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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 673 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price, but you pay for what you get.

    Posted
    AgentC
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My wife wanted to start juicing fruits and vegetables more, so at first we tried this Breville Juicer because I could buy it locally and have it that day. It juiced quickly, had a wide input spout that could fit a whole apple, and only had a few large pieces that had to be cleaned. Since it's a centrifugal juicer, it gets kind of loud when it's running. It works great with soft fruits like kiwis, but hard produce like carrots always tend to get thrown past the strainer at the last inch, and berries and leafy things like spinach has to be sandwiched between other produce if there's any hope. The end result with the juice that it made was good, though slightly thick and a little gritty/pulpy. We decided to try something completely different and give the Omega 8003 juicer a try that I found on Amazon. First thing I noticed when I turned it on is that I can hold a conversation while it's running. It's a low to medium hum that's produced while on, and that was a nice change when we juice at night because before I was always concerned about the neighbors. The input tube is much smaller (only about an inch and a half), so most everything has to be cut into pieces first, which means that initial prep does take a little longer. Interestingly, the juicing is opposite with this one when it comes to the type of produce: carrots, apples, sweet potatoes, and the like are juiced incredibly well, and so is spinach. But kiwis just get pumped right through the system, with almost no juice at all. But the first time I tried the juice that I got out of my mixture, I was really surprised; the juice is much more flavorful than the Breville made, and with significantly less thickness/pulp. The cleanup was also basically the same amount of parts, but they were all much smaller and easier to handle. So here's the pros and cons of each. Breville BJE200XL 700-Watt Compact Juice Fountain PROS: - Fast process - Little to no food prep before juicing (large opening for produce to be dropped in) - Effective juicing of soft fruits CONS: - "Thicker" juice - Larger parts to clean - Not great at juicing the entire harder produce (i.e., carrots) - Kind of loud - Need to scrub the straining screen pretty thoroughly - Produce waste has to be scraped out of container (tool comes with juicer) - Practically spits out berries and leafy greens Omega J8003 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer, White PROS: - Smaller parts to clean - VERY flavorful juice - Well strained juice from pulp - Quieter than expected - Juices harder produce very well - Easy to dispose of produce waste - Very effective with leafy greens (spinach) - Ok with berries CONS: - Have to prep food first to fit in smaller input hole - Not great at juicing softer fruits (i.e., kiwi) - Takes somewhat longer overall during the entire juicing process

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Posted
    dmr15

    I have only read rave reviews about this product. It was a gift from a friend and my first juicer. My mom and I wanted to begin juicing together, neither of had a juicer. Since I was receiving mine the first week of May and Breville was highly recommended I ordered my mother a Breville BJE510XL for Mother's Day. I wish I had used mine first and had known Breville was not going to provide me with ANY customer service what so ever. I would have never provided them with any more business. Based on all of the positive reviews and feed back I am so suprised I am having the problems I am having from my juicer. I have taking many pictures hoping Breville will call me back or email me back so I can show someone my problems. When I juice I am getting large chunks of apple, pear, carrots, cucumber, kale, and spinach in my pulp collector. Celery does great! My mom received her juicer. As I said, I received the 200XL and she has the 510XL. Her pulp is very fine and dry. Mine is very wet and my carrots are literally just cut in half and that is it. It looks like my apples have been cut up to eat. Also my juicer was a gift from a friend from out of town. I do not want to call her and tell her I received a LEMON. I assume it is a lemon since everyone else seems to love thier Breville. This is a true disappointment. I have no where to return my Breville, it is not functioning properly. Breville will not return my call, answer the phone, or resond to emails. I called Monday and Tuesday afternoon. It rang the first time until it went busy...like it rang off the wall.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works for small amount of juice

