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The evolution of kitchen appliances includes appealing, attractive and multifunctional dishwashers that carry their weight in style. ASKO dishwashers are easy to load and stack using flexi-trays, foldable shelves, adaptable baskets and stainless-steel telescopic rails, and when it’s time to unload, everything is dry, clean and streak-free.

What is the best way to load your dishwasher?

ASKO Dishwasher options include various interior configurations for maximum cleaning functionality. Individuals and couples often prefer a dishwasher with fewer shelves and baskets, facilitating targeted cleaning power with little energy use, while larger entertainer’s kitchens require bigger dishwashers with powerful performance to keep up with demand even during busy, special occasions.

With the right dishwasher, loading is easy, and you will be pleasantly surprised how roomy ASKO dishwashers are. Every single component of your ASKO dishwasher has been created to maximise performance and increase convenience, including FlexiRack systems, Instant Lift height adjustment and safe holders for knives and other sharp objects.

How should you load silverware in your dishwasher?

A major advantage with ASKO dishwashers is their capacity for washing a wide-range of kitchen equipment and products, including silverware. In fact, your ASKO dishwasher contains up to 16 place settings specially designed to secure every type of dishwasher-safe item. Materials that are safe to be washed include:

Aluminium: Safe in a dishwasher although high temperature can affect anodized aluminium.

China and Stoneware: Make sure to check manufacturers guidelines, particularly for antique, hand-painted and intricate glazed patterns.

Crystal: Usually fine although some soft crystal can become etched with repeated washing.

Glass: Almost all forms of glass are dishwasher safe and can be washed repeatedly without tarnishing.

Plastic: Specially made kitchen plastics are dishwasher safe, although they vary in their ability to withstand high temperature and detergent.

Stainless Steel: Safe to wash, but best without prolonged contact with foods or products that can tarnish the metal.

Silver: Run a rinse cycle if not washing straight-away, as contact with some foodstuffs can damage the finish.

Which dishwashers have extra-large load capacity?

For home owners who want commercial quality appliances, ASKO is the answer. Our range of dishwashers include extra-large load capacity appliances that handle tough use without missing a beat. With the addition of an occasional self-cleaning cycle, your dishwasher will smell as fresh as it looks, and your dishes and glasses will become clean, dry and streak-free regardless of the load size. ASKO extra-large dishwashers include:

DFI666GXXL Fully Integrated Dishwasher: Dozens of convenient user features, programs and modes make this ASKO dishwasher a superior experience. Designed for extra-large loading, this dishwasher has 4 baskets, 16 place settings and 13 programs to facilitate every type of wash, rinse and self-clean function.

DBI865IGXXLS Built-In Dishwasher: If dishwasher power, performance and functionality are your dishwasher expectations, this appliance delivers on all fronts. The 13 different programs include green mode, speed mode, intensive mode and night mode for environmentally-friendly, tailored dishwashing with every load.

Can you overload a dishwasher?

Most poorly constructed dishwashers can’t be loaded properly. In addition, they have way too much empty cavity space, ineffective hot water jets, and are built with flimsy construction materials. ASKO appliances are the polar opposite, where only the best stainless-steel and other materials are used in the manufacture of solid, sturdy, long-lasting dishwashers.

ASKO X-Large and XX-Large dishwashers boast larger loading space, adjustable baskets, flexible racks, telescopic rails and dedicated wash zones for every conceivable need. Your ASKO dishwasher will function perfectly while fully loaded, with automated programs ensuring dishwashing continues quietly in the background while you get on with other things.

What items should you not put in a dishwasher?

Your ASKO dishwasher is incredibly adaptable and will provide all the washing power you need to get almost any item crystal-clean. However, contact with water and detergent isn’t recommended for every type of surface, including the following examples.

Aluminium (disposable): Throwaway aluminium pans can shift, float and transfer black marks to other items in the dishwasher.

Bottles and cans: These are often best washed by hand as labels and glue can become detached and clog the dishwasher.

Cast Iron: The protective coating is diminished, and the iron will rust. Cast iron should be wiped dry and lightly oiled to maintain quality.

Gold: Many types of gold-coloured flatware will become discoloured if washed in a dishwasher.

Pewter, brass and bronze: High temperature, hot water and detergent can discolour and pit the surface. Use special cleaning agents instead for these metals.

Disposable plastics: These items are unable to handle high temperatures and unsuitable in a dishwasher.

Tin: There are many poor-quality tins and alloys that will rust in contact with water, making them unsuitable in a dishwasher.

Wooden Ware: Always refer to manufacturer’s instructions, as some wood can warp, crack or lose its finish in contact with hot water and detergent.

The uptake of ASKO appliances by Australian consumers is impressive, and a visit to your local ASKO appliance showroom will provide all the inspiration you need to make the right dishwasher decision for your home.

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