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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 76 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top Quality Product with Top Quality Yield

    Posted
    RoyalBlueCheese
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Okay.. I have to say.. I am so in love with my Breville! After extensive research, reading many reviews, studying juicers, masticating, upright, horizontal, cheaper versions, expensive versions, watching youtube video demonstrations and comparisons, and asking many other people online and in person on their preferences and experiences, I chose this Breville Elite. Wow what a machine! I took it out of the box and lovingly touched it with my hands. I set it up and then took it apart so I could know how to. I read the book which comes with detailed instructions and recipes. It even tells you what speed to juice items on. It smelled 'new' stinky smell so I left it overnight. Then I washed the items. Oh boy.. this thing is quality!!! I bought the 'Elite and am so glad I did. The stainless steel speaks quality and solid material. I then prepared for my first juice. I peeled 3 cukes (put in 2 1/2 - the rest went in my hubby's juice), about 4 carrots - peeled, half a bunch of celery, 1/3 of a medium rutabaga, about 8 med/large strawberries, one pear, one green apples, one red apple, 1 green pepper, 1 bunch (8 leaves) of kale, half a romaine lettuce, one sweet potato, and 3 small squash. Well, first off the yield is definitely superior to my Jack LaLanne. I would likely get two jars of juice maybe 2 and a half from the amount of veggies/fruit, but with the Breville, I got 3 jars plus a large glassful. Second, others have said, what about spinach and Kale and lettuce. Well, I tried kale and lettuce on the low speed. Now, if you push it with the pusher thing too hard, it rips and shoots into the waste bin. If you push gently, it shreds. Although, it did not shred it as small as my Hamilton Beach juicer, but it yielded far more juice even without the shredding. The Jack LaLanne can't even compare. I then juiced a bit more and then put the pulp of the kale and lettuce back through to see if it would make a difference and gained about an ounce. So I waited til the end of all the veggies/fruit and put it through again to gain a cup of juice. Worth a second time through for me. I tried again, with my hubby's juice and used the high setting for the kale and lettuce.. this not only minced them but it yielded an even higher amount. Well, then I did the rest of the veggies/fruit for my hubby's recipe and ran the pulp through again, and gained another 2 1/2 - 3 cups of juice. Definitely worth second round. The pulp was dryer in the Breville, but I was wondering if I would want to bother sending it through again. I do. As well, now the pulp is really mixed and I will be using it for veggie patties. A note on the apples, rutabaga, etc. These were juiced in seconds...literally. I put them in, gave a gentle push with the pusher and splat! pulp left/juice right! lol. It was fun...so much so that I actually overflowed the juice jug with juice! lol Oh.. and the taste, is fantastic. The motor purrs, and because I bought it at BestBuy, I not only get the Breville 1 year limited warranty, I also added the Geek Warranty of 2 years (which for most appliances is renewable as long as you don't let it expire - and is a "if we can't fix it, we will replace it" warranty). Yup.. I am in love!! Hope you don't mind the long post. :s P.S. Despite others writing to the contrary, this specific model does have a safety shut off should the machine over-heat. Oh, and no, I do not work for Breville... :) I am an Educational Assistant working with Special Needs children, and am a proud Grandma of 50 years old this year. Happy Juicing Everyone!!! woot!! lol.. sorry.. but I love this juicer!! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wanted to Love it Also!

    Posted
    Redsonja
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I really wanted to love the Breville Juice Fountain Elite! All Stainless steel, it’s quality is undeniable! You’d be proud to display this on your counter tops! I saw one review describe it as the BMW of juicers! Yeah... however, when it comes to juicers, you really want more of a horse & buggy! As soon as I saw the pulp spraying out of the back like a snow blower, I knew immediately maximum RPM’s is not what I’m looking for. I’m replacing my very first juicer, a Jack LaLanne Centrifugal that I paid $99 for and lasted for over 15 years. The pulp from that was drier then the pulp from the Breville that I paid $260 for with the BBY discount. So in essence I’m paying way more for way less juice yield!!! Ultimately, I decided to return the Breville and go with the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer. Upon juicing the very first time with the Kuvings, I realized all rave with Masticating Juicers. More yield and a way better quality of juice. My first juicer I bought for better health, This second juicer ... is for healing. For those reasons I want max vitamins & nutrients! I Drink to healing! Cheers!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Wonderful Juicer!

