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Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus – Review

  • Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus – Review
  • Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus – Review
  • Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus – Review
  • Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus – Review

At a glance

If you are beginning juicing and want a solid performing centrifugal juicer then perhaps the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus is just what you need.  It combines a large feed chute with a powerful 850W dual speed motor which makes fast work of juicing your produce.


 

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Review – Breville JE98XL


 

The Breville JE98XL is one of the top centrifugal juicers on the market. Over on the Amazon marketplace it has been the number One in the Centrifugal Juicer Best Sellers for a long time, and given the sheer volume of positive reviews by customers we believe that endorses the quality of the product.

Fast, stylish juicer that is a good all rounder in the popular Centrifugal Juicer market. 

This juicer is best at hard fruits and vegetables (carrots, beets, apples, pears etc…) but does fine with other, softer foods as well, excluding bananas, which other machines also don’t handle very well.   On the negative side it is not really suited to juicing leafy greens, if that is your main ingredient than consider a masticating juicer instead.  As with some other juicers it is best to cycle the type of ingredients by juicing some hard produce, some softer and then hard again.  This way the machine is less likely to struggle with soft fruits etc. and it makes cleaning a lot easier.


The Breville JE98XL features a  two speed 850 Watt motor which easily digests the produce, and has a tidy wrap round cord storage.  A Stainless steel micro mesh filter basket with titanium reinforced cutting blades help ensure the blades stay sharper longer for maximum juice yield.  Breville suggest the slower speed (6,500 RPM) for soft produce and the faster (12,000 RPM) for harder fruits and vegetables like apples and carrots.  Additionally  a generous 3 inch feed chute makes short work of the bigger ingredients, a real bonus if you are a juicing fan who does not like to spend time chopping produce into smaller piecesBreville have provided a 1-liter juice jug, which comes with a froth separator and the pulp container also features an integrated handle for more convenience.

√ TIP – We recommend using as little pressure as possible when using the pusher. This allows the machine to operate efficiently and avoids clogging and wasting time – just relax and enjoy your juicing!
The body on the Breville JE98XL juicer is a heavy grade polymer with an attractive satin coating, giving it a modern look that should blend in with almost any kitchen decor.  A solid locking safety handle and overload indicating LED ensure safe operation of the juicer.  It also features rubber feet which users of the Breville like  They anchor the machine firmly to the work surface during juicing ensuring it does not dance across the worktops!

 

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Juice Quality and Yield

Although the Breville JE98XL is a high speed juicer there is minimal heating of the juice due in part to fast acting blades which quickly crush the produce requiring minimum contact time.  The very low heat generated ensures that the nutrients and and enzymes are not significantly degraded as could be the case with some poorly designed centrifugal juicers.  Some centrifugal juicers also produce a lot of froth and although this machine produces froth the supplied separator can greatly reduce it.  All surfaces that come in direct contact with the food and pulp are said to be BPA-free, which can only be a good thing for your health.

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Noise

Centrifugal juicers operate at high speed and the noise is significantly greater than the masticating or slow type juicers, having said that, the majority of users report it particularly noisy in use.

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Cleaning

The clean up is pretty easy, with the longest time being spent on the filter, however the brush that is included makes it easy to clean the mesh screen, which is the most important part that needs to be kept clear of any residue for best performance.  As always we advise cleaning immediately after juicing to prevent any pulp particles adhering to the screen.  If you must delay cleaning by a few minutes it is better to put the filter/blade basket into a metal bowl of hot soapy water as soon as possible.   The rest of the parts are super easy to wash, it comes apart very easily and is a snap to put back together.

√ TIP -To minimize cleaning time, line the pulp container with a produce bag to collect the pulp. Pulp can then be used for other dishes, or as compost for gardens or discard in your normal waste or bio waste bin.

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Warranty

A one year Limited Product Warranty is provided on the Breville JE98XL, not quite as appealing as some of the other juicers and brands, however users have found the machine to be sturdy and reliable and Breville’s customer care is good should you have any problems.

 

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Specification

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Pros & Cons


PROS:
  • Powerful 2 speed motor
  • Wide feed Chute
  • Stainless Steel filter/blades
  • Large 1 liter juice container
  • Generous sized pulp container
  • Fast juicing time
  • Froth separator
  • Easy to operate & clean

CONS:
  • Noisier than slow juicer machines
  • Not good with leafy greens
  • More pulp than masticating Juicers


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Package Includes…

  • Juicer Main unit
  • Overload LED indicator
  • Juicing strainer
  • Juice container
  • Pulp container
  • Food pusher
  • Cleaning brush
  • User manual with recipes

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    Our Verdict


    This juicer is a fast, powerful and ruggedly built machine.  It has a generous feed chute that cuts down on preparation time, and the large pulp and juice containers mean you usually can complete a juicing session without the need to stop and empty them.  It handles fruit and hard vegetables well, but if your main interest is leafy vegetables then a slow juicer maybe you best choice.

    Overall we consider the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus a good investment, especially if you lead a fairly hectic life and juicing time is at a premium.

    8.5 Total Score
    Fast and Powerful

    A powerful machine at the high end of centrifugal juicers but still at a reasonable price. If you need a no nonsense machine that will produce your favourite juice quickly this may be the one for you!

    Ease of Use
    9
    Juice Quality & Yield
    8.5
    Clean Up
    9
    Noise
    7.5
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