The Inkbird’s chief advantage when it’s compared side-by-side with the Nutrichef PKVS18BK is its compact size. Unlike full-size sealers like the Nutrichef, the Inkbird takes up very little space on the countertop, which will make it a compelling choice for people with a small kitchen. Despite its small size, though, the Inkbird still managed to achieve one of the highest performance scores among the sealers we’ve tested so far, with a total performance score of 7.2.
In contrast, the larger Nutrichef comes with a good-looking and relatively well-built design, but its lid — requiring a lot of force to click close — is troublesome to use. is praised for its visually appealing design, sturdy lid, and intuitive control panel, although it requires considerable force to close the lid properly.
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
- 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
- Cheap-looking design
- 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.