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Breville Sous Chef™ Food Processor, 16 Cup

Designed to slice and julienne like a professional sous chef, this commercial-grade food processor lives up to its name. Complete with a count up/down LCD timer, auto-pulse, wide-mouth feed chute, and accessories that give you more slicing, chopping and...Read More

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Designed to slice and julienne like a professional sous chef, this commercial-grade food processor lives up to its name. Complete with a count up/down LCD timer, auto-pulse, wide-mouth feed chute, and accessories that give you more slicing, chopping and kneading options than ever, this unit’s 1200-watt motor makes quick work of all your processing needs.

Included storage box stores and organizes a wealth of processing attachments including: plastic dough blade, disk spindle, mini blade, micro-serrated universal blade, cleaning brush, spatula, adjustable slicing blade, julienne, French fry cutter, whisker, and reversible shredder. Unit also comes with a large, 16-cup capacity work bowl and a 2½-cup bowl for smaller jobs.

Click here to find out what Consumer Reports said about the Breville Sous Chef (Best in Ratings).

Features Hide

  • Slicing disk features 24 adjustable settings, from ½ mm to 8 mm thick
  • The 5½"-diameter feed chute accommodates large chunks of food, decreasing the need to pre-cut and speeding prep time
  • Safety interlock system keeps the motor from running when the work bowl isn’t securely in place
  • Pause and pulse functions
  • Non-skid rubber feet keep unit in place while processing
  • Hideaway cord tucks up inside the base to keep countertops clutter free

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Breville
  • Model: BFP800XL
  • Material: Stainless steel, plastic
  • Care: Hand wipe unit clean. Removable parts are dishwasher safe
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10¼" x 17¾"
  • Capacity: 16 cup
  • Weight: 19.4 lb.
  • Watts: 1200 W
  • Warranty: 25-year induction motor warranty
  • Designed in Australia, made in China


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Customer Reviews

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Very impressed with the new Breville Sous Chef.
As a chef, I demand good tools and equipment. I've been wanting a new food processor with greater capacity and power for some time. After trying out another brand unsuccessfully (and returning it), I saw this new model in the SLT catalog and was excited. So far, I'm really impressed with the Breville Sous Chef. Love the big capacity and the powerful motor. Grated giant hunks of Parmesan cheese in a few seconds, pureed marinara in a few pulses, thinly sliced pounds of mushroom so fast. Smart design on the accessories. Really wide feed tube holds a lot of ingredient. Have used the shredding blade, adjustable slicing blade, steel knife. Neat design on the slicing blade with 24 settings on just one blade. The steel knife (s blade) is razor sharp. Nice having measurements on the outside of the workbowl. So far, so good! Looking forward to trying out new capabilities I don't have with my old model (now relegated to a back cupboard). There's a lot to love about this food processor.

Nice job Breville. Very well thought out and designed
September 19, 2011
This is the BEST food processor I have ever used!
The Breville Sous Chef is the best food processor I have ever used. I have had it for a month and have used it every day with great success. Not only is the design gorgeous, but the functionality has been well thought out and tested. It has a powerful motor, large capacity bowl with measurements, excellent pulse feature and amazing timer function.

But what sets this machine apart is the extra wide feeding chute, the small and large pushers, the adjustable slicing blade with 24 settings, and the emulsifying disc. All of these features give you great control, making this machine extremely versatile.

I make a lot of raw vegan food, and I have been giving this machine a work out! It is fantastic for uniformly grinding and chopping fresh herbs, raw nuts and seeds and dried fruit. This machine makes great fresh nut and seed butters, dips and spreads. But the real test was the thick sticky stuff like raw balls, raw crusts, and raw cookies. Amazing! I also made conventional gluten free cakes and cookies with tremendous results too. I made some gluten free breads with the dough kneader and it worked out a treat!

But the adjustable slicing disc has become my new best friend. You can slice super thin pieces up to thick cuts. I couldn�t believe how well the slicing and shredding disc sliced tomatoes! It also makes really uniform shredded pieces for salads. The julienne disc offers incredible control over sizing - you can make really long pieces by laying the vegetables horizontally in the wide feeding chute! The emulsifying disc is really amazing too. I have made delicious mayonnaise, fresh fruit sorbet, and ice cream.

