As a general rule of thumb, what tastes better? Something you’ve made at home or the store bought version? More often than not I find that the answer is the former and the same can be said about fruit juice. This review is going to look at a way you can create your own juice at home, namely the Breville BJE200XL Juicer, and look at its good and bad points!
Does it have useful features?
This beast of a juicer does have certain features which make it stand out from the crowd. Rather than the more commonplace stainless steel cutting disks that are in juicers, this machines one is made of titanium which is a lot stronger and sharper. That is not to say that stainless steel doesn’t have its uses, as it makes for a very functional micromesh filter to help separate the juice from the pulp. Sitting atop this machine is a 3 inch circular hole which can process whole fruits in one go, saving you the rather arduous task of chopping and cutting up your fruit. The centre dual knife blade is also stabilized, meaning that you should get a very smooth juice.
Is the juicer a looker?
Unless you are a slightly odd individual you won’t be overwhelming your Instagram with images of your new juicer so the visuals should not be the biggest issue here. The Breville looks pretty much exactly like you would imagine a juicer to, with a sleek silver finish surrounding the entire machine. It is a compact machine and the product dimensions are 9.5 x 8.8 x 16 inches so it won’t require a lot of room once it is out of the box. Its 11 pound weight is enough to ensure that it won’t be easily knocked off the counter top by clumsy hands, but also light enough that you can carry it around when needs be.
So what exactly is good about this machine?
The biggest plus point of the Breville is its small size in comparison to its impressive features. It is a lot more powerful than a large number of its close rivals which can be found at www.houseofjuicers.org, and being able to place whole pieces of fruit into the juicer, taking out the time consuming preparation element, will make your life a lot easier.
What about the negatives?
If you buy something that is supposed to make juice then the last thing you think it would do would be to let this precious juice escape! This seems to be an issue with some of these juicers. Customers have reported it leaking after they have turned it on and if this is a design flaw it needs to be corrected by the manufacturer. Other than that it could be argued that the design is slightly industrial looking but you’ll find big complaints about this juicer hard to come by!
So is it a good juicer?
Getting your morning juice should not be a difficult task, and the Breville aims to keep it that way. It has innovative features, but it may not win any beauty contests. If simplicity and efficiency is your game then I think you may have just found your juicer!