In the vastness of products that Xiaomi markets, also thanks to a whole series of companies and start-up partners for which, then, it sells and guarantees the products, there is really everything. And no, I'm not talking about smart lamps, surveillance systems, cameras, vacuum cleaners and so on and so forth, but I'm referring to real household appliances: a market that, in reality, for the Chinese company is very strong in Asia but which here in Europe is still struggling to take off.
La Xiaomi Mijia VDW0401M smart dishwasher it is the confirmation. And it is not only because it is, in fact, a real one IoT home appliance, but also because from our tests we have come to a conclusion: using it you can fully perceive its Asian nature, both in terms of functionality (which, in my opinion, are very comfortable) and when it comes to the design of the internal trolleys.
And then it is clear, it is a perfect dishwasher for a single person or at most for a couple (which does not dirty a lot), which however has an added value: in addition to the washing cycle, it integrates a sterilization program for dishes, cutlery and glasses. And of course you can also control it with your smartphone.
Xiaomi Mijia VDW0401M smart dishwasher review
Given the nature of the product inside, the packaging of the Xiaomi Mijia VDW0401M smart dishwasher it is quite large and heavy. Inside, however, there are all the accessories to allow, to those who buy it, a simple, quick assembly without the need to rely on a technician.
In the packaging they can be found 6 adapters, of different sizes, for the water connection (which must take place in a sink), the relative keys, a delivery pipe and a drain pipe and 7 single-dose sachets of powder detergent.
Design and construction materials
With a weight of 12,5 Kg and the size of 44.2 x 46.15 x 41.9 cm Xiaomi Mijia VDW0401M smart dishwasher it can be transported and stored very easily. The whole structure is made of plastic, except for the surfaces of the internal compartment. The trolleys are also made of plastic, and from the first opening you realize that the setting of the whole product has been designed more for Asian habits than for European ones.
Even if theoretically they could be washed four covered without any problem, given the spaces of the lower trolley you could have logistical difficulties if you have to wash flat plates or even pots but with the soup plates, instead things change radically, which can be washed together with the glasses. In the upper trolley instead go the cutlery: the spaces are very small and only allow their washing.
Once you have found the right location to place the dishwasher, which would find its eden if you had a single sink with a drying surface for dishes, mount the Xiaomi Mijia VDW0401M it really is very simple. Just connect the delivery hose, which must be connected to a traditional tap via the adapter by removing the current jet breaker and connecting the switch that comes out of the package and the hose behind the dishwasher. You will then have to connect the water drain hose, recognizable by the presence of a small suction cup, and position it so as to ensure that the water reaches the kitchen sink.
At this point the game is practically done, but before connecting the power supply it is important to insert the salt for dishwashers in the special nozzle located on the left side of the appliance, as is done in traditional dishwashers. And now comes the fun.
The nice thing about Xiaomi's devices and the exponents of the Mijia series, is that they are all managed by a single application that - with time - it is becoming practically universal. And also the lXiaomi Mijia VDW0401M smart dishwashermust be set via the app before being used Xiaomi Home.
The association is very simple: once turned on, you will first need to set up your account in the app choosing China from the regional settings, and then select the dishwasher from the list of application devices (which opens by tapping the + button), select the correct model and enter the data for connection to the WiFi network. Because yes, for anyone who has not yet understood it, the Xiaomi Mijia VDW0401M smart dishwasher connects to the network and can be managed from anywhere in the world through the Xiaomi application. The magic of the IoT.
And even if it could be used without the application, and using the front touch keys, outside China the use of the app is practically essential: all the writings I'm in Chinese and, unless you know Chinese or use Google Translate to be able to interpret the writings, the only way to understand all the functions of the dishwasher is through the application.
Through the app, in addition to the traditional washing programs, it is also possible to manage the security lock with which you will disable the operation of the buttons located on the front panel of the dishwasher (excellent idea for those with small children), or program the washing or activate steam drying with which, every 6-8 hours, the system will automatically activate to ensure that the dishes inside are always free of drops or cleaning residues.
Features - Xiaomi Mijia VDW0401M smart dishwasher
The power of the Xiaomi Mijia VDW0401M smart dishwasher is 220V and the maximum absorption peak is 900W. The types of washing they are 6 (standard, intensive, fast, eco, crystals and sterilization), which vary according to intensity and duration and which have an average water consumption of which can vary between 5 and 6 liters. The more standard program lasts 2 hours, but what makes the lXiaomi Mijia VDW0401M smart dishwasher it is the consumption when using this program that is equal to 0,40 kWh.
In short, in terms of water and electricity, the consumption of Xiaomi dishwasher it is definitely reduced. It is also true, however, that it is a small appliance and that it is all in proportion.
A sterilization program not only of the dishes stored in the product, but also for all the inside of the dishwasher: my advice is to activate at least one, as soon as the device is mounted.
Quality of washing
Nothing to say about the quality of the washing Xiaomi Mijia VDW0401M smart dishwasher. The dishes, even the dirtiest ones, are cleaned perfectly. The only drawback is perhaps the lack of a compartment in which to insert the detergent, which will then be placed on the lower surface of the dishwasher, and the impossibility of using the rinse aid.
All in all, however, I would like to say that the dish washing process is comparable to that of a standard dishwasher, as long as you are able to insert all the dishes with knowledge of the facts. The noise is also excellent, decidedly reduced.
Selling price in Italy and conclusions
The price of the Xiaomi Mijia VDW0401M smart dishwasher is $ 319,99 at Banggood, with shipping from Europe, therefore with fast delivery and without customs duties. Using our coupon (found below), you can buy it at a discount at the price of 249,70 €. And yes, in fact it is a very similar price to that of a traditional dishwasher, but it is clear that we are talking about a completely different product to the appliances that are in our homes, which has been designed to meet certain space requirements ( and consumption).
In short, it's not a dishwasher for a family with a medium-sized kitchen, but it could be perfect for a single or a couple, who live in very small apartments and who have clear space problems.
The reduced dimensions and consumption, compact dimensions and simplicity of installation make it perfect not only for these situations, but also to be used for example in a caravan or motorhome, or for those who need to move - perhaps for the holidays - to a small house by the sea and do not want to give up the luxury of using a dishwasher.click on the star to insert us in the favoritesi .