    Posted
    Talia
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I really wanted to love this product. It was my first juicer purchase, so I was excited and motivated to make a lot of juice! Unfortunately, there are some issues and I'm not sure if they're just my own juicer malfunctioning or what? The pulp seems to fly all over my kitchen and gets little pieces all over the walls, floor and counter, and one time even the ceiling! I'm not sure why this happens? When the container gets too filled with pulp, it won't adequately strain the pulp, and I'll get pieces in my juice. It is not pleasant! It's also a big hassle to have to clean the container mid-juicing session. After this container was almost all the way filled, I was left with less than 20 oz of juice. This seems odd that I put so much food in that it's filled, yet it didn't create a large amount of juice? The juice pitcher can hold over 25 oz. That is a big bummer, but it is a "compact" juicer so I suppose that is a trade off? I missed the window to return this juicer, otherwise I probably would have upgraded to the bigger & better appliance, since these issues are really frustrating. However, I do feel like I got what I paid for. It was an affordable juicer, but requires a little more effort in terms of cleaning and maintenance.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    blumist
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I just received this as a birthday gift from my daughter because I'm interested in "rebooting" my health, as in the video "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead", on the net... Watch it if you haven't, for real inspiration... So far, I love it!... As far as juicing kale, I've discovered that you have to put it in first and mix it in w/more solid fruits &/or veggies for maximum juice, as they mention in the movie. The juice that I get from this machine tastes so healthy and refreshing that I think I can almost feel an immediate rush of "wellness" when I drink it!... As far as clean-up goes, I don't think it's bad. I just spray-rinse all the removable parts w/soap & water and use the included brush-spatula, which helps... I also have my own larger round brush that I use for quicker clean-ups... and, my garbage disposal helps when I'm not inclined to use the pulp for soups or compost, etc.... I'm also finding that, by leaving it out on the counter to dry, I actually end up using it many more times daily than if I packed it up and put it away each time!... depends on one's housekeeping & health priorities, I guess.... At this point, I have no complaints about this amazing little machine. Unpeeled apples do take a little more pressure & time, but that's really no big deal. Of course I can't really address durability yet since I haven't had it very long. but it seems durable enough.....so far, so good! :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not sure yet, but I think I like it

    Posted
    Anonymous

    This is my first juice extractor, and so I'm not sure what I should expect. Here I break down the experience. Instructions: I took it out of the box, and the instructions were easy to read, and that's saying a lot because I'm bad at reading instruction manuals. Timeliness and cleaning: Putting it together took maybe 10 minutes including reading the directions. I'm thinking once I get this down, I can get it down to one or two. Cleaning it took me about 5 minutes. The filter wouldn't come completely clean with the provided brush so I am soaking it overnight. Altogether, I wish it were a faster system, but from what I've read this is supposed to be easy to clean. I'm guessing that tough cleaning may be the nature of the beast when it comes to juice extractors. Extracting juice: I put in an apple, 9 baby carrots, a collard leaf, a slice of ginger, and 4 strawberries. This gave me one glass of juice. Was tasty and fresh, much better and more interesting than anything I'd find in the grocery store. The motor felt strong and cut it up easily. My only complaint is that when I dropped items into the extractor (which must be on before putting items in), juice splattered in my face, on the walls, and pretty much all over. I had to race to cover the top each time I added items to minimize the mess. Overall: The assembly and cleaning is a slight hassle. If it doesn't prevent me from using the extractor, I'll be a happy customer. For now, that is yet to be seen. I'll try to remember to update this later though!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Astounding

    Posted
    zacfoo

    This juicer is simply amazing! And the juice it makes is unbelievably good!! After seeing the documentary "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" by Joe Cross and witnessing the amazing transformation that took place in his life and in one of his convert's lives (Phil); my wife and I decided that juicing was going to be a part of our lifestyle. The health benefits alone are immense. After getting the juicer and going to the store to pick up some fruits and veggies and then putting it all together we juiced... First recipe, an apple, carrot, and celery cocktail... We were blown away! "Wow!" just doesn't describe how amazing it tasted. You gotta try it. I'm telling everyone I know about this! The juicer itself is really easy to put together, use, and especially clean. Cleaning is key, other juicers have a bajillion parts and it takes forever to clean and with all that hassle its hard to keep juicing. Not this juicer. Three parts to clean and it took me 5 minutes to hand wash it all. Definitely worth every penny, and probably worth a couple times more. Get this juicer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Juicer

