Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
Fast. Versatile. Precise. Exactly how I like my food prep – and exactly how I like the small appliances handling my food prep to perform. Because I am usually time-starved, often caught in a rut, always cooking in batches and mostly dying to get out of the kitchen. What I really need is a sous chef, or something that perfectly – no, precisely – mimics one.
Introducing the Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice.
The Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice is one of the most revolutionary machines I’ve ever had the pleasure of reviewing. It peels, dices, slices, mixes and chops in half the time of doing it by hand – and without any of the hassle. Its extra wide chute is designed for every shape of food, so you no longer need to chop your ingredients into smaller pieces before letting the appliance do the work. (I’ve always felt that pre-cutting foods completely defeats the purpose of using a food processor – wouldn’t you agree?) Aside from saving time and speeding up your meal preparation, the machine’s precise cut leads to even and consistent cooking and perfect textures.
Who needs the Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice? Admittedly, not everyone. The feedback I’ve received from previous small appliance reviews has let me to be very forthright and conscientious when it comes to recommending products. If you live on your own, rarely cook for a crowd and aren’t into canning, preserving or baking, this may be “too much machine” for you. You’ll also have to be open to washing more dishes than say, a simple paring knife. (Most of the removable parts are dishwasher safe.) Finally, I would be remiss to not mention the cost; at a suggested retail price of $699.99, you’ll need to be absolutely sure that you’ll use the small appliance to its full potential.
However, here’s where it becomes worth the investment.
1. Entertaining. If you regularly cook for a crowd, you know just how taxing food prep can be – especially if the dishes require uniform chopping, slicing or dicing. With 8, 12 and 16 mm dicing disc sizes, the dicing attachment works by slicing and then dicing your foods. This two-step process quickly transforms vegetables and fruit into salsas, salads and preserves.
2. Craving Change. If you’re starved for time and tired of the same old/ same old, sometimes all you need is a helping hand and a little inspiration. The Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice can motivate you to try new dishes without added time and frustration because most of the prep work is done for you. In fact, with 10 attachments, every element in all the meals you make can be prepared with ease. Roll pizza dough, mince your own burger patties and create the perfect accompaniments – all in one machine.
3. Cooking from Scratch. Love homemade french fries? Mmm… we all do! And guess what? Peeling doesn’t have to be painful. The peeler disc can peel 7 potatoes in as little as 15 seconds, taking the hard work out of preparing ingredients. Once peeled, simply load the julienne disc and feed the potatoes through the extra large chute. Pro tip: air fry your potatoes in the Breville Smart Oven Air for a delicious snack or side dish with less fat!
We recently put the peel and slice features to the test; considering it normally takes me anywhere from 6-10 minutes to peel and slice potatoes for french fries – haphazardly and grossly mismatched, at that – I decided that if my time could be reduced by at least half, it would win a place in my kitchen.
First, we loaded washed, whole potatoes onto the peeling disc. We set the machine for 25 seconds (the recommended time is 20 to 25 seconds, but honestly I had my doubts) and that’s about it.
Yes, it’s that simple.
When we checked on the potatoes after 25 seconds, I let it pulse for another 10 seconds because I was particular about the tiny spots of skin left behind. Now if I had been making french fries, this would not have bothered me in the slightest. However, since I wanted to show you just how well the potatoes can be peeled, I pressed on until near perfect. Now tell me: when was the last time you peeled four potatoes in 35 seconds?
The best part? No more food waste than peeling potatoes the traditional way; in fact, I’d reckon that I saved even more of the potato flesh with the Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice.
Next, it was time to switch to the Julienne & French Fries Cutter blade. Just as simple, friends, and just as quick! After pushing each potato through the extra large chute, in less than 60 seconds, we had perfect, uniformly cut french fries. To be fair, I’m adding in the time it took to switch blades; perhaps 30 seconds. That means I was able to prep four potatoes into shoestring fries in about two minutes. Sweet (er, savoury) success!
