Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice

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. 

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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:

  • smaller bowl to nest inside the bigger, 16-cup bowl
  • smaller S-blade that fits in the smaller bowl
  • 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

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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.

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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. 


Conclusion

Pros:

  • attachments
  • warranty
  • all-in-one
  • chunky for what you get

Cons:

  • price
  • 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.

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Breville sous chef 16

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Breville BFP800XL 
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Breville Dicing Kit
(8mm & 16mm blades)

If you liked what you’ve read, please leave a comment bellow so we can chat some more. Your comment also help to push this post so more people can read it and find the info they were looking for.   

You can also find me on social platforms, under the “Vegan for beginners”. I love hearing from you guys.

 

Till next time,

Katya

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43 thoughts on “Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice”

  1. Thank you for this great review.

    I have to say, I’m tempted to pick one of these baby’s up but I’m not sure I really need it.  I have one of the Ninja units and it does almost as much as the Breville but not all.

    I’m saddened to hear it’s not dishwasher safe but, to be honest, I usually end up hand-washing anyway, LOL.

    I like the idea of using one of these for peeling.  I’ll have to think about this one.

    Thanks again,

    Scott

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    • Hi Scott, Ninjas are super popular and it seem they work well. I mean, yes you can really do so much with Breville peel and dice it’s amazing..but if you’re happy with your Ninja, stick with it because then you end up with half dozen different kitchen appliances that you don’t really use. And if one day, you’ll need a new food processor you know which one to get 🙂

      Best,

      Katya

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  2. I think Breville 16 peel and dice is a winner for me. I can do anything I need to prep my food for cooking or baking.

    I do not mind that it is not dishwasher safe because I see that it can be taken apart and washed individually, which is really great. But I agree that the price is important, so I may have to wait a little bit but it is definitely on my list for a very soon purchase.

    Great review!

    Thanks

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    • Hi Adyns68, great to hear from you 🙂 True, it’s expensive and a winner at the same time, that’s why I think getting a regular Breville sous chef 16 first and then if needed upgrade it later.. Or wait for a birthday and smoothly suggest your friends and family that you need a new food processor 😉

      Best,

      Katya

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  3. I need one of these food processors. What a pleasure to have all your potatoes peeled for you in 25 seconds. This is a job I hate as manual peeling takes up so much time. 

    I also love that it chops everything up so quickly.  It will be far easier to prepare healthy meals without a fuss by having a helper such as this in your kitchen. 

    The price is steep I agree but well worth it I think. Thanks 

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    • Hi Michel, it’s a great time saves and truly effortless to prepare meals – specially if you eat lots of veggies and fruits, or as you said, peeling 🙂 The processing is super quick because the discs start to move as soon as the pusher touches the safety thingy – so the food is usually processed even before you could reach it. For harder, tough vegetables it takes longer, and you only need to apply a bit of pressure and it done. It is by all standards one of the best, if not the best and most versatile food processor.

      Best,

      Katya

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  4. Hi Katya. Wow, there is nothing this thing can’t do – even making dough. It really is top of the line. I don’t consider myself a good cook, I’m a single Dad and have kids to cook for, and not much time because I work full time. I also hate cutting and peeling vegetables, so this would be great for me. Sure it is expensive, but as you say, it is the only food processor you will ever need to buy. I think it can even be great for people who don’t like to cook because it is such a time saver, and would be a good way to get vegetables into kids. Thanks for a great review.

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    • Hi Greg, glad you found it useful, and yes, if you don’t like cooking or you don’t consider yourself a good cook, a food processor like Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice is a great shortcut to cook for the kids 🙂 And, because you can peel with it, there’s no fighting whose turn it is to peel the potatoes 🙂

      Best,

      Katya

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  5. This is an excellent review about this amazing breville sous chef. I like the fact that it is all in one and has many attachment blades that can cut vegetables and other spice into the desired shape. Those dough and shredded blade is a hit and can save one from using manual shredding tool and peeling vegetables manually. Although it look expensive but I love making my kitchen a place for siteview of difference cooking equipment. I’ll love to make a check on this product and get more clue about it price, power input and warranty status.

