The Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE95xl Juicer is Excellent

by Jim

The Breville Juicer JE95XL is an extremely popular juice extractor. Its 850 watt motor is capable of spinning the centrifugal blade and filter basket up to 13,000 RPMs. This is easily enough to grind through even the most dense carrots and beets. Plus this juicer actually has two-speeds. This is extremely valuable when juicing soft fruit and vegetables. Spinning the blades at a lower speed will help get a higher yield of juice from these softer produce rather than tossing them prematurely into the pulp bin.

Note: The Breville JE98XL is the new version of the JE95XL. The changes are noted at the bottom of this page.

Here are some of the highlights to this Breville juicer machine:

It is an excellent all around juicer that does well on fruits and vegetables. This is why it is one of the best selling juicers on the market for the general public. Some people feel it actually delivers a higher yield of juice than many more expensive juicers.

Breville has won several design awards so there is more thinking going into their kitchen appliances. One small example is the cord wrap-around guide in the base of the juicer. This is a small handy feature that I appreciate because I don’t have anything like that on my Omega 8003 juicer. It is a nice plus for the JE95xl.

Many people feel these juice extractors are much quieter than the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer. I am not sure that is true. When on the high setting, the Breville can be loud. But I think the motor in this juice extractor is much smoother, stronger and higher quality than the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Deluxe I have. So it might be a little louder but it is a better juicing machine. It is definitely more quiet than my Braun MP80 juicer which was one of the best rated inexpensive juicers available at the time.

The parts are easy to clean because the surfaces are rounded. There are no grooves and no rim on the basket for food to get stuck to. Plus the juicer is dishwasher safe except for the motor. You wipe down that part of the machine.

This is a better juicer for juicing soft fruits and vegetables and most produce overall than the Breville JE900. That older model juicer has been discontinued by Breville even though you can find some still available. The Breville JE900 doesn’t have the variable speeds that the Juice Fountain Plus JE95xl has. Plus the JE900 is known to hit top speed so fast the juicer walks on the counter top. The JE95xl juicer ramps up to speed slowly so it never walks. It is a much nicer design overall and I would choose it over the JE900 even if the JE900 is at a discounted price.

There is a 1 year warranty on the Breville juicer JE95xl motor in the USA. That’s not great but compared to the 90 day Jack Lalanne power juicer warranty, it is much better.

This list of items below might be considered small disadvantages to this vegetable and fruit juice extractor.

However, many are very small cons if they are even negative at all.

Carrots stain the plastic juicer parts. However, carrots stain everything they darn near touch. So maybe that’s not saying much. But some people think this is a drawback. If it is for you, look into a juicer with more stainless steel parts like the Breville Elite juicer. (This juicer is more high-end and can be compared to commercial juicers. Many people upgrade to this model because they want a stainless steel juicer instead of plastic.)

This juicer doesn’t do tomatoes very well. In my opinion tomatoes are one of those items that are better eaten whole or blended rather than juiced. You will get more good stuff from a tomato by eating or blending it.

Like all centrifugal juicers, the Breville JE95xl juicer doesn’t do wheatgrass juice. If you plan to do a lot of wheat grass and other leafy vegetables, get a Green Star juice extractor GS 3000 or something like an Omega 8005 or even a Solo Star II. These all use masticating or similar processes that work much better at squeezing juice from leafy greens than centrifugal juicers use.

For some people the size of this juicer might be a problem. It sits 12.5″ x 8.5″ x 16.5″ high but does weigh under 10 pounds. This is less than half the 26 pounds a Champion Juicer weighs. However, the 16.5″ high might be a concern for people with smaller kitchens and over-hanging cabinets.

Some people have had motor issues with this machine or the JE900. It is a little unclear which model they mean. I feel the issues arise because these people are overloading it. Just because it will take 5 carrots at a time doesn’t mean you have to feed that many in. Even the best juice extractor cannot handle that kind of treatment. You will get better juice yield if the blades have less to deal with. And as far as putting a whole apple in, I wouldn’t do that either. Apple seeds have tiny traces of cyanogenic acids. To play it safe I would remove the apple seeds because even though our bodies can de-toxify small amounts of cyanide, why push it? Remove the seeds, please.

So if you are looking for a solid all around juicer at a mid-range price, this Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE95xl juicer is an excellent choice. Chances are you’ll end up being another one of the million or so people who have been happy they bought this machine.

NOTE: The Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE95xl juicer has recently been upgraded to model number JE98xl. The price appears to range the same as the JE95xl. They look identical. The changes to the JE98xl were an overload protection, new top piece color that does not fade, and an improved juicer jug. I also see the high speed on the JE98xl runs at 12,000 RPM as compared to the high speed on the JE95xl, which is 13,000 RPM.

Therefore, the JE95xl and JE98xl are essentially the same juice extractors.

A good price for the Breville Plus JE95xl juicer can be found here.

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