Maytag MBF1953YEW

MBF1953YEW 30" Freestanding Bottom Freezer Refrigerator With 18.5 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Automatic Moisture Control, Adjustable Door Bins, Auto Defrost and Glide-Out Wire Freezer, in White

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Maytag MBF1953YEW

Maytag MBF1953YEW 30" Freestanding Bottom Freezer Refrigerator With 18.5 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Automatic Moisture Control, Adjustable Door Bins, Auto Defrost and Glide-Out Wire Freezer, in White
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Condition:Brand New Factory Sealed With 1 Year USA Warranty
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Brand: Maytag
UPC: 883049256399
Stock Id: SID227777
Color: White
Type: Freestanding
Style: Bottom Freezer
Accepts Custom Panels: No
Glass Door: No
Size: Full Size
Field Reversible Doors: No
Width: 29.625"
Height: 66.88"
Depth: 33.375"
Depth without Handles: 30.875"
Energy Star: No
Total Capacity: 18.5 cu. ft.
Water Dispenser: No
Volts: 120 Volts
Ice Maker: Yes
Approved for Outdoor Use: No
Technical Details
Defrost: Automatic
Number of Shelves: 4
Type of Shelves: Glass
Sabbath Mode: No
Refrigerator Capacity: 12.9 cu. ft.
Freezer Capacity: 5.6 cu. ft.
Amps: 15A
Hinge Side: Right
ADA Compliant: No
Child Lock: No
Undercounter: No
Slide-out Shelves: Yes
Spill Safe Shelves: Yes
Wine Rack: No
Humidity Controlled Crispers: Yes
Gallon Door Storage: Yes
Dairy Center: Yes
Clear Deli Drawer: Yes
Can Dispenser: No
Digital Temperature Control: Yes
Ice Dispenser: No
Quick Freeze: No
Counter-Depth: No
No. of Door Bins: 3
Adjustable Door Bins: Yes
Door Lock: No
Approved for Commercial Use: No
Door Style: One Door
Commercial: No
Warranty terms: 1 Year
Star-K Certified: No
Approved for Medical Use: No
Stainless Steel Shelves: No
CEE Rating: No
Depth with Door at 90: 59.125"
No. of Freezer Baskets: 1
Warranty Conditions: Parts and Labor
Microwave and Refrigerator: No

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ENERGY STAR qualified for lower utility bills, this bottom freezer refrigerator has an 18.5 cu. ft. capacity. It is conveniently designed to put the fresh food you reach for most often at eye level. The Dual Cool system monitors temperatures in the fresh food compartment and freezer, optimizing cooling automatically.


  • ENERGY STAR qualified and CEE Tier I rated, to help you save money on utility bills, use less energy and help preserve our natural resources
  • Factory installed ice maker provides fresh ice conveniently
  • Up-front interior digital controls make it easy to adjust the temperature without having to move stored items out of the way
  • Automatic Moisture Control: the refrigerator automatically adjusts to different moisture levels to help keep food fresh
  • Adjustable Spill-Catcher tempered-glass shelves have sealed edges to help contain spills for quick and easy cleanup
  • FreshLock humidity controlled crisper drawers help preserve the freshness of fruits and vegetables
  • Deli Drawer: keep track of your deli meat and cheese by storing it in this clear drawer
  • Adjustable door bins, covered dairy compartment and stationary gallon-size shelf provide flexible storage options
  • Automatic defrost limits freezer burn and moisture buildup so food lasts longer
  • Glide-out wire freezer basket offers easy access to your frozen foods


ADA CompliantNo
Adjustable Door Bin Description3 half-width adjustable door bins
Adjustable Door StorageYes
Appliance Cabinet ColorBlack
Assembled Depth (in.)33.375 in
Assembled Height (in.)66.875 in
Assembled Width (in.)29.625 in
Built InNo
Built-in Wine RackNo
Can DispenserNo
Capacity (cu. ft.)18.5 ft³
Capacity Range (cu. ft.)18 - 21
Color/Finish FamilyBlack
Contour DesignNo
Cord Length5 ft
Counter Depth (Yes/No)No
Crushed IceNo
Custom Door Kit CompatibleNo
Cut-Out Depth (in.)33.375 in
Cut-Out Height (in.)66.625 in
Cut-Out Width (in.)30.625 in
Defrost TypeFrost Free
Depth (Excluding Handles)30.875 in
Depth (Including Handles)33.375 in
Depth (Less Door)28.125 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degrees (In)59.125
Digital Temperature Control LocationInside
Door AlarmNo
Door Handle(s) ColorBlack
Dual Evaporated Cooling SystemYes
Egg ContainerNo
Energy Efficiency Tier RatingTier I
Energy Star CompliantYes
External Digital Temperature ControlNo
External Independent Refrigerator CoolingNo
Factory-Installed IcemakerYes
Filter LocationNone
Filtered IceNo
Frame MaterialSteel
Freezer Capacity (cu. ft.)5.6 ft³
Freezer Door TypeSwing Door
Freezer Interior Lights (number of)1
Freezer Shelf MaterialWire
Gallon Door StorageYes
Hidden HingeNo
Housing MaterialSteel
Humidity Controlled CrisperYes
Ice Dispenser LocationInternal
Ice MakerYes
Ice/Water DispenserNo
Item Package TypeCardboard Container
Manufacturer WarrantyLimited 1-year
NSF ListedNo
Number of Doors2
Number of Shelves5
Power Cord StayNo
Product Weight (lb.)250 lb
Product Width (in.)29.625
Refrigerator Capacity12.9 ft³
Refrigerator Interior Lights (number of)2
Refrigerator Shelf MaterialGlass
Refrigerator Shelves (number of)5
Refrigerator TypeBottom Mount
Refrigerator Width29 in. to 30-9/10 in.
Safety LockNo
Shelf Material TypeGlass
Temperature ControlYes
Temperature Control TypeInternal digital
Tilt Pocket Door BinsNo
UL Listed1-UL Listed
Water DispenserNo
Water Dispenser LocationNone
Water FiltrationNo
Water-Filtration Replacement Indicator LightNo

