Maytag brand’s latest French door refrigerator, the Ice2O Easy Access, includes an external refrigerator drawer that holds up to five bags of groceries. Four LED lights in the external pantry drawer provide a clear view of the contents for easy access, plus the convenient counter height drawer is easily accessible to the whole family.
When using the full extension drawer, Whirlpool Corporation says, 80 percent of the refrigerator remains closed, which equals less energy consumption that may add up, considering the refrigerator is the most touched appliance in the house.
“Maytag Ice2O Easy Access is redefining refrigeration space and provides fresh food on a whole new level,” said Gail Bruce, Maytag kitchen marketing manager. “We are delivering on consumers’ needs for more usable space while creating a better built appliance that can help them use less energy every day.”
According to the company, this configuration also creates a surprising amount of refrigerator storage, while not infringing on freezer space. The freezer and refrigerator drawers maximize usable space with slide out bin organization systems.
In the main compartment of the refrigerator, it says, five door bins are designed to accommodate beverages such as milk and juice, while also providing a designated space to chill a bottle of wine.
There is room for large party trays and small fresh food items like deli meats and cheeses in the designated deli drawer. Various other items will fit on one of the three split Spill-Catcher full glass shelves or on the mini shelf.
It has glass floor in the main compartment, which allows a clear view into the Easy Access drawer below for a quick glimpse of the inside contents so you can keep track of fresh food items — even when the door is closed.
The refrigerator has an external ice and water dispenser and an interactive color LCD touch screen offering up nutritional information and quick tips bringing technology to the forefront of the kitchen, says the company.
Consumers can also control the temperature on the LCD screen and select Measured Fill to accurately fill a reusable water bottle with PUR filtered water in ounces, cups or liters.
The ice maker can produce up to eight pounds of ice in 24 hours, and the ice cubes are “right sized” to slide perfectly into refillable water bottles.
The capacity of the refrigerator is 25 cu. ft. It is ENERGY STAR-qualified. The price starts at $2,999 with a 10-year limited parts warranty on the compressor.
Maytag brand is part of the Whirlpool Corporation, a leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $17 billion in 2009.