Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice
Are you looking for a new food processor? Love to eat well but don’t have much time to actually cook? If only you could have your personal chef, right?
Well, here’s the second best: Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice, an upgrade of their BFP800XL Sous Chef 16 food processor.
If you’re doing big batches of food, to feed your family, freeze for later or you just cook a lot, Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice is the machine for you. You will be blown away by just how much this food processor can do.
What is Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice?
As mentioned above, Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice food processor is a big brother of BFP800XL Sous Chef.
Like any other regular food process, Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice has lid, chute, it’s bulky and it has a couple of functions to operate it. It’s also very high quality and powerful.
But it’s true value is in attachments it comes with.
A lot of attachments.
Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice attachments
You may be sitting on the fence whether to get a peel and dice upgrade or settle for a regular one. It’s really up to you, both are great.
The regular Breville sous chef comes with:
- a smaller bowl to nest inside the bigger, 16-cup bowl
- a smaller S-blade that fits in the smaller bowl
- a regular S-blade that fits in a bigger, 16-cup bowl
- it comes with a shredder blade with two sizes of shredding (usually, there’s only 1 size)
- adjustable slicer with adjustable knob at the bottom to change the thickness of your slices – which is another really cool feature. You can make your own chips at home however thick you want (0 – 0.8 mm).
- the Julienne blade is for cutting any vegetable into a thin sticks – like shoe string fries
- the Fries blade does the same as Julienne blade, but bigger, less thin.
- with the regular Breville sous chef, you also get a dough blade and an emulsifying blade.
That’s nine attachments for a regular sous chef.
If you pay a little extra, you get another set of attachments – peel and dice.
With peel and dice, you can – as the name suggests – peel vegetables by bumping vegetables around and dice them (12 mm cubes).
And, when you register the machine with Breville, you get additional 2 sizes for dicing attachment (8mm, and 16mm) and dice away in a perfect little cubes.
Anything you want to do, anyway you want to prepare your food, with a Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice you can.
Breville sous chef 16 pill and dice in action
Because there’re so many attachments to go through, we’ll take a different approach.
I found a great and very thorough test by Versatile Vicky on YouTube. I attached video below my short summary of her test.
In the video, there’s a test of every attachment and what is most important, the video is not sponsored by Breville, so it is unbiased and really shows how the Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice performs.
Peeling of 6 potatoes is done in 25 seconds. Because vegetable isn’t shaped uniformly, if you’re picky, you’ll still need to peel an odd corner.
Slicing, shredding and dicing of vegetables and fruits is done in seconds. You’ll notice the food will stay on the dicing disk and won’t fall through. This is because of the space between the slicing and dicing blade.
To solve this, Breville made a “cleaner” pusher for it so there’s no food waste.
S-blade works just as well, a couple of pulses and you have processed an onion, garlic, herbs or tomatoes.
Dough blade works similarly as an S-blade: put in flour and butter and pulse it a a couple of times. Then add a bit of a cold water and pulse it again until the right texture – when it starts to clump up.
Cleaning Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice
Cleaning is by hands, but easy. The best and easiest way to clean it is to hand wash it straight after use.
The dicing attachment require more time because of all the small square compartments. The fastest way to clean it is to use a brush and running water to rinse it out.
Breville’s manual says plastic parts are dishwasher safe, but they discourage often use. Note that, no matter which food processor you have, continues dish washing can shorten lifespan of the bowl and dull the blades.
- chunky for what you get
- not dishwasher safe
Let’s be honest, Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice is a high end food processor, thus the price tag, the only thing keeping you from buying it. I understand, I’m the same. There’s only this much we can afford.
But on the other hand, with a 25-year warranty on the motor this is the one food processor we’ll ever need to buy.
How many food processors did you already have to buy, because they weren’t up to it?
2, 3? If it’s time to treat yourself, then treat yourself and don’t feel bad about it. You don’t buy a food processor every day, so when you do, buy the best you can get.
Another question is: “Is it worth it?”
That depends on you: Do you have a family you cook for? Do you do a lot of food prep that takes away half of your afternoon? Are you big on cooking whole pot of food and freeze it for over the week? Do you host a lot of dinners? Are you super into healthy food, conscious consumer, or have food allergies and have to prepare everything yourself? Do you hate peeling veggies?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then, yes, it’s worth it.
If you’re still not sure, you’re like me.
I know I need a superb blender but not a superb food processor. I usually don’t peel vegetables and I don’t really dice them either. So for me, Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice is an overkill, at least for now.
But you never know, right.. So to avoid the dilemma and still keep my chances for an upgrade open, I’d choose a regular Breville sous chef.
Still get all the 9 cool attachments and if needed I can get a Peel and dice kit later. No harm donne.
No matter how you look at it, Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice is a fantastic kitchen appliance.
It’s such an upgrade for a food processor, it’s difficult to put everything in one post because it’s, well..it’s like having your personal sous chef.
You still have to cook the food, but leave the prep part for your sous chef and if you do lots of cooking then it’s totally worth it. If not, get yourself a regular one and upgrade it later, if needed.
Breville sous chef 16
peel and dice
sous chef 16
Breville Dicing Kit
(8mm & 16mm blades)
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