If cooking is your passion, the Sage the Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice is the best food processor for you. It comes with far more tools than the average model, allowing you to slice, dice, knead, chop and even peel with barely any effort. Plus, it has the power – a mighty 2000W – to ensure the best results. No wonder then, that it’s one of the best food processors for keen bakers and cooks alike. Of course, all that kit requires some storage, and here the Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice has you covered too; its discs, spindle and tools fit neatly into an additional double-level storage box so you can keep it out on the worktop for convenience or stash it away in a cupboard.
The Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice is at the pricier end of the food processor spectrum, costing £499.95 when bought direct from Sage and John Lewis. However, you can find it for slightly less at some retailers including Amazon and UK Juicers.
Sage the Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice food processor design
Seeing as professional results are at the heart of the Sage the Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice food processor’s functionality, the design centres around this too. That’s why there’s an easy-to-keep-clean stainless-steel finish on the base, with three no-nonsense buttons and an LCD timer, as well as a 3.7-litre bowl that is well marked out with measurements. It twists together smoothly, has a three-part pusher fitting into the lid’s chute, and all clicks into place for safety. The power cable stores inside the base, so you won’t need to have it trailing on the worktop. One element that’s less intuitive, however, is how each tool is actually used. There are two spindles that are compatible with different discs, and a dicing system that’s not particularly well explained – keeping the instructions to hand is a must.
Sage the Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice food processor functionality
One thing you won’t have to think about with the Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice is what speed to choose – there’s just one. So it’s actually simply a case of choosing the right tool and hitting start. When it comes to the tools, you’re spoilt for choice. There’s a four-bladed multipurpose blade (as opposed to the usual two-bladed design), a dough blade, whisking discs for cream and eggs and four other discs, covering everything from slicing to julienning. For small jobs, there’s also a one-litre bowl and blade that fits in the main bowl. But it’s the peeling disc and dicing system that makes it stand out as one of our best food processors – the former tumbles potatoes and root vegetables to remove the skin, while the latter uses a dicing grid, slicing disc and geared spindle to create cubed vegetables in seconds.
Sage the Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice food processor performance
While there weren’t any tasks where the Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice faltered, it did handle some better than others. For example, carrots were easily cubed with the dicing system and although there were some pieces trapped in the blade, the cleaning cap came in handy for removing cubes from the grid. Similarly, chicken took seconds to mince. Bread with the dough blade was surprisingly good – while the mixture took time to come together, once it did, the ball of dough was kneaded effortlessly and baked well. This was the only occasion when the food processor was noticeably noisy, all of its other tasks were speedy and not that loud. However, the peeling disc didn’t live up to our expectations, partly because you’re only able to peel smaller, round potatoes (and then several at a time, rather than one or two), but also that it didn’t manage to remove all the peel as it was meant to.
Sage the Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice food processor weight
The base of the Sage the Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice food processor is heavy, meaning that this isn’t a machine you’ll want to move around the kitchen that often. Along with the complete haul of tools, it weighs in at a hefty 13.9kg.
Sage the Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice food processor cleaning
A cleaning brush and cap for removing pieces of vegetables that are stuck in the grid helps with keeping the tools spotless, whether you’re cleaning by hand or in the dishwasher. However, it’s worth noting that not all the parts are dishwasher safe, and some have nooks where debris can gather – the underside of the peeling disc, for example.
Sage the Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice food processor warranty
As you’d expect with a pro-style machine, the Sage the Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice food processor comes with a good warranty – three years repair, replace or refund, with a 30-year limited motor guarantee. This in itself tells us that it’s built for the long-haul.
Summing up… Sage the Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice food processor
For the cook who wants to do more in the kitchen, this is the all-singing, all-dancing food processor for you. This model seems pricey at first look, but with so many capabilities – its functions go far beyond the usual slicing and chopping – the value can’t be understated. Looked at as an investment, because it’s a tool to help you eat more healthily while spending less time preparing food, buying the Sage the Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice starts to make a lot of sense.