Maytag® Unveils the Industry's Most Energy Efficient Four-Door Refrigerator - Ice2O® Easy Access New four-door model has an external pantry drawer for fresh food and healthy favorites

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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, 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.

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"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."

This innovative 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, 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 easily fit on one of the three split Spill-Catcher™ full glass shelves or on the mini shelf. A nice feature is the 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.

Nutrition Tips and Filtered Water at Your Fingertips

The Ice2O® Easy Access 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. 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.

Better Built for Dependable Performance

Built strong to last long in Amana, Iowa, the refrigerator is engineered with durable components including a high-efficiency compressor combined with Rapid React sensors and a patented door seal minimize temperature fluctuations to help keep food fresh and ice frozen. The unit also boasts a durable power outage indicator, easy-to-use temperature controls and door alarm ensure more consistent temperatures.  

The capacity of the newest Ice2O® Easy Access refrigerator is a generous 25 cu. ft. It is ENERGY STAR®-qualified and is the most efficient four-door refrigerator in the industry. MSRP starts at $2,999 with a 10-year limited parts warranty on the compressor. For more information on Maytag® refrigeration, visit www.maytag.com.

About Maytag Brand  

For more than a century, Maytag brand appliances have been synonymous with dependability and durability. Through the commitment of Whirlpool Corporation, Maytag brand's enduring tradition of quality production and performance continues to thrive. Exceptionally durable, commercial-grade components are found in many Maytag brand appliances -- including Maytag® Performance Series front-load and Maytag® Centennial® top-load washers and dryers. Maytag brand is part of the Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $17 billion in 2009, 67,000 employees, and 67 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. For more information on any Maytag brand appliance, visit http://www.maytag.com.

SOURCE Whirlpool Corporation



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