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Anova Precision Vacuum Sealer Pro vs Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Sealer Side-by-Side Comparison

As expected, the BonsenKitchen VS-2100 couldn’t compete much in any category, be it sealing performance, design, or usability against the Anova Precision Vacuum Sealer Pro.

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Anova Precision Vacuum Sealer Pro

Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Sealer

Anova Precision Vacuum Sealer Pro vs Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Sealer

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%UsabilityAnova Precision Vac...Bonsenkitchen Vacuu...8.47.89.88.64.93.36.36.8
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Pros & Cons

  • Powerful performance in the dry test
  • Suction is strong in the moist test, but gentle enough not to crush the mango slices
  • Rated for liquid
  • Sleek, elegant design
  • Comes with extra features (bag compartment and cutter)
  • Affordable
  • The lid is detachable for easier cleaning
  • Control panel is simple and easy to use
  • Quiet operation (76.1 dBA max)
  • Very bright indicator lights
  • Relatively dim indicator lights
  • Doesn’t come with a chime
  • Doesn’t have bag hooks
  • Mediocre performance across the board
  • Cheap-looking and flimsy build
  • The lid is problematic to use and requires a lot of force to shut

Key Specs

Suction strength
67 kPA (Dry) / 43-45 kPA (Moist)
31-35 kPA (Dry) / 11-10 kPA (Moist)
Working time
14 (Dry)/39-41s (Moist)
6s (Dry)/47-49s (Moist)
Dimensions
L 15.5 x W 7.1 x H 4.3 inches
L 15.2 x W 5.7 x H 3 inches
Weight
5.0 lbs (2.3 kg)
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Warranty
2 years
1 year

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$121.30
$30.49

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
3.3

Dry Food Test

8.9
4.8
The Anova Precision Pro performing the first dry test with black rice grains. It achieved a peak suction of 67 kPA in 14 seconds.
The Anova Precision Pro performing the first dry test with black rice grains. It achieved a peak suction of 67 kPA in 14 seconds.
The Anova Precision Pro performing the first dry test with black rice grains. It achieved a peak suction of 67 kPA in 14 seconds.
The Anova Precision Pro performing the second dry test. Peak suction was still at 67 kPA according to our vacuum gauge and the sealer finished its working cycle in precisely 14 seconds like before.
The BonsenKitchen VS2100 sealer during its first dry food test session, where we used it to vacuum-pack a bag of black rice grains. It achieved a peak suction of 30 kPA in a 6-second working cycle.
The BonsenKitchen VS2100 sealer during its first dry food test session, where we used it to vacuum-pack a bag of black rice grains. It achieved a peak suction of 30 kPA in a 6-second working cycle.
The BonsenKitchen VS2100 in the second dry food test session. This time around, it achieved a slightly higher peak suction at 34 kPA, but also a longer working cycle of 6 seconds.
Suction Mode
N/A
N/A
Food Mode
Dry
Dry
Suction Strength
67 kPA (1) - 67 kPA (2)
31 kPA (1) - 35 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
14s (1) - 14s (2)
6s (1) - 6s (2)

Moist Food Test

6.1
1.2
The Anova Precision Pro as it’s performing the first moist food test. It achieved a peak suction of 45 kPA in a working cycle lasting 41 seconds.
The Anova Precision Pro as it’s performing the first moist food test. It achieved a peak suction of 45 kPA in a working cycle lasting 41 seconds.
The Anova Precision Pro as it’s performing the first moist food test. It achieved a peak suction of 45 kPA in a working cycle lasting 41 seconds.
The Anova Precision Pro as it is performing the second moist food test. It achieved a peak 43 kPA suction power in a working cycle lasting 39 seconds.
In the first moist food test with fresh mango slices, the BonsenKitchen VS2100 vacuum sealer only reached a peak suction of 11 kPA in a 49-second working cycle.
In the first moist food test with fresh mango slices, the BonsenKitchen VS2100 vacuum sealer only reached a peak suction of 11 kPA in a 49-second working cycle.
The second moist food test didn’t play out any better with the BonsenKitchen VS2100. Our vacuum gauge recorded a peak suction of just 10 kPA during a 49-second working cycle.
Suction Mode
N/A
N/A
Food Mode
Moist
Moist
Suction Strength
45 kPA (1) - 43 kPA (2)
11 kPA (1) - 10 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
41s (1) - 39s (2)
49s(1) - 47s (2)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.8
6.3

In the Box

The content of the Anova Precision Pro’s shipping box, which includes a roll of plastic bag, an accessory air hose, and a simple user manual.
The content of the GERYON E2900-MS shipping box, which comes in a simple cardboard box. There’s a roll and a few sheets of pre-cut plastic bags, air hose and adapter, and documentations.

