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Maytag MBR2258XE[ ]
 
Approximate retail price:
$1,254.60
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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 $1,254.60.

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]
Approximate retail price:
$1,089.00
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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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1.0
Rust spots and leaky freezer
7/25/2014
Pros
Keeps Food Cold
Quiet
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Ice forms in freezer
Rust Spots
Best Uses
Comment:
The fridge is only 2 years old, and I can't believe that it already has problems. Maytag says it is $110 for service call, plus parts and labor, and could not even tell me how much parts and labor would be. <br /><br />For months, the freezer has built up a layer of ice on the bottom that we have to chip away. It happens whether or not the ice maker is on. I'm so glad to read that others have the same problem with this model. <br /><br />We also have rust spots, and I'm dismayed that the rust spots are impossible to clean off and even if they had happened during warranty, they would have been excluded. <br /><br />What a bad deal.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 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.
(10 of 10 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.
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