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    • Hi Stella, to help you with getting info on the Breville peel and dice, it’s power input is 1200W, 220 – 240 V voltage.

      As for the warranty, it’s 25 years on the motor and 1 year for the rest.

      Hope this helps,

      Katya

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  6. This Breville sous chef 16 Peel and Dice food processor is exactly what is missing from my kitchen. I usually spend so much time unpeeling and dicing all the vegetables that I am going to use for my food. Plus, it’s very boring!

    This food processor is definitely going to untie my hands.

    Thanks a lot for the review and the demo!

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  7. Very cool I love what this processor is able to do. I see from the video that it is very very fast a dream for anyone who wants to spend less time preparing, peeling, slicing etc, so a winner as far as I can see. It would do well too for a big family like mine. We eat dinner with the whole family on a Sunday evening and this would be perfect for preparing dishes for everyone but with less time. I think I will invest in this mixer sooner rather than later 🙂

    Rina

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    • Hi Rina, it is very fast. The blade starts to turn as soon as the pusher touches safety thingy and often times, food is processed before you even touch it.

      Your Sunday meals with family will become much faster and easier to prepare 🙂

      Best,

      Katya

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  8. Glad to see someone reviewing the Breville sous. My sister has one and every time I visit her I use this product. I can attest that it has lots of great attachments, it’s easy to use and out performs its competitors in the same price range. I was thinking of getting one because I spend most of my time prepping food and I know for a fact that this is going to speed that up. Thanks for reviewing such a great product, will be back for more.

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    • Hi Brandon, thanks for leaving your comment. It is a quiet expensive pill to swallow, agree,  but once you have it, as you said with your sister, you use it every time which is great. There’s nothing worse than spending money on appliance you don’t use because it’s either to complicated, to much work to clean or to crappy to actually do the work..Breville is neither, just pure power and food prep 🙂

      Talk to you soon,

      Katya

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  9. The Breville Sous chef looks incredible. I don’t really need it but would love it! It would be a luxury. The 25 year warranty is unheard of these days! I love all the attachments but especially peel and dice ones. So…. it’s added to my wishlist for my wishlist kitchen…lol

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    • Hi islander1303, I know what you mean, and that’s great, if you don’t need it don’t get it. I know I don’t need such great FP myself – would I love to have it, Yes. Would I use it, probably not to so much and I would feel bad about it, having a machine that can do so much but I just don’t use it.  But it’s good to know what’s out there for one day though, because you never know 🙂

      Best,

      Katya

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  10. Hello katya! 

    Good to see a nice article. Now is the day of ease amd comfort. neither we want to do work so hard nor we have such much time. But in all the hard workings in day long food is the most important matter we all want. So it is desired to make easy foods and for faster duration. so we use food processors. but most of the time they put us on trouble both in physical and mechanical.

    Thanks for sharing your Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice. I think it would be helpful to make us that ease.

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  11. Is it worth it? I think it is. Any product that gives me that many years in warranty says a lot about the product. They are sure you will not be going back for repairs or refunds. Even with the price tag, I believe the Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel and dice is still worth it.

    The fact that it can peel, slice and shred into desired sizes is great. This will come in handy when you have a lot of food to prepare. 

    Thank you for taking your time to present us with this product.

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    • Hi Carol5162, thanks for leaving your comment. Breville in general is a super loved and trusted brand, I’m sure they know their people and what they want and need. So yes, if it makes your life easier than it’s absolutely worth it.

      Best,

      Katya

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  12. After researching different food processors (Magimix, Omega) I have decided to invest in this food processor. I am investing in a high end FP because I have decided to make a lifestyle change in my dietary habits for health reasons. I will be eating mostly vegan and raw foods which almost always require the use of a FP in preparation. I did notice in the video during the dough portion that there is moisture build up in the handle. I decided against the Cuisinart because some reviewers said that after some use, food particles will become caught in a small opening at the top of the lid and it does not come apart for cleaning therefore leading to bacteria and mold build up. Seeing the moisture in the handle makes me wonder if this will be a problem with this machine? Does anyone know if the handle comes apart so it can dry properly if moisture were to get inside as in the video? Thanks for your help!

