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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.

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

4.8 / 5.0
38 Reviews
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Brilliant processer
This is hands down the best processer that I have ever used (in over 40 years). I like the way that the plastic parts are robust and not either flimsy or brittle. The accessories are easy to use and I especially like having the caddy for them rather than having to rummage around in a drawer. Those blades are really sharp (extreme care in handling required) and make light work of any job. Heartily recommended.
March 23, 2019
5 months ago
The large bowl cracks
I bought the cranberry one. It’s very powerful but when using the small bowl or the spindle to used to attach the discs is almost impossible to desattach them. The original bowl got a crack on the bottom where the gear casing is and after about 3 months it broke completely. Breville replaced it for free. The replacement cracked too and I continued using it like that until it until the gear casing broke free from the bowl. Now I am waiting for the third bowl, let’s see how long before it cracks too.
February 25, 2019
Far superior to the Cuisinart, though similar in the latter’s atempts.
this is clearly the “newer generation” of the former. I had the former in the Cuisinart and now I have this one. I like this much better for all kinds of little reasons as to why one seeks to improve on the past and what was good at the time.
January 26, 2019
4 months ago
This is the food processor I’ve been waiting for!
November 9, 2018
7 months ago
best processor
If I knew this processor is so versatile, I would buy it a long time ago. It can replace a blender, kitchenaid.
November 9, 2018
7 months ago
Love it...the best!
March 11, 2018
over 3 years ago
Love this machine!
Replaced a 20-year old Kitchen Aid with this machine and there's really no comparison. The power of this machine and the disks make this the best on the market in my opinion. Love the different gradations in the slicing disk. I still need to tweak some bread recipes as the dough blade in this one seems different from the old Kitchen Aid. Do NOT regret this purchase.
February 20, 2018
1 year ago
Surpasses all expectations!!!!! Can't wait to utilize every aspect
Of this incredible machine! need large storage area!
November 30, 2017
1 year ago
A definite step up from my previous 25 year old Kitchenaid.
Very well engineered and easy to clean. A pleasure to use. A bit big for my small kitchen so keep it on my movable butcher block topped "kitchen island ". Love it.
September 13, 2017
1 year ago
Best Food Processor Ever!
Great product, love Breville appliances! This sous chef has everything you need to prepare the most complicated meals. Well made and well designed!
September 12, 2017
over 3 years ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
Happy with Breville products, replacing Cuisinart food processor and price was better than Amazon along with Free Shipping
Catherine S on May 16, 2019
rated the best. small and large cup size.
Melina W on Mar 8, 2019
Happy with Breville products, replacing Cuisinart food processor and price was better than Amazon along with Free Shipping
Catherine S on May 16, 2019
We used this in class to make pie crust. It was a game changer!
Pamela J on Apr 19, 2019
rated the best. small and large cup size.
Melina W on Mar 8, 2019
Great reviews.
SUSAN M on Jan 30, 2019
Because my kitchen aid broke tonight. That food processor is over 25 years old and I couldn’t find any replacement parts, so bought a new one.
Heather F on Jan 20, 2019
Had cuisinart and it fails to be the quality it once was; bowls NOT that great in dishwasher, cracks.
Pleased with other Breville products; trying this as new option.
Like the 16 C capacity and extra features.
John D on Dec 25, 2018
The long list of features and the storage box for all the parts.
GREG A on Dec 10, 2018
We have a few other Breville pieces that enjoy using. They make great products.
Kevin W on Dec 8, 2018
Want to prepare healthier meals but need an extra pair of hands when I get home from work to get through all the prep. Decided to give the Breville Sous Chef a try.
Stephanie M on Dec 4, 2018
The high wattage, the wide feed chute, & extra features
Margaret M on Nov 23, 2018

