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Last updated: May 16, 2020
Most of you already know that I’m a bit of a blender nerd and a juice head. So as a treat I got myself a Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite last year, and now it’s time to give you the goods on this juicer.
For a lot of people, juicing seems like way too much effort. There are so many amazing pre-made juices on the market, why bother making your own? All that chopping and clean up at the end, not to mention that the pulp gets everywhere.
I actually used to feel the same, until I realized that having an awesome juicer actually makes a HUGE difference in making the overall juicing process enjoyable.
So let me break down how life-changing this Breville juicer is, and how it will convert you from drinking store-bought to freshly squeezed juice every day.
What Is the Breville Juice Fountain Elite?
The Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite was first released by Breville in 2001, and has had many re-releases with new features since then.
It is a centrifugal juicer with 13,000 RPM speed at its peak. I know masticating juicers are all the rage right now, but I will go into more detail later about how this juicer is equal, if not better at squeezing out as much juice as possible.
The 800JEXL is a very robust juicer with simple but effective controls for regular household use. It offers 2-speed settings, a high setting that runs at 13,000 RPM, and low at 6,500 RPM. You can select which setting is best depending on how hard the fruit or vegetable is to cut and juice.
The cutting blade is Titanium and is surrounded by a stainless steel mesh filter which is made in Italy. This design cuts and juices very efficiently.
The chute for feeding in your fruit and vegetables is integrated into the juicer cover and is super wide at 3 inches. This is great for feeding in whole pieces of fruit without cutting.
This juicer comes packaged with a 1.1-quart juice jug and a 3.2-quart pulp container. These containers and the juicer cover, stainless steel filter bowl, and puree disc are all safe to go into your dishwasher.
In the box, you will find these containers together with the juicer motor base, the juicer cover with food chute, the micro-mesh filter, and a food pusher.
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3 Reasons You Need a Breville 800JEXL Juicer
There are so many good things to say about this juicer, but I’ve extracted (pun intended) my top 3 below.
1. It’s Got the Juice
If you are deciding between this and a slow masticating juicer, this is the most important info you need to retain from this whole article.
A masticating juicer, like the name suggests, “chews” the fruit slowly. The aim with this design versus a conventional juicer is to squeeze as much juice as possible out of the fruit so there is much less wastage. You also end up with more pulp in the juice, which gives you a bit more protein and fiber.
Centrifugal juicers use a cutting blade to chop up the fruits and vegetables before spinning at high speed. The centrifugal force then separates the juice from the pulp.
With the Breville Juice Fountain Elite, you get the best of both worlds. It’s extremely efficient in extracting the juice out of your fruit and vegetables, but without the long and slow wait.
Two features that make all the difference with this concept. The first is the design of the titanium blade, and the superfine mesh filter which captures the fine pulp and the juice trapped within it.
The second feature is the dual-speed setting. This juicer can reach up to 13,000 RPM, which is great for hard tough foods like apples and carrots. For softer fruits and vegetables, like oranges and watermelon, use the slower setting at 6,500 RPM.
Breville claims that the 800JEXL can extract up to 30 percent more juice. In my experience, without doing a scientific experiment, I can say that this may be pretty close to the truth. The pulp comes out really dry, which means that the majority of the juice has been separated out.
The result is you are getting your money’s worth out of the juicer and all the fruit and vegetables you bought, without all the wastage.
2. Very Easy to Clean
The most annoying part of juicing is the clean up afterward. Unlike blending, where everything gets chopped up into tiny pieces, juicing always gives you heaps of leftover pulp to get rid of.
It sure can get messy very fast. Which is why the Breville 800JEXL is such a well-designed juicer.
The unit comes apart easily, and you don’t end up accidentally losing bits and pieces of pulp in between the different parts.
Most of the parts are dishwasher safe, but if like me you prefer to hand wash, the whole process is a breeze. Breville even gives you a little brush to help scrub out any tricky areas. I would estimate it takes me a maximum of roughly 10 minutes or less to complete my clean up process.
3. No Fruit Too Big or Too Small
I mentioned that chopping the fruit and vegetables to fit them in the juicer is another one of my juicing pet hates.
But the Breville 800JEXL is a beast, it will happily accept whole or extra-large pieces of fruit and vegetables without issue. This includes hard items like whole apples, cucumbers, and pears.
The extra-wide chute lets you stuff all of this in from the top, and Breville provides a nice big pusher to help you feed this through to the bottom if you need it.
Once the fruit is inside the juicer, the 2-speed system and innovative blade and filter design make short work of it. The big 1.1-quart juice container that Breville provides you shows how much they expect you to make in one session, and I have used every inch of it.
The other important thing is that this juicer has a long life span. You might think that it might struggle over time to keep churning out large quantities of juice, especially if you are using it every day.
But from my time using it, I can happily say that I haven’t had any major issues. It’s a tough, and robust juicer and I hope it will continue to stay that way until Breville releases an upgrade.
I adore this Breville 800JEXL juicer, and even though I still sometimes sneak in a takeaway juice from my local cafe, I believe this is one of my favorite purchases.
But I realize that the investment may not be for everyone, so let me spell out why it works for me. I use this juicer almost daily, and not just because I love fresh juice and I believe that you get the most nutrients from a fresh batch.
The other main reason is that it has made the process of juicing regularly a lot less messy and time-consuming. It’s taken away most of the chopping at the beginning, and cleaning up using the dishwasher is so much easier. Not to mention that it’s so fast, and I get so much juice out of one session.
The only small downside to having such a powerful machine is that it can get a bit noisy at high speed. But considering the overall juicing process is so much shorter, this is a short time pain for a much bigger gain.
So if you’re going to give juicing a go, I strongly recommend investing in a great juicer to make the whole process far more enjoyable. The Breville 800JEXL has definitely made my juicing journey way more fun!