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Anova Precision Vacuum Sealer Pro vs Inkbird Vacuum Sealer INK-VS01 Side-by-Side Comparison

Despite being half the size of the Anova Precision Pro, the Inkbird INK-VS01 was able to achieve almost comparable suction performance in our tests!

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Anova Precision Vacuum Sealer Pro

Inkbird Vacuum Sealer INK-VS01

Anova Precision Vacuum Sealer Pro vs Inkbird Vacuum Sealer INK-VS01

Overall Verdict

Picking between the Anova Precision Vacuum Sealer Pro and Inkbird Vacuum Sealer INK-VS01 will mostly come down to what size vacuum sealer you prefer.

The Anova is a full-size sealer, while the InkBird is far more compact (the Anova has a width of 7.1 inches, while the Inkbird is sleeker at 3.9 inches.) If you want to save countertop space, the Inkbird would be excellent.

In terms of performance, the Anova excels in powerful performance for both dry and moist foods, achieving a total performance score of 8.4. But the Inkbird, despite its compact size, was able to keep up with the Anova with a score of 7.3.

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)
  • Excellent performance for the compact size
  • Small form factor takes up very little space on the countertop
  • Decent build quality throughout
  • Comes with a built-in cutter
  • Relatively dim indicator lights
  • Doesn’t come with a chime
  • Doesn’t have bag hooks
  • Cheap-looking design

Key Specs

Suction strength
67 kPA (Dry) / 43-45 kPA (Moist)
62-63 kPA (Dry)/28 kPA (Moist)
Working time
14 (Dry)/39-41s (Moist)
16-17s (Dry)/22-26s (Moist)
Dimensions
L 15.5 x W 7.1 x H 4.3 inches
L 16.9 x W 7.0 x H 4.3 inches
Weight
5.0 lbs (2.3 kg)
3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
Warranty
2 years
1-year

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$121.30
$56.45

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
7.2

Dry Food Test

8.9
8.0
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 Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 vacuum sealer in the first dry food test with black rice grains. Our vacuum gauge recorded a peak suction of 62 kPA within a working cycle of 17 seconds.
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 vacuum sealer in the first dry food test with black rice grains. Our vacuum gauge recorded a peak suction of 62 kPA within a working cycle of 17 seconds.
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 vacuum sealer in the first dry food test with black rice grains. Our vacuum gauge recorded a peak suction of 62 kPA within a working cycle of 17 seconds.
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 in the second dry test. Our vacuum gauge recorded a peak suction of 62 kPA within a 16-second working cycle.
Suction Mode
N/A
 N/A
Food Mode
Dry
Dry
Suction Strength
67 kPA (1) - 67 kPA (2)
63 kPA (1) - 62 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
14s (1) - 14s (2)
17s (1) - 16s (2)

Moist Food Test

6.1
6.0
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.
The Inkbird INK-VS01 vacuum sealer packing fresh slices of yellow mangoes in the moist food test. Peak suction recorded by our vacuum gauge is 28 kPA in a 26-second working cycle.
The Inkbird INK-VS01 vacuum sealer packing fresh slices of yellow mangoes in the moist food test. Peak suction recorded by our vacuum gauge is 28 kPA in a 26-second working cycle.
The Inkbird INK-VS01 vacuum sealer packing fresh slices of yellow mangoes in the moist food test. Peak suction recorded by our vacuum gauge is 28 kPA in a 26-second working cycle.
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 in the second moist food test with fresh mango slices. Our vacuum gauge recorded a peak suction of 28 kPA within a working cycle of 22 seconds.
Suction Mode
N/A
N/A
Food Mode
Moist
Moist
Suction Strength
45 kPA (1) - 43 kPA (2)
28 kPA (1) - 28 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
41s (1) - 39s (2)
26s (1) - 22s (2)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.8
8.6

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 Inkbird Plus INK-VS01’s shipping box.

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 Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 is noticeably compact width-wise. Its length is 14.17, width clocks in at just 3.9 inches, and height is 1.57 inches.
Weight
5.0 lbs (2.3 kg)
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Length
15.5" (39.4 cm)
14.2" (36.0 cm)
Width
7.1" (18.0 cm)
3.9" (9.9 cm)
Height
4.3" (10.9 cm)
1.6" (4.0 cm)

Build Quality

10
9.0
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 silicone plug that covers the port for the detachable power cord at the back of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 sealer.
The silicone plug that covers the port for the detachable power cord at the back of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 sealer.
The underside of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 vacuum sealer. Visible are two anti-slip feet at each corner.

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 of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 has five buttons, including a blue “Stop” button on the far right side to interrupt a working cycle for any reason.
The control panel of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 has five buttons, including a blue “Stop” button on the far right side to interrupt a working cycle for any reason.
The “Vac” button on the interior of the sealer can be used when you have to use the air hose adapter to vacuum-pack bags or boxes.
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 with the air hose adapter plugged into the vacuum port, to be used in conjunction with the “Vac” button.
Button Type
Physical
Touch-sensitive
Number of Buttons
7
5
Number of Modes
2
2

Lid

10
9.0
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.
Saved for requiring quite a lot of force to click close, the lid of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 is sturdily built.
Saved for requiring quite a lot of force to click close, the lid of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 is sturdily built.
The inner view of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01’s lid hinges. Off to the side, you can see the locking latch for the lid that would click in place when the lid is closed and pressed down.
The outer view of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01’s lid hinges.
Lid Lock
Handle lock
Latch lock

Extra Features

8.0
5.0
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.
The sealer comes with a convenient bag cutter built right into the top of the lid.
The sealer comes with a convenient bag cutter built right into the top of the lid.
There is a pair of bag hooks located within the vacuum channel of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01.
Bag Cutter
Yes
Yes
Bag Holder
Yes
No
Bag Hooks
No
Yes
Removable Drip Tray
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.6
6.6

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 Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 requires quite a lot of force to click close, which can be a problem if you want to use the sealer one-handed.
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 requires quite a lot of force to click close, which can be a problem if you want to use the sealer one-handed.
There are two bag hooks situated at the top of the vacuum channel that’ll help you guide and align the bag into the proper position for sealing.

Safety & Noise

8.0
9.0
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.
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 during a dry food test. Our noise level meter recorded the peak loudness of the motor in this instance, which is 83.2 dBA.
Maximum Noise Level
83 dBA
83.2 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.
The indicator lights and the progress bar at the top of the control panel are decently bright and visible even under harsh studio lighting.
Number of Indicators
9
4
Progress Bar
Yes
Yes
Chime
No
No

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