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Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor Review

breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-watts

Bre­ville is one of the most inno­v­a­tive brands in small kitchen appli­ances and a well-known man­u­fac­tur­er of good qual­i­ty cen­trifu­gal juicers. It cov­ers a wide range of cen­trifu­gal juice extract­ing machines for all bud­gets and needs. The JE98XL Juice Foun­tain Plus Juice Extrac­tor is a non-expen­sive Bre­ville juicer and mar­ket­ed as an entry-lev­el cen­trifu­gal machine. The JE98XL mod­el is a beast of a machine that could you juice one of the best juice yields for a vari­ety of ingre­di­ents across all Bre­ville cen­trifu­gal machines.

Let us have a good look at the highs and lows of the Bre­ville JE98XL Juice Foun­tain Plus juicer before you decide if it will be a good addi­tion to your kitchen counter.

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Functionality

Although the cen­trifu­gal juicers are not as ver­sa­tile as mas­ti­cat­ing, they out­put a high­er than mas­ti­cat­ing juicers yield for some of the ingre­di­ents. While the JE98XL Juice Foun­tain Plus excels at most of them, show­ing one of the best juice yield results for the range of pro­duce, the cen­trifu­gal juicer is designed to juice. To be pre­cise, the JE98XL Juice Foun­tain show the fol­low­ing results:

  • It extracts one of the top juice yield results for the firm veg­eta­bles like beets, car­rots, gin­ger, and oth­er roots juice;
  • It also tops at juic­ing celery;
  • It out­puts not the best but still decent result juic­ing firm fruits like apples and pear juice;
  • It also can juice cit­rus fruits with a decent result.
  • Out­put aver­age or low­er than aver­age results for juic­ing most of the soft veg­gies like cucum­ber, pineap­ple, grape, mel­on, and tomatoes,
  • It is almost use­less for juic­ing leafy greens. And not suit­able at all for juic­ing wheatgrass.

Like all the cen­trifu­gal juicers, Bre­ville tends to oxi­dize juice, and thus such a prod­uct must be con­sumed immediately.

Parts and Design

Start­ing with the design, The JE98XL Juice Foun­tain Plus motor unit is made of heavy-duty and durable poly­mer and has a nice sil­ver fin­ish to it.

The juicer comes in three major parts: the machine itself, the push­er to push ingre­di­ents into the feed­ing chute, the juice col­lec­tor, and the pulp con­tain­er inte­grat­ed into the body unit to min­i­mize the machine foot­print. The machine is con­struct­ed with the fol­low­ing part that must be assem­bled before use and dis­sem­bled for clean­ing – Body Unit with Inter­lock­ing Safe­ty Arm, Fil­ter Bowl, Fil­ter Bas­ket (Nutri Disc), Juicer Cov­er with an inte­grat­ed Feed­ing System.

Base Unit

The motor embed­ded is pow­ered with an 850W motor that spins the bas­ket blades with a fast speed of 6,500 — 12,000 rpm and deliv­ers excep­tion­al per­for­mance extract­ing the max­i­mum amount of juice from most of the prod­ucts as indi­cat­ed by the left­over dry­er pulp.

We do not like the plas­tic motor to bas­ket blade cou­pling, mak­ing the motor con­stric­tion not very durable.

Though the Juicers equipped with few safe­ty features:

  • The Safe­ly Lock­ing Arm pre­vents the juicer from oper­at­ing if the cov­er does not lock prop­er­ly into place.
  • The Over­load Pro­tec­tion Sys­tem does not allow over­heat­ing this machine and auto­mat­i­cal­ly will shut off if it is overloaded.

Control Panel and Operation

The JE98XL Juice Foun­tain Plus is straight for­ward to oper­ate. The juicer is built with the facil­i­ty to go at two speeds and equipped with a met­al switch that has Low-Speed / Off /High-Speed functions.

The Low Speed is oper­at­ed at 6500rpm and designed for pro­cess­ing soft­er fruits and veg­gies, while the High Speed oper­ates at 12,000 Rand is used for firmer fruits and vegetables.

