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GERYON Vacuum Sealer E2900-MS vs CALOTO Vacuum Sealer AP-12X Side-by-Side Comparison

The GERYON E2900-MS performed marginally better in our tests than the CALOTO AP-12X … though not by a huge margin.

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GERYON Vacuum Sealer E2900-MS

CALOTO Vacuum Sealer AP-12X

GERYON Vacuum Sealer E2900-MS vs CALOTO Vacuum Sealer AP-12X

Overall Verdict

Both the GERYON E2900-MS and the CALOTO AP-12X vacuum sealers are meant to service the entry-level food vacuum sealers market. Without looking at their respective price tags, it’s easy to discern this just by looking at their rather cheap designs alone.

When we put the two sealers to the test, both the GERYON E2900-MS and the CALOTO AP-12X exhibited mediocre suction performance across the board. The GERYON received a total performance score of 5.2 out of 10, while the CALOTO straight up failed the test with a score of 4.7.

Usability-wise, both sealers are equal to one another (with the GERYON at a slight advantage due to its indicator lights being brighter and easier to see.)

All in all, the GERYON E2900-MS should be a better pick than the CALOTO AP-12X, though not by a great margin.

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%UsabilityCALOTO Vacuum Seale...GERYON Vacuum Seale...5.84.76.17.56.35.27.37.3
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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
  • Relatively affordable
  • Quiet operation (76.1 dBA)
  • Very compact form factor (3.2 inches in width)
  • Excellent safety features
  • The lid lock is difficult to operate one-handed
  • Loud (85.5 dBA)
  • Dim indicator lights
  • Very mediocre performance
  • Dim and hard-to-view indicator lights
  • The lid is stiff and difficult to lock with one hand
  • Warranty details are very vague

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.2
4.7

Dry Food Test

5.6
4.9
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 CALOTO AP-12X vacuum sealer during its first dry food test session where we used it to vacuum-pack dry rice grains. It achieved a peak suction of 40 kPA during a 23-second working cycle.
The CALOTO AP-12X vacuum sealer during its first dry food test session where we used it to vacuum-pack dry rice grains. It achieved a peak suction of 40 kPA during a 23-second working cycle.
The CALOTO AP-12X vacuum sealer reached a higher peak suction in the second test, with our vacuum gauge recording a 43 kPA peak during a 21-second working cycle.
Suction Mode
Normal
N/A
Food Mode
Dry
Dry - 1
Suction Strength
46 kPA (1) - 44 kPA (2)
18 kPA (1) - 20 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
20s (1) - 19s (2)
33s (1) - 33s (2)

Moist Food Test

4.7
4.5
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.
The CALOTO AP-12X vacuum sealer during the first moist food test session where we used it to vacuum-pack fresh mango slices. It hit a peak suction of 18 kPA during a 33-second working cycle.
The CALOTO AP-12X vacuum sealer during the first moist food test session where we used it to vacuum-pack fresh mango slices. It hit a peak suction of 18 kPA during a 33-second working cycle.
The CALOTO AP-12X vacuum sealer is seen here vacuum-packing fresh mango slices for the second moist food test. It hit a peak suction of 20 kPA during a 33-second working cycle.
Suction Mode
Gentle
N/A
Food Mode
Moist
Moist - 4
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
6.1

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 CALOTO AP-12X vacuum sealer’s shipping box. It includes a detachable power cord, air hose and adapter, sheets of pre-cut plastic bags, and an instruction manual.

Dimensions

Dimensions Geryon Vacuum Sealer
The dimensions oft he CALOTO AP-12X. Its length is 14.9 inches, its width is 3.2 inches, and its height is 2.1 inches.
Weight
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
Length
14.4" (36.6 cm)
14.9" (37.8 cm)
Width
5.5" (14.0 cm)
3.2" (8.1 cm)
Height
2.6" (6.5 cm)
2.1" (5.3 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 build quality of the CALOTO AP-12X vacuum sealer is fairly decent, though its lightness and full-plastic detailing can make it seem slightly cheap.
The build quality of the CALOTO AP-12X vacuum sealer is fairly decent, though its lightness and full-plastic detailing can make it seem slightly cheap.
The CALOTO AP-12X sealer comes with a removable power cord for easier storage.
Anti-slip feet at the bottom of the CALOTO AP-12X vacuum sealer.
In the back, you’ll find the port for the modular power cord.

Control Panel

7.5
5.0
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 has four buttons with embossed labels. They’re somewhat hard to read because the embossings blend quite well into the black rubber buttons.
Button Type
Touch-sensitive
Physical
Number of Buttons
6
4
Number of Modes
4
2

Lid

9.0
8.0
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 hinges of the CALOTO AP-12X are quite sturdy and don’t creak when we lift or lower the lid.
The hinges of the CALOTO AP-12X are quite sturdy and don’t creak when we lift or lower the lid.
To unlock the lid after it's locked, simply press the buttons on both sides of the sealer, and this will release the latches.
Lid Lock
Latch 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
7.5

Ease of Use

7.0
8.0
You need to press down on the lid with two hands for the lid to click close properly. One-handed operation is very difficult.

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.
During a dry food test session, our noise level meter recorded the peak loudness of the motor to be around 74.8 dBA.
Maximum Noise Level
85.5 dBA
74.8 dBA

Indicator Lights and Chime

7.0
3.0
The light indicators of the Geryon E2900-MS can be seen here. The “Normal” and “Dry” lights are currently lit.
The indicator lights for the CALOTO AP-12X are small and aren’t bright. It’s very hard to monitor the sealer’s progress, especially under harsh lighting conditions.
Number of Indicators
7
8
Progress Bar
No
No
Chime
No
No

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