The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juicing Machine is an updated version of the Breville JE95XL. Despite the Juice Fountain Plus being the second cheapest model out of the seven juicers in Breville’s juicer line-up, it still delivers the power and performance to make delicious juice at a rapid speed.
One critical problem which some consumers experienced with the previous Juice Fountain Plus model was the motor burning out. To address this problem for the Breville JE98XL, Breville implemented an LED for overload protection to give you ample warning if the motor is under strain.
For the price range which it’s in, the Juice Fountain Plus is regarded by many people as the best juicer available. Juicer Reviews sets out to discover whether it really is the best in its class.
BREVILLE JE98XL JUICE FOUNTAIN PLUS 850-WATT JUICING MACHINE FEATURES
- 850-watt motor
- Dual-speed settings (low/high)
- Large 3-inch feeding chute
- Stainless steel cutting disc
- Safety locking arm
- LED for overload protection
- Dishwasher safe parts
- Includes cleaning brush and Juice jug with 1-liter capacity and froth separator
- 1 year limited warranty
The Breville JE98XL is designed to Breville’s usual high standards. The body is finished in silver satin which gives the juicer the stylish appearance of a stainless steel appliance. The housing is made of high quality plastic unlike the higher-end models in Breville’s juicer line-up which feature stainless steel and die-cast metal housing. The main concern with the silver satin finish is that it will wear away over time, but realistically by the time this occurs most people will have either replaced the juicer or upgraded to a higher-end juicer.
The rubber feet below the appliance provide added sturdiness and ensure that the juicer doesn’t shake or wobble during operation.
The Breville JE98XL features two speed settings to allow you to get optimum extraction from softer produce and have the convenience of high-speed when juicing harder produce. The low speed setting runs at 6,500 RPM which is ideal for juicing soft fruits and leafy produce. The high speed setting runs at 12,000 RPM which is ideal for juicing dense fruits and vegetables such as carrots.
While this juicer lacks the variable 5-speed control of the Breville Ikon, the two speed settings simplify things and mean you don’t need to learn exactly which speed setting each produce should be juiced at to achieve the balance between speed and a high extraction rate.
Large 3-inch Feeding Chute
Most of us have experienced in the past, the time and effort involved slicing produce before putting them into a food processor. The Breville JE98XL saves you this problem by featuring a large 3-inch feeding chute which can fit in many whole produce without requiring any prep work.
Safety locking arm
The safety locking arm on the Breville JE98XL gives you added peace of mind that the juicer can only be operated once the locking arm is securely in place. This safety feature is especially useful if you have children.
PROS AND CONS OF THE BREVILLE JE98XL JUICE FOUNTAIN PLUS 850-WATT JUICING MACHINE
The Breville JE98XL is very user-friendly, compact and robustly designed. The silver satin finish allows it to blend in nicely with even the most contemporary of kitchens.
The 850-watt motor gives you ample power to juice fruits and vegetables at a rapid speed. The dual-speed settings are very useful for getting maximum yield from each produce you juice.
Easy to clean, providing you clean all 5 parts straight after juicing. If you don’t fancy hand washing the parts, you can put them in the dishwasher to make the cleaning task even easier.
The LED for overload protection is very useful for preventing the occurrence of motor burnout as it gives you indication if too much strain is being put on the motor.
The provided 1 litre juice jug has a froth separator which is great for removing the froth from your juice.
The noise level it makes during operation is relatively quiet for a centrifugal juicer.
Low price. The value which the Breville JE98XL offers is unprecedented.
For leafy greens, the Breville JE98XL is too fast to get a good amount of juice from them. If you juice a lot of leafy greens we advice you buy a masticating juicer instead.
Quite a lot of foam is produced due to the high speed it juices at. However, the froth separator on the juice jug does a good job of removing most of this foam.
The 1-year warranty is a little short for our liking, but based on our quality trend analysis this juicer has a good lifespan so we wouldn’t recommend purchasing an extended warranty.
JUICER REVIEWS FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE BREVILLE JE98XL JUICE FOUNTAIN PLUS 850-WATT JUICING MACHINE
If you’re not a heavy juicer who needs a commercial grade machine, you’ll be pleased as punch with the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juicing Machine. The power this machine puts out is quite staggering and can handle the hardest of produce to give you a delicious tasty juice drink in minutes.
If you can stretch your budget a little further, Breville’s next model up – the Breville BJE510XL Ikon, has a few key improvements. The base and feed chute are made of stainless steel for extra durability. It also features a 900-watt motor opposed to the 850-watt motor in the Juice Fountain Plus. There are also 5-speed settings to give you optimum control over the speed which your produce is juiced at.
Both the Breville JE98XL and Breville BJE510XL Ikon are fantastic mid-range juicers which are both functional and attractive. If you can afford it we recommend you go for the Breville BJE510XL Ikon due to the extra durability the stainless steel construction provides.