The FoodSaver VS-0160 is at an advantage design-wise with a lighter, more well-built housing. Its performance in our performance test is excellent in both the dry and moist food tests.
On the other hand, the NutriChef is slightly heavier, but comes in a more compact form (great if you don’t have a lot of countertop real estate.) However, the performance of the Nutrichef is fairly disappointing, with a mediocre score in the dry food test portion and a failing score when we used it to vacuum-pack moist, delicate foods.
Overall, you’ll have a better using experience with the FoodSaver VS-0160 than with the Nutrichef.
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
- Relatively affordable
- Visually-appealing design
- The lid and the attached locking mechanism are well-built
- Simple and intuitive control panel
- Bright and comprehensive indicator lights
- Safety could be improved with stickers that warn new users about the heat bar.
- No extra feature.
- The lid requires quite a lot of force to close properly.
- Motor is loud.
- Doesn’t come with any extra feature.
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Analysis and Test Results
Dry Food Test
Moist Food Test
In the Box
Ease of Use
Safety & Noise
Indicator Lights and Chime
Behind the Comparison
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.
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.