Of course, it doesn’t end there. The Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice can create more than just one pretty dish; the following blades are included with the machine:
Julienne & French Fries Cutter
Love what you see? The Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice is available now on www.breville.ca and at Hudson’s Bay, Bed Bath and Beyond, Home Outfitters, William Sonoma, Best Buy, Amazon, and others – including gourmet retailers across Canada.
Plus, you can take advantage of a Special Gift with Purchase Offer! Upon purchasing the Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice, register to receive complimentary dicing kit valued at $179.99. This promotion is only available while quantities last, so don’t delay!
Of course, you can also enter to WIN the Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice right here! Simply fill the form below with your qualifying entries. Good luck!
This post is sponsored by Breville Canada. The opinions on this blog, as always, are my own.
There is nothing better in life than fresh cut fries!!!
OH MY! This is so cool! I have never seen a food processor peel before. I totally need this. I have so many memories of making gingerbread cookies with my mom’s processor as a child.
The first thing I would make would be fries
OMG, this would revolutionize my meal time. Fingers crossed!
I would use this to shred cabbage for coleslaw.
Oh WOW ! Peeling potatoes is so time consuming – this would definitely save time ! I would love to make fries !
Suzanne Ally Beck-Smith
Wow. The potato peeling and julienne convinces me. I also cook in batches for big family get togethers and surprise group visits. Soups and stews would be much easier on my husband than than his dicing hand. When I think of all the carrots I cut for little ones….argh! Where were you Breville? Well, you are here now. Thanks for the cogent article and demo Lena. Appreciated.
Definitely to make fries! My kids would love it!
for sure I would make fries! always find it hard to get them cut uniformly
shred cabbage for borscht
To make stir fry
I can’t wait to peel potatoes with the Breville Sous Chef 16.
I would make fries…incredible product.a must have!
This looks like a timesaver! Would love to try making my own fries
All of the fries, all of the time!
Family dinner parties are a weekly thing in my home so I think this will be a huge time saver. I’d love this for all my chopping needs!
I would love to try some new recipes with this product.
I would peel and dice some red potatoes for sure. I would love also to own this for dicing onions. Perhaps then I wouldn’t have to get out my ski goggles to chop them with my horrible knife skills :) .
This would be so perfect to have my large family over for dinners ! I love this to help chop and shred my vegetables for my beef stew!
i am not sure what i would make to many choices
We make a lot of meatballs and burgers and do most cooking from scratchet to save money. This machine looks incredible! What a time said we and I like when things come out all pretty and similar.
meal prep will probably be cut in half with the nifty dicing part. meatballs, soups etc. will be a breeze too
Would love to try this! It sounds amazing and a real time saver.
I think i could find a reason to use the peel and dice every day. It sounds like meal prep would be a snap
We LOVE potatoes (ie my hubby!) in our house & to see how it makes quick work of ‘spuds’ is a great option.
i would lovvvvvve to win this for my mom actually. she loves to cook and always in her kitchen. this would be of great use to her
Definitely soups – I’d use it to dice my celery and carrots really quickly!
I’d use this for making homemade pickles like mango pickle and also chopping up nuts for cake and cookie recipes.
I am so in love this ! Peeling potatoes is just one of my kitchen pet peeves, but I love to cook and entertain so it just seems sooooo necessary in my kitchen ! 🤞
I could really use Precision Makes Perfect: the Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice! Thanks for the great contest! I would love to win this!
I am very lazy when it comes to cooking so this would help encourage me to cook at home more often.
I’ll be using it for all my dinner prep, dicing veg and cabbage will go so much faster!
I will definitely be using it for homemade fries and the peeling disc sounds awesome too.
this will make chopping and dicing up vegetables easier especially for taco night!
I would make french fries first but would use this a lot for making soups and stews
I would love to have the Breville Sous Chef 16 to peel and dice potatoes, carrots, parsnips for soups & stews and making my grandson & hubby’s favourite fries, mashed, & roasted potatoes. It would also be a tremendous help with chopping all of the vegetables for salads.
