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FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer VS-0160 vs GERYON Vacuum Sealer E2900-MS Side-by-Side Comparison

The FoodSaver VS-0160, although not that much more expensive than the GERYON E2900-MS, is able to offer excellent suction performance, as well as decent design quality and usability. Meanwhile, the GERYON E2900-MS falls short in all three of these categories when compared to the FoodSaver.

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FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer VS-0160

GERYON Vacuum Sealer E2900-MS

FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer VS-0160 vs GERYON Vacuum Sealer E2900-MS

Overall Verdict

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The FoodSaver VS-0160, though priced as a mid-range food vacuum sealer, is an entry-level model within the FoodSaver lineup. It offers basic functionality without extra features like a built-in cutter or bag hooks. However, it excelled in performance tests, boasting high suction power. Its appealing design adds to its charm, making it a recommended choice.

On the other hand, the budget-friendly GERYON E2900-MS has a cheap plastic design but stands out with a removable top piece for easier cleaning. Unfortunately, it scored poorly in our performance tests, receiving a 5.2 out of 10, compared to the FoodSaver's impressive 8.1 out of 10.

All in all, the FoodSaver VS-0160 will give you far more value for the money than the GERYON.

Pros & Cons

  • Affordable for what it can do
  • Excellent vacuum sealing performance
  • Beautifully designed and well-built
  • The lid actuates smoothly and has a storage lock
  • Relatively quiet
  • Fairly affordable
  • Decent build quality, with simple-to-use and responsive control panel
  • The lid is detachable for easier cleaning
  • Has a good safety rating
  • Relatively smooth using experience
  • Safety could be improved with stickers that warn new users about the heat bar.
  • No extra feature.
  • The lid lock is difficult to operate one-handed
  • Loud (85.5 dBA)
  • Dim indicator lights

Key Specs

Suction strength
62-63 kPA (Dry) /45-58 kPA (Moist)
46-44 kPA (Dry)/9-24 kPA (Moist)
Working time
11s (Dry)/33-39s (Moist)
19-20s (Dry)/21-24s (Moist)
Dimensions
L 15.7 x W 6.1 x H 2.7 inches
14.4 x 5.5 x 2.56 inches
Weight
5.8 pounds
2.6 pound
Warranty
1-year
2 years

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.1
5.2

Dry Food Test

8.3
5.6
FoodSaver VS-0160 vacuum sealer hooked to a bag of black rice. A vacuum gauge to the right measures 62 kPA and a timer marks 11 seconds.
First dry food vacuum seal test of the FoodSaver VS-0160. The vacuum gauge reads 62 kPA. Timer marks 11 seconds.
FoodSaver VS-0160 vacuum sealer hooked to a bag of black rice. A vacuum gauge to the right measures 62 kPA and a timer marks 11 seconds.
FoodSaver VS-0160 vacuum sealer hooked to a bag of black rice. A vacuum gauge to the right measures 63 kPA and a timer marks 11 seconds.
The GERYON E2900-MS sealer during the first dry food test where we use it to pack black rice grains. The sealer achieved a peak suction of 46 kPA in a 20-second working cycle.
The GERYON E2900-MS sealer during the first dry food test where we use it to pack black rice grains. The sealer achieved a peak suction of 46 kPA in a 20-second working cycle.
The GERYON E2900-MS during the second dry food test. Suction is lower in this test compared to the first one, achieving a peak of 44 kPA in a 19-second working cycle.
Suction Mode
N/A
Normal
Food Mode
Dry
Dry
Suction Strength
62 kPA (1) - 63 kPA (2)
46 kPA (1) - 44 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
11s (1) - 11s (2)
20s (1) - 19s (2)

Moist Food Test

7.9
4.7
The FoodSaver VS-0160 during the moist food test. It achieved a peak suction of 45 kPA within a 39-second working cycle. The motor was quite noisy at 81.6 dBA.
The FoodSaver VS-0160 during the moist food test. It achieved a peak suction of 45 kPA within a 39-second working cycle. The motor was quite noisy at 81.6 dBA.
The FoodSaver VS-0160 during the moist food test. It achieved a peak suction of 45 kPA within a 39-second working cycle. The motor was quite noisy at 81.6 dBA.
The FoodSaver VS-0160 during the second moist food test. Its suction is lower than the first test at 58 kPA within a 33-second working cycle. Motor noise is also less loud at 80.1 dBA.
The GERYON E2900-MS during the first moist food test session where we used it to pack fresh mango slices. It exhibited a peak suction of just 9 kPA in a 21-second working cycle.
The GERYON E2900-MS during the first moist food test session where we used it to pack fresh mango slices. It exhibited a peak suction of just 9 kPA in a 21-second working cycle.
The second test of the GERYON E2900-MS in the moist food test went more smoothly. Suction is higher this time around, peaking at 24 kPA in a 24-second working cycle.
Suction Mode
N/A
Gentle
Food Mode
Moist
Moist
Suction Strength
45 kPA (1) - 58 kPA (2)
9 kPA (1) - 24 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
39s (1) - 33s (2)
21s (1) - 24s (2)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
7.3

