A dishwasher used to be a luxurious appliance to own, but these days it is a necessity.
Dishwashers have become one of the most energy and water efficient appliances in a home. A normal dishwasher cycle takes 2 hours to finish, yet it barely uses 5 gallons of water. Comparing to hand wash it wastes 20 gallons within 5 minutes. Dishwashers also sanitizes for a germ free environment.
American vs. European Dishwashers
European dishwashers tend to heat the water hotter and use less water. They are amongst the quietest dishwashers as well.
American dishwashers use a grinder at the bottom whereas the Europeans utilize a filter system. This difference seems to be changing as American dishwashers are now featuring filters for noise reduction. Within a few years there will probably be less differences.
In 1950 Asko was established by Swedish farmer named Karl-Erik Andersson. Asko dishwasher became highly popular in the early 1990s. The dishwasher was designed to have stainless steel interiors, quiet, and compact. As of April 2014, Asko allied with Sub-Zero to distributor of ASKO residential dishwasher and laundry products in North America
What makes a Asko dishwasher special?
Much of an Asko dishwashers material such as the container, loading racks, spray pipe, spray arms, strainers, outer base, feet and heating elements are made of stainless steel. ASKO’s dishwashers are built with superior quality 18.9 stainless steel spray arms. It is more durable than any plastic arm sprays, which will break down after many uses. The entire wall is built as a steel box. It can withstand salt, heat, and food particles.
Turbo Drying – Fan activated drying system allows faster dry time
18.9 grade stainless steel
Steam Safe – prevent steam from entering the control panel or countertop
17 plate settings
GE (General Electric) is one of the oldest appliance companies in the world. Thomas Edison created the company in 1879 with the 1st light bulb. GE has been a well-known home appliances brand for many generations. GE started with home appliances back in 1905 with an electric toaster. To be transparent, we no longer sell any GE appliances as of 2012.
What makes a GE dishwasher special?
GE latest dishwasher model is built with a Quad arm spray. The arm sprays quickly disburse water into 25 different spray jets changing different direction as it moves. This quickly hits all hidden areas on bowls, and plates. The interior has many fold down tines, which offers flexibility for tall items. The upper rack can hold up to a 10 ½ plate, while the bottom rack can hold a bake sheet. The cutlery basket can be broken up in three pieces, and can be relocated to the upper rack.
GE Profile PDT750SSFSS - $1,199
Reversing Quad Blade Wash Arm
42 dBA with LED Status Indicator on Door
102 Cleaning Jets covering all corners of tub
Hard Food Disposer
Top or Bottom cleaning rack cleaning options
Which Dishwasher is Better?
Well, they are both excellent when it comes to cleaning, and drying.
GE is nearly $300 cheaper. I prefer the racks system in the Asko dishwasher because of their ball bearing railing and solid graphite construction. You can fit as high as 9” tall wine glass in the upper rack. Each rack has its unique fittings. Racks can serve as – plates, pots, knives, glass, and utensils. Each rack can be removed and slide in 15” 1/3 height plates.
GE only features 2 racks, though you can move it up and down it lacks heights. The racks can’t match Asko ease of movements or graphite racking.
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Danny Nguyen has over 19 years of experience at Yale Appliance. He takes pride in helping customers complete their dream kitchens. Danny enjoys eating, running, and competing in Spartan races. If he's not competing in a race, he is often traveling with his family.
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