In 1950, an enterprising young Swedish farmer named Karl-Erik Andersson set out to build his mother a different kind of washer. A unique, energy and water-efficient machine that would reflect a farmer's love and respect for nature. One with superior cleaning power and reliability that could heat water, spin, and even boast durable, state-of-the-art, stainless steel drums. A washing machine like no other. So the young farmer built his amazing washer, surpassing even his meticulous mother's high standards. Indeed, the results were so extraordinary, he was convinced to share his creation with others. So he built a world-class engineering and manufacturing facility right on the family farm â€“ where it stands to this day â€“ and a new company was born. The company we now call ASKO.Today, Asko is an international corporation with a full line of high-performance washers, dryers and dishwashers. Asko appliances still do a better job of cleaning with a fraction of the water, electricity and detergent of ordinary machines. Every component is constructed of steel rather than plastic wherever possible. And every Asko product is still built with Scandinavian quality and environmental sensitivity â€“ just as Karl-Erik Andersson intended. In short, Asko appliances are some of the best performing, most ecologically friendly, and longest lasting on earth. Made especially for those- like a certain Swedish mother â€“ who appreciate the difference.