Chute and Produce Feeding

The JE98XL Juice Foun­tain Plus machine, like most of the mod­ern cen­trifu­gal juicers, has a 3 inch­es round shape feed tube open­ing that is large and wide.

There­fore, less­er cut­ting of the ingre­di­ents is need­ed before juic­ing them. The spout can take whole car­rots and small to medi­um size beets with­out the need to pre-cut­ting them. There is no trou­ble feed­ing medi­um-sized apples or peeled orange into it, and no chop­ping is necessary.

The cen­trifu­gal juicer’s wide chute allows you to feed ingre­di­ents very fast and save a lot of time usu­al­ly spent on juicing.

Filter/Juicing Bowl

The Bre­ville fil­ter bowl accom­mo­dates the fil­ter bas­ket and holds the juice and pulp before they eject­ed out. The fil­ter bowl thus fea­tures the juice out­let and pulp out­let. The bowl is made of trans­par­ent BPA-free plas­tic and does not have any mea­sur­ing marks that indi­cate the juic­ing bowl’s capacity.

Juicing Basket/Filter Basket

The Bre­ville JE98XL Juicer has typ­i­cal for the major­i­ty of the cen­trifu­gal juicer fil­ter bas­ket. It has tita­ni­um-rein­forced stain­less steel razor blades at the cen­ter of the shred­ding disc and stain­less steel micro-mesh fil­ter screen on the perime­ter of the shred­ding disc.

The shred­ding disc cuts and chops the whole veg­gies, then the small shred­ded parts are cen­trifuged against a screen where the juice strained via the fil­ter while the pulp is “eject­ed” into a pulp col­lec­tion con­tain­er. The entire juic­ing process is fast and effort­less, it does not jam even the firmest pro­duce, and you almost do not need to use a pusher.

Containers

The Juicer fea­tures a 34 fl. oz. /1000ml juice con­tain­er with black grad­u­a­tions in ounces and ml and a remov­able froth sep­a­ra­tor. Like all cen­trifu­gal juicers, the Bre­ville JE98XL tends to cre­ate a lot of froth when juic­ing. Thus, with the froth sep­a­ra­tor, the user can remove it with or leave it as it is in the juice.

The machine also has a unique for the cen­trifu­gal juicers and inte­grat­ed with the juicer cov­er the pulp col­lec­tion con­tain­er that will keep tidy all juic­ing process and pre­vent the pulp from splash­ing around. The pulp con­tain­er is quite large, with a capac­i­ty of 100 oz. /2850 ml. and built to fit a reg­u­lar plas­tic gro­cery bag to catch all the pulp for a trou­ble-free cleanup (this proved nice).

Cleaning and Assembling/Disassembling

Assem­bling a cen­trifu­gal juicer is usu­al­ly quite easy. First, place the fil­ter bowl on the base unit, fit the fil­ter bas­ket on the motor cou­pling, fix the juicer cov­er on top of the pulp con­tain­er, and lift the safe­ty lock­ing arm to a ver­ti­cal locked posi­tion. Now it is ready to operate.

All the cen­trifu­gal juicers are quite labo­ri­ous to clean com­pared to oth­er juicers type because they pro­duce a lot of mess dur­ing the oper­a­tion and usu­al­ly leave many residues on the juice cov­er and juic­ing bowl. Besides, Bre­ville JE98XL Juicer has a large fil­ter bas­ket screen, which is the most labo­ri­ous part to clean and usu­al­ly takes about 3 min with a spe­cial brush that comes with the juicer set. The entire Bre­ville JE98XL Juicer clean­ing pro­ce­dure may take up to 5–6 min altogether.

For­tu­nate­ly, the stain­less steel fil­ter bas­ket, juice jug, and lid are top-shelf dish­wash­er safe, while the juice cov­er and food push­er are not dish­wash­ers safe. It should be men­tioned that you bet­ter clean the fil­ter bas­ket man­u­al­ly at least scrub the sticky fiber with a brush since the dish­wash­er will not do it efficiently.