ROBERT R. M on Nov 4, 2018
It was on sale and had good reviews.
Laura C on Nov 2, 2018
Family cooks a lot and we know the 16 cup capacity is needed. We own a few Breville products and love the quality.
Dorothy W on Oct 8, 2018
It has small and large capacity, a storage case for the blades ;heavy duty motor.
Mary S on Oct 7, 2018
Recommendation from Consummer Reports and competitive price from Sur La Table
Micheal L on Oct 7, 2018
own same brand other appliances
Khalida S on Oct 6, 2018
I did a lot of research on different brands and models — this Breville model should fulfill all my needs for a food processor and stand up to a lot of use.
Linda A on Oct 4, 2018
It has a good reputation and gets good reviews.
Brooke B on Sep 19, 2018
Universally had the best reviews plus I own other Breville appliances that are great!
Gerald M on Jun 2, 2018
Good reviews. I have had problems with other brand food processors.
I chose Sur la Table because you seem to have the best service/experience.
Judy O on May 14, 2018
Brand name is really important. Cup size and power.
Felipe F on May 1, 2018
High quality product and large bowl
Dean L on Apr 28, 2018
It was the best product and it was at a great sale price.
Kathryn C on Apr 27, 2018
The reviews seemed excellent and it was on sale!
Adam F on Apr 27, 2018
This product has great reviews. I also trust the Breville brand
Aurora R on Apr 26, 2018
I have been looking at different food processors and from descriptions and reviews this seems the best for what I want.
Margaret P on Mar 6, 2018
this is the best out there.
Kai-Ling H on Jan 15, 2018
Excellent food processor with great options
Cheryl H on Jan 11, 2018
Positive reviews
Doug G on Jan 10, 2018
Online reviews, 2 bowl options, multi-use item, blade storage set and found it on sale for a great price!
Tiffany W on Dec 17, 2017
This product has a great rating from Consumer Reports.
William I on Dec 16, 2017
Family request
LeAnn G on Dec 16, 2017
Recommendation from a friend and reviews I've read that place it as the best.
Sue W on Dec 16, 2017
I picked this item because of all the good reviews I have seen, I read about other 16 cup Food Processors and definitely this one is the best choice. Cant wait to use it
Flor d on Dec 15, 2017
WE have several Breville products and have been satisfied with all. Also, the food processor has excellent reviews.
jeannie k on Dec 15, 2017
have one in my other home since 2016 and extremely pleased with it . It has the capacity I need and the accessories are tops.
Barnet F on Dec 15, 2017
Purchasing to fulfill a Christmas wish
Martha R on Dec 15, 2017
I am a current owner of other Breville kitchen appliances. They are really well made and make kitchen work fun. Sur la Table has a great holiday price for the Sous Chef
Eloyne E on Dec 14, 2017
It is highly rated and of superior quality so I wanted this one for my son and wife who are nearing their one year anniversary.
Myra N on Dec 14, 2017
GRETCHEN M on Nov 27, 2017
Love this food processor - power and size and blade options.
Nancy K on Nov 25, 2017
Donell C on Nov 24, 2017
The reviews are excellent--will meet all of our needs...the 25 year warranty on the motor says a lot about the product.
Diane F on Nov 10, 2017
This was a gift for my daughter, who was going to travel to many places. This would pack up well when moving.
Sandra M on Oct 16, 2017
My wife wanted a food processor for her b-day, and the reviews on this one were great.
WILLIAM S on Sep 7, 2017
excellent reviews at this website and others. Comes with all the attachments. I am told by most reviewers that most of it goes in the dishwasher.
Karen W on Aug 23, 2017
I've heard great things about Breville, love the look, features, and power of this. Can't wait to use it.
Nikki Y on Jul 21, 2017
i like its
eli k on Jul 11, 2017
highly rated and found it on sale!
Anna S on Jun 12, 2017
Easy cooking
Summer S on Jun 11, 2017
We used this in class to make pie crust. It was a game changer!
Pamela J on Apr 19, 2019
Great reviews.
SUSAN M on Jan 30, 2019
New model or old?

