The Maytag MFI2670XE[M] is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator
models like the MFI2670XE[M] 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.
This is our family refrigerator. The biggest complaint is that the icemaker is bad. We can't depend on it to make ice. Also the icemaker leaks. It ruined our wood floors with a slow leak.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Lisa P.
from St. Louis, MO
Holds Temperature Well
Limited ice production
Great For Produce
Ok For 3 People
Most door ice makers take up too much space. The temperature control is great. There isn't much door storage on the left. I've had mine for about 6 months without any problems. Despite the mediocre rating, I took a chance since it was new from a retail outlet.
How long have you owned it:
from Denver, CO
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
We bought this refrigerator because the price was right for a French door model. What a mistake. After <5 months of ownership, the (cheap?) plastic support for the vegetable & fruit drawers broke. Fine that it was under warranty, but I do not think it was built to last. The water dispenser leaks constantly. Also, the icemaker is in an awkward spot that takes up a lot of interior space. Look for a different 'fridge.