The polymer body is designed to withstand vibration and last longer. Plenty of ergonomic features grace this Breville juicer such as a froth separator fitted liter jug, wrap around cord storage and integrated handles on the pulp collector. All plastic components used in the manufacture of the Breville JE98XL are BPA free and are easy to clean up afterwards. Other than the filter basket, Nutri Disc and food pusher, everything else is dishwasher safe.
- Pros: Inexpensive, easy to use and quite handy when you are in a hurry. It is also pretty easy to clean.
- Cons: Not the most powerful neither is it silent but it gets the job done albeit with a slightly soggy pulp residue.
For us, time is of the essence and so a masticating juicer is simply out of question. We cannot wait around a machine for 30 minutes just to extract maximum juice and nutrition from vegetables and fruits. Nevertheless, we wanted something that would not waste too much food but still manage to juice through the ingredients real quick. The Breville JE98XL gave me this and much more. To start with, it does not heat up the ingredients and so nothing gets destroyed during juicing, which masticating juicers tend to do. It only took us 5 minutes to make fresh organic juice from a combination of raw foods, without the need to slice them into tiny pieces. We just need to peel oranges, wash vegetables and drop them into the chute randomly to get a green energy drink early in the morning. It’s mighty easy to clean up and hardly ever needs a push or a prod to get going.
Ok, so you aren’t going to get maximum efficiency with the JE98XL but that is fine as long as it reduces the time required by half.
This juicer even manages to handle vegetables such as beet and carrot without spilling anything on the counter or breaking down. So, yes it juices any kind of raw food thrown at it without the need to dice them up and still manages to continue forth. Although it’s been just three weeks since we were able to test this juicer, from what I hear, it is not just durable and sturdy in construction but also a lifetime companion.
Rating and Overview:
We found that this juicer produces a semi dry pulp, which means that there is still some juice left in the pulp but it’s not much. In fact, running the pulp through any masticating juicer would probably yield only 1/3rd of a glass. I would any day sacrifice efficiency for ease of use and so for me, this juicer makes better sense than trying to squeeze the last drop of juice from pulp.
Features and Specifications:
- Weighs under 15 pounds and measures 13.2 Inch by 16.5 Inch by 18.2 Inch.
- 3 Inch feeder mouth removes the need to chop fruits and vegetables.
- Dual speed operations at 850 Watt peak power output.
- Overload protection, safety locking arms and a large pulp collector capacity with side handles.
- All plastic components are BPA free, dishwasher safe.
- Comes with cleaning brush, filter basket, liter jug froth collector.
- Limited 1 year warranty.
If you want a juicer that can churn through tough fruits and vegetables without the need to peel them or slice them then get the Breville JE98XL. It might operate as a centrifugal juicer but its efficiency is just one notch below a masticating juicer while being much quicker than the latter. Do not be fooled by its plastic construction, everything is high quality with this juicer including its 850 Watt commercial motor and dual speed operation.