The Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain Juicer offers a mix of outstanding value and strong performance at under $100. It is a family-friendly juicer, which is simple to assemble, use and clean.
The Breville BJE200XL with a big chute will turn a whole apple or a carrot into sweet and delicious juice in a matter of seconds.
Can a value Juicer live up to producing quality Juice?
This is among the best budget buys you will find. With a 4.5 star average after 5000+ reviews on Amazon and the Breville name to back it, the BJE200XL deserves close consideration from anyone looking for a balance of value and performance.
Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain Review
It is probably worth mentioning that if you don’t know the difference between the types of juicers available that you should look at our article on Masticating Vs Centrifugal Juicers to learn more about what you are after.
Let’s look at some of the Pros and Cons of the BJE200XL
Breville BJE200XL Juicer Pros
- A great price – At under $100, it’s still in the bargain price range.
- Easy cleaning – It has a simple 5 part design and dishwasher safe components. That makes cleanup easy.
- Simple operation – It has one on and off button to control. That’s it. No worries about figuring out a setting or typing in complicated commands. Just turn it on and start juicing.
- Compact design – We’re fans of compact designs for two reasons. First, they save space. Second, they save manufacturers money, which means the parts are often still high quality, just smaller.
- Large feeding tube – 3 inches is pretty wide for such a small juicer. That’s wide enough to fit a small apple whole, and it means faster juicing and less prep.
- Fast juicing action – Centrifugal juicers are the fastest type of juicers, and the Breville BJE200XL has a patented centre feed tube design and double titanium blade that really increase the speed at which it devours whatever gets put into it.
Breville BJE200XL Juicer Cons
- A relatively small pulp catcher – While I love the BJE200XL’s convenient size, the juicer’s small size does limit its single-use capacity. Some Users point out that the outer pulp catching ring needs to be emptied after every 16 ounces or so of juice, depending on what is being juiced. This is no big deal for the average home user, but it does make the BJE200XL a poor choice for any commercial application demanding large volumes of constant juice production.
- Its centrifugal juicing action – Centrifugal juicers chop up fruits and vegetables into a pulp. Then they spin the pulp so fast the juice separates from the pulp. This type of juicing action is very fast, cost-effective, and easy to clean. It’s great for most types of juice, but it doesn’t work very well with finer greens, especially wheatgrass.
- Noisy – Juicers can be noisy, and the BJE200XL is no exception. We actually think it’s quieter than many larger juicers. We just need to note that it isn’t whisper quiet like some consumers might expect.
The pulp catcher is my main concern. It does seem to be too small, but this is no big issue for the price point of the juicer.
The Finer Details
The Breville BJE200XL is your typical centrifugal action juicer. It will juice just about anything that actually contains juice. It’s ideal for most fruits and vegetables.
It excels at juicing carrots, apples, kale, spinach, and other common juicing staples. Foods like bananas don’t contain much juice, so a standard blender or smoothie maker would be better if you use them a lot.
As mentioned in the “cons” section above, users also frequently report that the Breville BJE200XL struggles to extract large amounts of juice from fine greens like wheatgrass. Other users have found that it works well enough with a little extra prep work.
This juicer also leaves the pulp quite wet, meaning you are getting less yield from your fruit and veg and more waste. Sure, the garden will appreciate the extra nutrients or your cakes and bakes will be more moist, but it really is not the highest yielding juicer on the market.
It does have speed in its favour and it, of course, has a stainless steel mesh which allows for easy cleaning and dishwasher safe cleaning. Though I would always soak the mesh and use a soft brush to clean it rather than damage it.
The blades in this juicer are also titanium covered to ensure your fresh produce is quickly pulped and the juice is extracted. There is some noise associated with this and obviously, there is the discussion surrounding oxidation that needs to be addressed.
With more air, more froth is generated, so this is a juicer that needs to be had fresh, rather than kept in the fridge for later. The speed though is great if you want a quick fresh apple juice and all you need to do is throw those apples straight in and have juice in an instant! Why not add a small bit of ginger with it to add to the flavour. Just peel it first!
One bonus point of this juicer is the size. It will fit on your counter and won’t take up all the space in the world. So being compact is a real bonus here. Just 10″x10.5″x16″.
The Breville BJE200XL has a safety handle and also overheating switch to protect it when you are juicing a lot of food over a long period of time.
The pulp container holds around 1.6 quarts (1,5l) which is great for this small compact design. The Juice Jug holds 25oz.
I have to note that the 1-year warranty is pretty standard in this range, and for this price is probably about right for those just starting out in Juicing their food. As you become more proficient over the year you will probably upgrade to a masticating juicer if you are really interested in getting the most from your food.
The Breville BJE200XL is an outstanding entry-level juicer for the average home juicer. It’s super simple assembly, easy controls, and dishwasher friendly components make it a breeze to use, clean up, and store.
Its extra wide centre feeding chute and titanium cutting blades give its 700-watt motor plenty of bite. It quickly and effortlessly completes all kinds of juicing tasks. All factors combined make the Breville BJE200XL one of the best juicers available for under $100.
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