The Nesco VS-12 clearly outshines the Mueller MV-1100 in nearly every aspect. It has outstanding sealing performance, with impressive suction power and quicker operation in dry and moist food tests. The Nesco VS-12 also boasts a well-built design that justifies its premium price.
Conversely, the Mueller MV-1100, designed for entry-level users, falls short in suction performance and build quality. Our reviewers noted a creaky lid, uneven lid locks, and overtly-sensitive touch buttons on the control panel.
The Mueller MV-1100, due to it being more affordable, may be appealing for those with only basic vacuum-sealing needs. However, for advanced users, it’ll be worth investing a bit more in the Nesco VS-12.
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
- Passable vacuum-packing performance for the money
- Decent build quality
- Good safety features
- Bright indicator lights
- Comes with a progress bar for easy tracking
- Doesn’t come with a chime
- The lid hinges creak when the lid is lifted or lowered
- Uneven lid locks
- Buttons on the control panel are unreliable
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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
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