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Asko vs. Bosch Benchmark Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Amy Ross

If you are looking for a premium dishwasher, Bosch Benchmark and Asko should be 2 of the 3 considerations. They are two very different companies. Although they both wash dishes, the components, reliability and even country of origin varies greatly.

We will look at both companies, similarly priced dishwashers and then compare. First, however, we should describe the difference between American and European dishwashers.

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Topics: Dishwashers, Asko, Bosch Benchmark

Asko vs Bosch Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings)

by Paul Gillis

The first mass produced European dishwasher exported to the United States was Asko in the early 1990s.

European dishwashers became popular due to their efficiency, metal tubs and above all their quietness.

As we look at this comparison, much has changed since the 1990s. Let's look.

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Topics: Bosch, Dishwashers, Asko

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

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.

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Topics: Dishwashers, Electrolux, Asko

Asko vs KitchenAid Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Neil Katz

Both KitchenAid and Asko have changed quite a bit in recent years.

KitchenAid was redesigned in late 2014. Asko has finally had stable ownership after being flipped between Swedish, Italian and now Slovenian ownership.

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Topics: Dishwashers, KitchenAid, Asko

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

by Danny Nguyen

Before 1990, you bought a KitchenAid dishwasher if you were looking for a premium dishwasher. Asko was the first mass premium European dishwasher in the US. It set the bar with quietness and stainless steel interiors.

Presently, you can choose Asko, Bosch, Miele, the new KitchenAid and Viking in the premium space.

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Topics: Dishwashers, Viking, Asko

Best Asko Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Neil Katz

History of Asko at Yale

Asko was the most popular European dishwasher at Yale in the early 1990s. They were incredibly quiet and water efficient. Asko was firm with more solid graphite racks instead of nylon as well as all metal wash arms instead of plastic.

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Topics: Dishwashers, Asko

Asko vs. GE Profile Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Danny Nguyen

A dishwasher used to be a luxurious appliance to own, but these days it is a necessity.

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Topics: Dishwashers, GE Profile, Asko

Most Reliable European Dishwashers (Ratings/Reviews)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Service is a huge consideration when buying appliances. We have 20 techs averaging 8-10 calls per day for 5.5 days a week. You will need service within the first year 20-25% of the time.

When you read our most reliable ratings, they are deliberately unfair equally. We log service calls based on technician visits. It could be for any reason like customer education or product error. It is unfair yet consistent to every manufacturer. The formula is based on service calls divided by units sold.

European dishwashers are incredibly reliable with a mean average of 13.31% service within the first year based on sales of 2,241 units. This next update features the most reliable European dishwashers. Let's look.

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Bosch, Dishwashers, Asko, Most Reliable Appliances, Fisher Paykel

Asko vs Blomberg Compact Washing Machines (Ratings/Reviews/Prices)

by William Hanley

This will be a comparison between an established brand new to the US and a more recognized US brand under completely new ownership. You will see more of Blomberg and Asko, because GE as well as Bosch no longer produce a vented compact dryer. Read: Blomberg Laundry and New UL Dryer Codes.

Compact Laundry

Condo or city living space is at a premium. Making room for full size washers and dryers difficult if not impossible. 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.

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Topics: Blomberg, Asko, Compact Laundry

Kitchen Appliance Service Problem Brands/Products

by Steve Sheinkopf

Last week, we published the best brands with the lowest service call volume by manufacturer. This post is about the most serviced. First, we calculate the amount of sales for the year March 1, 2012 to March 1, 2013 and then divide it by the actual service calls for that given period of time. Then we compare the percentages.

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Topics: Viking, Liebherr, Asko, LG Electronics, Most Serviced Appliances, Fisher Paykel

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