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GERYON Vacuum Sealer E2900-MS vs Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Sealer Side-by-Side Comparison

Despite their similarity in price points, our lab tests showed that the GERYON E2900-MS is far superior in terms of performance than the BonsenKitchen VS-2100.

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GERYON Vacuum Sealer E2900-MS

Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Sealer

GERYON Vacuum Sealer E2900-MS vs Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Sealer

Overall Verdict

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If you're looking for affordable vacuum sealers, two top options are the GERYON E2900-MS and the BonsenKitchen VS-2100. They have similar price tags, which might make your decision a bit tricky.

In our tests, the GERYON E2900-MS outperformed the BonsenKitchen in terms of suction power. The GERYON scored a decent 5.2 out of 10, while the BonsenKitchen was disappointing with a low 3.3 score. It failed both the dry and moist food tests during our lab evaluations.

Without putting other factors like design and usability into consideration, we’re certain that you’ll have a far better experience with the GERYON E2900-MS than the BonsenKitchen.

Pros & Cons

  • 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
  • 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
  • The lid lock is difficult to operate one-handed
  • Loud (85.5 dBA)
  • Dim indicator lights
  • 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
46-44 kPA (Dry)/9-24 kPA (Moist)
31-35 kPA (Dry) / 11-10 kPA (Moist)
Working time
19-20s (Dry)/21-24s (Moist)
6s (Dry)/47-49s (Moist)
Dimensions
14.4 x 5.5 x 2.56 inches
L 15.2 x W 5.7 x H 3 inches
Weight
2.6 pound
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Warranty
2 years
1 year

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.2
3.3

Dry Food Test

5.6
4.8
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.
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
Normal
N/A
Food Mode
Dry
Dry
Suction Strength
46 kPA (1) - 44 kPA (2)
31 kPA (1) - 35 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
20s (1) - 19s (2)
6s (1) - 6s (2)

Moist Food Test

4.7
1.2
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.
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
Gentle
N/A
Food Mode
Moist
Moist
Suction Strength
9 kPA (1) - 24 kPA (2)
11 kPA (1) - 10 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
21s (1) - 24s (2)
49s(1) - 47s (2)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.3
6.3

In the 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.
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

Dimensions Geryon Vacuum Sealer
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
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Length
14.4" (36.6 cm)
15.2" (38.6 cm)
Width
5.5" (14.0 cm)
5.7" (14.5 cm)
Height
2.6" (6.5 cm)
3.0" (7.6 cm)

Build Quality

8.0
7.0
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.
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

7.5
9.0
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.
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
Touch-sensitive
Physical
Number of Buttons
6
5
Number of Modes
4
2

Lid

9.0
5.0
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.
The lid is solidly-built, but difficult to close with one hand.
Lid Lock
Latch lock

Extra Features

0.0
0.0
Bag Cutter
No
No
Bag Holder
No
No
Bag Hooks
No
No
Removable Drip Tray
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.3
6.8

Ease of Use

7.0
6.0
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

9.0
10
Our noise level meter recorded a peak loudness of 85.5 dBA during a dry food test, under normal suction mode.
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
85.5 dBA
76.1 dBA

Indicator Lights and Chime

7.0
7.0
The light indicators of the Geryon E2900-MS can be seen here. The “Normal” and “Dry” lights are currently lit.
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
7
5
Progress Bar
No
No
Chime
No
No
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