The Nutrichef PKVS18BK sealer scores higher in design and usability, with a well-built lid and locking mechanism, an intuitive control panel, and bright, comprehensive indicator lights. It's also heavier and comes with a one-year warranty.
As for the Mueller MV-1100, it has better overall performance and a longer two-year warranty. This model is also slightly lighter, but our reviewers have made notes of its lower build quality, shown in the creaky lid hinges and unreliable control panel buttons.
If you prioritize design and ease of use, the Nutrichef will make for a more compelling option. However, if you expect good basic sealing performance and after-sale support, you’ll be happier with the Mueller.
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
- Passable vacuum-packing performance for the money
- Decent build quality
- Good safety features
- Bright indicator lights
- Comes with a progress bar for easy tracking
- The lid requires quite a lot of force to close properly.
- Motor is loud.
- Doesn’t come with any extra feature.
- 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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