Aobosi makes many different models of wine coolers which might make choosing the right one difficult. That’s why we are here and today we will help you to choose the best one for your needs!
#1 Aobosi JC-85B Wine Cooler
Out of all Aobosi wine coolers JC-85B seems to offer best value for money. It’s not tremendously expensive (and wine coolers can get very expensive!) yet works great, has all the features you need to keep your wine in pristine condition, looks good and can hold up to 28 bottles of wine which is enough for most consumers.
Claimed 28 bottle capacity is only partially true. If you have exclusively standard sized Bordeaux bottles then yes, you will be able to fit 28 of them inside, however bigger bottles (and this often the case with more expensive wine) will reduce total capacity.
Aobosi JC-85B is a dual zone wine cooler which is a good thing if you own multiple types of wine as they are best to enjoyed at different temperatures. Temperature in upper zone can be adjusted from 41°F to 54°F and in the lower zone from 54°F to 68°F.
Aobosi JC-85B wine cooler works very well. Temperatures are accurate and seem to be constant according to thermometer. It operates relatively quietly too but you can still hear it in silence.
Aobosi YC-100B is equipped with 2 LCD displays (one for each temperature zone) and 6 buttons:
- “Power” Button: Hold for 3 seconds to turn wine cooler on or off.
- “°C/°F” Button: Press to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales.
- “Temperature scale” Button: Must be pressed before temperature adjustments to select temperature zone. 5 seconds after pressing it shows the measured chamber temperature.
- “+” Button: Press to increase temperature in 1 degree increments.
- “-” Button:Press to decrease temperature in 1 degree increments.
- “Light” Button: Press to turn chamber lights on or off.
Aobosi JC-85B wine cooler features double tempered glass door that protects your wine from UV rays and carbon filter for optimal air quality to keep your wine in pristine condition. Carbon filter should be replaced every 12 months. Door is lockable.
Estimated energy consumption
Aobosi JC-85B estimated yearly electricity use is 146 kWh (EnergyGuide) which equals to 0.4 kWh a day.
Aobosi JC-85B wine cooler measures 14.96 inches wide by 22.95 inches deep by 34.2 inches tall (380 mm x 578 mm x 870 mm). Recommended built-in dimensions are >15.3” by >23.1” by >34.6” (390+ mm x 588+ mm x 880+ mm)
Aobosi JC-85B offers the best compromise between quality, capacity, features and price. For most consumers this will be the best unit to choose from all Aobosi wine coolers.
#2 Aobosi JC-145B Wine Cooler
Aobosi JC-145B is a slightly larger version of JC-85B in case latter on can’t hold enough bottles for you. It can hold up to 46 bottles but again how many you can actually fit depends on size of the bottles.
Just like JC-85B the Aobosi JC-145B too is a dual-zone wine cooler. The upper zone features 2 beech wood shelves with temperature adjustable from 41°F to 54°F (5°C to 12°C). Lower zone features 4 shelves and allows you to select temperatures ranging from 54°F to 68°F (12°C to 20°C).
Temperature control seems to be accurate and constant however there are some consumer reports about ice build-up overtime. Might not happen to every unit (and might be caused by incorrect use) but there’s a possibility you will have to manually defrost it once in a while.
Aobosi JC-85B has 2 LCD display and 6 buttons. Since it’s a larger version of Aobosi JC-85B control panel is and works exactly the same.
Aobosi JC-145B wine cooler has lock screen function to prevent accidental tampering around the settings. After 3 minutes of inactivity control panel will be locked. To unlock it you have to hold “+’’ and ‘’-’’ buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.
Aobosi JC-145B has memory feature so in a case of power outage it will go back into previously set settings once power is back on. Door is lockable.
Estimated energy consumption
Aobosi YC-100B consumes estimated 180 kWh a year (EnergyGuide) which equals to about 0.49 kWh a day.
Aobosi JC-145B measures 23.43 inches wide by 22.95 inches deep by 24.2 inches tall. Recommended built-in dimensions are 23.8+ inches wide, 23.1+ inches deep and 34.6+ inches high.
Aobosi JC-145B is a good choice for those who will find JC-85B too small. It works well and keeps your wine at desired temperatures just fine.
#3 Aobosi YC-100B Wine Cooler
Aobosi YC-100B wine cooler can hold up to 30 bottles of wine according to manufacturer but by now you probably have noticed the trend – how many bottles you can fit inside depends on size of the bottles. You can easily fit 28 standard sized Bordeaux bottles inside but getting 30 of them inside is a bit difficult. If you have larger bottles then it won’t be able to hold as many.
