Don't buy this machine
This machine was not available with the dicer from Breville, so I had to buy it from Williams and Sonoma. The top melted when using it with the bottom blade for two minutes. The inside of top where the blade pivots is plastic. While I was waiting for replacement parts, my warranty expired and couldn't return the machine. I used the other parts and then the base where the mixing bowl attaches broke off. (I slice celery, onions and kale.) This all happened with in a few months... only using a few times. Breville wouldn't let me return. They sent...another machine. I babied this machine. I barely use it! Now this machine is doing the same thing as the first. The snap ring inside the mixing bowl base broke making every attachment wobble. Don't buy it.
Best of the best
This peel and dice machine is fantastic!! I absolutely love it and have no regrets to have spent so much money on it. I’ve used the slicer option and its just great. It’s fast, even slices and easy to use. It has so many size options which at first, you need to trial and error to find the size you like, but once you know it’s so easy to use. And FYI all you need to do for size selection is turn the knob which in return expands the slicer size.
I’ve also used the double blade chopper/purée. I get as much use as I can for a dish like spaghetti. ...
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Throw away most of your old slicing and dicing equipment. This does it all.
Breville have put together a masterpiece here with multiple functions and a very VERY powerful motor. I have used most of the parts for different needs and what I like most is how perfectly the machine cuts and dices various food items. It is surprising quiet for a processor considering how fast it spins. It even has a geared spindle to reduce the speed for other operations.
The Kitchen Wizz comes with a very clear manual but you do have to take a little time to read it (as you should with any product). I do find that I only use it for big co...
I love this product. It's made cooking a breeze. Easy to operate, super sharp blades and pretty quiet. I love the peeling disk, I usually put 6 med sz potatoes in for 20sec and if need be will do 5 sec pulses which is rarely necesarry. I know they say it peels like 7 potatoes in 25sec but it actually depends on the sz and shape. For a large family who loves all sorts of potato dishes this is is definetly worth the investment. There is no food wastage with the dicing disks like with my previous processor, shreds a block of cheese in like 20 sec,...adjustable slicing disk is fantastic too, tomatoes don't come out soggy after slicing, mincing meat is a breeze and our burgers are now to die for. Haven't tried the wisking disk yet but do love the dough blade. The motor part is solid and pretty heavy.
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The things you find out AFTER you buy this machine!
There are several downsides to this machine that are not all evident before you purchase it. I have been waiting to buy a decent food processor for many years so was excited to buy this one that promised so much in terms of its ability to peel and dice. Unfortunately after I bought I found out:
1) The dicing 'kit' that it says that is comes with only has one dicing size (this is clear on the Breville website and here but not on the David Jones website where I bought it. If you want the extra two sizes of blades then be prepared to fork out ...another $140. Add that to the base price and you can get better quality machines for the total cost. 2) You can't dice sweet potato in it - this is the main thing that I happen to dice (for soups, to roast for salads etc.) and so this was a serious downside for me. There is a dedicated pamphlet alerting you to this problem once you open the box but not before. Sigh! 3) If you want to dice things like pumpkin or carrots then you are expected to par-cook them first! Hardly a time saver. Double sigh!! 4) When I used the peeling function to peel carrots it took a significant amount of carrot away but not all of it was peel and there was still a fair bit of peel left. If I had continued to peel them in the food processor I would be losing way too much of the carrot. Given that you have to wash the peeling disc I can't see that it saves time above and beyond just getting out a peeler! 5) It is super heavy and massive. So big! So heavy! Can't emphasise this enough. You need a whole cupboard dedicated to the one machine and all of its attachments. On the plus side you won't have to lift weights at the gym. 6) The dough hook overmixed compared to the KitchenAid. I think I'll be sticking with the KitchenAid for any dough prep. Essentially this machine would be great if you are keen to dice fruits and/or potatoes. Beyond that it's all hype and no substance for the extras. In terms of the pros, it has a very wide chute, a powerful engine and does the basics really well (grating and grinding). I would recommend it for doing massive bulk cooks mainly of potato (!) but not for the everyday home cook who wants to use a variety of everyday ingredients. If I had my time again I would stick with a base model and use my peeler and knife for the peeling and dicing!
