Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Review
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Runner up on the best Breville juicer list is the powerful Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite! Everything about it is big, strong, and robust. From the large capacity pulp container to the titanium reinforced cutting blades, everything in this centrifugal juicer is engineered for heavy duty use by the serious user. In terms of power and performance, this Breville juicer rivals even machines designed for commercial use. There is a marked difference in the price between the Breville 800JEXL and its smaller cousin, the Breville BJE200XL, but it still delivers great value for money.
While it continues the excellent build quality and performance of the Breville BJE200XL, the 800JEXL uses some cleverly designed features to extend its functionality. This Breville juicer is definitely a premium model aimed at a more discerning user, particularly athletes who are dedicated to clean eating and health conscious individuals looking to invest in a machine that will last years.
The 1000 watt motor at the heart of the machine provides more than enough power to tackle tough, fibrous fruit and vegetables, even handling whole fruit without any drop in performance. This allows you to take full advantage of the juicers 3" chute. The motor operates at two different speeds so you can customize its operation to the type of fruit or vegetables you are using for maximum efficiency.
The high quality parts and design mean there is little to no maintenance or replacing of components over the lifetime of the Breville 800JEXL. Like all Breville juicers, it is deliberately designed to very simple to disassemble for quick cleaning.
At just under $300, the Breville 800JEXL centrifugal juicer delivers performance similar to a much more expensive masticating juicer. It is definitely the gold standard when it comes to centrifugal juicers. We couldn't find any faults with it during tests and this is without doubt the model you should purchase if you have the budget for it. The Breville 800JEXL will get a lot of use and it is very reliable, with no issues reported in any of its reviews. All in all, this Breville juicer delivers a great return on your investment.
Performance and Features
The cutters are made from high grade stainless steel and are extremely corrosion resistant. The cutting edges are reinforced with titanium, one of the strongest and hardest materials available and much stronger than ordinary grades of steel. This extra investment in the quality of the cutters mean they remain exceptionally sharp for much longer. By being able to cut through fruit and vegetables much easier, the Breville 800JEXL places a lot less strain on the motor, prolonging its life significantly.
The 1000 watt motor in this centrifugal juicer is really powerful and particularly robust. It did not show any loss of power or begin to struggle at all during tests, even when run for a while with tougher vegetables. The Breville 800JEXL features a generously sized pulp container and a 1 liter juice jug. The feed chute is a huge 3" in diameter, giving you plenty of capacity. This Breville juicer is clearly designed for frequent and heavy duty work, which it does with ease. The entire juicer is built to handle large quantities without having to constantly stop to empty the juice jug or the pulp container, or even prep the vegetables beforehand.
The motor can run at two different speeds, a low 6,500 RPM for softer fruits etc., and a high speed 13,000 RPM for harder vegetables that gives you total control to ensure maximum juice extraction.
This unit is noticeably bigger than other Breville juicers but its size means it is very sturdy and there is little noise and hardly any vibrations when the 800JEXL is running at full speed.
The extra wide feed chute eliminates the need for any kind of prep, you simply throw in the fruit and vegetables as they are and start juicing. For example, it can handle a full apple or several carrots at the same time.
All the parts that come in contact with the food and juice are 100% BPA free, very reassuring for the health conscious individual that this machine is aimed at. This is particularly important for sportspeople as BPA has a very negative effect on natural testosterone. Many cheaper models use BPA plastics and this is really something everyone should consider when buying a centrifugal juicer.
Ease of Use and Safety
Almost all the parts are dishwasher safe, but like the Breville BJE200XL, we found that the Breville 800JEXL was really easy to clean with just running water and its custom cleaning brush. You can have the entire juicer disassembled, cleaned and put back together in less than 2 minutes.
To protect its motor, the Breville 800JEXL is equipped with an overload protection feature that shuts off the juicer automatically if it detects any problem with the motor. The primary mode of failure for centrifugal juicers is motor burnout and this feature totally eliminates that risk on this Breville juicer, so it will run reliably and safely for years to come. The 800JEXL also has a safety locking arm that prevents use of the juicer unless it is engaged, meaning those extra sharp titanium blades only cut when it's safe to do so.
The Breville 800JEXL is very quiet and very well balanced, eliminating the noisy vibrations associated with most centrifugal juicers. Its body is a beautiful die cast metal that looks like something from the stylish Smeg retro range.
The juice yield is on a par with an expensive masticating juicer. It has consistently demonstrated 90%+ efficiency, leaving behind only a very dry pulp. One of the best features of the Breville 800JEXL juicer is that is designed to transfer as little heat as possible to the juice (less than 1.8F). Heat destroys the nutrients and enzymes in juice, effectively eliminating all the beneficial properties of it. The Breville 800JEXL ensures that you not only get a lot of juice, but that juice is also of the highest quality.
Warranty and Support
All Breville juicers have a one year limited warranty. This warranty covers defects in material and workmanship and Breville will repair or replace their juicer as needed. It should be noted that the Breville 800JEXL has excellent reviews when it comes to reliability but a warranty is always nice to have.
We were impressed with Breville's customer support team's response to our queries and would recommend considering Breville products for this kind of support alone.