Dishwasher programs for all kinds of occasions

Our programs are designed to fit all types of situations and loads. You will find anything from economic and ecological programs for everyday use to quick programs for those special occasions with a lot of guests, servings and dishes. The list of programs includes a special gentle program for your precious crystal glasses and a extra strong program for hygienic washing. 

Hygiene program, tough on bacteria and odors

ASKO dishwasher with hygiene program
The hygiene program can be used for effective cleaning and sterilization of baby bottles and other objects that need to be kept extra clean. To prevent the growth of bacteria and remove odors from cutting boards, for example, we raise the temperature to 158°F in both the main wash and final rinse. This is also ideal for thoroughly washing jars for people who make their own jam. The result is extra clean and hygienic.

Who cleans the dishwasher?

Self-cleaning program in ASKO dishwasher.
The self-cleaning program ensures that the tub, water recycling tank and spray system are thoroughly cleaned. Regular cleaning is essential for both washing performance and the machine’s longevity. This program should be ran with no dishes in the machine using normal dishwasher detergent, citric acid or a special dishwasher cleaning agent. 

ASKO takes care your crystal glasses

ASKO takes care your crystal glasses
Every time you wash Orrefors crystal glasses in an ASKO dishwasher, you are also nurturing an important piece of Swedish innovation. Orrefors and ASKO both have their roots firmly planted in the Scandinavian design tradition and both brands are represented the world over. Our shared heritage, together with the fact that Orrefors crystal glasses are washed every day in our dishwashers, has enabled us to embrace one another in a newly established partnership. One of the goals of this partnership is to finally put an end to the myth that crystal glasses cannot be cleaned in a dishwasher. While this is true for some dishwashers, crystal can certainly be washed in an ASKO. 


The secret is the Crystal glass program, which ensures that the water temperature increases gradually and is then maintained evenly, with a difference of just ±1°F. Place your valuable crystal in the secure wine glass holders in the upper basket. From now on, it is safer to wash your sensitive crystal glasses in an ASKO than by hand.

Your plastic will be dry with our plastic program

Your plastic will be dry with our plastic program
A program intended for washing plastic items that are dishwasher safe. This program has an extra long drying cycle. 

Clean your dishes with our Eco programme

Eco program in ASKO dishwasher
Our Eco program is intended for cleaning normally dirty dishes and is the most effective program in terms of combined energy and water consumption. The option High Temperature must be selected to access the program used to compile the information for energy labeling.

Half load

Half load program in dishwasher from ASKO
The Lower half program is great when you only want to wash plates and cutlery in the lower basket. Slightly dirty dishes can also be placed in the upper basket.

If you have cups and glasses that need washing in the upper basket, you should use our upper half load program. Slightly dirty dishes can also be placed in the lower basket.

Choose time yourself with time program

Set your own time with time program from ASKO
The Time program adapts to the specified running time or desired finish time. Time set is between 15-150 min and it will be maximum 65°C. With this program it is important to choose a time suited to how dirty the dishes are. Slightly dirty dishes should be within 0:15-1:00, normally dirty dishes 1:30-2:00 and very dirty dishes 2:30.

Discover more about our dishwashers, Smart features and programs for a cleaner result and easier handling

MODE function - your shortcut to clean dishes

ASKO dishwashers with Modes - your shortcut to clean dishes

Our dishwashers are programmed to make your life easier. We have five different modes for you to choose from.

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ASKO dishwasher features - get the most out of your dishwasher

ASKO dishwashers comes with many smart and effective features

Our XXL dishwashers can wash as many as 17 place settings with perfect cleaning and drying results using the Turbo DryingTM system.  That’s why it is now an undisputed fact that you can put more in an ASKO than in any other dishwasher in the world. Read about the other features you can find in ASKO dishwashers.


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ASKO Dishwashers models

Scandinavian design The combination of everyday functionalism, environmental concern and clean, pleasant lines is the principal hallmark of Scandinavian design – and that of ASKO. The fundamental idea is that carefully designed products should improve people’s quality of life. To distinguish ourselves in a market of cluttered, complex and voluptuous designs, we aim for a soft, humanistic minimalism based on the principle of quiet being the new loud. The key elements of Scandinavian design – understated elegance, high-quality craftsmanship and natural materials – are reflected in ASKO’s design language.