Founded in Sweden in 1950, ASKO is a premium international brand of high-performance washers, dryers and dishwashers. The brand is known for its high quality components and parts as well as exceptional energy and water efficiency. AKSO appliances clearly show Scandinavian design sensibilities with a tell-tale aesthetic based on naturalness and simplicity. ASKO is said to test its dishwasher doors 300,000 times to assure lock, hinge and loading racks will last. That's equivalent to opening the door 40 times a day for 20 years.