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Breville Juicer Reviews and Comparison of 2017: Best Budget and High Quality Picks

Breville is one of the best-selling juicer brands on the market. Their centrifugal models juice quickly, powerfully, and efficiently. You can recognize Breville juicers by their distinctive stainless steel finish and elegant design.

These juicers are pretty expensive, so we wanted to know whether they’re really worth your money. To find out, we did extensive research into the Breville lineup.

We looked at professional reviews in consumer publications, recommendations from online juicing enthusiasts, and–most importantly–reviews from buyers who have spent time using these juicers at home!

For this article, we’ve chosen the 3 best Breville juicers to recommend. Based on our research, they’re the best the brand has to offer.

We’ve written our own in-depth reviews of each model. We’ll take you through all the important information, comparing features and prices. Then, we’ll show you what previous buyers are saying about these juicers online!
After our reviews, we’ve included a handy guide to shopping for a Breville juicer. It’s a quick summary of a few key things to think about as you compare these models.

We’ve also compared Breville juicers to competing brands, to help you see how the brand stacks up against the competition.

Here's a quick look at our recommendations:

Best ​on a Budget

JE98XL Juice Fountain

Best ​​Quality

Juice Fountain ​​Duo

Best ​Seller

Juice Fountain ​​800JEXL

Best Breville Juicer Reviews

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Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain

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Pros:

The high-density polymer body has a brushed metallic finish, which gives the juicer an elegant, stainless look. The pulp filter and cutting disc are both made from stainless steel. They won’t rust or corrode over time.

The twin cutting edges on the disc-shaped blade are designed to balance the disc as it spins. This is a plus because the skew on these discs can be an issue on some lower end models (we’ve especially seen it with Jack LaLanne juicers).

The 850-watt motor provides two speed levels. The slower setting is best for soft fruits and vegetables, as well as leafy greens. The higher setting tackles hard, root vegetables and crunchy fruits.

Breville has also taken heat damage into account, and assures buyers that the motor raises the temperature of produce by less than 2 degrees Fahrenheit.

The 3-inch feeder chute can take whole apples, beets, carrots, and chunks of pineapple. All you’ll have to do is chop things down to 3-inch chunks.

The cord wraps itself into the base of the juicer, for easy storage and less countertop clutter.

It’s more efficient than cheaper juicers. The special feed system pulls produce in, so you don’t have to do any work. The pulp strainer spins along with the blade, creating centrifugal force which pulls moisture from pulp–leaving it drier and giving you more juice. The large 1-liter juice pitcher has an integrated froth separator.

All the plastic parts that come in contact with juice are BPA-free. With the exception of the plunger, they can be washed in a dishwasher.

There are a few great safety features. The motor won’t turn on until the cover is securely locked into place. It’ll also turn off automatically if the motor is overworked and heating up.

Cons: While the body casing looks metallic, it’s made from a polymer. Higher-end Breville juicers have die-cast metal bodies.

A few reviewers said that this juicer is fairly loud. We attribute that to the polymer body, which doesn’t mask sound as well as the die cast versions.

Some reviewers said that this model spits out chunks of some vegetables, ginger root in particular. They had to feed these pieces back through. We’re assuming that this is an issue from overloading the machine, since most buyers didn’t report this problem.

We found that some previous buyers said that, over time, their juicers didn’t separate pulp and juice as well. Their pulp was more moist, and their juice was thicker and filtered poorly. You’ll want to keep up the habit of scrubbing out the mesh basket after every juicing session, so it doesn’t develop any plugs.


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Breville Juice Fountain ​Elite (800JEXL)

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This Breville expands on the Juice Fountain platform with an upgrade in power, capacity, and build quality. It’s made from metal instead of polymer composite, and has variable speed settings which we love for tackling different types of produce! We like it because it’s both versatile and capable. There’s no wonder it’s the most popular Breville on the market!

Pros:

The motor gets an upgrade from the JE98Xl which we’ve just looked at. This model packs 1000 watts under the hood. You’ll notice the added power in both the juicing speed and the efficiency of the machine. A faster pulp basket means that more juice is drawn out of the pulp. You’ll be able to juice faster, and waste less juice at the same time!

This model offers 5 different motor speeds. They’re labeled (hard veg, apple, etc.) to help you pick the setting that will maximize output for each type of produce. We love variable speed settings on any juicer, since they allow you to widen your nutritional palette without wasting any produce.

We particularly like the citrus setting. Centrifugal juicers often have trouble with citrus, since they try to chop and grind something that’s mostly liquid in the first place. This model slows things down, and juices citrus without splattering or catching on the basket.

There’s a smart chip under the cutting assembly, which tells the motor when there’s a heavy load coming in. It adjusts power and speed accordingly, so that speed is always optimized for the produce in the feed tube.

