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Danby 5.2-cu-ft Beer Dispenser & Cooler for 1/2 and 1/4 Kegs

Average rating:3.9492out of5stars, based on59reviews
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Danby 5.2-cu-ft Beer Dispenser & Cooler for 1/2 and 1/4 Kegs

Average rating:3.9492out of5stars, based on59reviews
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Specifications
Brand
Danby
Capacity
KEG
Color
Silver, Black
Features
Auto-defrost, Reversible Door, Heavy Duty Caster, Removable Drip Tray, Freestanding
Model
DKC146SLDB
Material
Stainless Steel, Chrome
manufacturer_part_number
dkc146sldb
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
24.81 x 20.06 x 33.69 Inches
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Danby 5.2-cu-ft Beer Dispenser & Cooler for 1/2 and 1/4 Kegs
Danby 5.2-cu-ft Beer Dispenser & Cooler for 1/2 and 1/4 Kegs
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Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
Better than I thought
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Comes with 5lb c.o.t tank and 2 gages and keeps 38 degrees temp. extreemly quiet unit can not hear it .Quiet all the way.Easy to assemble 20 minute assembly.
Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
Better than I thought
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Comes with 5lb c.o.t tank and 2 gages and keeps 38 degrees temp. extreemly quiet unit can not hear it .Quiet all the way.Easy to assemble 20 minute assembly.
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Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
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bought this for my boyfriend for his birthday. we love it. looks great,works great,and very easy to assemble. saves us a lot of money in the long run, keeps keg for up to three months.
Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
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bought this for my boyfriend for his birthday. we love it. looks great,works great,and very easy to assemble. saves us a lot of money in the long run, keeps keg for up to three months.
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Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
no problems
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no foam problem, instructions are real bad but only complaint
Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
no problems
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no foam problem, instructions are real bad but only complaint
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Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
Great "first kegerator" experience.
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After reading overall positive reviews on this product, discovering that Danby was a USA company, and then finding it for a low price at Walmart.com I decided to pull the trigger on my first kegerator. I am overall very glad that I did. Purchase: Very simple check-out, and it's nice that Walmart offers the PayPal option. I'm not a credit card user, so this helps and is a good buffer for those that don't like their bank account information floating around the internet. Shipping: I paid the extra $$ for "expedited" shipping. It arrived as advertised, on time. Looking at the box I did have to wonder if this was a "repack". The box was not torn up, nor did it have any "gashes", but the bottom of it was in poor shape as if it had been exposed to the elements. After I got it inside and unboxed I did discover a small "dent" in the lower left side of it. There was no internal damage and it was not near the compressor. As this dent was out not going to be in plain view where I was installing it I opted not to go through the trouble of exchanging it, especially when I had a 1/2 barrel already on order that was to be picked up the following day. It turns out ultimately that this small blemish has no negative effect on performance. I still wonder if this was a return from someone as the tape holding the door closed looked as though it had been re-applied. There are boxes that contain the keg coupler, beer line, CO2 tank, regulator, etc, and none of them appear to have been opened. Nuff said here; aside from the small "issue" shipping was as scheduled and I got to work on the install. Instructions: Why bother? They are sub-par at best, to put it bluntly. It's as if Danby wrote "blanket" instructions for numerous models. They speak of the beer tower "locking down" into the top of the kegerator. Well, ok, it "locks" if you fasten it down with the gasket and the four screws that are provided. It does not turn in and click into position as the instructions indicate. The metal plate that is supposed to be installed by the consumer was already installed on this one. Other than that anyone with half a brain (and I should know because I only have half of one myself) can figure out what to do with this kegerator with a little patience. All in all the setup took about 30 minutes. It's pretty much a no-brainer. Of importance is the need to let the freon settle for a few hours. This information is in the instructions, and this needs to be done prior to plugging the unit in. When the unit is plugged in it requires a dedicated plug. No mention of surge protection is mentioned, but again this is a no-brainer that should be taken care of in advance and is really short money to save the life of the unit when Mother Nature gets angry and/or the power company's grid goes wacko. Logistics: Despite measurements, allow for 31" of depth. This includes the bracket that contains the CO2 tank. This is actually a positive though as it insures the proper clearance for circulation, which is recommended to be 3" all around. I did not have to reverse the door, but it looks like a pretty cut and dried procedure. This kegerator fit perfectly into a corner of my dining room/kitchen area to the left of my wife's computer desk (with her blessing I might add) and looks great there. I've already ordered a Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins "hockey puck" faucet handle to further enhance its appearance. Performance: After plugging it in, I placed a thermometer in the unit. The temperature was set at about the halfway level. It cooled down overnight and was at a temperature of about 38 degrees the following morning. I installed the CO2 tank and ran the air cable through the back of the kegerator and inside. This seemed a little loose but after several hours it had shown no negative effect on the temperature. When my friend and I left to get the keg that afternoon (a 1/2 barrel of Sam Adams Boston Ale) it was still holding perfectly at 38. It definitely takes two people to "safely" get a 1/2 barrel inside, but it fit right in without issue. I've tapped kegs before so doing so was not a problem. The coupler should already be connected to both beer line and air line from the CO2, tap, lock down, turn the CO2 tank fully on, and