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Nesco VS-12 Deluxe Vacuum Sealer vs GERYON Vacuum Sealer E2900-MS Side-by-Side Comparison

The Nesco VS-12 aced all our tests, including performance, design, and usability. It's a clear choice over the budget-friendly GERYON E2900-MS from the get-go.

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Nesco VS-12 Deluxe Vacuum Sealer

GERYON Vacuum Sealer E2900-MS

Nesco VS-12 Deluxe Vacuum Sealer vs GERYON Vacuum Sealer E2900-MS

Overall Verdict

The Nesco VS-12 consistently earns a spot in top product listings. Not only does it feature a highly durable housing and well-built design, but our reviewers also found its suction performance to be impressive. It excelled in both our dry and moist food tests. In contrast, the GERYON E2900-MS didn't perform well in the dry food test and received only a moderate total performance score in our evaluations.

Despite the Nesco VS-12 being nearly twice as expensive as the GERYON E2900-MS, we are confident that it represents a significant and worthwhile upgrade, especially if you require more advanced suction performance than what the GERYON E2900-MS can provide as an entry-level vacuum sealer.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%UsabilityNesco VS-12 Deluxe...GERYON Vacuum Seale...9.18.59.99.66.35.27.37.3
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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
  • 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
  • Doesn’t come with a chime
  • The lid lock is difficult to operate one-handed
  • Loud (85.5 dBA)
  • Dim indicator lights

Key Specs

Suction strength
78-80 kPA (Dry) / 52-70 kPA (Moist)
46-44 kPA (Dry)/9-24 kPA (Moist)
Working time
27-29s (Dry)/36-38s (Moist)
19-20s (Dry)/21-24s (Moist)
Dimensions
L 15.8 x W 7.8 x H 4.3 inches
14.4 x 5.5 x 2.56 inches
Weight
6.0 lbs (2.7 kg)
2.6 pound
Warranty
2 years
2 years

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.5
5.2

Dry Food Test

8.8
5.6
The Nesco VS-12 in the first dry test session, achieving a suction power of 78 kPA according to our vacuum gauge in a work cycle lasting 29 seconds.
The Nesco VS-12 in the first dry test session, achieving a suction power of 78 kPA according to our vacuum gauge in a work cycle lasting 29 seconds.
The Nesco VS-12 in the first dry test session, achieving a suction power of 78 kPA according to our vacuum gauge in a work cycle lasting 29 seconds.
The Nesco VS-12 in the second dry food test. We recorded a peak suction of 80 kPA in 27 seconds.
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.
Suction Mode
Normal
Normal
Food Mode
Dry
Dry
Suction Strength
78 kPA (1) - 80 kPA (2)
46 kPA (1) - 44 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
29s (1) - 27s (2)
20s (1) - 19s (2)

Moist Food Test

8.0
4.7
The Nesco VS-12 during the first moist food test, achieving a peak suction power of 52 kPA according to our vacuum gauge in a work cycle of 38 seconds.
The Nesco VS-12 during the first moist food test, achieving a peak suction power of 52 kPA according to our vacuum gauge in a work cycle of 38 seconds.
The Nesco VS-12 during the first moist food test, achieving a peak suction power of 52 kPA according to our vacuum gauge in a work cycle of 38 seconds.
The Nesco VS-12 during a moist food test packaging fresh mango slices. The peak suction strength recorded was 70 kPA in 36 seconds.
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.
Suction Mode
Gentle
Gentle
Food Mode
Moist
Moist
Suction Strength
52 kPA (1) - 70 kPA (2)
9 kPA (1) - 24 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
38s (1) - 36s (2)
21s (1) - 24s (2)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.9
7.3

In the Box

Besides the Nesco VS-12 itself, the shipping box also comes with rolls of plastic bags, instruction manual and warranty card.
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 Nesco VS-12 sealer. Its length is 15.8 inches, width is 7.8 inches, and the height is 4.3 inches.
Dimensions Geryon Vacuum Sealer
Weight
6.0 lbs (2.7 kg)
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Length
15.8" (40.1 cm)
14.4" (36.6 cm)
Width
7.8" (19.8 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Height
4.3" (10.9 cm)
2.6" (6.5 cm)

Build Quality

10
8.0
The housing of the Nesco VS-12 is on full display. Note the parts that are plated in metal to protect the sealer from damage.
The housing of the Nesco VS-12 is on full display. Note the parts that are plated in metal to protect the sealer from damage.
Inside the Nesco VS-12. You can see the vacuum channel and the vacuum bag roll holder. Towards the front is the heating bar with a high-vis orange strip.
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.

Control Panel

10
7.5
The control panel at the top of the Nesco VS-12
The control panel at the top of the Nesco VS-12
Compared to single sealing, which is suitable for dry food, double sealing gives the bag a stronger seam to prevent leakage.
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.
Button Type
Physical
Touch-sensitive
Number of Buttons
6
6
Number of Modes
5
4

Lid

10
9.0
The lid of the Nesco VS-12 can be locked and unlocked by working the handle at the top.
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.
Lid Lock
Handle lock
Latch lock

Extra Features

9.0
0.0
The Nesco VS-12 comes with a roomy compartment inside where you can store a single roll of plastic bag. A flip-down cutter is built-in for you to cut out the correct bag length.
The Nesco VS-12 comes with a roomy compartment inside where you can store a single roll of plastic bag. A flip-down cutter is built-in for you to cut out the correct bag length.
The vacuum channel's two bag hooks simplify the process of correctly aligning the plastic bag's lip, making it easier for you to use.
Bag Cutter
Yes
No
Bag Holder
Yes
No
Bag Hooks
Yes
No
Removable Drip Tray
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.6
7.3

Ease of Use

9.5
7.0
The grommet at the back of the Nesco VS-12 allows you to wrap and manage the power cord better when you have to store the sealer.

Safety & Noise

10
9.0
The Nesco VS-12 is on the louder side. According to our noise level meter, the suction motor could get as loud as 83.4 dBA, like during this dry food test.
The Nesco VS-12 is on the louder side. According to our noise level meter, the suction motor could get as loud as 83.4 dBA, like during this dry food test.
Our noise level meter recorded a peak loudness of 85.5 dBA during a dry food test, under normal suction mode.
Maximum Noise Level
83.4 dBA
85.5 dBA

Indicator Lights and Chime

9.5
7.0
The small LED screen that indicates the sealer’s progress on the control panel.
The light indicators of the Geryon E2900-MS can be seen here. The “Normal” and “Dry” lights are currently lit.
Number of Indicators
9
7
Progress Bar
Yes
No
Chime
No
No

Behind the Comparison

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