We have owned many Matag appliances and have had great luck with all of them. When we were deciding on a new refrigerator we wanted the french doors and bottom freezer. We were drawn to Maytag because of the look and great price. Maytag usually has some kind of deal going on where you get rebates for the purchase of their appliances and combo deals when you buy more than one. The fridge looks great in the space. The down side is the use of door space. There is not alot of compartmentalized areas for all thouse jars of pickles and condiments. So they tend to be kept in the very back of the fridge. I think that this was one of the beginning models and I am sure they have worked out the kinks with new designs for better fridge organization. We have alot of parties and the large open double doors have come in handy for large veggie trays and big cakes. I still love the fridge spite the set up and I would definately by again!