Igloo FRB200 6 Cubic Ft Kegerator $358 At Home Depot

I previously posted about the FRB200 when it was on sale for $389 from Walmart. This deal from Home Depot is $30 cheaper and offer the same free site to store shipping. Home Depot originally charged $398 dollars for this unit. The deal is good until April 29th, 2015.

Igloo isn’t a top of the line brand, but it gets the job done for most people at a darn cheap price. Even after tax, you are looking at spending less than $400 shipped on a full-sized stainless steel kegerator.

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Igloo FRB200 Kegerator Features

  • 6 cubic foot capacity
  • Stainless steel finish
  • Easy to clean drip tray
  • Safety rail to keep glasses from falling off edge
  • Full 1 year warranty
  • Large enough to fit all full-sized kegs, including over-sized kegs from Miller and Coors
  • 4 casters included for easy movement
  • Includes 2.5 pound CO2 tank
  • Adjustable thermostat

Advantages of Buying from Home Depot

Home Depot is quickly becoming the market leader in low-cost kegerators. Walmart long held this title, but Walmart seems to have many more issues with their supply chain. This statement might boggle the mind of the casual observer, but I assure you it is true. My favorite aspect of buying a kegerator from a big box store is free site to store shipping. Not only does this save $100 in shipping costs. It allows you to fully inspect the unit before taking it out of the store. Heck, I’m pretty sure the folks at Home Depot would even let you plug it in. Home Depot also allows returns for up to 90 days. Returning a kegerator to an online store can be an expensive headache. If they label the purchase buyers remorse, you are likely going to have to pay both a 15% restocking fee and return shipping of over $100. God help you if you happened to throw out the box. That can add another $70. It isn’t uncommon to forfeit almost half the original purchase price for trying to return a bad purchase. This can leave a real sting to men of normal budgets.

FRB200 Dimensions

  • Width – 27.5 inches
  • Depth – 27 inches
  • Width – 21 inches
  • Height – 34.5 inches (without tower)
  • Weight – 88 pounds

Appearance

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In my humble opinion, the Igloo FRB200 is a great looking kegerator for the price. Sure, it has the cheaper door only stainless steel. It also has the cheaper drip tray that is merely a piece of plastic that can hold a few drops of beer. The reality is there are plenty of kegerators that cost twice as much with the exact same features. This a great unit to put in your game room to drink cold beer on game day at an affordable price. I personally like the appearance of the black tower. The chrome ones are nice too, but the contrast of the black tower against the stainless steel door is particularly nice.

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Comparable Units

If you aren’t sold on the merits of the FRB200, I recommend taking a look at our cheap kegerator review page. It has quite a few other options at an affordable price. Danby kegerators aren’t usually as cheap as the FRB200, but they are still a great bargain. I like that Danby units offer a large capacity, 5lb CO2 tank, and automatic defrost for less than $500.

Cheap Igloo FRB200 Kegerator

Igloo, the cooler company, manufactures some of the cheapest kegerators on the market. Walmart currently has the Igloo FRB200 6.1 cubic foot, stainless steel kegerator on sale for $389 with free shipping. I am kind of a son of a bitch for posting this because this is really only a discount of ten bucks off the normal price.

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The point here though is that a decent size stainless steel kegerator can be shipped to your door for less than $400. It is even from a brand that a few people have heard of (not that this means much).

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Is the Igloo FRB200 a Good Kegerator?

This kegerator is a heck of a bargain, but I wouldn’t go as far to say it is a good unit. Since it is dirt cheap, many of the parts will look and feel cheap. This includes the flimsy top railing and worthless plastic drip tray. One of the biggest cheap outs on this unit is the 2.5 pound CO2 tank. 2.5 pound CO2 tanks are the bane of my existence because they are pain to fill and cost roughly the same amount as better 5 pound tanks.

That said, if you are in college or broke, you will love the Igloo FRB200. It’s actually a quite spacious machine for the price. It also includes a manufacturers 1 year warranty. I honestly feel more comfortable with a warranty from Igloo than I do with many of the smaller kegerator brands.

Reviews

This model has a 3.5 star rating with 33 reviews currently on Walmart.

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About 1/3 of the bad reviews complain about receiving a dented or damaged unit in shipping. This is a huge problem in general with ordering a big appliance off the Internet. Fortunately, you are safe if you are ordering from Walmart. Associates don’t even look in the box 90% of the time I bring an item back to them. If you have the time and the ability to move such a large product, you might opt for ship to store. It is more likely to arrive in good shape and you can inspect it before ever leaving.

Are There Cheaper Kegerators?

The KRS-2100 by Nostalgia Electrics has gone on sale for $299 a few times during the Christmas season. It is not a good kegerator though unless you don’t mind making some modifications. Walmart also has a different Igloo model for $349. It is a kind of odd design though that makes me a little wary when combined with the fact that it has 0 reviews. Here is what that model looks like:

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