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Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Return of Asko

Before Bosch, the high quality European dishwasher was Asko. Asko was manufactured in Sweden, had great features like graphite racks, the lowest water usage and was the quietest dishwasher on the market...In fact it still is the quietest (except the difference is not detectable by the human ear, so they can claim it).

Then about 7 years ago, it stopped. The onslaught of Bosch combined with the instablity of Asea, Askos parent company, eradicated all of Askos' market share.

4 years ago, Merloni of Italy purchased the company. They have streamlined the company, improved product quality and introduced new products including this dishwasher.


The D5122 is all stainless including the wash arms, uses the least amount of water and is technically the quietest dishwasher on the market. Certainly worth a look.


  1. Found my way here through Peggy Deras' blog. I used to live in the US but am not resident in Switzerland. While only some of the information here is useful for me in CH, there's enough good stuff to make it worthwhile to check in during this period that I'm collecting information for appliances to get for the house that we'll be building. I'm off to check out Asko now -- thanks for the tip.

  2. Europeans have different brands and size constraints than in the States...You will see brands like AEG, Neff, Fagor and several iterations of Whirlpool and Electrolux