Asko Dishwasher Reviews And Comparison

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Finding the right dishwasher for your house is as much of a chore as dishwashing itself. You must carefully research and compare each brand. Dishwashers are not cheap so whatever you buy must be worth the investment. Thankfully, there are brands that check all the requirements for a great dishwasher. An Asko dishwasher is one of the best names in the market today.

What Are Asko Dishwashers?

What Are Asko Dishwashers

An Asko dishwasher is premium product of Asko Appliances AB, a Swedish company that specializes in domestic appliances like refrigerators, washing machines and dishwashers. Going by the trademark name ASKO, it is a premium high-end brand thatthat has everything you look for in a dishwasher: safety, energy efficiency, effectiveness, durability, and warranty. Asko is a proud Scandinavian brand and like many Swedish brands out there, it’s quality is guaranteed.

Asko’s competitors in the upscale appliance segment include Bosch, Miele, KitchenAid, and Viking Range.

Product Specs

For this review, we will focus on one Asko dishwasher model ASKO D5436SSXXL. The D5436SSXXL exudes the typical Scandinavian directness and simplicity: a minimalist stainless steel box with a simple pull-down sliding door and tough-as-nails racks. The XXL tag means it has more space for your dirty after-party dishes. It measures 86 x 59.6 x 55 cm.

As a built-in type, its no-nonsense design ensures compatibility with most kitchen sizes and styles. It can also serve as a stand-alone dishwasher, but the top and side panels come at an additional cost.

Inside are two spacious basket for all your dishes. The upper rack has two foldable wine shelves, one foldable glass support and fixed pin rows, while the lower half rack has foldable pin rows. The number of place settings total at 14 and 8 wash settings for maximum performance. There is both cold and hot wash modes as well as pre- and heavy wash options (consumes 12.7 L of water).

Made for modern houses, this machine has smart features such as touchscreen display, auto load sensing, delay start, and eco mode. This model isn’t the quietest, clocking at 46 decibels of noise level.

For safety, this dishwasher checks the following qualities: child lock safety, anti-flood protection and fault indicator.

The powerful 275 kWh-motor features the SCS+ (Super Cleaning System+) technology, while the fan-assisted moisture extractor Turbo Drying technology takes care of the drying. This beast has a WELS water rating of 4.5 stars and Energy rating of 3.5 stars.

 

Pricing

The D5436SSXXL Asko dishwasher is one of the most premium priced dishwashers in the market. This model fetches at around $1500 in most appliance stores.

How It Compares

We compared the D5436SSXXL Asko dishwasher to other brands in the premium price range. The following brands are:

  • Bosch Dishwashers
  • Miele Dishwashers
  • KitchenAid Dishwashers

Asko Dishwashers

Asko Dishwashers

Price

Ease of Use

Performance

Design Quality

Warranty

$1499

Price

The D5436SSXXL Asko dishwasher costs a premium price of around $1499, making it one of the most expensive built-in dishwashers in the market today.

Ease of Use

The D5436SSXXL Asko dishwasher is as simple as any modern dishwasher can get. It has a touchscreen menu panel that lets you choose the 8 wash settings. There’s a time indicator and load sensors inside, so all you need is to place your dishes neatly on the racks, slide them inside and press a button. The pull-down swing door is easy to use, with child-lock safety feature to boot.

Performance

The D5436SSXXL Asko dishwasher is not the most energy efficient machines. Because of its load capacity and motor output, it is expected to consume a lot of power. WELS rating of 4 means it is water-efficient, though.

Design Quality

The D5436SSXXL Asko dishwasher’s design depends on who’s looking. If you are the minimalist type, then the barebones polished metal looks will appeal to you. We give it a four because of its no-nonsense functional design.

Warranty

All models of Asko dishwasher is covered by the brand’s limited 2-year warranty that covers replacement of faulty products.

PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Smart functions
  • Water-efficient
  • Durable stainless steel body
  • Top-notch engineering

CONS

  • Not the quietest
  • Not energy-saving
  • Expensive

Bosch Dishwashers

Bosch Dishwashers

Price

Ease of Use

Performance

Design Quality

Warranty

$1249

Bosch dishwashers are manufactured by the same Bosch company that produces many of the stuff you use: drills, saw, lawn mowers, etc. It is a German-made product so expect German-brand precision.

For this article, we will feature the Bosch SHXM98W75N from the 800 series. It is a 24″ built-in dishwasher considered to be one of the quietest in the market today. At 39 decibels, you can barely hear its quiet murmur while it does its work.

This machine measures 33 7/8” x 23 9/16” x 23 3/4” and has 16 place settings, making it perfect for a huge volume of your post-party dishes. It is made of industry-grade stainless steel. The design fits the bill for any built-in dishwasher. The front panel only has the large door handle, that swings down to reveal the racks inside. The LED display sits at the top lid of the door, making the design as inconspicuous as possible.

Inside are two racks, dubbed the MyWay Rack. The upper rack has 3 height adjustments and up to 9 rack positions, making it versatile and adaptable for all sorts of load. The FlexSpace Tines can be folded to accommodate big pots and pans.

This machine has 6 program modes and 6 options. According to Bosch, its detergent tray optimizes the dissolution of detergent. A 269 kwh/year motor is powerful but quiet. Its Speed60 technology can get your dishes from dirty to dry in only one hour (there are extra dry options, too). If you are worried about bacteria, worry not because it has a sanitize option.

Built for modern homes, this machine has an array of smart features. Load size sensor automatically adjusts the power level, water level and temperature, and cycle times for optimum performance. The Touch Control feature makes cycle programming easy and quick, while the AquaStop protects you from leaks and flooding. Another design touch is the InfoLight, which projects a visible red light to let you know it is quietly working.

