Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE98XL Review

Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE98XL
Bottom Line

The Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE98XL is a top-rated juicer by both experts and owners. However, it is just one is a series of great juicers in the Juice Fountain Plus series. Ranging in price from $100 to $400, all of the appliances in this series get top ratings in professional testing and in real-world use. There's also a model for every size kitchen and every level of juice enthusiast, from a commercial-grade dual machine to a space-saving compact design.

  • Fast, powerful
  • Large feed chute
  • Quiet
  • Durable
  • Some leakage complaints
  • Not all components are dishwasher safe

Breaking it down


Loved by all. The Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE98XL draws top marks for performance in several comparative expert reviews, and user reviewers agree that it's both powerful and versatile. Owners say it easily handles even tough veggies like kale, celery and spinach, while its slower speeds quickly and efficiently juice softer fruits. Noise levels are lower than average, according to both professionals and owners. One of the few complaints we noted about the JE98XL is that sometimes food leaks out the seal between the top and the bowl. Because of the rarity of this issue, user error may be a factor, but we saw enough comments to note them.

Ease of use

Mixed reviews for ease of cleaning. Experts and owners alike praise the intuitive controls on the he Breville JE98XL, and those who have used juicers with narrower feeds appreciate the Breville's generous, 3-inch-wide feed chute. Small apples and large carrots fit down the chute without needing to be chopped first, and larger fruits and vegetables can be cut into fairly large pieces, thus saving some prep time. Reviewers also say the juicer is easy to assemble and disassemble. While the JE98XL draws praise from experts for having mostly smooth surfaces, with fewer crevices in which juice or pulp could lodge, some owners say it's time-consuming to clean and they wish that all of the components were dishwasher safe. Breville recommends hand washing the mesh filter basket, disc and food pusher. A cleaning brush is included and users say it helps with the task.


A great choice for the serious juicer. The Breville JE98XL is a hit with frequent juicers (those that use their machine at least daily, sometimes more often), who often stop by user-review sites to report that the JE98XL is still going strong after months of frequent use. In spite of some who say they have leakage issues, most reviewers say there is still no leakage even after heavy use. A number of owners say they purchased the Breville after their more expensive juicer died, and that this model is better -constructed than even pricier units. It comes with a one-year warranty, and Breville gets good reviews for customer service.

Our Sources


Juicers, Editors of, Not Dated

Editors of test and rate eight electric juicers, including the Breville Juice Fountain Elite, which is very similar to the Juice Fountain Plus, with just a few feature differences; performance and usage are comparable. Testing methodology includes performance, ease of use and noise. There are also a number of user reviews for this product.

2. Cook's Illustrated

Electric Juicers (Juice Extractors), Editors of Cook's Illustrated, September 2012

The editors of Cook's Illustrated test six electric juicers, including the Breville JE98XL, and rate them in three categories (performance, ease of use and cleanup). Each unit receives a brief, but detailed review that includes pros and cons.

3. Good Housekeeping

Breville the Juice Fountain Plus # JE98XL, Editors of Good Housekeeping, March 2013

Product testers at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute say that Breville Juice Fountain Plus is "as good as it gets," awarding it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. They note that it doesn't extract all the juice from leafy greens, but otherwise give it top marks across the board.

4. Bon Appetit

The Best Juicer You Can Buy Is Surprisingly Affordable, Joanna Sciarrino, Dec. 23, 2014

The Breville Juice Fountain Plus is a runner up to its smaller sibling, the Breville Juice Fountain Compact in this comprehensive roundup. The juicers are virtually identical, the only difference is size and a few convenience features.


Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE98XL review: This Could Be Our Main Squeeze, Editors of, Dec. 6, 2013

The editors of give the Breville Juice Fountain Plus a thorough review, ultimately awarding it a 4.5-star rating. They say it's powerful with good features, but note it's not the easiest to disassemble and clean.


Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor, Contributors to, As of November 2015

The Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE98XL is one of the highest-rated juicers on, with an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 in more than 3,300 reviews. The overwhelming majority of users say this is a great machine for the serious juicer, a high performer that is easy to use and clean and extracts copious amounts of juice.


Breville JE98XL 2-Speed Juice Fountain Juicer, Contributors to, As of November 2015

Nearly 230 owners review the Breville JE98XL juicer on Macy's website, and it earns a near-perfect rating of about 4.8 stars out of 5. About 95 percent say they would recommend this product to a friend. Most agree that it is the best juicer on the market for the price.


Breville - Juice Fountain Plus Electric Juicer - Silver, Contributors to, As of November 2015

In more than 420 reviews, the Breville JE98XL juicer receives an overall rating of 4.7 stars out of 5, making it one of the top-rated juicers at this site; 97 percent say they would recommend the juicer. Most say it's a great machine for beginners to advance juice fans; there are a few scattered durability complaints.