In the world of juicing machines, Breville is a reliable name. Their products are not difficult to choose from. In our buyer’s guide and reviews, you’ll find tips and recommendations for selecting the best juicer. When you have decided what you want, all you have to do is head to your local produce aisle. Juice time..!
A QUICK GLANCE AT THE WINNERS OF 2021:
Breville’s 800JEXL Fountain Elite by Breville is a top seller. Aside from its impressive extraction abilities, users mention its easy setup, easy cleaning, and the fact that several of its parts are dishwasher-safe. The 17 lb slab feels sturdy, but does not break easily. Sitting out on the counter, it looks impressive. There are two speeds to choose from and you can pick the one that will work best for the produce you send through. It’s relatively fast. What about leafy greens and grasses? Does it do a great job?
It doesn’t always, but neither does it claim to. Those who are serious about taking their juicing adventures to the next level will appreciate this powerful machine (equipped with a 1000-watt motor) that will pulverize just about any fruit or vegetable.
- Easy to clean and dishwasher- safe
- 2 speeds – 13,000 or 6,500 RPMs
- Dry pulp tells you it’s extracted most of the juice
- Easy to set up
- Beautiful to have out on the counter
- Feels high quality – it’s a tank
- 1-year warranty
- Some say it struggles with leafy greens
Our second-best pick is the Breville JE98XL Fountain Plus. With dishwasher-safe parts, two speed settings, and sometimes struggling with herbs and leafy greens, this model is just like its big brother. In general, it is reliable at extracting juice, mostly leaving behind dry pulp. Because it has a much smaller motor, it’s considerably quieter than the earlier model (only 850 watts), and considerably less expensive. However, no one raves about its durability and allure, and its 13.2 lbs. weight makes it appear lighter than Breville’s Fountain Elite. In any case, it’s a fantastic juicer for entry-level users that will impress all except the most sophisticated users.
- Easy to clean and dishwasher-safe
- 2 speeds – 12,000 and 6,500 RPMs
- Quiet, relatively speaking
- Roughly half the price of our Top Pick
- 1-year warranty
- Doesn’t excel at the leafy greens
- Lacks a professional-quality feel
It’s a good bargain to pick up Breville BJE200XL Compact Fountain Juicer for an entry-level juicer. With only 700 watts of power, it still does a fantastic job extracting juice, despite being almost a third of the cost of our Top Pick. Thus, it’s almost a steal of a deal. Because it is smaller in size and weighs only about 10 lbs, it doesn’t need to be permanently installed on your counter. Having less parts to clean makes it easy to setup and take down. Even with daily use, the longevity of the device often surprises users, adding to its value.
The main shortcoming is its volume – it’s too small to handle large amounts of produce without becoming a hassle, in addition to only having one speed. This small motor and appliance is surprisingly loud for its size. This is a perfect way to stick your toe into the juicing pool if you’re single, juicing for just one person without disturbing anyone else with the noise.
- Compact and lightweight design
- About one-third the price of our Top Pick
- Long lifespan
- Very good at extracting
- 1-year warranty
- Only makes enough juice for 1-2 people
- One speed – 14,000 RPMs
Breville Joe Cross Juicer JJE100 is an obvious choice for diehard fans of Joe Cross, the juicing master. Its outstanding feature is the enormous 60-ounce included pitcher, which can be easily filled without stopping for clean up. It is one of the quietest juicers available, so it is great if you don’t want to disturb those people you’re going to serve juice to.
Although it has a large footprint, it’s a lightweight machine (8 lbs.) without much power. Its extraction capabilities have received only mixed reviews. Though it isn’t a bad appliance, it isn’t quite up to the standards of other Brevilles.
- Handles a lot of produce without cleaning in-between
- 1-year warranty
- One speed
- Big footprint
- Doesn’t feel as sturdy as other Breville’s
- Mixed reviews on extracting ability
Using this easy and convenient Breville BJB840XL Juicer Blender Combo, you can make juice, then put the pulp into the blender. This will enable you to use every molecule from your produce! The product seems great in theory, but it appears to be unreliable in practice. Juicers and their extraction capabilities are generally well-received by customers, but they report quite a few leaks when the blender is used. While others report that their machines just die after a few years of moderate use, for no apparent reason. You must replace both appliances if the motor that’s shared between them fails. Both appliances have five speeds. Though buying a juicer and blender in the same package might seem convenient, it would be better to buy two different, higher-quality machines, which you can almost certainly get for lower price. Breville is also not producing replacement parts for this model, making repairs impossible. Customers may also be disappointed with their customer service. Another interesting footnote is that several customers reported that the blender would turn on by itself. . . something ghostly eh! Lol..!
- 5 speeds for each
- The convenience of two appliances in one
- 1-year warranty
- Blender leaks
- 1 motor – if it breaks, both machines are useless
- Lemons seem common
- No replacement parts available
Juicers from Breville have a reputation for excellence in the juicer industry, so you can’t go wrong with a product from this brand. Some of these products are ideal for beginners who are juicing for the first time. Let’s find out more about juicers before you throw away your hard-earned cash.
Juicers fall into three categories: centrifugal, masticating, and triturating. It is worth remembering that masticating juicers are also known as cold press, single gear, and slow juicers, but these are the same kind of machines. Frequently, triturating juicers are called twin gear juicers or dual gear juicers. If we expect all three to be the same, it would be like expecting apples, oranges, and carrots to taste the same.
Triturating juicers are expensive, specialized machines designed for the most picky juicers. Their high price tag comes with the ability to juice everything and retain as many enzymes and nutrients as possible. There isn’t any need for one of these if you didn’t know that enzymes are even in your juice, or you aren’t an Olympic athlete.
