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Juicing machine also blends

The Breville BJB840XL Juice and Blend comes with a base unit and two attachments. Designed to provide efficient results, the juicer/blender combination makes it easy to make a variety of drinks.

It's a juicer, it's a blender, it's both.
It's a juicer, it's a blender, it's both. Chef's Catalog

Appliances that strive for versatility are always welcome additions into the kitchen. The ones that accomplish this through the use of attachments are particularly effective. They offer a convenience in their transforming nature that has the capability to save time, space, and money. Plus, having one thing that can turn into the other is just plain neat.

Billed as something of an ultimate fruit smoothie maker, the Breville BJB840XL Juice and Blend, uses a motorized base in tandem with two different attachments. The juicer head is meant to be used in processing harder fruits and vegetables, while the blender attachment then finishes off the making of the drink by crushing ice and softer ingredients. The idea is that with the one appliance, a great variety of healthy drinks can be made quickly and easily at home, rivaling professional results.

Certainly one wants the most out of their appliances, and when it comes to kitchen gear, that notion is no exception. With five variable speeds ranging from 6,500 rpm to 13,000 rpm that deliver results from mix to puree, the double-duty countertop appliance measures up with versatile operability. Complete with a 40-ounce juice jug that includes a froth separator, the appliance has the power and the flexibility to process whole fruits and vegetables--not to mention the occasional milkshake.