by Garrick Dee
Updated December 13th, 2018
As a child I love drinking orange juice.
My favorite is OJ with lots of pulp.
For a lot of years, I thought that store bought OJ was healthy. However there’s one big issue – sugar and lots of it.
To enjoy the benefits of citrus minus the excess sugar, you will need a tool for the task.
This is where a citrus juicer comes in.
Whereas cheap citrus juicers that flood the market right now have plastic bodies, the Breville 800CPXL is all-stainless steel.
The stainless finish is exquisite and corrosion resistant. But this will cost around $160.
Next question would be is it worth the money?
That’s what we’ll find out in this review.
Before I continue, let’s look at the features…
- Body made from professional-grade brushed stainless steel
- Die cast stainless steel juicing cone and strainer
- Safety switch program
- 16-1/2” tall
- Drip-stop juice spout can be flipped up to prevent messy drips
- Soft grip ergonomic handle
- Cord storage
- 100 watt motor
- 1 year warranty
- Stainless steel construction is resistant to corrosion
- You can use this for large and small citrus fruits
- Powerful motor is efficient
- This product isn’t entirely made from stainless
- Short warranty
What to expect from the Breville 800CPXL citrus juicer?
At first glance, this juicer looks premium. The brushed stainless steel finish looks exquisite and the price tag shows it.
In typical Breville fashion, their products look high end and performance is pretty good as well.
At the heart of this citrus is the quadra-fin technology that helps squeeze juice out from large and small fruits alike.
The neat thing is you don’t need to remove the cone if you’re juicing fruits varying in sizes such as orange or lemon.
Drip-Stop Juice Spout
One of my favorite features would be the drip-stop spout. What’s great about this is you can lift it up to prevent just from dripping. And since this is stainless, you don’t need to worry about it staining.
Active Arm System
Breville uses an active arm system to make it easier to press juice down towards the cone. One potential issue would be the connector that’s made from plastic that could break over time.
To make things easier, Breville put in an on/off switch to turn the motor on and off.
Both the strainer and juice cone are dishwasher safe which gives you more options just in case it’s winter and you don’t want to hand wash. But washing it by hand isn’t a problem because there’s only a few parts and it some cases it is faster.
All Breville juicers including masticating, centrifugal and citrus juicers have a 1 year warranty. I have not seen anything from them that exceeds that warranty period.
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Despite the high price tag, there are a lot of consumers who bought this as evidenced by the more than 600 reviews. One consistent thing that reviews say is this juicer really does extract well. You will not need to worry about pulp overflowing on the strainer because the fins sweep them up.
No need to empty often
So you will not need to empty it as often. It does not have any pulp control so you don’t have any control in the amount of pulp goes into juice.
If you don’t want pulp then you’ll need to use a sieve but I’m sure that most kids will not mind the pulp. I didn’t.
One major issue would be the plastic part that connects the arm and the cone that holds the citrus fruit.
I’ve read several reviews that this part does not seem to be as sturdy as it should be.
There was one specific complaint of the motor burning about within two years. After two broken juicers, he decided to took it apart and see what was wrong. He found out that a broken “cone gear” was the culprit why the juicers broke.
Other complaints include a not so deep strainer that fills up quickly and the cone that is a pain to remove.
Despite the complaints, one thing is constant – this juicer extracts juice well.
Where to buy this?
You can buy this citrus juicer from Amazon for around $160 and it’ll be eligible to their free 2-day shipping if you join Prime.
Extended warranties are also available of up to 4 years if you want that extra peace of mind.
To Wrap It Up
If you don’t mind paying close to $190 for a citrus juicer the Breville 800CPXL is a great option for large and small citrus fruits. The 100 watt motor and quad-fin technology will extract a lot of juice.
One concern for me would be the plastic mechanism that connects the stainless steel handle and cup. I’ve read complaints about this part breaking over the long term due to wear and tear. I do suggest to get the extended warranty if you’re buying this for extra peace of mind.
Other than and the price, performance is very good. You don’t need to change cones if you’re moving from a large orange to a smaller lime. The stainless steel cup and strainer will not stain.