American Eagle AE-VC30 3/4HP Commercial Food Processor and Vegetable Cutter
- Comes with five disks: 5/64" and 5/32" slicing disks, and 5/64", 5/32", 1/8" grating discks
- Dual hopper system suited for a variety of fruits & vegetables & cheeses
- Powerful 550 watt (3/4 HP) motor for continuous operation
- Uses Standard 115 V/60Hz/1Ph
- Easy, One-touch button operation
- Compact size and long 7 ft cord ideal for countertop
- Heavy-duty cast aluminum construction
- Low Maintenance Belt Driven Transmission
- Ergonomically correct 45 degree angle work surface and handle for easy reach
- Easy maintenance and time-saving versatility
- ETL Certified to NSF No. 8, CE
Pro Restaurant Equipment Review
The American Eagle AE-VC30 is an excellent commercial food processor machine that has been widely used and tested throughout the entire US market. There are many other machines from other brands that are virtually indistinguishable from the AE-VC30. In our online research, we found that the machines from Avantco, Eurodib, Omcan, and Central Restaurant Products machines to all be nearly the same. We purchased a large closeout lot from American Eagle so we are able to offer the lowest price compared to any dealer out there! At $599 from us, it's truly a steal for a wonderful machine! Amazon is offering this same model for over $800! Other discount online retailers are selling equivalent machines for as high as $1050. MSRP price on this is even more at $1390!
In our testing, the machine is very easy to operate and the disks are easy to remove and clean. The sheer number of optionally available disks make this vegetable cutter or food processer a truly awesome multifunction machine. You can dice, slice, chop, shred, strip, cut, and even julienne any number of vegetables, fruits, or cheeses. The machine features an auto-stop which turns off the motor when you lift the feed pusher handle, or if you open the cover. That ensures safety which is very important in a commercial kitchen where turnover is high and training may be limited. What makes this machine a great value is that it already includes 5 disks in the package that give you slicing and shredding capability right out of the box. The disks are hand wash only, so be careful not to put them in a dishwasher. For your convenience, below the description we've linked to some videos posted on YouTube of the Avantco model (which is virtually the same machine) below and a tutorial video from American Eagle on how to switch out different disks! Check out the videos, you'll get a pretty good idea of how versatile this machine truly is! Take a look at our other product listings to see what optional disks we have to offer for sale. If you need help selecting the right disks for your needs, please give us a call at 800.914.1991 for more information!
From the Manufacturer
The American Eagle® AE-VC30 food processor and vegetable cutter is a heavy-duty, high-quality machine designed for commercial kitchens! The variety of available disks makes any kind of vegetable preparation work easy. Easily dice, chop, create strips, cut wavy vegetables, and slice with optional disks. Five disks are included with the machine (5/64", 5/32", 1/8" grating disks and 5/64", 5/32" slicing disks) Expand your menu possibilities and save time and labor costs!
The machine sports a durable polished aluminum alloy body that is seamless and water-resistant in design so that it can operate even in the most demanding damp conditions of a commericial kitchen. A 2" diameter round hopper and a 6" x 3" large hopper are built into the top of the unit at an ergonomically friendly 45 degree angle for easy continuous feed operation and maximum output. For safety, the motor stops when the built in food pusher is lifted 12" above the opening. Processing disks are hand wash only but have stainless steel knife edges that are easy to clean and maintain. The 2" round hopper is specially designed to accomodate long shaped vegetables such as carrots and cucumbers, and the large hopper is designed to accomodate larger whole vegetables, fruits, and block cheeses. With a cycle speed of 270RPMs, the machine can easily handle up to 661lbs/hour of processing productivity.
A powerful 3/4HP (550W) motor with overload protection, and a heavy duty belt drive that is designed for commercial use will provide many years of trouble free operation. Sturdy rubber feet prevent the machine from moving or tipping while in use.
The machine uses a standard 115 Volts/60 Hz/1Ph power connection and comes with a 7 foot (185mm) flexible 3-wire cord and plug that fits into grounded receptacle.
NOTE: Not recommended for processing tomatoes
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Specifications and Documentation
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Product ReviewsWrite Review
Posted by Lori on Aug 15th 2017
This machine is a great value! It's not the "best machine out there", but for this price, it is a very good value. I use it for both cheese and cucomber, onion, pepper, and carrots. Five disks the machine comes with work fine and are common sizes for slicing and shredding. I may buy the other dicing disks if the need comes up. I've had the machine for a little over a year now and some of the blades I use heavily every day are beginning to wear. Thankfully the blades disks are priced OK and not outrageous like replacement toner on a printer. I can afford to replace a couple of disks every couple years and it's still a good buy, much less expensive than many other machines out there. the metal design is much better than home use food processors built out of plastic, but some things don't seem quite as nice as other commercial food processors I have used. Sometimes I have to try shift the top cover slightly to get the screw in completely. Minor things overall
Posted by Ian on Apr 4th 2017
I purchased this about a year ago and it's held up under daily use. I just bought another for another location. While not as versatile as a Robot Coupe which I have also used, the price is nearly half and does exactly what I need to slice carrots, cucumbers and occasionally shred cheese.
Posted by Elise on Dec 18th 2016
Cuts my prep time to half of what it used to be. Can't ask for anything better, price was right too!
Posted by Sara on Oct 3rd 2016
Lived up to expectations, macine is compact. I use to slice onions and cheese for pizza. Gets my prep work done in about 1/4 the time I took before. I've been using it for about 6 months now, I do about 75 lbs of mozarella every day.
Posted by devin on Sep 1st 2016
love the machine, only issue is it isn't great for softer food, so I still do some cutting by hand.
Posted by Jerry on Jul 14th 2016
Bought machine a few months ago, machine is very functional with included disks. I do not have any optional ones, but the five that come with the machine work great for me! I use the machine to shred carrots and cheese to make fresh salad in my restaurant. The slicing disks work will for cumcumbers. No complain from kitchen staff, everyone working for me learn to use the machine easy.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY
Posted by N/A on Jul 6th 2016
While the machine seems to work the blades that come with it are substandard, I went through two dicing blades, each broke at the first use. What good is a cuting machine w/o a dicer. If you buy it on sale, you cannot get a refund if your blade breaks and you find the machine obsolete without it.
PRO RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT RESPONSE: Hello, we apologize for the issues you have been having with the optional dicing disks. As a matter of trying to satisfy you, we have already refunded the money you spent on the optional dicing disks, and offered you a coupon for a discount on a future order from our store. Unfortunately, you were already past our normal 30 day return window for the machine, and we would not have been able to accept the return of the machine itself. We have sold many of these machines without any problems, and you should still be able to use the machine with the included disks to slice and shred vegetables or cheese. If there is anything else we can help you with, please let us know.
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