Was given this as a gift. Have used it 2 times and persevered, but tried yesterday and it's a dud. It has no ability to chop anything & no matter which button you press it struggles to move & sounds the same. Dissapointingly I had to resort to a rolling pin & chopping board to crush my biscuits. I have numerous excellent Breville branded appliances, but this one doesn't live up to their usual standards!
Poor quality gearbox - Yep !!
"As others have reported, the small plastic-geared gearbox is poorly designed and inadequate for the job. My mini wizz failed after two years and thus out of warranty. On disassembly it was clear the gearbox internals had disintegrated. The remainder of the unit appears of reasonable build quality but because of the gearbox purchase is not recommended."
I agree with the above - Even if the small plastic gears (or the gear assembly) were available, that would help..
Our Mini Wizz BFP100 worked well for a while (my favourite blitzer) but the gears broke way too easily...
Wont work and something is wrong
I purchased this item from bing lee, it worked for the first time and now I am trying to chop and it does not make contact. It is as if something is missing on the lid. I put the container and then the balde and then lock in lid and guess what??? nothing, dead.
Poor quality gearbox
As others have reported, the small plastic-geared gearbox is poorly designed and inadequate for the job. My mini wizz failed after two years and thus out of warranty. On disassembly it was clear the gearbox internals had disintegrated. The remainder of the unit appears of reasonable build quality but because of the gearbox purchase is not recommended.
I've had mine for 3y, have used it occasionally and I'm very careful with it. It stopped working suddenly (revolving) and my dad wanted to see what was wrong. Firstly, they make it so you can't easily open it yourself, so you have to take it to their shop for a fix. We managed to open it. Secondly, the gear box has one metal part against 3 plastic pins that roll around it. Clearly they had to be metal, but they've saved some money and therefore the plastic bits have all been devoured by the metal, hence why it doesn't work anymore. For the price, I really see no reason for this, it should be built to last.
I am an occasional user and it is cheap. Within three uses it failed and was replaced under warranty. A dozen uses later, it failed again. Sounds like stripped gears again. Perhaps it is being used beyond its capacity and so will give Breville the benefit of doubt with three stars.
So buy one for very light use and dont stretch it (like using for a biscuit mix).
Small, compact and cheap
Prone to failure. Use for dry light mixtures.
Perfomance of this machine is excelent for small amounts like chopping spices and mashing baby food. However it has a very dangerous, filthy, unhygenic, discusting and inexcusable design fault and deserves an urgent product safety recall being issued. The cutting head has hollow chambers between the 2 blades that fill up with liquid that cant be removed by cleaning, the volume is between 2 and 5 mls at least.
We were very lucky not to get a sick baby or a whole family as this liquid seeps out very slowly as it starts to rot and the pressur...e makes it escape, inoculating the food with germs. Unless you cook everything staight after blending it you run the risk of salmonella, campylobactor, vibrio parahaemolyticus, or any other pathogenic food bourne microorganisms from previous proceedures inoculating you next batch of food. For the sake of a few grams of plastic per blade head breville puts your whole family at risk of death and disease. In this day there is no excuse for such poor design. Anyone getting sick would probably be able to sue the manufacturer for this design fault and i hope this post goes viral and they dont make such a filthy blade head ever again. Purchased about january 2013 in brisbane australia. Good perfomance if you dont count the filth factor into the equation Very dangerouse. Can contaminate food due to hollow chambers between blades filling with germ infested rotting liqiud in the order of several mills
The right size for small jobs
We have the larger Breville processor which is great for large quantities. But it's just too big for many of the smaller mixing and chopping jobs needed for sauces, nuts, rock salt etc. Enter the Mini Wizz.
It will process smaller quantites that I just wouldn't bother getting the big machine out to do. And it actually does a better job for small items that would end up stuck to the sides of its bigger brother.
It is self contained and compact, so you can put it away in the cupboard in one piece, without the myriad of extra attachments to...worry about. Clean-up is very easy, with just three "things" to wash. It even has a cord minder to keep your cupboard neat and save space. (I really hate trying to stuff loops of power cable into some sort of order when putting away kitchen appliances and power tools.) It will chop, whisk and grind on three different settings. But with just the one conventional hi-low blade, it will not make nut butter. I blitzed up some home made tomato sauce to go with dinner last night that I only did because I had this little gem. It's cheap, well made and works a treat. Highly recommended. Compact. Chops, Whisks, Grinds. Only suitable for small quantities. Fill it with liquid and it spills out and down the sides.
Made of fragile plastic
Release catch broken less than 10 uses later (warranty lapsed - past 1 year) I now hold the safety catch down to use it. Still works but inconvenient.
It works, quite easy to clean
I was careful with it yet the release catch is already broken under 10 uses. Out of warranty - used it infrequently.
The size is a bit too small (yes, I know it is MINI wizz), I did my meat ball with this and have to do it 6 times. And becoz u have to do it so many times, when u take it out and put it back, the mix will easily get into the axis. Plus when I try different settings with those 6 trials and they all looks the same. Wish they got a week setting so my meal ball has better texture.
Doesnt take much space
Easy to wash
motor is strong
3 power settings doesnt have much difference
the power cable is too short
the mix sometimes get into the axis
This is perfect for any mum with young children as it blends and puree's food with ease. It has a combination of three functions that are commonly needed in any kitchen. The chopper allows you to chop food to any degree you require. The whisk is great for cakes, batters and creams. And you can use the grider for not only the obvious coffee, but it also works well with herbs and nuts as well. This is compact and will be a gem in any kitchen.
Three in one compact product perfect for any kitchen. It has a good strong motor and gets the job done easily.
A great product from Breville for the purpose of coarse chopping and whipping.
It has a 200W motor which is quite better than products of the same class.
The single jar provided is quite spacious and the bi-directional stainless steel blades are quite sharp. The copping and grinding does give out great results on the parameters of coarse chopping. I would say that the chopping is more towards the finer side than the coarse but still not fine enuf sometimes.
Recommended continuous time of operation is ok and the press and hold buttons also ...prevent you from running over that. An excellent product for small qty chopping, grinding, mixing and whisking. This is not meant for you if you intend to do very fine chopping most of the times. Compact Good for chopping and whipping
I have a full size food processor, but I find that I generally just use my Mini Wizz these days. It's the perfect size for making curry pastes and is so easy to use. You have to hold down the buttons which means you can't walk away and forget about it and leave it on.
Small, doesn't take up my space in my cupboard. Strong. Will chop anything I need it to, quickly and easily. It has good safety features as well - the lid has to be locked on, plus the top bit clicked down (and the power switch on) before it will work.
None at all!
Does a great job, easy to use, easy to clean and beats Sunbeam Mini Oska by miles well priced too
I didn't want anything which took up too much space as I only use this intermittently. This stores away very tidily.
Nothing did the job absolutely as I required it to do and would certainly recommend it to anyone.
Questions & Answers
I bought this in January and only just attempted to use it - it won’t even turn on? I am certain I am assembling it correctly as I know it won’t work unless it is but not sure if there is something else I can try?
The only part of assembly I am unsure of is clipping the release tab down - it shows in the pic the person pressing the button to lock it but I’ve found I need to press it down manually and the button simply unlatches it - other than that everything is done by the book.
Any help is appreciated.
I have just purchased the Breville Mini Wizz BFP100. I found the chop function is not working, (am suing the correct blade).
The whisk and grind functions are working. Please advise?
Sorry to hear this, please contact Breville Support directly for replacement options at 1 300 139 798. We can also be reached online via: https://www.breville.com.au
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