Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 by Garrick Dee
One of the biggest complaints by consumers when it comes to centrifugal juicers is the yield or the lack of it.
Extractors with only a single speed setting are prone to inefficiency. And there’s lot of juice left in the pulp.
To alleviate this problem, Breville developed a 5 speed juicer with speeds optimum for every type of produce.
Consumer who’ve used this were happy with the yield. And it’s a big reason why it has received positive reviews.
The LCD screen will tell you exactly what type of fruit or veggie it is for.
The downside is you’ll have to remember which settings go with the type of ingredient you put in. But don’t worry that information is in the manual.
Take note that even with this feature, this will not match a slow juicer in terms of yield when it comes to juicing leafy greens.
- Powerful 900 watt motor has a built-in electronic smart chip that increases the speed of cutting disk under heavy load
- 5-speed setting (between 6,500rpm and 12,500rpm) with an LCD monitor to that highlights optimum setting for the type of produce
- Wide 3″ feed chute – will fit a whole apple or orange without chopping
- Direct feeding system will maximize extraction
- Stainless steel cutting disk and micromesh filter
- Heavy grade polymer body
- Storage for cord under the body
- All parts are BPA free
- Motor has an overload protection
- Comes with a 1.2 liter juice jug and 3 liter pulp collection bin
- Comes with a cleaning brush
- 1 year warranty
- 16-4/5″ tall
- Solidly built with the stainless steel body
- Powerful 900-watt motor
- Large 3″ feed chute
- Great yield on hard, fibrous, watery fruits and veggies
- Lots of air goes into juice oxidizing it fast
- Large foot print
- Short one year warranty
Aside from the multi-speed setting that will maximize yield, another thing you’ll notice is the materials used when manufacturing this juicer.
Body has a stainless steel finish that looks fantastic. This means that there will be minimal stains and it’ll look great on your counter top.
The downside is that it is heavy and this juicer is quiet large (measures 15-1/2” wide and 16-3/4” tall).
So you’ll need to set aside some space to fit this in. The plus side in a large juicer like this is that you can make large batches – juice jug holds a whopping 1.2 liters and the pulp bin holds 3 liters of pulp.
The juice spout has a detachable nozzle that allows you to put a glass underneath it instead of a juice spout just in case you want to make a small batch of juice.
…Hard ingredients like celery, carrots, apple as well as produce with a lot of water content like cucumber.
Breville recommends that you use a slow and steady pressure when pushing down the pusher to get maximum yield.
It does struggle with leafy greens. But there are some techniques to get the most out of it using this machine.
One technique is stuffing a bunch of leafy greens like spinach in between two hard ingredients like cucumber or apple in the feed chute before turning the machine on.
What this demo on how it performed on various greens…
For juicers like this one, you’ll be able to store it for a day and that is stretching it.
There’s a big chance that it could spoil.
Experts say that you’ll have to drink it as soon as possible after juicing all the produce. So that you’ll get the most nutrients into your system. Another tip: drink juice on an empty stomach.
This has a wide 3” feed chute (3.3 inches to be exact). So you’ll be able to fit a whole medium sized apple in it without chopping.
You can fit a whole carrot (up to 3 medium carrots), whole apple, bunch of celery or tomato without chopping.
The only thing you’ll need to cut would be large fruits like pineapple or watermelon. So there’s nothing to chop if you’re juicing stuff like celery or apples.
Based on reviews it will extract the most from hard fruits and vegetables like carrot, apple and celery.
Probably more than a vertical slow juicer based on the “uice joffs” done by John Kohler.
It will do an okay job on citrus fruits – just remember to put it in the lowest setting here.
It’ll extract the least from leafy greens because it does not have the mass of hard vegetables like carrot.
So the blades won’t be able to chomp on these. It has to be bunched up together for the maximum extraction. To get the most out of leafy greens you’ll need a horizontal slow juicer like an Omega.
Here’s a review on how it’ll do on these leafy greens – kale, parsley and cilantro…
As you’ll notice it didn’t get too much out of the leafy greens. But it did a lot better with apple.
The hardest part to clean up would be the cutting disk and micromesh filter basket.
This comes with a cleaning brush that makes this task easy. It’l
l take less than 5 minutes to clean this under soapy water. All the parts are dishwasher safe but on the top rack only.
Don’t wait a few hours before cleaning this or the pulp will dry up. Dried pulp can be a pain to clean. Cleaning immediately also prevents stains on the plastic parts.
Unboxing and review…
This Breville is what you call a centrifugal juicer because it spins the blade up to 12,500 rpm. It will make juice in less than a minute but it won’t extract as much from leafy greens.
At low speeds it is pretty quiet but at high speed it gets really noisy.
Like with all Breville juicers, this only comes with a 1 year warranty.
Yup, all the parts of this machine are BPA free.
As you’ve seen in the videos I shared with you, at the lowest setting it is not very noisy but as you crank up the knob, it gets louder and louder.
This is available only in 110/120 volts. If you’re going to use this outside North America you’ll have to buy a voltage regulator.
- 15-1/2” x 16-4/5” x 10-1/4” (width x height x depth)
- Weighs around 15 pounds (shipping weight)
- Stainless steel motor base with safety locking arm and speed dial
- Cover and stainless steel feed chute (it’s one whole piece)
- 3 liter pulp collector
- 1.2 liter juice jug with pulp separator
- Food pusher
- Stainless steel micromesh filter and cutting disk
- Filter bowl (plastic)
- Cleaning brush
- Manual with some juice recipes included
Over a thousand people left reviews for the BJE510XL and most of them were happy with the results.
The main thing I noticed about those 5 and 4 star reviews as the speed of which this machine extracts juice.
It’ll take less than a minute to go through a few leaves of kale, a couple of handfuls of cilantro, 4 to 5 pieces of apple and carrot.
Won’t extract much from leafy greens
Now yield is another story as this won’t match a horizontal slow juicer in terms of extracting juice from leafy greens.
But these types of juicers will take around upwards of 15 minutes to extract juice.
So if you’re pressed for time but still want a healthy glass of juice in the morning this is the juicer for you.
Consumers were happy with how much juice this machine was able to extract from stuff like celery, carrot, cucumber and apple.
One said that no juicer is perfect and that you’ll need to compromise one aspect over the other. In this case speed for yield.
The stainless steel body isn’t prone to staining compared to juicers made from plastic.
Big feed chute a time saver
Another part that consumers love is the wide feed chute which lessens the time needed to pre-cut.
Take note that while it can fit a medium sized granny smith apple, you’ll have to chop larger apples into half or even quarters to fit it in.
If you’re concerned about the quality, don’t be because some consumers have used this more than once a day and still the juicer is still going strong.
If it fails for whatever reason within the warranty as some consumers have experienced, Breville was kind enough to send in a new juicer.
Some even preferred this over the higher end 800JEXL because the later took up more space and was more expensive.
You can buy this juice from Amazon but only from third-part sellers which means it’s not part of Prime. And you won’t be able to buy extended warranty for it.
Since this variant is been discontinued, you won’t be able to find this in the Breville website.
This juicer would be great for folks looking for some control in their centrifugal juicers.
The 5-speed control allows it to extract more juice if you use the right technique. But it will not match a slow juicer in terms of yield. If you’re into juicing leafy greens better get a slow juicer.
Having control over the speed means that you use a lower setting if you’re just juicing soft stuff like orange. Lower the speed also lowers the decibel levels.
But the speed of which this machine goes through juicing fruits and vegetables is what makes it popular with people looking to make a healthy glass of green juice without sacrificing time so you’ll have to weigh your options and pick one that’ll suite your needs.