Do you have the keg equipment and picnic taps yet? If you do, I would try the Vassani for two weeks and see how it works. Honestly, all the Chinese fridges look the same including the EdgeStar kegerator I just purchased. We bottled our last 30 batches over the years but decided to start kegging to keep up with our neighbors! So this month we made 15 gals and kegged instead. Much easier. We have a Belgium and IPA on tap with an English Brown under pressure waiting for Drinking. We need a forth keg to keep the beer flowing.
I purchased the EdgeStar kegerator with the kegs, dual Perlik faucet SS tower (they pour better and stay cleaner), SS door (see living direct for picture), Taprite Dual body regulator (can set two separate pressures), added a third gas line for external keg maintenance/pressurization, 12X5 SS drip tray (the small plastic one does not fit under dual taps), additional clamps and clamping tool. The SS tower from Kegconnection.com is an upgrade for the same price as the Chrome plated one from Living Direct (who does not support home brew). I also have one picnic tap for maintenance.
I drilled an extra hole in the back above the original for the second gas line and used a spare part from the first shipping damaged kegerator.
In addition I purchased a 12v squirrel cage blower and 12v power supply and built a 12v voltage regulator from an LM317 adjustable regulator to slow down the fan that worked too well (faucets dripping with condensation) and was a bit noisy (http://www.rigacci.org/docs/biblio/o...rial-full.html
).I carefully soldered (not too much heat) the LM317 to the back of the potentiometer to act as a built in heatsink.
I used 1/8” foil backed adhesive insulation (Frost King from Lowes) to line the inside of the tower with two layers to keep it from sweating. Only a very small area around the back of the faucets is exposed. I should measure the voltage and recommend just purchasing the low voltage power supply to save the $10 regulator expense and wasted electricity (heat from the linear voltage regulator).
Works perfectly and it’s quite. Maybe a ¼” of head or less on the first and every pour. The IP and Belgium are set to slightly different pressures. Temperature is too cold at 50% setting.
For a significant cost difference I would try the Vassani if you don’t mind the picnic taps. That was my original cheap goal. I just have a hard time not going over board.
Ben at kegconnection.com was very helpful. If you go that route tell him hello from me.