I cannot rave enough about this machine. It is absolutely fantastic
November 4, 2011
I think my Sous Chef is outstanding
This food processor does the work so I can play. I have made sweet potato fries with this processor and they came out great. I had other food processors that I returned because they could not handle the task of cutting sweet potato french fries. The Breville processor cuts them like they are butter with its 1200 watt motor and razor sharp blades.

The discs that come with this food processor are all I could ask for. I love the fact that the slicing blade can adjust from practically paper thin thin to about a 1/2 inch. The slicing blade cuts foods evenly. The french fry blade cuts them so they are all the same thickness. I also have used the french fry blade to to dice onions perfectly. The S blade chops great.

The mouth of the food processor is big enough to fit whole fruits and vegetables into it.

An engineer that also cooks was visiting and looked at the design of the machine and its accessories was very impressed with its quality.

I love the fact that bowl has a 12 cup liquid capacity. The design is well thought out. I have not used the small bowl yet.

The fact that their is a case to hold all of the accessories is a bonus. It is more likely to be used often if everything is in one place and easy to access. Everything is clearly labeled so you know what is used for.

The quality appears excellent and I expect to be using this on almost a daily basis for years to come. The replacement warranty is 1 year. However, the motor warranty is 25 years.

The initial cost is not cheap. But when you figure anything you could possibly need is included in the purchase price it is a reasonable price for the product. Other food processor companies get you with the additional cost of the accessories which are very pricey. I would highly recommend the Breville Sous Chef food processor over other processors.

