Insignia™ - 5.6 Cu. Ft. 2-Tap Beverage Cooler Kegerator - Stainless steel

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Liven up the party with this Insignia™ NS-BK2TSS6 kegerator, which holds a 1/2 keg or 1/4 keg slim with a 2-tap system to ensure plenty of beer is available. After the night is over, convert to a beverage cooler with 2 wire shelves.

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Key Specs

  • Product Height
    33.7 inches
  • Product Width
    23.6 inches
  • Maximum Temperature
    45 degrees fahrenheit
  • Minimum Temperature
    32 degrees fahrenheit
  • Color Finish
    Stainless steel
  • App Compatible
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What's Included


  • 5.7 Cu. Ft. 2-Tap Kegerator
  • Owner's manual
  • Tap, CO2 tank

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (265 out of 285)

Features


Holds a 1/2 keg or 1/4 keg slim (excluding Coors and Miller brand kegs)

To provide plenty of beer. After the party, convert the kegerator to a 5.6 cu. ft. beverage cooler.

Adjustable thermostat

Allows you to keep beverages chilled to the ideal temperature.

2 wire shelves

Offer storage for snacks and beverages.

Locking casters

Enable easy mobility while also ensuring a stable design.

2-tap system and CO2 tank included
To get the party started quickly.

Stainless steel door

Provides a stylish look that complements most home décor.

*If CO2 canister(s) has been used, product may only be returned to stores.


Customer rating

4.4
93%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Kegerator

    Posted
    Tyler

    Don't get me wrong, it pours beer and looks nice but it’s not perfect. Below are some “First World” problems/comments/fixes 1. The instructions are absolutely awful and there are no videos online on how to assemble. Most of it is common sense but as to where or if a gasket is required who knows. I put a gasket where the beer and co2 lines attach to the keg. You will have lots of extra parts leftover. 2. I had no leaks in my beer and co2 lines but my friend did. Probably has to do with number 1. Before you tap your beer, open your co2 bottle and with a soapy water solution check for leaks. Tighten what you need to make it go away. If you don’t do this is will wake up the next day with a dry co2 tank and depending on #6 you could be really screwed. 3. The co2 regulator is the cheapest model you can buy. It doesn't tell you your input pressure (the pressure in your tank). This is important so you know if your co2 pressure is low and needs replacement. Since it is a single regulator, you can’t have two different beers that require different pressure on tap at the same time (well technically you can but they don’t play nicely together and you will not enjoy it.) What I recommend you upgrade to is a dual tap co2 regulator. They sell them at kegworks and amazon for about $95. They fit inside no problem, have individual shut offs, and work sooooo much better. 4. Although it states it doesn't fit miller and coors kegs, it does only if you get the non-rubber topped ones. The rubber is similar to a non-skid truck lining on top and makes it too tall to fit in your kegerator. I always bring a measuring tape with me to make sure. 5. You will get a lot of foam on your first pour and if there is a long wait between pours. This is because your beer lines that are in your dual tap tower are warmer and as the beer passes through you get significant foaming. Don’t worry! This is common on all types of tower kegs. This is how you fix it: a). Just keep pouring beer so the lines never get warm or b). buy a kegerator tower cooler off of amazon for about $50. Route it through your external co2 line and plug it in the wall. Works great. 6. Your 5 lb co2 tank ships empty. Start looking for places the fill co2. Some have a 1 week turnaround so you may want to buy another 5 lb tank on amazon and keep them cycling. Also don't be scammed when you fill it up. 99.99% of co2 is food safe co2, most companies market it as such just to increase the price. 7. This is a good kegerator if you get it for a good price. The good price will allow you to do some upgrades. I was able to get mine for $425 with free delivery due to a sale on appliances at Best Buy. I purchased it on father’s day. You can use a 20% off coupon and get a discount too. 8. This will not "save" you money on beer. If you don't believe me do the math. The only way you could possible save money is to buy full kegs, run only 1 tap, and only drink domestic beer. It more of a cool novelty and an easy way to make more friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice mid-level kegerator

