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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

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good For The Price

    Posted
    irontyson02

    I researched multiple kegerators around the $400 price before pulling the trigger on this one. I learned the difference between these cheaper priced kegerators and the more expensive ones so I am able to give a reasonable review, considering this is a cheaper kegerator, respectfully. The kegerator came with a dent near the top of the door to the unit. I actually expected this, as this seems to be common with this kegerator so I wasn't too upset about it. Just put a VT magnet over it. The instructions are okay for the most part but really suck in regards to explaining the washer placement. There are different types and sizes of washers and it groups them all as one part, "valve washers." So when it's time to add a washer to a part of the unit it refers to all the washers so you don't know which one goes where. There is a clear rubber "duckbill washer" which goes between the gas line and coupler. The duckbill (pointed) part goes into the coupler with the rounder part exposed to the tank/gas line. This part is quite important. I had a leak and did not locate and fix it until I went through 4 tanks (Over $100 wasted on tank refills). I have attached a photo with the responsible loose nut circled. The instructions explain to connect the gas line to the gas line connector on the regulator. Well the nut which the gas line slips up against should be tightened already but apparently it came too loose. I sprayed soap water on this connection and saw the air bubbles flowing. I just tightened it slightly and after 2 weeks, I have had no leaks. I have already recommended this kegerator to many people. Just keep in mind that you need to check all connections, even connections that you did not make but were already done when you got the item. I'd do the soap water test once the gas is hooked up, before I'd connect a keg so that you don't mess up your beer in the keg and also don't waste money on CO2 tanks with leaks. I also added an AC Infinity Axial 1225 fan to circulate the air inside the kegerator, sitting next to the keg (elevated to allow air intake). It is very quiet and pushes air from the bottom of the unit to the top. That took care of some temperature disparities I was having within the unit itself. So as long as you check the connections, cover up any small dent(s), and add a cheap fan inside and your $400 kegerator works just as well (almost) as the more expensive ones. If you want to be extra ana1 about it you can add a beer tower cooling system for about $40 as well. I'd personally rather just have some extra head on that first pour and wait the 2 minutes it takes to go down. Every pour after that is perfect. I have my temperature dial set at 5 and my CO2 regulator pressure set to 8-10psi (people recommend 10-12, I do not). Enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Large Kegerator Capacity, Needs Mods

    Posted
    MikeInOhio
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    I had a commercial kegerator for my home brewing hobby that broke down. Since it cost about $1,000 to repair, I decided to purchase an inexpensive replacement and this unit from Best Buy seemed to meet my needs. It can fit 3 home brew kegs (5 gallon cornelius style). It has room for all the hoses, and I can run my gas line to the outside of the kegerator. The kegerator is quiet and has been keeping my beer chilled below 40 degrees at less than the coldest setting. It comes with a very nice 5 lb CO2 tank that needs to be filled, of course. The tower mounting holes are compatible with an upgraded 3 faucet setup I installed. Very nice! The railing is really good as it can be removed and cleaned separately. Very nice. The downside is that the kegerator top is plastic and is made cheaply. I modified this by inserting a plate of aluminum under the top. It was less than flat after the mod, but it now securely holds the 3-faucet tower in place. There is no air circulation inside the kegerator chamber or tower, so I solved this by building my own kegerator tower cooler. I believe that this sufficiently moves the air around the whole kegerator. Overall a very cost effective solution for a home kegerator system, large capacity, relatively easy to modify. As long as it gives me many years of service, I'll be very satisfied with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, Good value. Customer service?

    Posted
    AK47
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    I was originally going to build my own but I purchased this unit around the holidays because the price was right. So far I it works great. It keeps the beer at about 37-38 degrees. I would suggest that the manufacturer add a fan to the unit for performance as it would aid in better overall cooling. My warning would be to anyone who may need service or support for the unit. I contacted Insignia on 1/20/18, in regard to ordering additional parts for the draft assembly. I spoke to three different customer service representatives. The first didn't even know what a kegerator/beverage cooler was. She transferred me to sales. The sales representative said I could purchase the parts in service. She transferred me to service. Service didn't know about the unit and after providing her the model number and citing the manual for the part names, she told me I needed to call the manufacturer, Insignia. Then, she actually provided me the same number for insignia that I used to call for service (her). Needless to say, I'm really hoping nothing goes wrong with this unit because calling it customer support/service is a straight lie. Its clear there is no support for the product. I would recommend based on price and time will tell on performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    Posted
    GolfRob
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    This arrived via UPS a few days after I ordered it as promised. I turned it on a few hours after assembling it, and let it sit over night waiting for the keg to arrive. After getting the keg installed it took another day to wait for everything to become cold enough to be able to actually serve. I encountered a few minor problems, hearing that there was issues with line temperature, I encountered a lot of problems with too much foam from pulls. The tube for the beer ended up getting pushed behind the keg and next to the cooling panel, which then caused it to freeze. But once I got that sorted out, everything seems to be working very well. This sorely needs a fan, as once I put the fan in the temperature in the entire fridge dropped by about 10 degrees. I found a small USB powered fan, and snaked the cord down the tap line on the top, and have the air blowing up the line to help keep it cold. Had this been installed from the factory, this would be a 5 star review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sweet, baby Jesus!

    Posted
    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected for low end Kegerator

    Posted
    mcabrew
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    Have been using with commercial 1/6 bbl kegs (on third keg). Plan on using for home-brew once it's ready. The included instructions for how to connect the sanke tap are not very clear. I had leak on top, I tightened nut to much and ripped the silicon washer. I looked up instructions for other Kegerators and saw the trick was to verify the tap, washer and tailpiece are flat, before tightening, without over tightening (just over hand tight). After that no leaks. It keeps beer in high 30s F at top of keg low 30s at bottom when set to lowest setting. Need to keep co2 pressure low (approx 5 PSI) to reduce head. 1st pour after > 20 minutes is a bit to foamy, but second or third poor in a row is good after that. Price is cheapest kegerator I could find. I chose it over making a keezer and plan on using it with external temp controller to lager my next batch (it will hold my 6 1/2 gallon carboy and air-lock). I also wanted to be able to support 1/2 bbl keg, without lifting the keg in and out. Overall after a month I'm happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it! But..

    Posted
    Jeff
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    I love this kegorator but I think it could be built a little better as far as cooling goes. I have my set at the highest setting 6 for over a week and the lowest temp it reached was 40. One morning it was 23 degrees! Not sure why the temp changed so suddenly. Now it's back at 40 degrees. The first half of the first beer is always foam. I built a tap tower cooler out of scrap parts and spent a total of $7. No more foam in the first beer! Amazon they are $60 for the coolers. This kegorator holds a half keg with ease with the shelves removed. Glad I made this purchase but I wish that I didn't have to customize mine to get the perfect beer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price with a few mods.

    Posted
    BMUSCARI
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    This is a decent kegerator for the price. With that being said it is great if you do a couple of cheap mods. I bought 2 usb fans, put one of them in a project box and made a tower cooler. The other fan simply circulates. They have 3 speed settings and are currently on medium. I also changed the beer tubing from the standard 4.5' to 10' 3/16 inside 7/16 outside diameter tubing coiled and sat on top of the keg. Thermostat has 6 settings and is currently set at 4. No thermometer included so I will be buying one. CO2 pressure is set to 9.5 with a Yuengling 1/4 barrel. Any higher seems to foam to much. I spent $35 on the mods and now this kegerator is worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Performs as expected

    Posted
    blackchevrolet
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    Because of the price, this unit will more than likely be the first "Kegerator" you own. Do yourself a favor and watch as many videos regarding setup as you can BEFORE attempting to assemble. These systems are complicated yet simple and are by no means, plug and play! Hoses need to be cleaned, washers need to be in the right place and connections need to be air tight. Slowly and moderately adjust the CO2 pressure. The gas needs to settle, pressure needs to stabilize and temperature needs to be correct before you will begin to see a usable product. This system is designed to work with the correct setup. Don't blame Insignia because you failed to set it up correctly. The reason for only 4 stars is that the supplied regulator needs to be tinkered with to get the correct gas pressure. Be patient!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Beginner Kegarator

    Posted
    Alex
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    Good Kegarator keeps my beer cold. Plenty of space, It can hold a 15.5gallon keg(half barrel). Or 2 slim kegs. Set up requires a little common sense. Some gaskets are not labeled and diagram included does not specify. Some issues I saw; - The pressure regulator only includes a low pressure/supply gauge. It does not include a high pressure/tank pressure gauge. So you never know when you are going to run out of CO2 until you are out. -As others have stated, the tap is not refrigerated. So those initial couple of oz of beer come out foamy but it clears up as the temperatures equalize. -Regulator materials seem ok. They get the job done, not the best quality. Over all I would say this is a great beginner Kegarator. Some tap upgrades would make it awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great starter kegerator for small parties.

