At first, it would seem that there just isn’t a whole lot to think about when it comes to freezers, they just freeze stuff, right? But there is actually quite a bit to consider when it comes to freezers. You might have a two to five person household, hunt, freeze pizza dough, need a freezer to store breast milk or need a freezer for business.
Be sure to understand that the true capacity of this machine, 3.5 cubic feet, is based on the internal dimensions of 18 x 20 x 18 inches, not the total dimensions of the freezer. After looking around I tried to get an understanding of just how much food you would be able to store. The best tangible example I came across was that it could fit about 10 five-pound bags of ice. Most customers are satisfied with the size.
Most small appliances won’t be constantly in use, so I don’t usually worry about power consumption, it’s usually negligible. That’s obviously not the case with chest freezers. Because a freezer needs to stay plugged in all day drinking up power, I’m very concerned with energy consumption.
The Midea WHS-129C1 will cost you about $23 a year according to the U.S. energy guide. The website Enervee rates this single door chest freezer an 87, an indication of an energy efficient appliance. This score takes into consideration money savings for consumers as well as environmental implications.
This Midea freezer is not frost free. Frost will build up in the interior over time. One user reported that frost started to build up after around day five. The manual instructs you wipe away frost as it appears.
How fast will it freeze? One customer reported that he put a gallon of water in the freezer and it froze within five hours. This was with the temperature dial set to the middle. You can easily adjust the temperature to change performance.
Convenient Reversible Hinges…
The hinges on the Midea WHS-129C1 are reversible. I understand why you might need reversible hinges on a freezer or refrigerator, the door is hinged on the side. Left-handed people might want to change the door swing orientation. Or, you might want to take advantage of an awkward space.
Size & Placement…
The Midea WHS-129C1 is just shy of 60 pounds. This could be a bit heavy for some customers. The size could make it difficult to move. There are no roller wheels on the bottom. You’d need to be able to carry it yourself, team lift, use a dolly, or rock it side-to-side (this can damage your floors).
Be mindful of the external dimensions as well. This will dictate where you will be able to place it. This free standing freezer is 33.5 inches tall, about 22 inches wide, and about 22 inches deep.
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