Haier HBF05EBSS Kegerator Review 2018
The Haier HBF05EBSS Kegerator comes complete with all the all the necessary equipment to pour fresh draft beer straight from the keg, and this kegerator can easily be converted to a regulator refrigerator. Note that while other kegerators can be also be used as a normal refrigerator, this kegerator is the only one which has 2 fully usable shelves.
The Haier HBF05EBSS Kegerator with Stainless Steel door is designed for home use so it designed with quiet and energy efficiency in mind. 2 1/2″ casters make this unit very easy to move from your bar to your patio. This unit also comes with an attractive metal safety rail to help keep mugs and glasses from sliding off. The provided CO2 cylinder should last about 5 to 6 kegs.
Haier HBF05EBSS Kegerator Features
- Complete American Sankey Tap System that Holds 1/2, 1/4 & Mini Barrel Kegs
- Adjustable Thermostat
- Chrome Beer Tower &; Guardrail, so glasses won’t fall off
- Heavy Duty Worktop & Cabinet
- Decorative Stainless Steel Door with Black Cabinet
- Leveling castors for mobility
- CO2 Tank Included
- Tap System Cleaning Kit
- Converts to a 6.4-cubic foot refrigerator with 2 wire shelves
Haier HBF05EBSS Kegerator Reviews
The Haier HBF05EBSS Kegerator can be used with 1/2, 1/4 & Mini Barrel Kegs (also called D system or Cornelius kegs.) This kegerator is a very inexpensive introduction to the world of home draft beer dispensing and will keep beer chilled and fresh for up to three months.
Like most kegerator reviews there are plenty of negative comments about the installation and service/support of this product. Kegerators are not like a domestic refrigerator, which only have to be plugged in. Kegerators require some technical knowledge to get the temperature and CO2 pressure levels correct. Considering that all kegerators in this price range have similar negative comments, these negative reviews must be read in conjunction with the similar number of positive reviews.
Having said this, the Haier HBF05EBSS Kegerator has all of the required features at a very reasonable price. There are plenty of reviewers who praise the unit after they have had the unit long enough to learn how it works. Because of the space inside this kegerator, this product is the only kegerator at this price level to fit a Coors 1/2 barrel keg. Also because of the internal space, the supplied C02 tank can be placed inside the fridge, a feature not found in most kegerators, most other models it is on the outside which makes it unable to push the kegerator flush against the wall.
In summary this is a very cost effective kegerator. I recommend that once you have purchased it, research how a kegerator should be setup and maintained.