Maytag Bottom Mount Refrigerator

A high-quality and spacious refrigerator is one of the most important things in a home. It’s especially true if you have a family, as everyone needs their food to be kept fresh. Unfortunately, many people stick with lackluster fridges. Perhaps they don’t realize there’s something better out there.

An ideal refrigerator is the Maytag Bottom Mount Refrigerator. Thanks to years of quality work, Maytag has become synonymous with appliance excellence. In this review, we’ll tell you about what makes the Maytag Bottom Mount Refrigerator such a good purchase.

About Maytag

The Maytag Corporation goes back to 1893, when it began making farming goods. However, in 1907, founder Fred Maytag brought in the first Maytag washing machine. Soon, Maytag became a giant in the washing and dryer industry. This eventually spread to them producing other kinds of American-made appliances. Plenty of kitchen equipment was in the mix, including ovens, dishwashers, and refrigerators.

However, they’ve made strides in other areas. During World War II, Maytag put all of their appliance manufacturing on hold to join the war effort. They exclusively made parts for military items. In 1949, after the war's end, they introduced automatic washers. Their wartime contributions resumed during the Korean War. However, they were still making appliances.

In 1986, The Maytag Corporation was officially created. Expansion in the 1980s led to Maytag increasing their reach through international business efforts and acquisitions of companies such as Chicago Pacific Corp., which included Hoover among its subsidiaries. However, the recession of the early 90s hit them hard, though they did see a turn for the better in the mid-90s.

In 2005, Whirlpool, a competing appliance brand, bought Maytag for $1.7 billion. Despite the acquisition, the Maytag name persists, with the company continuing to turn out first-rate appliances and other goods.

What We Like Best

  • The incredible size
  • The automatic defrosting
  • The efficient ice maker
  • Doesn’t leave fingerprints
  • Has a bottom freezer

A Maytag Bottom Mount Refrigerator can be a life-changing purchase. When you see just how much this fridge holds, you might shake your head in disbelief. After all of those years with crowded and ineffective fridges, finally, you have one that has room and which performs extremely well.

There are fridges out there that look big but which don’t deliver when it comes to storage capabilities. This Maytag fridge delivers in both size and spaciousness. You could put in enough groceries for two months and still have some room left over.

The bottom freezer is also great; it’s the perfect place for ice and any other frozen necessities. You can also get ice on-demand thanks to the fridge’s quality ice maker, which offers great ice at a quick rate. There’s a pull-out section of the freezer, which is a good place to sort things such as frozen meat.

Having a bottom freezer is also very convenient for the height-challenged among us. If you’ve ever had to get on your tippy-toes or find a stepladder in order to reach the freezer, this could be the perfect fridge for you.

All fridges need to keep food fresh, and Maytag does a great job. With their special FreshLock™ crisper design, produce is kept in peak condition. The humidity-based design helps to give your apples, tomatoes, and more the freshest and most delicious taste possible.

The visual aspects are another great part. Its silver stainless steel design is very professional and clean. How clean? It doesn’t leave traces of fingerprints.

The Maytag Bottom Mount Refrigerator was named one of our picks for the best American made fridges.

What We Don't Like

  • Weak control board
  • Humidity controls getting stuck when closing drawers
  • Heaviness that makes it hard to move
  • Lack of stability with drawers

While the Maytag Bottom Mount Refrigerator is a very good fridge overall, there are still some issues with it. Some have found the control board to be disappointing. This is the electronic component that operates the essential functions of a fridge. So, if it's not performing at its peak, neither is the fridge.

You can adjust the humidity of the drawers with sliding controls. While this is convenient in principle, it can be a bit of a nuisance. That’s because the controls can get caught onto the drawers as you’re closing them. If you’re careful enough, you should be able to avoid this. The drawers also aren’t as stable as they could be, particularly the bottom drawer.

Another frustrating aspect is how tightly the door closes. This serves a good purpose, as it ensures that your food isn’t going to fall out all of a sudden, or accidentally spoil if the door isn’t properly shut. However, opening the fridge can feel like a workout at times. There’s a happy medium between “incredibly loose” and “uncomfortably tight” that Maytag hasn’t managed to reach with this fridge.

A quieter design would be a lot better too. The Maytag Bottom Mount Refrigerator isn’t deafeningly loud, but it’s still disappointing given how sophisticated the rest of the fridge is. Its large size and weight also make it difficult to move. You’ll want to be careful not to drop anything behind it. It can be troublesome to try and clean around the fridge, thanks to its weighty design.

Wrapping Up

Overall, the Maytag Bottom Mount Refrigerator is a great purchase if you’re looking for a fridge that holds more and does more. You can fit in plenty of beverages, jarred foods, condiments, produce, and frozen foods. This is the fridge you’ve been waiting for.

No longer will you have to worry about food turning before its time or your items fighting for space in your fridge. The Maytag Bottom Mount Refrigerator makes it easy to be organized with your food. It’s a beautiful fridge that can complement any well-furnished kitchen. With its fingerprint-resistant stainless steel design, you can keep your Maytag fridge looking as fresh as the delicious food inside of it.

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