Aobosi YC-100B is a dual zone wine cooler which is great if you have different types of wines which are best to enjoyed at different temperatures. For upper zone you can select temperature ranging from 41°F to 55.4°F (5°C to 13°C) whereas in lower zone – from 55.4°F to 64.4°F (13°C to 18°C).
Temperature control is accurate but isn’t always consistent. Temperature inside the chamber can fluctuate, sometimes by up to 4 degrees, however wine temperatures seem to stay constant which is what really matters.
Aobosi YC-100B doesn’t operate completely noiseless but it’s rather quiet.
At first glance control panel of Aobosi YC-100B seems to be very similar to the two models above it but there are some subtle differences. All of them have have 2 LCD displays and 6 buttons but the functionality of YC-100B slightly differs. Here is a short description of the buttons and how they work:
- “Light bulbs” button: Press to turn interior LED lighting on or off. After you turn it on it will automatically turn off after 10 minutes to save energy. If you want LED lighting to stay on indefinitely you have to hold the button until you hear 2 beeps.
- ‘’°F/°C’’ button: Press to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales.
- ‘’Zone’’ button: Press to switch between temperature zone.
- ‘’+’’ button: Press to increase temperature in selected temperature zone in 1 degree increments.
- ‘’-’’ button: Press to decrease temperature in selected temperature zone in 1 degree increments.
- ‘’Power’’ button: Press to turn wine cooler on or off.
Aobosi YC-100B has double-layer tempered glass door for UV protection and carbon filter for optimal air quality to keep your wine in pristine condition. Door is lockable. Inside the chamber you will find very nice beech wood shelves that roll out smoothly.
Aobosi YC-100B wine cooler has front vent so it can be used for built-in application if you desire so.
Aobosi YC-100B consumes estimated 120 kWh a year (EnergyGuide) which equals to less than 0.33 kWh a day. It’s one of the most energy efficient wine coolers out there.
Aobosi YC-100B wine cooler measures 380 millimeters wide by 580 millimeters deep by 845 millimeters tall (14.96 inches by 22.83 inches by 33.26 inches). Recommended built-in dimensions are as follows: 385 mm wide, 585 mm deep and 855 mm high.
Even though Aobosi YC-100B seemingly keeps your wine at constant temperature however the temperature in chamber isn’t as constant as it’s with the other two models. Consumer reports also indicate it’s a bit less reliable for long-term use.
#4 Aobosi YC120-2D Wine Cooler
Aobosi YC120-2D is a dual zone beverage/wine cooler with left zone designed for cans and right one for wine bottles. Left zone holds up to 57 cans and allows you to select temperature from 35°F to 50°F. Right zone holds up to 18 wine bottles and allows you to select temperature from 41°F to 64°F. And yes, the actual capacity depends of size of your bottles/cans.
Just like other Aobosi models YC120-2D works pretty well. Temperatures are constant and constant for the most part. It’s not too loud either but obviously makes some noise.
Each temperature zone has its own separate control panel. Each control panel features LCD display and 5 buttons:
- “Up” button: Used for increasing temperature in 1 degree increments.
- “Down” button: Used for decreasing temperature in 1 degree increments.
- “Bulb” button: Used for turning chamber light on/off.
- “°C/°F” button: Used for switching between temperature scales.
- “Power” button: Used for turning your Aobosi YC120-2D wine cooler on or off.
Either door can be locked. Door features double paned tempered glass for UV protection.Shelves are made of metal wire with wood front bars. They do feel a bit fragile under the pressure of bottle weight and doesn’t quite roll out as far as you would like.
Aobosi YC120-2D can be used for built-in application however be aware that 1.4 inches (6.35 mm) of free space are required for each side and top of wine cooler.
Even though Aobosi YC120-2D works well there’s one concerning thing about it – consumer reports about reliability. There are consumers who have reported their Aobosi YC120-2D failing after few months of use. This doesn’t mean that same will happen with yours, but the fact that there are such reports is slightly concerning.
For the most part Aobosi YC120-2D leaves impression of a good wine cooler however it’s not perfect. For the money you would expect sturdier/nicer shelves that roll out further but maybe that’s a nitpicking. However the real issue is that some consumers have had reliability issues with this model. Maybe this isn’t a common thing, but it might be.