Both the Nesco VS-12 Deluxe and FoodSaver VS-0160 are popular vacuum sealers with different strengths.aaa
The Nesco VS-12 Deluxe is great for sealing both dry and moist foods, featuring a user-friendly control panel with an LED screen, a bag roll compartment, and a cutter. However, it's larger, heavier, noisier, and comes with a higher price tag. It offers strong suction power and a two-year warranty.
On the other hand, the FoodSaver VS-0160 is budget-friendly and quieter. It's smaller, lighter, and more compact but has slightly lower suction power and a shorter one-year warranty. It lacks some extra features. In summary, the Nesco VS-12 Deluxe excels in sealing, while the FoodSaver VS-0160 is a compact and budget-friendly choice, depending on your needs and budget.
Pros & Cons
- Strong performance in both dry and moist food tests
- Well-built design
- Intuitive control panel with an LCD screen for progress tracking
- Comes with a bag roll compartment and bag cutter
- Affordable for what it can do
- Excellent vacuum sealing performance
- Beautifully designed and well-built
- The lid actuates smoothly and has a storage lock
- Relatively quiet
- Doesn’t come with a chime
- Safety could be improved with stickers that warn new users about the heat bar.
- No 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.