The BJS600XL has got everything that a masticating juicer should have – superior juice quality, a good amount of yield, great power, ease of clean etc. But surprisingly, it is quite similar to the Omega VRT350 in terms of the design, the mechanism, and almost every other thing. The BJS600XL is vertically designed to occupy less space on the counter, same as the VRT350. Its performance is almost as good as the latter. Even the Chinese factory in which it was constructed was the same as the Omega version. Probably the only difference between the two is that the BJS600XL can churn kale and wheatgrass better than that of the VRT350. The Breville’s version is also slightly cheaper than the Omega one.
Ease of Use
We did not find it to be among the easiest juicers to use out there. The fruits and vegetables need to be sliced before placing it over the chute. It cannot suck in the whole fruit. However, we did not need to manually push the ingredients inside after placing them. The rest of the work was quite easy enough, since we only had to wait while the juicer churned out fresh juice for us.
People often find it a cumbersome task to clean masticating juicers. Comparatively, cleaning up the Breville BJS600XL is quite easy. After the work is done, you only need to keep the machine under running water for a few minutes. All the residue pulp stuck inside it will get cleaned up in a jiffy. Also, don’t forget to wash every individual part at least once every week.
The juice of the Breville BJS600XL is as good as that produced by the best masticating juicers on the market. You will never find any formation of foam on the surface of the resultant juice. If you do, it won’t really be visible to the naked eye. The juice extracted will certainly remain fresh for quite a few days after.
One of the very few differences that I noticed between the Omega VRT350 and the Breville BJS600XL was the juice yield. The difference is quite small for the overall quantity of juice produced, but it is a difference nonetheless. The VRT350 produced around 60ml to 80ml more yield on every round than that produced by the BJS600XL. Unless you are too very particular about the quantity of juice extracted from a particular amount of fruits, you do not need to worry about this anomaly.
A 240 Watt motor operating at around 80 RPM as almost all masticating juicers do, there isn’t anything really extraordinary about the power. It is at par with every other masticating juicer.
Since the churning process is slow, not much noise is produced. The motor is also a quiet one. Hard veggies and fruits do sometimes produce a bit of noise, but it isn’t loud enough to travel from one room to another. Overall, the average intensity is similar to that of other high-end masticating juicers.
Pros and Cons
Since it is a masticating juicer, you can be assured of maximum efficiency with the juice. It comes with a filter basket that helps improve the overall quality of the juice.
Easy to Clean.
You only need to pass running water through it after each extraction. All the parts are easily detachable and dishwasher safe, except the base.
Occupies less Space.
The vertical masticating design occupies less space on the counter. Thus, you can easily place the juicer on your shelf, or carry it around without feeling the strain.
One of the major disadvantages of Breville’s first masticating juicer is that it is starkly similar to the Omega VRT350. The vertical design is almost the same, and so is its overall performance, with the exception of churning kale and wheatgrass. However, it comes cheaper than the VRT350 which does work in its favor.
The feed chute is comparatively quite small to occupy and entire fruit. You need to chop the fruits and vegetables before placing them on the chute.
Low Relative Yield.
Given that it is exactly similar to the VRT350, it produces a relatively lower yield than the Omega version.