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Be very careful of what you get
I have had a very traumatic experience with Brevil. I first got a Wizz 11 Plus food processor. Right from day one there was a banging sound that would come every time we started the processor. Not only that, the content from the inner bowl leaks into the external bowl, so you end up cleaning two containers every time a small quantity of food needs processing. I wrote to Brevil and they asked me to go back to the distributor (Myer) for a refund/replacement; which I did.
I the meanwhile, I researched the Peel and Dice, and was impressed but ...what Brevil put on their website specifically the dicing and peeling bit. The peeling bit works well. The dicing bit works well, but that is what I give the one star for. The rest of what's the website says about dicing is a con. This from: https://www.breville.com/au/en/products/food-processors/bfp820.html “ DICING - No longer difficult Breville’s new dicing discs take ease and precision to the next level. ” This clearly refers to disks. Not DISK.
This is a great product, however, I really don't need all the slicing discs and I have found it difficult to slice potatoes!!! I replaced my old Breville Pro Wizz, which came with a hard back recipe book with this new model. So disappointed that this top of the range food processor did not come with a hard back recipe book. The Magimix comes with a hard cover book.
Perfect score of 10 out of 10 Breville
So far happy with all accessories of this fantastic machine . Although took me a while to find a couple of parts hidden in the bottom of storage of discs. You have really impressed me Breville with this machine. More receipe ideas would be great though . Thank you Lorraine
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Very excited when purchased but extremely disappointed with the results
I did purchase Breville Peel and Dice food processor 15days back.
And I am experimenting every blade...so far only the shredding blade and dough blade works as advertised.
Very disappointed with the Dicing blades...
I tried eggplant, okra, tomato and beans, all of them struck on the Dicing blade...it's a double task for me to use a fork to remove them and the other time consuming job is clean so many accessories to do just Dicing....
Next, the Variable slicing blade bad experience, I want to cook potato wedges....I took medium size potatoe...
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Shame on you Breville
I decided to replace my 20 year old Breville food processor and really liked the sound of the new Peel and Dice model but was put off by reviews that stated that all the dicing discs were not included. Then I saw that JB hifi were selling the processor for $699 including the dicing accessory kit. I double checked with the very helpful assistant at JB who assured me that the discs were included as stated on their website and in store. Once I got home and unpackaged the box I immediately noted that there was only one dicing disc. I contacted JB w...ho contacted Breville and was advised that the single disc made up the dicing kit!!!!! This is blatant misrepresentation especially since their brochure shows a picture of the dicing kit which contains the two other discs. Luckily Tracey from JB HiFi in Charlestown has been amazing and has offered to drop the price significantly to make up for Breville and their unwillingness to do the right thing. The sad thing is that I haven't even used the unit yet and it is likely that every time I do I will think about how disappointed I am with Breville and their sales methods.
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Expensive Machine, additional 8mm and 16mm dicing kit not included
I was looking for food processor with dicing capabilities, and decided to go with BFP820BAL. The machine looks sturdy and meet all the requirements I was after but upon opening the box, I found out the 8mm and and 16mm dicing blades not included in the purchase, despite having recipe cards mentioning the use of different dicing attachments.
I contacted Breville Australia via email and phone for assistance. I was responded with a straight off answer, complimentary dicing attachments are only available for purchases in US but not Australia.
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Two Dicing blades not included in this very expensive unit
My wife likes Breville products, we have plenty of Breville products at home and they all perform really well. With that in mind we started to hunt for a food processor that can dice. There were plenty in the market and we decided to stick with the tried and tested brand. After looking at BFP800 ($419 at Harvey Norman without dicing function) and BFP820 ($699 at Myer with the dicing function) we decided to go with BFP820 because my wife really wanted the dicing function.
It is a very expensive unit at $699, we didn't notice it initially but ...on the box it says in fine print that the 8mm and 16mm dicing blades are sold separately. At $699 they don't even include all the dicing blades for this price!!! The other comparable units with dicing function had one blade as well but they were a lot cheaper. (E.g., KitchenAid Artisan with dicing function is $399 on 30/05/2018 from Myer - dicing function is a limited time offer) I mean $300 more for an extra peeling function? Sounds unreasonable. Just keep this in mind while buying this product. Don't waste your money on this particular unit, it is better spent elsewhere in my opinion. I have now returned the unit and bought the kitchen aid.
