If you have ever watched the Jetsons cartoon and wondered when some of that cool futuristic technology would finally make an appearance, then you are in luck. No, there are no flying vehicles or dwellings above the clouds at the moment. You will just have to settle for a sleek designed food processor in your kitchen for the time being. It may not seem like much, but the Breville Sous Chef BFP800XL is indeed impressive for its size. Breville takes pride in creating some of the more technologically advanced small kitchen appliances, and their entry in the food processor arena is no different. If you are serious about what you cook and you want to maximize your efforts in the kitchen then this is one tool you should add to your arsenal.
We have used the BFP800XL in our own home, and it has lived up to the higher marks we have seen in some of the newer food processor ratings and reviews. The results are almost unanimous. Customer scores are super high despite how expensive this model is compared to other brands. It is currently ranked as a top food processor choice for the modern chef. So which features make the Breville Sous Chef stand apart from the crowd?
The BFP800XL comes with two work bowls; one large bowl (3.8l) and a mini processing bowl that is a 2.5 cup. The large processing bowl allows you to blend up large serving while the small one can be used for small jobs like mincing garlic or parsley. You might have noted that many food processes bowls usually has a hole in the bottom center, but not this one: it is completely sealed to prevent leaks when processing a lot of ingredients. The small has to be inside the large one in order for it to work, but it does has its own S blade, and unlike the large one, it not sealed because, you aren’t going to use it for large servings.
It has a 1200 watt induction motor. One great thing about induction motors is that they are simple and rugged in construction, and hence they tend to last for a long time. That’s why this unit comes with a 25 year warranty. The induction motor also makes this machine very powerful and when you press the pause or the on button the food are chopped or shred in a matter of a second. You will be amazed at how this unit works and how efficient it is, and if you have been using a small processor for a while, you might begin to use the pause button, and use one item at a time, until you learn how fast it works.
One of the greatest features of this food processor is the wide selection of blades that are all made from stainless steel for numerous prep options. All the blades and disc are housed in a nice, convenient accessory storage. There are three blades which include Micro-serrated S blade, the mini processing blade and the dough blade. You will also get five multi-functional discs, each of which is safe to handle, they have a flash design to ensure you do not get cut, but be careful . With the disc, you can be able to control the thickness of the ingredients that you are processing, thanks to the adjustment settings on the slicing disc.
Control and Safety Feature
The Breville BFP800XL r features a control panel with three stylish round buttons and an LCD with an auto timer. You can use the auto timer to set your desired time for processing, and it will stop processing as soon as the set time is reached. You will also notice that this unit is secure in all aspect: the bowls are BPA-free, the lid and the food pushers have a safety lock mechanism that prevent the motor from turning if you do not lock everything in place. A cleaning brush is also included for safe cleaning of the blades and the disc.
Wider Feed Chute
The size of feed chute is super wide, (5.5 inches) to allow you to slice, chop or shred any ingredient without having to cut it first. You can put a large potato and a whole zucchini or whatever you need to cut without any worry. Along with the feed tube is a small pusher that is great for small produce like carrot and you can use it as a measuring cup if you aren’t using in your processing.
Breville products have generally are some of the most wished for and highly rated appliances on the market. When it comes to the Breville BFP800XL, many reviews show that this is an excellent choice. It is robust, efficient, sturdy, well built, smooth running, quiet, and easy to operate. If you are looking for a high end food processor to handle your baby food needs, then this may be just what you are looking for.