Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain Compact Review
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At a great price point under $100, the Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain Compact is the perfect centrifugal juicer. It has a very compact design compared to other models without compromising power or performance. The Breville BJE200XL is ideal for first time centrifugal juicer buyers as it is extremely easy to set up and use. It is intelligently designed and has great build quality, meaning its components don't break down or wear out. It costs less than half of a standard masticating juicer but still works phenomenally.
A powerful and reliable 700 watt motor delivers performance comparable to larger Breville juicers, particularly the Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite, while using at least 30% less power. In fact, the only issue we could find with the Breville BJE200XL juicer is that its motor is so powerful it can send pulp shooting up the feed chute if the pusher is not in place. Not a bad problem to have and a real testament to power.
It is designed to be used daily and ran perfectly time after time, with only minimum cleaning and maintenance required. Cleaning pulp from the juicer is the bane of any owner's life and is the main reason people don't make full use of their machine. The Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain makes cleaning a breeze and ensures you get to take full advantage of a fantastic juicer.
While the Breville BJE200XL juicer is definitely an entry level model, it does everything that the vast majority of people will ever need. Its power and reliability means it is definitely delivers excellent value for money.
Performance and Features
The cutters and micro-mesh filter are the core of any centrifugal juicer. Breville juicers use a completely corrosion resistant grade of stainless steel for both of these components, absolutely essential due to them being constantly exposed to acidic oxidizing fruit juices. These parts will never rust or corrode and their material strength means the cutters remain sharp and cut efficiently.
The 700 watt motor generates plenty of torque to handle even the most fibrous fruits and vegetables, which many inferior models struggle with. Other motors can burn out quickly when dealing with cabbage, sweet potato etc., but the Breville BJE200XL stood up to all of these in our tests. The motor operates at a set 14,000 rpm, generating a huge amount of centrifugal force (which the juicer gets its name from), maximizing the amount of juice you get each time.
In terms of size, this Breville juicer is comparable light at 11 pounds and very compact. This is definitely a machine that is small enough to leave on a worktop space, even in kitchens where space is at a premium. Having it left out saves a lot of time when setting up and encourages its use every day. The heavy grade polymer body feels very robust despite its light weight and its color suits any contemporary or traditional style kitchen.
The feed chute is generously wide at 3" and allows you to load it with whole fruit, rather than having to cut it up first. A great timesaver, especially in the mornings.
Ease of Use and Safety
The juicer can be disassembled into four components quickly for cleaning and the parts are dishwasher safe. We did find that it was just as easy to clean with running water from the faucet and the custom cleaning brush that ships with the juicer. The design prevents heavy clogging.
Safety wise, the Breville BJE200XL juicer is excellent. It features a foolproof double interlock system whereby the juicer will not run without the cover in place and the safety arm in the vertical position, making it next to impossible to have an accident with it.
It is one of the quietest centrifugal juicers we have tested. It is hard to hear it if you are in a different room, a great sign of how well engineered it is.
Its juice yield is fantastic, both in quantity and quality. While not quite the same as a masticating juicer, the Breville BJE200XL is phenomenal for a centrifugal juicer. The froth separator lid even helps you save the froth from the juice so it can reduce into liquid for an even higher yield.
Warranty and Support
All Breville juicers ship with a one year limited liability warranty for manufacturing defects. Given the build quality of Breville juicers, it's unlikely you'll need it but it's nice to have that back up there.
Their customer support team is very accessible and respond to queries promptly. They were able to answer all the questions we had and we'd have faith in them should anything go wrong with one of their centrifugal juicers.