The Breville BJE200XL Juicer Review
Juicing is one of the absolute best things you can do for your health. The problem I’ve had with juicing in the past with my Champion Juicer is the inconvenience of prepping the produce and cleanup time. When I discovered the Breville BJE200xl after my friend purchased it, I rediscovered the joys of juicing.
While this juicer is not the powerhouse of some more end juicers, I’ve found it has more than adequately allowed me to juice greens, raw beets, and just about anything I can stick in the thing. Keep reading to find out if it’s the right juicer for you.
The first thing you’ll notice about the Breville BJE200XL is its sleek and modern appearance. I really like the silver look and tone of it. While this is a small point, it’s definitely not going to be an eye-sore to keep out on the counter top at all times.
Ease Of Use
Setting up the juicer is snap. Just put a few pieces in place, and in about 20 seconds you’re ready to go.
I LOVE the wide opening on the Breville Juice Fountain. I rarely have to chop things up too much because the large opening lets you juice entire pieces of small fruit, and only larger produce requires being cut into a few smaller pieces.
The engine is very powerful and takes very little effort to push the food down into the juicer. Whereas I would sometimes have to fight with other juicers, this thing seems to just suck the food right up.
It then puts the juice into a 25oz container. That’s always more than enough room no matter how much stuff I’m juicing.
It’s got a safety that requires you to lock the pieces into place before use.
I do consider the Breville Juicer to be a bit loud. While it is quieter than some other juicers, there’s no doubt you’re going to be making some noise when it’s extracting the juice. For me this is not an issue, but I would expect it to potentially wake some people up in the house if using in the morning.
The Breville juicer is not quite as effective as my Champion juicer for getting the most juice out of the produce. That being said, the pulp is pretty dry. I would rate it as a good “middle of the road” type of juicer in terms of how well it extracts juice.
It’s got a 700 water motor that runs at 14,000 RPM. The juice comes out of the food in a matter of seconds. The entire juicing process is extremely quick taking no more than a few seconds to minutes depending on how much stuff you’re juicing.
Ease Of Cleanup
This is why I would highly recommend the Breville BJE200XL. The cleanup process is so fast (about 5 minutes) that I don’t dread juicing anymore.
Some pieces are a little awkwardly shaped making getting into some nooks a bit difficult. I haven’t experienced too much difficulty though cleaning it in the sink under running water.
It includes a small brush to scrub the screen with. This is the most time consuming part of cleanup taking usually a few minutes to really get any debris out of the screen.
There are a few things I don’t care for. One is that sometimes a few small pieces of greens will shoot out the top of the tube. This makes for some additional cleanup of the counter.
Another thing is that transporting the pulp container to the sink to wash will likely drip some juice unless you keep something under it.
Finally, while cleanup is very easy, it can be a little hard to reach some places in the pulp container.
I would recommend the Breville BJE200XL to anyone looking for a good quality, affordable juicer. It’s not going to have all the bells and whistles of a higher end juicer, but it certainly gets the job done for the vast majority of anyone’s juicing needs. You can purchase it on amazon below:
By: Derek Doepker