Breville JE98XL Review

This is a quick review of my Breville JE98XL which I bought from Amazon. I went for this model because a friend of mine had seen it featured in a documentary about juicing called Fat Sick and Nearly Dead (2010).

My first impression of this juicer is that it is well designed and strong (which was great since I didn’t want any hassle returning it through Amazon). It seems as a great juicer at a first sight. You can read all the details in the text below.

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Breville JE98XL Review

I’ve never really reviewed anything before so I will attempt to describe the JE98XL for those of you who aren’t into juicing yet. This is a centrifugal model which works by spinning around the fruits and vegetables at high speed. There is a sort of basket with a shredding disk on the bottom and a sieve part around the edges. The shredding disk rips the fruits and vegetables apart and the sieve part allows the juice to flow through and out into the juice jug via the spout. The pulp then eventually spins out and into the pulp bin.

One tip I should mention here before I continue with the review is to always line your pulp bin with a plastic grocery bag or one of those small trash bag liners. It saves you washing the pulp bin if you do it right and if the bag has no wholes (shopping bags sometimes do).

Anyway, this juicer has two speeds, fast (12,000 RPM) and slow (6,500 RPM). The idea here is that the slower speed is for softer fruits and vegetables so they don’t get spun out into the pulp bin before the JE98XL has had chance to extract the juice. The fast speed is needed for harder fruits and vegetables like carrots and apples.

The Breville JE98XL is a bit on the noisy side as all centrifugal juicers tend to be. It’s especially noticeable at the higher speed setting. I wouldn’t say it’s extremely loud but you probably wouldn’t want to juice first thing in the morning if people are trying to sleep. I have heard a friend’s juicer and it was much louder (I think he has a much cheaper Black and Decker model JE2200B).

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The juice collected from the Breville JE98XL tastes really good and you can really taste the flavors. My friends Black and Decker juicer seems to obscure the flavors somewhat. Not really sure why that is but this juicer seems to make better tasting juice (perhaps that’s just me).

The pulp from this machine feels kind of damp. Not super wet but there’s definitely still some liquid contained in the pulp. That’s to be expected a little but from a centrifugal juicer. You can always put the pulp back through the juicer a second time and you will get some more juice this way. One thing I did notice during the review was that there was occasionally a weird vibration when juicing a lot of leafy greens. I think this was due to pulp getting stuck to the basket. As soon as the pulp got spun off into the pulp bin it stopped. Nothing major but work mentioning for all you folks thinking of buying this model (I’m sure there are far worse flaws with many other juicers).

That was my experience of reviewing the Breville JE98XL. If I had bought a brand new one it would have cost around $150. I’m not sure I would have felt like I had got value for money if I had paid the full retail price. I felt buying it second hand gave me a good deal and although I don’t have a warranty as such I covered it under an existing electrical goods breakdown insurance policy without any problems. So if it should break down I should get some form of compensation.

Breville JE98XL Specifications:

  • Extra-wide 3-inch feeder chute can create 8oz. cup of juice in just 5 seconds; Stainless steel cutting disc surrounded by Italian made micro mesh filter to extract up to 30% more juice and 40% more vitamins and minerals than other juicers
  • 850-watt dual-speed motor; powerful stainless-steel cutting disc for fast results. Overload Protection LED : To prevent against unsafe operation
  • Safety locking arm; overload protection LED; large-capacity pulp collector. Pulp Container Capacity – 2.6 Pulp Container. Voltage – 110-120 Volts. Power – 800 Watts
  • Dishwasher-safe parts; includes 1-liter juice jug with froth separator, filter basket, and cleaning brush
  • Measures approximately 13-1/5 by 16-1/2 by 18-1/5 inches; 1-year limited warranty
  • Construction Materials – Heavy Grade Polymer Body, Stainless Steel Micro Mesh Filter Basket.
  • Extra-wide 3-inch feeder chute can create 8oz. cup of juice in just 5 seconds
  • 850-watt dual-speed motor; powerful stainless-steel cutting disc for fast results
  • Safety locking arm; overload protection LED; large-capacity pulp collector
  • Dishwasher-safe parts; includes 1-liter juice jug with froth separator, filter basket, and cleaning brush
  • Measures approximately 13-1/5 by 16-1/2 by 18-1/5 inches; 1-year limited warranty

Get into the world of juicing with this no-nonsense dual-speed juice fountain. Ideal for first-time juicers, this juicer runs on 850 watts and has two speeds, 12,000RPM or 6,500RPM, for hard and soft ingredients.