I have had the pleasure to deal with Sur La Tables' customer service and they are a great store to work with. Sur La Table is like a candy shop to me
January 3, 2012
Most Powerful Processor for Home Use
Have been looking for a food processor as good or better than my old one and 1200 watts (old one had 900) certainly got my attention. All those watts mean a lot and no other processor for home use on the market even comes close All the other features are incredible and am lovin' it every day.
January 24, 2013
Kicks it!
Super powerful, looks great, and has a wide feed tube. Best of all is the disc caddy, which holds and organizes all the great stuff that comes with this food processor. Even if this wasn't an amazing appliance, which it is, the caddy clinches the deal
December 8, 2013
Great Product
This processor is very study and can handle a multitude foods
May 13, 2015
Impressive machine
I've only had it a couple of weeks but it's performed superbly thus far. The blades are incredibly sharp. I never realized how much my mini blender mushed things up until I tried chopping herbs with the Sous Chef. Slicing is beautifully consistent and clean up was easier than I expected. The locking and unlocking mechanisms for the bowl and lid really make it clear that a proper engineering effort went into this machine. I hemmed and hawed for almost two years before buying because of the price but I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
August 19, 2016
4 months ago
Superior food processor!
It is easy to use, I have made homemade peanut butter that is amazing. It took no time at all to make and it is smooth and creamy! I have chopped fresh raw vegetables and they come out perfect every time. The slicer has so many settings. I have used it for slicing tomatoes, cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts for sandwiches, lettuce! Super powerful motor, large capacity, I love this food processor and highly recommend it!
June 20, 2016
6 months ago
bought 2!
My 21 year old son started cooking last year and asked for a food processor. After reviewing and knowing how hard some are to clean, we settled on the Greville Sous Chef. We both love it. Couldn't be happier with my decision. The Breville toaster is also amazing. Love their products.
August 19, 2016
4 months ago
Nice unit!
I really like this food processor when I use it, I don't use it often but it works very well for everything I've tried to do with it! Clean up is easy!
September 16, 2016
1 year ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
used in SLT cooking class
Yvonne F on Dec 3, 2016
my wife wanted this for Christmas and you had the bestprice thank you
LOUIS H on Nov 23, 2016
used in SLT cooking class
Yvonne F on Dec 3, 2016
Consumer reports
Bernadette V on Nov 29, 2016
my wife wanted this for Christmas and you had the bestprice thank you
LOUIS H on Nov 23, 2016
I have reviewed customer comments about this product and decided that it will meet my needs. I hope it will live up to the reviews and my expectations.
Elizabeth C on Nov 22, 2016
REviews indicate it's the best food processor
Jeffrey K on Nov 22, 2016
I have a most of the Breville small appliances - never disappointed!!!! They last and feel substantial.
Gary H on Nov 21, 2016
Great rating from Consumer Reports and great price on the red model.
James K on Nov 20, 2016
quality, customer reviews, Breville customer service
Jeff B on Nov 19, 2016
Metal construction of base!
Stephen P on Nov 19, 2016
It has excellent reviews and it has a julienne blade!
Melody A F on Nov 17, 2016
Wife wants it. :)
Shawn L on Nov 16, 2016
After a lot of research it appears to be the best on the market.
Anne O on Nov 16, 2016
Cooking class
janet v on Nov 16, 2016
consumer report ratings and user recommendations
Suzanne L on Nov 4, 2016
Demo in the cooking class!
Lynda N on Nov 2, 2016
Ratings, large feed tube and accessories. Have been looking for a good quality food processor.
Marie B on Nov 1, 2016
best reviewed, most attachments
Art P on Oct 30, 2016
Used this processor for pie crust, absolutely love it
E F S on Oct 2, 2016
I wanted a large food processor which had easy controls which could be used even with food on my fingers. I found this unit to have both large and small bowls which addressed the various needs I have in the kitchen.
Steve G on Sep 17, 2016
My wife wanted it
Ken H on Sep 3, 2016
Reviews and I need a food processor closer to the Robot Coupe Professional Food Processor I am replacing.
Rosalie L C on Aug 22, 2016
Have been craving to own this machine for years....and now need it for making pie dough in your online pie backing class, as well as all the other things I've chopped for far too long!
Bonnie W S on Aug 16, 2016
great one day only sale - i have one in my home and this is for my vacation home-this machine is easy to use and i use mine a lot
MICHELE G on Aug 3, 2016
Large capacity, includes great storage case to hold all blades and accessories! Love Breville products!
Pamela R on Jul 29, 2016
anne p on Jul 28, 2016
I have had good experiences with Breville products
David W on Jul 26, 2016
great reviews!! Looking forward to learning all it can do!
Kim H on Jul 26, 2016
Flash sale good price
Barbara M on Jul 26, 2016
Because of the excellent reputation of Breville, and the large capacity cup
Marianne S on Jul 26, 2016
Have been wanting this for the past year. and I am so excited it is on sale!
Michele K on Jul 26, 2016
Read many reviews.
Kerisue D on Jul 26, 2016
I have one which I love. It is a work horse. It will chop anything. Makes incredible pie dough. The big bowl is great for soup etc. I am buying another one so my Mom can use it too. That way, if anything goes wrong with one of them (which is unlikely given everything I've read) I'll have a backup. Also, at Thanksgiving, we will have the entire family over and will have both Brevilles working hard.
Chris I on Jul 26, 2016
We currently have several small kitchen appliance by Breville and are very satisfied with them. We've been considering purchasing a food processor so this is perfect. We also have a son starting culinary school in August and this will make a perfect addition for when he is home cooking for family.
JENNIFER J on Jul 26, 2016
We misplaced the blades for our Cuisinart machine in a recent move. Replacement of the blades would have cost almost as much as a new machine. I'd taken Sur La Table cooking classes using the Breville Food Processor... it's nothing short of fabulous, AND the blades are all contained in a plastic container for easy storage.
Jennifer M on Jul 20, 2016
its awesome !!!!
eva h on Jul 14, 2016
I researched every food processor out there and decided this one had the features I valued most, large feed, quality, and attachments.
Shaniece C on Jun 26, 2016
Fantastic. Great Quality Machine. One of those rare things that are really worth the extra money. Processes raw sweet potatoes as if they were nothing.
scott h on Jun 4, 2016
The main reason was Consumer Reports rating and the fact that the new cheese grater is available on this model.
CJ G on May 17, 2016
Used in cooking classes
Michelle D on May 2, 2016
Love this! I spoke at great length with a Sur La Table employee who really informed me of the benefits of this item, plus discussed other options. I really felt this was the best fit for me needs. I love the french fry blade!!!!
lisa t on Apr 30, 2016
LORENA M on Apr 28, 2016
I like mine.
Roxana P on Apr 25, 2016
good reviews on-line. This item was on sale and free shipping
Ellen C on Apr 24, 2016
Because it is awesome
Adam D on Apr 16, 2016
top ratings, good reviews
SAMANTHA H on Apr 11, 2016
to make my life better
roy k on Apr 5, 2016
Features, functionality and price.
David P on Apr 3, 2016
I have one bought from you, and want my daughter to have one.
Laurie T on Apr 2, 2016
A friend has it, I tried it and it works well.
Alain C on Apr 1, 2016
Enjoy using my Breville appliances...find them to be of excellent quality. As I replace older appliances, my choice will always be Breville!
J G on Apr 1, 2016
Consumer reports
Bernadette V on Nov 29, 2016
I have reviewed customer comments about this product and decided that it will meet my needs. I hope it will live up to the reviews and my expectations.
Elizabeth C on Nov 22, 2016
New model or old?

