Best Kegerator – Top Five Kegerator Reviews

Who doesn’t love an ice-cold beer on a hot summer’s day? Or a cold winter’s day for that matter? What if you could serve beer from the barrel in the comfort of your own home? Or serve beer on tap at your family party?

We’ve found a fantastic array of home kegerators that dispense bar-quality draft beer at home, just waiting for you to release the tap and fill your glass with your favorite ice-cold ale.

OUR TOP PICK
EdgeStar Full Size Kegerator and Keg Beer Cooler
EdgeStar Full Size Kegerator and Keg Beer Cooler
  • Holds US Standard 1/4 and 1/2 Kegs. Does NOT support use of Coors, Miller, rubberized or other oversized kegs
  • Temp Range: Low 30's to Mid 40's; Easy conversion to a refrigerator; 5 lbs CO2 cylinder included (supplied empty)
  • Dimensions: 50-7/16" H (includes tap & casters) x 20-3/16" W x 20-1/16" D (Depth w/ external tank mounted: 30-1/2") (Height w/out tap and...

And we had the very pleasant job of testing them out for you so that we could share our recommendations with you.

It’s a hard life!

We found a selection of home kegerators that are perfect for the entry-level beer enthusiast, while still being suitable for the more refined and hard to please.

We think that the best kegerators are

The Buyers Guide

A kegerator is a refrigeration unit that holds a keg of beer. The beer is dispensed through a tower tube, then released from a faucet at the top.

Kegerators require a CO2 tank that propels the beer from the keg and up into the faucet. The CO2 tank requires a decoupler attachment to make it compatible with the beer keg. Both are usually included with most home kegerators (certainly so with our selection).

Most kegerators include a decoupling attachment.

A kegerator will cool beer down to the low 30s in Fahrenheit, to around 50 to 60 degrees, depending on the model and the type of beer you’re dispensing.

British beers are known as “bitter” and are usually served closer to room temperature – you would need to adjust the temperature accordingly to enjoy the beer at its optimum.

All of the units included in this article accept a selection of keg sizes. Some units offer the option of tapping into multiple kegs within the same unit.

1. EdgeStar KC2000

EdgeStar KC2000 Full Size Kegerator and Keg Beer Cooler

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This is a perfect unit for anyone just entering the home kegerator market because it contains all of the features you’ll need at an affordable price.

The EdgeStar 2000 is designed for indoor use only, and includes a manual thermostat control, ensuring that you get your beer precisely as it’s supposed to be enjoyed.

This is a freestanding unit, which will blend in with your kitchen goods.

The KC2000 comes with either a single tap or a dual tap configuration, allowing you to serve two different beers from the same unit. Because this is a smaller capacity fridge box, there is no capacity for a third tap.

This unit is capable of storing 1/4 or 1/2 kegs. It doesn’t support the use of Coors, Miller, rubberized or other oversized kegs. A 5lb CO2 cylinder is included with this product.

The temperature range is between the low-30s to the mid-40s.

The components are super-high quality and will last for many years of serving pleasure. The whole unit sits on casters for easy mobility.

This is a perfect starter kit, providing the main features of more expensive units. It comes in either black or stainless steel finish.

PROs

Capable of storing 1/4 or 1/2 sized kegs

Temp Range between low-30s and mid-40s

Protective metal floor plate for stability and durability

Two piece drip tray

Comes with stainless steel draft tower, chrome plated brass faucet, coupler, single gauge regulator, beer line, air line, 5lb CO2 tank, spanner faucet wrench and a tap handle

CONs

Not capable of dispensing some popular beer brands.

2. Edge Star KC3000

EdgeStar KC3000 Full Size Kegerator with Digital Display - Black

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This is the bigger brother of the KC2000 and offers more capacity and features.

The KC3000 is a freestanding unit designed to be used for indoor use only.

The refrigeration unit is larger than the KC2000, which provides greater options in terms of keg size and tap configuration options.

This unit is capable of single, dual or triple tap configuration – great for parties, where you want to offer your guests a choice of beers to go with that great barbecue. We love an ice cold beer with Gourmet Steak Tortillas.

This EdgeStar kegerator includes a digital display thermostat, offering better control over the exact temperature range to match the style of beer that you’re serving.

Capable of a deep chill mode – with a temperature range of 32-50ºF.

Included with the pack is a guard rail; drip tray; and two wire shelves, which convert the unit into a standard refrigerator when not chilling kegs.

The KC3000 is capable of fitting half barrels, slim quarters, corny and sixth barrel kegs.

PROs

Capable of storing four different styles of barrel

Temp Range of between 32-50ºF

Digital display thermostat makes it simple to get the temperature of your beer exactly right

Comes with stainless steel draft tower, chrome plated brass faucet, couple, single gauge regulator, beer line, air line, CO2 tank, drip tray, spanner faucet wrench and a black tap handle.

Capable of a variety of keg configurations and up to 3 taps

Capable of being used as a basic fridge – comes included with 2 wire trays

CONs

We struggled to find any cons with this model, apart from the rather high price in comparison with the KC2000. Not suitable for outdoor use.

