As we make weekly meals for family, take stock of our pantry and plan out the next few weeks, we realize having extra freezer space is not only an affordable option but it’s a practical one. A small but efficient freezer such as the Midea WHS-109FW1 safely tucks under a counter or can be strategically placed in the dining room or den. And, when our summer entertaining days are upon us (and they will be, we promise), a small freezer is flexible and versatile enough to place in the outdoor grill area to chill burgers, kabobs, fish steaks, ice cream and bags of ice.
Who manufacturers Midea freezers & where are they made?
Midea freezers are made in China. Midea is one of the largest manufacturers of appliances in the world. You may not have heard of the name in the United States, however, Midea supplies some of the US’s most popular appliance manufacturers, most notably GE appliances.
Pros & Cons of the Midea WHS109FW1 freezer
- Just the right size – This is the goldilocks of freezers, not too small, not too big. At 3 cu. ft. it has plenty of storage space but still has a small foot print.
- Just the right price – Again this freezer hits a sweet spot with price and can usually be found for around $200-$300 dollars, leaving you plenty left over to actually fill the thing with food
- Different shelves for organizing – This Midea freezer has 3 separate shelves that make it easy to organize your frozen items.
- Inadequate packaging – Unfortunately the packaging leaves much to be desired. If you can live with a small dent, then order online and roll the nice, otherwise try to find this freezer locally.
- Spotty reliability – Some have complained that this freezer breaks down. However at such a low price point, it’s worth the risk in our opinion.
- Not frost-free – This may be a deal breaker for some. Unlike almost all other freezer created after the great depression, this freezer will need to be manually defrosted once or twice a year. Not a big deal if you have a second freezer to transfer your items into while this one defrosts.
Is the Midea WHS109FW1 Freezer efficient?
In short… not really. The Midea WHS109FW1 uses about 240 kWh per year which means it will cost you about $29 a year to run this freezer. This is average for compact freezers. As such, this model is not energy star rated.
Where can I find the Midea WHS109FW1 freezer in stock?
Unfortunately, the manufacturer has discontinued Midea WHS109FW1 Freezer. Considering the rush on freezers and limited availability here are our best freezer choices for you to consider.
The GE FCM11PHWW chest freezer 10.6 cu. ft. manual defrost which comes in white. Alternatively, the Frigidaire FFFU06M1TW freezer 22-inch freestanding upright freezer is an equally great option considering the limited supply on the market.
Over the years, the Midea WHS109FW1 has been a popular best-seller for a compact, low-profile freezer. Besides its reliability and quiet operation, the WHS109FW1 is an easy choice for long-term cold food storage. We like the reversible door and the controls that let you adjust the freezer to the right temperature for the food you store. Manual defrost puts that task under your control and makes cleaning a breeze. The interior organization system has shelves that allow frozen meals and trays to be stacked neatly while freezer bags of frozen fruit, rice, vegetables, soup and ice are conveniently visible in the wire basket.
As we all adjust to the new normal, we knows that extra freezer space not only provides convenience and peace of mind, it inspires us to keep planning, preparing and stocking up. However, given the circumstances it is best to keep looking for alternatives.
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