    Posted
    ThomasK
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The kegerator arrived in a reasonable amount of time... or should I say that the wrong one arrived in a reasonable amount of time. Getting Best Buy to correct their error and get the right one shipped out was a rather challenging adventure involving numerous calls with long wait times and support staff that seemed like their priority was getting me off the phone and out of their hair. Ultimately, it seemed that a few FaceBook posts on the Best Buy site is what had the most impact in getting the issue straightened out. In the long run, the first (incorrect) kegerator arrived 1 week after ordering and the replacement (correct) one arrived 10 days after that. The final (correct) kegerator arrived with the box a little beat up with a few holes punched in it and upon unpacking I found the Styrofoam packing on the corners and the bottom to have been broken a bit but there was no apparent damage to the kegerator and, after all, that is the important part. Assembly took about 40 minutes and there were instructions (in english) enclosed which listed the parts and how they were to be assembled so the assembly went well and without any hitches. When installing the wheels, I did note that there were numerous other screws on the bottom the cooler that were very loose and required re-tightening and a couple were put in crooked to begin with which made them a bit harder to really tighten down so be sure when assembling, plan on checking all other screws you see even if not directly related to the assembly itself. The CO2 and the tap lines are all overly generous with respects to the length to whit I'll most likely be trimming them back once the unit is in full use so there's not an excessive amount of excess lines to mess with. While there is a bracket which can be attached to the back of the cooler to hold the CO2 canister I opted to use the small shelf in the interior to set the CO2 canister on, thus allowing me to get the cooler as close as possible to the wall and not stick out too far. Once assembled, even with the CO2 canister inside, I was able to fit two standard 1/4 barrel slim kegs inside and the door still closed easily and completely. Using at least one 1/6 barrel slim instead of one of the 1/4's then allows enough room to place an additional six-pack or 3 (if stacked) or a bottle or two of some other beverage. Overall, this seems like a nice enough unit. It's running quietly and keeping the beer nice and cold. My primary reason for scoring it 4 out of 5 stars is primarily due to the 'plastic-y quality' that it has. The drip tray and top grate are plastic as is the top of the cooler. Even after tightening the tower screws as much as I dare, you can still move the top of the tower back and forth about a half inch or so. You dare not even consider putting any sort of heavy weighted items on the top - especially near the front as you can easily press down on the front center of the top and see the plastic top sag under the weight. So, just keep in mind that this is a residential unit and not really meant for any sort of commercial or heavy use. The old unit I replaced was sturdy enough to where I had no second thoughts of jumping on top to reach the ceiling if I needed to but this unit I wouldn't even consider doing that with. I paid $419 for mine (supposedly on sale from $549). The $419 I would pay, but at $549 I would consider it to be overpriced for the quality of the unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but not perfect...

    Posted
    TexasJim
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I feel compelled to share my experience, especially after reading the Q&A section regarding use of 2 kegs in the cooler. The instruction book shows the following in regards to which kegs can fit inside. If you are unsure of what these look like, go to kegerator.com and look up keg sizes to see accurate pictures. 1. You can fit only (1) 1/2 Barrel Keg (typical size almost all bars and restaurants use for on tap beer) 2. You can fit (2) 1/6 Barrel Kegs 3. You can fit (1) 1/4 Barrel Slim and (1) 1/6 Barrel Keg 4. You can fit (1) 1/4 Barrel (Pony) which is short but wide ***5. You can fit (2) 1/4 Barrel Slim Kegs (Take note - the gasket does not make full contact and is roughly 1/4 inch from closing. I personally used duct tape in 3 areas (bottom,middle,top) and this is keeping the door completely closed and sealed). Obviously, I can't store mugs or glasses inside anymore because I'd rather keep (2) 1/4 Slim kegs than (1) 1/6 and (1) 1/4 keg and some mugs mainly because your beer selection opens more when you go up to the 1/4 size kegs. If the manufacturer used just a bit more material and made the depth maybe a 1/2 inch deeper, 2 would fit and the door would close no problem!! **** Besides this, the only thing I am having issues with are the faucets. If you go a few days without any pours, they seem to "seize" up and it takes a bit of strength to get them to "break" open to allow you to pour beer. For me, I have it set to level 5, but I also built a small air box inside to circulate the air. Once I put this custom box inside with USB Fans, it helped out a lot! I hope this helps someone, because between reading reviews and the Q&A, there didn't seem to be accurate details on this. Other than what I mentioned above, I must say that as if having beer at home, didn't make us lazy before, having a kegerator takes our laziness to a whole new level. The fact that I can just grab a mug and fill it up, makes me feel super lazy, but I love it! Hope this helps everyone reading!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Kegerator! Great Price!

    Posted
    Brian584
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I do home-brew and have done a lot of research to try to find a good kegerator for my home-brew. This one did everything I wanted and was the best price, even better than the one Costco carries. If you want to use for home-brew you will have to buy some adaptors to fit it to your home-brew (corny) kegs. I spent about $30 at my local home-brew store getting everything I needed to convert it. This kegerator is a great combination of reasonable size and lots of inside space. First off you can easily fit 2 corny kegs and have room for a few 6 packs or what I do is keep about 8 chilled mugs ready for serving. I plan to add a third tap at some point because there is enough room (barely) for 3 corny's or 2 full corny's and one smaller keg you can set on the shelf where the CO2 tank goes (I keep my CO2 tank on the outside). There are 4 nice caster wheels on the bottom that make moving it around easy, 2 of them lock to keep it from moving around. Overall I highly recommend this! I got it on a deal of the day for under $400 and it shows up on deal of the day every once in a while. There is a single tap one also if you only want one type of brew but I highly recommend the 2 tap so you have the option of multiple brews.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Experience

