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Nesco VS-12 Deluxe Vacuum Sealer vs MegaWise Vacuum Sealer VS6621 Side-by-Side Comparison

At a fraction of the price and being far more compact, the Megawise VS6621 seems like a pretty good buy over the Nesco VS-12. But if you want maximum sealing power, it may be worth going for the pricier Nesco VS-12!

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Nesco VS-12 Deluxe Vacuum Sealer

MegaWise Vacuum Sealer VS6621

Nesco VS-12 Deluxe Vacuum Sealer vs MegaWise Vacuum Sealer VS6621

Overall Verdict

The Nesco VS-12 sealer is the clear choice over the MegaWise VS6621. It outperforms in both dry and moist food sealing tests, scoring 8.5 to MegaWise's 5.0, particularly excelling with dry foods.

In terms of design, the Nesco boasts better build quality and features like bag hooks and an interior bag-holding compartment, while the MegaWise offers a basic design with only a bag cutter on the lid.

Both are user-friendly, but the Nesco leads in usability (9.6) and safety, while the MegaWise excels in indicator lights and chime (perfect 10).

If you prioritize affordability, the MegaWise works. However, for top-tier performance, design, and usability, the Nesco VS-12 is a worthwhile investment.

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
  • Decent build quality comes included with a built-in bag cutter
  • Excellent ease of use
  • Numerous safety signs and stickers
  • Doesn’t come with a chime
  • Lackluster vacuum-packing performance
  • Loud motor noise (84.4 dBA)

Key Specs

Suction strength
78-80 kPA (Dry) / 52-70 kPA (Moist)
35-36 kPA (Dry) / 47-49 kPA (Moist)
Working time
27-29s (Dry)/36-38s (Moist)
14s (Dry)/49-50s (Moist)
Dimensions
L 15.8 x W 7.8 x H 4.3 inches
L 15.5 x W 4.1 x H 2.1 inches
Weight
6.0 lbs (2.7 kg)
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Warranty
2 years
1-year

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$116.98
$46.36

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.5
5.0

Dry Food Test

8.8
4.8
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 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.
Suction Mode
Normal
N/A
Food Mode
Dry
Dry
Suction Strength
78 kPA (1) - 80 kPA (2)
36 kPA (1) - 35 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
29s (1) - 27s (2)
14s (1) - 14s (2)

Moist Food Test

8.0
5.4
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 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.
Suction Mode
Gentle
N/A
Food Mode
Moist
Moist
Suction Strength
52 kPA (1) - 70 kPA (2)
49 kPA (1) - 47 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
38s (1) - 36s (2)
50s (1) - 49s (2)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.9
8.0

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

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.
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.
Weight
6.0 lbs (2.7 kg)
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Length
15.8" (40.1 cm)
15.5" (39.4 cm)
Width
7.8" (19.8 cm)
4.1" (10.4 cm)
Height
4.3" (10.9 cm)
2.1" (5.3 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 Megawise VS6621 is an extremely compact vacuum sealer that has garnered glowing reviews from customers as of late.

Control Panel

10
9.0
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.
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.
Button Type
Physical
Physical
Number of Buttons
6
6
Number of Modes
5
2

Lid

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

Extra Features

9.0
4.0
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.
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
Yes
Bag Holder
Yes
No
Bag Hooks
Yes
No
Removable Drip Tray
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.6
8.5

Ease of Use

9.5
8.5
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.
The Megawise VS6621 requires a lot of downward force to click close. As such, it can be difficult to use the sealer one-handed.

Safety & Noise

10
7.0
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.
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.
Maximum Noise Level
83.4 dBA
87.5 dBA

Indicator Lights and Chime

9.5
10
The small LED screen that indicates the sealer’s progress on the control panel.
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.
Number of Indicators
9
6
Progress Bar
Yes
Yes
Chime
No
No

Behind the Comparison

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