Breville juicer reviews

Good looking - Quick - Easy clean up


The Breville Juicer is the top selling centrifugal juicers range.

Breville is an Australian-based company with over 30 years experience in the kitchen. They do a lot of work with celebrity chefs, home economists and nutrition experts.

Let's start out with the features of Breville juicers that are not in dispute amongst consumers.


Attractive design

You will immediately notice the beautiful design of these juicers.

Breville models are attractive appliances with sleek design and modern stainless steel finish makes these juicers some of the best looking juicers on the market.

It's an advantage if you are proud to display the juicer you choose on your kitchen counter.

We believe if you are juicing for health on a daily basis it is important to have easy access to your juicer without the need to put it away in cupboards when it is not in use.

It is a bonus if the juicer blends in and matches with other equipment you use in the kitchen.


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Speed

One of the claims to fame with Breville juicers are that they can extract 8 ounce of juice in 5 seconds.

The quick speed is a feature common to most centrifugal juicer.

Ideal for busy families on the go who don't want to spend a lot of time in the morning getting a glass of fresh fruit or vegetable juice extracted.


Is the motor power adequate?

When choosing a juicer we suggest you only look at machines with at least one-third horsepower. You will notice that if you feed produce into a low horsepower machine, the rpm will reduce dramatically.

For quick and effective juicing you should look for a machine, which has at least a 450-500 Watt motor.

Breville juicers have powerful 3/4 horsepower motor providing 600-1400 Watts output.

This ensures quick juicing of even the hardest vegetables.

Something you should note is that due to the powerful motor some centrifugal juicers can be a bit noisy.


Clean up

This is one the most uncomplicated juicing machines you will ever find.

The 3 inch wide chute means there is much less time spent on juicing prep work, like chopping up those fruits and veggies into smaller chunks that can fit through the chute.

Everybody seems to agree - with Breville juicers - clean up is quick and simple.

A high-quality centrifugal juicer like this can be placed in a dishwasher to save you some time.

User reviews confirm our own experience that owners find these juicers simple to dismantle and clean.


In order to further evaluate whether the various Breville models are a suitable choice for you we need to look at the following factors:

  • Juicing performance
  • Durability
  • Price range

because they differ amongst the various Breville models.



Juicing performance - what can I juice with these Breville juicers?

Breville juicers have very powerful motors, which are very useful if you intend to juice hard vegetables like beets and carrots.

So you will have no problem juicing your beets, carrots and celery produce.


What are they not good at?

One of the disadvantages of centrifugal juicers is that they are not effective at juicing green leafy vegetables.

So if you are exploring the benefits of those green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale juice, you need to look elsewhere.

At the same time these machines also have a more difficult time extracting high yields of juice from wheatgrass and parsley and similar grasses and herbs.


Also if you plan to juice mainly citrus fruits like lemons and oranges then a citrus juicer will probably be a better choice for you.


A look at the various Breville juicer models

Entry level at $99 - Breville Juice Fountain Compact, BJE200XL

Like we already said - all Breville models are good looking, quick and easy to clean up.

This compactly designed powerful 900 watts motor - juicer comes with a stainless steel mesh filter, 1.5-liter pulp container and an 800 ml juice jug.


How do we rate the performance of this model?

For an entry level and inexpensive $100 juice extractor, we say reckon this is a good performer.

It will juice all of the hard veggies like carrots and beets with ease.

What this juicer will not juice efficiently are those very soft fruits and vegetables like berries and most fruits.


Durability?

Our experience, which you can confirm with online reviews, is that the motor, despite only having a 1-year warranty, is long lasting and strong.


Any limitations?

As the entry level model in the Breville range, it has only one speed.

That explains the relatively weak performance when it comes to soft fruits and green leafy vegetables.

Most juicers at this price range will have the same limitation.

If you don't plan to juice berries, lemons and limes etc. we still believe this is a good entry level juicer.


Is the Breville Juice Fountain Compact not what you are looking for?

Other Breville models include:


Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE95XL Model

The Breville JE95 juicer is an 850-Watt machine with 2 speed controls and also claims to fill a 8-ounce glass with fresh juice in only 5 seconds.

Is it worth the upgrade at $149?

Read our verdict for the Breville Juice Fountain Plus



Ikon Froojie Juice Fountain (BJE520)

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This juicer also comes with the second disc that can juice soft fruits and is ideal for making delicious smoothies.

It comes with a LCD screen, which is meant to be a juicing speed guide.

We must however comment that we do not really find this feature very useful in terms of any practical value.

This one comes in at $199 and features -

  • Powerful 1300 watt motor
  • 5 speeds
  • Extra large 3 litre pulp container
  • Large 1.2 litre juice jug with froth separator
  • Sharp juicing disc with titanium reinforced cutting blades

What makes this model worth a look ?

This juicer features a few features not commonly found in other juicers.

It is designed with smart chip to increase power to the cutter during heavy loads.

It also has 5 speed settings, which facilitates versatility for juicing different types of produce.

You will be using the lower speeds settings for soft fruits and greens and the higher speeds make juicing hard items like beets and carrots a breeze.



Breville Juice Fountain Elite, 800JEXL Elite

Now we move up to a 1000 watts power machine that generates up to 13,000 RPM for up to 30% more juice than traditional juicers.

Over 40,000 filtering pores ensure smooth and delicious refreshment.

This very popular centrifugal juicer has an automatic pulp ejection mechanism.

It is big machine with the feed chute being positioned directly above the center of the cutting blade. This improves the balance of the machine, which becomes useful when juicing whole fruits and vegetables.

We think the $299 price tag is easily justified.


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