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- Asko W6424
- Though it retails for $1299, the W6424 is still one of Asko’s least expensive units.
Asko W6424 ReviewWasher $1,349.00
Though it retails for $1299, the W6424 is still one of Asko’s least expensive units.
Asko is a Swedish company best known in the US for its high-end washers, dryers, and dishwashers. Though it retails for $1299, the W6424 is still one of Asko’s least expensive units, and competes against other compact, stackable European-style washing machines from Bosch and Miele.
Designed to be installed in a kitchen, the W6424 is an extremely stylish machine, although its user interface suffers as a result. And despite a price that’s at least twice as much as washers from other manufacturers, its performance doesn’t offer any compelling reason for a consumer to pay so much. It’s not a bad washer, but it’s not a very good value, either.
Design & Usability
The Asko W6424 emphasizes style over substance.
Outside of the US, it’s common to have a washing machine in the kitchen, which explains why the W6424 is so good looking. Tiny controls are about form, not function, and the electronically-operated door is a real pain. Unfortunately, the Asko W6424's small door means that it's pretty hard to load laundry, too.
Performance & Features
All cycles take a while to complete, and cleaning performance is only slightly above average.
On the features front, we were especially impressed by the Asko W6424’s temperature options, which range from tap-cold water to a 205ºF sanitizing cycle. Unlike many other washers we’ve tested, the Asko’s promised temperatures matched what we observed.
The Asko W6424 may be attractive enough to install in a kitchen, but its wash performance didn't match its good looks.
About the only thing low-cost about this appliance is how much you'll pay per wash. Thanks to an internal water heater, the Asko only draws cold water, though it can bring it up to as warm as 205ºF. But $1299 is a lot of money to spend on a washer. Unless you value appearances over results, there are many other washers on the market to choose from that will get your clothes just as clean, leaving your bank account unscathed.