Is this the new BFP800XL/A?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This is the BFP800XL.
Who ever heard of a food processor that cannot grate cheese?

I don't understand how this processor is different: why is there a problem with grating cheese? And why has this (apparently) not fully been addressed? This is one of the reasons I particularly like having a food processor; it makes grating a large amount of cheese so much faster. For $400, I would expect it to get the cheese out of the fridge for me AND grate it! I've had this processor on my wish list for some time, but never noticed the cheese grating problem until reading the Q&A just now. I'd love to hear a comprehensive answer from the manufacturer. I'm definitely rethinking my options..
A shopper on Aug 5, 2013
BEST ANSWER: It DOES & CAN grate cheese! One model (the older one) will not, the newer one does an AWESOME, & FAST job with cheese!!! You just need to MAKE SURE you get the right model - the company re-made the disc and lid specifically for the cheese issue. I dealt with this for 3 months!! But, SO GLAD I hung in there!!!!! WORTH THE WAIT! The new disc has a little extra rim on the outside and is thicker,... Breville company is more than happy to mail one out to you for free if you get the other model,.. then you will have an extra disc and lid,.. nice! Just call the # in the user's manual. The other disc does everything excellently, just not cheese. I was told it ""rocked"", hence the thicker disc with extra rim to prevent rocking
How tall is this model in daily storage mode? I would need it to sit under an upper cabinet.
Rina E on Sep 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You're smart to ask, but . . . this machine is so good, you may decide you can figure out how to store it, even if it doesn't fit, like I did. With the feed tube in place, mine is just a smidgen too tall to slide under the upper cabinet, but here is my solution -- I leave the feed tube off the main unit, and place it on top of the accessories caddie, which has more than enough clearance under the cabinet to make room for the feed tube top to sit on top and still fit.
Is this the unit with the revised/replaced cheese grating disk?
A shopper on Apr 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is.
I currently use a Cuisinart Mini-prep and it makes onions & green peppers watery. Will the Breville Sous Chef do the same?
A shopper on Dec 1, 2011
BEST ANSWER: If you haven't washed your onion and peppers before processing - meaning they aren't dripping wet - and you don't add salt, your buzzed veggies should not come out watery
I have a question regarding a food processor.

What are the dimensions of Breville Sous Chef food processor (BFP800XL)?Thanks for your help!Jeanie K
A shopper on Sep 30, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The Breville Sous Chef Food Proccessor includes an accessory storage box that stores plastic dough blade, disc spindle to hold top/blade in place, mini blade, micro-serrated universal blade, cleaning brush, spatula, and five cutting discs (Adjustable Slicing Blade with 24 settings ranging from _mm to 8mm, Julienne, French Fry, Whisking, Reversible Shredding). Unit also comes with a 16-cup large-capacity work bowl & 2_-cup bowl for smaller jobs.The dimensions are 8.5 inches wide, 11 inches deep, and 15 inches tall
is this unit able to grate cheese? the instruction manual states this unit is not for grating cheese
A shopper on Oct 11, 2012
BEST ANSWER: According to a consumer reports article dated Nov 29, 2012 ...the company has since solved the problem by redesigning the processor's shredding disk and lid for the newly minted Breville Sous Chef BFP800XL/A. The manual for the new model, which Breville says should be in stores in January, removes the cheese disclaimer. The company is also offering owners of the earlier version a new shredding disk and lid. To get one, call 866-273-8455 and Breville will send it to you at no charge..."
How do I replace my manual, I lost mine?
A shopper on Mar 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Go to the Breville site on the nternet. Look to order the Sous Chef. On the page that is presented is link to the user manual that you can download and save to your computer disk drive.
Is this supposed to come with a DVD?
Julie H on Jun 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine did not come with a DVD. However, it is very intuitive to use and there is a multitude of videos online. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed mine. There is not much that it can't do.
how long time is warante?