Revile Kitchen Whizz Amatuer BFP820
Useless .Broken 12mm dicer in first month. They said 8mm and 16mm dicer available mid-March.Now availability not known. This machine is a con. I have arranged to return with full refund. Consequently I will never buy another Breville product and my recommendation to all others is steer well clear of over-priced rubbish.
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I am normally a huge Breville fan but for such an expensive item this is very disappointing!
I am normally a huge Breville fan but for such an expensive item ($699) this is very disappointing! Do not expect 3 dicing attachments there is only one.
For a start, only the 12mm dicing attachment is included - when you watch any videos regarding the product it shows you all three attachments so I had a shock to open the package and search repeatedly for attachments that you figure out aren't available when you read the fine print. For a product retailing $699 you expect decent attachments. I called Breville customer service who were not...initially aware of this and had to look this information up to advise the dicing kit is a separate purchase. Frustratingly it is currently out of stock, and I have been told they may be able to work something out for me given my concerns. I don't actually know what that meant! The instruction manual does not explain how to set up the dicing attachment, and how to pack them away. I have to allow lots of time/a first aid kit for this task and often lose my patience and leave them on the bench for ages. I contacted Breville customer service via email and they told me to look for you tube videos re this - to date there are none that demonstrate the dicing attachment use. This is concerning given it is unsafe and causes significant cuts. The one dicing attachment I have dices pineapple perfectly, and I was happy with the result. I sliced grapes and they were also perfect. Another reviewer on Amazon has provided some instructions on dicing attachment use, after like me slicing my fingers numerous times during use and packing/unpacking. Their review is helpful in general. https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B075J3XQRY/ref=acr_dpx_hist_2?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=two_star&showViewpoints=0
Why on earth would u not include the 3disc for dicing in this machine.At$700 i dont expect to have to buy them and why dont any of the staff know they are not included.the instruction book is vague .i have called 2reatailers who dont know this either.staff training needs to be put in place.
Excellent at dicing, julienne not so good
I needed a food processor to do two things specifically (over and above coarse chopping and shedding, which almost every food processor does)... And that was dicing and cutting julienne strips.
This machine comes with specific blades for dicing and julienne. The dicing is easy and excellent, including cleaning up. There are two other sizes that I can buy, and it is very likely that I am going to buy them.
Julienne... Not so impressive. There are two blades.. one for French fries and one for julienne... I.e. large and medium. Both of them ...cut the vegetables in a slight curve, probably because the blades go around. But that apart, I like my vege strips to be much more fine. So I think I will have to continue chopping julienne by hand. I absolutely love the variable slicing. I thin sliced potatoes for a potato and rosemary pizza, and they were lovely.
Questions & Answers
Dicing a potato is abysmal. The bulk of the potato is caught on the blade. Can’t find any online tutorials only promotional grabs. I also only received the 12 mm blade but very disappointed if this is the end result. Can anyone point me towards a demonstration video? (Surely it’s not that hard to dice a spud?)
This machine was demonstrated on free Tv (TVSN) but the usual video clip is currently unavailable (early Jan 2019) on its website as item is sold out. I did notice elsewhere a disappointed reviewer writing that it was recommended to PRE-COOK hard vegetables like potato and carrot and certainly the demonstration (that impressed me, lol) was to make potato salad (ie already cooked potato used). It was also pointed out that sweet potato was unsuitable for dicing as too woody. So i am feeling disappointed as clearly it's not as one expected. Also the demonstrator did show a clip-on accessory that attached to base of pusher that matched up to dicer and when pushed on, expelled the remnant leftovers from the dicing blade disc... See You-tube here for US /Eng version machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43hNy6JW09I (he did use the smaller 8mm blade and with onions, chillies and tomatoes not with potatoes...) and BTW he does use that clip on accessory push out the final diced pieces...
Also here is the TVSN link for extra dice blades- unfortunately there is no video ... https://itvsn.resultspage.com/search#w=peel%20dice%20kit&asug=&nomobile=true&sli_session=ba8094286a0d48b5ae49eba835204728&sli_customer=2246860&sli_site=ITVSN&sli_order_value=84.95&sli_order_number=1
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