Breville Juicer – Should You Buy One?

Breville Juicers are very en vogue these days. They allow efficient and fast juicing of most fruits and vegetables. Find out which is the right machine for your needs.

This is the Breville Juicer Juice Fountain Elite Pin it!
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Name Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain
Juicer Type Centrifugal Vertical Masticating Centrifugal Centrifugal Centrifugal
Price 299.00 246.99 99.95 149.95 194.99
Fruits / Vegetables
Nut Butter / Sorbet
Cleanup Easy Average Easy Easy Easy
Yield B + A – B B B
12h 48h 12h 12h 12h
Warranty 1-year limited warranty 1-year limited warranty 1-year limited warranty 1-year limited warranty 1-year limited warranty
Motor Speed 6,500 - 13,000 RPM 80 RPM 14,000 RPM 6,500 - 12,500 RPM 6,500 - 12,500 RPM
Voltage 120/60/1 120/60/1 120/60/1 120/60/1 120/60/1
Dimensions 7" W x 11" D x 20 inches H 9½” W x 8¾” D x 16-inches H 8½” W x 7½” D x 16-inches H 3-1/5 W 16-1/2 D18-1/5 inches H 16-4/5" W 15-1/2" D 10-1/4" inches H

Breville certainly one of the best centrifugal juicers out there. So if you’re really thinking of going with a centrifugal juicer a Breville model will yield great juices and is a good starting point. Besides it’s the juicer used in Joe Cross’s movie, “ Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead “. If I could only choose a centrifugal juicer this would be it.

Check Out Some Pros and Cons

  • Advantages of a Breville juicer
  • High quality
  • Fairly easy to clean
  • Good juice yield for a centrifugal juicer
  • Leaves the pulp quite dry
  • Disadvantages of a Breville juicer
  • Very loud
  • Not good for leafy greens
  • Only one year limited warranty

Oh boy, there are a lot of options to choose from. I hope this chart will make your choice a bit easier.

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A little History and the Juice Fountain Elite

Founded in 1932, the name Breville was the result of a mix between the two founders names – Bill O’Brien and Harry Norville. These two gentlemen set out to make and sell radios in Australia. When World War 2 began, the switched their focus and started to sell mine detectors.

When WW2 ended, Breville changed its product line once again – to small appliances. In the 1970’s the company invented the original sandwich toaster, which sold over 400,000 units the very first year. This appliance put Breville on the map and soon after,  Breville launched in Great Britain and New Zealand.

Ownership of the company was moved to Europe when the company was bought in 1982. Over the next thirty years, Breville would transform its toaster success into the creation and production of other small kitchen appliances like kettles, irons, pressure cookers, microwave ovens, blenders and of course, juicers.

In 2002, Breville expanded its brand into the United States and Canada. Today, the company is the leading brand of small home appliances in the United Kingdom and sells throughout the world. Breville products are available for purchase in over thirty different countries including China, Mexico and Israel. Breville aims to provide its customers with high quality products that can meet the needs of a diverse population. No matter what customers want to cook, they provide a device that can help.

A variety of seven juicers are produced and sold by Breville. “The Juice Fountain” is the trademarked name for their line of juicers. The juice fountain compact, offers all the benefits of a juicer but takes up less space in the kitchen. On the other end of the spectrum is the juice fountain duo. This machine is commercial-grade that juices and purees all in one. While the compact machine is a great fit for couples or families that want to start juicing, the duo can be used by businesses that sell juice drinks.

Breville reviews can easily be found and include comments like:

“It’s powerful, efficient, easy to operate, and looks good.”

“Plenty of horse power to power though anything. I like the variable speeds and the amount of juice it is able to extract.”

“It is very sturdy and makes quick work of anything you put in it. I would recommend to anyone.”

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Frequently Asked Questions
How about cleaning?

Cleaning this machine is actually not that difficult. The parts are dishwasher ready, though I don’t recommend putting them in there if you want your juicer to live longer. If you put a plastic bag into the pulp container you’d save yourself a few more minutes cleaning. From time to time you should spend proper cleaning the blades, soaking them in water and vinagre.

Can I juice wheatgrass with it?

I wouldn’t recommend juicing wheatgrass with a Breville. The yield of leafy greens and wheatgrass is just too low with centrifugal juicers. If you want to juice leafy green or wheatgrass you should go for a masticating juicer.

Is it any good?

Yes! It’s really, really good. Just look at some of the reviews on Amazon. It may well be one of the best rated juicers on the market.

Can I juice pomegranate?

You can certainly juice pomegranate. The overall yield with a Breville juicer is OK, I juice pomegrenate in the slower gear.

What about almond milk?

While I’m not constantly create my own almond milk I’ve done it with the Breville Juice Fountain Elite. Just add enough water to get all the nuts through the blades.

Are there any known issues with the juicer?

Some customers note performance issues (wet pulp, larger chunks in the pulp tank) after 6 months or so. I’ve owned my Breville for over two years now and it’s working like a charm.