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Nutrichef Vacuum Sealer PKVS18BK vs Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Sealer Side-by-Side Comparison

We have to give our recommendation to the Nutrichef PKVS18BK in this case. Its suction performance isn’t spectacular, but it far surpassed the BonsenKitchen VS-2100, which outright failed our performance tests.

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Nutrichef Vacuum Sealer PKVS18BK

Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Sealer

Nutrichef Vacuum Sealer PKVS18BK vs Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Sealer

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%UsabilityNutrichef Vacuum Se...Bonsenkitchen Vacuu...6.85.77.28.34.93.36.36.8
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Pros & Cons

  • Relatively affordable
  • Visually-appealing design
  • The lid and the attached locking mechanism are well-built
  • Simple and intuitive control panel
  • Bright and comprehensive indicator lights
  • Affordable
  • The lid is detachable for easier cleaning
  • Control panel is simple and easy to use
  • Quiet operation (76.1 dBA max)
  • Very bright indicator lights
  • The lid requires quite a lot of force to close properly.
  • Motor is loud.
  • Doesn’t come with any extra feature.
  • Mediocre performance across the board
  • Cheap-looking and flimsy build
  • The lid is problematic to use and requires a lot of force to shut

Key Specs

Suction strength
33-45 kPA (Dry) / 28-30 kPA (Moist)
31-35 kPA (Dry) / 11-10 kPA (Moist)
Working time
17-21s (Dry)/15-28s (Moist)
6s (Dry)/47-49s (Moist)
Dimensions
L 14.1 x W 6.0 x H 3.0 inches
L 15.2 x W 5.7 x H 3 inches
Weight
2.94 pounds
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Warranty
1-year
1 year

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$56.12
$30.49

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.7
3.3

Dry Food Test

4.7
4.8
The Nutrichef PKVS18BK during the first dry food test. The suction flow during the 17-second working cycle was measured at 33 kPA by our vacuum pressure gauge.
The Nutrichef PKVS18BK during the first dry food test. The suction flow during the 17-second working cycle was measured at 33 kPA by our vacuum pressure gauge.
The Nutrichef PKVS18BK during the first dry food test. The suction flow during the 17-second working cycle was measured at 33 kPA by our vacuum pressure gauge.
The Nutrichef PKVS18BK sealer during its second dry test, which reported a suction flow of 45 kPA at the end of a 21-second working cycle.
The BonsenKitchen VS2100 sealer during its first dry food test session, where we used it to vacuum-pack a bag of black rice grains. It achieved a peak suction of 30 kPA in a 6-second working cycle.
The BonsenKitchen VS2100 sealer during its first dry food test session, where we used it to vacuum-pack a bag of black rice grains. It achieved a peak suction of 30 kPA in a 6-second working cycle.
The BonsenKitchen VS2100 in the second dry food test session. This time around, it achieved a slightly higher peak suction at 34 kPA, but also a longer working cycle of 6 seconds.
Suction Mode
Normal
N/A
Food Mode
Dry
Dry
Suction Strength
33 kPA (1) - 45 kPA (2)
31 kPA (1) - 35 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
17s (1) - 21s (2)
6s (1) - 6s (2)

Moist Food Test

7.1
1.2
The Nutrichef PKVS18BK sealer during the first moist food test, during which it reported a vacuum strength of 30 kPA over a working cycle of 17 seconds.
The Nutrichef PKVS18BK sealer during the first moist food test, during which it reported a vacuum strength of 30 kPA over a working cycle of 17 seconds.
The Nutrichef PKVS18BK sealer during the first moist food test, during which it reported a vacuum strength of 30 kPA over a working cycle of 17 seconds.
The Nutrichef PKVS18BK sealer during the first moist food test, during which it reported a vacuum strength of 28 kPA over a working cycle of 15 seconds.
In the first moist food test with fresh mango slices, the BonsenKitchen VS2100 vacuum sealer only reached a peak suction of 11 kPA in a 49-second working cycle.
In the first moist food test with fresh mango slices, the BonsenKitchen VS2100 vacuum sealer only reached a peak suction of 11 kPA in a 49-second working cycle.
The second moist food test didn’t play out any better with the BonsenKitchen VS2100. Our vacuum gauge recorded a peak suction of just 10 kPA during a 49-second working cycle.
Suction Mode
Gentle
N/A
Food Mode
Moist
Moist
Suction Strength
30 kPA (1) - 28 kPA (2)
11 kPA (1) - 10 kPA (2)
Cycle Time
17s (1) - 15s (2)
49s(1) - 47s (2)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.2
6.3

