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
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
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
Plus & Minuses
The freezer is great and keeps the food frozen at the right temperature.
I don't like the way the upper crisper attaches to the upper shelf with a plastic piece that must be pushed into slots on the bottom of the upper shelf. The upper basket cannot hold anything but lite food objects. I have had the shelf fall off the plastic arm several times, if I try to store cold cuts in the upper crisper. Also the shelves rest on plastic curved arms. It would be better to have the medal strips on the back wall with the adjustable slots for shelve height. You do not have as many shelve adjustments as I would like with plastic curved arms built into the side walls. Milk containers will barely fit onto the top shelf. I have to put it there because there is not enough height to put tall condiments on that shelf and I have to store them on the door. (i.e., ketchup. , mustard, etc (large bottles))
The freezer is a little loud when it is running.
April 1, 2013
Recommend this product with reservations
Upon getting the refrigerator wiping it down and hooking it up we were very surprised and disappointed to find out it did NOT have a light in the freezer. When we were looking for a refrigerator we never imagined that a light in the freezer would be an add-on and not included. Evidently that is something you have to check for and pay an additional cost or get a different model. We knew we did not buy the top of the line most expensive refrigerator but this product barely meets average. The crisper drawers are never completely closed and the idea of being able to gauge the humidity in the drawers is a great option but does not seem any different if the little plastic piece is opened or closed. The freezer door makes a noise when it is closed which we are assuming is a gasket issue. It keeps things frozen and cold so the basics are there.
November 6, 2013
Outstanding as a second refrigerator
We remodeled out basement and added a small kitchenette. We had an old frig that served us well for several years until recently. We then went looking for a low cost, reliable refrigerator. We found this one on sale at Home depot. On top of that was a $100 energy star rebate. We got a lot of capacity for very little cost.
The refrigerator has exceeded expectations for performance and quietness. In the 6 months we have had it, we have had absolutely no issues. It cools like a champ and throws a ton of ice. Compared to our older frig it replaced, this thing is whisper quiet.
Some have complained about no light in the freezer. I can see where this can be an issue. But for us, as a second refrigerator, that was a minor inconvenience.
We would buy it again in a heartbeat.
November 19, 2013