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Today we will be reviewing the Breville BJE 200 XL juicer, a very popular centrifugal juicing machine.
If you don’t particularly like eating vegetables and fruits juicing can provide you with the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that you need. To maximize the health benefits and nutritive values from these produce, however, you need the assistance of a high performance juicer.
Find out in this article why the Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain may just be the juicer for you.
Review Of: Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain
Power & Noise
What Others Say
What We Like
- Produces quite dry pulp
- Easy to use
What We Don't Like
- Quite noisy
- Juice quality is good but can't be stored for long periods.
Summary: A relatively affordable juicer. The juice produced is considered one of the absolute best in the centrifugal class no matter what price point. It’s easy to use, perfect for any beginner. The downside is that this juicer can be noisy to use like any other centrifugal juicer.
Full Review Below…
Background Details of the Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain Manufacturer
The manufacturer of the Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain is an Australian company founded in 1932 in Melbourne by William O’Brien and Charles Henry “Harry”Norville who combined their last names together and came up with the brand “Breville.” Breville created the original sandwich toaster which became a booming success. Shortlyafter, they began to manufacture small appliances.
Breville launched the first food processor in Australia, the Kitchen Wizz, as well as other firsts including the first juice extractor that can juice a whole fruit. Breville has more than 100 active patents today and the company has received over 40 international design awards. The latest in its innovative product design line is the Breville BJE200XL with the same fast speed of its bigger counterparts in a slightly smaller size.
Benefits of the Breville BJE200XL
An extremely popular juicer amongst users due to the benefits that this particular model provides.
Compact, efficient, and powerful are the words that can best describe the Breville BJE200XL Juicer.
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There are 3 main benefits of the Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain which are very much worth noting.
BENEFIT #1 - COMPACT DESIGN
Designed for smaller kitchens, the BJE200XL is ideal for juicing vegetable and fruit juices in a matter of minutes without using a large area of counter space.
This model’s solid performance has not been diminished at all by its relatively diminutive proportion and is considered one of the fastest brands of juicers among other similarly-purposed appliances in its class.
BENEFIT #2 - EASE OF USE
The BJE200XL is as simple to assemble as it is to use. It has a cutting disc which is made of titanium material that can easily chop and slice even a whole apple, a three-inch circular feed chute that can quickly process whole fruits, a dual knife assembly of center blades, and a stabilizing knife which make juicing convenient and fast.
BENEFIT #3 - POWER
The centrifugal BJE200XL runs on 700 watts and extracts juice at 14000 RPM (rotations per minute).
With a filter of micro-mesh made from stainless steel, this machine ensures the resultant juice is always smooth-textured and free from any lumps or sand-like residue from whatever vegetables or fruits that it juices.
Features of the Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain
- Cutting discs made of titanium material.
- Operates on a 700 watt-motor at 14000 RPM.
- Three-inch circular feed chute can process whole fruits such as apples.
- Assembly of the blade knife is centered.
- Easy to assemble, disassemble, use, and clean by hand.
- Filter is equipped with a micro mesh screen made of stainless steel material.
- Comes with a manufacturer’s warranty of one year.
- Inclusive of customized cleaning brush and an instruction manual.
- Affordable price.
Pros and Cons
- Sturdy and durable construction of body and parts from stainless steel and titanium.
- Excellent extraction ability.
- Easy to use even for the juicing novice.
- Efficient at extracting all nutrients from fruits and vegetables. Little residual
- Its compact design is ideal for small spaces in the kitchen
- Produces extremely dry pulp.
- Affordable price
- Some customers reported inconvenience with having to replace the micro mesh filter.
- The level of noise during operation is high.
- Just like all other centrifugal juicers, once the juice has been extracted it must be drunk immediately, thus can't be stored without loss of nutrients.
Detailed Aspects of the Breville BJE200XL Juicer
Here are some of the other important aspects of the Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain. Click on each title to find out more.
As expected with most centrifugal juicers, the quality of the juice extracted by the Breville BJE200XL is smooth and fine. This is because of the 14000 RPM speed of the BJE200XL, a feat for a juicer that is smaller than most juicers in its class. Moreover, at the rate at which it extracts the juice of even whole fruits and vegetables like apples and carrots, respectively, the BJE200XL operates only on 700 watts.
Most people have the notion that essential nutrients are lost from the vegetables and fruits that are extracted by a centrifugal juicer like the BJE200XL. This stems from the fact that centrifugal juicers operate on speed and speed obviously creates friction in the blade or blades which result in heat production. The heat is not the cause of faster spoilage of the extracted juice but the amount of time it is exposed to air.
Thus the Quality of the juice made by this juicer is very very good.
