Breville Sous Chef™ Food Processor, 12 Cup
Complete with auto-pulse, wide-mouth feed chute and accessories that provide more slicing, dicing, chopping and kneading options than ever, the Sous Chef’s powerful, commercial-grade motor can tackle anything you throw at it.
- Manufacturer: Breville
- Model: BFP660SIL
- Includes: Unit, S-blade, dough blade, slicing disc, grater, feed chute, bowl
- Material: Plastic, stainless steel
- Care: Hand wipe unit clean. Removable components are dishwasher safe
- Dimensions (outside): 17.32" H (with bowl) x 7.7" W x 11;" D
- Capacity: 12 cups (dry); 9 cups (wet)
- Weight: 16.53 lbs.
- Watts: 1000
- Warranty: 10-year motor warranty. 12-month replacement warranty
- Made in China
- Adjustable slicing disk easily converts from thick-cut to paper-thin slices
- Large, 5"-diameter feed chute accommodates large chunks of food to speed prep time and decrease the amount of pre-cutting
- Safety interlock system prevents the motor from running when the work bowl isn’t securely attached
- Pause and pulse functions
- Non-skid rubber feet keep unit in place when while processing
- Hideaway cord tucks up inside the base to keep countertops clutter free
Now I look for ways to use my Breville Sous Chef!! First thing I tried was using the adjustable slicing blade to cut celery for cornbread dressing for Thanksgiving. I was able to adjust the thickness to EXACTLY what I would have chopped it to by hand. WOW...Got a little crazy slicing celery... Had to give some away I had so much. LOL
I also have blended nuts and cookies for an allergy alternative crust for baking... Made basil salt... Makes good whipped cream too. Used the French fry cutter on a head of cabbage (made beautiful,easy to eat strips). Grated bars of Mexican hot chocolate for use in cooking and sending with my niece to college. Blended my homemade instant hot chocolate to a smooth powder consistency for easy mixing.
And the biggest accomplishment - pureed my entire batch of vodka sauce all at one time!!
Food transfer is easy since there's not a hole in bowl.. Clean up still requires hand washing so the markings don't come off the bowl, but this is nothing new. And it cleans up easily.
The Sous Chef is QUIET!! The old food processor, you had to yell to the person next to you to be heard.. The Sous Chef has this nice powerful motor that doesn't make you wish for earplugs to dampen the sound - for humans and pets. The old machine really bothered our pets in our all tile house. I can hold a normal conversation while using this.
I love my Sous Chef, but my parents say it is too heavy to move often and the bowl gasket makes it difficult to close (but you smell no onions until you open the lid!)
The box the attachments come in is wonderful - you can even store it on it's back end without things going everywhere inside.
This was my first Breville purchase and I am so pleased with how much thought and consideration of what consumers wanted that Breville's designers put into the machines, I now check this company fist when looking to buy a new kitchen appliance.
It's more money than other brands, but I believe it's been worth every extra penny. You won't be disappointed if you buy one!
Questions & Answers
• Variable slicing disc.
• Reversible grater for coarse and fine grating.
dimensions are missing a L,W or H
weight says 7 pounds. that's about 1/3 the weight of comparable food processors. is that enough heft to keep it from bouncing around the counter? or is it supposed be 17 pounds?
most food processor buttons these days are the sealed membrane type, these look like regular buttons and hard to keep clean. are they going to get gunked up and prone to spills?
17.32” H (with bowl) x 7.7” W x 11” D
There is no LCD screen. The image is correct. Description updated yesterday. LCD is only with the 16 cup.
There is no plastic membrane covering the buttons. There would be a protective bit of plastic covering it when its unboxed but there’s no permanent plastic membrane.
shorten the life of the plastic and the interlock components." But the Sur La Table description says "Care: Hand wipe unit clean. Removable components are dishwasher safe". Could you clarify, as I would have thought the bowl and the lid and its components would be fine in a dishwasher? If not, I may not buy the machine, as the Cuisinart is definitely ok in a dishwasher. Thanks very much!