This post is sponsored by ASKO.
In my life’s journey I have had more than a few dishwashers. My favourite was an ASKO that departed from me when we sold our home and the beloved appliance was considered a ‘fixture’.
When we moved into our current home there was a brand new European dishwasher that was of a brand most people love. But I didn’t like it. It didn’t have the tray at the top where you’re supposed to line up all your cutlery (who has the time), and instead had the cutlery basket on the bottom shelf. But the cutlery basket was so big it took up 25% of the space and so running out of room, I often found the dishwasher would be on for two cycles most days.
It was with great joy that I discovered it had broken down for the third time because my policy with kitchen appliances is, ‘three strikes and you’re out’. The dishwasher was marched off the premises and I went to the nearest kitchen appliance retailer and purchased a stainless steel ASKO dishwasher.
Yes, this is a sponsored post but I took it on because I knew I could speak positively about the kitchen appliance. Not only is it modern and stylish, the trays are well organised allowing you to fit in as many dirty kitchen items as possible. I no longer need to put my dishwasher on more than once in a 24-hour period unless I’m catering or entertaining; for our family’s regular needs, one cycle per day is enough.
As a blogger who’s always cooking, and as a mother cooking for a family of five, and as a home-cook who is often making cakes for various events, I need some reliable help in my kitchen. After making an enormous mess it’s always a joy to pull down the door of the dishwasher and start filling it with all the messy kitchenware that’s now cluttering the bench tops. I’m sure you’d agree that the one kitchen appliance you couldn’t do without is your dishwasher.
A few years ago we were in between homes and were renting an old house for 12 weeks. There wasn’t a dishwasher but there was space for one. I had an ASKO dishwasher in storage and asked the landlord if I could install it. Can you believe the landlord told me we weren’t allowed to install a dishwasher which bewildered me seeing at the end of our lease the house was being bulldozed. Never mind!
And during that tenancy I was baking for another website and constantly in the kitchen making a mess. Sometimes I did the dishes more than 10 times in one day – I know where that expression, ‘chained to the kitchen sink’ comes from, it comes from people who don’t have dishwashers.
And we’re now coming into that time of year where we’re on the countdown until Christmas. It’s now just eight weeks away and so it’s time for me to start making my Christmas cakes. I have two bowls of dried and glace fruits and nuts soaking in orange juice and brandy ready for my first two cakes. These will be baked this weekend so they have a number of weeks to mature until Christmas Day.
And now that in my kitchen I have fruits and nuts soaking in brandy, I know we’re definitely heading into the party season where a lot of people find themselves doing a lot more entertaining than usual. I’m glad that during this festive season, I’ll have my reliable ASKO dishwasher making all the kitchen clean-up so much easier.
Is a dishwasher a kitchen appliance you can’t do without?