At Stockholm event.

Asko has surprised over 20 Australian retailers from Narta, Harvey Norman and The Good Guys with the announcement of a new range of dishwashers at a recent trade event in Stockholm.

The new dishwashers will feature an updated design with several key innovations to reinforce the brand’s premium positioning in the market.

The premium model in the range will be able to hold 17 place settings or 194 pieces as well as a 26kg load in both the upper and lower main baskets. In addition to this, the door will be able to support up to 50kg of weight.

Asko is claiming that its premium models will have the tallest and largest capacity on the market with the two top models capable of cleaning 33cm and 40cm diameter plates.

Asko dishwasher DFI676EXXL exterior 

An integrated water tank featured on premium models will store water from previous washes to perform an initial rinse and reduce the overall water usage to 8.5 litres of water for up to 17-place settings delivering on the brand’s sustainable and environmentally-friendly credentials.

The full-steel door features a clean design with welded corners to deliver a seamless appearance, while the top cutlery tray provides additional storage with height adjustment available between 40-60cms.

Quiet operation was identified as a priority by Asko during the research and development process for these new models and as a result noise has been reduced to as low as 38 decibels on fully integrated models.

Asko dishwasher DFI676EXXL interior 

The new models include a Crystal Glass program that has been tested and accredited for up to 2000 cycles with no visible change to the crystal glassware.

Consumers can also take advantage of quick cycles between 15-20 minutes or quieter cycles in the evening that reduce noise from the pump and utilise a longer cycle time.

Additional lighting has been improved with the new models now featuring illumination from both sides as well as two sources at the front of the dishwasher.

The new models – DBI644IB, DBI875IEXXL, DFI676EXXL and DSD644B are expected to be available later this year with pricing not confirmed at this stage.