model BFP800XL
A shopper on Feb 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: There is a one year limited warranty on unit and a twenty-five year warranty on the motor.
What is the carafe/bowl made of? This info is omitted in description
A shopper on Dec 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: As with any food processor, heavy duty acrylic. Can't imagine any other material that would work.
What is the difference between the Sous Chef 12 cup and the Sous Chef "PLUS" 12 cup, not the 16 cup?
Thomas B on Sep 20, 2015
Breville Sous Chef™ Food Processor, 16 Cup
Breville Sous Chef™ Food Processor, 16 Cup
Breville Sous Chef™ Food Processor, 12 Cup
Breville Sous Chef™ Food Processor, 12 Cup
BEST ANSWER: The Breville Sous Chef Plus comes with more blades & a storage box.
Can this machine dice? Or are they making a dicing disk to use for this machine?
jennifer m on Apr 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is not a dicing disc, but there are two sizes of jullienne cut discs which can then be cut into dice. It's a great machine and I love mine.
Hi, the instruction manual says to hand wash bowls etc, but on this page the info says that removable parts are dishwasher safe. I'm choosing between the Breville Sous Chef and the Elite 14 cup Cuisinart, and the Cuisinart's removable parts are dish washer safe. Are the removable parts of the Sous Chef (like bowls and blades) dishwasher safe?
Katarina S on Sep 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I myself would never put any of the processors cutting equipment in the dish washer because the hot water is not good for it, ask any good chef. Their knives are hand washed and towel dried. Maybe the dishwasher safe items they are speaking of are items like the feed tube plunger, spatula... The bowls I would also only hand wash because I believe that the soaps used in dishwashers overtime can etch the bowl and make it undesirable to look at if left on he counter. I am a firefighter and a story came out early in my career about department that was washing/cleaning their (plastic/resin) fire helmet with a brand of dish soap. Shortly after one or the helmets was accidentally dropped on the concrete floor and it shattered into many pieces. Later finding that the dish soap being used caused a change in the plastic, making it fragile. Not what it was made to protect. Hopefully this helps you out. ??
Are you happy with results using the French fry disk? Debating between 12-cup & 16-cup and the French fry disk would be only reason for purchasing larger unit to me.
Lori Z on Nov 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: GREAT machine and the FF disk works good. The 12 cup is plenty big for me and for storage I wouldn't anything any bigger.
Does flour fly out from the lid when making pie crust?
A shopper on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No it does not. We used this in my cooking class at SurLaTable when making dough and i purchased this same food processor in 2015. I love it!
Can someone give me exact dimensions of the feed tube? Seems like the width is 5 or 5.5 inches. How about the depth?
Andreanna K on Mar 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 5.5 wide, 5 1/8th deep
Will this chop onions?
A shopper on Jan 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The greatest, greatest
Regards Greg
adding liquids

As the machine is spinning, could I add liquids? I have looked for this demo on the internet and could not find this feature conducted on this food processo
Samantha T H on Jun 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. This machine is great for adding oil while the blades are spinning to make fresh mayonnaise or pesto. Sure you can add other liquids with different recipes, too
Are there any review comments from 2016?
Sandy on Apr 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This machine is incredible!! Easy to use. I LOVE it! I have had many other food processors over the years. None are as sturdy, flexible, and easy to use as this.
Can the Breville Sous Chef process dates? I'm looking for a machine that can make raw granola bars with dates as a main ingredient.
Thank you!
A shopper on Feb 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes, maybe with a little flour so they don't stick together as much........
What is difference between the 660sil and the 680 bal?
A shopper on Oct 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi there. I'm not exactly sure the difference in these. It may just be model years or size of the bowl. I bought one of these last year and really love it. Breville is a great brand. I use the food processor almost every day.
Is it reliable?
Eugene Y on Jul 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely
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