The Kitchen Food Processor From The Future

Modern food processors

If you have ever watched the Jetsons cartoon and wondered when some of that cool futuristic technology would finally make an appearance, then you are in luck. No, there are no flying vehicles or dwellings above the clouds at the moment. You will just have to settle for a sleek designed food processor in your kitchen for the time being. It may not seem like much, but the Breville Sous Chef BFP800XL is indeed impressive for its size. Breville takes pride in creating some of the more technologically advanced small kitchen appliances, and their entry in the food processor arena is no different. If you are serious about what you cook and you want to maximize your efforts in the kitchen then this is one tool you should add to your arsenal.

We have used the BFP800XL in our own home, but we also examined its results in many online kitchen food processor reviews to see how other owners have rated this small appliance, and the results are almost unanimous. Customer scores are super high despite how expensive this food processor is compared to other brands. So which features make the Breville Sous Chef stand apart from the crowd?

Breville BFP800XL Highlights


The BFP800XL comes with two work bowls; one large bowl (3.8l) and a mini processing bowl that is a 2.5 cup. The large processing bowl allows you to blend up large serving while the small one can be used for small jobs like mincing garlic or parsley. You might have noted that many food processes bowls usually has a hole in the bottom center, but not this one: it is completely sealed to prevent leaks when processing a lot of ingredients. The small has to be inside the large one in order for it to work, but it does has its own S blade, and unlike the large one, it not sealed because, you aren’t going to use it for large servings.


It has a 1200 watt induction motor. One great thing about induction motors is that they are simple and rugged in construction, and hence they tend to last for a long time. That’s why this unit comes with a 25 years warranty. The induction motor also makes this machine very powerful and when you press the pause or the on button the food are chopped or shred in a matter of a second. You will be amazed at how this unit works and how efficient it is, and if you have been using a small processor for a while, you might begin to use the pause button, and use one item at a time, until you learn how fast it works.


One of the greatest features of this food processor is the wide selection of blades that are all made from stainless steel for numerous prep options. All the blades and disc are housed in a nice, convenient accessory storage. There are three blades which include Micro-serrated S blade, the mini processing blade and the dough blade. You will also get five multi-functional discs, each of which is safe to handle, they have a flash design to ensure you do not get cut, but be careful . With the disc, you can be able to control the thickness of the ingredients that you are processing, thanks to the adjustment settings on the slicing disc.

Control and Safety Feature

The Breville BFP800XL r features a control panel with three stylish round buttons and an LCD with an auto timer. You can use the auto timer to set your desired time for processing, and it will stop processing as soon as the set time is reached. You will also notice that this unit is secure in all aspect: the bowls are BPA free, the lid and the food pushers have a safety lock mechanism that prevent the motor from turning if you do not lock everything in place. A cleaning brush is also included for safe cleaning of the blades and the disc.

Wider Feed Chute

The size of feed chute is super wide, (5.5 inches) to allow you to slice, chop or shred any ingredient without having to cut it first. You can put a large potato and a whole zucchini or whatever you need to cut without any worry. Along with the feed tube is a small pusher that is great for small produce like carrot and you can use it as a measuring cup if you aren’t using in your processing.

User Ratings

Breville products have generally are some of the most wished for and highly rated appliances on the market. When it comes to the Breville BFP800XL food processor, many reviews show that this is an excellent choice because of it is robust, efficient, sturdy, well built, smooth running, quiet, and easy to operate. If you are looking for a high end food processor to handle your baby food needs, then this may be just what you are looking for.

Cooking With Carrots

carrots-on-the-grillCarrots are one of those versatile vegetables that you should always have in your pantry. Not only do they provide wonderful texture to any meal, but they are also extremely healthy for you. We love to use these in a number of different dishes as we are a huge fan of baby carrots. We always focus on the taste of everything, but it is also great to know just how much the ingredients you include in your meals can benefit you.  They are not only crunchy, but also sweet and somewhat aromatic and you can recognize them by their signature orange color. However, you should note that there are other varieties which are white, purple and even white in colour. Carrots can be served raw in salads or you can steam, boil, fry and even cook them in soups and stews, but we just love to grill our carrots.  The possible ways that you can cook them are almost endless.