I’d make stew, with potatoes and carrots. Thanks for the chance!
Oh, I’ll be making fries. Also carrot cake!
I like to do a big prep every few weeks and chop/dice the celery, onions, peppers, etc I will need for recipes. It can be time consuming and I think this would help save some time…and would help me convince DD to help.
I would use it to peel potatoes, maybe make some french fries.
I would love to make my own homemade fries.
I love to cook so this would help me in a lot of different ways. the ability to peel 7 potatoes in as little as 15 seconds sounds wonderful….this would speed things up when I am making perogies!!
Sounds incredible ! Would love this to motivate me to do more Indian cooking! But after the french fries 😉
It would be so lovely for soups, stews and salads. I would use it most days.
This is the food processor I was having my eye on. My food processor recently broke. I miss it so much! Especially for shredding cabbage and slicing carrots. But French fries sound wonderful too!!
Thanks for the chance!
I would love to try making French fries
I would use the Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice to help with the prep of the meals especially peeling potatoes because it would save me time
I’ve recently really started to make more food from scratch. Which is all fine, but the peeling and dicing is a pain. So this would help me keep on my (so-far), new healthy path.
I would love to have one of these! They look so useful and awesome :) I would use it for all sorts of recipes and meal prep. I would start by making a homemade minestrone soup and use the Breville Sous Chef for dicing the veggies!
Looks awesome. Breville makes amazing small appliances!
I would use the Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice to cut vegetables for stews and soups.
Awesome! Sweet potato fries, here I come!
I would make some salsa, pico de gallo.. also would help with stews and chili
I’d us it to peel and cut potatoes also for cabbage and carrots for coleslaw.And to dice any vegetable I need.
I would love to try the peel and slice features! What a gain of time!
Thanks for the contest ;-)
I would peel and cut potatoes to make fries.
I’d use the Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice to prep food for all my holiday entertaining!
I will use this for absolutely everything! The first thing that comes to mind is prepping veggies for stew. I can’t believe it can peel potatoes! That’s my most hated cooking chore.
Honestly, I’d use it for everything I could so that I wouldn’t have to use my hands. The arthritis I have has practically made my hands useless, unfortunately. I’d definitely peel some taters and some beets!
I would use it to cut up some french fries!
prepping veggies for stews and other recipes!
Love homemade fries, looks so easy to use
I can’t even believe a machine can do all of that! Leave it to Breville to have the most innovative ideas that are actually so useful for home cooks! Fries would be #1 on my list. And this would work great for the prep of homemade soups with chopping carrots & celery & potatoes!
would love this to make fries or dice veggies for soups or stews
I would use the Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice in your kitchen when I make soup
Would love it to make fries like my Mum used to make!
Im feeling pot pies right now a the weather cools – this would be perfect to help make them
I think it would be a great help in making scalloped potatoes.
Oh my gosh this would be a perfect help with chopping up my veggies for soup. My kids are both soup lovers and dicing up the veggies is so time consuming this would be incredible :) )
nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham)
I would use it for making soup and chili. I am seriously amazed by it’s potato peeling skills though. We eat a lot of those at my house and that is so fast!
This would be such a big help for when I make my homemade veggy soup, and homemade pizzas, plus way more, this would be on my counter all the time!!
I’d use it for shredded cabbage for lazy cabbage rolls!
I’m a lazy chef so I love the idea of food prep with this awesome appliance!
Homemade chilli and soups!
I would use it to make homemade vegetable soup.
Maria Jose Gajardo
Breville is a great brand and this is an amazing giveaway!
We love to make home made French fries.
this will be handy to make died veggies for stews!
OMG fresh fries are the best! Also, I’m a sucker for salsas and hummus :)
I would use it for crumbling cookies for making a great cheese ball recipe I have
This will help make homemade coleslaw.
I peel so many potatoes a week, this review makes me cry!