3. Keggermeister KM2800BK

Keggermeister KM2800BK Kegerator Full-Size Single-Tap Beer Refrigerator and Dispenser, Black

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The Keggermeister KM2800BK is a full-sized, single-tap beer dispenser. It’s capable of keeping the keg fresh for up to 3 months.

This unit can accommodate a full-sized keg, pony keg or two 5-gallon kegs, making this a very versatile unit, capable of dispensing one of the broadest range of beers of all the kegerators featured in this article.

The temperature control is adjustable, ensuring that you serve your beer at the right temperature. The 3-sided chrome guard around the tap section of the tower means that you can safely store your glasses so that they’re always within arms reach.

The unit is on smooth-rolling coasters, providing the ability to move it from one place to another with ease. This unit is suitable for outdoor and indoor use. Move it anywhere in the clubhouse, around the pool, or anywhere the party is happening! This unit is absolutely perfect for barbecues.

Beer is a perfect accompaniment to hot food – our favorite dish, Fried Lamb Chops with mint sauce tastes all the better with an ice cold beer!

Suitable for both home and commercial user, this kegerator is UL-approved for commercial applications.

PROs

Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Keeps keg beer fresh for up to 3 months

Capable of storing and dispensing full sized / pony and 5-gallon kegs

Chrome guide keeps your glasses safely stored on the counter-top style upper surface

Smooth-rolling coasters make it easy to transport it to the pool side or the clubhouse

Suitable for both home and commercial use

CONs

No digital display thermostat control – temperature is regulated by a dial switch.

4. Kegco Kegerator Digital Beer Keg Cooler

Kegco K309SS-1 Kegerator

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The Kegco digital keg cooler includes a complete keg tapping kit – everything you’ll need to pour yourself an ice-cold beer.

The unit comes with a 5lb CO2 tank; a single gauge regulator; air line piping, complete with snap clamps; D system keg couplers; and a double faucet draft tower.

The dual faucet makes it possible to serve two different beers at the same time. The large interior of the refrigeration section is spacious enough to hold a full keg; including Miller, Coors and rubber kegs.

It can store and dispense up to three kegs – perfect for a party.

When this unit is not in use as a kegerator, it converts into a standard refrigerator.

The attractive styling makes this Kegco unit a beautiful addition to your kitchen decor. It features a chrome guard rail that stops your glasses from slipping off the countertop.

The easy-roll casters make it easy to transport the kegerator from the kitchen to the poolside or patio – it’s safe for outdoor use. The casters lock in place to prevent movement while in use.

The digital display thermostat and push-button controls provide a simple interface, making  this an easy unit to operate. The fan-forced cooling allows for the temperature to drop to 32ºF. The deep-chill feature will enable you to cool a keg to its optimum temperature quickly.

The included stainless steel floor mat ensures that the unit is always supported on a level surface while protecting your floor covering.

PROs

Comes with everything you need for that ice-cold tapped beer

2 tap unit, capable of serving different beers at the same time

Capable of storing up to 3 kegs

Also usable as a standard refrigerator

Fan-forced cooling ensures fast chilling of a warm keg

Suitable for indoor and outdoor use

Coldest temperature – 32ºF

Digital thermostat and push-button control

CONs

This is an expensive unit!

5. Midea WHS-209BESS1

Midea WHS-209BESS1 Single Door Kegerator Beer/Beverage Refrigerator and Dispenser, 5.7 Cubic Feet, Black

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This 5.7 cubic ft kegerator is capable of holding 1/2 and 1/4 kegs. This affordable unit comes with a single tap and a chrome guard for keeping glasses in place around the tap.

The 5lb CO2 canister that you’ll require to get things pumping is included in the very reasonable price of this unit.

The stainless steel cabinet makes this one of the most attractive kegerators on this list, able to blend in with your other stainless steel kitchen appliances. It comes with a drip tray to catch the drips.

Perfect for family get-togethers, just imagine drinking your favorite ice-cold beer alongside a delicious portion of Shaoxing Drunk Chicken.

The unit sits on lockable casters to ease mobility and is convertible to a standard refrigerator when not in use as a kegerator.

The quick-chill function makes changing kegs a simple operation, ensuring that the new barrel gets down to the right temperature super-quick, so the party can keep going!

PROs

Capable of holding 1/2 and 1/4 kegs

Comes with a 5lb CO2 tank, single tap and drip tray.

Come included with everything you need to set up and dispense your favorite beer

Lockable casters provide easy transportation

Quick-chill function

Very affordable price

Converts to a standard refrigerator when not in use as a kegerator

CONs

Capable of dispensing fewer types of kegs than some of the other units in this article. However, this is the most affordable of all the products listed.

The Best Kegerator

Well, it’s certainly challenging, because we would gladly have kept every single one of these machines. Who doesn’t love an ice-cold beer on tap in your own kitchen?

But in the end, we went for versatility – and decided that the dual tap Kegco Kegerator Digital Beer Keg Cooler has everything you could possibly want. With 2 taps, serving two different beers, how could you resist it? It’s capable of outdoor use, as well as indoor.

The digital temperature control and push-buttons make this one of the simplest kegerators to use. It’s an expensive unit, but it does double-up as a standard refrigerator when not in use.

We think that it’s sure to get the party started (and keep it rocking into the early hours!)

Enjoy!

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