Breville Blender: A Review Of The Breville Super Q BBL920 Blender

So, Breville makes a premium blender? You may know Breville as a company through their countertop ovens, toasties, and other products and may not be familiar with their blenders.

Or, you may already know about their older blenders but not know about the more recent models like the Breville Super Q BBL920 that was introduced to the market in 2019.

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The Super Q is Breville’s latest, greatest, and most expensive blender. It also has a very powerful motor and has some unique attributes compared to competitive Vitamix models.

If you’re in a hurry and just want to see the Breville Super Q on Amazon, you can see it here with the latest pricing and free shipping options.

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What Is Breville?

Breville is an Australian small appliance manufacturer based in Sydney, Australia and dates back to 1932. Breville’s two founders, Bill O’Brien and Harry Norville combined each of their names to create the Breville name and brand and started selling radios and eventually televisions before moving on to other small appliances.

Descendants of Bill O’Brien stayed with Breville over two more generations. Bill’s son John established a research and development division to create new products in the 1960s and in the process, Breville was awarded over 100 patents and 40 international design awards. John’s daughter Barbara ran marketing for Breville during the 1990s.

Breville made a name for itself in kitchen appliances with its debut of the “toastie” sandwich maker in 1974. The product became a big hit and led to Breville expanding outside of Australia.

Breville expanded to the USA and Canada in the early 2000s and is now well known in many appliance categories that continue to feature innovative designs and features like the Breville Smart Oven Air countertop oven which we review here and compare it with other Breville models and models by other manufacturers in this best countertop oven review.

You can also see the Breville Super Q blender reviewed here with other blenders in this review. You can also see our review of the Q blender here. The Q is Breville’s other premium blender with the same powerful motor as the Super Q but is lower-priced and has fewer functions, a shorter warranty and no personal blender cup. We have also reviewed the lower-priced Breville Fresh & Furious blender here and the even lower-priced Breville personal blender, the Breville Boss To Go Sport here.

So What Is The Breville Super Q?

The Breville Super Q, model BBL920, is Breville’s latest, most powerful premium blender designed to compete with other premium blenders from companies like Vitamix and Wolf Gourmet.

The Super Q has a very powerful 1,800-watt motor designed for quiet operation, 7 blender base colors including the “Damson Blue” pictured below, 5 automatic modes or functions as well as 12 manual mode speeds, a separate 24-ounce blender cup with its own blender blades and lid for small batch “on the go” blending, a 68-ounce blender jar and is compatible with Breville’s separately sold Vac Q vacuum pump.

The Vac Q vacuum pump is designed to remove air from inside the Super Q (and also the Q mode) for a smoother texture, brighter colors, and better flavor. Breville claims that the Vac Q is ideal for “green smoothies, pestos, dips, and soups”, and if you’re interested, you can see it here on Amazon.

image of Breville Super Q Damson Blue

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The BBL920’s very powerful motor is used to run five one-touch automatic functions and twelve manually controlled speeds through the blender’s variable speed dial.

The Breville Super Q blender jar is a copolyester 68-ounce (2-liter) jay that is designed to be shatter- and impact-resistant and is BPA free. The additional 24-ounce blender cup, lid, and blade assembly that is included with the Super Q is pretty unique among premium blenders since none (or almost none depending on how you define them) include a personal blending cup.

The Breville Super Q also has an innovative design feature built into the jar lid. A finger ring is built into one of the corners of the jar lid to make it easier for you to pull the lid off the top of the jar. This ring comes in handy since a vacuum is often created by blending which makes it hard to pull the lid off of the blender jar.

Another ring is a part of the electrical plug to make it easier to pull out of your socket, another nice design feature by Breville.

And another nice feature. common to other blenders too, is a measuring cup built into the inner ring of the blender lid. The measuring cup will help you measure and pour additional ingredients into the hole opened when you remove the measuring cup into the blender while it’s blending.

The Breville Super Q Preset Modes In Detail & How To Operate It?

You can use the Super Q manually with the 68-ounce blender jar or with the personal blender cup, the Super Q will automatically detect which one you are using and make any adjustments.

Use the variable speed dial (12 speeds) on the top right side of the control panel or choose one of the five preset modes along the bottom of the control panel. Note that the Frozen Dessert and Soup preset modes will not work with the personal blender cup.

image of Breville Super Q 24-ounce blender cup

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To operate manually, turn the variable speed dial to the right to increase speed, and to the left to decrease it. The speeds, starting with the lowest, are named by Breville instead of numbered. So the lowest speed is “STIR”, then “MIX”, “CHOP”, “BLEND”, “PUREE” and “MILL”, with “MILL” being the highest speed.

