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What to look for when purchasing a dishwasher

You’ve decided to purchase a dishwasher, but with the hundreds of models on the market, it can be difficult to know where to begin. We’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a handy checklist on what to consider when making your purchase.

Look for a reputable brand

There are hundreds of dishwashers on the market, all varying in quality and price. While price is an important consideration, you should always buy the best quality you can afford. ASKO dishwashers have a proven track record when it comes to high-quality performance. Not only are we committed to durability and functionality, we are committed to protecting the environment — both during manufacturing, and while our products are in use.

Consider the size you need

You need to consider the physical size of the dishwasher (i.e. how much space the unit will take up), as well as the capacity, which is usually expressed in the number of place settings the unit can accommodate. One place setting refers to the amount of crockery and cutlery one person would use during a three-course meal. While capacity is important, another factor to consider is the stacking options.

What about stacking options?

ASKO is a world-leader in loading flexibility. Options such as cutlery trays or baskets, height-adjustable top baskets, adjustable plate racks, racks which are partly or fully removable, and separate spray zones all combine the best in flexibility and function.

What type do you want?

The most common model of dishwasher is the built-in design. Drawing upon Scandinavian design, ASKO’s combination of innovation and modern, clean lines mean that our built-in dishwashers look sleek and stylish in any home. This option is the best dishwasher for kitchens with limited space.

Integrated dishwashers enable your unit to be hidden behind kitchen cabinetry, creating a seamless, streamlined look.

Whatever choice you make, your dishwasher should meet your household needs.

Environmental concerns

If you’re concerned about the environmental impact a dishwasher has, rest assured that we are too. Caring for the environment is integral in all that we do — from manufacturing, through to use, and when it’s time to dispose of them.

Since 1999, ASKO factories have achieved environmental certification in accordance with ISO14001 Environmental Management System, meaning we are as environmentally friendly as possible. We have recently upgraded our certification level to EMAS, which is the most credible environmental management tool on the market. This certification is awarded to organisations which have demonstrated continual improvement and focus on their environmental performance.

Our dishwashers consistently achieve high water-star ratings, which is evidence of their incredible efficiency. With pressurised water and extremely high temperatures, ASKO dishwashers provide a superior, efficient wash, and our eco-friendly settings offering further savings on energy and water bills.

How well do they perform?

Reliability and performance are a key concern. ASKO has stood the test of time, developing the most progressive, durable and reliable appliances since 1950. Our dishwashers are built to withstand heavy-duty use, while performing quietly and efficiently.

Every now and then, something may go wrong. That’s why it’s important to know that all appliances in our range can be repaired with relative ease. ASKO assistance includes service and repair, meaning that in the unlikely event that something goes wrong with your appliance, you can be assured we’ll be there to sort out the problem.

What about safety features?

Safety should also be a primary concern. Features such as concealed heating elements, fault display, child safety locks, and anti-flood devices should all be considered.

ASKO dishwashers are manufactured using the highest quality materials and best safety standards. They offer a powerful, efficient wash, while keeping your family and your home safe. If something does go wrong during the wash cycle, a fault code will appear, alerting you to the problem. Additionally, The Aqua Safe and Kid Safe features on our dishwashers mean they are suitable for any home.

If you’re in the market for a new dishwasher, why not consider making ASKO your number one choice?