Top-Freezer Refrigerator with FreshLock™ Crispers
Only worthwhile if on sale
This refrigerator is simple and fits in the small space we have, which is good. It runs quietly, and I'm sure that it is more efficient than the brick it replaced. However, it was made with several QC oversights, leading to a cheap look and feel (click on the thumbnails to see the entire photos). The doors are not flush with each other, the handles do not line up, there is adhesive extruding through the metal seems on the top left door corner, and the door slams when you give it the slightest push to close. Also, we had to wait two months for delivery. If I had not received a steep discount during a sale, I would send it back. As it is, it is worth what I paid, but it would not be worth the retail price by any stretch.
It seems Maytag's quality has been drastically reduced. Perhaps they rushed manufacturing to fill a back order following their big sale, but that is no excuse for shipping a visibly malformed product. I would suggest anyone to wait a few months and see if the quality improves.
July 16, 2013
Love all the space.
This refrigerator is very roomy able to get everything in it after grocery shopping with out having to worry about things falling out when I open the door. Ice maker is great to.
November 19, 2013
Very happy with this fridge
We recently moved from an apartment into a house and had to buy a fridge of our own. Going from a tiny 14 cu. ft. fridge to this 21 cu. ft. was amazing. SO much room for a family of five.
I really like the heights of the shelves, you can actually fit tall things on them without having to lay everything on its side. All the drawers slide out nicely and the glass shelves are a very nice touch, much better looking and easier to use and clean than the wire shelves.
The ice maker is a great features and works well. Side-by-side style fridges weren't in our price range, so to get an ice maker in a top-freezer style fridge was really nice. We use a lot of ice and this thing definitely keeps up. The only negative thing i could say is that if you don't manually flip that metal lever up when the bucket is full, it tends to keep making ice which overflows and spills out into the freezer. Not a huge deal, just something to be aware of.
Overall we all love the fridge. It runs quiet and cold and does a great job.
May 7, 2013
Wouldn't buy it
I bought this sight unseen, but based on consumer magazine reviews. I feel it has been poorly designed. There’s not much I like about it. The refrigerator part is awfully low - even the top shelf - much lower than my former 23 year old Whirlpool which still worked. I’ve had to kneel on the floor to look at the back of the bottom shelf for something. And I dislike having only one temperature setting button. My milk was frozen the other day.
The center of the top shelf is practically unusable because of the construction of the “roof” part of the fridge. So I had to lower the top shelf, which then made the second shelf area even smaller. And the freezer needs more shelves.
I had the door opening reversed, so now when I reach in, I usually brush against the light sensor and that goes off for the moment. Not a big deal, but annoying.
On the good side, it has kept my food cold.
December 23, 2013
Nice size & ice maker but, had concern on single temp. control
This refrigerator looks nice and fits the space I had for it. I was replacing a large side by side so the bigger doors on this one were of concern due to the nearby island they had to clear. Also the doors had to be reversed. But, lo and behold it all went well and fits and functions fine in the space.
It is very roomy in there and can accommodate larger items whereas the side by side could not and I couldn't justify the expense of a French door refrigerator. So this is definitely the style I needed.
I also had concerns that having only one temperature controller for both areas wouldn't be good enough. Well so far, the food is cold and my ice cream is solid which makes me a Happy Camper while in Sunny Arizona.
Would have been nice to have been able to get it quicker as the other one was not working right....but I got thru it....just another adventure.
August 23, 2013
Maytag Refrigerator - Model M1TXEGMYW -
This refrigerator was recently delivered (less then 23 hours ago) so I am unable to comment as to performance or quality...my sense is that I will need to wait at least one (1) year plus to comment on these two adjectives.
The sound level is a tad higher then my previous refrigerator; however, I'am hoping that perhaps in a day or two it may drop some decible(s). The capacity, as listed, is adequate and appropriate for the size. The freezer quickly froze three ice trays.
The design should allow for movement of the meat keeper from one side of the refrigerator to the other, i.e. left to right and visa versa instead of a fixed position. I am not clear as to features, but the refrigerator does have plastic bin / shelves that apparently accomodate 1/2 gallon jugs or large cartons. I wish the plastic was thicker on the interior, door and bins.
What I am looking for is this refrigerator to have good quality / performance and error free, i.e no repairs / breakdowns for a minimum of 10-15 years.
December 1, 2011
Really like having a lot of ice. Good storage space in the freezer.
This refrigerator seems to be working well so far. I have noticed there appears to be a film, sort of like frost or condensation, along the door seals to both freezer and refrigerator. It does not affect how well the food stays cold or frozen however. It just seems odd to see it there. The freezer space and ice maker are great. Storage space in the refrigerator door is also very good. I do wish the shelves were more adjustable. All the shelves above the bottom one where the crispers are should be split in half so they can be adjusted as needed. The solid piece top shelf restricts ability to store various sizes of containers or food. The meat and vegetable drawers are plastic and seem flimsy. I wish they were glass or a heavy duty plastic. Time will tell if the drawers and the sliders hold up to steady use or if they break. Overall I am happy with this refrigerator/freezer and would recommend it to others. My old refrigerator lasted over 17 years. I am hoping this Maytag will last as long. So far after about 6 months of use I am a very pleased customer.
October 30, 2013
EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS!
lOVE THE DESIGN-ROOMIER INSIDE THAN MY OLDER REFRIGERATOR. THE SHELF DESIGN IS GREAT.
March 7, 2014