slide the shut-off valve into the on position. A simple and painless procedure. Then, wait. Some research I've done indicates that the keg should actually sit for about 24 hours prior to sampling. Well, I tried it later that evening and got a considerable amount of foam out of the first few pours. This is normal. There are so many variables in getting beer to pour right. The temperature inside the kegerator went up into the low 40's after the keg was put in. Temperature certainly contributes to foam. It was also necessary to play around with the setting of the CO2 pressure, but I ultimately settled at 10 PSI. The following day it was pouring much better. I expect when I have a few pre-dinner beers today it will be flowing great. I checked the temperature before leaving for work this morning; it's back to 38 degrees. Summary: I'm very pleased thus far with this kegerator. Now the test of time follows. I was very pleased to be able to get it for the price I did. Its featureset is at best basic, but I wanted something that kept my beer cold and worked properly. Bells and whistles were not at the top of my list, performance was. Out of the box this offers good performance at a very good price, and should definitely be considered as a first kegerator by anyone looking to get into having draft beer at home. Cheers!
Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
Great "first kegerator" experience.
by -
After reading overall positive reviews on this product, discovering that Danby was a USA company, and then finding it for a low price at Walmart.com I decided to pull the trigger on my first kegerator. I am overall very glad that I did. Purchase: Very simple check-out, and it's nice that Walmart offers the PayPal option. I'm not a credit card user, so this helps and is a good buffer for those that don't like their bank account information floating around the internet. Shipping: I paid the extra $$ for "expedited" shipping. It arrived as advertised, on time. Looking at the box I did have to wonder if this was a "repack". The box was not torn up, nor did it have any "gashes", but the bottom of it was in poor shape as if it had been exposed to the elements. After I got it inside and unboxed I did discover a small "dent" in the lower left side of it. There was no internal damage and it was not near the compressor. As this dent was out not going to be in plain view where I was installing it I opted not to go through the trouble of exchanging it, especially when I had a 1/2 barrel already on order that was to be picked up the following day. It turns out ultimately that this small blemish has no negative effect on performance. I still wonder if this was a return from someone as the tape holding the door closed looked as though it had been re-applied. There are boxes that contain the keg coupler, beer line, CO2 tank, regulator, etc, and none of them appear to have been opened. Nuff said here; aside from the small "issue" shipping was as scheduled and I got to work on the install. Instructions: Why bother? They are sub-par at best, to put it bluntly. It's as if Danby wrote "blanket" instructions for numerous models. They speak of the beer tower "locking down" into the top of the kegerator. Well, ok, it "locks" if you fasten it down with the gasket and the four screws that are provided. It does not turn in and click into position as the instructions indicate. The metal plate that is supposed to be installed by the consumer was already installed on this one. Other than that anyone with half a brain (and I should know because I only have half of one myself) can figure out what to do with this kegerator with a little patience. All in all the setup took about 30 minutes. It's pretty much a no-brainer. Of importance is the need to let the freon settle for a few hours. This information is in the instructions, and this needs to be done prior to plugging the unit in. When the unit is plugged in it requires a dedicated plug. No mention of surge protection is mentioned, but again this is a no-brainer that should be taken care of in advance and is really short money to save the life of the unit when Mother Nature gets angry and/or the power company's grid goes wacko. Logistics: Despite measurements, allow for 31" of depth. This includes the bracket that contains the CO2 tank. This is actually a positive though as it insures the proper clearance for circulation, which is recommended to be 3" all around. I did not have to reverse the door, but it looks like a pretty cut and dried procedure. This kegerator fit perfectly into a corner of my dining room/kitchen area to the left of my wife's computer desk (with her blessing I might add) and looks great there. I've already ordered a Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins "hockey puck" faucet handle to further enhance its appearance. Performance: After plugging it in, I placed a thermometer in the unit. The temperature was set at about the halfway level. It cooled down overnight and was at a temperature of about 38 degrees the following morning. I installed the CO2 tank and ran the air cable through the back of the kegerator and inside. This seemed a little loose but after several hours it had shown no negative effect on the temperature. When my friend and I left to get the keg that afternoon (a 1/2 barrel of Sam Adams Boston Ale) it was still holding perfectly at 38. It definitely takes two people to "safely" get a 1/2 barrel inside, but it fit right in without issue. I've tapped kegs before so doing so was not a problem. The coupler should already be connected to both beer line and air line from the CO2, tap, lock down, turn the CO2 tank fully on, and slide the shut-off valve into the on position. A simple and painless procedure. Then, wait. Some research I've done indicates that the keg should actually sit for about 24 hours prior to sampling. Well, I tried it later that evening and got a considerable amount of foam out of the first few pours. This is normal. There are so many variables in getting beer to pour right. The temperature inside the kegerator went up into the low 40's after the keg was put in. Temperature certainly contributes to foam. It was also necessary to play around with the setting of the CO2 pressure, but I ultimately settled at 10 PSI. The following day it was pouring much better. I expect when I have a few pre-dinner beers today it will be flowing great. I checked the temperature before leaving for work this morning; it's back to 38 degrees. Summary: I'm very pleased thus far with this kegerator. Now the test of time follows. I was very pleased to be able to get it for the price I did. Its featureset is at best basic, but I wanted something that kept my beer cold and worked properly. Bells and whistles were not at the top of my list, performance was. Out of the box this offers good performance at a very good price, and should definitely be considered as a first kegerator by anyone looking to get into having draft beer at home. Cheers!
