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Pros / Maytag’s warranty is better than other manufacturers’.

Cons / This fridge is not Energy Stay compliant.

 Verdict / The Maytag MSF25D4MDM costs more to operate than the majority of side-by-sides, but it has some features characteristic of the best fridges.

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The affordable and sturdy Maytag MSF25D4MDM offers a total of 24.6 cubic feet of interior capacity, stacking up well compared to other side-by-side refrigerators we reviewed, which typically have around 21 cubic feet for storage. Of this space, 15.4 cubic feet is for refrigerated foods, and the frozen compartment offers 9.2 cubic feet.

In the refrigerator portion, there are five full-width and spill-proof shelves, four of which are adjustable. This is handy if you need to store tall or bulky items. There is one humidity-controlled drawer, which is ideal for storing fruits and vegetables, and two standard drawers for organization. The door has four adjustable gallon bins, two adjustable 2-liter bins and a designated dairy compartment. The freezer portion makes the most of its storage space with three adjustable glass shelves, one fixed shelf and three adjustable door bins.

If you forget to close the door all the way and it stays open for a while, an alarm sounds to quickly remind you to close the door to save energy and preserve any foods that could spoil. In the event that too much cool air has escaped, you can use the quick-cool option, which lowers the temperature for a short time until the internal temperature returns to normal. This feature isn’t common among side-by-side refrigerators and is one addition that makes the Maytag MSF25D4MDM stand out among the competition.

The icemaker is mounted on the door, which frees up valuable storage space in the freezer area so you can arrange more frozen foods in there. This fridge dispenses crushed or cubed ice, and the water dispenser uses a PUR filtration system, providing filtered water for up to six months before you need to change the filter.

One drawback for the Maytag MSF25D4MDM is the fact that it is not Energy Star compliant, so it costs more to operate than many other models do. It costs an estimated $80 to operate annually. This doesn’t seem like a lot, but it averages out to about $3.41 per cubic foot, making this one of the costliest models to operate in our side-by-side refrigerator reviews.

One of the best perks of the Maytag MSF25D4MDM is that it comes with a great warranty. In addition to the standard one year for parts and labor, Maytag includes an extended warranty for the sealed system and compressor. Where other side-by-side refrigerators only extend this warranty for five years, Maytag extends it for an impressive 10 years. This means if anything breaks, you won’t have to pay much out of pocket to get it fixed.

Maytag also offers good options if you ever need support for your side-by-side refrigerator and freezer. Online, you can find user manuals and answers to FAQs. You can also reach customer service by telephone, email request and live chat.

  • Total Capacity
  • Refrigerator Capacity
  • Freezer Capacity
  • Estimated Yearly Operating Costs
  1. This is the total combined storage space claimed to be available in the entire unit.
    Higher is Better.
  2. 4  Maytag
    24.6 cu.ft.
  3. 24.84 cu.ft.
  4. 21.5 cu.ft.
  5. 3  LG
    21.7 cu.ft.
  6. Category Average
    23.01 cu.ft.

Summary

You get plenty of flexibility for organizing your refrigerated and frozen foods with the Maytag MSF25D4MDM. You also get a 10-year warranty on the fridge's sealed system, which includes the compressor, and that is higher than average. However, you may need to budget more to run this refrigerator, since it uses a bit more energy per cubic foot than other side-by-side fridges.

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