We would use it for chopping up toast into croutons, or pureeing butternut squash.
Would love to win!
Chop veggies for soups and stews all winter long. Comfort food.
My favourite Polish dish, Potato Salad, which requires you to dice potatoes, eggs, carrots, apples, onions, and pickles. It takes so long to complete and I usually pass on the cravings because of all the work.
Making tonnes of new vegan recipes!!! I would LOVE to win!
I would use the Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice to make soup.
French fries, for sure!
I would like to use it for my home made soups.
To peel potatoes this way is so great. I would make potato and leek soup.
So many things I would use this for. Peeling potatoes and making french fries would be high on my list. I have trouble peeling as I have arthritis in my hands.
Trying to make lifestyle changes for myself and my teenaged daughter. I’m certain that the Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice would increase our vegetable intake as well as help us to collaborate when meal planning and ensure active participation when making meals.
to peel potatoes
i would love this for my chilli onions celery etc that would save me so much time with this.
I would cut up veggies for soups or cheese for pizza!
i saw this in action on your instagram stories and WOW!! I would use it much like you on potato prep – for the mass amounts of potatoes my family consumes lol
I hate peeling potatoes and carrots .. I would use it for this first and often !
We would use this for fries a lot. And maybe even some sweet potato fries. Also to prep all of the veggies for a stew. Thanks!
So cool maybe now my kids will start to help more if we had one I’d use it for all my chopping of veggies
My guys love homemade french fries and I’m just thinking about fire roasted tomato bisque!
i’d use it to make fries!
I would make tacos more often!
I think I will probably use it to either make Chinese stir fry or fries for my kids!
oh wow, for my canning for sure, dicing up all those veggies and fruits for pickles, salsa etc. but I love the french fries you did, I can’t wait to try that. I cook for family many times during the week, this would be awesome.
I’d use it to peel and chop veggies for soups and stews I make all winter long.
I would love it for chopping veggies for pizzas
I don’t know how I would use this device but I want to find out!
I don’t usually buy potatoes
I can’t wait to peel potatoes in the sous chef! How easy is that!
I would cut up veggies for spaghetti sauce
Fresh fruit salsa/salad yummm Wow what an awesome machine Breville has outdone themselves on this one. I always think, ok that’s it for new innovations but then they wow me every year with some new amazing kitchen appliance. It’s on my want list. <3
I would use it to make fries for poutine .
My family love potatoes in all forms. I’d make ALL the potatoes.
Oh wow! This would be awesome! I think I’d try it for hasbrowns to start.
There is nothing better in life than fresh cut fries!!! Just add cheese and gravy and you have my ultimate favourite treat.
I would use it to make a stew, lots of veggies vto peel and dice.
I would make some fresh salsa and some guacamole,
This is a neat device I would love to make shepers pie
I would use it to make a vegetable soup!
This looks so amazing! What a time saver!!
I would use it to chop veggies for homemade soup! Soup and stew weather is coming,so perfect!
I would use it for veggies for soups and stews to make everything uniform and easier!
I don’t even know where to start…I would use this for soups, dips, even to use fresher ingredients for baking!!
I would make fries with this appliance!
veggies homemade soup lots of stuff
Wow! I would use this amazing machine to make relish, salsa, soups and stews. If it can peel apples as well as it does potatoes, I would also use to make apple sauce, apple butter and perhaps a few apple pies!
It will make wonderful hummus
Wow, for sure potato peeling and julienne! That’s amazing love that feature.
I’d use it to make soup.
I would use this to make fresh chopped salads.
it will help me with making soup!!
I would use this for soups, stews…almost anything that would save me some time!
I would love to win this for my husband! He is the cook in the family and he would be able to use them for everything!!
I would use it to slice potatoes for scalloped potatoes to start- looks great
this would be so good for soup stews home made fries so many uses with this awesome machine
Sweet potato fries are the first thing on my to-make list.
This little machine looks super powerful!
