Why do people like to squeeze juices out of their fruits and veggies? Isn’t the whole ingredient better if you nitpick every nutritional value? Yes and no. Eating a fruit or vegetable whole gives you some additional fiber and other benefits as opposed to just juice. But in terms of sheer amount, you can get more nutrients with juice – it’d be a pain to eat 6 oranges compared to drinking the juice of 6 oranges, for one.
Also, you can’t argue with those situations when juice wins by a landslide. People with bad teeth can’t enjoy root vegetables unless they’re boiled to a mush and boring. Others can’t handle lots of fiber in their system so eliminating the pulp becomes an important part of their diet.
And, there are also people that are always on the move and don’t have time to make themselves a big fruit salad, sit down, and enjoy it. That’s where two benefits of juicers really come in handy: speed and efficiency.
Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite
Breville has a long-standing tradition of creating multi-purpose kitchen appliances that help people save time and effort with big or small tasks. The 800JEXL juicer is one such appliance. It may seem like a novelty for some, but people that are all about healthy living will know how to appreciate a good juicer.
Who is This Product For?
If you’re looking for something that can handle the toughest ingredients and if you’re not worried about using extra power, the Breville 800JEXL might be for you. It’s big, tough, and as fast as they come.
The juicer has been designed for people with particular needs such as extracting juices from root vegetables and seeded fruits and those who need to juice large quantities on a daily basis. It is also for people that don’t have the time to sit and wait around for a glass of juice.
The following items are included in the package:
- 1.1-quart pitcher
- 3.2-quart pulp container
- Titanium-reinforced cutting disc
- Filter basket
Overview of Features
The 1000W motor has two speed settings. The lower spins the disc at 6,500 RPM while the high-speed setting delivers an impressive 13,000 RPM. Add to that the cutting power and durability of a titanium-reinforced cutting disc and you’ve got yourself quite a beast.
The juicer is big, powerful, and also very durable. The die-cast steel housing can withstand quite a few blows and doesn’t have problems with overheating. The same level of quality is present on the interior components as well.
The filter is made of stainless steel. The wide 3” feeding tube can accommodate whole fruits. And, given the power of the 800JEXL, there’s rarely a need to do any prep work beyond washing your produce.
Because of the very high speeds and sharpness of the disc, the juice extraction and nutrient retention is very good. And, the fine micro mesh filter ensures that no pulp ends up in your glass or travel mug.
Speaking of juicing large quantities, the 1.1-quart pitcher may not seem like much at first. There are cheaper juicers which hold similar amounts. But the difference is the 800JEXL’s speed.
You can use it to almost double your daily production in the same amount of time, even when compared with Breville’s other popular juicers. And of course, there’s the added bonus of not having to do the prep work of cutting up certain fruits or root veggies.
The video below shows this Breville Juicer in action.
How to Use
Although this juicer is built to last, the motor operates at high RPM all the time. Therefore, whether you use the low or high speed setting, you should allow it time to rest between uses.
It’s recommended that you don’t exceed 60 seconds of juicing fruits, veggies, and leafy greens at one time. Then, also let the motor rest for one minute before resuming the process.
In terms of maintenance, there’s not much for you to do since all the components are dishwasher safe (save for the base which houses the motor).
It wouldn’t be fair to not mention a slightly different juice extraction method. If you’re not always strapped for time, it might be worth considering a cold press extraction juicer, like the Omega J8006HDS Nutrition Center.
This machine works off a different principle. It spins very slowly but with plenty of torque and pressure to bring out the juices out of anything from leafy greens to carrots and beets. It can be an interesting alternative as this type of juicer can allow you to fill up on juice one or two nights in advance and eliminate the morning hassle of prepping and cleaning.
Is the Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite the best juicer for home use? For many reasons, yes. For speedy juicing, minimal prep, and cost savings, the 800JEXL delivers way outside its price range. Sure, it needs to be handled with care, due to the powerful motor, but that’s true of almost any appliance.