5 Sizes of EdgeStar Kegerators: Will One Be Right for You?

EdgeStar KC2000 kegerator
EdgeStar KC2000 kegerator

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EdgeStar kegerators are some of the nicest ones made for dispensing your brews. One of the best things about them is that they come in several sizes.

In this review, I’ll give you an overview of 5 different sizes of kegerators by EdgeStar. Hopefully you’ll find one to your liking.

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What Are the Differences among These EdgeStar Kegerators?

When you have several objects that are similar, it’s good to place them side by side to see how they compare. That’s what I’ve done for you in the tables below.

These tables only include the major differences among the 5 basic EdgeStar models we’re looking at in this review. There are a few more differences I’ll discuss later, along with the features that are the same for all of these kegerators.

Model KC1000 KC1500 KC2000 KC3000 KC7000
Capacity 1 Sixth / 1 Cornelius 1 Sixth / 1 Cornelius / 1 Slim Quarter Up to Half Shell Sankey Standard* 1 Sixth / 1 Quarter / 1 Half 3 Sixth / 3 Cornelius / Oversized
Bulb LED LED none none LED
Dimensions HxWxD (in.) 32 11/16 x 17 ½ x 20 ⅛ 34 ⅛ x 15 x 24 48 ½ x 20.1 x 24 13/16 33 ½ x 23 ⅝ x 23 ⅜ 34 ⅜ x 23 13/16 x 25 ⅜
Door Lock? Yes Yes No No Yes
Installation Free Standing Built-in / Free Standing Free Standing Free Standing Built-in / Free Standing
Leveling Legs? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Reversible Door? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Casters? No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Control Type Digital Electronic n/a Digital Digital

*Does not support Coors or Miller rubberized or other oversized

Model KC1000 KC1500 KC2000 KC3000 KC7000
Defrost Manual Automatic Manual Automatic Automatic
Parts Warranty 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year**
Labor Warranty 90 days 90 days 1 year 90 days 1 year***
NSF Approved? Yes n/a Yes Yes Yes
Nominal Dimensions HxWxD (in.) 33 x 18 x 21 35 x 15 x 24 49 x 21 x 25 34 x 24 x 24 35 x 24 x 26
Weight (lbs.) 63.8 84 8.16 79.4 115
UL Listed? n/a Yes Yes n/a n/a
Watts 105 120 105 105 120
Temperature Range (degree F.) 32 to ? 32 to 60 Low 30s to mid 40s 32 to 50 32 to 60

**In-Home
***Limited

Since you are already checking out kegerators, you are probably familiar with the different keg sizes. But in case you’re not, there is another excellent table here at Kegerator.com that will show you the differences. It also gives you the nicknames by which these kegs are often referred to and which you may know them better as.

What’s the Same about All These Kegerators?

There are several negative features across this EdgeStar line of kegerators. When I say “negative”, I don’t mean that these are necessarily bad things that should turn you away from a particular model. It’s just that none of these kegerators have these features.

That said, if not having one of these features is a deal breaker for you, then you will have to look elsewhere for a model that does have it.

You cannot install custom panels on the door of these models. You are stuck with the “modern” style you get out of the box.

There is no door alarm telling you that someone has left the door ajar. This probably won’t be a big deal because all but the KC3000 have leveling feet which you should be able to adjust so the door always closes by itself.

These models are not approved for commercial or outdoor use. They are for your personal use inside your house (or perhaps your garage).

They are not Energy Star compliant, so they might use a bit more electricity than some models.

Each has just 1 draft tower and 1 tap. EdgeStar does make other units with more, but those are the topic for another review.

Probably all of these kegerators are NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) approved. I could not find information stating that the KC1500 was approved, but since all the others are, I don’t see why EdgeStar wouldn’t have gotten the same certification for that model.

They all comply with Prop 65, so they are okay to use in California.

EdgeStar KC1000 Kegerator

The KC1000 is the smallest in this line. If you don’t intend to use your kegerator very much, this is probably the one for you.

You can cool the contents down to 32 degrees. I couldn’t find the upper range of its cooling capabilities.

