Breville, the Australian home appliance company has been a household name down under since the mid 70s. In 1977 Breville manufactured Australia’s first food processor and the world’s first juice extractor that could be used to juice whole fruit. Seeing as they produced the world’s first juice extractor, they have set the bar high for themselves. We are going to see if they live up to their reputation today in our Brevile BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900 watt juicer review.
The juicer is large – measuring in at 16-4/5 by 15-1/2 by 10-1/4 inches. The feed tube is an average size for the price bracket, three inches, and a 900 watt motor powers five speeds from 6500 rpm to 12,0000 rpm– one for hard vegetables, one for apples, one for citrus, pineapple and soft food. This juicer features a smart chip built into the machine that apparently increases the amount of power sent to the cutting disc when the loads get heavy for more efficient juicing.
The juicer will look nice in your kitchen which is relieving because it is so large– stainless-steel gives it a sleek appearance and the control panel has a nice back-light. The LCD screen produces a speed guide for you to follow so you know what speed to use with what type of produce. The package comes with handy accessories to get you started juicing, like a juice jug, froth separator, detachable spout and cleaning brush.
Other niceties include titanium reinforced cutting blades which keep the blades sharper, longer, and a mesh filter basket made of stainless steel for pushing out the pulp. The juicer is designed with the chute over the cutting blades, so noise is minimized and the juicer stays fairly still while in use. Another small feature for the large juicer is the cord storage. The cord wraps around the feet of the juicer and snaps into place on the base – so you can save on counter space.
However, despite the smart chip built into the juicer, the motor can overload in a number of ways. For one, the manual that comes with the juicer advises you not to run the motor on the head speed for more than sixty seconds. The wider feet chute may also entice you to overload the motor, maybe putting in a tough vegetable without chopping it up at all. Pulp can also accumulate and overload the motor easily. Here is some more information to help you weigh the pros and cons:
- 900w motor powering five speeds from 6500 rpm to 12,000 rpm
- LCD backlit control panel
- Titanium reinforced cutting blades and stainless steel mesh filter
- Five speeds gives you fine grained control of juicing experience
- Minimized noise for a juicer this large
- Can’t run the motor on high for more than sixty seconds
- Very Easy to overload motor
Final Thought on the Breville BJE510XL Juicer
This is a nice looking juicer with a lot of small features but one major shortcoming – the easily overloading motor. For a company like Breville, this is a standard juicer but not an exceptional piece of machinery. For a purchaser, we would say the same thing: despite the electrical bells and whistles this is good, not great.