Dimensions

The Anova Precision Pro, being a full-size vacuum sealer, may take up quite a lot of countertop space with a length of 15.5 inches, a width of 7.1 inches, and a height of 4.3 inches.
The dimensions of the BonsenKitchen VS2100 vacuum sealer. Its length is marked as 15.2 inches, width is 5.7 inches, and height is 3.0 inches.
Weight
5.0 lbs (2.3 kg)
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Length
15.5" (39.4 cm)
15.2" (38.6 cm)
Width
7.1" (18.0 cm)
5.7" (14.5 cm)
Height
4.3" (10.9 cm)
3.0" (7.6 cm)

Build Quality

10
7.0
The interior of the Anova Precision Pro is all-black, except for the high-vis orange sticker that marks where the heating bar is.
The interior of the Anova Precision Pro is all-black, except for the high-vis orange sticker that marks where the heating bar is.
All of the components in the interior of the sealer are very well-built.
The underside of the Anova Precision Pro. It has non-slip feet in all four corners, as well as a small compartment near the back to tuck the power cord inside for easier storage.
The BonsenKitchen VS2100 is fairly well-built, but it’s still obvious even at a distance that the sealer is a budget model.
The BonsenKitchen VS2100 is fairly well-built, but it’s still obvious even at a distance that the sealer is a budget model.
The sealer has a slightly flimsy feel to it due to being made almost entirely from plastic.

Control Panel

10
9.0
The indicator lights of the Anova Precision Pro can be a little bit dim if you place the sealer under harsh light sources or direct sunlight through a window.
The indicator lights of the Anova Precision Pro can be a little bit dim if you place the sealer under harsh light sources or direct sunlight through a window.
The control panel of the Anova Precision Pro, with function buttons arranged neatly in a row in three distinct groupings.
The control panel features five buttons, each with clear visual icons and indicator lights placed on top of them for more intuitive using experience.
Button Type
Physical
Physical
Number of Buttons
7
5
Number of Modes
2
2

Lid

10
5.0
The handle lock of the Anova Precision Pro in the “Open” position. When raised, you can open and close the lid as normal.
The handle lock of the Anova Precision Pro in the “Open” position. When raised, you can open and close the lid as normal.
The handle lock of the Anova Precision Pro in the “Locked” position. The lid is solidly anchored to the housing and can no longer be opened.
The locks on either side of the Anova Precision Pro’s lid. These can be operated by lifting or pressing down on the handle above.
The lid is solidly-built, but difficult to close with one hand.
Lid Lock
Handle lock

Extra Features

8.0
0.0
Inside the Anova Precision Pro is a large compartment that you can use to store a roll of plastic bag. There is a flip-down cutter for you to cut out any length of bag that you want.
Inside the Anova Precision Pro is a large compartment that you can use to store a roll of plastic bag. There is a flip-down cutter for you to cut out any length of bag that you want.
Bag Cutter
Yes
No
Bag Holder
Yes
No
Bag Hooks
No
No
Removable Drip Tray
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.6
6.8

Ease of Use

9.0
6.0
The lid and the handle lock are easy to operate with just one hand.
The lid and the handle lock are easy to operate with just one hand.
The Anova Precision Pro has a handle lock, which greatly simplifies the operation of the sealer and enables one-handed lid locking and release.
The lid of the vacuum sealer is tricky to use one-handed. The user has to apply even force on both sides of the lid for it to click close properly.
The lid of the vacuum sealer is tricky to use one-handed. The user has to apply even force on both sides of the lid for it to click close properly.
The BonsenKitchen VS2100 comes with small, raised “brackets” in the vacuum channel to keep the bag straight, but they don’t function as well as bag hooks.

Safety & Noise

8.0
10
Anova has thoughtfully included a bright, high-vis orange sticker across the heating bar as a safety precaution.
Anova has thoughtfully included a bright, high-vis orange sticker across the heating bar as a safety precaution.
BonsenKitchen VS2100 Noise BonsenKitchen 1
BonsenKitchen VS2100 Noise BonsenKitchen 1
Inside of the sealer is another sticker that details all of the steps you need to know to run the sealer correctly and safely.
Maximum Noise Level
83 dBA
76.1 dBA

Indicator Lights and Chime

7.0
7.0
The indicator lights are built into the individual button. The Dry vacuuming mode is on at the moment.
There are corresponding indicator lights for each button on the control panel. The lights are bright and can be easily seen under harsh studio lighting.
Number of Indicators
9
5
Progress Bar
Yes
No
Chime
No
No

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