Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juicer Review
The Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed Juicer is a powerful centrifugal juicer which in almost on par performance-wise with Breville’s highly popular Juice Fountain Elite model. This juicer is Breville’s 3rd most powerful model from their centrifugal juicer line-up and is one of only two models which feature variable speed settings.
Its stand out feature is the high-speed 5 speed motor which provides optimum extraction even from the most dense fruits and vegetables. The Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain can produce 8 ounces of juice in a glass in only 5 seconds, making it ideal for those who have no time to waste.
Described by one consumer as “The Lexus of juicers”, this juicer from Breville has left a strong impression on the majority of consumers.
- 900-watt powered extractor
- 5-speed motor
- 6500-12500 rpm speed range for optimum extraction
- Stainless steel construction
- 3-inch circular feed tube
- Large 3 litre pulp container
- Backlit control panel
- Dishwasher safe
- Juice jug and froth seperator, cleaning brush and detachable spout all included
- Backed by 1-year limited warranty
The Breville BJE510XL has the look of a high-end appliance the moment you unpack it. It has a sleek, modern design with its shiny stainless steel exterior, making it look terrific on your kitchen worktop. Its footprint is relatively small in comparison to rival juicers from other brands. The large rubber feet located at the bottom ensures that the juicer doesn’t vibrate during the juicing process.
On the downside, the housing is both metal and plastic unlike Breville’s top-of-the-line model, so this can lead to staining. Although, providing you clean the parts straight away after juicing, any staining problems will be avoided.
Setting up the Breville BJE510XL couldn’t be easier and takes just minutes. There are just 3 pieces which you need to fit into place. Then you attach the pulp basket, pitch and pusher. At the end of this review, there is a video showing a demonstration of the assembly process.
The 900-watt extractor provides a great amount of power, allowing you to get your juice ready quickly. The 5-speed motor provides speeds from as low as 6500 RPM up to 12500 RPM, so you can extract juice from a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from soft fruits to denser vegetables.
When it comes to very soft fruits such as strawberries, the results aren’t as good because the juicer is powerful even when set at the slowest speed, causing the fruit to slide over the screen before a sufficient amount of juice can be extracted. We recommend you use a blender instead for these types of fruits.
The juicer is pretty quiet in operation for a centrifugal juicer. It isn’t whisper quiet, but it’s as quiet as your average food blender, so you won’t have to put ear plugs on whilst using it.
3-inch circular feed tube
The 3-inch sized feed tube allows you to put in whole pieces of fruits and vegetable to minimize the preparation time required. We advise you to exercise caution though and use the pusher when putting produce in, instead of your hand.
Pros and Cons
Very robustly constructed and stylishly designed.
The 5 motor speed settings provide great versatility, allowing you alter the RPM for softer or denser fruits and vegetables.
The built-in smart chip technology is very helpful as it increases the cutting disc power when it detects heavy loads.
It is very easy to clean. Just disassemble the parts then rinse them in soapy water in the sink or clean them in a dishwasher. A cleaning brush is also supplied.
The supplied manual contains plenty of information and provides a number of juicing recipes to get you on your way.
Occasionally some pulp gets into the juice.
Just like with other centrifugal juicers, it isn’t effective at juicing very soft fruits such as strawberries or raspberries.
The Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain is a very intelligently designed machine. It’s stylish, robust, powerful, flexible and easy to use and clean. The high speed at which it can juice at is quite incredible, while still attaining a good juice yield.
We recommend this juicer to those wanting a powerful machine to juice most produce, apart from leafy greens, citrus fruit and very soft fruits.