979. Acquired in 2002 by the Turkish company Arcelik A.S., Blomberg offers a full line of refrigerators, dishwashers, cooking appliances, and compact washers and dryers. It is one of Europe’s leading appliance manufacturers, with factories in Turkey, Romania, the Russian Federation, France, Italy, and Portugal, and it began selling appliances in the U.S. in 2014.

Published February 7, 2017