The Maytag MBF2258XE[W] is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator
models like the MBF2258XE[W] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
The following models have the same ratings as Maytag MBF2258XE[W].
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Maytag MBL2258XE[ ] come from our tests of model Maytag MBF2258XE[W], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Stainless and door hinge
The Ratings applied to untested model Maytag MBR2258XE[ ] come from our tests of model Maytag MBF2258XE[W], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Stainless and door hinge
About This Brand
One of the Whirlpool brands, Maytag is a major player in the bottom-freezer section of the market. The company was one of the first to introduce a French-door model with an external ice-and-water dispenser and a cabinet-depth model with an external dispenser.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) Claimed capacity is the manufacturer's estimate of the volume, in cubic feet, of interior space.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.)
Cabinet-depth model Cabinet-depth models usually measure 27 to 28 inches deep, not quite flush with the cabinets, but at least three inches shallower than many standard 36-inch-wide models. You can get models with stainless exteriors or panel kits.
French-door style French door models are bottom-freezer refrigerators whose upper compartments have two narrow doors that open similarly to the doors of a side-by-side refrigerator. These narrower doors use less space in front of the refrigerator when opened, and allow access to either or both sides of the full-width fresh-food compartment. Typically more expensive, French-door models are usually 36 inches wide, though some newer models are 33 inches wide.
Water dispenser It is normally located in the fresh food compartment.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
Three weeks before the warranty expired, the refridgerator began to freeze items. We have not changed thermostat settings since we bought it. It is expected to be repaired under warranty (barely). Not happy that this happened less than a year after purchase. Other than that, we have been happy with it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great fridge when it works
Holds Temperature Well
Owned this model 4 months and the compressor went out. Unbelievable! Had to wait a week and a half for Maytag to decide whether to replace compressor or to give me a new refrigerator. Lucky I had a second frige while waiting. They gave me a new one and went with the same model and color because there was nothing else out there around the price range. Hope I get more time out of this one.