Asko Pro Series W&D - any experience?
Our 10+ yr old dryer's motor ($200 just in parts) just failed so we're planning to buy a brand new W&D set. We had a FL washer around 2003 and remember the moldy smell, noise, and marginal cleaning performance so we've been leaning towards TL but came across the Asko W8844XLW & T884XL.
The claims for the washer Asko piqued our interest - no rubber bellows, superb cleaning performance, longevity, and quiet operation. The negatives are the $4.4k set cost and the washer's long cycle times (1:45 for colors) and additionally we'd be the first sale for our local dealer so we're really on the fence. I've been unable to find any reviews or consumer anecdotes so i'm hoping somebody on this board can shed some light. Our questions are:
1) Any experience from those that have purchased them or those that sell them.
2) Is Asko targeting the Mielie 'Little Giant'?
3) Any thoughts that explains the 67% premium Akso is asking for the Pro series vs the Family?. .