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THE SUB® is the innovative home tap from HEINEKEN® and 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.
You can buy THE SUB® in THE SUB section of our website.
THE SUB® is 45.5cm (excluding drip tray) x 23.5cm x 32.6cm. THE SUB® weighs 6.8 kg
THE SUB® plugs into the power outlet with a 90cm power cable. It’s extremely energy-efficient with a rating of A+.
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.
HE 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.
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.
All models of THE SUB® come with a drip tray. TORPS®, skimmers, and other accessories are sold separately.
No, THE SUB® Is designed specifically to hold TORPS®, which can be purchased here.
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.
THE SUB® chills to 2°C and can't be set to any other temperature.
This is perfectly normal. THE SU®B 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.
This is perfectly normal. THE SUB® is fitted with a pump to keep the TOR®P 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.
A foamy flat beer is usually due to the fact that the TORP® is not cold enough. Using a pre-chilled TORP® will speed up the cooling process to 2°C.
To pour the perfect beer, we recommend holding your glass at a 45° angle, and close to the nozzle of the SUB. Turn your glass back to a 90° angle just as your beer reaches the edge of your glass, and fill until the glass is full. It is okay for the beer to flow over just a bit, as this will ensure you get the perfect beer to foam ratio – just make sure your drip tray is underneath your glass!
Unplug THE SUB® before cleaning the inside and outside with a soft cloth. Use a damp cloth to clean the cover and a dry cloth to clean the cooling chamber. THE SUB® should never be immersed in water. Harsh cleaning agents may damage THE SUB®.
Clean the drip tray with warm, soapy water after every use.
We recommend cleaning the tap every time you load a new TORP to avoid contamination and mixing different beers.
There currently is no loyalty program for THE SUB®. We’re looking into ways to reward our loyal customers and plan to have a rewards program in place as soon as possible.In the meantime, we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on our social media channels to receive special offers, updates on new products, opportunities to receive free samples and more. You can subscribe right below in the footer of the website.If you received an insert in your SUB® package about registering your device, please contact us. It is no longer possible to register TORPS®. We apologize that the information on the quick guide that accompanies THE SUB® is not yet updated.
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.
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.
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.
For an order of 10 or more SUBS® for your business please contact: email@example.com (TORPS®, BLADE®, Beertender®, and accessories excluded).
A TORP® holds two litres of beer. This corresponds to about four 50cl pints.
The complete range of TORPS® is available in the BEERS section of our website.
TORPS® can be purchased on our website, they are not available offline. We also occasionally have deals on Amazon.
The full range of available beers and their prices are listed in the BEERS section of our website. The selection of beers we offer may vary per country, and we’ll be introducing new beer brands over time.
Besides seasonal beers, we regularly replenish our products, please subscribe to the email notification to receive an alert as soon as the product is available in our webshop again. This can be found at the bottom of the page of our website.
No, TORPS® are designed specifically for THE SUB®.
TORPS® are 11cm in diameter and 26.9cm high, and weigh 2.1kg
We guarantee good beer quality of fully sealed TORPS® for 2 months after purchasing from our website. Once you’ve opened your TORP®, the beer is guaranteed to stay fresh for 15 days, if stored in a running SUB. You can find the best-by date on the side of your TORP®.
We guarantee the quality of the beer through the end of the month noted. After this date, quality may decrease. In general, we recommend storing your TORP® in a cool and dry location, for instance the fridge. That will ensure the best beer taste and experience.
Before use, keep TORPS® in a cool, dark place. If there's room in your fridge, keep a spare TORP® chilled and ready to use. Set the fridge at the lowest temperature and put the TORP® on the lowest shelf – this is the fridge's coldest area.
DO NOT PLACE THE TORP IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT, STORE THE TORP BELOW 30 DEGREES, OR FREEZE THE TORP.
No. The TORP® should not go below zero degrees as this may damage the packaging and cause beer leakage. You will no longer be able to use the TORP once frozen.
Once in THE SUB®, cooling down a TORP® takes 10 to 16 hours (depending on starting temperature of the TORP® as well as the ambient room temperature). When your beer is chilled to the right temperature, the light on the front of THE SUB® will turn green.
To speed up the process, 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 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.
Once a TORP® has been opened, you need to keep it in THE SUB® and keep THE SUB® plugged in. This will keep the beer at the right pressure and freshness. You can take the TORP® out before it is empty, but once removed it should not be consumed.
If you notice a leak, the TORP® is no longer usable. If you have a TORP® that was leaking when you received it, please contact our Customer Care team .
Yes, over reasonable distances and as long as the transport does not incur high variations in altitude and therefore too much pressure. Nevertheless, once at your destination, it is better to let it rest a few minutes before use. As the beer may have been shaken about, you must let the foam settle back down. Please note, the TORP® is not transportable by plane, because of the significant variation in altitude and therefore pressure.
You can, in principle, still use this TORP®. It is better, once the TORP® has been straightened back up, to let it rest for about ten minutes before use.
