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Asko vs. Electrolux Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

August 20th, 2015 | 2 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

You can look beyond Bosch and Miele for a really good dishwasher.

Asko and Electrolux are definitely worth your consideration albeit for very different reasons. Both brands have had troubled pasts, but have since rebounded.

We will look at the companies and both products in this article.


Asko has always been considered a premium quality brand. They originated back in 1950, when a Swedish farmer named Karl-Erik Andersson, began creating water products with the intent make the best high end quality products available.

However, Asko has changed hands three times in 10 years from Swedish, Asea to the now bankrupt Italian, Merloni company and finally to the Slovenian, Gorenje.  

The quality suffered as a result, but has since recently improved (I actually own one). The hallmarks of the Asko is its all stainless interior. Even the racks are stainless not plastic like every other brand. The graphite racks are more solid than the plastic racks and Asko is extremely water efficient as well.


Electrolux has always been a leading European brand nationwide. They along with their sister company, Frigidaire, own about 33% of the market share worldwide.  

Electrolux like Asko had manufacturing issues, but they seem to be building a better product recently. Unlike Asko, Electrolux has chosen to focus more on lifestyle with targeted spray jets designed for your water bottles and a super fast wash cycle of 30 minutes.

It has the satellite spray system, which has more water jets to target more areas than any other theory.

The Products

Asko D5436XLS - $1,099


  • 16 Place Settings
  • Noise Level 46 dB(A)
  • 7 Spray System
  • PowerZone Pots and Pans
  • PowerZone Cutlery
  • Features
  • 5 Programs 6 Temperatures
  • Turbo Drying
  • Delayed Start 1-24 Hour
  • FlexiRacks
  • Cutlery Basket  

Electrolux EI24ID50QS - $829


  • 15 Place Settings
  • Noise Level 47 dB (A)
  • 30-Minute Fast Wash Cycle
  • 9 Wash Cycles
  • Delayed Start 1-24 Hour
  • 3 Racks
  • Satellite Spray Arms
  • Luxury Hold Door
  • Targeted Bottle Spray Arms
  • Indicator Light on the Floor

Which Should You Buy?

First, you are probably considering quietness. Asko is quieter by one decibel or roughly 10%. The decibel ratings are about average and less quiet than other premium brands with lows of 37-42 DB’s at the same price.

Electrolux has the better lifestyle cycles and features than the Asko. You will like the quick wash and the focused spray jets for bottles and tougher stains. It is $350 less expensive with a nice built-in look

Electrolux is also an American design. The tines are a bit farther apart so you can fit bigger dishware.

Asko is a more solid machine with all graphite and metal and no plastic anywhere. It is also technically quieter.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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