Midea Dishwashers Review & Guide
When your current dishwasher isn’t performing well, you’ll start to value this time-saving appliance even more. So, if you’re in the market for a new unit, there are plenty of choices out there, including Chinese appliance manufacturer Midea. Offering a range of products for multiple rooms of the house, Midea’s range includes air conditioners, small appliances, fridges, as well as dishwashers to spruce up your kitchen. Read on to find out just what Midea has to offer when it comes to dishwashers.
Within its line of dishwashers, Midea features the following types:
We’ll now cover a couple of examples from each range to help you find one that may be the best fit your kitchen and your household.
Midea Freestanding Dishwashers
Freestanding dishwashers are usually 60cm wide and have the freedom of being fitted almost anywhere where there’s a water connection and a drainage point.
Midea MDWF2SS Freestanding Dishwasher
This freestanding dishwasher (MDWF2SS) from Midea has 15 place settings with a cutlery rack and an adjustable top basket, giving you more space at the bottom for large pots and pans. There are eight programs to choose from including Auto, Quick Wash and Eco, plus a 24 hour delay start function, allowing you to switch on a cycle when you’re not at home or during off peak electricity times. It has a low noise level of 47 decibels, handy for when you plan on starting the washing cycle late at night.
It features auto load sensing technology, so the dishwasher thinks for itself to decide how much water will need to be used for the load. On its LED display, it will also show the time remaining for the cycle. Safety features include a child lock and an Aqua Stop system. In terms of energy and water efficiency, it has a 4-star energy efficiency rating and a 5-star water efficiency rating, consuming 11.8L of water per load. It can be had for around $750.
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 845 x 598 x 610mm
Midea MDWCW Freestanding Dishwasher
For something a little smaller, this model (MDWCW) has 12 place settings but is still packed with various features. It has six wash programs, including Intensive, Heavy, Eco, Glass 90min, Rinse and Quick wash, plus an additional extra drying function and an LED display.
Other design features mirror the model above, such as an adjustable top basket and cutlery basket, plus a delay start function so that you can plan the washing time around your daily schedule. In terms of noise levels, it’s stated to produce just 49 decibels during a cycle. It’s rated 3 stars for energy efficiency and 4.5 stars for water efficiency, consuming 10.2L of water per load. This unit is priced around $480.
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 845 x 598 x 610mm
Midea Benchtop Dishwashers
If you’re short on space, or you’re renting, you might want a benchtop dishwasher, or what Midea calls a “mini” dishwasher. Designed with an internal water tank, this type of dishwasher can fit on a benchtop and connect to your tap, so you might consider this option if you’re looking for something portable that you can take with you, such as for a caravan or RV, or when you can’t alter the plumbing in your kitchen.
Midea Countertop MDWB1BL Dishwasher Black
Midea’s MDWB1BL countertop dishwasher is designed with six place settings and an LED display. It has a child lock for safety and comes in three different colours – white, silver or black (pictured). Expect eight wash programs, plus additional functions such as Strong Washing, Extra Drying and Express Washing.
Similar to other dishwashers from Midea, you can program this model to start the cycle at a later time with its 24-hour delay feature and you won’t have to worry about the washer being noisy as it’s said to produce a low noise level of 49 decibels. It has a 2.5-star energy efficiency rating and a 3.5-star water efficiency rating.
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 438 x 550 x 500mm
Midea Mini Dishwasher Champagne MDWMINIC
This mini dishwasher is much smaller than the countertop model mentioned above, with space for just three place settings and provides 730-860W of power. However, there is no plumbing required and it’s capable of holding up to 5L of water. It features a lower basket support and a wine glass holder to suit whatever you’ve had for dinner. Other design features include electronic button control with an LED screen and a 24-hour delay start function with a time remaining display. It operates with a noise level of 58 decibels, which is slightly louder than other models from Midea.
There are six wash programs to choose from including a Quick Wash, Eco and Baby Care cycle, plus an extra drying function and a steam function. It’s rated 3 stars for water efficiency and 1 star for energy efficiency. Accessories include a cutlery basket, water jug and a drain hose. This model is available for around $600 and comes in other colours including white, silver, black, blue, orange and champagne (pictured).
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 557 x 530 x 555mm
Midea Slimline Dishwasher
Slimline dishwashers are generally 45cm wide and are designed for smaller kitchens. While this type typically can’t wash as large of a load as a full-sized machine, it still provides the same amount of wash power, with Midea offering just one unit in this range.
Midea Freestanding Dishwasher 45cm MDW45FSS
Midea’s one and only 45cm dishwasher is designed with 10 place settings, an adjustable top basket and a cutlery tray. It operates with a reasonable noise level of 49 decibels and has an LED display. There are eight programs to choose from with features such as Auto wash, Alternative wash and Extra drying also included.
Similar to other dishwashers from Midea, it’s designed with a child lock for safety and a 24-hour delay start function. It’s rated 3.5 stars for both energy and water efficiency.
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 845 x 598 x 610mm
Midea Drawer Dishwashers
Drawer dishwashers are designed to function like any kitchen drawer. You can choose from a single or double drawer dishwasher depending on your household size.
Midea Single Drawer Dishwasher Stainless Steel MDWDSS
If you’re after a single drawer dishwasher you might like to consider this stainless steel MDWDSS model. It features a stainless-steel cavity, flexible baskets and spray arms, along with seven place settings. There are also seven wash programs, which includes a 30 minutes rapid wash cycle and half load function for when you need to get through the dishes quickly, or you need your good plates back in time for dinner time.
It produces a noise level of 47 decibels, and comes with a double fan drying system, a 24-hour delay start function and a child lock for safety. In terms on energy efficiency, it has a 3.5-star rating and 4.5 stars for water efficiency. Additionally, it features a rinse aid indicator for easy maintenance.
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 410 x 600 x 570mm
Midea Double Drawer Dishwasher Stainless Steel MDWDDSS
For those after something with a bit more space for when you have friends over, you might opt for a double drawer dishwasher. It has mostly the same features to the model above, but with double the space – seven place settings per drawer. Expect seven washing programs, a stainless-steel cavity with spray arms and a noise level of 47 decibels when in use. There’s also a double fan drying system and a half load function. Energy and water efficiency ratings are also the same, which is 3.5 stars and 4.5 stars respectively.
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 820 x 600 x 570mm
Are Midea dishwashers worth the money?
Midea’s dishwasher range costs between $600 and $1,600 depending on the model type and size of the dishwasher, putting it in the low to mid-price range in comparison to the rest of the market. Midea’s line up comes with a range of features you’d expect from any dishwasher, and various cycles to choose from such as quick and automatic. They also have pretty low operating noise levels with a delay start function available, so you can make use of the off-peak electricity tariffs. With a range of sizes on offer, Midea might have a dishwasher for you, especially if you’re looking for something portable or something that can squeeze in those small spaces.
However, most of Midea’s dishwashers have pretty average energy and water efficiency ratings, so it’s important keep this in mind if you’re looking for a high energy and water efficient appliance. Its mini dishwasher (MDWMINIC) has an energy efficiency rating of just 1 star, meaning you may like to look elsewhere if you’re after a more efficient model.
As with most major appliances, you’re investing for the long term, so it might pay to spend more upfront and recoup the costs with lower electricity bills later on. However, if you can’t fit anything larger in your kitchen then you may need to settle with it despite the downfalls, although you may think any potential downfall is better than washing the dishes by hand!
To compare other brands, follow the link below to our annual dishwasher ratings to see what Aussies think of the major brands in the market.