In the Box

The content of the Nutrichef PKVS18BK vacuum sealer shipping box, which includes plastic bags, accessories, and documents such as warranty card and user manuals.
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 Nutrichef PKVS18BK. It is of about average size, measuring 14.1 inches in length, 6 inches in width, and is 3 inches tall.
The dimensions of the BonsenKitchen VS2100 vacuum sealer. Its length is marked as 15.2 inches, width is 5.7 inches, and height is 3.0 inches.
Weight
2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Length
14.1" (35.8 cm)
15.2" (38.6 cm)
Width
6.0" (15.2 cm)
5.7" (14.5 cm)
Height
3.0" (7.6 cm)
3.0" (7.6 cm)

Build Quality

8.0
7.0
The side profile of the Nutrichef PKVS18BK vacuum sealer.
The side profile of the Nutrichef PKVS18BK vacuum sealer.
The outer portion of the lid hinges of the Nutrichef PKVS18BK.
The underside of the Nutrichef PKVS18BK, which comes with four white anti-slip feet in four corners of the sealer.
The BonsenKitchen VS2100 is fairly well-built, but it’s still obvious even at a distance that the sealer is a budget model.
The BonsenKitchen VS2100 is fairly well-built, but it’s still obvious even at a distance that the sealer is a budget model.
The sealer has a slightly flimsy feel to it due to being made almost entirely from plastic.

Control Panel

8.0
9.0
The control panel of the Nutrichef PKVS18BK. All of the buttons (five in total) are touch-sensitive. The panel also has four indicator lights, plus a progress bar.
The control panel of the Nutrichef PKVS18BK. All of the buttons (five in total) are touch-sensitive. The panel also has four indicator lights, plus a progress bar.
There's an extra button inside the sealer that you can use if you prefer vacuuming through the air hose and adapter included with the sealer.
The control panel features five buttons, each with clear visual icons and indicator lights placed on top of them for more intuitive using experience.
Button Type
Physical
Physical
Number of Buttons
6
5
Number of Modes
4
2

Lid

8.0
5.0
A locking latch on one side of the sealer. You can also see the button that releases the latch to the side.
The lid is solidly-built, but difficult to close with one hand.
Lid Lock
Latch lock

Extra Features

0.0
0.0
Bag Cutter
No
No
Bag Holder
No
No
Bag Hooks
No
No
Removable Drip Tray
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.3
6.8

Ease of Use

8.0
6.0
The lid of the vacuum sealer is tricky to use one-handed. The user has to apply even force on both sides of the lid for it to click close properly.
The lid of the vacuum sealer is tricky to use one-handed. The user has to apply even force on both sides of the lid for it to click close properly.
The BonsenKitchen VS2100 comes with small, raised “brackets” in the vacuum channel to keep the bag straight, but they don’t function as well as bag hooks.

Safety & Noise

9.0
10
There are numerous safety stickers inside of the sealer.
BonsenKitchen VS2100 Noise BonsenKitchen 1
BonsenKitchen VS2100 Noise BonsenKitchen 1
Inside of the sealer is another sticker that details all of the steps you need to know to run the sealer correctly and safely.
Maximum Noise Level
84.5 dBA
76.1 dBA

Indicator Lights and Chime

9.0
7.0
There are corresponding indicator lights for each button on the control panel. The lights are bright and can be easily seen under harsh studio lighting.
Number of Indicators
5
5
Progress Bar
Yes
No
Chime
No
No

Behind the Comparison

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