Breville BJE820XL Dual Disc Juice Processor Review

January 2, 2015

The Breville BJE820XL Dual Disc Juice Processor is a versatile centrifugal juicer which has an additional Breville BJE820XL Dual Disc Juice Processorprocessing disc that makes smoothie type purees. This is an interesting concept in terms of juicing, because a centrifugal juicer will usually be excellent for juicing at high speeds, but fall short of perfection when it comes to extracting from soft, pulpy fruits. The Breville BJE820XL will juice and puree in the one machine.

This commercial quality juicer has a second disc that purees soft fruits for 100% fruit smoothies. You really get added value from this juicer, without the need to have a masticating juicer on hand. It will get the most juice out of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, from delicate berries to crisp apples. The puree disc and insert retains fiber-rich pulp for thick, all fruit smoothies or healthy dips, sauces, soups, and sorbets. Your imagination is the only thing between you and your own creative fruit and vegetable recipes.

Many customers who have already purchased this juicer like the way it can be easily disassembled for cleaning. Cleaning difficulty is one of the main reasons why a juicer can remain unused and a waste of money. This is easy to accomplish so you’ll use it a lot more often and potentially receive the health benefits.

Unboxing the Breville BJE820XL

Features of the Breville BJE820XL Dual Disc Juice Processor

Motor

  • 1200 Watt motor –  the patented mesh filter basket spins at speeds of up to 13,000 RPM
  • The speed sensing circuitry adds power to the motor to keep it at the set speed

Performance

  • Electronic 5 speed dial maximizes juice yield from soft fruits and leafy greens, right through to harder fruits and vegetables

Materials

  • Heavy grade die-cast metal body
  • Stainless steel and heavy duty plastic components

Type

Juice

The Breville juicer is a centrifugal juicer, which forces the juicing item onto centrally located spinning disc which finely grates it before the contents are thrown outward onto a spinning screen. This forces the juice through the screen while the pulp is held back and gets thrown over the top and into a holding bin, separating the juice from the pulp.

Smoothies

When the puree processing disc is used (instead of the juicing Nutri disc), the process is more of a grinding action on a Breville BJE820XLvery low speed setting. This will make a pure, fibre filled puree instead of juice. In short, the perfect smoothie. Some customers add in frozen yogurt to the smoothie for extra variety.

Feed Type

3-Inch feed chute processes whole fruit so that the need for time consuming preparation involving peeling and chopping, is significantly reduced.

Output

The Breville Juicer will produce traditional juice as well as pureed fruits and vegetables.

Pulp

If you are making juice, you will find that the pulp which results from the extraction process is dry and this indicates that the juicer is operating efficiently.

If you are using the puree processing disc, you will find that the pulp turns into a smoothie. This is an effective way to process soft fruits, as opposed to juicing, where processing is very fast and leaves behind a wet pulp indicating poor juice extraction.

Cleaning

Thorough clean-up and drying takes approximately five minutes. Assembly and disassembly is as easy as popping the big chrome bail arm 90 degrees which allows the top shroud to come off, revealing the cutter assembly and stainless juicer shroud. All come loose and wash easily. After rinsing, wipe the parts down with a dish towel. You can also put dishwasher safe parts in the dishwasher if you prefer.

Dishwasher Safe Components – All Dishwasher Safe Parts are Top Shelf Only

  • Juice cover
  • Nutri Disc™ – Stainless steel titanium reinforced micro mesh filter basket
  • Stainless Steel Filter Bowl Surround
  • 1.2 liter juice jug

Non Dishwasher Safe Components

  • Food pusher – For pushing whole fruit and vegetables down the feed chute

Included with the Juicer

  • Large pulp container with integrated handle – 3 liter capacity
  • Food pusher
  • Nutri Disc™
  • Puree Disc and Insert
  • Stainless Steel Filter Bowl Surround
  • 1.2 liter juice jug with froth separator

Product Specifications

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 13.5 x 17 inches
Weight – 14.6 pounds
Item model number: BJE820XL
Warranty – 1 Year Warranty

For further information about the BJE820XL Dual Disc Juice Processor, the following URL to its product manual at Breville is available for public viewing:

http://www.brevilleusa.com/media/mediaappearance/4534/BJE820XL_IB_B12_FA_LOWRES.pdf


Pros

  • Ability to make soft fruit smoothies in addition to juice
  • Very easy clean up
  • Easy to operate
  • Very fast juicing
  • Super quiet
  • The juicer works to give 40% more juice than other juicers, and 30% more vitamins and minerals.


Cons

  • Noisy on very high speed
  • Some people think it is expensive
  • Some people thought it should have more than a one year warranty.

User Ratings and Reviews

Customers that have left reviews for the Breville BJE820XL have given it an overall excellent average rating. For its type, this juicer is very popular with customers, particularly since it is so easy to clean and use. Some customers don’t use the smoothie attachment and prefer just to use the Nutri Disc for juice. To see what customers had to say, you can read the reviews here.

Price

The Breville BJE820XL juicer is available from Amazon and is priced very competitively and is a nice savings off the list price. To check for the most recent price, you can find it here.

Conclusion

The Breville BJE820XL Dual Disc Juice Processor is a popular and well priced juicer which customers are very happy with. Based on their feedback, the product is recommended as a useful addition to your health and kitchen requirements.

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