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    • Hi Peter, I went through the video again I can see what you mean. I searched the internet and there are only a few mentions of this problem – from what I’ve read you shouldn’t submerge the  entire bowl with the handle when cleaning it, but only clean a bowl with sponge and rinse it out. However, if the water gets is the handle and mould starts to develop, then people suggested to use dilute bleach on it and then rinse it out.

      Another suggestion I’ve read is more diy, and although I feel a machine like this shouldn’t come with issues like this, it’s an easy fix. The diy way is to find where the water get in and seal it with silicone yourself (costs less that $10).

      Hope this helps,

      Katya 

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  13. Hi Katya!
    Good to know about your Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice. Such devices are really needed as we all have little time for cooking as because all of us is working people nowadays. So every aspects of our life need to be made easy. Foods are the part and parcel for our life. so it must be easy to have. Thus food processors are important. So your shared thing will surely helo us in this. I liked it more for that it consumes less space, easy to carry. But it’s price can be a disadventage of it. This should be thought about.

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  14. Great review. I love the expertory way you explained all the features of the Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice plus the fact that it is a high end food processor.

    The idea of having a multipurpose a gadget to help in the kitchen is an amazing one since it helps reduce time required to prepare a dish

    Breville sous chef 16 peel and dice is definitely something i would love to use and recommend for friends.

    Thanks for sharing.

    David!

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    • Hi David, thanks for leaving your comment. We all usually end up with a kitchen stacked with different appliances that only do one or two tasks and are because of that mostly just sitting under the counter. I think Breville peel and dice is a machine that can de-clutter kitchen. Everything is neatly packed in a box and that’s it, you have everything you need in that one box.

      Best,

      Katya 

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  15. Hi, Katya.
    Thanks for the excellent review of Breville Sous Chef Processor.
    Though it includes everything but I like the pealing feature the most as I hate peeling.
    One more time consuming work which can be delegated to Breville is preparation of dough.
    I am ready to own one and will surely  gift it to my wife on her birthday in August.
    Warm Regards,
    Gaurav Gaur

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    • Gaurav, it peels 6 potatoes in roughly 30 sec, which I think is absolutely amazing. It takes me couple of minutes to do that same job. I’m sure your wife will love it found it inspiring to try new recipes she has on the list but never got to them because they take a bit more prep time. It’ll save her so much time.

      Best,

      Katya

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  16. Wow!!! I enjoyed this article, it’s really educative to me so far I have family to cook for ,and the home appliances you show case are wonderful, this article is loaded with easy to read and well explained, kudos for this writer up I will go for this equipment.you will surely attract target audience like this reader.Thanks

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    • Thanks Abayomi, I’m glad to hear you found it educative and easy to read. The Breville souf chef 16 peel and dice is such a versatile, well equipped machine I struggled how to put it all together because it comes with so much attachments. So I’m glad to hear you can follow it through 🙂

      Best,

      Katya

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  17. Wow! Getting potatoes peeled within 26seconds? That should be in contention for the Guinness book of records (hahaha). I really need this breville sous chef because of the help it provides in the kitchen and not having to stress myself over peeling and dicing. That would even prompt me to cook much more healthier meals since I won’t have to go through the process of doing the hard work.the pricing however is a scare but them, for the attachments and all that it is about, it is very much worthy. Great post

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    • Hahaha, so I did some math and it’s true! According to Guiness book of records, 5 people peeled 484 kgs of potatoes in 45 min. Let’s say a potato weights 180g. Math mode on, this comes to 12 potatoes/person/minute… which is pretty much the speed sous chef peel and dice works as well 😀

      So there you go, if you want to have potatoes peeled a Guiness book record fast, there’s your chance 🙂

      xo,

      Katya

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  18. Wow, my mum heard of this beauty from a friend she visited quite recently. Actually, they make use of it and so she was indulged to get the product. It can really do a lot of things and I am honestly impressed. Itbis really going to save a lot of steress that comes with cooking. This is literally a chef on it’s own. Its sad though that cleaning this one is not very safe but then one can take precautions. I’d tell my mum what I saw on here. I’m sure were gonna buy this sous chef. Great review.

