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Summit SBC490

24" Freestanding Full Keg Beer Dispenser with Automatic Defrost, Covertible to Refrigerator, Included Shelves and Tap System Kit Included


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SUMMIT Appliance has been a leader in specialty refrigeration and major appliances since 1969. They serve a number of market segments in household, commercial, medical, scientific and professional refrigerators, freezers, ranges and other unique appliances.

SUMMIT beer dispensers are the quality leaders. While the market has been flooded with imitators, SUMMIT is the only company that can offer a choice of freestanding or built-in units, and models for homes as well as models that meet commercial standards. They can also offer a wide variety of finishes, including a rugged 18 gauge stainless steel top option. And all SUMMIT beer coolers are full sized, to accommodate any size keg available.
Energy Info
This refrigerator uses 418 kWh/yr and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $46.36.

Your operating costs will depend on your utility rates and use. The estimated operating costs is based on a 2011 national average electricity cost of $0.1109 cents per kWh. For more information, visit
Capacity: Full Keg
Body Color: Black
Door Color: Black
Door Swing: Right Hand
Lock Type: None
Defrost Type: Automatic
Converts to Refrigerator: Yes
Shelves: Included
Bottom Tray: Stainless Steel
Adjustable Thermostat: Yes
U.L Approved: Yes
Energy Efficient: Yes
100% CFC Free: Yes
U.L Approved for Outdoor Use: No
Dimensions and Weights
Width: 23 3/4"
Depth: 24"
Height: 34 1/2"
Shipping Weight: 150 Lbs.
  • U.L. Listed
  • Black door and black leather-like top
  • Accepts half; quarter; or mini kegs
  • Automatic defrost
  • Converts to a refrigerator with shelves included
  • Stainless steel bottom tray
  • Adjustable thermostat
  • 100% CFC Free
  • Energy efficient design
  • 115 Volts; 60 cycle; 3 prong plug
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Product Reviews
Rated 1 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Summit SBC490 – Same as Haier HBF05EBSS but more m Summit SBC490 – Same as Haier HBF05EBSS but more money I decided to replace the Haier HBF05EBSS a beer dispenser that was included in a recent home purchase. Unfortunately, in my haste to defrost the “self- defrosting” unit that was caked with ice, I rupture the coolant line. I decided to not fix the unit and instead upgrade to a better quality unit. After a fair amount of research, it appeared as though the Summit brand was an improvement in quality over the Haier. I elected to go with the SBC490 which was a full size unit with the self-defrosting option, costing almost $300 more than a new Haier. To say that I was totally disappointed with the Summit would be an understatement. The product arrived in a pristine box with no dents or dings. However, upon opening, the trim to the countertop was grossly damaged and was obviously known to whoever packaged the unit. I was able to do a make-shift repair to the trim and was satisfied that the damaged area would not be seen as it was going under a bar. Upon investigating the unit more thoroughly to check for any other damage or missing parts, I realized that my new Summit SBC490 was the EXACT same unit as the Haier HBF05EBSS with only a different name badge. I was so annoyed that I just paid $300 more for the same product I was replacing, but did not want to wait yet another 2 weeks to purchase a replacement. I also realized that in addition to the damaged trim, a leg was missing as well as the bracket that holds the CO2 tank. As I still owned the exact same unit, I was able to salvage the leg, but elected to order the CO2 bracket. When I went to install the CO2 bracket, the pre-drilled holes were not even threaded to accommodate the screws that were included with the unit. Another disturbing item was the customer service I received from Summit. I realized that my previous Haier had a left side door swing which was needed in the confined space where the unit was to be placed. The Summit came with a right side door swing which would not work for me as I would never be able to open the door wide enough to get a keg in. I contacted Summit to see how to change the door swing as it appeared the changeover could be done. I was told by a Summit customer service representative, who seemed annoyed at the mere question, that the door could not be changed, period. When I tried to explain that their unit was the same as the Haier unit, having an adjustable door swing and tried to ask further questions, the Summit representative became even more annoyed and was anxious to get off the phone to do other more important customer service “stuff”. I ultimately figured out how to change the door swing, by using the Haier unit as an example. This is something Summit should provide. I just had to defrost the ice buildup this weekend after only a month of being in operation. Moral of the story…. Don’t buy a Summit SBC490 as you are merely getting a lessor quality Haier. 12/30/13
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  • Type : Freestanding
  • Door Color : Black
  • Cabinet Color : Black
  • Hinge Side : Right
  • Field Reversible Door : No
  • Accepts Custom Panels : No


  • Width : 23 3/4"
  • Depth : 24"
  • Height : 34 1/2"
  • Accepted Keg Sizes : Full

Technical Details

  • Approved for Outdoor Use : No
  • Accepts Sanke Tap : Yes
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 115 Volts
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