I would use it make french fries and also sweet potato fries! That’s so amazing that it can peel potato skins.
love to use to prep the veggies for stews ans soups, and make coleslaw.. so may uses!
I would use this for hummus, my fave thing I hate to make by hand, but have to bc I have never owned a food processor! Thanks for the chance.
I would use this to chop up cabbage for coleslaw.
I will be using this whenever I am peeling potatoes as my dad used to comment I was the only person he knew that ended up with square potatoes when peeling. Plus I love homemade fries so this Breville Sous Chef is perfect for me.
As we work towards eating more veggies, this will be great for chopping. I am trying to incorporate great nut butters and fruit butters as substitues for sugar and that would be a big help
I will definitely use this for potatoes!
Wow! I can only imagine the possibilities. I have arthritis in my hands which limits my ability for mixing and cutting some days. I would love help with making dough, chopping veggies for soups and stews, french fries, veggie sticks, etc etc
I would definitely use this to peel potatoes … a task which I dislike.
I would make soooo many soups and stews!!!
I will use he Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice for make French Fries
I think I would make coleslaw first!
This would make dinner life so much easier here!
Jason E Woods
1st thing? Sweet potato fries!
I will get rid of all my other appliances….and just us this! So lovely!
I really don’t like potatoes for one reason…. Peeling them! I have started buy the baby potatoes as I can get away without removing their peels. This would be a game changer for me!
Everything! Wow what a helpful machine, and definitely with how those fries turned out I would be trying them.
I cook from scratch every day and this would be so helpful. I would use it to shred zucchinis when I make my crustless zucchini pies!
Wow!!, looks amazing. What a time saver it would be.
This would be great for me as I have lost the use of one hand and makes tasks such as chopping and peeling impossible.
Soups, fries, coleslaw so many awesome opportunities
Oh so many uses. I think since the weather has turned colder that I would us it first to make a delicious vegetable soup. Thank you for the chance.
I would do all the chopping and blending for all the soups and stews I make all fall and winter long.
Oh wow, this looks amazing!! I would use the Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice mainly for all kinds of potatoes – my fave!! Also for salsa and pizza dough. And I’m even wondering about jam…
I would use it to make stir fry
I would love to make sweet potato fries or homemade coleslaw.
To make some savoury pies this winter :D
Fan Bluebellgray Rakhim
I would use Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice in my kitchen for salads!!!
i would definitely use this amazing machine to make home fries, help prep veggies for soup, and when making holiday meals! thank you so very much for this chance! :)
chelsea van tol
would love this to make vegeterian protein bowls i have chrons and have to eat really well its very time consuming prepping
I would love to use it for making soups.
I would love to use it to chop all my veggies for a big pot of soup.
I will use it to make stew. It will chop the onions, turnips, carrots and celery in no time.
This would make my life so much easier especially when making coleslaw.
If you have ever made perogies: peeling potatoes & chopping for boiling. Mashing potatoes, shredding cheese & then making the dough. All so time consuming. Wow this would be awesome to prepare my large batch fir Christmas Eve.
Totally would make French frys !
I love Breville products and this one looks amazing. Peeling potatoes, not my favourite thing to do. This makes it look easy.
It peals potatoes??? Oh my, what wouldn’t I make? Scalloped, Roman and cheesy melt casseroles…I’m really excited about this!
I would use it for making soups, or coleslaw.
The first thing I would use this for would be chopped cabbage for homemade coleslaw.
I will use it for making batches of pie crust dough and for making salsa so much salsa!!
I’ve never been comfortable or efficient using knives so the Breville Sous Chef would be so welcome in my kitchen to do all the work for me. I would use it to help me when making soups, salsas, dips and am eager to discover how else it could save me time.
I will be making scalloped potatoes.
the time would be perfect to win this. My processor just died , and this one look a 1000% better!
I would use it to cook more often from scratch
This would be amazing for all the veggie prep I do in my kitchen!
