Breville BJB840XL Juice and Blend Review
The Breville BJB840XL Juice and Blend combines the best of both worlds by providing you the functionality of a juicer and a blender in one space saving machine. The appliance comprises of two interchangeable attachments for the juicer and blender which attach to the same motorized base, making it a truly 2-in-1 solution for those who want to keep the number of wires and plugs in their kitchen to a minimum.
Whether you fancy a delicious, nutritious smoothy with crushed ice, a blended drink or maybe some tasty dips; you can do it all with the Juice and Blend.
Being at the very top of Breville’s line, you can assure you’re getting a true commercial grade appliance constructed with a high standard of craftsmanship, along with features which provide maximum versatility.
- Die-cast metal base
- 5-speed settings for juicer and blender
- Blade and Bowl Technology prevents food traps
- 3-inch feed tube
- Overload protection
- 40oz juice jug with froth separator
- Cleaning brush with spatula for removing pulp
- Tool for blade removal
Die-cast metal base
The Breville BJB840XL features a die-cast metal base which ensures the appliance has optimum durability to withstand daily juicing without encountering any potential problems of warping or breakage which can occur with plastic juicers.
The Breville BJB840XL Juice and Blend doesn’t skimp on power. It provides you 1200 watts motor power when used as a juicer which is comparable to Breville’s best standalone juicer. The blender runs at 750 watts.
The electronic speed dial provides you 5 speed settings for both the juicer and blender, allowing you to choose an appropriate speed to get maximum juice yield from your produce.
3-inch feed tube
Despite Breville touting the 3” feed chute as “extra wide”, you can only fit small whole fruits down the chute without slicing them first. Still, the feed chute is a very good size and not much prep work is required to get whole produce ready to be put in.
Pros and Cons
The Breville BJB840XL Juice and Blend combines two machines into one stylishly designed machine, making it a good space saver.
It’s very user-friendly. Everything has been designed to be easy to use from placing the attachments on the motorized base to operating the speed-dial.
The overall construction quality of the Breville BJB840XL is first class. The attachments for the juicer and blender both lock solidly onto the motorized base.
The removable parts are top-shelf dishwasher safe, making clean-up that much easier.
It’s only backed a by 1-year warranty.
Being a centrifugal juicer, it doesn’t juice leafy greens well. For this task we recommend a masticating juicer such as the Omega 8004.
The Breville BJB840XL Juice and Blend is a top notch machine which performs exceptionally well as both a juicer and blender. It’s heavy, powerful, and durable and has left most consumers happy as you’ll see from reading consumer reviews.
We like the fact that the juicer and blender attachments share the same base and are interchangeable, so there is no need to swap a disc out to use the puree feature like you need to do with the Dual Disc Juice Processor.
To conclude, the Breville BJB840XL Juice and Blend is very much worth the investment if you need the functionality of both a high quality centrifugal juicer and a blender, but don’t like the idea of two separate appliances cluttering up your kitchen.