    Posted
    AustinGirl10101

    I bought this online about a month ago and am extremely pleased with my purchase. I have used this juicer at least 10 times in the last month and it works perfectly. I've stuck carrots, apples, beets, kale, spinich, ginger root, sweet potatoes, and oranges in here and it handles it all perfectly. There is no "spraying splash" from the juicer (something I've read on other reviews) and I love that I can stick whole apples and whole beets in the chute and the juicer has no problem handling them. For clean up, just dump out the pulp bin into the trash and rinse it out in the sink. All other parts are easy clean up: just make sure to rinse in hot water right after juicing and they clean off easy. You do have to scrub the filter a bit with the special brush that comes with the juicer, but it is not time consuming at all. I usually scrub it under a stream of hot water, it takes no longer than 1 minute to clean the filter, no longer than 5 minutes overall clean up. I love this juicer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just buy it.

    Posted
    youmadbro

    It's pricey but totally worth it in the end. Super simple to assemble, even easier to disassemble. Cleaning is a cinch as long as you rinse/soak everything not long after you make your juice. Comes with a scrub to clean to clean the fine mesh and it works pretty great. Pulp does build up a bit so if you're juicing quite a bit in one shot, I would suggest taking a quick break to clear it our. The extra pulp is usually pretty dry or at least lacks a lot of moisture so you know you're getting the max amount of juice from your fruits/veggies. There are 2 speeds (low/high) and it's really just a matter of remembering to switch gears depending on if you are juicing soft/hard produce. It's a nice design, simple to use & clean, and incredibly powerful. Just buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best juicer on the market!

    Posted
    inkedbarbie

    I was shocked by the 2 star review. If you were not able to clean this machine with ease or had mold growing on your filter... I believe that was your lack of care for the machine. I Love my Breville Elite. It is a very powerful machine and I could not imagine my kitchen without Breville! This juicer is more for avid juicers and if you still want a high quality juicer without the large price tag, they make a lesser model for less money. This machine is very easy to clean. Only a few pieces and I toss them all on the top rack of my dishwasher. I do scrub my blade and screen with the included brush and I have never had an issue. not to mention this machine is so stunning! I have had to many horrible plastic juicers to know that this is the BEST juicer you can buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Breville - Juice Fountain Elite

    Posted
    Gonz
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Juicing is the new big thing, I'm really glad I went with this Breville model. It arrived quickly, looks great, and works well. "Harder fruits" like apples and not-overripe pears, nectarines, greens, etc are juiced to a pretty dry pulp. Having the slower speed does really help with the "juicier fruits" like grapes, oranges, etc...but the pulp does still come out a little wet. Overall, one of the best juicers of its type out there. Juicing is quick, and I find cleanup to be really easy. This is easy to take apart to clean and to put back together. This one has no small areas that are impossible to get to to clean easily. Definitely rating this product high.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works terrific and no peeling needed.

    Posted
    scoop
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    My old juicer broke after 7 years of intermittent use. After three weeks with this new Breville juicer, I am quite satisfied with its high quality, ease of cleaning, and effortless production of fresh juice! I found virtually no difference in taste whether I peeled the oranges or did not peel the oranges prior to juicing them. The grinding blade, combined with centrifugal force, are very efficient at extraction. I was surprised at the volume of juice produced, and how quiet it operated. My old juicer was labor intensive - required the oranges to be peeled, and the plastic product was harder to clean than the nice stainless, silver finish on the Breville. It was worth stepping up to this professional juicing machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I hoped for

    Posted
    Backsideup
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I had my eye on this exact juicer for years, but never bought one. So I finally got one. But the reason I bought this is because it had top ratings years ago and still does today. Also the masticating feature extracts more juice out, which leaves a fairly dry almost flavorless pulp (I did try some of the pulp). It's impressive how it works. The amount of juice produced, with just a few ingredients, makes for several servings. I use it almost everyday and save the rest for the next day. The cleanup is simple and easy. Very user friendly. The only difficulty I have is juicing leafy, soft, or thin produce. It gets spit right into the pulp collection container. Spinach, lettuce, green onion, etc., are a little tedious. But sometimes I grab the pulp and run it through again. There is very little juice in some veggies. Either way, I'm satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent juicer

    Posted
    smiley62
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    I have owned juicers for the last 10 years and this is my second one after owning a juice lady brand. This Breville has a large enough "chute" where you do not have to slice anything that is large like apples. My juice lady I had to quarter larger fruit but not this Breville. I also line the pulp container with a throw away plastic grocery bag so cleanup is a breeze. The motor is strong enough where you can feed this juicer large items and it has plenty of power to juice. Happy with this purchase. I have owned this model for around a year and juice regularly with this machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No regrets

