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Maytag EcoConserve MBF2258XEW 21.9 Cu. Ft. Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  Able to slide into a 33" opening, the Maytag MBF2258XEW should provide reasonable food storage for an average family, and it is advertized as using less energy than a 60-watt bulb running continuously. Like most conventional bottom-freezer models, the freezer door pulls out rather than swings. The MBF2258XEW comes with an inline filter on the water line to the factory-installed ice maker in the freezer; gallon-container storage in the door bins; two humidity-controlled crisper drawers; and adjustable glass shelves. For a stainless steel exterior, the MBL2258XES has a left-hand door and the MBR2258XES swings right; the doors are reversible in the other colors.

Models: MBF2258XEW (White), MBF2258XEB (Black), MBL2258XES (Stainless, left swing), MBR2258XES (Stainless, right swing)

Prices

(Prices as of 06/18/2012)
White      Black      Stainless, left Stainless, right Source
$1,499$1,499$1,649$1,649MSRP
$1,098$1,098$1,298$1,298Home Depot (At times offers free shipping/delivery)
$1,214$1,214$1,394$1,394Lowe's (At times offers free shipping/delivery)
$998$998$1,248$1,248Abt Electronics (Shipping $78 or less)
$977$977$1,070$1,096AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Additional Costs:

$15-$20Water filter (replacement typically every six months)
$5-$25+Water hose or other installation parts
$0-$350+Shipping/delivery, depending on the store and distance
$0-$100+Haul away old refrigerator, hook up new one to existing electric/water lines
$75-$300+Extended warranty, depending on length and terms

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 69.94"
Width: 32.63"
Depth: 33.38"
Weight260 lbs.
Capacity21.9 cu. ft. (total)
15.6 cu. ft. in refrigerator
6.3 cu. ft. in freezer
ColorsWhite, Black, Bisque
Ice MakerFactory-installed ice maker, with in-line water filter
Water DispenserNo
Other FeaturesEnergy Star qualified (30% more efficient than federal minimums)
In-line water filter (leading to the ice maker), with filter status indicator
Adjustable glass shelves
2 humidity-controlled crisper drawers
1 half-width deli/meat drawer
Full-width door bin/shelf and adjustable half-width door bins
Half-width covered dairy compartment
Internal electronic temperature controls
Door open alarm
Incandescent interior lighting
Reversible door swing for white, black or bisque; non-reversible for stainless steel
Warranty1 year, limited

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at Maytag.com.

What People Are Saying:

The Maytag MBF2258XEW is on the 2012 recommended list at Consumer Reports, which rated it excellent for temperature performance and energy efficiency, good for noise levels, fair for ease of use and meat-keeper performance, and poor for crisper performance. These models have earned mostly top marks in user reviews, although a few have reported problems. About 80%-90% of user reviews at Home Depot and Lowe's recommend this model, praising its quiet operation, large capacity, stylish appearance and pull-out freezer drawer. The few who don't like this machine report problems with noise or bad circuit boards.