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Bosch vs Asko Compact Laundry (Reviews/Ratings)

August 20th, 2012 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Compact laundry generally refers to 24 inch washers and dryers. This size is convenient for stacking in closets or placing side by side in a standard 24 inch kitchen cabinet. Almost all compact laundry is built and/or engineered in Europe. The Europeans typically have smaller kitchens and living spaces, so compact laundry is a staple. Compact laundry sells well in urban areas like Boston and Cambridge.


Bosch appliances is a division of the German Bosch company, and is a manufacturer of appliances especially dishwashers in the US. Laundry is still manufactured in Germany and exported to the US.


Asko was started by a farmer in Sweden who wanted to impress his mother by designing a new washer. Asko was first in the US, but has strayed from its Swedish roots. First they were purchased by Merloni of Italy and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Gorenje of Slovenia. In 2013, all manufacturing will be moved to their main Slovenian factory.

Bosch vs Asko Compact Laundry (Washer/Dryer)

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Bosch Compact Laundry

WAS20160UC Washer - $979
WTV76100US Dryer - $879

WTE86300US Condensation Dryer - $1,179 


Asko Compact Laundry

W6424W Washer - $1,349
T753W Dryer - $949

T753CW Condensation Dryer - $1,249 

From a specification standpoint, Asko has the edge with a better spin speed so there is less drying time as well as up to 7 rinses versus 5 for Bosch.

You are probably looking at the Bosch size at 3.4 cubic foot, but that is fiction. Both machines are 34" high, 24" wide and 24" deep to fit a standard base cabinet. There is no way Bosch is 35% larger.

It is, however, a better choice. Bosch is a reliable brand, amongst the best we sell and service. Asko is a good product, but has a turbulent past with two sales and a bankruptcy. So the focus on manufacturing consistency and excellence is just not the same as a Bosch.

PS: Condensor dryers are a good option if you do not have a vent or access to the outside. Condensors turn the steam into water. Our delivery crews run a line from the dryer so it drains with the waste washer water. They do work. I have owned one for 7 years. The only downside is the heat emitted from the dryer.

Fo more information about Compact Laundry, read the Yale Compact Laundry Buyers Guide, over 9000 people have read a Yale Guide.

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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.

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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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