|Item Weight||17.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||19.5 x 12 x 18 inches|
|Item model number||B90|
|Color||black and chrome|
BeerTender from Heineken and Krups B90 Home Beer-Tap System
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- Home beer-tap system for use with a 5L Heineken DraughtKeg
- Silent cooling system keeps 5L keg at ideal serving temperature of 38 degrees F
- LED display with volume and temperature indicators
- Maintains freshness for up to 30 days; easy-to-clean detachable parts
- Measures 18 by 19-1/2 by 12 inches
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Top Customer Reviews
I was very excited for this product and my girlfriend bought one for me for my birthday in APRIL 2008.
THe product is well designed and works well when it works.
Problem is...I only used it 2x...and the unit stopped cooling.
One thing customers of this item should know is that you really aren't supposed to store a Heineken Draught Keg in it for more than a day (they say this in the manual) and that you are supposed to remove the keg and put it in the fridge if you plan on storing it longer.
ISn't that kinda stupid and defeats the purpose of such an expensive unit?? Also...it only uses Mini-Kegs that have their own CO2 pressuration built in like the Heineken Mini-keg.....so expect your choice (if any) to be limited.
Anyhoo, I used 2 Draught Kegs in a 6 week period....and the unit stopped cooling. I contacted KRUPS and received an RMA and had the unit shipped in for repair on 6/23/08. After hearing nothing I followed up on 7/24/08 as to the status of my machine, they apologized and put in a rush order to have a replacement shipped after emailing them 2x and calling.
My latest phone conversation (8/19/08) I was told that they had been backordered on the machine until this past week and should receive my replacement machine in 2 weeks....we'll see.
While I like the machine......the rep said that this being a brand new product for Krups they were experiencing issues in servicing of the unit. I am thinking this machine was not ready to be released and that the cooling unit is very likely to fail in every unit.
I would have to say there might be a better options if you plan to use this type of dispenser regularly.Read more ›
Positives: 1. Heineken tastes so much better out of the keg (no skunky smell like you sometimes get out of the bottle). And, the beer stays carbonated for weeks. 2. Convenience - couldn't be easier. Replacing the keg takes all of 90 seconds and having a great beer on tap all the time is brilliant. 3. Entertaining - great when friends come over to visit or when the guys come over to play cards. 4. Appearance - the stainless and black is hip enough that your wife will probably allow you to put it on the kitchen counter. If you have a game room or den, even better. Takes up same space as a toaster or coffee maker. 5. Cost - $20 for a replacement keg and $1 for the new tube each time adds up to a pretty good price per pint.
Negatives: 1. Currently only Heineken kegs fit the BeerTender. 2. The 5L kegs are currently difficult to find in my market - but, the distributors have told me that it should be resolved by Feb 09. 3. You should really keep a 2nd keg always on hand so that you don't run out. If you have a 2nd frig, then no problem. The thing is, if you have to run to the liquor store for a replacement, then it's a pain and often, the one you bring home from the liquor store needs a little time to cool down before serving. Having a spare, on-hand and pre-chilled, is beautiful.
After reading about the mistakes of others, I carefully planned out my strategy. I purchased my DraughtKeg a day before I planned to unveil my BeerTender as a Christmas gift to myself. This way the keg would have time to chill in my fridge and the foam buildup from the drive home would have time to settle over night. Once I opened up the BeerTender box I took some time to read through the instructions and double check my steps. When placing the keg into the BeerTender I took care not to cause a buildup of foam by jerking the keg about. Smooth gentle movements with the keg to keep foam buildup to a minimal.
I then proceeded to grab my 16oz pilsner and rinse it (inside and out). Next I opened the spout (all the way down) while my glass had the 45* angle working for it and behold, beauty!
A lot of this is commonsense to the person who has poured beer from a keg or maybe been to a bar and seen how bartenders pour beer. Commonsense folks...
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worked great for one year. Customer service is a joke. Repair costs more than buying a new one. Problem is with the cheap Chinese parts. Krups should fix this.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fast shipping was able to get to drinking the night it came ,worked wonderful awesome addition to the bar !!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
On my second one which just broke. Great when they work but not worth the money if they are only going to last 18 months each. I will not be buying another one.. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Robert
When the unit was working, it was great. But forget the Krups service and customer service departments. Read morePublished 13 months ago by john r smith
If I could give this zero stars, I would! I bought three of these in 2010. One for me, one for my daughter, and one for a friend as a gift. Read morePublished on July 23, 2014 by IronmanVol
Beertender functions o.k. but tap handle was broken off in the mechanism. I rigged it so it functions .but not "like new" as advertised. Buyer beware.Published on June 17, 2014 by Brendan Feehan
love my cold heineken light on tap krups has out done themselves with this product its set up in my kitchen ,great having cold beer on tap in house save on alot of fridge spacePublished on August 9, 2013 by voltagenator