The time it takes to juice using the BJE200XL will depend on what kind of fruits and vegetables you want to use. Any centrifugal juicer, including the BJE200XL, will not be suitable for extracting soft fruits like bananas and avocados or vegetables with thick and abundant leafage such as spinach or kale. The BJE200XL is a speed whiz in extracting fruits and vegetables with hard textures and that’s that.
At 14000 RPM, suffice it to say that you can have your juice in a matter of two minutes or less with the BJE200XL. Moreover, the 700-watt power of the BJE200XL’s motor enables it to efficiently and completely extract the vegetables and fruits you feed into it including the stems, stalks, and peels. This juicer can, literally, extract all the life out of anything you put in it.
Best for What?
The BJE200XL does a fantastic job of extracting the juice of celery, apples, carrots,beets, cauliflower, cucumbers, pumpkins, pears, asparagus, broccoli, and other fruits and vegetables that are hard in texture and bulky in size. The BJE200XL, however,performs less satisfactory with leafy vegetables, as mentioned previously, such as spinach and kale, and softer fruits, also mentioned previously.
Centrifugal juicers are able to extract 20% more juice from hard vegetables and masticating juicers but will yield 20% less from leafy greens. The BJE200XL is true to its centrifugal nature when it comes to this aspect. The BJE200XL makes up for it because of its streamlined design that adds beauty to any kitchen’s décor; your countertop table couldn’t look any better than with the BJE200XL on it.
Power and Noise
As mentioned, a prominent feature of most, if not all, centrifugal juicers is its powerful motor for quick and thorough juice extraction. It will seem technically impossible for an appliance with a high speed motor not to emit some kind of noise.
The BJE200XL does make noise, no doubt about it, but not any more than the kind of sound that a powerful juicer makes while in operation, meaning it won’t wake up the dead.
The sterling reputation of Breville as a respectable manufacturer of small appliances has undoubtedly made the BJE200XL a product you can rely on. Best known for top quality coffee makers, bread toasters, and other small appliances, each of the Breville juicer models cater to a particular market segment to provide a definitive set of juicing features at a specific price bracket.
Ease of Use
Customer reviews are all praises for the easy way that the BJE200XL operates. Even those who are just beginning to juice will find the instruction manual’s easy to follow steps in juicing. Ease of use is often an issue with other juicers because of the many parts that need to be assembled before a user can operate one. The BJE200XL,however, is easy to assemble, use, disassemble, and clean afterwards.
Additionally, the BJE200XL has a filter equipped with a micro mesh screen that efficiently separates the extracted liquid from the pulp meaning, no leftover lumps or sand-like residue after extraction. The parts of are easy to clean as well. Because of its stainless steel material, staining is nearly impossible but if it does happen, cleaning the parts will still be easy with the included customized cleaning brush.
The price of the Breville BJE200XL is what makes it stand out above the rest of other centrifugal juicers. And even with its affordable price, Breville did not scrimp on the features that it created for the BJE200XL, which is more than what can be said of other juicers in its class.
How Does it Compare?
Let’s take a look at how the BJE200XL Juicer compares with other juicing machines:
The JE98XL – Is for the juicer who wants more control and pulp capacity when juicing. This model has two speeds to control the amount of pulp it holds before stopping operation to be cleaned out. Another feature of the JE98XL that differentiates it from the BJE200XL includes the ability to grind hard vegetables and fruits with tough skins such as pineapples. Read the full review here.
The Omega VRT350HD – The BJE200XL is a centrifugal juicer while the Omega VRT350HD is a masticating juicer. If there is any comparison between the two it would have to be the VRT350HD’s internal screen made from GE ULTEM material which has proven to be harder than other elements used in manufacturing masticating juicers.
This makes the VRT350HD more expensive than the BJE200XL but is also considered a superior juicer when it comes to juicing leafy greens. Read the full review here.
The Omega J8006 – Between the BJE200XL and the Omega J8006, the latter has proven to be the more expensive appliance. Marketed as a premium masticating juicer, the J8006’s difference from the BJE200XL is its horizontal design. Read the full review here.
Should I Buy the Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain?
The BJE200XL has topped the charts of different product review third party websites because of its value for money feature as well as its compact design and powerful engine.
Surprisingly less expensive than other centrifugal juicers in its class, the BJE200XL has many features that would ordinarily come with an astronomical price tag. With the BJE200XL, you get a high performing juicer at a price that won’t bankrupt you.
Yes, you should buy the Breville BJE200XL. It didn’t disappoint us and it shouldn’t disappoint you either. The Breville BJE200XL is one of the best juicing machines we’ve ever used.