EdgeStar Kegerator KC2000 Review

The top-selling kegerator from Edgestar is the Edgestar KC2000. It is an entry-level kegerator that will suit the needs of most people who are looking for a full-size kegerator for homebrew or commercial beer dispensing. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money to get a more robust system, then this one might be your winner. At just over $400 – $500, the Edgestar KC2000 is a fantastic deal.

The Edgestar dual-tap KC2000 was my first kegerator purchase. It’s sleek looking and slim, so it fit well in our living room without looking out of place or clunky. In fact, it was hard to notice it was even there, so you don’t need to worry about it standing out like a sore thumb in your house. The best part about this kegerator is that its reliable and has commercial grade NSF-approved air and beer lines that have met strict standards for food and public health safety.

Is the Edgestar kegerator not cold enough?

One of the main concerns with a kegerator is whether it can reach a low enough temperature, and you don’t have to worry about that with the KC2000. It can reach temperatures in the low 30s to 50s, so it can be changed for the type of beer currently on tap. The Edgestar kegerator thermostat adjustment process is easy. I don’t know about you, but I prefer my beer to be served at the proper temperature. Edgestar claims that this is the coldest kegerator on the market.

Keep in mind that this kegerator is meant for indoor use only and may not function properly if stored or used outside, or in especially humid, cold or hot environments. If the kegerator isn’t getting cold enough, according to your temperature gauge, Edgestar support will provide instruction on how to fix that issue.

External Dimensions (w/ draft tower): 48 1/2″ H x 20 1/10″ W x 24 13/16″ D

Included components of the Edgestar kegerator

  • domestic “D” coupler for use with regular commercial kegs
  • CO2 regulator with easy-to-read pressure gauge
  • new (but empty) 5lb. aluminum CO2 tank
  • stainless steel draft tower with faucet
  • beer and gas lines
  • a two-piece drip tray and metal safety rail
  • generic black plastic tap handle
  • The unit has castors and a protective metal floor plate for durability.
  • external CO2 tank mount
  • two internal racks (for use as a refrigerator)

The only thing you’ll really need to purchase as an add on to this kit is the coupler for using homebrew kegs (if you’ll be doing that). There is a video and other installation information available on the Edgestar homepage that will help you with the setup and installation.

Edgestar KC2000 keg configurations

One of the things you should definitely consider when buying a kegerator is the configuration of kegs that you will be using. The Edgestar KC2000 does support the use of half kegs of Coors and Miller, or any keg that has rubber around the keg, making it too wide for this kegerator.

  • Full Size Keg, 1/2 Barrel
  • Pony Keg, 1/4 Barrel
  • Slim-Pony Keg, 1/4 Barrel
  • Up to two 1/6 Barrel kegs
  • Up to two Cornelius homebrew kegs

The KC2000 comes in a range of options: a single tap with black or stainless-steel finish (KC2000SS), a dual tap with black (KC2000TWIN) or stainless-steel finish (KC2000SSTWIN) and a triple tap. Some version even include a digital thermometer, though the basic KC2000 does not.

PROS CONS
  • Easy assembly and use
  • Once adjusted properly, CO2 and temperature stay consistent
  • Lots of included accessories means good value for money
  • Does not support the use of oversized-rubber ¼ barrel kegs and beveled-wall ¼ barrel kegs.
  • Adjustment of the thermostat to reach the desired temperature is necessary.

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