I am absolutely loving my new Maytag Ice2O French Door Refrigerator:
I know, I do have mine jam-packed, don’t I? I learned that from my mom. And remember, I only buy groceries twice a month, and this happens to be right after a shopping trip. I love the fact that with the two doors, you have vast amounts of wide open spaces so no matter how big (or wide) something is, you are able to get it to fit with no trouble whatsoever.
I also love the LED Interior Lighting – it slowly gets brighter when you open the door, so if you’re hunting for something in the dark, you don’t have the glaring shock to your eyes.
Not to mention that beyond producing a brightly lit interior to help you easily view all of your fresh food, the LED interior lighting also uses less energy and produces less heat than incandescent lighting.
One of my favorite features of the fridge is the Easy Access refrigerator drawer:
My Vanilla Coke is handy on the left, the hubby’s regular Coke is on the right, with the kids’ snacks and lunch meat (and bologna) conveniently in the center. I decided to do the sodas in that particular drawer since the hubby drinks them like they’re going out of style, and he was constantly opening and closing the fridge door just to grab a soda – the drawer makes it much more energy efficient.
I’m also loving the freezer drawer – I was a little concerned it would be a pain to dig for things, but it’s not bad at all, especially since there’s a handy divided basket drawer in the top half, the bottom half is also divided so it’s easier to organize, and not just one giant drawer to dig through and freeze your fingers:
But no frozen fingers have transpired, and I can find things much easier than the dark, skinny, inefficient old side-by-side freezer my old fridge had. Things easily got lost in the darkness, and larger items had to be put in the basement freezer, which was inconvenient at best. The freezer drawer is a dream come true.
Another of my favorite features is of course the water and ice dispenser:
There are so many features just for the ice and water, it’s so much cooler than any ice/water dispenser I’ve ever had. It has what’s called “Right Size Ice Cubes” – they’re smaller ice cubes that are more compact than normal ice, which make them an ideal fit for refillable water bottles and easier to blend for smoothies (which I’ve found out is totally true).
It also has a Measured Fill Option (I set it at 6 ounces so in this picture it’s down to the final ounce):
You can calibrate it to dispense the perfect amount of water in ounces, cups or liters. I have it calibrated to dispense 8 ounces, and before you ‘dispense’, you can add or subtract ounces, too. I love it.
I have to tell you, this awesome fridge is a dream to clean. It has adjustable Spill-Catcher shelves – they have sealed edges, which keeps the messes and spills contained so they’re easier to clean up (and won’t encroach beyond the spill zone). So much easier to clean. The fact that the wide open shelves are brightly lit makes it easy to clean and keep clean, too – you can actually see what you’re doing.
It’s also nice to have things in the fridge actually kept cold (and not frozen) – unlike our old fridge. The old fridge was hit-and-miss on where the cold spots were, and then there were of course the spots that were too cold and ended up freezing things. In the refrigerator. Nothing like buying a head of lettuce and pulling it out to make a salad only to find it crispy frozen. The new Maytag has kept everything – including lettuce – perfectly fresh like a dream.
Produce stays fresher longer because of the FreshFlow Produce Preserver. In fact, everything stays fresh because Maytag has a group of features that work together to help prolong the freshness of food – they do have actual scientists working for them, you know. Designed to help keep temperatures steady, this refrigerator offers a group of features that work together to help prolong the freshness of your food.
The patented door seal reduces cold air loss, while the Rapid React sensors monitor and adjust temperatures to keep them consistent. The high-efficiency compressor saves energy by reducing temperature fluctuations. Fast Cool quickly drops compartment temperatures to cool warm groceries right when they are loaded into the refrigerator or freezer.
I’ve used what you see as the SpeedCool feature a few times – once when it was first delivered and loaded the food and drinks from the old fridge to the new one, once after Hurricane Sandy knocked out our power for several days and things warmed up a bit, and anytime I’ve loaded it with fresh groceries just to make sure everything cools down and stays fresh.
By the way, had I not had my new Maytag fridge when our power was knocked out by Hurricane Sandy, I would have had to toss a lot more than I did – everything in the freezer stayed frozen, and the fridge maintained cold enough temps to keep things safe.
Suffice it to say, I am absolutely in love with my new Maytag appliances. Next month I’ll tell you all about the awesomeness of my new Maytag stove. Stay tuned.
But wait, there’s more!
As if being honored with as the recipient of awesome Maytag appliances wasn’t enough, I have been further honored by an invitation to spend a few days in Benton Harbor, Michigan, home of Whirlpool Corporation and Maytag, with the Maytag team this week, to experience the Maytag “Real Whirled” house, a condo and training facility for their top sales folks outfitted with all the latest Maytag appliances.
Along with seven other amazing bloggers (many of whom I’ve wanted to meet in person forever) I’ll get a deep dive into the entire line of Maytag brand home appliances, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the labs where the products are tested for their dependability. The trip will finish with a visit to Whirlpool Corporation’s new immersion facility – the World of Whirlpool in Chicago. I’ll definitely be writing about the experiences, so stay tuned for that, too.
Meanwhile, be sure to visit Maytag.com to check out all their cool appliances. You can also connect with Maytag on Facebook or Twitter for lots of great promotions including sweepstakes, twitter parties, and more. Oh, and be sure to check out the hashtag #MaytagMoms to see what all of the other Maytag bloggers have to say about their experiences.
Which appliance of yours is your favorite?
I wrote this post participating in a Maytag Moms Dependable Kitchen Ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Maytag. I was provided with a Maytag kitchen appliances set, including a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and range to facilitate my post. See my Disclosure Policy here.