What in the name of fruit is the Breville Bluicer?
Let me preface the answer by saying that on a hot summer’s day, I find nothing hits the spot quite like a cold, fruity frappé, juice or smoothie. They’re my go-to when I’m at a cafe, or out and about on the weekend, but enjoyment of these delicious healthy beverages often comes with a cheeky price tag and single use plastic. Unfortunately, I’d never come across a way to easily recreate them at home – that was until I came across Breville the 3X Bluicer Pro.
It’s the latest kitchen innovation from Breville and it’s quickly making a name for itself as one of the best juicers in Australia. Combining state-of-the-art Breville Blender and Juicer technology, this new kitchen combo claims that with its powerful interchangeable features you can now Blend, Juice or both – Bluice!
With a funky sounding name and plenty of mouth-watering reviews online, safe to say I was keen to try it out when Harvey Norman gave me the chance. Read on for my Breville the 3X Bluicer Pro Juicer review and find out what I thought.
Breville Bluicer Pro – The Features
When unpacking and setting up the Breville Bluicer Pro on the kitchen bench I was impressed by how few pieces there were. The unit has a clever space-saving design, with one powerful base and interchangeable parts for either juicing or blending. The pulp bin also locks in behind the unit to maximise space on the counter top.
Breville the 3X Bluicer Pro comes with a 1.5L blending jug, and a juicing attachment with an extra-wide chute, both of which are designed to lock in securely to the base with the safety arm.
The Bluicer Pro’s base features 5 pre-programmed settings – green smoothie, smoothie, pulse/ice crush, frozen cocktail and auto-clean – as well as the juicing speed dial. I’m a fan of putting kale into my smoothies at home for good fibre and vitamins, so I was particularly interested to test out the ‘green smoothie’ function and compare the performance to my own blender.
Taking the Bluicer for a Spin
I decided to test Breville the 3X Bluicer Pro out with one of my favourite green smoothie recipes, using some of the delicious summer fruits that are in season – juicy Aussie mangoes and Valencia oranges. I also included some fresh leafy kale, a handful of raspberries and plenty of ice.
With no juicer at home, normally I would use shop-bought OJ, but with the Breville Bluicer Pro I had the perfect means to create some freshly-squeezed Real Deal. I wanted the juice to go straight into the blender as the smoothie base, so I set up the jug as pictured, directly connected to the juicer spout.
The wide chute and powerful blades meant that I could feed in almost all of my cut-up orange pieces, and was impressed by the speed in which it produced delicious, smooth orange juice into the jug.
Transforming a Breville Juicer into a Breville Blender
Once I had the perfect amount of juice as my smoothie base, it was easy to swap out Breville the 3X Pro’s juicer and pulp bin for the blender jug. The blender lid features a pop-down cap to tightly close over the spout once you disconnect from the juicer, and the juicer nozzle itself comes with a handy drip-stop plug to keep the bench mess free . I added the rest of my ingredients to the jug, popped down the lid, and selected the ‘green smoothie’ function.
This is the feature that was a real winner for me. Usually making a smoothie with kale means a lot of stopping, starting and pulsing to try and break down the leafy texture. Each of the Breville Bluicer Pro’s select programmes has been set for the optimal time to blend those ingredients, so there’s no longer any guess work – I just sat back and let the Bluicer work its magic, the LED screen counting down the remaining time.
The end result was a gorgeous, silky, green smoothie. All of the kale leaves had been completely broken down, the ice perfectly pulsed and the mango blended to perfection.
Breville the 3X Bluicer Pro Juicer – the Final Verdict
As a juice and smoothie lover, safe to say I was impressed by Breville the 3X Bluicer Pro. I’d go so far as to praise it as one of the best blender juicer combos on the market, due to its sleek, space-saving design, powerful Breville blade system and incredibly easy one-touch programmes. It was also super simple to clean, with the primary juicer components and blender jug all dishwasher safe.
If you’re looking for the solution to creating delicious, cafe-quality juices and smoothies at home, and also as a really easy way to get more fruit and vegetables into your diet, the Breville Bluicer Pro is a great choice for you and your family.
Where to buy the Breville Bluicer Pro in Australia
Breville the 3X Bluicer Pro Juicer is available now at Harvey Norman, so if your mouth is watering at the thought of cold, fresh summer juices, you can shop online or head into your local store where our friendly, expert staff can help with any questions. Happy Bluicing!