The Breville JE98XL Juicer is hands down the easiest and best juice for the home user. Anyone with no prior experience juicing can use it. Of course, unless you are very particular with high nutritional content and juicing vegetables, then the Omega J8006 Masticating Juicer is a better option for you.
I won’t bore you too much with the specifications of the Breville JE98XL juicer. But first here is what I like about this juicer.
Pros of using the Breville JE98XL Juicer
- Juices lots of different fruits and vegetables – I have tried using this juicer and it juices everything from beetroot, celery, carrots, pineapples, watermelon, oranges, ginger, pear and a lot of other things. If you want to juice spinach, kale or chard this juicer might not be the option for you (although you can try the slower RPM setting on this machine) as it is not designed to extract efficiently from veges but it does a better job than the Breville BJE200EXL juicer.
- Juices decent sized cut up fruits or veges – Thanks to its extra wide feet 3″ chute, there is very little preparation required as in less cutting. Placing decent sized large chunks of apples and oranges will still give you great juicing results. It also comes with a powerful 850w motor that can juice hard fruits very efficiently including some types of pears and beet and higher RPMs. I have also tried sweet potatoes and potatoes and it works well. Pineapples work well in this juicer. Softer fruits like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries can have more juice extracted from the slower RPM setting. Fruits like watermelon and veges like spinach can benefit from the slower RPM setting.
- Efficient nutrient extraction – including no loss of vitamins or minerals due to minimal temperature increases of up to 1.5F during juicing. We all know that juicing fruits and veges as quickly after cutting them up with minimal heat increase preserves nutritional content.
- Easy cleanup – This is obviously the most dreaded thing to do if you don’t have a juicer that facilitates easy cleaning. With the Breville JE98XL juicer, any remaining pulp goes into the pulp collector/grey bin which attaches to the other side of the juicer. The nutridisc is easily cleaned with a bit of scrubbing and is dishwasher safe. If you find that juicing quantity drops, soak the nutridisc blade in vinegar with water overnight and then wash them off the next day. It will be as good as new after that. Most other parts of the juicer is dishwasher safe. If you want to clean individual parts, it is easy to take apart individual parts like the juice collecting pitcher, pulp collector, froth separator and nutridisc easily. You may have read some reviews of juicing bits flying everywhere which is entirely not true because the whole juicer is designed to keep everything within the juicing / collecting compartments. This has never happened to me before since starting to use the Breville JE98XL Juicer.
- Good sized kitchen footprint – Unless you are thinking of getting the Ninja Blender with very small kitchen foot print, this Breville juicer does not take up huge amounts of space. It certainly does not take up as much kitchen footprint like the Omega masticating juicers.
If you are so interested in the nitty gritty features of this juicer, here you go:
- Dual high/low speed switch for hard or softer fruits and vegetables
- Low speed of 6,500rpm, high speed of 12,000rpm
- 3″ circular feed tube
- Centered dual knife blade asssembly
- Nutri Disc with stainless steel blades
- BPA free materials for non toxic juicing
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Trick to juice vegetables more efficiently…
- Bunch the veges i.e spinach and kale all into a nice big ball, big enough not to get sucked into the pulp catcher OR
- Pack and cut kale and spinach as much as possible and mix it in between carrots and apples or any fruit (firm ones) so that you can get as much green juice out of them.
Cons of using this juicer
- Not so good for juicing vegetables and some types of fruits unless you use the aforementioned trick . If you are juicing, kale, spinach or any other leafy vegetables, this juicer is not so efficient for that. Go for a masticating juicer like the Omega J8006 juicer instead. This is a common complain but bear in mind that the Breville JE98XL is just a centrifugal juicer.
- Leaving pulp in the juice. I do find that you get pulp in your juicer. Unfortunately, there is no way around this yet unless you want to go for a masticating juicer. But having said that, the pulp left behind can be used for a variety of things like cooking, soup and even composting. I personally think that this is a very minor issue unless you are someone who wants a juicer that does not waste then you should be thinking of getting mastication juicers like Omega.