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Midea MAD50C1YWS 35 Pint Dehumidifier (50 PINT 2012 DOE) Review: Surprisingly Compact

Rated one of the most efficient dehumidifiers in 2021. Midea MAD50C1YWS 35 Pint (50 PINT 2012 DOE) is an ultra-quiet, easy to maintain dehumidifier that everyone can get their hands on. Featuring a refrigerant technology that maintains room humidity level at a healthy 45-55%, what are the key specification and performance? How is the pricing when compared with its rival models? What are the pros and cons of owning one? Find out all the answers in our Midea 35 Pint review below.
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^ Annual filter cost is calculated based on filter price and 12 hours of usage. Pricing could vary depending on air quality, usage frequency, and speed.

Midea 35-Pint (50-Pint 2012 DOE) MAD50C1YWS Specification

ProductMidea 35-Pint (50-Pint 2012 DOE) MAD50C1YWS
Dimension
15.9 x 24.3 x 11.5 in
(40.4 x 61.7 x 29.2 cm)
Weight39.7 lb (18 kg)
Fanspeed2
Coverage (up to)3,000 sq. ft. (279 m2)
Airflow speed
Capacity35 Pint (50 Pint 2012 DOE)
Water tank1.6 gallon (12.8 pints)
Noise level49 dB
Power consumption360 watts
Timer/ Scheduler24-hour
FilterYes
Auto shut offYES
Continuous pump
Gravity drainageYES
DefrostYES
CastersYES
More color optionsYES
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STARYES
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty1 year
Email/ Phone supportYES

Highlights

  • 2 Fan speeds with turbo
  • Electronic controls with auto-comfort
  • Automatic defrost, restart and shut down
  • Continuous drainage option
  • Washable filter
  • 12.8-Pint with easy carry bucket
  • 24-hour timer
  • Built-in casters

Usability

The world’s largest air conditioner provider has finally dived into the dehumidifying world. Midea 35-Pint (50-Pint 2012 DOE) MAD50C1YWS dehumidifier is a sleek, modern device that is slightly smaller than most of its counterparts. The 15.9 x 24.3 x 11.5 inches dimension and 8.4 lb weight allows convenient mobility thanks to the 4-wheel casters wheels and built-in handles. You can easily find space to fit in this dehumidifier without having to worry about obstruction.

Midea 35-Pint MAD50C1YWS large 1.6-gallon water tank allows a large volume of water collection before it is needed for emptying. It is also easy to remove even if the reservoir is filled with water thanks to the sliding mechanism. There is a transparent water level indicator at the center that you can peek through to check the water level.

Easy operation and maintenance are another Midea 35-Pint MAD50C1YWS strong suit. You can select the dual speed, manual or continuous drainage mode, 24-hour timer, or let the auto humidistat manage the humidity level. The LED display will show current room humidity along with other important information. There is also a filter cleaning alert that reminds you to clean the washable filter when it is time. The standard garden hose fits tightly to the socket which is a big contrast to other models.

Safety kits wise, there is the standard auto-shutoff that prevents water overflow. Auto-defrost automatically stops the operation to protect the evaporator coils from freezing up and causes malfunction. Auto-restart limits disruption by rebooting the dehumidifier after a power outage or power failure. Lastly, Midea 1-year worldwide warranty offers one-year parts and labor protection including the motor compressor.

Dehumidification Technology

Keep your home properly humidify 24/7. At 5 air changes per hour, Midea MAD50C1YWS can reach a max 3,000 square footage with 50-70% RH in the room and 75°F temperature. It will remove 35 pints of moisture per day according to the 2019 United States Department of Energy (DOE) or 50 pints with the 2012 DOE standard. Ideal for master bedroom, living/ laundry, basement, bathroom, garage, kitchen, or anywhere with humidity problems.

Midea 35-Pint (50-Pint 2012 DOE) dehumidifier is powered by refrigeration technology that works similar to a refrigerator. It drains damp air that first have to go through a reusable filter. The washable filter will trap airborne particulates like dust, hair, lint to prevent them from damaging the coils. Moving to the coils, the filtered air will now go through condensation for moisture extraction. The water droplet will either be collected by the reservoir until the tank is full or flow straight to a floor drain via a standard 0.75-inch female garden hose that plugs into a built-in socket. The operation will continue until a comfortable humidity level is reached.

Unlike most 35/ 50 pint dehumidifiers, Midea MAD50C1YWS is one of the rare few models that you can enjoy uninterrupted, quiet operation. At an average of 49 decibels output, running Midea in the background will not disturb your daily activity or sleep. Also great for those with a little one at home that takes an afternoon nap. Power consumption is on the higher side despite this is an Energy Star rated model. Expect a 495 wattage hourly of usage that varies based on speed and room humidity level.

Price Guide

At around 220 dollars before any discount, Midea MAD50C1YWS 35/ 50 Pint dehumidifier is slightly pricey but not beyond the realm of reach. You'll gain tons of useful features in a fairly compressed body. Dehumidification performance is as good as it gets for its segment. The clean design is what sold for us but if you want a more conventional approach, Tosot might be the way to go.
Being a big household brand, there is no short of places you can get Midea 35 Pint dehumidifier MAD50C1YWS. If you want a hassle-free shopping experience, go with Amazon as it comes with free shipping, seasonal sale, bundled discount, and a 30-days no question asked return policy. For those that want to physically examine the product, try your local dealers or giant retailers like Walmart, Costco, Target.

Pros

  • Excellent build quality with a clean, simple design.
  • Cheap yet with exceptional 3,000 coverage/ 50-pint capacity performance.
  • No frills, easy to use control with humidistat reader.
  • A maximum of 51-decibel operational noise.
  • Energy Star certified model.
  • Auto restart, auto defrost, and continuous dehumidification mode.

Cons

  • Small front water tank that requires constant emptying.
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Kingston Kay

Growing up in New Orleans; one of the highest relative humidity in the United States, Kingston Kay knows a thing or two about humidity. Besides reviewing dehumidifiers for living, you will find him gyming in the basement.

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