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Maytag MZF34X16DW Freezer

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External Dimensions
Height: 60 in Width: 30 in Depth: 29 in

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Thermostat control

Thermostat control

This assesses the ability of the Freezer's thermostat to 1) achieve the desired initial set temperatures following manufacturer's recommendations. 2) keep internal temperatures constant despite large changes in room temperature.

 /  5
Temperature uniformity

Temperature uniformity

This performance test is based on how well a model minimizes warm and cold spots within the freezer.

 /  5
Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency

This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two freezers with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

 /  5
Power outage

Power outage

Power outage is the freezer's ability to stay cold after the electricity goes out.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

Noise level is measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

This assesses features and design including layout, controls, and lighting.

 /  5
Energy cost/yr.

Energy cost/yr.

Energy cost is estimated cost in dollars, based on the current year's average national electricity rate. Your cost will vary depending on the rate for electricity in your area.

 /  5

About

The Maytag MZF34X16DW is part of the Freezers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Freezers models like the MZF34X16DW are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Thermostat control This assesses the ability of the Freezer's thermostat to 1) achieve the desired initial set temperatures following manufacturer's recommendations. 2) keep internal temperatures constant despite large changes in room temperature.

Temperature uniformity This performance test is based on how well a model minimizes warm and cold spots within the freezer.

Energy efficiency This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two freezers with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

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