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Insignia™ - 5.6 Cu. Ft. 1-Tap Beverage Cooler Kegerator - Stainless steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 433 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Bang for your $

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    Andrew
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    The only downside was that the instructions were confusing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works for the money

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    Dblack88
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    Little hard to dial in temperature without freezing and ruining your beer and instructions don't help much. Took me a keg and a half to get it right along with co2 pressure. Doesn't come with enough beer line and tower isn't too great but gets cold and runs quiet. Lots of foam until I got temp, longer line and a tower cooler and sleeve. Overall ok for the money and works good, just needs about $100 more worth of upgrades to eliminate foamy kegs. On 4th keg now and still going.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great starter kegerator for small parties.

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    jdztech
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    Great kegerator for a first purchase. This is not a professional quality kegerator, but for the price it's unbeatable. You can actually buy a dual tap tower if you want to invest another 150-200 bucks for the second tap. This says it fits 1/2 or 1/4 slim barrels, but should hold 1/6 barrel kegs fine too. I would recommend adding USB fans that blow into the tower to keep the tower ice cold, and one for just generally circulating the air inside. Beer always tastes better on draught, and once you get set up and are used the system, it's always cheaper this way. Just have to get enough friends to help you cycle through your beers. According to the manual it does NOT fit COORS kegs, not that I have had a Coors keg, but just a heads up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Terrible instructions, unit needs upgrades

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    MaBe
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    As other reviews state, the instructions are vague and hard to follow. The main problem is the lack of detail for the gaskets and knowing where and how to put them in There is another post that goes into great detail about what gaskets go where, but the main point is the one that is duck bill shaped goes in the CO2 line(the duck bill going into the actual line and the flat part against the tap and the flat rubber gasket goes with beer line. Fyi you cannot get it to seal by hand tightening, use a wrench BUT a 1/4 turn, at most, is all that is needed or you will cut the gasket (which I did the first time) That being said there is more that goes in than hooking up the keg and co2 and drinking. DO YOUR RESEARCH. This unit comes with a 5ft beer line which will work for your regular beers (bud light, etc.), but if you do craft beers plan on getting a new line. I drink Sam Adams summer ale and couldn't get foaming issues to stop, all due to this short beer line. After changing the beer line I would randomly get foam issues. I changed the faucet to a different style and have not had this issue ever again. The faucet they include with the unit has a ball that stops the beer when closed, when it is fully open. randomly you will get a foamy poor (all foam no beer). I think the ball creates a venturi effect and produces excessive foam. This unit appears to be aimed for the first time buyer, but the lack of information is the down fall. After a few hours of research and a few upgrades it is a great unit. But as for the unit being an off the shelf, plug and play. this unit, it is not, and the best advice I can give is to do the research before you buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sweet, baby Jesus!

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    irobot73
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    Ordered, shipped and arrived in no time flat; if not a bit bulky to get through the front door. Unpacked everything (and boy was she taped, foamed and 'bout near impervious), read through the instructions once or twice to make heads/tails of the bad writing and pictures. Take your time and test fit EVERYTHING, it'll make sense. Mounted the 5lb tank on the outside for some better clearance inside (JUST in case), dropped a 'mometer on the back ledge and turned her to 4 (of 6). That shouldn't be too low, eh? 24hrs. later and I have ICE on the drip ledge!! Took me a few days to find 1.75 was the'sweet spot'. Have a 20lb tank already (why worry to fill the 'baby' for now), hooked up to the regulator and a corny or brew. I went through the keg before getting a pour that wasn't foamy as all get out, or flat. I'll try another and see if I can dial in the CO2. Note: The gas lines have a one-way plastic valve, so watch out if you over-charge the keg! Still, for the cost, the quality of the unit and the sheer convenience of in-home freshness I'll put up with the hiccups. If need be, I'll call into the help line and/or the local guys to see how I make it perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent kegerator at a great price

    Posted
    Sean
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    I was able to pick this up at a great deal and I'm very impressed with it. You can't tell how large it's from the picture, but it's tall enough that the average person can dispense beer very comfortably. It also fits the common 1/2 kegs. It will also fit smaller ones as well. You cannot use the shelves with the 1/2 keg. That's ok I have a separate beer fridge for bottles. Putting it together isn't that difficult, but the instructions are written bad. So, make sure you read them over and over before completing the assembly. There are steps that you need to take to mount the co2 tank on the backside to allow for more room inside, but they tell you this later in the directions. But, it's all good...I figured it out. If you do install the tank on the backside this will make it so you have to have the kegerator about a foot from the wall. I have mine in the corner so it doesn't matter. The only thing is I can't get the beer to not be so foamy, but as I read about the problem it could be that I need to let the new keg rest longer after transport...or that the first 5 pints are always foamy and I haven't gotten through it yet. The tank is easy to adjust though. Make sure you get the tank filled somewhere first. We have a keg place in town and they fill as well, but not all places do. Also, paintball places fill the co2 tanks apparently. So, call around to see where you need to go. I started with a cheaper beer to test at first. It tastes and works great. I'm very happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend