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Old 12-05-2007, 03:35 PM   #1
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Hey folks: I am looking for a mini for the kegs. I've read a lot here about the compact Sanyos.
1) What about some of the other brands? Are either Absocold or Haier any good?
2)What size is best?
3) Do they all come w/ a freezer? (seems a waste) Or do you diconect it? remove it?
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:38 PM   #2
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All of the mini's that get converted to kegerators have no freezer in them. If you get a unit with a freezer you'll have to remove it in order to fit cornies in it. Removing the freezer becomes problematic when dealing with freon lines.

I have a Sanyo 4912M, but I know that some others have converted Haier units and another one that I can't think of at the moment.
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:59 PM   #3
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I've not seen a Haier unit without a freezer, if anyone has a link please share.

The most common models are the Sanyo 4912 and the Kenmore Elite 4.9. Unfortunately the Kenmore has been discontinued, but they occasionally show up at Sears liquidation/warehouse sales or ebay/craigslist. As I'm aware they have the exact same dimensions and I can vouch that both are capable of holding two 5g cornies sided by side, or two 5g cornies and 1 3g corney with some creativity.

Both models are freezerless, this is a clear advantage. Converting a mini with a freezer is possible (I've done a few) but they are a PITA.
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