    Posted
    Namo

    I bought this juicer after reading the favorable reviews from this website. Overall I am happy with the purchase and I am recommending it. This juicer is powerful and fast. This juicer’s 3 inch feeder tube fits most fruit whole or halved. The drawbacks are: 1) Cleaning this product takes at least 10 minutes, there are 4-5 big plastic pieces and a blade/screen piece to clean. I cut my hand on the blade/screen piece cleaning it with a sponge, so please use the black blade cleaning brush the product comes with. 2) Everyone in my house hears me juicing when this thing is on, it is about the same sound as a shop-vac. 3) Juicing with this product can be messy with small things like blueberries, grapes, strawberries etc. once you drop them into the juicer there is not enough time to get the “presser downer” piece in before you get some fruit blow-back up towards your hands/clothes. 4) It takes an awful lot of fruit to make a small amount of juice. 4-5 apples for a one person glass. I have been making an organic fruit drink in the morning and a veggie “green-drink” in the afternoon most days since buying the juicer, and I feel healthy, The product has performed well thus far. If you are considering buying a juicer I would recommend it because most purchased juices are pasteurized, and this heating process kills the enzymes and probiotics, which help the body take in natural vitamins and minerals. Please try and drink your fresh juice within a half-hour for maximum benefit, and have fun and be creative with your mixtures!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but Recommend Upgrading to Fountain Plus

    Posted
    Samson256
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This got great reviews so I figured it was a good starter model since I am new to juicing. Was trying to decide if I should get the Fountain Compact or Fountain Plus which had an external tray for the leftover vegetable/fruit pulp (Fountain Compact has internal tray) but the Fountain Plus was 50% more so went with the Compact. After purchasing this at Best Buy I stopped at the grocery store to get some fruit- a watermelon, honeydew melon, some apples and carrots. Got home and unpacked the juicer, washed it. Assembly was super easy and the components looked very good. I especially like the locking feature with the metal bar- it feels very secure like it won't come apart during operation and the unit won't work unless it is in the locked position. Juicer was ready to go. Started with the carrots- put in about 8-12. Super fast, relatively quiet, really smooth. Now the problem: the outer portion of the bottom compartment was completely full of carrot rinds, so I had to turn the juicer off, disassemble and dump the rinds in the trash. The good news was the rinds were very dry- all the water/juice had been extracted! I knew Best Buy had a return policy so I called the store to see if I could return this despite having used it once. They said no problem! Am planning on bringing back and getting the Fountain Plus. Highly recommend Breville and Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great juicer, thank goodness

    Posted
    winterwondergirl

    I researched juicers for much, much too long. My husband ended up picking this one up for me out of the blue, most likely because he was tired of hearing about how badly I wanted one but couldn't decide which would be best. This juicer is relatively quiet, the pulp is dry when using leafy greens, apples, root veggies etc. and a little damp with other fruits, the juice cup and lid prevent spills and pour foamless juice, and clean up (after a little practice) takes about 3 minutes. Easy, delicious...I can't imagine wanting any more from a juicer. 2 pieces of advice: while this juicer will eat large fruit and veggies up in a matter of seconds, cutting fruit into smaller peices before feeding them in the tube will create more juice/drier pulp. Also, when removing the pulp bin from the base for clean up, tilt the base slightly toward the juice cup to pour the last drops of juice out before walking it to the sink. There's no reason to research any more! You can't help but love this juicer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Juicer for the Price!

    Posted
    juice4life

    I like the Breville BJE200XL juicer. I've been juicing for 20 years and used an Omega 1000 Juicer most of my juicing life. I purchased the Breville about a month ago because I was tired of my Omega frequently jumping off balance and I didn't like having to cut up most of the produce in order to fit it through the chute. Breville Pros: ~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Chute is big to get most small to medium sized apples through. ~ Juices Fast (makes a quart of juice within a minute or so) ~ Easy to clean ~ Great Juicer for under $100 ~ Gets a good amount of juice out from produce ~ Simplicity in use makes it easier to use this juicer more frequently ~ Decent design (sits well on the counter top) Brevilee Cons: ~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Plastic juicer parts (wish it had more durable parts) ~ Hard to easily clean where juice comes out of the spout ~ Wish the blade and basket where similar to the centrifical force used in the Omega juicer to maximize the amount of juice you get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best juicer i have

