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FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer VS-0160 vs MegaWise Vacuum Sealer VS6621 Side-by-Side Comparison

While the FoodSaver VS-0160 is a full-size sealer, the Megawise VS6621 has a more compact form factor. The one to choose will largely depend on the size you like better.

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FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer VS-0160

MegaWise Vacuum Sealer VS6621

FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer VS-0160 vs MegaWise Vacuum Sealer VS6621

Overall Verdict

The FoodSaver VS-0160 stands out for its superior vacuum sealing capabilities and excellent build quality. Coupled with great usability thanks to a lid that locks very smoothly and great ease in feeding the bag into the vacuum channel, most people will be quite happy with this entry-level sealer.

On the other hand, the Megawise is even more affordable than the FoodSaver. However, it distinguishes itself with its highly compact design, which makes it an ideal choice for those who don’t have a lot of space in their kitchen. The Megawise still does a decent job at sealing both dry and moist food, according to our tests, but it doesn’t perform as well as the FoodSaver.

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
  • Affordable
  • Decent build quality comes included with a built-in bag cutter
  • Excellent ease of use
  • Numerous safety signs and stickers
  • Safety could be improved with stickers that warn new users about the heat bar.
  • No extra feature.
  • Lackluster vacuum-packing performance
  • Loud motor noise (84.4 dBA)

Key Specs

Suction strength
62-63 kPA (Dry) /45-58 kPA (Moist)
35-36 kPA (Dry) / 47-49 kPA (Moist)
Working time
11s (Dry)/33-39s (Moist)
14s (Dry)/49-50s (Moist)
Dimensions
L 15.7 x W 6.1 x H 2.7 inches
L 15.5 x W 4.1 x H 2.1 inches
Weight
5.8 pounds
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Warranty
1-year
1-year

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$86.53
$46.36

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.1
5.0

Dry Food Test

8.3
4.8
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 Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer during the first dry food test. After 14 seconds, the sealer hit a peak vacuum strength of 36 kPA.
The Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer during the first dry food test. After 14 seconds, the sealer hit a peak vacuum strength of 36 kPA.
The Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer in the second dry food test. Similar to the first test, the sealer finished a working cycle in 14 seconds with a peak vacuum of 33 kPA.
Suction Mode
N/A
N/A
Food Mode
Dry
Dry
Suction Strength
62 kPA (1) - 63 kPA (2)
36 kPA (1) - 35 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
11s (1) - 11s (2)
14s (1) - 14s (2)

Moist Food Test

7.9
5.4
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 Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer in the first moist food test. The sealer took a lot longer than in the dry test, taking 50 seconds to finish a working cycle with a peak vacuum strength of 49 kPA.
The Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer in the first moist food test. The sealer took a lot longer than in the dry test, taking 50 seconds to finish a working cycle with a peak vacuum strength of 49 kPA.
The Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer in the first moist food test. The sealer took a lot longer than in the dry test, taking 50 seconds to finish a working cycle with a peak vacuum strength of 49 kPA.
The second moist food test for the Megawise VS6621 played out in a near-identical fashion, with a working cycle of 49 seconds and a peak vacuum strength of 47 kPA.
Suction Mode
N/A
N/A
Food Mode
Moist
Moist
Suction Strength
45 kPA (1) - 58 kPA (2)
49 kPA (1) - 47 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
39s (1) - 33s (2)
50s (1) - 49s (2)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
8.0

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 Megawise VS6621 and all the accompanying accessories, including the air hose, complementary plastic bags, instruction manual and warranty card.

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.
The Megawise VS6621 is considered a compact vacuum sealer, measuring 15.5 inches in length, 4.1 inches in width, and is 2.1 inches tall.
Weight
5.8 lbs (2.6 kg)
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Length
15.7" (39.9 cm)
15.5" (39.4 cm)
Width
6.1" (15.5 cm)
4.1" (10.4 cm)
Height
2.7" (6.9 cm)
2.1" (5.3 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 Megawise VS6621 is an extremely compact vacuum sealer that has garnered glowing reviews from customers as of late.

Control Panel

10
9.0
A close-up shot of the buttons and the indicator lights on the FoodSaver VS-0160
Close-up on the control panel of the Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer.
Close-up on the control panel of the Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer.
The sixth “Vac” button on the interior of the Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer.
Button Type
Physical
Physical
Number of Buttons
3
6
Number of Modes
2
2

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 latch locks on the Megawise VS6621 clicks in place fairly smoothly, but requires a bit of force. This can make it challenging for using the sealer one-handed.
Lid Lock
Latch lock
Latch lock

Extra Features

1.0
4.0
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.
The bag cutter on top of the Megawise VS6621’s lid also has a handy ruler for you to precisely measure the length of bag you want to cut.
Bag Cutter
No
Yes
Bag Holder
No
No
Bag Hooks
No
No
Removable Drip Tray
Yes
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.2
8.5

Ease of Use

8.5
8.5
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.
The Megawise VS6621 requires a lot of downward force to click close. As such, it can be difficult to use the sealer one-handed.

Safety & Noise

8.0
7.0
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.
The Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer is one of the loudest models we’ve tested, hitting a peak of 87.5 dBA during a dry food test, according to our noise level meter.
The Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer is one of the loudest models we’ve tested, hitting a peak of 87.5 dBA during a dry food test, according to our noise level meter.
Maximum Noise Level
77.9 dBA
87.5 dBA

Indicator Lights and Chime

7.0
10
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.
There are six different indicator lights on the Megawise VS6621, plus a progress bar. All the lights are bright and can be seen even under harsh lighting conditions.
Number of Indicators
2
6
Progress Bar
No
Yes
Chime
No
No

Behind the Comparison

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Matthew LeeReviewer

Matthew Lee is a writer and editor for HealthyKitchen101. With over 8 years working for various outlets and agencies, specializing in tech review and other subjects of note, such as current affairs.

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Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.

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