Product Review: Midea MRC050S0AWW Chest Freezer
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Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a basic mid-size 5 cu ft deep chest freezer.
Aesthetically, the Midea MRC050S0AWW is pretty basic as far as chest freezers go. Its exterior is all white which gives the freezer a pleasant neutral appearance that should go well in most environments.
The front exterior has a thermostat control panel and an easy defrost drain located at the bottom, making it convenient to access when you need to defrost it.
Its lid features a recessed handle and a balanced hinge design that has been engineered to ensure the door movement is smooth and easy to open. This allows the lid to stay open at an angle between 45 to 75 degrees.
The rear of the freezer has a flat back with the compressor being self-contained, which makes it easy to clean and maintain. The power cord is 4.5 ft long which is standard in length. The cord is located in a compartment at lower back of the freezer for handy storage.
There are no casters included although the unit only weighs 68.9 lbs, making it rather lightweight so you don’t need to exert much effort moving the unit to your desired location.
You should allow at least 3 inches of clearance around the unit as per stated by the manufacture.
Being a deep style chest freezer, it manages to pack a sizeable 5 cubic ft of storage space into a modest footprint of 24.7″ wide and 21.7″ in depth so it doesn’t hog up too much floor space. Due to the presence of the internal components, there is a non-removable shelf inside on the right side which takes up some of the interior space.
As with most entry level chest freezers, there is no interior light.
One small wire storage basket is included which hangs at the top of the interior and is removable to cater to your storage needs.
Some frost build-up is inevitable, but is only minimal so it can be defrosted once annually. The MRC050S0AWW features manual defrost. Midea have included a plastic scraper tool and an easy defrost drain at the front to release water, making defrosting a cinch.
Adjustable Thermostat Control
In keeping with its simple design, this Midea Freezer includes a standard mechanical thermostat control knob which is located near the bottom front of the freezer. This allows you to regulate the temperature from a range of -12 to -28 degrees.
Guarantee: 1-year warranty. 2-year warranty on compressor.
The Midea MRC050S0AWW Chest Freezer is a solid all-rounder for a mid-size freezer as indicated by its good reputation in the market. It’s lightweight, very quiet, easy to maintain and is renowned for its consistent freezing performance.
Midea are a well-known brand for chest freezers so you can be generally confident that you’re getting your moneys worth.
All in all, a good buy.