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Maytag MFI2269VEM French Door Refrigerator Review

The Maytag MFI2269VEM French door refrigerator is designed for those that enjoy a nice cool beverage and like to keep their drinks a little cooler than the rest of their foods. With the beverage chiller compartment they can keep their drinks four degrees cooler than the rest of the refrigerator. Fresh foods are kept at eye level which makes it easy to grab what they want and go. This Maytag bottom freezer refrigerator is lit with BrightSeries lighting which helps consumers to see what they need to grab out of the fridge. It also has a Wide-N-Fresh deli drawer that keeps sandwich food separate from other foods in the refrigerator. The refrigerator also has a Spill-Catcher glass shelf that makes it easy to clean up any spills that may happen in the refrigerator.
Maytag MFI2269VEM
Maytag MFI2269VEM Features:

  • Beverage chiller compartment
  • Deli Drawer
  • Spill catching glass shelves
  • 21.8 cubic feet total capacity
  • Fits into a 33 inch opening
  • Twin doors
  • Bottom-freezer refrigerator
  • Produces up to 5 pounds of ice in 24 hours
  • Stainless Steel

The Maytag MFI2269VEM French door bottom freezer refrigerator comes in several different designs to match any kitchen décor. It comes in stainless steel, white, and black. Things to consider when purchasing a new refrigerator besides what will look best in your kitchen are how the color and design will hold up. Many consumers that have purchased stainless steel appliances have noted that they are easily smudged and can require more upkeep than traditional appliances. Others will argue that when you purchase white appliances they can need just as much upkeep because they are easily scuffed and hard to keep clean. Also with stainless steel it is important to note that stainless steel is not magnetized which means that users cannot hang any of their magnets on their new refrigerator, which some like because it keeps their fridges from getting scratched from magnets.

The Maytag MFI2269VEM French door freezer-bottom refrigerator also comes with a water and ice maker. Many users have found issues with the ice maker and have had to frequently repair theirs for various reasons. Common issues with the ice maker are that it gets easily jammed and then quits, and also that it is quite loud. Although it creates 5 pounds of ice over a 24 hour period the ice maker itself seems to be lacking as it is a common issue with this model. Others have had issues with water leaking from the water and ice spout, they have found that by flushing the system repetitively they can temporarily fix the problem but that it can be fixed. Others have also found that the fridge will stop cooling after a while and that it can be a pricey fix but that it should be covered under the 5 year warranty. The water and ice maker also comes with a water filter which many have found lasts for a long time in some cases at least a year before they have to change it. This is longer than other water filters commonly last with other models of refrigerators. Many have also noticed that the refrigerator itself is quiet although the ice maker is still noisy.


Many users really like and enjoy the French doors as they make it easy remove food from the refrigerator especially larger dishes. However, some have noted that the seal on the left door prevents the drawer on the right drawer to pull all of the way out if the left door is closed. But they have found that by simply opening both doors it makes opening the drawers and crispers easy to open. The unit also comes with a door alarm which many users really enjoy as it can be easy to leave the freezer door open without even knowing it. Also some users have noticed that the French doors do not always shut as tightly as they should but the door alarm often lets owners know before the door can be left open too long. Other wish that the door alarm could be louder as it is hard to hear it if they leave the room and then the doors could be left open for too long.


Many that have purchased the French door bottom-freezer refrigerator have found that the size of the freezer is actually a lot smaller than they thought it would be and that it does not hold as much as they want and need it to. However many that have bought the fridge do like the basket feature that comes with the freezer as it makes cleaning easier. Others have noted that they do not like that anything that goes into the freezer has to be placed in the drawer and then slide into place making it difficult to place liquids in there to be frozen as they may spill.


The no spill shelves are a highlight for many buyers and many like that they have small lips so that if something does spill it does no leak throughout the rest of the refrigerator. The drawers also pull out and can be adjusted which makes the refrigerator ideal for those that may want to put different sizes of dishes in their refrigerators.

Many have found that the refrigerator has some issues and that more often than not the refrigerator will over heat and no longer cool or that the freezer will quit working. Many times they can find someone if not Maytag to fix the issues but they warn to check the warranty and to perhaps purchase an independent warranty as well as the Maytag 5 year warranty.


  • Large interior
  • Small exterior
  • Beverage cooler
  • Deli drawer
  • French doors makes food at eye level
  • Bottom Freezer
  • Basket in freezer makes clean up easy


  • Ice machine is loud and can stop working
  • Fridge and freezer may overheat and stop working
  • Door alarm is not very loud
  • If the wrong door is open can be difficult to pull out certain drawers

Overall the Maytag MFI2269VEM refrigerator is a good refrigerator for the price but it does come with some issues that can be fixed, and it is a large refrigerator that has many nice features.

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