Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 11
Rated 4 out of 5Â by RED52 Product simple and straight forward in setup and usage
Kegerator is a must as beer is better by draft. Especially for those who spent time in Europe and appreciate a good beer. Nice to be able to chill my beer where I want it instead of freezing the wife's produce in the fridge.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by abcd Most favoriate appliance in the house
Ordered on line and shipped to local store. The box arrived dented, scratched, slightly smashed, however no damage or issues with the unit. Store employees were wonderful, opened up the box, help me find the 5lb CO2 bottle so I could get if filled the same day and help load the unit into the truck. Picked up Â½ at local micro brewer same day, had to purchase different keg attachment, one with the unit was not compatible. Unloaded the dispenser, beer and co2. Poured the first beer with-in 1/2 hour. Beer is chilled to the tap, so even 1/4 mug of beer is cold. Casters are nice. Currently have the dispenser in the kitchen, wife likes the looks. Unit is working great, only issue is the thermostat is 'touchy', froze the beer line when it was set to cold, but recovered nicely with no issues with the beer. Itâs been 24 days, kill the first Â½ with the help of one other person. Reduced the quality rating by one, due to the thermostat. CO2 gage still reads full, picked-up another 1/2 today.
November 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by KegeratorOwningGuy The least bad among units of this style of kegerator, but still some real quality and shipping issues
I bought this to replace an old kegerator from another brand that finally blew its compressor. Among this style of kegerator, it is the best I've seen in terms of features. It is vastly superior to my previous unit's design. The automatic defrost is an unexpected surprise that will save you a lot of work. It cooled down incredibly quickly and is entirely capable of fine adjustments between freezing and much warmer (my previous unit struggled to keep the temperature below 40 F).
But understand that there are significant drawbacks to this style of kegerator versus a more expensive unit or building your own chest freezer or standard refrigerator kegerator. While it looks good and it is easy to move around, there are some bad build quality and shipping issues.
This unit is now made in China, not the United States as the previous commenter's unit was.
I kept my fingers crossed, but even when I had it shipped to store, the unit was beat up pretty bad when I took it out of its box. The door had two major dents that were not at all attractive as well as a very serious dent in the access panel on the side of the unit. These were extreme impacts to a well-packaged item. I don't know if it was the importer, domestic shipper, or Home Depot, but someone along the line handled the unit with absolutely no care. The unit did still work, however, and Home Depot offered me a sizable gift card to compensate for the damage. I was satisfied, but beware if you want this to be an attractive piece of your serving area. Given other comments on this and similar units, this type of damage is very common.
My largest complaint with the unit is the questionable quality of the included hardware. The poor quality of the included Sanke coupler caused an extremely annoying situation for me. It appeared to be working fine, but it was actually leaking beer very slowly. Over a few days, beer filled up the bottom of the unit and was hidden under the protective plate on the floor. When I came home from work one day, I found beer all over the floor. It was leaking from the bottom door seal and running down the grout lines on my tiles. What a mess! Be sure you regularly check for leaks and seal your grout again if you have tile. Upon inspection, the metal edge inside the coupler was actually a bit warped and this appears to be responsible for the leak. The o-rings are hard rubber and did not do much to compensate for the fault even under pressure. I double-checked the seal and just could not get it to work. Luckily, I had another coupler from my old unit and it works fine. I sincerely hope that the tower and tap components do not surprise me with a leak.
For the price, I am still convinced that this is the best small kegerator you can buy. But if you have the know-how and patience to build your own, I'd consider that. If you have the money to buy a higher quality unit, I'd also consider that.
September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JimD Nice Kegerator
Works well and looks good behind the bar. Needs a tower cooler as an add on.
Packaging/shipping that the kegerator arrived in at the store was in rough shape. There was a small dent on the rear of the unit. The inside shelf was also bent during shipment. I was surprised that there was not more damage to the unit.
October 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ducn Works well.
I am using this to dispense home-brew, so I had to swap out connectors. I also keep it in a spot where I have to house the CO2 tank in the fridge. It works really well.
I would like it to have a more precise thermostat, but you get what you pay forâ¦
October 21, 2014