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    • Hi Henderson, thank you for sharing it with your mum. It’s great her friend has one and so she can see it in action and try it out herself before deciding whether she wants to buy it on not. I hope she finds it useful and for any question, she can send me an email or leave a comments and I’ll get back to her 🙂

      Best,

      Katya

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  19. I bought this product just because the advertisement stated that it peels…POTATOES, carrots including beets. I was so doubtful but wanted an easier way to prepare foods; I was fully prepared to return it back if it doesn’t peel my potatoes very well, so that was just the first test. And it worked amazingly.. The machine really peels fast. For vegetables, it peels less than 30 seconds. So far, I’ve tried almost every attachment but the dough and whisking blades and have not for once disappointed me.

    Awesome review Katya.

    Regards!

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    • Hi Jordan, thanks for leaving your comment. It’s great to hear a first hand experience! I think a lot of people are doubtful of it and that’s only natural, it has so many attachments that perform amazingly well it’s hard to believe. The good thing you mentioned is, you can return it if not satisfied, and nothing is lost. But it really does peel potatoes in seconds 🙂 And it dices like a pro..because it is one! 

      Keep enjoying your food prepping,

      Katya 

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  20. Thank you for the great, informative review! I love making food and never buy ready to eat stuff. This machine looks like a pretty good multi-functional machine, I could save LOTS of time using something like this. Needs to consider buying something like this or these are. However, thanks to the internet and sites like these, we have all the info available before buying.

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  21. My food processor and I have a love and hate relationship. Most often it wouldn’t work no matter how many times I click the power button and it’s not even overloaded. Food processor is a big help for me because I hate slicing, dicing and chopping, feels like it’s eating my time. The one I have right now definitely has lesser function that  Breville Sous Chef 16. The latter, really performs a lot of tricks. It stands up to its name – sous chef. I also watched the video and honestly, it’s really impressive. Another thing that homemakers would really like about it is the 25 year warranty. It’s definitely a great quality product to have a long warranty like this. Thanks for this review. 

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    • Oh no, I had a similar love hate relationship with my ex-blender – it just would turn on whenever I put in something tougher than a banana, useless s.o.b. 😉

      I think a 25 year warranty sets a peace of mind when purchasing such machine that you need to put some thought in and justify the purchase..and at the end of the day, it’s better to get yourself a proper sous chef and have it compared to having a couple of food processor that are half way there.

      xo,

      Katya

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  22. This food processor looks amazing. I’ve found others are very limited with not being able to dice, so this one has an advantage already. I was wondering how it was done, but with you including a video this is very helpful seeing it in action. I was very curious about how on earth it was able to peel potatoes too, but seeing it is believing in this case! Only 25 seconds! Very convenient for doing lots of potatoes. Seeing all of the various ways each tool slices and dices everything is highly valuable and very impressive! Thanks for a helpful post.

    Reply
    • Hi Kat,I had the same question myself: ” How the heck does it peel potatoes?” and them I saw in bouncing around the machine and it made so much sense 🙂 It truly is impressive and worth it, specially because you can upgrade the standard version for a peel and dice one, brilliant.

      Best,

      Katya

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  23. I am amazed how these devices help in making our kitchen work easier. It’s time for me to try and I think I will settle down with Breville Sous 16 Peel and Dice for now. I will try the other one later, Breville BFP800XL sous chef 16, hopefully after I receive my Christimas bonus from my employer. Since these are international brands and I’m from the Philippines, if one of their parts breaks down, does this brand have a service center or repair center in my country? I’d like to know before I buy.

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    • Hi Gomer, unfortunately I can’t answer your question because I don’t know which country you live in 🙂 The best way to figure it out is to either contact Breville’s costumer support or to go to the store selling Breville appliances and ask them if they know of an official, certified by Breville repair center.

      Hope this helps,

      Katya

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