Price

The SHXM98W75N from Bosch is relatively less expensive than Asko dishwasher. This model costs around $1114 to $1249.

Ease of Use

The SHXM98W75N is very easy to use. Its child-safe doors swings easily. while the racks’ arrangement are not complicated. The touch-dials allows for quick 6 setting modes.

Performance

Noise – or the lack thereof – is the main selling point of this model. At 39 decibels, it is as quiet as a whisper. It is also one of the most energy efficient dishwashers in the market.

Design Quality

The D5436SSXXL Asko dishwasher’s design depends on who’s looking. If you are the minimalist type, then the barebones polished metal looks will appeal to you. We give it a four because of its no-nonsense functional design.

Warranty

PROS

  • Ultra quiet
  • Energy efficient
  • Smart features are topnotch
  • Water-efficient
  • Premium warranty

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Separate installation cost
  • Design too bare for some people

Miele Dishwashers

Miele Dishwashers

Price

Ease of Use

Performance

Design Quality

Warranty

$1499

Miele is another German brand in our list. The company has been around for $120 years and has introduced several design features and technologies for dishwashers.

For our review, we will feature the Miele G6165SCVISF from the Futura Crystal series. It is a built-in dishwasher that measures 33 11/16″ x 23 9/16″ x 22 7/16″, making it roughly the same size as standard 24 inchers in the market. It has a 16 place setting capacity that is ideal for heavy loads.

This model features all the bells-and-whistles that made Miele a popular dishwasher brand: FlexiCare basket design racks, 3D tray for cutlery pieces, AutoSensor tech, and GlassCare technology (thanks to its water softening technology).

The machine has 6 wash programs that includes a 31-minute dirty-to-dry quick wash. Other smart features include: touchpad controls, delay start, and ComfortClose design to prevent rattling when the door is shut.

At 45 decibels, this isn’t a very quiet machine but it is not too loud to interrupt conversations. There is no water heater and hard food disposer, but it is capable of heavy duty wash settings.

Price

The SHXM98W75N from Bosch is relatively less expensive than Asko dishwasher. This model costs around $1114 to $1249.

Ease of Use

Owing to its long track record of manufacturing household appliances, the G6165SCVISF has the little touches that make Miele a popular dishwasher brand. Its ergonomic basket design allows for easy carrying and stowage of dishes before and after washing. The CloseComfort tech ensures the dishes won’t quake when the door is closed.

Performance

The Miele G6165SCVISF can clean and dry your dishes in 30 minutes. Despite its 6 wash settings, it is very water-efficient and its proprietary technology ensures safety and protection of your expensive glasswares and chinawares.

Design Quality

The design can use a few subtle touches to make it stand out from other brands that look the same.

Warranty

All Miele products are covered by its 2-year limited warranty.

PROS

  • Ultra quiet
  • Safe for glasses and china
  • Smart features are topnotch
  • Water-efficient
  • Premium warranty

CONS

  • Not quiet
  • Not the most energy-efficient model
  • Expensive

KitchenAid Dishwashers

KitchenAid Dishwashers

Price

Ease of Use

Performance

Design Quality

Warranty

$1049

If you wanna purchase US-made dishwasher, then KitchenAid may be for you. This company has been around for almost 100 years and these years of experience led to creation of one of the most popular dishwasher brands in the US today.

For our review, we will feature the KDPE234GPS KitchenAid, another 24-incher that has cavernous insides to fit all your dishes. It measures 34.” x 23.9″ x 24.5″ that can fit 14 place settings. It has 5 wash settings and 4 wash cycles.

The proprietary ProWash is a smart feature that determines the “dirtiness level” of the load and adjusts the wash setting accordingly. Inside are adjustable upper basket, SatinGlide rack, and folding tines. There is a 3rd rack which the company claims to add 35% more space and great for long and flat kitchen tools like utensils, spatulas, beaters, etc. The internal walls are stainless steel to keep it stain-, odor- and rust-free.

Other smart features include: delay start (up to 8 hours), sanitize settings. and dry heat options.

Perhaps the best feature of this model is the exterior panel’s PrintShield finish, which resists smudges and fingerprints. Speaking of exterior, this is the best-looking dishwasher in this list, The ingenious recessed pocket handle let sit blend seamlessly inside any kitchen style.

Price

This model can cost around $1000 to $1050.

Ease of Use

Simple but ingenious, the KitchenAid’s smart design features are easy for everyone to use.

Performance

The KitchenAid KDPE234GPS and its ProWash feature is a smart feature that works well. However, there are only 5 wash settings.

Design Quality

The KitchenAid KDPE234GPS looks futuristic and right at home in any villa or mansion. The 3rd rack feature is also another thoughtful design touch.

Warranty

This model is covered by 1-year full warranty. From 2nd to 5th year, it will enjoy limited warranty on specific parts.

PROS

  • Relatively affordable
  • ProWash a smart feature
  • 3rd Rack feature a nice touch
  • Beautiful minimalist design
  • Smudge and fingerprint-free

CONS

  • Not the quietest at 46 decibels
  • Not very water-efficient
  • Only 5 wash cycles

Conclusion

There you have it, the list of alternatives for the D5436SSXXL Asko dishwasher. If you love German engineering, go for Miele or Bosch. But if you want to buy something proudly US-made, make space for the KitchenAid in your home.

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George Danir is an appliances expert with more than 10 years of experience in the field. Working as a quality assurance manager for one of the bigger brands of diswashers manufacturers brought him valuable insight. Testing and reviewing as a passion helped make Dishwashersguide.com to be the "go to" guide.

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