Maytag MBL2258XE[ ] refrigerator

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Type: Conventional bottom-freezers
About - Maytag MBL2258XE[ ]

The Maytag MBL2258XE[ ] is a bottom freezer refrigerator available from Maytag. The MBL2258XE[ ] typically costs $1200 .

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 MBL2258XE[ ].

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 MBL2258XE[ ], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Maytag MBF2258XE[W]
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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 MBL2258XE[ ]
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 MBL2258XE[ ]
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Attractive Design
Best Uses
Large Kitchens
do not buy a Maytag they are lemons. I had to have a service repair 4 days after it was delivered to replace the damper motor which came from the factory bad. Now less then 3 months later I am waiting 3 days for a service call to fix the electronic temp control that is out and I have lost a couple of 100s of dollars in food . as soon as the 12 month warranty is up I am buying another brand and this thing is going to the junk yard which is what it is junk
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Freezes up and needs routine defrosting
Energy Efficient
Not Cold Enough
Best Uses
The fridge does not get cold enough (freezer does but not the fridge.) The humidity stays high in the fridge compartment. Major Issue: The automatic defrosting does not work. The connection between the freezer and the fridge portion freezes up routinely and the only resolution is to defrost the entire thing*. While defrosting water leaks all over because the drip tray under the appliance is not removable (or reachable.) *The repair technician said the only way to fix this is to install a fan that would constantly run to keep the buildup off the coils (and negate any energy efficiency of the fridge.)
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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