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Friday, March 12, 2010

The Return Of The Swedes

What was the first European dishwasher in the US? Don't say Bosch. It was actually Asko in 1990. They have always been an interesting product with the lowest water usage, sturdy graphite racks and really quiet insulation.

In many ways, Asko changed the way you buy a dishwasher. With open floor plans, now you want a dishwasher quiet, and Asko was the first to provide it. Price was always their biggest problem with their decent models selling in the $1200-1400 range

But that has all changed with this model at $799

Now that it can compete with Bosch and KitchenAid....will it?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:12 AM

    Having done a bunch of on-line research about water efficient dishwashers, we bought an Asko (floor model to save money). The thing works like a charm. We always the automatic setting regardless of how much we load it, or how messy the dishes are. All the other settings are design gimmicks. We save a lot of water with this machine. I want to install another one when we remodel the kitchen.