Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor Review
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Pro A professional sous chef in the form of a machine
The Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef is one of the most dynamic food processors on the market whose power, versatility, and overall brilliance leave no wonder as to why this appliance has been likened to your very own personal (mechanized) sous chef.
Pro Good safety features
This food processor comes with a safety locking system, meaning the machine won't run if any of its accessories (bowl, lid, pusher, etc.) aren’t correctly fitted. Furthermore, it has non-slip rubber feet that ensure the machine's stability when in use.
Pro Simplifies food preparation
The 5.5" wide feed chute of the Breville Sous Chef means that you can add large chunks of food (namely fruits and vegetables) right into the machine without having to chop them up first. This saves you time and speeds up food preparation.
Pro Comes with an array of equipment and features
The Breville Sous Chef comes equipped with an assortment of items to optimize your food processing experience. Such include a 16 cup / 3.8 L large bowl, in addition to a 2.5 cup / 600 ml small bowl; depending on the mixing job at hand, both sizes are sure to meet your needs. The machine is also decked with a mini blade, a dough blade, a cleaning brush, and a spatula, not to mention a count up/down LCD timer and an auto-pulse.
Pro BPA-free materials
The parts of this machine that come into contact with food are BPA-free. BPA (bisphenol A) is a chemical found in certain plastics, especially that used for storing food and drink. Some research has found that BPA can seep into food and result in certain damaging effects on our health.
Pro Powerful but quiet
While the Breville Sous Chef comprises a powerful 1200W motor and processes food at lightning speeds, it nonetheless makes little noise when at work.
Pro Easy to clean
This machine is very easy to clean: even its detachable, non-electric parts can be washed in the dishwasher.
Pro Facilitates all kinds of food processing
The Breville Sous Chef allows for chopping, slicing, grating, and even pureeing food stuffs. Its shredding capabilities can alternate between fine and coarse, while its slicing capabilities are customizable thanks to its range of slicing settings (of which there are 24 in total). These settings can vary the thickness of your slicing from a very thin 0.3 mm to a thick 8.0 mm. The machine also comes equipped with several different slicers: a micro serrated S blade, a julienne disc, a French fry cutter, a reversible shredding disc, and a whisking disc.
Pro Promotes a clutter-free worktop
The retractable cord of the Breville Sous Chef tucks up neatly inside the base of the machine to help keep your countertop tidy and clutter-free.
Con Cumbersome due to weight
This food processor is 26 lbs in weight, meaning it's not particularly transportable and making it better suited to large kitchens.
Con Limited warranty
The warranty of the Breville Sous Chef is only 1 year which is quite short given how much the machine costs. Despite this, the motor has a 25-year warranty.
At almost $320, the Breville Sous Chef is an expensive kitchen appliance.