Thanks to the clever housing and feed design, this model also has much better noise and vibration control than the JE98XL above.

The cutting disc has titanium reinforcements on all the blades. This means they’ll last longer than purely stainless steel parts.

The body, casing, and inner parts are all made from stainless steel. There’s a lot less plastic on this model than on the JE98XL above. All of the plastic parts are BPA-free.

The drip-free spout is detachable for cleaning.

It comes with the same collection jug as the JE98XL, with the froth-reduction lid. The jug on this model is slightly larger, at 1.2 liters.

Like the other Juice Fountain models, it comes apart easily to clean. All the parts except the plunger can go in the dishwasher, and it comes with a brush for scrubbing the filter and blade.

It’s covered by a 1-year warranty.

Cons:

It’s still not spectacular for tough roots like ginger. We’d really recommend a masticating juicer for dealing with tough, stringy roots, as well as leafy greens. Previous buyers wrote that while greens juiced well enough when they were alternated with harder produce, the Breville really isn’t the ideal tool for juicing greens.

Some reviewers said the pulp coming out of their juicer was still wet. Remember than any centrifugal juicer will produce wetter pulp than a masticating model.


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Breville Fountain Juice Duo

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The Juice Fountain Duo is Breville’s top of the line, flagship juicer. It’s their biggest, strongest, and most powerful juicer overall, and is ideal for daily, intense juicing.

It also comes with a secondary attachment for making purees and smoothies. This gives the Duo more versatility than most centrifugal juicers.

With its die cast metal body, variable speed settings, and super-powerful motor, we can’t help but give this Breville our Best Quality recommendation!

Pros:

The motor in this machine is even more powerful than the motor in the BJE510XL model above. It packs the punch of 1,200 watts, and has the same 5 variable speed settings.

Previous buyers said that the power is the best thing about this juicer: “This juicer has the speed and power to handle any juicing that you may do…Never slows down. Never makes a grinding noise like it’s trying to work. NO. This juicer just zips right through everything.”

The motor also has a smart trip switch in case of overheating. If the motor is under extreme pressure, it’ll shut itself off to prevent damage.

This model comes with two cutting blades. One is the same one provided in the other models. It’s a circular cutting disc on top of a mesh pulp basket. The second is a “puree” disc. Breville says it “ensures waste-free juicing for soft fruits and vegetables (i.e. blueberries, strawberries, and bananas)”.

Between the size and power of the Juice Fountain Duo, you’ll be juicing quickly and easily. Reviewers said that they were doing less prep work, and having much fewer problems with clogs and jams with the Duo. One buyer wrote:

All of the parts except the filter can go in the dishwasher for cleaning.

For us, the biggest selling point of the Duo is its build quality. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more solidly built, sturdy juicer. This machine is built like a tank, with die-cast stainless steel housing and casing. The cutting disc is reinforced with titanium, and the mesh pulp filter unit is also built from stainless steel.

The feed tube is the same as the other two models, with a 3-inch diameter that can accommodate whole fruits and vegetables.

The pulp bin is larger that the one provided with the other two models, and it has a built-in handle for easy emptying.

It has the same smart design features as the other two models, including wrap-around cord storage, and a finger loop for unplugging the cord.

It comes with a 3-year warranty. It’s one of the only Breville offerings with a warranty period longer than a year. We found that previous buyers who had owned the Duo for a while had very few complaints.

Cons:

It’s twice the price of the Juice Fountain Plus (JE98XL). The Duo costs as much as some masticating juicers.

It’s big and heavy. This certainly isn’t a juicer you’ll want to be taking out of storage every time you use it.

Some people did report motor issues due to the sensor chip, which occasionally tripped and wouldn’t reset. They had mixed experiences with Breville customer service. Some people said they were immediately shipped new juicers, while others were kept waiting.


Which Brevile Juicer is Perfect for You?

While the Juice Fountain Multi-Speed isn’t the least expensive of our three recommendations, we think it offers the best value.

With multiple speed settings, it’s much more versatile than the 98XL, for a pretty close price. It gives you better all-around performance while you’re juicing, and the added reassurance of a metal body.

We strongly recommend this model for the average juicer who doesn’t need the top of the line model, but still wants an all-around good performer.

We recommend the Juice Fountain Duo to people who are looking for the best of the best in a centrifugal juicer.

We’re hard-pressed to think of any drawbacks of the Duo. It can handle greens and citrus as well as any centrifugal juicer, and has the sheer power to blast through hard fruits and vegetables quickly and quietly.

While it’s probably overkill for people who only juice casually, it’s a safe investment for regular, serious juicers. Plus, its solid build quality will make you confident that you’ve spent your money wisely!

If you’re looking to save money, or are on a tight budget, our recommendation to you is the JE98XL.

