Summary: I bought mine back in 2004 and it is still going strong. The only issue I had was when I (stupidly) tried to chip some ice off the back and popped a hole in the evaporator coil. I had it replaced and the refrigerant recharged and it is still running strong. I preferred this kegerator because the CO2 cylinder is stored inside the kegerator and out of sight.
Summary: After searching a lot of different models of kegerators out there, I finally settled on this unit. Although the reviews were not great it had the best features for the price out there. The temperature problem seems to have been resolved, and I did get everything that was suppose to come with the unit. (most people complained about a missing washer.
Summary: I've had the unit for about a year, gone through about 10 kegs and have only had to fill the CO2 tank once (initial fill-up). It works great, though the drip try is impossible to empty without spilling if it fills up. Luckily, I've had to deal with Haier only once. The following is my adventure dealing with their Customer Service Department (each date represents a different day I called Haier): 5/24 - order shipped 6/1 - order delivered, did not receive parts including:...
Summary: I've had this unit for about six months and I'm quite happy with. You have to play around a bit to get the temperature and pressure right. Once they are set right though, you can switch out a keg without having to go through the whole routine every time. Flushing the lines is no better or worse that with other kegerators. I like the unit because I can serve great draft beer at a slightly lower cost per glass than cans and bottles.
Summary: Let me start by saying that the negative reviews of this product seem to be due to the missing C02 washer and the temperature regulation. First, when you go and get the CO2 tank filled for the first time, they give you a washer. So they don't even really need to include it in the box. Any place that fills C02 tanks will give you a washer for free. Second, what is the problem with 40 degree beer?
Summary: This is an entry level kegerator at best. The evaporator on this unit is limited to the back of the interior cabinet so it's difficult to maintain optimum beer temperatures, plus the so called "Automatic Defrosting" feature is basically turning the compressor off so the unit warms to the point the ice melts..., hardly automatic.
Summary: After some research and a number of conversations with a friend, I opted to purchase this product. I have to say, it's awesome! The beer stays cold and is readily available; probably too available. :) My ONLY complaint is that the fridge has a few scuff marks on it that appear to be the result of the packaging process (not the shipping). But after a little assembly and a couple of beers, those scuff marks weren't much of an issue.
Summary: I've owned this product just over a year and should have returned it in the beginning. The fridge stopped working completely today and I lost almost a full keg. The temperature has never been cold enough and there has always been ice build up on the back panel that never defrosts. Lastly, their customer service department is rude and could care less!! Those researching for a keg fridge do yourself a favor and avoid Haier's Beer Dispenser BrewMaster.