The Maytag MFI2269VE[W] is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator
models like the MFI2269VE[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.
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.
A very disappointing purchase! RUns too much so am questioning energy efficieintly.[...].I'm still waiting for the promised rebate.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By MARY JANE
from TROY, AL
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Holds Temperature Well
I LOVE THE SNACK DRAWER
Space For Tall Items
PLENTY OF SPACE FOR MOST
THIS REFRIGERATOR LOOKS GREAT. IT HOLDS MORE THAN YOU THINK. THE ICE DEPENSER CAN BE TRICKY,BUT IF YOU PLACE YOUR GLASS RIGHT YOU WON'T HAVE A PROBLEM. WE LOVE THIS REFRIGERATOR
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Frozen Mama
from South Texas
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Third thermister on 2nd unit in a year
Limited Shelving Options
Will not hold temperature
Bought the first unit from **** in August 2009, within the first two months, the motherboard went out and the thermister went out twice (causes the temperature to drop, e.g., temp set at 46, internal temp was 32 - 34 in main compartment, 28 - 30 in veggie drawers).<br /><br />**** sent out new frigerator in 10/2009 & it held its temperature at 38 - 40 until 04/2010, when it precipitously dropped back to 28 - 30 and it was so cold the water line to the icemaker and water dispenser both froze. Thus, new thermister 04/2010, 09/14/2010 and yet again 09/29/2010. <br /><br />Enough already! Dealing with **** and Maytag to get another new refrigerator. Not sure I'll go with a French door with dispenser unless I'm really sure it works.