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Breville 800JEXL Review
Designed with Nutri Disc and a unique extraction system, the Breville 800JEXL juicer does a great job at retaining maximum nutrition from fruits and vegetables. Furthermore, it maintains the temperature of all ingredients without heating it up thus preserving nutrients, enzymes, and flavor better. The unique design of the Breville 800JEXL extends to its feed chute that is directly centered on top of the shredding disc. Because of this ingenious design feature, the system can accept input from the sides thus increasing the juicing power of the shredding discs. It operates at two distinct speeds and based on what kind of ingredient is inserted, the machine automatically decides on the appropriate speed – low speed for softer veggies and fruits while high speed for harder veggies completes its versatile performance. The extra-wide chute can even accommodate sprouts and leafy veggies together at once, either in a bundle or wrapped together.
Juicing at such low speeds at times tends to leak juice out of the filter bowl surroundings. This is why it comes with a food pusher that ensures everything keeps going down smoothly through the shredder disc even at low speeds.
A bit more about the Breville 800JEXL
As far as juicing efficiency goes, I give this Breville masterpiece a near perfect 9.8/10 rating. It operates at 90 percent efficiency most of the time, which is something I expect if I pay above $300 for something. Reading other customer reviews, many people have I’ve found no flaws in this juicer. It’s a solid and effective machine that you can plan to use for years.
It’s a monster juicer for me and there are plenty of reasons why. The size, for one, is huge. This Breville 800JEXL takes up plenty of counter space in my kitchen but I really don’t mind its large size because of the 3-inch wide feed chute. Moreover, it’s well constructed and kind of hefty too. Actually, at first glance, it looks more like a machine rather than an appliance. And the best reason of all why it’s a beast is that it eats through anything you put in it quite literally. I have never before seen hard veggies get shredded to so fine pieces before in my life. And it does all this with a helping push from the top. I actually can throw an entire apple into the 3-inch feed chute and sit back watching as it is sliced, diced and juiced into crystal clear apple liquor. Coming to carrots, just slowly push it into the chute and watch as they get converted into a thin consistent fluid within minutes. Best of all, you can push down two to three carrots at once.
When it comes to leafy veggies, you have to couple it with a few harder ones or else, they just get caught up in the discs. This is normal for a shredding juicer so it’s not new to me. I usually juice collards, romaine, and kale together and wrap them up into a roll to leave large leaves to the sides. The trick is basically to have harder stuff to the center and softer things to the sides and push down on the entire ensemble with the food pusher. A few leaves do break apart but its fine as the wastage with the Breville 800JEXL is more than manageable.
The pitcher tends to leak a bit if you exceed the max line so do take breaks and pour out the juice into another jar or container before continuing. Moreover, you should not try to maximize the blending efficiency with harder veggies by using the low-speed setting as this tends to eat up the shredding disc teeth. Finally, the cleanup is mighty easy as you simply have to brush the teeth clean, wash the filters and everything else cleans up with a simple rinse.
Ease of Use
The fact that this beast can guzzle anything thrown at it makes it the easiest of all juicers around. Yes, it can, in fact, take an entire apple and gobble it up spitting out pure fresh juice with the driest pulp among any centrifugal juicer. It juices veggies, fruits regardless of their consistency or hardness. Just make sure that you add hard veggies along with soft ones or else the equipment may jam up on softies.
Stainless steel components and easy to dismantle parts make cleaning up the Breville 800JEXL quick and efficient. We haven’t come across any major hurdles such as trying to remove remnants of pulp from the juicing screen or pulp stuck to nooks and crannies.
Juice quality is comparable to that of masticating juicers, which is probably why the Breville JE800XL costs so much. Yes, it has a little frothing but the juice tastes as good as any out there and it will stay fresh for a couple of days easy!
Considering its super-efficient and quickness, the yield is excellent. In fact, we haven’t yet found a competing brand or model capable of producing as much juice as this Breville does use a centrifugal mechanism.
Loads of power, plenty of sturdiness couple to form an awe-inspiring juicer. This Breville is definitely a powerful machine and a heavy one at that.
Because it is so quick, you hardly will notice the noise it makes. Plus, the immense power helps quickly slash and trash any fruit or veggie it encounters so the noise produced is momentary at best.
Made from high-quality stainless steel parts and plastic components, the Breville 800JEXL is a sturdy centrifugal dual-stage juicer. Anyone looking for a long-lasting juicer with maximum efficiency and quick operations will definitely fall in love with this juicer and its bulky monstrous proportions. It’s easy to maintain and has an impressive output too.
Pros: Sturdy, strong and reliable construction, stainless steel components allow for easy cleaning and long years of reliability. Yield and quality are top-notch, hardly anything to worry about.
Cons: Probably the price tag is a bit of a concern but if quality and longevity matter then it is worth every penny spent.