Breville BJB840XL Juice and Blend Review

Breville are no strangers when it comes to innovation, having developed a reputation for creating some of the most powerful and durable centrifugal juicers of all time. The Breville BJB840XL Juice and Blend is Breville's most expensive juicer to date due to the fact it operates as a juicer and also as a blender, doubling the functionality and freeing up more space in your kitchen.

Consumer reaction to the Juice and Blend has been very positive with many people praising it for its quality and convenience. In this article we'll take a closer a look at the features of the Breville BJB840XL to help you assess whether it's the right appliance for you.

Breville BJB840XL Juice and Blend Features

  • Die-cast interchangeable base
  • 5 speed dial for both appliances
  • 3 inch extra wide feed chute
  • Blade & Bowl technology
  • Overload protection

Build Quality and Design

Like every Breville product, the build quality of the Breville BJB840XL is second to none. The die-cast base is heavy and durable ensuring the machine remains stable when operating at high speed, making it a truly commercial quality appliance which has the looks to fit in well with any modern kitchen.

In the base of the appliance there is storage for the power cord, which is a nice touch by the designers.

Performance

Both the juicer and the blender share the same motorized base. The juicer and blender simply attach onto the interchangeable base and are locked into place by the safety locking arm. When used as a juicer the motor runs at a powerful 1,200 watts and runs at 750 watts when used as a blender.

The 5-speed dial gives you maximum control over the speed which you can juice your produce to ensure that you get a good yield when juicing softer produces. The juicer and blender run very powerfully and it produces a very dry pulp unless you use it to juice leafy greens, which are best suited to be juiced in a masticating juicer.

A large 40 oz jug with froth separator is included, which is great for removing the excess foam which is produced.

3 inch extra wide feed chute

The 3 inch extra wide feed chute allows you to fit certain whole fruits in, but most average to large sized fruits will need to be chopped up first. The wide feed chute isn't as great the manufactures tout, but it's as wide as they come so only a minimum amount of preparation work is required to get your produce ready for juicing and down the chute.

Summary

If you're looking for a high-end juicer and blender combo, you can't go wrong with the Breville BJB840XL Juice and Blend. It's a powerful, heavy-duty appliance which is a joy to use for making juices and nutritious, tasty smoothies as well as other healthy dips and sauces.


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