The Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL is a sleek, powerful juicer designed for the modern family. It's extra-large feed chute and strong 1,000 watt motor means less time spent in the kitchen preparing your daily juice. So does it hold up to the test of time and functionality? We say yes! Find out why we've given the Breville 800JEXL a Top Choice Award over so many other brands and models...
The Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL model makes juicing a quick process. It's 1000 watt motor, one of the most powerful available in a juicer, makes an impressive juice output of 8 ounces in five seconds. Compared to other juice extractor models in its price range, that speed of juice extraction is amazing. It translates to less time spent in the kitchen.
In addition to the motor, another reason the 800JEXL is so fast is the 3 inch wide feed chute. 3 inches is the largest size chute available on the market and it translates to significantly less preparation time spent chopping fruits and vegetables.
Using the Elite 800JEXL is a simple process. Whole fruits and veggies are placed into the wide-mouth chute. Then a plunger is used to send the produce down to the titanium cutting disc. Moments later your juice is ready to drink! The pulp enter a separate lidded pulp bin and the juice goes through a stainless steel micromesh filter to reduce pulp, then enters a froth separator to cut down on frothiness, and ends its journey in the provided juice jug. It's a simple, streamlined process compared to masticating and single/twin gear juice extractor designs.
One of the handiest aspects is that there is very minimal chopping needed. Small apples can be placed whole into the feed chute. There's no need to de-core or de-seed the produce ahead of time. The seeds and other hard parts are filtered out by the machine into the pulp bin, creating a quick juicing process.
With such ease of use, one would expect the downfall to be in clean-up time. However the Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL continues to perform brilliantly. All of the removable parts are dishwasher safe. The included cleaning brush handles the micromesh filter screen well, removing the particles fairly well. (Filters are always the hardest part to clean on a juicer!) There are only a few parts to clean, and removing them from the base is easy and simple. Clean up really is a snap with this juicer extractor.
That speed both for juicing and clean-up means less time in spent in the kitchen, which is extremely important in this modern day when folks have a limited time to carve out in their busy lives. As a result, we're happy to give the Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL our top review rating of 5 limes for ease of use.
So, how does it perform? Performance in a juice extractor always comes down to juice yield. Juice yield translates to how much money you have to spend on produce to get a glass of juice, so it really matters!
What the darling and sexy Breville 800JEXL juicer has going for it in speed is made up with a slightly lower juice yield than other juicers in its price range. This is partly due to its centrifugal design.
Centrifugal juicers typically have a lower yield than single gear or twin gear juicers. However, the exchange comes in the fact that single and twin gears make juice very, very slowly, and clean up time with them is typically just as slow. The Breville exchange of high speed for a slightly lower yield is very attractive to many households because of the dramatic savings in time.
You can maximize your yield with the Breville Juice Fountain Elite by running your pulp through the juicer one time. It will extract more juice the second time around, leaving a nice fluffy, dry pulp behind.
Despite its slightly lower juicing yield than other similarly priced models, it still beats out inexpensive centrifugal juicers by a good 30% to 50% higher yield.
So what about those fruits and veggies? The Breville Elite Juicer handles like a champ. Where many extractors bog down is with fibrous veggies such as celery. Due to its incredibly powerful motor, this model doesn't blink an eye even at an army of celery stalks. Root veggies like beets and ginger are surprisingly a breeze as well.
Additionally, a lot of juicers have issues with really soft, pulpy fruits like grapes, mango, watermelon and peaches. The Elite just smiles and keeps on juicing. And yes, for you greens enthusiasts, the Elite Juice Fountain even handles spinach, kale, chard, and mustard greens. This is a rare feat for a juicer not specifically designed to handle greens. Wheatgrass? Not so well.
Overall, the Breville Elite would have received one point deduction for the slightly lower juice yield. However, it's impressive handling of difficult produce like pulpy fruit and fibrous vegetables demands a full five limes. Especially since so many juicers have difficulty handling a broad range of produce.
Breville, a company that's been in business since 1932, has really stood the test of time, and their juice fountains stand up to their quality pledge. Most of the materials are made of metal, stainless steel, and titanium. Unlike most juicers on the market, their housing is metal instead of plastic.
What this means for juicing enthusiasts the world over is an end to shamefully stained plastic juicers. Instead you'll be looking at a sleek modern metal design sitting proudly on your countertop next to your stainless steel appliances. We're talking beauty here, and beauty in the world of juicers is hard to come by.
That exterior metal casing won't pick up carrot and beet juice colors over the years, and it's easily wiped down with a cloth, looking as new as the day the box was opened. It's not just the housing either. Most of the materials used in this machine are metal, including a titanium cutting disc and stainless steel filter. Compared to the heavy plastic trend that has gone on with many other juice machines in it's price range, that means less breakage and worn out parts than its counterparts.
The powerful 1000 watt motor can also stand up to a lot of abuse. Even though the warranty on this juicer is a mere 3 years, there are very few complaints of burned out motors on this model.
The most common thing that wears out on the Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL is the filter basket and the cutting disc. As both of these components wear out on other juicers as well, we don't consider this a downfall. Overall it is fairly matched with the industry standard, outperforming most juicers on housing and motor durability and matching them on filters.
Replacement parts are a bit pricey though, and rumor has it that customer service from Breville is a bit haphazard. They do offer replacement parts, which is more than can be said about bargain basement juicers, however there are reports of them not being the "quickest" to respond.
We give the Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL juicer model a 4 lime rating out of five for durability. Points were awarded for the ergonomic design, durable materials, and strong motor. We deducted one lime for the very short 3 year warranty and reports of slow customer service when ordering replacement parts.
The Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL is one of our top choices for a juicer. It's perfect for most busy families who want fresh healthy juices but have limited time to spend (Sounds like most of us!). This model is quick and easy to use with only limited downsides. Out of all the juicers we rate and review the Elite is one of the best for functionality, performance, and durability. Add on the fact that it's also attractive and you'll see why we give it our Top Choice Award. Our final rating? Just shy of 5 limes out 5 limes total!!!
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