    Posted
    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 is 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall excellent product

    Posted
    marinedog1987
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    I bought this kegerator on sale a month ago and it works great. The beer can get cold between about 40° F - 35.5° F which can be controlled by the user. It fits a full size 1/2 barrel keg perfectly without issue. I got the CO2 tank refilled at my local gas warehouse and the gauge works great to control PSI. The reason why I gave this a 4 star review instead of 5 is because if I don’t move the tap handle everyday (to pour a glass) the handle gets stuck. Like something is causing it to stick. If I wait a week between pouring glasses I have to gently force the handle down to get it unstuck. Don’t know if it is the beer making it stick or what. I may need to take it apart and oil the parts to ensure a smooth handle shift.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good qaulity, but needs to get colder

    Posted
    Scott
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    If you're buying this for a light beer it will not get cold enough to avoid foaming. I had to purchase some small computer fans and put them inside the fridge to circulate the air, which helped dramatically. It actually froze the keg when I had the fans on too high. other than the temperature issue it is a nice unit. I did replace the faucet with a forward sealing one which I'd recommend doing. They are easier to clean and don't tend to stick like the other ones do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far, mostly good

    Posted
    DTrot
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    The shipping container had forklift damage on two sides of the box resulting in dents in the side panel of my kegerator. Had these dents been on the front, I would have needed to send it back. So far my beer is staying very cold and pouring very nice. As other reviewers stated be sure to check all fittings in the gas\beer lines for leaks. A couple fittings needed to be really "cranked on" to make tight. My tap is mounted on a bar too so I made a few modifications but all in all I am very pleased with this product, especially for the price($339). Purchased in Nov of 2017.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ice cold beer with modifications

    Posted
    OTDan
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    The item is exactly as described. However, I first put in a thermometer with lead wire sensor to monitor real time temps. With kegerator on highest setting, I could only cool to 40 degrees with beer temp a little higher. After reading some online postings, I installed a 4" free standing PC fan to circulate the air inside, the temps are now 28-35 degrees at setting #2 of 6. On #3, I froze the beer lines. Obviously, this kegerator needs a fan and a $25 quick fix made it more economical because it isn't running as much and the beer is ICE COLD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great buy and good quality

    Posted
    BigL
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    This insignia kegerator is just as good as any other on the market of this style. There is not much you can really change up to make it stand out from others. I had it unboxed and assembled in 20 minutes. The temperature control is a little touchy but it’s easy to find your desired setting within a day or two. I have my set on 4 1/2 out of 6 and it’s keeping the beer at a steady 34 degrees. If you like having cold beer on tap this is the way to go. Can’t beat the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent product

    Posted
    Agologanoff
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    Set up was simple. Problem is after that if you need help there is no one available. Best buy can't help with this, and insignia isn't any help. My beer has been all foam and from reading reviews and talking to people I figured it's more about the beer I have, and the psi is too high. I haven't figured out the correct collaboration yet, but I've seen it takes time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to the backyard patio.

    Posted
    Thorshammer
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    Took two tries. The first one arrived two days before the delivery date but damaged. Put it in the truck and drove to the local BB (with e-mail confirming I bought it on line), customer service ordered a new one and had it shipped to the store. The second one was un-damaged and works great. Suggestion: If you order any appliance from BB on-line have it shipped to the store instead of home. Just cuts out any return issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Keeps beer cold

    Posted
    Rick
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    Overall it's a good kegerator. Keeps beer cold and after a few tries you will get the co2 right. I suggest adding a co2 tank gauge so you know how much is left in the tank, also a longer hose from keg to tap to help cut down on foam. After replacing shorter hose with a 10 footer and lowering the co2 from the recommended 10 to 14 to 8 psi it solved the foam issue. remember to coil your beer hose on top of keg, below beer line will cause foam.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So Far, So Good!

    Posted
    Kevin44
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    When my old home made kegerator gave up, I got one of these to replace it. One thing to consider is that you will need to have a freezer close by to keep the beer glasses cold! My old setup used a 30# CO2 bottle, so I plumbed it externally. The only concern is that the tap handle tower isn't as 'rock solid' as I would like, but it is a minor issue and can be accommodated for. Like I said, so far, so good!!

    I would recommend this to a friend