High quality juicing, entry-level price

Fruit is largely composed of water, but its selling point is its nutritional value. How do you extract the juice from fruit, without leaving the nutrients behind? Breville’s Nutri Disc and patented juicing system extract more nutrients than other juicers and transfers less than 1.8F of heat to protect enzymes and maximize nutrient absorption of select nutrients.

The dual speed, 850 watt motor allows you to juice hard fruits and vegetables like apples and beets on high speed at 12,000 RPM, while the low speed (6,500rpm) is optimal for softer fruits and leafy green vegetables like cantaloupe and spinach. The Juice Fountain Plus cutting disc is so powerful that pineapple can be juiced in large chunks with the rind on. In addition, this juicer features an extra-wide 3-inch feeder chute that accommodates large chunks or entire pieces of fruit or vegetables, eliminating the need for chopping vegetables.

The JE98XL is not only easy to use, but also easy to clean. It is pulp-ejecting and comes with a large-capacity pulp collector and most parts can be cleaned on the top shelf of the dishwasher.

Here is a video review of Breville JE98XL by Best Kitchen Reviews:

Breville JE98XL Features:

Bigger chute for bigger fruit

The Juice Fountain Plus juices whole large apples, pears and oranges in seconds. Smooth, rounded parts without food traps prevent pulp from sticking and make rinsing under the tap fast and simple. The easy clean models also come with a specially designed scrubbing brush to clean the filter mesh quickly and easily.

Special Features of the Juice Fountain Plus:

  • Easy Clean Design
  • Extra Wide Feed Chute
  • Built in Froth Separator
  • 2-Speed Electronic Control

breville-unique-extraction-systemUnique Extraction System

The titanium reinforced disc and Italian-made micro mesh filter basket are made out of stainless steel and together are designed for optimum juice and nutrient extraction.

 

 

 

 

extra-wide-feed-chuteExtra Wide Feed Chute

The unique 3” extra wide chute feed allows you to juice whole fruits and vegetables without pre-cutting.

 

 

 

 

built-in-froth-separatorBuilt in Froth Separator

Ensures juice froth is separated from juice when poured into a glass. Also allows juicer to operate with the lid on, therefore eliminating any splatter during operation.

 

 

 

 

2-speed-electronic-control2-Speed Electronic Control

Use the low speed for softer fruits and leafy vegetables. Use the high speed for denser fruits and harder vegetables.

 

 

 

Unique Features of Breville JE98XL:

  • Heavy-duty 850 watt motor with dual speed control: a low speed (6,500rpm) for softer fruits and vegetables and a high speed (12,000rpm) for harder fruits and vegetables
  • Patented extra-wide feed chute (3” wide): juice large fruits and vegetables with little to no cutting or preparation
  • Patented direct central feed system for maximum juice extraction
  • Nutri Disc with stainless steel blades and stainless steel mesh filter basket for spinning out the pulp
  • Heavy grade polymer body for durability
  • 1 liter juice jug (34 fl. oz.) with froth separator
  • Large capacity pulp container with integrated handle
  • Cord storage: the power cord wraps around feet and clips into position under the base for a reduced counter-top footprint
  • Safety Locking Arm prevents the juicer from operating without the cover locked into place
  • Overload protection prevents over-heating, automatically shutting the machine down when it senses that the machine is overloaded
  • All materials that come in contact with food are BPA-free, ensuring safe use
  • Easy clean-up with the included cleaning brush. All parts except for the mesh filter basket/Nutri Disc and food pusher can be washed on the top shelf of the dishwasher.
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