It’s a bit less versatile than the other Breville models, since it doesn’t have multiple speed settings. However, if you’re mainly looking to juice the standards (apples, carrots, beets, etc.), it’ll serve your needs well, without breaking the bank.



Honorary Mention

Best Compact Breville Juicer

​Compact Juice Fountain

Best Slow Breville Juicer

​Breville Fountain Crush

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Breville Compact Fountain Juicer

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Breville’s entry-level juicer is a simple, compact, and affordable model.

The Compact Juice Fountain looks a lot like the JE98XL. It has the same high-density polymer housing, stainless steel filter and cutting blade.

The feed chute is still the same size, and the Compact Juice Fountain can handle all the same types of produce.

The key difference is the size–at 9-1/2 by 8-3/4”, the Compact Juice Fountain takes up much less space on your counter. It’s also a lot easier to store in a cabinet between juicing sessions.

The other difference between this and the XL model is the motor. The motor here is 700 watts, while the XL has an 850 watt motor.

This compact model is a great choice for people who live in apartments and need to save space, or people who juice occasionally but aren’t hardcore nutrition buffs. If speed and simplicity are key, this model should fit the bill nicely!

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Breville Fountain Crush

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While the vast majority of Breville juicers are centrifugal models, the company does offer one masticating juicer.

It’s modified to work in a vertical format, which takes a lot of the grunt work out of using a masticating juicer. The slow, 240 watt motor can power through all your produce (and leafy greens!) without damaging any of the nutrient content.

It also does a better job at squeezing juice out of the pulp, resulting in more juice and less waste!

We love the reversible motor function for clearing jams and blockages. It really makes a difference when you’re juicing roots and leaves!

Plus, it comes with a 10-year warranty on the motor. It’s priced lower than similar vertical masticators from Omega and KitchenAid.

How to Shop for a Breville Juicer

Know your budget:

While Breville offers a range of juicers, at a range of prices, their products do carry a higher overall price tag than some other brands. That’s probably because of the build quality. While many other brands offer machines made primarily from plastic, Breville juicers are mostly made from stainless steel and other cast metal parts.

Thankfully, Breville models follow a pretty straightforward pricing scheme. The higher the price, the bigger the capacity and the stronger the motor onboard.

Higher-priced models also have better build quality, including die cast metal bodies and titanium-reinforced cutting blades. Another perk of the top-shelf Breville is variable motor speeds, which allow you to handle more types of produce.

Establish your juicing goals:

Before you decide on a Breville, you’ll want to figure out what you’ll be juicing, when you’ll be juicing it, and how much you’ll juice. Breville juicers are the best choice for people with the goal of juicing a lot of produce quickly and conveniently.

If your goal is to get the highest nutritional output possible, you probably don’t want to look at a Breville. Their centrifugal design and high motor speeds mean that juice from these machines is more prone to oxidation and heat damage than juice from a masticating juicer. Juicing fanatics probably won’t want to buy any centrifugal juicer for this reason.

However, if you’re looking to juice a fair amount of produce on a regular basis with minimum hassle, one of Breville’s centrifugal juicers will serve your needs perfectly well.

They’re ideal for people who don’t have hours a day to devote to juicing, but still want to improve their health. Breville juicers can handle most fruits and vegetables with ease, and require almost no prep work.

Estimate how much juice are you’re planning to make in one session:

The main differences between Breville’s juice fountains are size and power. Each model has a slightly different body size and motor rating.

If you’re just juicing for yourself, you probably don’t need the biggest, most powerful model. Likewise, if you’re making a few servings of juice for friends or family, you’ll probably thank yourself for getting a bigger model. More power and capacity means less time juicing, and more time spent feeling healthy!

Take some user reviews with a grain of salt:

One of the biggest complaints about these juicers is the amount of moisture in the pulp. While we think any buyer complaint is worth mentioning, we’d caution against reading that as a deal-breaker.

Pulp from any centrifugal juicer will have a certain amount of moisture, since the juicer spins out juice rather than actually squeezing it (as a masticating juicer would).

We also found that some reviewers said that their Breville juicers spat out chunks of vegetables or fruits in the pulp bin. Upon further examination, we found that many other reviewers had chimed in to say that this happened when the feed system was overfilled or stuck. They recommended that new juicers seek online advice and techniques for making sure everything goes through smoothly.

Most people had issues because they didn’t keep the pulp screen properly cleaned, or didn’t really know how to feed produce into the juicer properly.

Remember that while these juicers require much less prep work and finicky maintenance than masticating juicers, you do still have to be careful with them.

Think about durability:

Breville’s warranty periods are shorter than other brands. While most some juicers have warranties between 5-15 years, Breville juicers have 1 year of coverage, and 3 at best.

With that in mind, we recommend opting for one of the all-metal juicers, since they’re likely to stand up to use out of the warranty period. Models with titanium reinforcements and die-cast bodies are your best bets for the long term.

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