Midea WHD-113FB1 Refrigerator Review

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Quick Overview

FEATURES

QUALITY

PRICE

Pros

  • Excellent cooling/freezing options
  • Modern design
  • Spacious enough
  • Practical

Cons

  • Motor a bit noisy 

Finding the ideal mini fridge may seem like an easy task, but when you consider the array of features on all the available models, the quest for the perfect mini fridge for you can become quite difficult. This review will help you see if the Midea WHD-113FB1 is a perfect choice for you. Let’s get to it.

Midea WHD-113FB1 Refrigerator

The Midea WHD-113FB1 is a competent small refrigerator with a top freezer compartment that is ideal for a wide variety of refrigerating/freezing needs. If you’re looking for all the features of a large fridge but packed into a compact edition, your search can probably end here.

Perfect for your small kitchen, office, or dorm room, this 3.1 cubic feet top freezer fridge is one of the best in its category.

Who is this product for?

Small refrigerators tend to be great for home offices, small offices, dorm rooms, individual rooms, garages, etc. The Midea WHD-113FB1, however, is somewhat of an exception here, as it can be used as the primary kitchen fridge in many instances. With the 3.1 cubic feet capacity, it can fit almost as much as your regular fridge but with better organization.

As such, the Midea WHD-113FB1 truly is for anyone and everyone, especially due to its price-to-performance ratio. In truth, this small refrigerator doesn’t offer as much space as a large kitchen fridge, as 3.1 cubic feet will always be 3.1 cubic feet. Compare it with a 7.6-cubic-feet fridge and the difference will be obvious. However, not only is a refrigerator that large unnecessary for most kitchen needs, but the Midea WHD-113FB1 might just be enough for you.

So, is this Midea model enough to store food and beverages for an entire household of 6? Probably not. Is it good enough to perform as the main fridge in a kitchen for two? Most likely. And this is truly an amazing achievement for a mini fridge.

What’s included?

This refrigerator comes with a separate fruit and vegetable drawer that is large enough to store quite a number of fruits and veggies without taking up more than 30% of the 2.2-cubic-feet fresh section capacity. Of course, it is entirely removable, should you need to come up with additional space for special occasions, such as parties (beverage storage).

The fridge also comes with a removable glass shelf. The height isn’t adjustable, but even if it was, it wouldn’t be of much use anyway; we are talking about a small fridge, after all. Other than these two removable items, you also get a solidly written instruction manual.

Feature overview

Let’s start off with the numbers. The dimensions of the Midea WHD-113FB1 are as follows: 18.5 x 19.4 x 33 inches. This isn’t too large at all. As mentioned, the fridge capacity is 2.2 cubic feet and the freezer capacity around 0.92 cubic feet, totaling 3.1 cubic feet. It weighs 52.2 lbs., which is on the lighter side as far as fridges of this capacity go. It is extremely quiet at below 45 dB and a 115V/60Hz model for the US market.

Versatility is one of the main features of this model. This means that the Midea can meet the requirements of many customers who are in the market for much larger models. It has all the features of a large kitchen fridge, including a 2-liter bottle compartment, a clever can holder that can store up to 8 cans, additional storage space in the freezer’s door, and a mechanically adjustable thermostat. For its size, the storage options built into this fridge are simply staggering.

The one thing that no large fridges can brag about is portability. In contrast, the Midea WHD-113FB1 can fit inside your RV and help keep your foods and beverages cold during your travels, and doing so without drawing a lot of power from your generator.

Additionally, at a noise level of about 45 dB, you’ll have to open this model in order to see whether it’s on. This is ideal for small rooms, offices, and RV trips because you can have it working 24/7 and it won’t be a distraction.

Finally, one of the best features that this unit has to offer is spaciousness. Don’t let the size fool you; the 3.1-cubic-feet capacity is more than enough to store your essentials and more. The door space in both the freezer and the fridge compartments is impressive for a small fridge.

Oh, and the door hinges are reversible, so you can choose which side the doors open. This can make all the difference if you have to worry about a side wall.

How to install it

Usually, you’d need a refrigerator dolly to move your fridge anywhere. However, the 52.2 pounds of weight is light enough that you can carry the entire thing with a friend. Due to its compactness, you won’t have any trouble going up stairs, either.

However, it is recommended that you unpack it before carrying the fridge inside. Although it’s small and compact, you’ll still have much more trouble removing the packaging indoors than outdoors, especially if you’re installing it in a small room or dorm room. Make sure that this area is clean and, more importantly, completely dry.

Of course, you’ll need to measure everything properly. Once you’ve got all the measurements, put the fridge on a moving blanket in front of the desired space, plug it in, and slide it into place. Tilt it backward and then forward to pull the blankets from underneath the fridge. Congrats, you’ve successfully installed a Midea WHD-113FB1!

Pros

  • Quiet
  • Excellent cooling/freezing options
  • Gorgeous design
  • Spacious enough
  • Practical

Cons

Can get colder in the back

Alternative

This top freezer small refrigerator is truly one of a kind. Even the fact that it provides uneven cooling at times isn’t too bad. In fact, it may be a good thing if you want certain foods or beverages to be cooler than others. However, if this is enough to deter you, the Willz WLR31TS1 has the same capacity and more even cooling levels, which you may find more appealing.

Conclusion

The Midea WHD-113FB1 is truly a one-of-a-kind mini fridge. Where most small refrigerators can’t satisfy the needs of an entire household, this Midea can hold its weight in small- to mid-sized homes. You won’t find another mini fridge this quiet, capable, and practical. And like all Midea products, it’s more than affordable.

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