Cleans to perfection
Discreet sound level
Easy to keep clean
Unreliable drying capabilities
Not as durable as expected
bad service and poor components
After 5 years stopped emptying. checked everything problem is drain pump. When bought it had 24/7 service number on machine. Called but only works 9-5 M to F. Called 3 times waited over 1 hour each time. Sent email as advised by dealer. After 3 days went to Good Guys. Boss called Asko himself. After 3 weeks nothing. DO NOT BUY
Purchased in February 2016 at The Good Guys for $2,099.00.
Waste of money. Terrible quality and even worse service.
I reported a fault in our dishwasher on 18 May. It is now the 14 August and I still don't have a dishwasher. It is inside the warranty period but that only makes me more cranky. I paid around $2200 for this machine and I have now been without a dishwasher for 13 weeks so far, and for 3 weeks earlier this year. A very nice man listened to my complaints 3 weeks ago (after waiting over an hour on the phone) but I have had no follow up contact. Will be contacting the ACCC. Wish I'd bought a Miele.
Purchased in July 2018 at The Good Guys for $2,199.00.
We had them fix our control panel as the lettering all started coming off within a few months. They repaired the power button under warranty, but already we could see other buttons coming off. The repairman said this is normal when he repaired. The power button is coming off again a few months later, but we haven’t bothered repairing again as we’ve concluded it’s just cheap garbage and spent the $40k or so for the rest of the kitchen appliances on Miele instead. Disappointing for a product which otherwise seems good. When you spend $2000 on a dishwasher you expect the text and icons on the buttons might rub off in a few years, but not in a few months.
Purchased in February 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,899.00.
Bad machine broken after 2 month buying it. Asko has really bad service broken 4 months still waiting for a refund.
Bad machine broken after 2 month buying it. Asko repaired it after waiting for two month, just broken again after two days. Multiple issues malfunctioning controls and display, motor for drain get burst up every time they fixed. Asko has really bad service now broken for 4 months still waiting for a refund. Calling Asko call center needs to wait at least 30 to 40 minutes for assistant.
Purchased in February 2020 at The Good Guys for $1,798.00.
Good all round dishwasher
I recently replaced a Bosch dishwasher (14 yrs old) with an Asco after researching different brands and their pros and cons. The unit is very sleek and modern, and fits beautifully into our island bench, and I love not kicking the kickboard as I did with the Bosch! It is solidly built and has stainless steel componentry which many of the competitors did not.
I did not elect to buy the cutlery tray and I'm glad I didn't because the cutlery comes out so dry I don't need to use a teatowel to dry (which I did with the Bosch). The floating wineg...
Purchased in May 2020 at JB Hifi Home for $1,300.00.
Look no further!!
I am SO happy with my ASKO dishwasher! Its wash cycles are pristine! So good in fact that I started washing everything in my cupboards just so it all came up sparking too. The install was a bit tricky and took quite a while to get it right but the finish product is so neat and sturdy. I love that there is no buttons on the front with 4 kids in the house, its easy to keep clean and looks great! I really hope it lasts a long time.
Purchased in April 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,699.00.
why did I buy it?
From purchase to delivery aindinstallationm was less than 36 hours, (whereas to have the old Asko Professional services was more than a week and who know how long to get a quote for the repairs)..So I purchased a new one, installation was painless, quick and friendly and on time (unusual for tradies but well done) and then we ran it to wash the backlog of crockery and cutlery and voila, the RED light comes on....... the manual does not give any indication as to what is wrong, tried restarting it and no joy
Purchased in March 2019 at Winnings Brookvale for $2,199.00.
Our Kleenmaid dishwasher died after 20 years and we were confused with the many options. The Good Guys steered us toward the Asko dishwasher due to its reliability and full stainless steel interior and spray arms. I also wanted a cutlery tray. We had great service from Asko and The Good Guys. The dishwasher was not available at the time of purchase and they said delivery would be early December. It arrived on time due to the company upgrading us to the next model, an outcome we were very happy with. The Asko installers came on time and did...a wonderful job of installing it under the bench top (built in). Our previous dishwasher was a freestanding one, so the built in look was much nicer and I was happy to pay the $160 to make sure it was done properly. The guy went through the operation of the machine with my husband and I also found it very user friendly. I was a bit skeptical about the "no fingerprint" stainless steel front, but it is totally true. You don't get the nasty fingerprints everywhere like I get on our other stainless steel appliances. The machine is very quiet when operating. It very roomy inside holding heaps of dishes, bowls and cutlery. It is easy to fit everything in as it is very deep and the layout and racks are versatile. The wine glass holder works well and we are very happy with the choice. I used to always pre-rinse dishes before I put them in my previous dishwasher but the salesman said not to worry about that with this one, so I am not pre rinsing this time. The only problem I have found is that on the setting we use regularly it does not get the saucepans very clean. I may need to adjust the setting to a pot & pan one, but I just give them a quick wipe with a kitchen scourer to get that stubborn boiling ring off before I put it in and that works. I love this dishwasher and I certainly hope that not pre rinsing won't limit this machines life span as I would like to get 20 years out of this one! I think it was worth spending a bit more to get this dishwasher.
