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Maytag MBR2258XE[ ]
 
Price range:
$1,254.60 - $1,399.00
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We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Maytag MBF2258XE[W] although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Conventional bottom-freezers
About - Maytag MBR2258XE[ ]

The Maytag MBR2258XE[ ] is a bottom freezer refrigerator available from Maytag. The MBR2258XE[ ] typically costs between $1,254.60 - $1,399.00.

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on bottom freezer refrigerator models like the MBR2258XE[ ].


Claimed capacity (cu. ft.):
Claimed capacity is the manufacturer's estimate of the volume, in cubic feet, of interior space.

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.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Maytag MBF2258XE[W] were applied to untested model Maytag MBR2258XE[ ], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Maytag MBF2258XE[W]
Price range:
$1,074.60 - $1,199.00
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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.

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Features & Specs - Maytag MBR2258XE[ ]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 21.9
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style No
info Water dispenser No
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Maytag MBR2258XE[ ]
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Warning
1/7/2014
Pros
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
this product has a defective drainage system. Ice builds up below the freezer and melts on your floor. Maytag has issued a new part that fixes the problem, but does not honor their warranty.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Buyer Beware - Do Not Buy This Model
9/26/2012
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Not Cold Enough
Poor service
Unreliable
Best Uses
Cannot Think Of One
Comment:
We bought this refrigerator in December 2011 to replace our kitchen fridge. In July 2012, the compressor failed and it took over a week to get a warranty replacement part in and installed. This caused a significant amount of food to spoil/need to be thrown out. <br /><br />3 weeks later, the evaporator failed and again, more lost food and without a functioning refrigerator for appx 1 week. After this repair, the ice maker quit functioning and requiring another service call and warranty part replacement.<br /><br />When escalated to Maytag customer service, they politely told me the warranty was for repair only, not replacement. When I inquired if they would ever replace the unit (which is obviously defective), they indicated only for a non-repairable failure.<br /><br />While the product worked adequately for the 1st 6 months I owned it, the utter failure of Maytag to provide good customer support once the cascade failures started, is one of the reasons I cannot recommend buying this or any Maytag/Whirlpool appliance in the future.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Really like this model but...
6/3/2012
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I purchased this refrigerator 14 months ago. Within the first 12 months, the stainless doors started to shows signs of rust. The last line of the warranty specifically states it does not cover discoloration, rust or oxidation of steel surfaces. Even if I had bought the extended warranty, it still is not covered. When I talked with the Maytag customer service during the rust incident all the way up to the top supervisor and they could care less about my situation. After I hung up, I really felt really disappointed.<br />The West Hartford HD made good though, and I was able to exchange the doors with their floor model, but I ended up doing the labor myself. Just recently, the refrigerator bottom freezer started leaking. I visited West Hartford HD and was told me I should have purchased the extended warranty and there was nothing they could do for me as I was past the 12 month warranty period. I called the 1800 Maytag # and they said the service call is $95, not including parts & labor; it could end up costing between $300 – $400. <br />I found out what was happening is that the coils behind the rear panel in the freezer were blocked with ice. Also there is a drain in the rear center of the freezer and that was also blocked. When the freezer defrosts, there is no place for the water to go, so it eventually ends up leaking from the freezer door. After disconnecting power, and some effort, I disassembled the freezer drawers and removed the icemaker, rear panel, etc. and thawed the ice as well as the drain until it could flow freely again. It has not been leaking since so far. <br />There isn't anything wrong with the refrigerator other than poor design. This should not be an expensive repair as it doesn't require any new parts, just defrosting like we used to do in the old days. Hopefully this is not something I will need to do on a regular basis. Too soon to tell, I do know it helps to not keep the doors open as this will let in moisture, especially on humid days, and that will cause freezer ice buildup. I suppose the refrigerator would defrost without disassembly, but this may take considerably longer, and it requires emptying the freezer and maybe the upper section too, if power will be off for a long time.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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