TRUE is one of the biggest names in commercial refrigerators. Many gas stations use their beverage coolers. They are noted for their distinctive rainbow colored striping at the top that appears to be straight out of the 70s or 80s.
Fortunately for all of us, the kegerators have a more modern design. The TDD-1 has a high-quality commercial grade stainless steel counter on the top. The outside of the unit is wrapped in a durable black vinyl coating.
TRUE uses a logical naming syntax. The 1 in the model number TDD-1 signifies that it can hold 1 half barrel (full-sized) keg. They make units that will hold up to 3 half barrel kegs. This commercial kegerator is made with some beastly materials that bring the unit weight up to 180 pounds. Given the larger dimensions of the TDD-1, it is capable of holding all full-sized kegs, including over-sized shells from Miller, Coors, and Yuengling. These over-sized kegs are a tight fit and will graze the door, but the unit will seal. This is a stellar unit for homebrewers since it is capable of holding up to 3 corny kegs.
- Interior Dimensions; 23.5″H X 19.75″W X 25″D
- Exterior Dimensions: 49″H (to top of tower) X 23.5″W X 31.25″ D
When the door is open, it swings out 21 inches.
Proven design is one of the main reasons to buy any TRUE product. The TDD-1 has been available since the 90s and remains prevalent in many bars and restaurants. It would not remain so popular if the design wasn’t rock solid.
- Parts & Labor: 3 Years
- Compressor: 5 Years
This is the longest warranty of any kegerator. TRUE isn’t going anywhere, so using the warranty is as good as gold.
- NSF approved for commercial use
- Stainless steel counter
- Sturdy safety rail
- Cold air is forced into insulated beer columns to create less foam
- Heavy-duty casters for easy mobility
- Reaches temperatures as low as 33 degrees
Important – TRUE kegerators do not ship with a C02 tank / line, regulator, beer line, or coupler. Expect to spend between $150 to $300 on these components before your kegerator is ready to start pouring cold beer. If you are using the unit in your home, a five pound C02 tank should be fine. I linked to a ten pound tank above, which is ideal for commercial applications.