AMAZING Washing Power
After having our old ASKO dishwasher for over 10 years and using it a minimum 2 times per day, this is our NEW baby. This machine is sooooo much better than the old unit. The dishes are so much cleaner and also the noise it DOES NOT make, you think it is not working. The silenced motor is awesome. There is a cutlery tray up top, as well as a cutlery basket that can be removed. The cutlery tray is much better than I thought it would be. The upeer basket is adjustable. The spray arms are also very robust. They are made of stainless steel....I have yet to see another machine in the Australian market that uses stainless steel spray arms these days? Options galore for washing dishes as well. The settings panel is hidden and easy to navigate as well. LOVE this machine!!!!
Great machine. ***** Installation service poor *
This was one of the most well constructed models and brands in the store. It feels solidly built. When you pull out the shelves they run smoothly. The top shelf can be lowered up and down which is a function I had with my last Kleenmaide dishwasher and used a lot. There is a shelf for cultlery that will suit those with OCD as cutlery can be layer out in rows. There is of course the usual cultlery basket. Racks on the bottom shelf can be layer flat to accomodate pots. There is a Pot scrubbing function that is essential for me when considering...buying a dishwasher. There are numerous options for cleaning including green, heavy etc . You can choose to wash just the top shelf or just the bottom shelf. It’s like the rolls Royce of dishwashers. The main thing is it cleans the dishes and it does so quietly. Critism don’t get talked into the $160 installation fee. We were told the dishwasher would be installed and the old removed and taken away as well as a full demonstration of the runnings of the dishwashers numerous functions. The guy came while my husband was home. Apparently the kick plate was too big. So it was left job half done. No run through of the machine settings at all despite what the salesman told us was the reason for this hefty $160 fee that was the apparent the gold ribbon service of Asko. It was then up to us to order a smaller kick plate and install that ourself which was according to the installation guy so “easy”. So easy that he couldn’t do it himself. My husband said the guy was in a big rush. Sorry?? A rush . Sorry to be a bother we have only paid you $160 to install this bloody thing. We then had dramas with Toll the delivery service who took three attempts to deliver the item because they they gave no advice of the days of delivery and the item had to be signed for, and then this tiny box was supposedly too big to be left at a pick up location near to us, they argued and contradicted each other whether we could give authority to leave the parcel, they were nuts to deal with. We finally get the kick plate and the new one is too small. The original kick plate is a better size we just to figure out how to attach it as it’s fiddly, which is why the “ in a hurry “ installation guy had trouble. He would have had to take a bit of time. So my advice do the installation yourself and save your money.
Questions & Answers
Ref Dishwasher DB1654 S/No 81430076. Control/Display Module replaced by ASKO service approx 5 months ago under warranty due to inoperative On/Off push button. The Start/Stop button on replacement module is now intermittant in operation, requiring several button selections to start wash cycle. Please advise if another service call is required and status of warranty on this washer. Thanks. Neil McAllister, Blackburn South Vic 3130.
Asko agreed to a full refund on 18 august but, true to form, they are yet to pick up the dishwasher and will only refund once it has been returned. Disgraceful. Huge waste of money and energy.
Any one know how to permanently do away with the Child Lock?
We don't have kids and is such a pain always having to switch it off each time...
- The Asko DBI654IB dishwashers can hold 15 place settings, letting you save time by doing larger loads.
- They have a 5 star water rating and a 2.5 star energy rating, making them an efficient option that can make you dread your next power bill a little bit less.
- These dishwashers are 42 decibels when they run, making them one of the quietest we’ve seen.
- With a whopping 13 different wash programs, these dishwashers give you variety and flexibility in how you want your dishes washed - it’s dishwashing done professionally, specially for you.
- An inbuilt cutlery rack helps you easily sort out your utensils from your crockery, giving your different dishes a more thorough clean.
- The ability to put these dishwashers on eco mode makes it a viable option for those who think of the planet when they shop.
- For those who want a built-in dishwasher but don’t consistently have large washing loads, the half-load feature is designed for people like you.
- Foldable racks make loading the Asko DBI654IB a breeze.
- You can expect to pay between $2199 to $2299 for one of these dishwashers.
What did reviewers have to say about the Asko DBI654IB?
While most reviewers liked how quiet these dishwashers were, how easy they were to clean, and how well they cleaned their crockery - many said that they didn’t thoroughly dry all of their dishes. Reviewers also noted that the range wasn’t as durable as they expected it to be for the price point.
|Category||Built-in Dishwashers||Built-in Dishwashers|
|Features||Cutlery Rack, Eco Mode/Wash, Foldable Racks and Half-Load Option||Cutlery Rack, Eco Mode/Wash, Foldable Racks and Half-Load Option|
|Number of Place Settings||15||15|
|Water Rating||5 star(s)||5 star(s)|
|Water Consumption||12.2 L/wash||12.2 L/wash|
|Energy Rating||3.5 star(s)||3.5 star(s)|
|Energy Consumption||295 kWh per year||295 kWh per year|
|Maximum Noise Level||42 db||42 db|
|Number of Programs||13||13|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||819 x 596 x 559 mm||859 x 596 x 559 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
- GTIN13: 3838782069550
- MPN: DBI654IBXXL.S.AU and DBI654IBXXLS
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