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Inkbird Vacuum Sealer INK-VS01 vs Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Sealer Side-by-Side Comparison

The Inkbird INK-VS01, while half the size of the Bonsenkitchen VS2100, is able to provide far better sealing performance. This makes it the easy, instant pick in this pairing for us.

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Inkbird Vacuum Sealer INK-VS01

Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Sealer

Inkbird Vacuum Sealer INK-VS01 vs Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Sealer

Overall Verdict

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent performance for the compact size
  • Small form factor takes up very little space on the countertop
  • Decent build quality throughout
  • Comes with a built-in cutter
  • 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
  • Cheap-looking design
  • 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
62-63 kPA (Dry)/28 kPA (Moist)
31-35 kPA (Dry) / 11-10 kPA (Moist)
Working time
16-17s (Dry)/22-26s (Moist)
6s (Dry)/47-49s (Moist)
Dimensions
L 16.9 x W 7.0 x H 4.3 inches
L 15.2 x W 5.7 x H 3 inches
Weight
3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Warranty
1-year
1 year

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$56.45
$30.49

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.2
3.3

Dry Food Test

8.0
4.8
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 vacuum sealer in the first dry food test with black rice grains. Our vacuum gauge recorded a peak suction of 62 kPA within a working cycle of 17 seconds.
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 vacuum sealer in the first dry food test with black rice grains. Our vacuum gauge recorded a peak suction of 62 kPA within a working cycle of 17 seconds.
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 vacuum sealer in the first dry food test with black rice grains. Our vacuum gauge recorded a peak suction of 62 kPA within a working cycle of 17 seconds.
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 in the second dry test. Our vacuum gauge recorded a peak suction of 62 kPA within a 16-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
 N/A
N/A
Food Mode
Dry
Dry
Suction Strength
63 kPA (1) - 62 kPA (2)
31 kPA (1) - 35 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
17s (1) - 16s (2)
6s (1) - 6s (2)

Moist Food Test

6.0
1.2
The Inkbird INK-VS01 vacuum sealer packing fresh slices of yellow mangoes in the moist food test. Peak suction recorded by our vacuum gauge is 28 kPA in a 26-second working cycle.
The Inkbird INK-VS01 vacuum sealer packing fresh slices of yellow mangoes in the moist food test. Peak suction recorded by our vacuum gauge is 28 kPA in a 26-second working cycle.
The Inkbird INK-VS01 vacuum sealer packing fresh slices of yellow mangoes in the moist food test. Peak suction recorded by our vacuum gauge is 28 kPA in a 26-second working cycle.
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 in the second moist food test with fresh mango slices. Our vacuum gauge recorded a peak suction of 28 kPA within a working cycle of 22 seconds.
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
N/A
N/A
Food Mode
Moist
Moist
Suction Strength
28 kPA (1) - 28 kPA (2)
11 kPA (1) - 10 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
26s (1) - 22s (2)
49s(1) - 47s (2)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.6
6.3

In the Box

The content of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01’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 Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 is noticeably compact width-wise. Its length is 14.17, width clocks in at just 3.9 inches, and height is 1.57 inches.
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
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Length
14.2" (36.0 cm)
15.2" (38.6 cm)
Width
3.9" (9.9 cm)
5.7" (14.5 cm)
Height
1.6" (4.0 cm)
3.0" (7.6 cm)

Build Quality

9.0
7.0
The silicone plug that covers the port for the detachable power cord at the back of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 sealer.
The silicone plug that covers the port for the detachable power cord at the back of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 sealer.
The underside of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 vacuum sealer. Visible are two anti-slip feet at each corner.
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

9.0
9.0
The control panel of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 has five buttons, including a blue “Stop” button on the far right side to interrupt a working cycle for any reason.
The control panel of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 has five buttons, including a blue “Stop” button on the far right side to interrupt a working cycle for any reason.
The “Vac” button on the interior of the sealer can be used when you have to use the air hose adapter to vacuum-pack bags or boxes.
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 with the air hose adapter plugged into the vacuum port, to be used in conjunction with the “Vac” button.
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
5
5
Number of Modes
2
2

Lid

9.0
5.0
Saved for requiring quite a lot of force to click close, the lid of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 is sturdily built.
Saved for requiring quite a lot of force to click close, the lid of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 is sturdily built.
The inner view of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01’s lid hinges. Off to the side, you can see the locking latch for the lid that would click in place when the lid is closed and pressed down.
The outer view of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01’s lid hinges.
The lid is solidly-built, but difficult to close with one hand.
Lid Lock
Latch lock

Extra Features

5.0
0.0
The sealer comes with a convenient bag cutter built right into the top of the lid.
The sealer comes with a convenient bag cutter built right into the top of the lid.
There is a pair of bag hooks located within the vacuum channel of the Inkbird Plus INK-VS01.
Bag Cutter
Yes
No
Bag Holder
No
No
Bag Hooks
Yes
No
Removable Drip Tray
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.6
6.8

Ease of Use

6.0
6.0
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 requires quite a lot of force to click close, which can be a problem if you want to use the sealer one-handed.
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 requires quite a lot of force to click close, which can be a problem if you want to use the sealer one-handed.
There are two bag hooks situated at the top of the vacuum channel that’ll help you guide and align the bag into the proper position for sealing.
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
The Inkbird Plus INK-VS01 during a dry food test. Our noise level meter recorded the peak loudness of the motor in this instance, which is 83.2 dBA.
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
83.2 dBA
76.1 dBA

Indicator Lights and Chime

7.0
7.0
The indicator lights and the progress bar at the top of the control panel are decently bright and visible even under harsh studio lighting.
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
4
5
Progress Bar
Yes
No
Chime
No
No

Behind the Comparison

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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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