I will use this to help prep veggies for soup
I would use it first for fries. It looks so easy!
I would make homemade fries!
magical wonder tool! how wouldn’t i use it! i would use it to make veggies vanish into baking, i would make sweet potato fries, salads you name it!
I would use it for Cole slaw and salad. Thanks!
Right now this would save me making baby food! Amazing product!
Besides being great for potatoes, it would also be great for carrots and cabbage!
Fries, stews, veggies, oh the endless possibilities!
I would try to forage make a nice veggies soup
I would like to try home made salsa.
I would make hasbrowns and I would love to try potato soup
What wouldn’t I make shredded sweet potatoes, coleslaw, hash browns, etc…
I would use this to dice onions amongst other things.
I’ll use this to prepare dinner after a long day at work. I’m up at 4:30 in the a.m., a one hour commute to work, an 8 hour word day, and coming home traffic is heavier so it’s more likely to be 1 1/2 hours to get home. I want this machine to do everything for me cause I’m too tired to do it myself.
This would be ideal to make coleslaw.
I would use it to make coleslaw and French fries
carrots for some great carrot cake
I would use the peel and dice for my canning!! It would make things so much quicker!
Cooking from scratch made easy. I love it !
I would use it to make prep easier and cut down on time so I can spend it with my kids.
oooh I`m loving the dough blade. I “met” one at my sister’s last week. It’s incredible fast and awesome
Ohhh french fries sound awesome – my 7-year-old loves them
I would use this to peel my potatoes!
I would love to use it to make salsa.
I will use it to make my crust for baking bars during the Holidays. I would also love to use it when making scalloped potatoes to get similar size slices.
I would use it to cut potatoes for french fries.
indeed home made french fries
I use my food processor all the time. Absolutely love it!
I’m so impressed that this peels potatoes so I would peel then julienne about five pounds, because I could.
I would use it many ways. For slicing and dicing my veggies for sure and also fries for example.
chelsea m ling
im vegeterian so a lot of recipes need a food processor. would get a lot of use in my house.
I will use it to make my favourite minestrone!
i would use this is in so many meals. soups, butters, hummus, i have so many plans
I would first peel and dice veggies for a soup
I would use it for making fries.
I would use this to do all my prep for soups casseroles So Many things. This would save oodles of time! I would welcome this in my life!
would be great for cutting veggies for saladas!
Wow this should be called a Sous Chef ! Love to cut down prep time ! @awesomeamy8
I would use it for potatoes first
The first thing I would make would be fries
So perfect for veggies…I’d love to use it to make fresh salsa!
I would def use it to cut French fries :)
I love fresh cut fries
I would use it to peel potatoes and make scalloped potatoes.
I will use the Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice in all sorts of ways…but mainly for making my keto meals, shredding/chopping/mixing ingredients…and it will make my life SO MUCH EASIER! I can see myself using it to make ‘cauliflower rice’, mix up keto friendly doughs, shred Parmesan cheese to make Parmesan crisps, shred cabbage for homemade sauerkraut…but I’d also use it to make food for my family, who are not keto. I mean…that potato trick is pretty darn nifty! Making french fries is always better than buying them…IMHO.
Perfect for veggies and fries!
This looks like an amazing time saver. We are busy parents of two kid and this would be a great help in the kitchen.
Oh my goodness! How have I not heard of this until today?!? I make homemade meals almost every dinner. I have an itty-bitty mini food processor chopper thing that I got 12 years ago (back when my family was just my husband and me) but it only has one setting. This would save me so much time and make dinner prep a lot less of a hassle. I would use it for fries, chopping veggies for sauces and stews, and for so many other things!
I would definitely try the French fries first (nothing like homemade!).
I would use it to peel potatoes
I love that this can peel potatoes! I would use this for all my holiday food prep.
What a great little machine, love the way it peels potatoes and makes fries, though I do like my fries cut thicker, lol. This machine saves so much time it’s amazing. :-)