This Breville BJS600XL juicer is one of the top selling models on the market. Thanks to the sleek, simple design, juicing with a Breville is pretty easy, even if you’ve never juiced before. The extensive user’s manual and instructions also walk newbies through this exciting process and it also provides tips on how to get the best tasting juice through experimentation and great tasting fruit and veggie combinations. Now, this model allows you to enjoy fresh juice daily, at home, instantly and with minimal cleanup.
As you can see, while it’s not without its flaws, this juicer is equipped with all the right features to produce great-tasting juice with minimal foam while offering the type of performance most buyer’s are looking for in a juicer that can handle daily use.
Overview and Features of Breville
Breville has been producing some of the top juicers on the market over the past several years, so we weren’t surprised to learn that their latest model is a huge hit with both newbies and seasoned juicing enthusiasts. The low-maintenance design, removable parts, and single auger all work together to create a juicer that produces a higher juice yield, without all the foam.
This model is a single gear vertical juicer that squeezes and crushes fruits and veggies with its ultem auger which is significantly more powerful and durable than the first series of Breville juicers. Using this extraction method helps to maximize the quantity of nutrients that are extracted, prevents the juice from rapid oxidation, while also preserving enzymes.
This model can efficiently juice most produce, even fine grasses such as barley grass or wheatgrass and small berries. With a centrifugal juicer you’re unable to juice certain types of produce. This model juices and crushes slowly, producing delicious, nutritious and smooth concentrated juice while also expelling pulp. The extra cash you spend on this machine will save you money over time on produce because it uses fruits and veggies more efficiently. To learn more about masticating juicers, how they work, and how they perform when juicing different types of veggies, be sure to stop by and read our juicers buyer’s guide.
Safety of Breville
One of the biggest cold press juicer advantages is how easy they are to use. This model includes impressive safety features such as the overload system protection feature which works to automatically stop the machine should it get overloaded. All parts will also need to be correctly locked into place in order for the machine to start. In case of a jam, the machine’s reverse direction control will bring up any clogged fruits or veggies.
The scraper wiper wipes and scrapes the inside of the juicing bowl during the juicing process, in order to clean out the inside of the bowl and ensure all the fruits and veggies are thoroughly processed.
The pulp pressure plug allows you to access the back end of the juicer’s pulp outlet in order to clean it. Without the plug you wouldn’t be able to access the outlet from the other are that extends from the outside of the juice bowl.
One end of the plug is semi-permanently attached to the bottom of the juice bowl and the other plugs right into the back of the pulp outlet. You can disconnect the plug at this attachment point if you want to remove the plug entirely.
Power of Breville
The strength of the motor combined with the design of the auger work to produce the driest pulp we’ve ever seen.
This is a single auger juicer that’s able to tear up fruits and veggies, easily, so you won’t have to worry about putting too much pressure on the motor. In fact, you’ll be pretty surprised at how cool this machine is, even with its two hundred and forty volt motor. A motor that runs cool is an important feature for any juicer. If a motor heats up it can actually cause the nutrients in the juice to break down, which is a process called oxidation. During this process, a large percentage of the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes are destroyed. Fortunately, this model is specifically designed to prevent oxidation from occurring.
Pulp Bin and Jug
This juicer also comes with a pulp bin and a jug to collect juice. The spout for the juice can be found on the left side of the machine and the expeller for the pulp is angled at ninety degrees towards the front. The sleek design includes an indentation for a handle, for improved grip.
Where This Juicer Excels
This juicer will work well on hard and soft fruits and veggies, and leafy green veggies. Like other types of slow vertical juicers, this model will work the best when you juice a combination of fruits and veggies of different textures. However, it can struggle when juicing leafy green veggies. If you’re looking for a model that can handle a large batch of green leafy veggies without clogging, we recommend the Hurom HU100 Masticating Slow Juicer.
The juicer is made up of nine removable parts. Each part comes into contact with juice or dry produce during the extraction process. because of this, each of these parts should be cleaned each time you use the juicer. In total, cleaning will only take about five minutes from start to finish. To clean these parts, not much is required. Use a solution made up of warm water and dish soap and soak all the removable parts. The strainer and juicing bowl may require more attention and the use of the included specialized brush in order to give them a good scrub down. To clean the juice bowl place it under hot running water and use the brush to remove pulp from the pulp outlet. In order to clean the strainer you’ll need to use the bristles of the brush to scrub the strainer clean of dried on pulp.
Unlike competing masticating juicers, you cannot make sorbet, nut milks or nut butters with this model. While we mentioned it can clog when juicing leafy green veggies only, it can handle a batch of wheatgrass, however, it’s not quite as efficient as a horizontal juicer in terms of yield. Of course, in order to juice any type of fruit or veggie efficiently, including wheatgrass, the produce must be cut up prior to juicing.
Since this is a cold pressed juicer, you can easily store the juice for a period of seventy-two hours in the fridge, in an airtight container. We recommend drinking the juice immediately after extraction in order to get the maximum amount of vitamins and nutrients.
When adding fruit and veggies into the machine keep in mind that because the juicer is vertical, the fruits and veggies will be self-fed by gravity. When juicing you must use the included produce pusher because it’s important that you juice slowly in order to prevent the machine from overheating and stalling out as it struggles to process all the fruits and veggies that are pushed inside the small juicing compartment.
Another advantage of using this type of juicer is that the juice does not get separated like juices that are extracted when using a centrifugal juicer. This is because the nutrients and enzymes are effectively preserved. Oxidation will also occur less slowly. When storing, make sure that your juice is kept chilled and store it in an air tight container, away from light and air. We recommend storing the juice for a period of forty-eight to seventy-two hours.
In terms of drawbacks, we did find that the juicer was easily overloaded when juicing wheatgrass and leafy greens. This is a common issue many models will experience. The manufacturer recommends going slow during this process and checking for clogs every few minutes.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Safety features
- High juice yield
- Excellent quality
- Can clog with leafy green veggies
Conclusion and Rating
We gave this model a rating of four and a half out of five stars for ease of use, efficiency, durability and power. The quality of the juice produced will depend on the type of produce used and the patience of the user. It’s important to remove any clogs immediately in order to prevent the machine from overheating. Thanks to the extensive user’s manual, you should have no problem juicing with this model, as long as you follow the included instructions carefully. In the end, this juicer offers a solid performance, when prepped fruits and veggies are used. Once you get the hang of juicing with a Breville, you’ll never buy commercial fruit juice again.