    Posted
    memsha

    hi, as i love juices more than eating fruits,my hubby bought this for me and its true that i love this juicer. it has easy assembly,powerful machine,low noise and makes juice as fast as blink of an eye. This juicer’s 3 inch feeder tube fits most fruit whole or halved. i have juiced pineapples,tangerines,watermelon n apples from this. and everything came just easy n fast without any mess. i especially liked the washable mesh,its easy to take out n wash by hand or in dishwasher. Drawbacks are few and easily adjustable: For me the 1 n only drawback is - Cleaning 4-5 big plastic pieces and a blade/screen piece to clean.but as i said its easily adjustable as i rinse them n drop into dishwasher. overall i gave 5 stars to it and its worth for it. If you are considering buying a juicer I would recommend it because most purchased juices are pasteurized, and this heating process kills the enzymes and probiotics, which help the body take in natural vitamins and minerals. Please try and drink your fresh juice within a half-hour for maximum benefit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not all that great..

    Posted
    MrsSmith1979
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    We bought it about 2 weeks ago. and i just cant get over the waste that it leaves. if you juice apples it leaves really big pieces that just shoot over to the side and dont get juiced.. I thought for the price and all the great reviews that it had that it was going to work a lot better than it does. its loud but i kinda figured that, that just came with juicers and blenders. i just think that it shouldnt waste so much. i dont know if there is something wrong with the one i got or what. but im going to take it back tomorrow. i dont know if ill exchange it or if ill get a complete refund.. but to me it is not worth it.. i even bought the extended warranty.. maybe im doing something wrong but i really cant see how i am its pretty simple you drop whatever you are juicing and thats about it.. i will admit that i love that the clean up is so simple. its takes alittle bit but you pretty much just take the lid off and wash out the container and then wash the blade with a brush they give you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, but with an issue

    Posted
    eve2016

    I have purchased this juicer almost two months ago, and I have been using it every single day. Since this was my first purchase of a juicer, I red a lot of reviews about this specific model, and I believed to make a good choice. Well, after a couple of months, I have to say, that for my next purchase of a juicer, I will make sure to put more money into it. First, the juicer leaves a lot of chunks in the pulp (A few times, I pulled out whole chunks of celery). Second, and the biggest issue for me, is the feed tube, which "spits" small peaces of fruit or veggies. Each time I lift the puncher to add a peace of veggie/ fruit, peaces are flying all over the counter. Pretty much after every single time I use the juicer, not only I have to clean the juicer's parts, but the whole kitchen counter, floor, and sometimes even near wall. As I said, by now, I have learned, and next time I will invest in a different product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Juicer

    Posted
    Lori13

    I read numerous reviews about juicers in all price ranges. I kept coming back to this one because of the mid-range price and reputation of Breville. I've been using it daily for one week for everything from tomatoes to kale to sweet potatoes and all types of fruits. Simply put, it works great. You will get some froth with pineapple and tomatoes. Clean up is a breeze and the brush does work great on the blade insert. I've been using the left over pulp in veggie quiches. The fruit pulp can be put into smoothies as a thickener. I still use my magic bullet for the smoothies. This Breville unit only has one speed-very powerful, but really not that noisy. I've found that pushing juicer items through slowly helps to maximize the juice output. I also bought a book at Barnes and Noble "Juicing for Idiots" which has a lot of good recipes and suggestions. There are also plenty of online resources available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Quieter than JuiceMan, louder than Jack LaLanne