Each of these named speeds has a low and high, so each of the six named speeds, in turn, has two speeds, giving you twelve speeds in total. Once you start blending, the LCD screen will display will start counting how long you’ve been blending in manual mode. The Super Q will stop automatically after 6 minutes of blending time in manual mode with the 68-ounce blender jar attached or after 30 seconds with the personal blender cup attached so that the blender motor doesn’t overheat.

image of Breville Super Q Control Panel

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To use the preset modes, just press one of the five preset mode buttons on the bottom of the control panel. A countdown timer on the LCD screen in the middle of the control panel will let you know how much time is left in each mode. When you’re using the 68-ounce blender jar, you may select any of the five modes, but when using the personal blender cup, you can choose the first three from the left side, but not Frozen Dessert or Soup.

Pulse | Ice Crush – The Pulse | Ice Crush mode uses high power settings to crush ice or mince other food by continuous pulsing until ice or food is made into consistent fine bits.

Smoothie – Smoothie mode is designed to add a lot of air to dairy-based drinks during the blending cycle, this mode alternates between lower and higher speeds and pulses to break down fruits and other food items while creating a thick, smooth blend.

Green Smoothie – Green Smoothie mode is designed to break down whole vegetables and fruits into a smooth drink by using the power of the Super Q at high speed. Have your included tamper ready for any bits that get stuck.

Frozen Dessert – Frozen Dessert mode also uses the high powered motor at high speed for breaking down frozen fruit and other frozen foods and ice to blend into a frozen treat. The Frozen Dessert mode will also very likely require you to use the tamper included with your order.

Soup – Soup mode will make a hot soup starting from cold soup ingredients and whatever broth or liquid you choose to add. The friction of the blender blades over the duration of the Soup cycle will cause the liquid to become hot. Toward the end of the cycle, the blender will slow down to a slow stir to remove any steam bubbles created during the cycle.

The LCD screen will automatically shut itself off after two minutes of inactivity, LCD powers off, and the ON | OFF will flash red. The blender will also turn itself off after five minutes of inactivity. Just press the ON | OFF button to reactivate the blender.

Some Blending Suggestions For Your Super Q

These suggestions are not meant to be a complete list of everything you can do with your Super Q blender but instead are meant to show you the variety of things that your Super Q can do.

Mill Grains, Dried Beans & Corn or Other Seeds Into Flour – Start with 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups of grains or seeds and use Mill speed for 30 to 60 seconds to make flour for homemade bread, pizza, dough, cake, muffins, or batters.

Make Ground Spices From Whole Spices – Start with at least 1/4 cup of whole spices (except for cinnamon sticks – break them in half, up to 16 sticks). Then blend at Mill speed for 20 to 30 seconds.

Make Nut Meal From Raw Nuts – Starting with 1/2 cup to 2 1/2 cups of raw nuts, Mill speed from 8 to 15 seconds to create a nut meal consistency that you prefer for using in cakes, muffins, or cookies.

Toasted Nuts Into Nut Butters – Starting with 1 1/2 to 3 cups of toasted nuts of your choice, Puree speed for 60 seconds while using the tamper to create a nut butter.

Granulated Sugar to Powdered Sugar – Start with 1 to 2 cups of granulated sugar and use Mill speed for 15 to 30 seconds to make powdered sugar.

Mince Raw Vegetables – Start with about 8 ounces of peeled and cubed (3/4 inch) raw vegetables and Chop speed for 4 to 6 seconds to finely mince them for anything you need them for.

Graham Cracker Or Cookie Crumbs Into Pie Crust – Start with about 8 ounces of graham crackers or cookies, broken in half, and PULSE | ICE CRUSH them for 20 to 30 seconds to make crumbs for pies, cheesecake, or anything else that you can think of.

Bread Into Bread Crumbs – Start with up to five slices of bread with crusts removed and cut into 1-inch cubes. Use the Mix speed for 20 to 30 seconds (depending on how finely ground you want your crumbs to be) to make breadcrumbs for meatballs, stuffing, or any other use.

Make Mayonnaise – Start with up to four egg yolks, mustard, and lemon juice or vinegar and choose Mix speed for 90 seconds. While those ingredients are mixing, remove the inner ring from the blender lid and slowly add up to two cups of oil.