Most households own a masticating juicer. Pulping mechanisms of these machines work much slower, and generate little heat during the pulping process. There are some who prefer these slow juicers precisely because they are slow – since they extract more juice that way. It results in a better return on your investment. When you consider the cost of juicing, the difference seems small until you actually purchase all the produce! It is important that you drink every drop of juice that you squeeze, not tossing away the pulp. The masticator also generates no heat. Heat destroys enzymes and nutrients in juice, which makes it inferior. Also, masticators resist oxidation better. Having taken a bite of an apple and walked away, did you notice the outside of the fruit was beginning to brown a few minutes later? It’s called oxidation. Although these are mostly aesthetic concerns, it indicates nutrient loss at the same time. We suppose brown juice isn’t something you likely want to drink, do you? You can also use your masticator to make baby food and nut butter, jobs that a centrifugal is not suited for.
Among juicers in the home, centrifugal juicers are the most common. With a little money, or even very little money, they are easier to find and offer enough juice and nutrition from your produce to all but the most frivolous juice consumer. Additionally, the centrifugal juicer allows you to juice whole vegetables and fruits, without chopping them beforehand. Some promotional photos even show people being able to drop in an entire apple or carrot untouched. As opposed to centrifugal juicers, masticators and tritulators require finely cut and chopped produce, let alone whole fruits, beforehand. Hence these are more labor-intensive in comparison with centrifugal juicers. A centrifugal juicer is what you need in your home if you live a life apart from juicing. In this review, we reviewed only centrifugal models of Breville–most people prefer time-saving products.
Extraction: You will always get juice from a juicer, but there will also be a pile of leftover pulp to throw away after it has extracted your juice. Dry pulp indicates just how much juice has been extracted from the fruit or vegetable. However, juicers can vary widely in their effectiveness, with some leaving a mass of soggy, drippy pulp you’ll want to squeeze out by hand, while others are more like a sponge wrung out completely dry.
Speed settings. It’s likely that you only want one setting – fast – with a lot of places to be. Take a few extra minutes with your centrifugal juicer, and it will reward you with an increased extraction rate. Eventually, you will start to appreciate how different settings suit different fruits and vegetables, probably through a little trial and error. Settings are not a necessary feature of your juicer, but they are a very nice addition to have. A centrifugal spins slowly at 6500 revolutions per minute and quickly at 12,000 revolutions per minute. It’s more common for those who only have one setting to have the highest speed.
Easy to set up. A juicer has about 5-10 parts that must be assembled onto the base. This is something a monkey can assemble without much engineering knowledge. If you’re always frustrated with it, you’ll end up keeping it on the back of the cabinet. Consequently, it will gather dust which will decrease its performance.
Easy to clean. It’s a big deal. The first thing you need to know is that juicers are messy. They all make messes, and maintaining them will be a bit of a chore. As soon as you understand that, you’ll be glad to know that juicers with dishwasher-safe parts are there in the market. There aren’t all of them, but there are some.
You will have to manually clean at least one piece of every juicer. Are you not too particular about cleanliness? When you can see green scuz growing on the pieces, or when your juicer stops working due to clogs in the filter from last week’s juicing party, you’ve probably got an urge to wash your stuff. Knowing the pieces will need to be disassembled and cleaned right after using them or soaking them in warm soapy water for later use will be helpful. Cleanup difficulties are most commonly reported by users who do not have this much of commitment to cleanliness. Taking care of it will not only make it last longer, but will also make it perform better.
Loudness. It’s either loud or louder when a juicer is running. We won’t have you sneaking out at 5 am with a to-go cup of juice while your family and roommate sleep. As long as it doesn’t wake your neighbors, it’s the best thing.
Leafy greens. Juicers cannot be fully understood without a mention of leafy greens. Your centrifugal will have a hard time handling grasses, leafy greens, and herbs. However, some models are able to add wheatgrass, kale, or mint without the leaves blowing into the pulp if they are properly treated. It can be worth it to invest a little more in a masticator if you are planning to grind a lot of greens regularly. It will do all the heavy lifting for you.
Instruction manual: Have a look. What? Do you read instructions? If you own a juicer, it’s a must. In the vast majority of situations, people complain about juicers because they a) don’t understand what the machine is designed to do and b) do not read the instructions before turning it on.
Despite the fact that it may be able to squeeze out small quantities of kale, wheatgrass, or parsley, your centrifugal juicer will not be able to juice those items well. For that, you need a more powerful machine. It is almost always user error that causes juicers to leak. Make sure you read the instructions so you can get the most out of your machine. You can read Breville’s manuals online before buying an item.
Warranty. Having a good warranty is important in case something goes wrong. Breville offers a 1-year limited warranty on all of its juicers. For this purpose, you can contact Breville directly to ask for repairs or replacements if anything goes wrong with these juicers.
In the juicer industry, Breville is the leader and their products do not disappoint. The Breville 800JEXL Fountain Elite was our Top Pick out of a crowded and competitive field. We like this machine because it does an excellent job extracting juice and has a feel and a look which is quite professional.
Even if you can’t afford our Top Pick Breville, the BJE200XL Compact Fountain is nearly as good. This Best of the Money pick of ours extracts effectively, won’t take up your entire counter space, and will go a long way in terms of performance for a long time.
As you’ve read our reviews, you know that you’re comparing apples to apples. Taking steps toward a healthier life is your best bet. Good Luck..!!
More juicing brands we’ve reviewed: Hamilton Beach, Champion, Hurom, Kuvings