Accessories and Replacement Parts

This Juicer does not have an option­al attach­ment avail­able. How­ev­er, you can buy a replace­ment part from the man­u­fac­tur­er’s website.

Noise

Bre­ville JE98XL Juice Foun­tain Plus Juicer is a loud machine like most of the cen­trifu­gal juicers. It releas­es approx­i­mate­ly 75 dB noise (sim­i­lar to an aver­age vac­u­um clean­er), and though it is a safe lev­el for human health still could be dis­turb­ing for some people.

Warranty

The Bre­ville JE98XL Juice Foun­tain Plus Juicer is cov­ered under a one (1) year lim­it­ed manufacturer’s war­ran­ty against man­u­fac­tur­ing defects start­ing from the orig­i­nal date of purchase.

The man­u­fac­tur­er’s cus­tomer ser­vice is polite and quick to respond; how­ev­er, it is not the best indus­try. The war­ran­ty card that comes with the set includes a list of online con­tact details, toll-free phone num­bers, and phys­i­cal address­es for con­tact­ing Bre­ville USA and Canada.

Set Includes

  • Motor Base with 850 Watts motor;
  • Fil­ter Bowl;
  • Juic­ing / Fil­ter Basket;
  • Juicer Cov­er with Feed Chute;
  • Juice Con­tain­er;
  • Pulp Col­lec­tion Container
  • Push­er;
  • Clean­ing brush;
  • Use a man­u­al that also includes some recipes.

Dimensions

Bre­ville JE98XL Juice Foun­tain Plus Juicer is a large machine with a size of 13.2 x 16.5 x 18.2 and weighs 9.92 pounds; it will occu­py a large space at your counter and will not fit under the stan­dard kitchen cabinet.

How­ev­er, it has a pow­er cord that wraps around the bot­tom of the machine stop­ping the cable from poten­tial hazards.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Out­puts one of the best juice yields across all cen­trifu­gal juicers mod­els for most of the ingredients;
  • Pret­ty robust and powerful;
  • Great safe­ty features;
  • Two speeds – one for soft and the oth­er for hard fruit/veggies
  • The jug is handy for stor­ing juice in the refrig­er­a­tor subsequently;
  • Froth sep­a­ra­tor – Prac­ti­cal inclu­sion to a jug for avoid­ing too much froth;

Cons:

  • Con­sumes a rea­son­able amount of kitchen countertop;
  • Might spray some of the pulp about although it is designed to move into the pulp bin attached;
  • Short war­ran­ty.

Price

Bre­ville mar­kets the JE98XL Juice Foun­tain Plus juicer as a bud­get cen­trifu­gal juicer, and it does come at the bud­get price. It is still one of the best Bre­ville juicers that shows even bet­ter results for some ingre­di­ents than the brand’s pre­mi­um machines.

Bre­ville JE98XL Juice Foun­tain Plus Juice Extrac­tor, via Amazon

Summary

The Bre­ville JE98XL Juice Foun­tain Plus juicer is no doubt a great machine that excels at juic­ing cel­ery and the most com­mon firm fruits and veg­gies. Although this machine will not han­dle well most of the soft fruit and veg­eta­bles and almost use­less for juic­ing leafy greens or wheat­grass, it is a superb option if you juice quick­ly and with­out much effort most com­mon produce.

Just remem­ber, the juice it process­es is high­ly oxi­dized and has a short shelf-life; thus, it must be con­sumed imme­di­ate­ly. Besides, it is very noisy sim­i­lar to the blenders, very messy, pro­duces rather wet pulp, and leaves many resid­u­als inside the machine. It also has a very short 1‑year war­ran­ty, plas­tic motor cou­pling, and is not very durable as slow juicers that have much longer warranties.

Nev­er­the­less, it has a very appeal­ing price and deliv­ers superb results for cel­ery and beets, car­rots, and oth­er root ingredients.

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