The food processor has become an essential accessory in most kitchens, but there has always been a view that they could be easier to use. For example, it does not make sense that you have to cut vegetables into smaller pieces before feeding them in. The Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor solves a lot of these problems.
It is a food processor that would not look out of place in a professional kitchen. It has two bowls – the large bowl is 16 cup and the smaller one is 2.5 cup – and all of the included accessories fit into a plastic container that does not take up much space to store.
5.5 Inch Super-Wide Feed Chute
The 5.5 inch feed chute is big for a domestic food processor. It means you will rarely (if ever) have to cut up fruit or vegetables before feeding them in.
There is a small food pusher and a large food pusher. The small one is very handy when working with smaller ingredients and it also doubles as a measuring cup. The large pusher also doubles as one of the safety features on this food processor as it will not run unless the large pusher is properly in place.
Variable Slicing Disc
There are five discs included with this food processor, one of which is a variable slicing disc. It has 24 different settings which allow you to change the thickness of your slices with a simple twist. You can create slices as thin as 0.3mm and as thick as 8.0mm.
The other discs that are included are a julienne disc, a French fry cutting disc, a whisking disc, and a reversible shredding disc. There are also three blades: a micro-serrated universal S blade; a dough blade; and a mini blade.
Features and Specifications
This food processor comes with the following features:
- 5.5 inch feed chute
- 5 multi-function discs
- 3 blades
- 16 cup BPA-free large bowl
- 2.5 cup BPA-free small bowl
- LCD display with timer that can count up or down
- Large and small food pushers
- Accessory storage box
- Silicone seal to reduce leakages
- 1,200-watt induction motor
- One year limited warranty on unit;25 year warranty on the induction motor
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Customer Reviews and Scores
There were 207 reviews at the time of writing and the average rating for this Breville food processor was 4.7 out 5. Of the 207 reviewers, 177 gave the product the highest 5 star rating. These people liked things like the power it produced, its appearance, the variable slicing disc, the large feed chute, and the two bowls.
Some reviewers did have issues with it. One of the concerns has to do with the blades and the spindle they sit on. Some reviewers did not like how hot these parts can become after processing. There were also some complaints from people who bought it to make dough and were disappointed with the results. A few did not like the price.
The Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor costs about $381.99. It is not the cheapest on the market but then it delivers more features than most of its competitors. The vast majority of people who have bought it have been impressed with the unit itself and with the accessories which have been designed to make food processing in domestic kitchens even easier.