    Posted
    JPV2
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    To start, the first unit shipped was dented. Returned it and got a new one. After a week, one of the faucets started leaking and a month later, the diaphragm blew on the co2 regulator. I checked the faucet and found an o-ring was damaged, causing the leak. Fortunately, both of these issues are easy to fix, assuming you know the o-ring size and regulator model. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the correct size o-ring after searching for months and the regulator has no brand/model identification on it. I really didn't want to go through the hassle of returning it again for what should be quick, easy fixes, so I contacted Insignia. You would think, seeing as how they manufacture the item, this should be simple. I received a response saying that's not something support could answer and they would have to reach out to engineering. I was told it would take 3-4 weeks to get an answer. Really? Whatever, I already went this long, what's another month. Six weeks later I got a response telling me thread sizes which didn't help. I sent a reply explaining I was given the wrong information. A week later they responded saying they had to reach out to the engineers again. After 4 weeks more and no response, I emailed asking what the hold up was. I was then sent an email recommending I just return the item for a new one. This would require me renting a truck to get it back to best buy all because of an o-ring. Not an acceptable answer. There's no reason for them to not know what parts are needed. Especially parts that may need to be replaced at some point in time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value for the money

    Posted
    TEKSvcs
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm purchased this kegerator to replace an older model which finally went kaput and one with which a new compressor alone would have run as much as this new unit. This new Kegerator was delivered in soundly (no damage) even though there were a few rips and holes in the exterior box. I was able to assemble the kegerator in about 45 minutes without running into any issues. I did notice that some of the screws in the bottom of the unit were really loose so I would suggest to everyone to not only assemble what you're supposed to but to check all other fasteners as well for proper assembly. In the unit I received, once assembled, I was able to fit 2 standard 1/4 skinny kegs. Putting in 1, 1/4 and 1, 1/6th keg even left enough room for a stack of 6-packs to keep cool at the same time. The unit is nice enough overall and a good value for the price paid ($419) which was the sale price. At the full price, I would not have purchased it. Quality wise, let's just say, it's not a commercial grade unit. My older unit was and I have stood on it many times to get something off an upper shelf. With this unit I wouldn't dare try. The top surface is plastic and has a good amount of give to it with even a slight amount of weight placed on it. The tower, fastening to this plastic top also has a bit of give and when pulling on a tap handle pulls the tower forward a bit as well. So... if buying this unit, I believe you'll be pleased with it as long as you understand that you're getting a residential quality unit and you'll need to be 'nice' (gentle) with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very happy, works great. Planning some upgrades

    Posted
    DannoT

    I am replacing a single tap micromatic kegerator. This was a great price and was delivered faster than promised. Packaging was good and after reading some of the reviews, I made sure there were no scratches or dings and there were none. The unit is nice looking and looks like great quality. Assembly was easy and all parts were there. Instructions we not the greatest, but I was able to get it done. I had to exchange my CO2 tank for a full one (cost only $15.00) at the local welding supply store. Sad to see my shiny new tank go, but I mounted the tank inside the fridge, so no one sees it. I added a second gauge from Amazon ($12.00) to the regulator that monitors the tanks pressure. I do not want to run out of gas on a Friday night and this was much cheaper than buying a second CO2 tank. So far I am getting a little foam when I pour the first beer off each line, so I am planning on getting longer lines for the taps. From everything I have read online, a tower cooler and longer beer lines are the only way to reduce this common issue. Two 5 gallon slim kegs fit with plenty of room to spare.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good quality overall, problems with Thermostat

    Posted
    Mike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The unit appears to be of good quality overall, and suitable for my needs as a home brewer. When the unit arrived I plugged it in and set it to max cool as instructed for the first 48 hours. The unit appeared to be operational, and at that time I discarded the original packaging. What I did not realize was that the unit's internal thermostat was not operational. The unit compressor continued to run continuously regardless of where the thermostat was set to, with the exception of off. The end result was frozen beer. I contacted the manufacturer for guidance. They referred me to Best Buy for return instructions. I wanted to arrange an exchange, a new unit sent out, and I would use the original packaging to facilitate returning my defective unit. The problem I ran into was the product appeared to discontinued, with no inventory remaining in the Best Buy system. This left me with the option of trying to cobble up some packaging on my own to return the unit, or keep the defective unit. I opted for keeping the defective unit, and using it in conjunction with a sensitive temperature controller. This works well, but cost me around $80 for my work around. If I ever want the thermostat fixed, it appears that will be on me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend





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