The missing TORP® is counted as the main product, and the remaining number adds up for the rest of the bundle. For example, you may see a bundle of 8 TORPS®, but in your basket it may show a count of 7. This is because the 8th counts as the main product and is not listed as the additional TORP®. This is due to a system limitation which we are planning to resolve in the near future.
Unfortunately our current system limitations do now allow customers to choose their own TORP® bundle items. This is an option we would like to have in the future and are working on, but we cannot currently provide.
No, the TORP® is specifically designed to be used with THE SUB®. The beer inside the TORP® needs to be kept under controlled pressure, otherwise the beer will not be the quality you would expect. Piercing the TORP® is not recommended as the sudden change in pressure could cause it to rupture.
The TORPS® are sturdy, but they could leak if they freeze or are punctured. If you have a TORP® that was leaking when you received it, please contact our Customer Care team.
The TORP® is made of PET plastic, and the recommendation is to dispose of the TORP® in an appropriate plastic waste stream. Actual realisation depends on local collection systems and policies in place.
It is no longer possible to register TORPS®. We apologize that the information on the quick guide that accompanies THE SUB® is not yet updated. We’re looking into an updated way to reward our loyal customers and plan to have a new rewards program in place as soon as possible.
In the meantime, we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter and social media channels to receive special offers, updates on new products, opportunities to receive free samples and more. You can find it at the bottom of the page of our website.
Our craft beers refer to TORPS® from brands that own clear craft credentials and identity, telling a story about origin, beer taste/ingredients, brewing process, and brewer.
Yes, our Craft TORP®s are unpasteurized, which also means these TORP®s have a shorter shelf life than our regular selection.
The Craft TORP® supply chain is designed to keep the beer cold during filling, transport to our logistics hubs and during storage. It is important to cool the beer once received by the customer. During last mile delivery the beer is not actively cooled and experiences ambient temperatures. Since this is only during a limited period (maximum a few days) the beer will still be of brewery fresh quality upon delivery.
The Craft TORPS® are not shipped in the same way as the regular TORPS®. Craft TORPS® are handled via a cooled supply chain and filled in small batches. All that, together with the fact that the craft liquid is more expensive, means that the costs of the Craft TORPS® are substantially higher.
The Craft beers are unpasteurized which is the reason for the shorter shelf life. We guarantee good beer quality of fully sealed TORPS® for 21 days after purchasing from our website. Once you’ve opened your TORP®, the beer is guaranteed to stay fresh for 15 days, if stored in a running SUB. You can find the best-by date on the side of your TORP®. In general, we recommend storing your craft TORP® in a cooled fridge. That will ensure the best beer taste and experience.
The Craft TORPS® are manufactured using a slightly different process than our regular line of TORPS®, so the tube is already inserted into the TORP®.
Cold brew coffee has no CO2, therefore there is a different internal pressure than beer.
A draught keg is a 5L beer keg that can be used without any device. Kegs are pressurized and include their own tap system.
The weight of a 5L draught keg is about 6 kg.
A 5L draught keg corresponds to twenty 25cl glasses.
Yes, over reasonable distances and as long as the transport does not incur high variations in altitude and therefore too much pressure. Nevertheless, once at your destination, it is better to let it rest a few minutes before use. As the beer may have been shaken about, you must let the foam settle back down. Please note, the keg is not transportable by plane, because of the significant variation in altitude and therefore pressure.
You can, in principle, still use this keg. It is better, once the keg has been straightened back up, to let it rest for about ten minutes before use. If the handles are broken, this is not a problem since you will not have to move the keg anymore.
If you notice a leak, the keg is no longer usable. If you have a draught keg that was leaking when you received it, please contact our Customer Care team.
The use-by date is printed on the side of the keg, towards the bottom, or underneath. If the date is not on the keg, contact our Customer Care team and be sure to keep the defective keg for further investigation.
You can keep it until the end of the month indicated as the use-by date on the side of the keg.
The pierced keg can be stored for 30 days if stored at a temperature between 5 and 8 degrees. The quality of the beer may be impacted over a period of time, which will impact the taste and the amount of oxygen in the beer.
The ideal storage temperature is between 5 and 8 degrees. Like all other beer kegs, do not allow the kegs to be exposed to temperatures exceeding 30 degrees.
No, beer is not a product made to withstand temperatures below 0 degrees. DO NOT FREEZE the keg as it may explode if frozen.
Empty kegs can be thrown away with other household rubbish. However, be sure to respect the sorting criteria specific to your local authority.
You can use the keg by itself by using the mini-spout and the mini pull handle that are in the plastic shell at the top of the keg.
The cooling time is about 12 hours in your refrigerator. This time depends on the performance of your refrigerator, its size and the ambient temperature.
The best way to cool the keg is in your refrigerator. To speed up the process, set your fridge at the lowest temperature and store the TORP® on the lowest shelf (this is the coldest area).