EdgeStar KC1000
EdgeStar KC1000

What You Get with the KC1000

  • One 2.5” stainless steel beer tower with stainless steel faucet
  • One 2.5 pound CO2 tank (empty)
  • One single gauge regulator
  • One stainless steel D coupler
  • One 5 foot 3/16 inch ID beer line
  • One 5/16 inch ID gas line

See a full review here.

EdgeStar KC1500 Kegerator

The KC1500 has a “reinforced stainless steel floor designed to support the weight of heavy kegs”, according to EdgeStar.

EdgeStar also notes that this model is not ADA compliant. It also has no child lock. (I don’t know that any of these models are compliant or have such a lock.)

I have the feeling that EdgeStar mentions these things in reference to the KC1500 because they didn’t have much else to say about it. One feature noted in the table above is that you can install the KC1500 as a built-in kegerator. The only other model noted to have this ability is the large KC7000.

EdgeStar KC1500
EdgeStar KC1500

It’s a decent little kegerator, if it fits with your style and needs. Unfortunately, EdgeStar did not provide a list of what is included with this model as they do with all the others.

EdgeStar KC2000 Kegerator

In the middle of the pack is the KC2000. It’s the first in this line that can support a half barrel. It’s over a foot taller than all the rest and is one of two models that you cannot lock.

EdgeStar KC2000
EdgeStar KC2000

What You Get with the KC2000

  • One stainless steel column draft tower
  • One domestic D system Sankey coupler
  • One 5 foot length of 3/16 inch ID beer line
  • One 5 lbs. aluminum CO2 tank (empty)
  • One spanner faucet wrench
  • One chrome plated brass faucet
  • One single gauge regulator
  • One 5 ft. length of 5/16 in. ID vinyl air line
  • One drip tray
  • One black tap handle

See more details about this popular model in this full review.

EdgeStar KC3000 Kegerator

The KC3000 has a couple of features not specifically mentioned for any other model. It has a guard rail on top and 2 wire shelves inside.

That said, you can see from the pictures that other models (all except the KC1000) have the guard rail and the larger models all seem to have slots where shelves could slide in and out. So I’m not sure why EdgeStar only mentions these things in reference to the KC3000.

EdgeStar KC3000
EdgeStar KC3000

What You Get with the KC3000

The items in the list below are exactly the same as those given for the KC2000 above.

  • One stainless steel column draft tower
  • One domestic D system Sankey coupler
  • One 5 foot length of 3/16 inch ID beer line
  • One 5 lbs. aluminum CO2 tank (empty)
  • One spanner faucet wrench
  • One chrome plated brass faucet
  • One single gauge regulator
  • One 5 ft. length of 5/16 in. ID vinyl air line
  • One drip tray
  • One black tap handle

Find more details in this full KC3000 review.

EdgeStar KC7000 Kegerator

Here is the largest model in this EdgeStar line. It’s one of two you can install as a built-in model.

“Since this unit vents from the front, it can be installed under counter, flush with your cabinetry, for a seamless look in your kitchen or bar area.”

EdgeStar KC7000
EdgeStar KC7000

What You Get with the KC7000

While most of the items in this list are the same as those in the above lists, if you look closely, you’ll see a few differences which are intended to be upgrades.

Note that, even though you get a “commercial grade” regulator, this unit is not approved for commercial use.

  • One stainless steel column draft tower
  • One domestic D system Sankey coupler
  • One 5 foot length of 3/16 inch ID beer line
  • One 5 lbs. aluminum CO2 tank (empty)
  • One spanner faucet wrench
  • One 304 stainless steel faucet
  • One commercial grade dual-gauge regulator
  • One 5 ft. length of 5/16 in. ID vinyl air line
  • One stainless steel drip tray
  • One black tap handle

Conclusion about the EdgeStar Kegerators

The EdgeStar kegerators are both popular and highly rated. About the KC2000, here is what one owner has to say.

“Seriously awesome. Easy to put together although I did watch the youtube video because the CO2 stuff a bit confusing. Took a bit to get the PSI right but once it I set it to 14 and gave it a few minutes it was pouring solid brews and not a bunch of foam.”

A KC1500 owner offers this advice.

“It took about 10 minutes to put this together. Word of advice, after connecting the keg and CO2, let it sit for a few hours. The first few pours will be foamy but it will subside as [the] beer settles and the CO2 regulates.”

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