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THE SUB® and THE SUB® Compact

  • What is THE SUB®?

    THE SUB® is the innovative home tap from Krups, designed by the highly acclaimed industrial designer Marc Newson. Select your favourite beers from around the globe, place the TORP®
    in THE SUB®, and enjoy delicious, freshly tapped draught beer.

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  • What are the dimensions of THE SUB®?

    THE SUB® is 45.5cm (excluding drip tray) x 23.5cm x 32.6cm. THE SUB® weighs 6.8 kg.

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  • What are dimensions of THE SUB® Compact?

    THE SUB® Compact is 45.3cm (excluding drip tray) x 19cm x 37.5cm (l x h x d) and
    weighs 4.45kg.

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  • Is THE SUB® battery powered or do you plug it in?

    THE SUB® plugs into the power outlet with a 90cm power cable. It’s extremely energy-efficient with a rating of A+.

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  • How energy efficient is THE SUB®?

    THE SUB® has an energy label of "A+". This means this is one of the most efficient appliances within the home draught system category. THE SUB® uses an average of 10 Watts in a “steady state.” This means the home temperature is 20-22°C, the TORP® is pre-chilled to 2°C, and THE SUB® is not pouring. It is comparable to an unopened refrigerator. 10 Watts is the same as a usage of 0,010 kWh per hour. THE SUB® Compact uses an average of 11 Watts in a “steady state”. On an annual basis, when THE SUB® is switched on all year, the energy consumption in the "steady state" is approximately 87.6 kWh.

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  • Should I leave THE SUB® plugged in?

    When there is a TORP® in THE SUB®, it should stay plugged in in order to keep the TORP® perfectly chilled and ready for use. We recommend unplugging THE SUB® when it doesn’t have a TORP® installed. 

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  • What is THE SUB® made of?

    THE SUB® is made of glossy plastic, and its drip tray is made of plastic.

    THE SUB® Heineken Edition is made of anodised aluminium, and its drip tray is made of anodised aluminium and silicone.

    THE SUB Compact® and its drip tray are made of plastic.

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  • What does THE SUB® come with?

    All models of THE SUB® come with a drip tray. TORPS® are sold separately.

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  • How do I know when my beer is ready to pour?

    Once your beer is chilled to the right temperature, the light on the front of THE SUB® will turn green. Tapping a beer before the TORP® is completely chilled will produce a lot of foam. We recommend waiting until the green light is on. To pre-cool your TORP®, set the fridge at the lowest temperature and put the TORP® on the lowest shelf (this is the coldest area) for 6 to 10 hours, or until the cold indicator on the TORP® turns blue.  

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  • Is it possible to regulate the temperature of THE SUB®?

    THE SUB® chills to 2–6°C and can't be set to any other temperature. 

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  • THE SUB® makes a noise while cooling the TORP® – is this a problem?

    This is perfectly normal. THE SUB® will adjust temperature to keep your beer perfectly
    chilled, so you may hear its cooling fan working! THE SUB® makes a noise level of 25DB.

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  • THE SUB® makes a noise when I pour – is this a problem?

    This is perfectly normal. THE SUB® is fitted with a pump to keep the TORP® under pressure. During use, the pump will start up automatically, generating a sound that will stop after a few seconds. THE SUB® makes a noise level of 25DB.

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  • My SUB® keeps pumping/making noise, but no beer is coming out.

    It can be that the TORP® was not inserted correctly and has not correctly activated the pressurizing mechanism. Please remove the TORP® and try inserting it again. The TORPS® containing Craft Beers (packed in black plastic) are a few millimetres smaller than our regular TORPS®, which is why we include a plastic clip with them. Please make sure that you have placed the clip on the TORP® – simply insert the tube into your TORP®, then slide the clip over the top of the neck of the TORP®. This will help the TORP® fully activate the pressurizing mechanism. You can also remove this clip once you have finished the TORP® and re-use it on your next TORP® if needed.

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  • What is the difference between THE SUB® and THE SUB Compact®?

    The differences in terms of function between our SUB® models are displayed below.
    All models are made to function with all of our TORPS®. The aesthetic differences are
    that the SUB® Compact is slightly smaller in size and is loaded from the top, THE SUB®
    is loaded from the front. In addition, the light on the SUB Compact® is not an on/off
    switch as it is on THE SUB® - it is turned off by unplugging the device.

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  • My SUB® did not come with the tube to connect my beer.

    The tube that is inserted in the tap is located in the cap of each TORP®, and should not
    be taken out of the TORP® once inserted.

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  • The light on my SUB ® is not turning green.

    Once in THE SUB®, cooling down a TORP® takes 10 to 16 hours (depending on starting temperature of the TORP®). When your beer is chilled to the right temperature, then the light on the front of THE SUB® will turn green. To speed up the process, ensure your TORP® is fully chilled before inserting it into the SUB®. Set your fridge at the lowest temperature and store the TORP® on the lowest shelf (this is the coldest area) for 6 to 10 hours, or until the cold indicator on the TORP® turns dark blue.

    The temperature of the TORP® depends on the temperature in the fridge and the time the TORP® has been in the appliance. If the temperature of the room is above 30 °C and the TORP® has not been pre-chilled, it can happen that the light does not turn green. The temperature of the beer, in this case, is within 2 – 6 °C and still cooling. As long as the TORP® has been in THE SUB® for a couple of hours, it is not a problem that the light is still red.

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  • I lost my SUB® user manual. Where can I find it?

    The SUB® user manual is delivered with the appliance. You can also download it here. You can also download The SUB® Compact user manual here.

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