    Posted
    finaljason823

    This was my third juicer. The first, a terrible Hamilton Beach product (Not surprised based on the price), the second was a Cuisinart which worked very well but didn't have the horse power to do beats and other harder fruits/veg. Then there was this bad boy. Easy to use, easier to clean, and with enough power to juice the chrome off of a trailer hitch! (Not literally, I can't take responsibility for damaged trailer hitches and or juicers). It's very efficient and the pulp tends to be very dry. Great juicer, and I highly recommend Breville juicers, specifically this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great high powered juicer

    Posted
    JennieJ_BBYStaff49
    • Best Buy StaffStaff

    This juicer has been excellent. It takes just a few seconds to juice a full apple, carrots, etc. etc. you name it! If you were to eat all the veggies and fruits you should consume, it would be a full time job. Juicing them gives you the most bang for your buck for a healthier lifestyle. We've been using daily for over a month. Cleaning up is not too bad. You can put most of the parts in the dishwasher. Make sure to scrub the mesh thoroughly with the brush (the sooner, the easier) so that it doesn't get moldy. Buy this and get juicing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid, powerful juicer. Performs well

    Posted
    Gumby82
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Wife bought this for me. Never juiced before. But this machine does it well. Simple to use. Turn on, drop veges, fruit down the shoot. Juice comes out one side, pulp goes into container bin on the other side. Juice tastes great and something you wont find on the store shelves. We generally use on weekends as the cleanup (which should be done soon after operating) is a little cumbersome but cant imagine a process like this not generating some cleanup duty. This is a higher end model and I think its worth it. Built to last. Need a pretty good space for storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow, what a machine!

    Posted
    GailDaly

    Compared to other juicers, this is easier to clean. The stainless steel will not stain and the quality of the machine is excellent. Cleaned up by mostly rinsing but you need a small brush for the chopper screen. Make sure you have a good amount of produce for the effort. Also the discarded material is dry which means it does a great job. It is like the BMW of juicers. There are many recipes on the internet. We are challenged to try combinations of many different fruits & vegetables for a variety of experiences. Juicer Fan

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

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    Posted
    trustmeishop

    I'm new to juicing so I was surprised to learn you DO have to peel citrus fruits. Duh..! ANd who knew veggie juice would be so disgusting? But, it is healthy so give it a try. But keep in mind, by the time you wash, prepare and juice your fruits and veggies you have a sticky mess to clean up. THe filter is difficult to clean. It comes with its own scrub brush. After first use, I scrubed the filter with brush and put it in the dishwaher. lt had 'fur' growing on the filter when I went to use it the second time. So it is very important and very diffult to clean. It is going back for something less expensive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Beast of a Machine !

    Posted
    GGBII
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    So glad we upgraded from our JE98XL to the 800JEXL. Don't get me wrong as we still love the JE98XL. We just love the 800JEXL that much more ! the 800JEXL is like the commercial version of the JE98XL. If you are thinking about getting into juicing, the JE98XL is a great machine to start with. If you are someone who juices as part of your lifestyle, then an upgrade to the 800JEXL is a great investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beast Juicer

    Posted
    imee

    I decided to get this juicer after reading the reviews and I’m glad i did. Easy to put together, easy to clean and I always rinse right after each use. I’ve juiced sweet potatoes, beets, apples, bitter gourd, carrots, celery, etc. i still cut apples and other hard vegetables to make it easy on my juicer. I use grocery plastic bags for the pulp. I’ve used this juicer daily since I purchased a month ago and it’s my first juicer. This juicer is a beast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great investment!

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

    Best birthday gift to myself! It’s fun to mix different combinations of fruits and vegetables and taste the newest recipes we create. It is wise to wash and prep certain fruits and vegetables, and properly store, prior to juicing - especially if you procrastinate as I do. My absolute favorite is adding ginger to just about every juice. The smell of fresh pressed ginger is a perfect way to begin my day!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality Product, Juices Great

    Posted
    DavidATX
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Bought this for my wife for Christmas. It really works great-- lots of juice that I wouldn't expect. Pros: - Lots of juice - High quality juicer, quality parts - Mechanically simple - Mostly top rack dish-washer washable Cons: - More expensive than most - Can't delay cleaning - The juicing component needs to be cleaned thoroughly-- don't let it dry out. I would recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Price

    Posted
    bv28
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Since buying this a month ago I lost 15 pounds. It's made eating healthy very simple. This juicer works extremely well. I've juiced whole beets with no problems. I was new to juicing before purchasing this juicer on a recommendation from a friend. It's easy to clean and set up. Just wish they made bag liners for the pulp container. It's pricey but worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nothing better for juicing

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

    I had one of these before but gave it to my girlfriend so that she could start juicing. Went to buy another and found the best price at Best Buy. This thing will make great juice fast, is so easy to clean up and is quite efficient. Only want good tools in my kitchen and this one, especially for the price, is one of the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend