Key features: I don't like to wait around for my juice. When I'm thirsty for some fresh juice, I want it right now. I think that's the case with a lot of people and it's probably one of the main reasons that people opt for store bought juice instead of making their own. It's just too convenient to open the fridge, get that plastic container you bought at the grocery store and pour a cup of juice. Well, with the Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite, juicing fruits and vegetables is almost as easy as just pouring a glass from a store bought container. This baby is amazingly fast. It will make an 8 ounce glass of apple juice from whole apples in less than 5 seconds. 5 seconds! Most juicers take over 3 minutes on average. And the feed tube where you put in the ingredients is large enough for whole apples. You don't even need to cut anything. When you combine the speed of the Juice Fountain with its efficiency and durability, you've got a real winner. Here is some more information on why I think the Breville 800JEXL is one of the best juicers on the market and why Breville has sold over a million Juice Fountains all over the world.
Convenience: When you pick a juicer you need to pick one based on your lifestyle and how you plan on juicing. If you just want some fresh orange juice in the morning, then all you're going to need is a citrus juicer. If you want to juice all sorts of different fruits and vegetables, from soft fruits likes peaches to hard vegetables like carrots, then you need a centrifugal juice extractor like the Breville 800JEXL. The only drawback to this type of juicer is that it cannot handle wheat grass very well. If you plan on juicing wheat grass, which is very healthy, but very tough to juice, then you need a specialized masticating juicer. These types of juicers tend to be expensive though. Centrifugal juicer extractors offer a lot of efficiency and variety in juicing for a very reasonable price.
Blade and Motor Power: The two most important components of a centrifugal juicer are the engine and the cutting blades that it powers. Breville Juice Fountain Elite has a patented steel cutting disk that has 115 tiny knives embedded into the design. It is able to pulp and grind all types of fruits and vegetables into tiny little particles. You can hear the machine grinding away at the ingredients as you drop them down the chute. All of the blade components disassemble easily and are dishwasher safe for quick cleaning. You can see all of the parts laid out in the picture. The powerful engine is 1 1/3 horsepower and is able to rotate the cutting blades at up to 13,000 rpm. This clocks in about 3 times faster than most other centrifugal blenders on the market. Because the ingredients are spun so fast they are pressed up against the micro mesh filter at g-force like pressure. This pressure in turn squeezes out the juice leaving nothing but dry pulp behind. You also have the option to use a lower spin speed of 6,500 rpm. This speed is best for softer fruits like watermelon, and leafy green vegetables like spinach. The manual that comes with the Juice Fountain lists which fruits and vegetables are best to juice at high or low speeds. The engine is also designed with an electronic smart chip that is able to regulate the amount of power that is applied to the blades based on the amount and toughness of the ingredients. So if you've loaded up your machine with several carrots, the engine will generate more power to keep the blades spinning at the same speed as if you were juicing tomatoes. This way the machine doesn't slow down and keeps the juice output consistent.
Wide Feed Chute: Simple preparation is probably not the right word here. I should probably say no preparation. With a 3 inch wide patented stainless steel feed tube all you really need to do is drop the fruits and vegetables down the chute and let the juicer do its work. The video below shows how easy it is to use the Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite. As you can see, many ingredients don't even need to have the shell or skin cut off of them, like pineapple, which has a very tough hide. To aid in the juicing even more, the chute is positioned directly over top of the stainless steel cutting disk. You also get a nice big plunger to push the food down into the food tube. It's lightweight and easy to handle and more importantly it fills up the entire feed tube so that all of the food is pushed down into the machine.
Efficiency: The high level of efficiency of the Juice Fountain is really amazing. It is designed with over 40,000 filtering pores in its stainless steel micro mesh filter basket that help to squeeze every last drop of juice out of the food you put into it. The Breville 800JEXL has been shown to produce up to 30% more juice than most standard centrifugal juicers. Just check out how dry the pulp is that comes out of the machine. Adding to the ease of use and efficiency of this machine is its ability to continuously juice and eject pulp. Just keep feeding fruits and vegetables into the chute and the machine continues to eject pulp and squeeze out juice. There is no need to stop and clean out a pulp container. The only time you need to stop is when the extra large 3.2 quart pulp container is full, which takes a lot of pulp from lots of fruits and veggies. When you are juicing you can put the juice jug lid on the container where the juice is squeezed into, while the machine is juicing. This prevents any splatter and spills that could occur when the machine is operating. You can also place the lid on the container when it's full of juice and store it in the refrigerator. The juice jug even comes with an anti-foam top. All centrifugal juicers produce some foam or froth when they make juice. I personally don't want to drink a lot of foam. The juice jug that comes with the Breville has a nice top that catches the foam so that when you pour out the end product you only get fresh juice.
Durable Parts: This machine is stainless steel and will not only look good in your kitchen but it will also stand the test of time. The Juice Fountain's metal base is made using die-cast construction which increases durability and performance. It also looks pretty darn good. All internal components are made of titanium and stainless steel for long lasting performance, and they are dishwasher safe. Also the Breville has been designed to prevent food from getting trapped down in crevices so that clean-up is even easier.
Low yield rate: It's a great juicer to juice anything you want. However, you may get disappointed some time while juicing some leafy greens. Centrifugal juicer have always some issue to juice the soft vegetables but the ratio is not that bad. Overall, it's a great bundle pack juicer with efficiency and some exceptions.
Sound: At the higher speed setting the Breville is pretty loud, about like many high powered blenders.
- Dual speed control system to juice almost anything
- Locking safety measures
- Wide feed chute relives you from extra preparation
- Dishwasher safe (top rack) parts
- Long lasting parts
- Transparent Juice Jug
- A year of warranty
- Low ratio for juicing soft veggies
- No pulp regulator control
This juicer includes 100 ounce pulp container, 34 ounce juicing pitcher, Manual and recipe book, 1.1 quart juice jug and cleaning brush. Users just love the big feed chute and being able to just put whole fruits and vegetables into the machine without having to cut them up. They also like that cleanup is very easy and the machine disassembles in a snap so that they can place the parts into a dishwasher. The foam separating pour lid also gets high marks. And many owners talk about how good the stainless steel design of the Breville looks good in their kitchens. They also like that it doesn't stain and turn green like many plastic juicers do when you are juicing a lot of leafy green vegetables. So, what are you waiting for???