Blade® is an 8-liter countertop draught dispenser that provides a freshly tapped beer.
Blade® is 59 x 29 x 47.1 cm (h x w x d) including drip tray, and weighs 17.6 kg (26 kg including a keg).
Blade® is not battery powered. Blade must be plugged into the wall mains with a 2 meter power cable.
When a keg is loaded in Blade®, it should stay plugged in in order to keep the TORP® perfectly chilled and ready for use. We recommend unplugging the appliance when it does not have a keg installed.
The energy consumption will be approximate 0.8 kWh per day. This is comparable to a 35 Watt lamp.
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Unplug Blade® before cleaning the inside and outside with a soft cloth. Use a damp cloth to clean the cover and a dry cloth to clean the cooling chamber. Blade® should never be immersed in water. Harsh cleaning products may damage the appliance. Clean the drip tray with warm, soapy water after every use. We recommend cleaning the tap every time you load a new keg to avoid contamination and mixing different kegs.
The Blade® appliance chills to 2 °C and cannot be set to any other temperature.
The temperature gauge uses a sensor to indicate the temperature on the exterior of the keg. The optimum drinking temperature is when the pointer of the temperature gauge is at the bottom of the scale. Note: use only pre-cooled kegs at a temperature of 3-4 ⁰C.
No, this is perfectly normal. You will hear the fan at the back of the cooling system when the appliance is cooling the keg.
No, this is perfectly normal. You will hear the air pump inside the appliance during pouring. After closing the tap, the pump will be in operation until the controlled pressure is reached. This can take a few seconds.
The Blade® user manual is delivered with the appliance. You can also download it here.
A Blade® keg holds eight litres.
A Blade® keg is an 8L beer keg, and is specially made for and can only be used with the Blade® countertop draught system.
The full range of brands available in this country is listed on our website. The selection we offer may vary depending on the country, and we will be introducing new brands over time.
Each keg measures 20.5 x 36.91 cm, and weighs 8.3 kg. The kegs are delivered in individual boxes. The box dimensions are: 20.9 x 21.5 x 38.15 cm.
The shelf life of a keg is 6 months. Once the keg is installed in Blade®, it will stay fresh for up to 30 days.
Store the keg on a cool place and pre-cool the kegs in the fridge at least 24 hours prior to use. The keg should ideally be chilled to 4 ⁰C.
No. The keg should not go below zero degrees as this may damage the packaging and cause beer leakage. You will no longer be able to use the keg once frozen. DO NOT FREEZE the keg as it may explode if frozen.
We recommend that kegs are pre-chilled in the fridge for 24 hours before use. Cooling down a keg directly in the appliance will take more than 24 hours.
If the keg is pre-chilled at 4 ⁰C, you can start serving right after placing the keg in the appliance. For best results, ensure the needle is pointing at the bottom of the temperature dial before pouring.
Once a keg is open, you have to keep it in your Blade® appliance. You can store the open keg for up to 30 days. This will keep the keg at the right pressure and freshness. You can take the keg out before it is empty, but once removed it should not be consumed.
No, the keg is specifically designed to be used with Blade®. The beer or cider inside the keg needs to be kept under controlled pressure, otherwise it will not be the quality you would expect.
No, the 8 litre keg is designed specifically for the Blade appliance.
The kegs are sturdy, but they could leak if they freeze or they are punctured. If your keg is leaking upon arrival, please contact Customer Care team.
Glasses should not go into the dish washer as this could ruin any logos printed onto the glass. We advise to rinse with hot water and soda, then rinse well with hot water
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In case your order has arrived damaged or incomplete, please contact our customer care team within 24 hours after receipt of the order. Please include a picture of the defect and your order number in the email, this way we have all the information to provide you with a suitable solution.
Please note that you will be responsible for the costs of return if you decide to return the product(s) without contacting our Customer Care team for the return instructions. The return shipment takes place at your own risk and your own cost. We advise you to save the documentation containing the tracking information of your return shipment. Please contact the carrier in case the parcel did not receive our warehouse. Any credit that becomes due as a result of your returned shipment, will be transferred within 14 days after the return shipment has been received and processed (we will transfer the amount due to the account that was used for the payment of your order).
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Krups grants a two year warranty on THE SUB®, starting from delivery date. Claim of warranty may lead to repair or replacement. You may return your unused SUB® within 30 days for a full refund (see article 11.10).
If you experience problems with your SUB® within the first two years after purchase, please contact our Customer Care team. Please include pictures of the defect, a detailed description and your order number.
In case your SUB® needs to be repaired, we will provide you with a return label and a box to ship the appliance to the repair centre. You will be contacted to set up a pick up date. Repairs on average take between 14 to 21 business days starting from the day we receive your device at our repair centre. More information about the warranty can be found in our Terms & Conditions. The Krups International Limited Guarantee can be found here.
You can find information on our product warranty under section 2.11 of the Terms & Conditions. The Krups International Limited Guarantee can be found here.
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