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Drying off with a sneaker

Comedian Zach Galifianakis once said you know it’s time to do the laundry when you dry off with a sneaker. Here’s an option before it ever gets to that point.

ASKO laundry was inspired and created by a young Swedish farmer, Karl-Erik Andersson, in 1950. His vision and creation even astounded his mother who apparently wasn’t that easily impressed. His inspiration and creation have brought us all a fantastic option for either a main laundry set or a second set for another area of the house. If you are looking to protect your clothing, be more energy conscious, and have thorough, low chemical cleaning of your clothing, you may be interested in what ASKO has to offer. They have been in the front load laundry business way before it ever became the norm and haven’t had many of the issues consumers have faced with other brands. Let’s explore “why” together, shall we? Asko Laundry2 ASKO units have never had an odor problem. The washer drum is hard mounted as opposed to having a soft bellows gasket, which equals zero mold growth. No science experiments here, sorry. The drain pump line is easily accessible since it’s accessed from the front of the machine. Do you know why this is important to you or me? Because we leave things in our pockets, that’s why. Toys, gum, coins, really big lint, etc. This handy-dandy feature let’s you clean out anything that gets caught in there eliminating costly service calls. There are shocks in the bottom of the washer unit keeping vibration low as it spins out your clothing at 1200-1400 rpm depending on the model. It’s smart, too! It is a cold water only hookup so the machine controls the water temp and heats it to the proper temperature based on the cycle selection. The units can be vented or non-vented. They plug into each other and come with their own stacking kit. Asko Laundry You can kiss your bleach goodbye since their machines heat water to 205 degrees. Detergent and fabric softener usage is also reduced since the machine relies mainly on temperature and wash technique to clean your clothes, not chemicals. No detergent is left on the clothing after a wash and so it doesn’t get baked into your clothes in the dryer. Asko LogoSo before you ever resort to drying yourself off with a sneaker give ASKO a shot at impressing you. If Karl-Erik was able to impress his mom who was insistent on the highest of standards, maybe he can impress you, too.