Breville BJE200XL Review

Breville BJE200XL Review 

Breville BJE200XL Summary

4.5 out of 5

The Breville BJE200XL juice fountain is a consumer grade Juicer that has consistently received positive consumer reviews since its launch onto the market. While it does not have the power, nor the speeds to match top grade Juicers; it is more than sufficient for day-to-day juicing.


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Breville BJE200XL Introduction

The Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor could very well be just the juicer you’re looking for if you’re looking for a good quality juicer that will last, always extract the maximum amount of juice, help you to reduce clean up and help you to minimise prior food preparation. No matter what fruit and vegetables are being put into it, the Breville BJE200XL will handle them with ease (even leafy greens or other cruciferous vegetables).

The Breville BJE200XL is a solidly built juicer with dimensions of nine and a half inches wide, eight and three quarters deep and sixteen inches tall. These dimensions are ideal for allowing the juicer to sit comfortably on the kitchen counter without having to push anything else off – as the majority of space is taken up vertically, your main concern is that the juicer doesn’t brush against anything overhead (which is virtually impossible if you have a kitchen island).

Although it’s also worthwhile considering exactly how you’re going to store the Breville BJE200XL (disassembled in one cupboard, disassembled in several) as it may require storing in multiple areas.

Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor
Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor
  • Heavy-duty compact juice fountain with centered knife blade assembly
  • 700-watt motor operates at 14,000 RPM for maximum extraction
  • Extra-large 3-inch centered feed tube; stainless-steel micro-mesh filter

Our Breville BJE200XL Review

The Breville BJE200XL ensures the user maximum juice extraction due to the seven hundred watt motor, (roughly fourteen thousand rotations per minute), fast enough to ensure that no pieces of fruit and vegetable avoid the centred blade assembly but slow enough to put sufficient pressure on the fruit and vegetables so that very little juice, if any is left inside the fruit and vegetables as the prolonged contact between the centred knife blades and the fruit and or vegetables results in more juice being extracted, and the fact that a larger surface area of the fruit and or vegetables come into contact with the centred knife blades, maximising the number of points at which the juice is extracted, therefore extracting the juice more quickly.

The Breville BJE200XL is also focused on minimising the work you do in order to keep the juicer clean and running smoothly. Comprised of dishwasher safe parts (which allows you to just put disassemble your juicer, put the respective parts in the dishwasher, turn it on and listen for the end of cycle beep while you finish some last minute work) and even coming with its own custom cleaning brush, designed specifically to help you get at the food residue that can otherwise be too awkward to get at, the Breville BJE200XL is one of the first things that come to mind when considering cleanliness and maintenance (not to mention the one year limited warranty and all of the heavy-duty components that make up the juicer).

The Breville BJE200XL allows you to put whole fruits and or vegetables into the juicer via an ‘extra-large feed tube’ positioned directly over the centred knife blades, to guarantee that the fruits and or vegetables (it depends on what you’re juicing) will come into contact with the blades and undergo juice extraction for a cost-efficient and thoroughly nutritious glass, or jug of fresh juice.

We tested the Breville BJE200XL using all of our favourite recipes (tropical juice etc.) plus some of our favourite tests (wheatgrass and kale) and were very pleased to find that it passed every one. While it may take a while for the more cruciferous and stringy vegetables (such as broccoli and celery), the Breville BJE200XL still does a decent job in extracting the juice from such foods, not all the juice is extracted from wheatgrass (you should consider also getting a specialist juicer if that’s going to be a staple for juicing), but it can still handle the vegetable without grinding to a halt or slowing the progression of the other fruit and vegetables to be juiced following it.

Breville BJE200XL Specifications & Pros/Cons

Pros

Cons

Key Features

  • A simple, affordable and easy-to-use Juicer that has firmly conquered the consumer market.
  • The dishwasher safe parts are a true life saver – meaning clean up time is quick and pain free. Most Juicers in this price range often require manual, laborious cleaning processes.
  • The centered knife blade assembly is innovative to say the least. It ensures that more juice is extracted, and that less wastage is produced.
  • The motor is more than sufficient for day-to-day fruits and vegetables, such as Celery, Apples, Bananas, Oranges and Pears. Tougher fruits, such as raw Pineapples may be difficult.
  • It’s MEGA cheap. Some online retailers are selling this Juicer for less than $100. If you factor in the possibility of using a coupon code, you can really pick up a true bargain Juicer.
  • The Breville BJE200XL seems to lack a bit of high end power in comparison to other models, such as the Breville 800JEXL. This will rarely be noticed by the day-to-day Juicer, but will be obvious to those who live and die by juicing.
  • Centred knife blade assembly – the positioning of the knife blades guarantees the consumer the optimum amount of juice as it results in a high surface area that comes into contact with the knife blades (more of the fruit and or vegetables come into contact with the knife blades and due to this, more juice can be extracted from a larger amount of incisions and a higher amount of pressure applied to the fruit and or vegetables).
  • Dishwasher safe parts – if you’ve almost finished with that sales report for the last quarter but just wish you had more time, were it not for procuring a fresh and healthy glass of juice and, of course the cleaning up – you do have the time you so desperately need. With the Breville BJE200XL, cleaning up is next to none of a problem, you simply wipe down the outside with a damp cloth, put the dishwasher safe parts in the dishwasher and soak the remaining components in the sink. The Breville BJE200XL helps you to meet your deadlines, after all every little helps, especially when it concerns time.
  • Seven hundred watt motor – the happy medium of the motor (fast enough to come into contact with every, either whole fruit and vegetable, or piece of fruit and vegetable; yet slow enough to put the maximum amount of pressure on each fruit and vegetable during contact) at fourteen thousand rotations per minute is one of the things that makes the Breville BJE200XL such a flexible juicer – able to juice cruciferous and stringy vegetables, soft fruit and vegetables, and hard fruit and vegetables and even (being partially) able to juice wheatgrass.

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Our Final Conclusion For The Breville BJE200XL

The Breville BJE200XL will fit right into your household whether you’re juicing just one fruit or vegetable (providing that it’s not wheatgrass), or juicing a variety (both hard and soft). If you’re looking to prolong those few extra minutes you have in the morning, then the Breville BJE200XL is the ideal candidate with dishwasher safe parts for those you can put into the dishwasher and a custom cleaning brush to speed up the cleaning for those parts that you can’t.

Not to mention the ability to put in whole fruits and vegetables, minimising the need for initial food preparation and saving you time in that way. Whichever way you choose to go, one thing is for certain… the Breville BJE200XL can and will easily feel right at home  in your kitchen.