Are you looking for an inexpensive (relatively speaking) juicer for your kitchen? If so, the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor may be the one for you. Here’s my Breville JE98XL review.
New they sell for $149. I’ll let you know later if I think it’s worth it.
Out of the box I’m impressed. It’s a nice looking juicer and has a much larger feeding tube than my Omega J8004. It’ll take whole apples (medium size). So no more cutting them up into small pieces.
I like the juice jug and froth separator. My old centrifugal lacked the jug, but I found a nice tall glass that fit nicely under the spout. The juice jug that comes with the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor is a whopping 32 ounces. Now that’s what I’m talking about!
After unpacking and assembling it, I powered it on. Smooth. That’s what it sounds like. A whirring sound, not like my old one. Even at high-speed it’s not too bad.
It’s a little bigger than my Omega J8004, so I’ll have to find another place on my kitchen counter for it.
The next morning I was up bright and early to make my first juice with this new addition.
After washing the parts and produce, I was ready to go.
The first recipe was simple. Kale, carrots and a little pineapple.
Kale goes down the chute easy and the Breville looks like it does a good job with it. It doesn’t get as much juice as my Omega masticating juicer, but a good job nevertheless.
This juicer is made for carrots. You can push down three, four maybe five at a time and they go quick. That’s one thing I don’t like about masticating juicers. It’s slow going juicing carrots.
Next up on the counter I had an orange, grapefruit and more pineapple. After peeling the orange I realized it would fit down the chute without cutting it up. I quartered the grapefruit though. Lots of juice from those two delicious citrus fruits.
The pineapple was a pleasure juicing. Lots of juice and I just had to slice it up a few times to make it small enough for the chute. Breville recommends peeling pineapple and removing the core before juicing. I left the skin on and didn’t core it either. Oh well
One thing I noticed right away was that it doesn’t drip from the spout like my old one. Good job Breville!
The juices were delicious. I think the fruit juice had a little more froth than I’m used too, but honestly I forgot to try the froth separator. More on that next time.
In part II I’ll give you my final conclusion. Is it worth the price?