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Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL Review

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Juicers Best | 0 comments

The Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL isn’t perfect, but it offers a hard-to-beat combination of dependability and convenience.  It's powerful enough to extract juice from even the hardest vegetables, and although it leaves leafy green pulp moist after the first pass, this is a common problem with many juicers.  Owners say re-processing the pulp a second time extracts the rest of the juice.

This Breville’s strong, two-speed motor is known to juice almost anything. The Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL's two-speed motor allows for better torque when juicing hard foods such as beets and carrots.  Reviewers say that the 800JEXL handles fruits and vegetables very well, producing lots of juice and dry pulp.  However, juicing leafy greens on the other hand yields less juice and wet pulp, which is a common complaint for most models that reviewers tested. Many owners agree, but they say that processing the wet pulp a second time at low speed is an easy, simple solution.

Some owners praise the 800JEXL for its speed, but they do point out that it's one of the noisiest juicers they reviewed. Testers with an independent consumer research group also find noise to be a drawback. Most users seem happy to tolerate the 800JEXL's noisiness in exchange for its high performance.

Reviewers universally love the Breville 800JEXL's 3-inch feeding chute as it saves time and effort and significantly reduces prep time.  You don't have to chop smaller fruits at all before putting them down the chute; it's large enough to take whole apples. They also appreciate the juice pitcher's volume markers, so it's easy to see if adding more fruit or vegetables is necessary to extract the desired amount of liquid.  Reviewers give the 800JEXL a general thumbs-up for convenience.

The 800JEXL's fast, mostly dishwasher-safe cleanup is also popular.  A few reviewers were surprised that there are so many components to rinse, but they say if you rinse them right after use, cleanup is still fast and easy. The Juice Fountain Elite also should offer years of reliable juicing performance.The Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL carries a one-year limited warranty.  Owners claim, after using this juicer daily or weekly, the 800JEXL is reliable and problem-free.

The Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL has tons of great features, including a wide feeding-chute and a powerful, two-speed motor that extracts more juice from fruits and vegetables than its competitors. However, on the downside, some consumers describe it as very loud and noisy.  Another drawback according to reviewers is the unit's size as it is too tall to fit under some kitchen cabinets. Although the weighted base does make the juicer stable, it leaves some owners complaining that it's too bulky and heavy. The biggest downside is the complaint that the Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL leaks and splatters juice from where the pulp catcher meets the snap-on lid.  Several owners say you can solve this problem by putting a plastic bag in the pulp container. This makes cleaning the pulp container as easy as removing the bag.

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