Product Review: Midea WHS-129C1 Single Door Chest Freezer
Price Range: $150 – $200
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a compact, energy-efficient chest freezer that is sized perfectly for small living spaces.
The Midea WHS-129C1 has a standard, basic look for a free-standing chest freezer. It has an all white exterior, which gives it the look to fit well in any light and airy room environment. The lid features a hinge design, with a silver recessed handle.
At the front of the unit, near the bottom left is a drain plug used for manual defrosting. Near the bottom right is the adjustable thermostat and mechanical temperature controls which are contained within a distinctive triangular shaped panel.
Size-wise, at 22.24 inches wide with a depth of 20.59 inches, the freezer itself is very compact and apartment-friendly. It comes with a 4.5 foot long three-prong power cord.
Inside the WHS-129C1, there is 3.5 cubic feet of storage space, so you can hold a good amount of food.
Midea have supplied a removable wire basket, which is largish – nearly half the width of the interior. This comes in handy for convenient access to frozen foods without having to reach deep into the bottom of the freezer.
As this isn’t a frost free freezer, it’s recommended that you cloth wipe the interior when you notice frost build-up inside. Maintenance itself is easy and minimal.
Like most chest freezers, this model is Energy Star rated so you benefit from energy savings. It consumes 193 kWh electricity, which makes it’s estimated annual operating costs just $23. This puts it amongst the most energy efficient freezers in it’s class.
Guarantee: 1-year warranty. 2-year warranty on compressor.
Overall, the Midea WHS-129C1 is a good quality, basic chest freezer that’s low on features, but high on freezing performance and energy efficiency, which are the two most important factors for any freezer.
This compact freezer would ideally suit singles, couples or small families wanting to hold a decent amount of frozen foods while maximizing space. It’s high energy efficiency is an appealing aspect for those concerned about running costs.