Brentwood Home FP-581 food processor

This Brentwood 600 watt food processor was fair in overall performance and has

    • Variable speed(s)
    • dial controls
    • 8 cup capacity
    • dough blade
    • separate slicing disc
    • separate shredding disc
    • French Fry/Julienne disc
    • 1 year motor warranty
    • 1 year warranty on other parts
    • and the following additional features Spatula

About

The Brentwood Home FP-581 is part of the Food processor & chopper test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Food processor & chopper models like the FP-581 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Claimed capacity: Capacity of processors is as claimed by the manufacturer.

Weight: Weight of processors, rounded to the nearest pound, includes the base, bowl, lid, and chopping blade.

Chopping: We judged each model's proficiency at chopping onions, and almonds.

Features

Separate shredding blade Separate shredding blade Whether the processor has a separate shredding blade that can be reversible or singular.
Yes
Separate slicing blade Separate slicing blade Whether the processor has a separate slicing blade that can be adjustable, reversible or singular.
Yes
Reversible Shredding/Slicing Blade Reversible Shredding/Slicing Blade Whether the processor has a reversible blade which includes both a shredding and slicing blade.
No
French Fry/Julienne blade French Fry/Julienne blade French Fry/Julienne blade
Yes
Dough blade Dough blade Whether the processor has a dough blade for kneading bread.
Yes
Whipping attachment Whipping attachment Used to whip eggs or cream.
No
Minibowl insert Minibowl insert Whether the unit has a small bowl with its own blade that fits into the larger bowl of the processor. Useful for chopping up small quantities (e.g., garlic).
No
Disk carrier/organizer Disk carrier/organizer Organizes extra blades and disks into a neat carrier.
No
Juicer attachment Juicer attachment A reamer that juices citrus fruits like lemons, oranges etc.
No
Blender attachment Blender attachment Whether the processor has a blender attachment
No
Additional features Additional features Any additional accessories or features that come with the unit.
Spatula

Specs

Controls Controls Indicates the type of controls the food processor has.
Dial
Speeds Speeds How many speeds the food processor has.
variable
Height (in.) Height The height of the food processor
17
Wattage Wattage How many watts each food processor is. Some were converted from horse power or amps to watts.
600
Dishwasher-safe Dishwasher-safe Whether the processor can be put into the dishwasher (usually the top rack)
No
Warranty (yrs.) Warranty How long the manufacturers' warranty is for other parts of the food processor except the motor.
1
Motor warranty (yrs.) Motor warranty How many years the manufacturers' motor warranty is.
1