Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.

In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Best food processer?

I'm torn between the breville and the kitchen aid.

Does anyone have any experience or advice?

Also, it's good to see so many new folks on here. I leave for a month and almost don't recognize anyone. That's a good thing.
Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.


  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    I vote kitchen aid... I've had mine for almost 13 years now and it's never failed to do exactly what I needed...

    Pretty sure I could feed the thing 3" branches and it wouldn't blink...
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,925
    hapster said:
    I vote kitchen aid... I've had mine for almost 13 years now and it's never failed to do exactly what I needed...

    Pretty sure I could feed the thing 3" branches and it wouldn't blink...

    Travis, glad to see you back. +1 on kitchen aid. I am sure there is "nicer" brands but the KA has been kicking for 7 years for me. PS- how is the baby? We had ours around sat time if I remember correctly. My son is 7 months now
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,673
    We've got a KA. Mrs. G got it as a wedding present from her first marriage. Not sure she ever used it before she met me. Never had a problem with it.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


  • 500500 Posts: 2,723
    I have a Kitchen Aid.  The motor is heavy, and it can run a long time without heating up.
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,763
    @travisstrick-welcome back.  A few of your Austin area forum members have gone submerged and undetected during your absence (and there weren't any big feuds that I recall)-maybe you can coax them back.  Now back to topic at hand-SWMBO has a KA (for many years) and since it's an inside device I am only allowed to operate under direct supervision:) but it's been extremely reliable-FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • AltonAlton Posts: 468
    PROUD MEMBER OF THE WHO DAT NATION!!!!! Stuck in Dallas.......
  • I had a KA and sold that to my neighbor. I purchased the Breville. What a diffrence. I highly recommend the Breville. If you sign up for emails from Bed, Bath and Beyond they give you a 20% off discount coupon
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,980
    for the amount of use i get out of one i would go with the cheaper one. mines a ka that was half price when they closed out the ugly blue color
    :)) if it gets used 10 times a year its alot here
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,011
    edited February 2013
    If money is no object, Robot Coupe is the best($1k). For half the price, the Magimix by Robot Coupe is available. A little lower, the Breville Sous Chef is Recommended by Cooks Illustrated @ $400.However, their Winner is the Cuisinart Custom @ $200. They don't think the Breville's extra bells and whistles are worth the 200 dollar difference. They used to rank the KA Highly Recommended for years, but KA discontinued that model and the new Exact Slice one has issues and is Recommended with Reservations. If you can find model KFP750, this "is still the one to beat"

    Update: January 2013

    Recently, we evaluated two new food processors: the Breville Sous Chef Food Processor, 16-Cup ($399.99) and the KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor with ExactSlice System ($299.95)—which has been updated since we reviewed (and disliked) it previously. We compared them with our current top-rated Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor ($199). After running 12 tests (everything from making a double batch of pizza dough to slicing tomatoes), we believe the Cuisinart is still the best choice. It lacks the dazzling attachments and secondary abilities, such as variable slicing thickness, offered by the other two processors, but it performs basic chopping and slicing tasks extremely well, and you can change slicing thickness by buying extra disks.

    The Breville performed solidly and efficiently, but we’re not convinced that its extra features are worth an additional $200. Also, the Breville chopped so fast that it was hard not to make a puree when we wanted diced vegetables.

    As for the KitchenAid, the newest version has improved. The jar lid no longer sticks, the pulse button starts faster (but is still hard to engage), and the chopping is better. But in almost every task, it lagged behind the Cuisinart and the Breville. 

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,011
    Here is the old KA, just in case......

    Product Name

    KitchenAid 12-Cup Food Processor



    Model Number




    Recommendation Status

    Highly Recommended

    Testers’ Comments

    Still the one to beat. It’s simple to operate, powerful, moderately priced, and offers ample capacity in an intuitive, compact design. The 4-cup mini bowl is essential for small jobs like whipping mayonnaise and mincing herbs. We disliked the dough blade, finding the regular metal blade far more effective.

    Bowl capacities

    12 and 4 cups


  • Eggcelsior, that is exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,011
    No problem
  • He's good, Chubbs. Thanks for asking. His bday is June 17. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.