    Posted
    Luposian
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The first juicer we bought was a Juiceman (Target). Loud as a jet engine, but seemed to juice ok, but the citrus attachment died in a few days. So we returned it and bought a Jack La Lanne (Best Buy). It's quiet hum, while it's spinning, was so refreshing! Ah... so nice to use, but... the motor died a few days later. So, we bought this Breville. It's not quite as loud as the Juiceman, but... IT'S STILL WORKING! Jet Engine... er, Juiceman Juicer... DEAD citrus attachment. Return. Jack La Lanne... whisper quiet. DEAD motor. Return. Breville... "Jet Engine Jr."... STILL working. If noise level is a premium requirement, get a Jack LaLanne and hope it's motor doesn't die on you. If you want a juicer that's a little quieter (maybe 5-10% max.) than a Juiceman and (at least in our use) is still running, get a Breville. But, personally... I'd rather have the Jack LaLanne. It was a pleasure to use, while it worked... shame it died.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well Worth It

    Posted
    kellysgirl

    After researching for my first juicer, i decided to go with Brevilles Juice Fountain, didnt really want to spend $100 for a juicer but i took a chance since it had the BEST reviews. Assembling it is easy, its already put together in the box just have to disassemble it to take plastic off. Juiced my first drink "Orangeade; 2 oranges peeled, 1/2 lemon peeled." Orange juiced really well.. fast, easy, no mess, juice comes out "sort of" thick (not so watery liquidy..). Lemon also. After juicing, it looks like a mess inside! Took apart ran it through hot water clean up took no more than 3 - 4 minutes. Overall im happy, satisfied with Breville Juice Fountain and if your undecided about purchasing a juicer as i was (and on a fixed budget) this juicer is well worth your money, does its job, easy clean up... Im already in love with it. Also, purchase Straws or a cup with a straw.. if you dont like bubble mustaches.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid juicer at generous price

    Posted
    mdereg
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My wife wanted to start juicing and we were researching which juicers to purchase. We ended up picking this juicer and its the best juicer for the price and volume content. I used to work at a juicery so I understood the functionality of difference size juicers. This juicer gets the most amount of juice from the meat and leaves very little juice in the grounded up meat. If you wanted to, you can squeeze out the remnants of the juice if you have a fabric strainer, but that's discretionary. Clean up is straight forward since the pieces separate easily. I have not thrown the pieces in the dishwasher since the plastic pieces are easy to wash in the sink. The brush tool is helpful for the filter since the grounds are fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Awesome back-up juicer, but is a bit messy

    Posted
    bklyjuicelover

    My main juicer is an Omega Megamouth and it died when I was in the middle of a juice fast. I ran out and picked up this Breville as an emergency back-up juicer. I have been please with how easy and fast it is to set up and use, and I'm satisfied with the juices it makes. My only complaint is that sometimes when you open the chute before putting fruits/veggies down, little pieces of food "spew" up and out of the chute and onto my upper cabinetry. I tend to avoid wearing my work clothing around this juicer, because it can spit out messy pieces. Still, it definetly gets the job done and is a nice price, and I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars. (I've had this model about 6 weeks now and I have juiced almost daily).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all round juicer!

    Posted
    SDAudiophile

    After doing a lot of research and reading various reviews, i decided to go with this model as my first juicer. Glad I made the right choice. Very durable so far and clean up is a snap. I definately recommend cleaning immediately after juicing. I find that it works best when I fill the feeder tube with as many items as it can hold. It does have a tendency to want to suck the fruit or vegetable into the blades when you get near the end. This juicer has the ability to juice a pretty decent size fruit or veggie without having to cut into pieces. Do yourself a favor and buy a jucing book or research some online websites for great tips and recipes. For the value, this machine is worth the price. Very quiet compared to other juicers I have heard and it doesn't take up a whole lot of counter space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    On 3rd year and still running.

    Posted
    Hankzilla
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought the Breville BJE200XL in 2010 and still working great, when I first purchased this juicer there was a crack in the donut shape plastic ring, but after exchanging it, I've never had an issue. This juicer is one of the best out there, its compact size doesn't take to much room. The product has a stainless steel washable screen filter which is easy to remove since its magnetic unlike other companies that you have to use a tool to remove the filter. The plastic is heavy duty and the 14,000 rpm is 2nd to none in its price range. Breville wasn't well known in the U.S when I bought this but there products are grade A and well thought out for the consumer. This item is very easy to use, extracts all the juice, and very simple to clean plus it looks fantastic.

    I would recommend this to a friend