Maytag MBF1953YEW Reviews & Ratings

MBF1953YEW 30" Freestanding Bottom Freezer Refrigerator With 18.5 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Automatic Moisture Control, Adjustable Door Bins, Auto Defrost and Glide-Out Wire Freezer, in White is rated 4.5505 out of 5 by 218.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice basic "no frills" refrigerator. I've never had a freezer on the bottom model and I definitely love this style. My repair person said not to purchase a model with a lot of bells and whistles because it just means more can go wrong. I followed his advice and so far am pleased with this model. It is quiet when the door is closed, a little louder with it open. It wipes up very easily both inside and out. The drawers are a little flimsy and have to be opened and closed carefully. Also, the temperature gauge is located in an incovenient spot, right in the middle at the top so you can only put taller items on the sides. Overall, the capacity works for our family of five.
Date published: 2013-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This frig looks great and has so many nice features! I love this refrigerator! I was so pleased to find a bottom freezer refrigerator in the smaller size we needed to fit our space. It is very attractive and I love the sturdy shelving in the door. It holds so many things and is really well organized. The refrigerator capacity is great and I can easily find things on the shelves and in the drawers. The bottom freezer takes a little getting used to, but now I really like it! The basket pulls out a little to access your frozen food, and you can lift it a bit, and it pulls out further to get to the things in the back. I also like the handle as it has a smooth finish and cleans easily. A great buy for the money!
Date published: 2014-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Fridge for the price We first purchased this model for our vacation home about 2 years ago. We were so pleased that we decided to get the same model for everyday use at home. It has plenty of storage and the shelves are very easy to rearrange. My only complaint would be that the ice machine is very slow. If you have company over you need to plan ahead, the ice machine struggles to keep up. Sound is really not too much of an issue either. Overall it is a dependable, quiet, and good looking fridge for a good price. My wife and I are happy with the two that we own. I was also pleased to receive a credit from the utility company due to energy ratings.
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Top refrigerator can't be beat Oh my gosh, I can't say enough about this fridge. For years I have complained about having to bend over to see what was in there. The years have taken a toll on my back so it was a situation that went from annoying to painful. I love that the fridge is on top and everything is at eye level and that I can fit all the large drink containers...soda, milk, juice etc on the door! Because I don't have to search for anything I'm in and out in a flash, which I would consider is a power saving in itself. Would highly recommend this particular model to a small family! It most certainly serves its purpose for the 4 of us :)
Date published: 2013-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Refrigerator I Have Ever Owned The features of this refrigerator are everything I could ever want. The design with the bottom freezer is the way I feel a refrigerator should be. The lighting in both compartments is superb with the added freezer lighting a great feature. The noise level is such that I rarely know when it is running. My electric bill has already shown a drop in the first month I have had it. When I first saw this refrigerator on display I was so impressed I bought two of them. Another one for a friend of mine who is also impressed by its overall features. I have to say again this is the best refrigerator I have ever owned.
Date published: 2012-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from better than most This is not the cheap-o fridge choice, and therefore the construction is of better quality. (That said, the humidity control lever broke off the day we received the fridge. Granted, it's an inexpensive part and yes, Maytag quickly replaced it without question, but that wee incident did not inspire confidence.) It is very well-designed in the interior and holds more, and more efficiently, than our previous fridge of the same size: bravo! At first we thought it was remarkably quiet, but as it has settled in, it does make intermittent loud-ish noises when the compressor kicks on for a couple of minutes. No biggie, really. A fine choice, if not a premium choice. Yes, I'd recommend it.
Date published: 2013-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Who'd have thought I'd like a small fridge so much! I knew this was a smaller fridge, but I had no choice with the space available in the new home. I have a really bad lower back and this is just a dream!!!! I don't have to bend over every single time I go into the fridge. Everything is easy to see and well lighted. I really like that there's a door on the freezer, and it's not a big heavy drawer on the outside. Yes, the capacity is less than we're used to, but we put a fridge in the utility room for items less used, and a small one close to the master bath (for cosmetics, prescriptions, etc) and thus this is the perfect size for the kitchen.
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unhappy with purchase of this Maytag appliance I am disappointed I purchased this Maytag refrigerator. Each time I open/close the door the items stored on the door shelves fall over and/or crash into each other. The door is extremely difficult (tight) to open yet difficult to close. Usually takes two times to get the door to stay closed. The vegetable drawers are small/short so very limiting to what vegetables can fit. There is only one small space for storing taller items so in order to keep items on that space I have to pull each one out to get to the other. No room to simply move one item over to the side to grab another.
Date published: 2013-11-18

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