In the Box

The content of the FoodSaver VS-0160 shipping box, consisting of the vacuum sealer, three rolls of food bags, and manual.
The content of the FoodSaver VS-0160’s shipping box.
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 dimensions of the FoodSaver VS-0160 is about average compared to other sealers we’ve tested. It has a length of 15.7 inches, width of 6.1 inches, and a height of 2.7 inches.
Dimensions Geryon Vacuum Sealer
Weight
5.8 lbs (2.6 kg)
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Length
15.7" (39.9 cm)
14.4" (36.6 cm)
Width
6.1" (15.5 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Height
2.7" (6.9 cm)
2.6" (6.5 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
8.0
An interior shot of the FoodSaver VS-0160 vacuum sealer. A green protective bar covers the vacuum channel.
The interior of the FoodSaver VS-0160
An interior shot of the FoodSaver VS-0160 vacuum sealer. A green protective bar covers the vacuum channel.
A close-up shot of the non-slip feet on the underside of the FoodSaver VS-0160 vacuum sealer.
The black heat bar and foam seal installed on the underside of the top lid of the FoodSaver VS-0160 vacuum sealer.
The GERYON E2900-MS sealer looks rather cheap. Its lid may seem like metal, but it's actually a plastic plate with a metal-like finish.
The GERYON E2900-MS sealer looks rather cheap. Its lid may seem like metal, but it's actually a plastic plate with a metal-like finish.
White non-slip feet attached to the four corners of the GERYON E2900-MS sealer’s bottom.

Control Panel

10
7.5
A close-up shot of the buttons and the indicator lights on the FoodSaver VS-0160
The control panel is made up of six touch-sensitive buttons. There are indicator lights on top of the “Mode” and “Food” buttons to help you select the correct settings.
The control panel is made up of six touch-sensitive buttons. There are indicator lights on top of the “Mode” and “Food” buttons to help you select the correct settings.
You can plug an air hose into the accessory port and use it in conjunction with the “Canister” button to the far left of the control panel.
Button Type
Physical
Touch-sensitive
Number of Buttons
3
6
Number of Modes
2
4

Lid

10
9.0
The interior of the FoodSaver VS-0160 with the green protective plastic bar removed from the vacuum channel.
The interior of the FoodSaver VS-0160 with the green protective plastic bar removed from the vacuum channel.
The slider to the side of the FoodSaver VS-0160 that you can use to engage the storage locks.
The locking mechanism built into the lid of the FoodSaver VS-0160. Shown here is also the storage slider.
The lid of the GERYON E2900-MS is easily detachable, making it convenient to clean the bottom part of the sealer where all the electronics are located.
The lid of the GERYON E2900-MS is easily detachable, making it convenient to clean the bottom part of the sealer where all the electronics are located.
You can plug an air hose into the accessory port and use it in conjunction with the “Canister” button to the far left of the control panel.
Lid Lock
Latch lock
Latch lock

Extra Features

1.0
0.0
The Foodsaver VS-0160 doesn’t come with any additional extra feature other than a removable drip tray, which will help you safely vacuum-pack moist food better.
The Foodsaver VS-0160 doesn’t come with any additional extra feature other than a removable drip tray, which will help you safely vacuum-pack moist food better.
Bag Cutter
No
No
Bag Holder
No
No
Bag Hooks
No
No
Removable Drip Tray
Yes
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.2
7.3

Ease of Use

8.5
7.0
The lid of the FoodSaver VS-0160 doesn’t require a lot of force to click close.
The lid of the FoodSaver VS-0160 doesn’t require a lot of force to click close.
The lid of the FoodSaver VS-0160 doesn’t require a lot of force to click close.
Despite not having bag hooks, feeding a new plastic bag into the FoodSaver VS-0160 and aligning it with the vacuum channel is quite easy.

Safety & Noise

8.0
9.0
During a dry food test, we measured a peak loudness of 77.9 dBA for the FoodSaver VS-0160 vacuum sealer.
During a dry food test, we measured a peak loudness of 77.9 dBA for the FoodSaver VS-0160 vacuum sealer.
Our noise level meter recorded a peak loudness of 85.5 dBA during a dry food test, under normal suction mode.
Maximum Noise Level
77.9 dBA
85.5 dBA

Indicator Lights and Chime

7.0
7.0
The FoodSaver VS-0160 vacuum sealer’s control panel with the indicator lights lit up. The light will pulse depending on what phase of the working cycle it’s performing at the moment.
The light indicators of the Geryon E2900-MS can be seen here. The “Normal” and “Dry” lights are currently lit.
Number of Indicators
2
7
Progress Bar
No
No
Chime
No
No
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