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Average rating:3out of5stars, based onreviews
Ok for the price
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Wanted a decent kegerator, this one reasonably priced but you get what you pay for. Have to have on coldest setting to get right temp. looks good, parts cheap, but as I wrote..
Average rating:3out of5stars, based onreviews
Ok for the price
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Wanted a decent kegerator, this one reasonably priced but you get what you pay for. Have to have on coldest setting to get right temp. looks good, parts cheap, but as I wrote..
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Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
Great Kegerator
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Very easy to assemble . Danby has made some changes to this unit but they have not updated the instruction booklet , this was a little confusing . VERY IMPORTANT after you have everything set up let the keg settle 2-4 hours !! If you don't wait all you will get is glasses and glasses of pure foam . I would recommend this item . Cheers.
Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
Great Kegerator
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Very easy to assemble . Danby has made some changes to this unit but they have not updated the instruction booklet , this was a little confusing . VERY IMPORTANT after you have everything set up let the keg settle 2-4 hours !! If you don't wait all you will get is glasses and glasses of pure foam . I would recommend this item . Cheers.
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Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
Good, reliable kegerator
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Love this product. I would have given it a 5 if it came packaged better. I had to return the first one I received because it was dented. When the second one was delivered, the bottom of the box was falling off but luckily nothing was damaged. The shipping box and the packing materials are both too thin and provide minimal protection.
Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
Good, reliable kegerator
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Love this product. I would have given it a 5 if it came packaged better. I had to return the first one I received because it was dented. When the second one was delivered, the bottom of the box was falling off but luckily nothing was damaged. The shipping box and the packing materials are both too thin and provide minimal protection.
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Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
Good Product, Great Value
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Bought this product based on the positive reviews and the price and have not been disappointed. The main complaint I read was that the kegerator does not get cold enough. After reading this I crank the temperature to the lowest setting and my first keg ended up freezing solid after a few days of use. I'm running it at about 75% now and it's plenty cold. My only complaint is that the tap tower does not cool properly so the beer in the lines running up the tower is not very chilled, which requires me to run off about an ounce of beer before beginning the pour or else end up with a glass of foam. Not a huge deal, but it's a little waste... just one thing to note when purchasing a kegerator with a tower. There are options for building your own device to cool the lines in the tower. All in all, definitely recommended.
Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
Good Product, Great Value
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Bought this product based on the positive reviews and the price and have not been disappointed. The main complaint I read was that the kegerator does not get cold enough. After reading this I crank the temperature to the lowest setting and my first keg ended up freezing solid after a few days of use. I'm running it at about 75% now and it's plenty cold. My only complaint is that the tap tower does not cool properly so the beer in the lines running up the tower is not very chilled, which requires me to run off about an ounce of beer before beginning the pour or else end up with a glass of foam. Not a huge deal, but it's a little waste... just one thing to note when purchasing a kegerator with a tower. There are options for building your own device to cool the lines in the tower. All in all, definitely recommended.
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Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
Great buy for an inexpensive kegorator
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Working on our second keg and we love it, first one went well--just needed a little time to work out the pressure kinks. Very pleased that it now comes with a dual regulator (the product description states only a single). Runs a little noisy on occasion, wish it had a digital thermometer and not just a dial. Overall great product given the great price. Looks nice. Drip tray is cheap and just sits on top of the kegorator, but is functional.
Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
Great buy for an inexpensive kegorator
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Working on our second keg and we love it, first one went well--just needed a little time to work out the pressure kinks. Very pleased that it now comes with a dual regulator (the product description states only a single). Runs a little noisy on occasion, wish it had a digital thermometer and not just a dial. Overall great product given the great price. Looks nice. Drip tray is cheap and just sits on top of the kegorator, but is functional.
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Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
If you drink Coors Light...
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I received this kegerator from my wife for Christmas, so I haven't had it for very long but here are some initial observations: - Once I unpacked it, there was a small dent in the side of the unit. Not enough, for me at least, to take it back and deal with the hassle of trying to get a new one. Other than that, the unit is very nice looking. - As others have already stated, the instructions are not very good. I found myself doing a lot of "back and forth" flipping through the pages to find the information I need, if it was even there. If you are the least bit mechanically inclined, however, assembly and installation won't be a problem. - Finding a place to get my CO2 filled turned out to be a bit challenging so I opted to go for the "exchange" route. It is a little more expensive, but easier for me in the long run. We live in a fairly small town. I have my pressure set on 10 psi and it is pouring a perfect beer every time. The first few were a little foamy, but I contribute that to my impatience and wanting to drink beer immediately after tapping my first keg. - The issue that was almost a deal breaker was when I purchased a keg of Coors Light to put in there. I didn't realize that the MillerCoors kegs were different dimensions than other kegs until the bartender who sold it to me pointed it out; I decided to try it anyway. Once the keg was placed inside, there were, in fact, some minor clearance issues. The door did close, but not as securely as it should because the keg is coming in contact with the door. I was afraid that the door would eventually pop open (and it would have) so I put a temporary fix on it by using velcro to keep the door securely shut. I will eventually come up with a more aesthetically pleasing modification, but for now this does the trick and gives me peace of mind. - I didn't have to turn the temp dial to the coldest setting to get my beer nice and cold. I have it down to the low 30's now, but when I first plugged it in (before the keg) to make sure everything was working, I set it to the coldest setting and the internal temp was in the mid 20's. My beer is plenty cold...even the first pour. Overall I am pretty happy with it. Other than the keg fitment issues, I don't have any problems with the unit. Pours a perfect ice cold beer every time! Time will tell as far as durability.
Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
If you drink Coors Light...
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I received this kegerator from my wife for Christmas, so I haven't had it for very long but here are some initial observations: - Once I unpacked it, there was a small dent in the side of the unit. Not enough, for me at least, to take it back and deal with the hassle of trying to get a new one. Other than that, the unit is very nice looking. - As others have already stated, the instructions are not very good. I found myself doing a lot of "back and forth" flipping through the pages to find the information I need, if it was even there. If you are the least bit mechanically inclined, however, assembly and installation won't be a problem. - Finding a place to get my CO2 filled turned out to be a bit challenging so I opted to go for the "exchange" route. It is a little more expensive, but easier for me in the long run. We live in a fairly small town. I have my pressure set on 10 psi and it is pouring a perfect beer every time. The first few were a little foamy, but I contribute that to my impatience and wanting to drink beer immediately after tapping my first keg. - The issue that was almost a deal breaker was when I purchased a keg of Coors Light to put in there. I didn't realize that the MillerCoors kegs were different dimensions than other kegs until the bartender who sold it to me pointed it out; I decided to try it anyway. Once the keg was placed inside, there were, in fact, some minor clearance issues. The door did close, but not as securely as it should because the keg is coming in contact with the door. I was afraid that the door would eventually pop open (and it would have) so I put a temporary fix on it by using velcro to keep the door securely shut. I will eventually come up with a more aesthetically pleasing modification, but for now this does the trick and gives me peace of mind. - I didn't have to turn the temp dial to the coldest setting to get my beer nice and cold. I have it down to the low 30's now, but when I first plugged it in (before the keg) to make sure everything was working, I set it to the coldest setting and the internal temp was in the mid 20's. My beer is plenty cold...even the first pour. Overall I am pretty happy with it. Other than the keg fitment issues, I don't have any problems with the unit. Pours a perfect ice cold beer every time! Time will tell as far as durability.
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Specifications
Brand
Danby
Capacity
KEG
Color
Silver, Black
Features
Auto-defrost, Reversible Door, Heavy Duty Caster, Removable Drip Tray, Freestanding
Model
DKC146SLDB
Material
Stainless Steel, Chrome
manufacturer_part_number
dkc146sldb
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
24.81 x 20.06 x 33.69 Inches
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About our prices: We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. So if you find a current lower price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we'll match it. See more details atOnline Price Match.

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