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Breville Sous Chef Food Processor Review & Guide

The Breville Sous Chef Food Processor is the king of food processors! There are food processors and there are food processors and then there’s the BrevilleSous Chef Food Processor (BFP800XL). It’s a champion!

Yes, the same people who make the world’s most famous sandwich makers also make food processors and this one is an absolute legend in its own lifetime.

The Breville Sous Chef Food Processor may not be for everyone. For many family kitchens it’s pure overkill, but for the committed cook who is turning out meals on a daily basis – it’s an investment. It’s going to save hours on prep time and going to help you make the best meals possible.

It’s also a great looking machine and will be a handsome addition to any kitchen – big or small. (Although if you live in a tiny house you may prefer to go with something smaller like the Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor. You can read our review of this smaller alternative and make that decision.)

Bottom line? The Breville Sous Chef Food Processor is amazing! We love it!



The Benefits Of Owning A Food Processor

It all comes down to time saved with food processors. Sure, you can knead dough, chop and slice by hand, etc. but that all takes up a large amount of time and that is often time we don’t have when we have work, children, partners, friends, etc. to tend to.

So, in comes the food processor to do the heavy lifting. We’d put it in the Top 3 essential appliances in any modern kitchen.


The Benefits Of The Breville Sous Chef Food Processor

When preparing food, consistent size is important for even cooking and world-class presentation. For slicing, chopping, dicing, shredding or kneading the Brevill Sous Chef delivers consistently perfect results.

This is is a professional grade Breville food processor and that means a large number of discs and blades in the box so that you can be super-precise about the way you approach each job in the kitchen.

Breville Food Processor Blades

It has a wider feed chute (5.5 inches) than almost any other food processor and that means it’s not necessary to “pre-chop” your fruit and veggies. This is a big time saver and something we most liked about the Breville Sous Chef.

There are also 2 BPA-free bowls in the box, which is a nice, but not essential, addition to the value of the package. It also includes a spatula which just keeps everything looking and feeling coherent when using the Breville Sous Chef Food Processor.

Breville Sous Chef Food Processor components

The multi-directional timer allows you to count up as well as count down during processing, this isn’t a big deal but it can help some people follow a recipe more easily.

Most importantly, the motor is a 1,200 Watt high torque motor which can make easy work of even the toughest jobs. We also like that it handles a full 16-cups at a time.

One thing everyone will love about this is the neat storage box for all the attachments and utensils. We wish all manufacturers paid attention to details like this. It makes keeping things neat incredibly easy.

Final Thoughts On The Breville Sous Chef Food Processor

This is not a cheap food processor. If you’re going to buy the Breville food processor – its an investment in your kitchen and your cooking. It’s going to suit those with large families and regular get togethers who want to create the best food at home.

We liked it so much at Kitchen Authority that it’s become our food processor of choice. That’s how good it is.



If you purchase the Breville Sous Chef Food Processor then you’re going to want to test it out for a variety of purposes. Get inspired and motivated with our compilation of the Best Cookbooks of the year.

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