The Versonel Smart+ SPP155BDSS is a rising star in the kegerator world. It offers a sleek appearance at an affordable price. If you are considering buying this kegerator, you should realize this a low-end model. As with most low-end kegerators, some of the parts are going to seem flimsy, like the top railing and drip tray. Cheaper kegerators also tend to have more issues with the regulator and there are more complaints about the compressor not cooling the unit well enough.
The Smart+ SPP155BDSS is a great looking kegerator for such a cheap model. It has a stainless steel package. In this case, that basically means the front door has a stainless layer. All the other sides of this machine are black. Some of the features, like the drip tray, top railing, and casters will look and feel cheap on this model.
This unit will fit most full-sized half barrel kegs. The actual refrigerator is 6 cubic feet. You might run into an issue with some over-sized kegs because the default configuration is to store the C02 tank inside. If you are moderately handy, you can change the configuration to the store the C02 tank on the outside if you need the extra room.
External measurements: 47.3 inches tall, 21.3 inches wide, 25.3 inches deep.
Weighs: 88 pounds
Size: 6 cubic feet
Assembling a kegerator is a pain the butt for most people. You can download the full instruction manual here. You can download the quick installation guide here. Be forewarned, this quickly installation guide is so scant, it will be worthless for most people. The full instruction manual isn’t bad though. If it is your first time assembling a kegerator, you want to set aside 2 – 3 hours to complete the job. The trickiest part is making sure all your hoses are 100% secure. Leaks are never fun. I always advise making sure you turn off your C02 tank when the unit is not in use.
A 1 year manufacturers warranty is provided.
Email support is available at firstname.lastname@example.org. The phone number is: 877-977-SMART(7627)
This company goes by either the name Versonel or Smart+. It is the standard middle man that sends buyers to China to find products to badge as their own. Think of it as like Kitchenaid with no brand recognition. With these companies, the quality is completely dependent on how well the buyers are at sourcing products. The reviews on Amazon for their entire product mix are all over 3.5. If you are interested in seeing the product mix on Amazon, click here.
Reviews are good for this model on both Best Buy and Amazon. It has a 3.5 rating with 58 reviews on Amazon.
The current best price for this kegerator is through the marketplace on Best Buy. It is $499.99 with free shipping. The cheapest price on Amazon is about $50 more after shipping from a different merchant. Amazon also directly stocks this model, but they are out of stock at the moment.
The Smart+ is an attractive kegerator for the price. It will fit the needs of most users, but it isn’t a show piece for a nice home bar or mancave. It is a basic kegerator that will get the job done at an affordable price. Some of the components, like the drip tray and top railing, will look and feel cheap (because they are). Most reliability issues should be mitigated by the fact that the unit comes with a 1 year warranty. A warranty of that length is always a nice touch for a cheaper kegerator. Overall, I recommend this unit for those who are on a budget and need to store large amounts of cold beer