Is this the new BFP800XL/A?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This is the new model.
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: I heard that the older stock had this issue, but that Breville came up with a fix for anyone who bought an older unit, and implemented that fix for the newer units so that it would no longer be an issue.I haven't tried to grate cheese with mine (I cheat and buy shredded cheese), but have otherwise been extremely happy with it
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Can this machine dice? Or are they making a dicing disk to use for this machine?
jennifer m on Apr 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Also depends on which blade you use. I use the regular standard blade, not slicing discs and you can dice by pulsing. Depends upon your subjectivity in terms of how precise you want your dice.
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.
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. ??
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.
Are there any review comments from 2016?
Sandy on Apr 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Just entered my review this afternoon. I have a counter full of Breville products (and no, I don't work for them) but they are all very well made, some of the best on the market. They perform the way they should, are quiet and easy to operate, and don't move across your countertop when using them. You may pay more for Breville, but I've found they're more than worth it.
Someone said above, “Only one speed FAST Is this true? thanks
Alexandra S on Sep 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I never noticed that it has only one speed. I think that's because it does everything I want it to do very well. Come to think of it, I don't know if my old Cuisinart had more than one speed. I don't know that the absence of multiple speeds is a problem given what food processors do. You can always pulse, however.
Can it spiralize?
Wendy F on Feb 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No it is not capable of spiralizing. However, it is capable of just about everything else. Hope this helps.
Will it slice sweet potatos thin enough for chips?
A shopper on Jan 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I haven't done sweet potatoes, but I have sliced just about everything else and you can slice very thin. I have done onions thin enough to see thru. Good luck and enjoy!
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!
How do remove disk spindle from bowl after done use?
Flower on Sep 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If I understand the question correctly, just take the bowl cover off, remove the blade and lift the spindle 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.
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
How does it lock?
A shopper on Jan 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I’m not sure what the question is. If you mean, can it be locked so that an inquisitive child can’t play with it and potentially hurt him or herself, I don’t believe it can be locked. If you mean, how does one lock the bowl of the processor to it’s top so the motor will engage, one seats the bowl on the machine, and attaches the top by twisting it so the two engage and then the motor can then be activated. All food processors have a safety device which will not allow the motor to run unless the top and bowl are securely connected.
What are the measurements (size) of the bowl itself?
A shopper on Feb 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The smaller bowl is 4" high and 5" in diameter. The large bowl is 5" high and 8" in diameter. The lid and feeder chute is another 5" high when it's seated into the bowl. Not being a huge fan of "food prep" . . . my goodness I love this thing. The small bowl will mince a whole large onion in about 20 seconds (2 pulses), and the large bowl will shred or slide a pound of carrots in a minute or two.
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: This processor can handle virtually everything you throw at it. Owned mine for about a year, and I swear by it.
How does this do with liquids? My Cuisinart is old and doesn't allow me to puree soups without leaks, much less do all the tricks this does. That is the main reason I'm looking. But now I want all this productivity. Does it clean up easily? I'm torn between the Breville Sous
Chef Food Processor, 16 Cup and this. Why can't I have it all? I have a small kitchen and even having one of these stored is a stretch.
Patricia B on Dec 1, 2017
Breville Sous Chef Food Processor, 16 Cup
Breville Sous Chef Food Processor, 16 Cup
Breville Sous Chef Peel & Dice
Breville Sous Chef Peel & Dice
BEST ANSWER: I have not had any leaking issues with pureeing fresh pumpkin. I find the Breville line of small electrics to be superior in every line they make. The cleanup is so easy as there are not many areas for food to get lodged and that is awesome. Now, I have had a Cuisinart food processor for over 20 years and replaced it with the Sous Chef and there is a much larger footprint on the counter. But, it is a superb food processor that excels in everything I need accomplished. I plan on getting the peeling disc as soon as it is offered.
is there a difference between bfp 800 xl-a and bfp 800 xl ?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am not familiar with the xl-a. You probably need to go to brevilles site to find the differences. By the way, I love my processor and use it to knead bread, slice veggies and mix all kinds of things. Very versatile and the cup size is perfect.
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
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.


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