Shred Hard Cheeses Like Parmesan and Pecorino – Start with 1 1/2 inch cubes and Chop speed for 15 to 25 seconds, depending on your choice of “fineness”. Use the shredded cheese in creamy sauces and pasta dishes.

Cream To Whipped Cream – Starting with 1 to 2 1/2 cups of cream (also sugar and vanilla if you prefer), Chop speed for 25 to 60 seconds to make firm peaks.

Note that blending dry ingredients like spices, nuts, sugar, coffee, and grains will cloud your blender jar over time. If you know that you will be milling a lot of these ingredients, it may make sense to buy a separate blender jar to use for dry ingredients and keep the other one for all other blending.

What Super Q Color Options Are There?

There are seven colors to choose from with the Super Q.

These are Brushed Stainless Steel, Black Truffle, Smoked Hickory, Sea Salt, Royal Champagne, Damson Blue, and Oyster Shell.

Since a lot of these colors are hard to stock for most vendors, most of them aren’t usually available anywhere besides Breville. So you can see each color option and buy them directly on Breville’s site if you can’t find the same colors on Amazon. You can also check prices for both sites. Here is a link to the Breville Fresh & Furious product page, with color options above the Add To Cart button.

What About The Operating Horsepower Of The Breville Super Q?

Breville doesn’t detail the operating horsepower of the Super Q blender, but they do provide the rated power of the blender, which is 1,800 watts. Since one unit of operating horsepower is 746 watts by definition, then the operating horsepower of the Super Q is 1,800 watts divided by 746 watts or 2.4 operating horsepower. That’s a lot of power. The operating power of top of the line Vitamix blenders like the Vitamix 750 is 1.93 horsepower.

How To Clean The  Breville Super Q & Is It Dishwasher Safe?

The small black button Clean button with “CLEAN” on the left side of the control panel (see the image above) is for self-cleaning. Add about 4 cups of warm water (but not hot) and a few drops of liquid detergent. The blender will run through its cycle and automatically stop when it is finished.

You can also use about 1 1/2 teaspoons of liquid bleach to sanitize your blender jar.

You can put the blender jar, the personal blender cup, the personal blender blade system, tamper, scraper, and all of the lids in a dishwasher on a standard wash cycle. Put the blender jar on the bottom tray or dishwasher drawer, and the personal blender cup, personal blender blade system, and all of the lids should be washed on the top tray or dishwasher drawer.

What About The Warranty For The Super Q?

The 10-year warranty that Breville gives you with your purchase of the Super Q is about as long as it gets for small appliances, even blenders. The only other warranty that we know of that is 10 years is the Vitamix A3500 (you can read our review of it here).

The warranty covers defects over that 10 year period, but not normal wear and tear, and does not cover you if you’re using it commercially, for example, in a smoothie shop outside of your home.

Breville will either repair it, replace it, or reimburse you for its value at the time of its failure (California residents have additional options – see warranty).

With this warranty, you shouldn’t need to buy an extended warranty, since they typically only last up to about 4 years and Breville covers you for most failures for 10.

What Are The Super Q Specifications & What Comes With Each Blender?

Dimensions With The 68 Oz Blender Jar: 8.2″ wide x 10.6″ deep x 18.1″ high

Container Material: BPA-Free hardened plastic

Colors: Brushed Stainless Steel, Black Truffle, Smoked Hickory, Sea Salt, Royal Champagne, Damson Blue, and Oyster Shell

Electrical: 120 V, 15 Amps, 1,800 watts

Weight: 18 lbs

Included In The Box: Motor Base, 68-ounce Blender Jar with 4 Stainless Steel Blending Blades and Two-Part Lid, Personal Blender Cup and Lid, and Personal Blender Blade System, a Scraper, a Tamper, Recipe Book, and Instruction Manual.

What Else About The Breville Super Q & Recommendations?

The Super Q is a really powerful blender with a lot of horsepower yet designed to run quieter than its competitors. Rare among premium blenders, the Super Q also comes with a separate 24-ounce blending cup and blade system for small batches which

Breville does a good job with product design by building useful functions into their products like the finger ring on the blender lid to help you get it off and the 68-ounce blender jar when just about every other premium blender has a 64-ounce blender jar.

Reviewers love the power of the Super Q and that it is quieter than other blenders that they’ve owned in the past. Many also prefer Breville over Vitamix, but many Vitamix customers feel the other way.

We highly recommend the Breville Super Q among these top blender reviews for its high power, innovative features, and solid construction

The Breville Super Q has a 10-year standard warranty, which is great, you don’t need to buy an extended warranty.

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