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MegaWise Vacuum Sealer VS6621 vs CALOTO Vacuum Sealer AP-12X Side-by-Side Comparison

Both the MegaWise VS6621 and the CALOTO AP-12X are great vacuum sealers to buy if you’re after a lightweight and compact sealer. But to get the most suction performance, look into the MegaWise.

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MegaWise Vacuum Sealer VS6621

CALOTO Vacuum Sealer AP-12X

MegaWise Vacuum Sealer VS6621 vs CALOTO Vacuum Sealer AP-12X

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%UsabilityMegaWise Vacuum Sea...CALOTO Vacuum Seale...6.75.08.08.55.84.76.17.5
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Pros & Cons

  • Affordable
  • Decent build quality comes included with a built-in bag cutter
  • Excellent ease of use
  • Numerous safety signs and stickers
  • Relatively affordable
  • Quiet operation (76.1 dBA)
  • Very compact form factor (3.2 inches in width)
  • Excellent safety features
  • Lackluster vacuum-packing performance
  • Loud motor noise (84.4 dBA)
  • 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
5.0
4.7

Dry Food Test

4.8
4.9
The Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer during the first dry food test. After 14 seconds, the sealer hit a peak vacuum strength of 36 kPA.
The Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer during the first dry food test. After 14 seconds, the sealer hit a peak vacuum strength of 36 kPA.
The Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer in the second dry food test. Similar to the first test, the sealer finished a working cycle in 14 seconds with a peak vacuum of 33 kPA.
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
N/A
N/A
Food Mode
Dry
Dry - 1
Suction Strength
36 kPA (1) - 35 kPA (2)
18 kPA (1) - 20 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
14s (1) - 14s (2)
33s (1) - 33s (2)

Moist Food Test

5.4
4.5
The Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer in the first moist food test. The sealer took a lot longer than in the dry test, taking 50 seconds to finish a working cycle with a peak vacuum strength of 49 kPA.
The Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer in the first moist food test. The sealer took a lot longer than in the dry test, taking 50 seconds to finish a working cycle with a peak vacuum strength of 49 kPA.
The Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer in the first moist food test. The sealer took a lot longer than in the dry test, taking 50 seconds to finish a working cycle with a peak vacuum strength of 49 kPA.
The second moist food test for the Megawise VS6621 played out in a near-identical fashion, with a working cycle of 49 seconds and a peak vacuum strength of 47 kPA.
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
N/A
N/A
Food Mode
Moist
Moist - 4
Suction Strength
49 kPA (1) - 47 kPA (2)
11 kPA (1) - 10 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
50s (1) - 49s (2)
49s(1) - 47s (2)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.0
6.1

In the Box

The Megawise VS6621 and all the accompanying accessories, including the air hose, complementary plastic bags, instruction manual and warranty card.
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

The Megawise VS6621 is considered a compact vacuum sealer, measuring 15.5 inches in length, 4.1 inches in width, and is 2.1 inches tall.
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
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
Length
15.5" (39.4 cm)
14.9" (37.8 cm)
Width
4.1" (10.4 cm)
3.2" (8.1 cm)
Height
2.1" (5.3 cm)
2.1" (5.3 cm)

Build Quality

8.0
7.0
The Megawise VS6621 is an extremely compact vacuum sealer that has garnered glowing reviews from customers as of late.
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

9.0
5.0
Close-up on the control panel of the Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer.
Close-up on the control panel of the Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer.
The sixth “Vac” button on the interior of the Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer.
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
Physical
Physical
Number of Buttons
6
4
Number of Modes
2
2

Lid

9.0
8.0
The latch locks on the Megawise VS6621 clicks in place fairly smoothly, but requires a bit of force. This can make it challenging for using the sealer one-handed.
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

4.0
0.0
The bag cutter on top of the Megawise VS6621’s lid also has a handy ruler for you to precisely measure the length of bag you want to cut.
Bag Cutter
Yes
No
Bag Holder
No
No
Bag Hooks
No
No
Removable Drip Tray
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.5
7.5

Ease of Use

8.5
8.0
The Megawise VS6621 requires a lot of downward force to click close. As such, it can be difficult to use the sealer one-handed.
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

7.0
10
The Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer is one of the loudest models we’ve tested, hitting a peak of 87.5 dBA during a dry food test, according to our noise level meter.
The Megawise VS6621 vacuum sealer is one of the loudest models we’ve tested, hitting a peak of 87.5 dBA during a dry food test, according to our noise level meter.
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
87.5 dBA
74.8 dBA

Indicator Lights and Chime

10
3.0
There are six different indicator lights on the Megawise VS6621, plus a progress bar. All the lights are bright and can be seen even under harsh lighting conditions.
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
6
8
Progress Bar
Yes
No
Chime
No
No

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