Whether you are a beer loving home brewer or a professional bar owner, according to the manufacturer, the Haier kegerator is fabricated to meet your needs. It is designed to wheel around events, dinner parties or BBQs to deliver delicious, refreshing and chilled beer straight out of the keg. The HBF05EBSS is capable of holding half, quarter and mini barrel kegs. It measures 26.5” by 24” by 36” and weighs 106 pounds. Its stylish design offers an appealing stainless steel door, a heavy-duty textured working top and cabinet and a black exterior with rounded corners to avoid unnecessary jabs.
This beautifully designed kegerator is outfitted with an auto-defrost function, an American Sankey Tap System, and a thermostat that is adjusted to your cooling preference. The keg base is made out of stainless steel and includes a guard rail, drip tray and chrome beer tower. The Haier Draft Beer Dispenser includes an empty CO2 tank, hoses, a tap cleaning kit and a pressure regulator gauge. When you fill your CO2 tank at your local gas supplier, it should last you approximately 5 or 6 kegs.
It should be noted that 40% of Amazon customers gave this product a 1.0 star review because of the following issues;
The Haier Kegerator is a full-sized keg beer cooler that has the option of being turned into a standard refrigerator with two included shelves. This kegerator’s stainless steel door is designed to be smudge resistant while the unit runs with energy efficiency in mind. It can be moved around on its casters to entertain on your deck, patio, or in your man cave. If you prefer to have the unit stay in the same place, simply take advantage of the levelling legs.
The HBF05EBSS has earned itself a 3.0 star rating through Amazon. Customer reviews are mixed on this product, with some people being absolutely thrilled with their unit and others encountering issues with pricing, temperature controls and customer service. The majority of customer complaints seem to be in regards to the missing CO2 washer and temperature regulation, the following tips have been brought forward by happier customers;
· CO2 Washer: When you go to get your tank filled for the first time, the gas company will provide a washer for free. Ensure that you are installing this properly. The company does not need to include a CO2 washer when it is included for free from a gas supplier.
· Temperature Control: Allow the keg to sit overnight in the cooler before tapping. It is recommended to go for a half to ¾ turn on the thermostat screw as opposed to a full turn, this enables a cooler beer temperature without forcing the unit to run so much that it will burn out.
The unit comes with a metal safety rail in order to prevent mugs and glasses from sliding off it. With its simple instructions and all-inclusive packaging, this unit is easily installed and simply requires the addition of CO2 in the included empty tank and a keg of your favorite beer.