The Breville company is well-known for building kitchen appliances that look good and last. Their juicers are no exception and every model they have produced has received high ratings. The problem is that there are 7 great different models to choose from, so how do you know which one to choose!? Well rest assured, that you wont go far wrong whichever you buy, but there maybe qualities to a particular model that are a little more attuned to your juicing needs. So we will compare breville juicers and break them down one by one so you can hone in on the right one for you.
First things first, it’s important to understand that the Breville juicers are all a specific style of juicer called a centrifugal juicer. If you are not familiar with the term ‘centrifugal juicer’, then check out our explanation of this type and other types of juicers in our other guide – Best Juicers 2013. With that understanding under our belt, we can begin by breaking down the 7 Breville models available into 3 different groups:
- Standard Juicing Machines
- Citrus Juicer
- Duo Function Machines (they blend/puree and juice)
Standard Juicing Machines
Juice Your Fruits and Veggies
For those of us looking for a Breville juicer machine, one of the 4 standard juicing machines that they offer is most likely what we need. These 4 models are the:
- BJE200XL Juice Fountain Compact
- JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus
- BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed
- 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite
Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain Compact
The Compact OptionThe Juice Compact Fountain is, as one would expect from its name, the most compact model – designed to save space. It is definitely one of the best juicers for the money too. It is now available for $99.99 at amazon.com, and is most reviewed juicer of all, with over 1000 reviews. So besides its space-saving design, the other main benefit of this juice machine is its excellent price – it is the cheapest of the Breville juicers, but its quality still stands high, and above that of many competing centrifugal brands.
A closer look at its space saving design: the Juice Fountain Compact is truly a powerhouse in a small frame – Measures 9-1/2 by 8-3/4 by 16 inches. That is about half the height, and 1/3 of the girth, of the next size up model ‘the JE95XL Juice Fountain Plus’ which comes in at 18.2 x 13.2 x 10.2 inches
To save this much space, the Breville company the smart move with this machine to have the pulp collect in the foot of the machine, as opposed to needing a separate pulp collector jug that would take up more space.
- 700-Watt Motor that produces 14,000 RPM
- Makes 8oz of juice in just 5 seconds
- Pulp Capacity – 1.6 qt
- Juice Jug Capacity – 25oz
JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus
The 2-Speed JuicerFor those who want a little more capacity and control than the highest quality budget juicer the Breville BJE200XL, the Breville JEXL Juice Fountain Plus provides just that. By capacity we are referring to the amount of pulp the machine can hold before you have to stop juicing to clean it out, and the amount of juice that the juicing jug can contain. For those not restricted by space, and are looking to buy a first great juicer, then this is the one, costing just $49 more than the Juice Fountain Compact at just $149.99. It reviews very highly at 4.6 out of 5 stars. Beside capacity, the other great feature of this machine is that it offers a 2-speed control for juicing.
A closer look at the two speed control: The JE98XL can juice at the very high speed and power of 12,000 RPM. This perfect for grinding down hard veggies like beets, potatoes, carrots, and even fruits with tough skins like pineapples, should you want to juice the skin also. However, this power is overkill for soft fruits like berries, peaches, pears, etc. So, using the 2-speed control you can flip the switch to the half-speed setting to produce 6,500 RPM. This helps draw a higher juice yield from these softer fruits than the high setting. This speed control is the one thing lacking in the BJE200XL.
- 850-Watt Motor that produces 12,000 RPM or 6,500 RPM
- 3.3″ feed chute
- Pulp Capacity – 2.6 qt
- Juice Jug Capacity – 1.1 gt
Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed
Get Extra Control With This Multi-Speed Smart Juicer
More about the speed controls: The 5 speed LCD control panel displays fruits icons and speed setting to help you choose the right speed. The speeds range from 6,500 to 12,500 RPM and the LCD panel also offers feedback for adjusting settings. This is actually the only centrifugal juicer that features such control.
- 900-Watt Motor that produces 14,000 RPM
- Patented stainless steel blade disc surrounded by an Italian micro mesh filter that extracts up to 40% more vitamins and minerals and 30% more juice than other juice machines
- Pulp Capacity – 3.2 qt
- Juice Jug Capacity – 1.1 qt
Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite
The Commercial Grade Super Powered MachineThe Breville Juice Fountain Elite is the top-end juicer machine produced by Breville. While this makes for an excellent home juicer, it is super powerful and can be used effectively in juice bars or for other commercial reasons. Featuring a complete stainless steel finish it is also the most handsome of the bunch.
It has the most powerful 1000 Watt motor, which is 100 watts more than the other breville juicers. And this 1000 watts produces 18,000 RPMs, that is 4,000 RPMs more that any of the other machines. At this power you could probably but a tree truck in there and it would not stutter – well probably a little, but you get the point! An additional feature that you get with this machine that the other Breville juicers don’t provide is an ultra-sharp titanium blade. This compliments the high-speed motor to shred fruits and veggies into juice in seconds.
- 1000-Watt Motor that produces 18,000 RPM
- Mega sharp titanium reinforced blade disc surrounded by an Italian micro mesh filter that extracts up to 40% more vitamins and minerals and 30% more juice than other juice machines
- Pulp Capacity – 3.2 qt
- Juice Jug Capacity – 1.1 gt
Breville 800CPXL The Citrus Press
For Those Who Want Citrus Only
The Breville Citrus Press is probably the best citrus press you can buy for home use, but you wont be able to juice anything else other than citrus fruits. It’s stainless steel design means it is acid resistant and will last you a lifetime. However, it is definitely on the expensive end for a home citrus press at $190, but it is that ‘lifetime’ stainless steal design you are paying for, that and its power-assisted lever that makes it easy to squeeze citrus fruits.
Given the cost of this machine, you would be better advised to get one of the Breville juicing machines showcased above, if you want more diversity in what you can juice. But, if you really love your citrus fruit and that is all you want to juice, then there are some distinct advantages to using the Citrus Press over the other Breville machines:
- Taste. A citrus press doesn’t use the high-speed cutting blade system of the other Brevillle juicers. This means that very little heat is generated in comparison, and this produces a tastier juicer with less foam and oxidation. You will notice a taste difference in O.J made with a citrus juicer.
- Nutrition. Heat also kills some nutrients and antioxidants, therefore a citrus juicer generates a richer healthier juice.
- Easy clean up. A citrus juicer is much easier to clean up than the numerous parts of an electric juicer.
Duo Function Juicers
If you want the best of both worlds, juice and smoothies, then your going to need an appliance that does both 🙂 I have written another article detailing the Breville duo function machines at best juicer blender combo. Enjoy 🙂