Positive Health Impact Of Carrots

We thought we would provide a quick run down of just how healthy this ingredient is by listing some of the ways that it can help your body.  Just something to consider when you are preparing your next meal.  Here are some of the main benefits linked to consuming carrots regularly.

Vision Improvement

The carrot is identified as one of the healthiest vegetables for improving general eyesight and night vision. This benefit can be attributed to the high beta-carotene content in the food. The compound is transformed to vitamin A by the liver after absorption in the gut. This is in turn converted to rhodopsin which is an important pigment in the eyes. The beta-carotene is also important in slowing down the degradation of the eye tissues. It prevents development of senile cataracts and it will reduce the risk of macular degeneration.

Cancer Prevention

Cancer is a significant health problem in the modern world, particularly due to lifestyle and pollution. Generally, the disease can be accelerated or induced by free radicals in the body from diverse sources. The carrots play a role in prevention because they have antioxidants. These are compounds which are capable of hunting down and eliminating the harmful free radicals. This will reduce the risk of cancerous cell development. The vegetable is important in limiting the development of colon, prostate and even lung cancer.

Healthier Skin

The vitamin A contained in carrots plays an important role in promoting the development of healthy skin. Generally, vitamin A deficiency will be manifested through the dryness of skin as well as the hair. Regular consumption of carrots will increase the levels of this compound in the body. Consequently, premature wrinkling, uneven tone, acne and general blemishes will be reduced significantly. You will also enjoy better protection against ultraviolet damage from the solar rays. In addition, the carrots will reduce cell damage, so the rate of aging will be reduced significantly.

Heart Disease Prevention

Heart diseases have become more prevalent due to sedentary lifestyles and consumption of unhealthy foods. Additionally, most of the cases are linked to high levels of cholesterol. You can reduce the risk getting a heart condition by including carrots in your daily diet. These vegetables contain soluble fibers which promote binding and elimination of unhealthy fats from the body. You should also note that foods that contain high quantities of carotenoids are linked to healthier hearts. Carrots contained alpha-carotene, beta-carotene as well as lutein which is also a naturally-occurring carotenoid.

Boosts Immune System

Carrots are important in boosting the human immune system because they have notable antiseptic and antibacterial properties. This means that they are capable of killing off harmful microorganisms before they can induce dangerous diseases and conditions. There is also a critical compound known as falcarinol produced by the carrots. It is essentially a natural pesticide which is known to protect the vegetable roots against fungal diseases. The material will help your body fight off potential diseases. Additionally, carrots contain vitamin C which is important in stimulating the systematic activities of the white blood cells. In simple terms, these disease-fighting cells will be mobilised faster when the body is attacked by pathogens.

Digestion Improvement

The dietary fiber in the delicious roots of carrots is high like in most edible vegetables. The fiber content is critical in promoting and maintaining ideal digestive health. Basically, the material will add significant bulk to the stool which facilitates its smooth passage through the gastrointestinal tract. The movement of the fiber also improves the contraction and expansion of the smooth gut muscles and stimulates the secretion of digestive juices. All these actions reduce the risk of constipation and protect the digestive system against more serious conditions like colon cancer. Carrots can also help you curb food cravings when you are on a weight-loss diet. The vegetable contains filling fiber which has a low amount of calories. Moreover, there are some natural free sugars including sucrose and fructose in the vegetables to boost energy levels.

Different Ways To Cook Carrots

You can obtain significant health benefits by eating the carrots as raw vegetables. But whether you use them in your juicer, cook them, or just add them as a garnish, carrots are something that you should always try to include in whatever you make in the kitchen.  There is nothing that doesn’t taste better when it comes off the grill, this includes BBQ carrots.  There is just no reason to not increase your daily intake of this wonderful root vegetable.  Here is a tasty carrot recipe that we found that you can use on the grill.

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