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Sage The Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice
Pros: dazzling build quality, innovative functions
Cons: very expensive
Star rating: 4.5/5
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Considering its vast array of capabilities, the Sage Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice is a brilliantly simple processor to use.
Its components clunk together smoothly, and the controls are limited to a power button, start/pause, pulse, and a duration selector next to an LCD screen that gives the processing time in minutes and seconds. This makes the processor particularly easy for beginners.
The Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice’s minimalistic controls are all the more impressive given its wide range of functions. These are facilitated through the arsenal of blades and discs that come with the processor, neatly arrayed in a double-decker storage case.
We were keen to test the more unusual accessories in this box of tricks – particularly the peeling and dicing components that give the appliance its name.
While using the processor to create potato cubes that would be cooked as patatas bravas, we found it just about delivers on the advertised capability of peeling seven potatoes in 15 seconds (there were a few bits of peel left on).
After peeling, we used the dicing disc and grid, two separate components which sit together on a special geared spindle and slice food into 1.2cm cubes. The results were impressive, although, potatoes being potato-shaped, we ended up with a fair few irregular shapes.
Let’s take a moment to discuss the design and quality of the machine. The base unit, which is made from a big, die-cast hunk of metal, looks sensational – tough, stylish and attractive.
Every function and feature of this processor works like a charm. The blades feel strong and make light work of harder ingredients like nuts and peppercorns.
The jug pulls off an impressive balancing act between strength and style. It has a broad lip – great for pouring thick liquids like batter. Litre and millilitre scales on the sides provide a useful guide for the amount of food you’re processing, and how close you are to the maximum fill levels.
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How much space this machine will occupy in the kitchen depends on how you’re counting. The base unit has a footprint not much wider than the mixing bowl that sits atop it. The storage case for the accessories actually takes up more room, but means the sharp items aren’t loose around the kitchen.
These accessories need to be handled carefully – we were caught out washing-up the dicing blade, and have a sore thumb to prove it.
One final note on this food processor: wow, it’s quiet. While other models sometimes whine and shriek, its rumbling, baritone whirr was almost pleasant.
Sage The Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice specifications
Components: die-cast metal base unit; ultra-durable Tritan mixing bowl (3.7L); small bowl (1L); 12mm dicing kit; peeling disc; micro-serrated s-blade, reversible shredding disc; variable slicing disc; julienne disc; French fry cutting disc; whisking disc; mini blade; dough blade; cleaning brush; plastic spatula; storage box; large and small pushers.
Functions: peel, dice, slice, shred, julienne, mix, chip, blend
Colours: brushed aluminium
Item weight: 14.3 kg
Speed settings: one speed (plus pulse)
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