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The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus has all the makings of a fine juicer.
It can quickly fill your glass and has an efficient nutrient extraction process. To top it all off, it’s an affordable juicer by a high-end brand.
The Breville JE98XL is straightforward and can be used to prepare a glass or two of juice in a couple of minutes.
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus Features
This juicer is referred to as the Breville Juice Fountain Plus or the Breville JE98XL.
This Breville juicer comes with an 850W dual-speed motor. It has overload protection that helps extend the motor's life; you will notice something is wrong when the red LED is on.
The Breville JE98XL has two speed settings - low and high.
The low should be used for soft fruits and leafy vegetables, while the high setting is used for juicing hard produce.
The rotations per minute (RPM) of each of these settings are not disclosed in the Breville user manual or specification sheet.
One of the best features is the stainless steel cutting disc. It’s sharp and sturdy, which means it can handle root vegetables.
Just keep in mind that the juice extraction ratio will decrease with the ingredients' hardness.
The stainless steel micro-mesh filter basket does a reasonably good job of keeping the pulp out of your morning juice.
As far as performance goes, it should take no more than 5 seconds to fill up an 8-oz. cup with juice – that’s if you’re using a moderate amount of root vegetables and focus more heavily on fruits or leafy greens.
A lot of people appreciate the extra-wide feed chute. Its 3” width means you should be able to fit some whole fruits and veggies without much hassle.
However, sometimes prep work will be necessary if you want to maximize the juice extraction.
A safety locking arm ensures the machine operates only if the cover is locked.
This centrifugal juicer fits in with any kitchen decor. The polymer body has a stylish design and shiny finish and a one-year limited warranty.
- 1.1 qt juice pitcher with froth separator
- 2.6 qt pulp container
- Micro-mesh filter basket
- Stainless steel cutting disc
- Cleaning brush for filter basket
- User manual
What We Like
- Reasonably priced
- Stainless Steel blades & mesh filter
- Wide Feed chute - 3"
- Easy to use and clean
- Cover for collection pitcher eliminates splatter
What is Not Ideal
- Inefficient for soft leafy greens
How to Use the Breville Juice Fountain Plus
We use the Breville Juice Fountain Plus at least twice a week. It is straightforward to assemble and use.
The high speed is used for hard produce, and the low speed is for soft fruits and leafy greens.
Even though the chute is wide, we cut apples, beets, and other hard produce to prevent the motor from overheating. Although this is not required, we rinse the filter basket once or twice when we juice five pounds of carrots.
There is a lot of pulp when juicing carrots. Here is additional information on what to do with the leftover pulp.
The video below shows how the Breville Juicer JE98XL works.
Cleaning the Breville JE98XL
The following parts are dishwasher safe if placed in the upper rack, filter bowl, juice pitcher and its cover, and pulp container.
The juicer cover (large plastic cover that goes over the filter basket) and pusher should not be placed in the dishwasher.
After juicing, soaking the filter basket in warm water for a few minutes will save time cleaning it.
After you have finished drinking your juice, you can scrub it with the nylon brush included with the juicer.
Then you can either put it in the top rack of the dishwasher or finish handwashing it.
The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus is a reliable juicer. Its ability to produce large quantities of juices makes it a bargain for singles, couples, or families.
Although you can juice leafy vegetables with this unit, the yield is not very good. Therefore, if you plan to juice leafy vegetables more than once or twice a week, you are better off buying a masticating juicer such as the Omega J8006HDS.