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Best Centrifugal Juicers

By: Kelly Burgess on December 15, 2017

The best centrifugal juicers

While we normally like to avoid single-product love fests, this is one of the few times that simply isn't possible because the Breville Juice Fountain line of juicers hits all the high notes: Easy to assemble, use, disassemble and, according to most reports, clean; with great performance that is quiet, versatile and durable.

Although we could have picked almost any model in the series, the Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE98XL (Est. $150) rises to the top because of its reasonable price along with its generous, 1.1-quart-cup juice capacity. At TechGearLab, it's an Editors' Choice and the number two pick (next to a much-pricier, masticating juicer) after extensive testing. It also earns a 5-star rating. The JE98XL is also the only juicer recommended after testing at one professional test kitchen, and is the number two pick at Top Ten Reviews. There, tester Angie Parkinson notes it, "produces very little froth and a low amount of pulp, which is great since it means more juice and less waste."

The JE98XL handles fruits and vegetables with equal ease. Its two speeds means it can wrangle tough items like leafy greens, or smooth softer fruits without turning them in a mushy mess. Reviewers love the wide, 3-inch food chute that cuts down on food prep. The only quibbles we saw were in the area of ease of cleaning. While experts, and some owners, say its smooth, crevice-free surfaces make it easy to clean, others say that cleaning is time-consuming and they wish that all parts were dishwasher safe. The bowl and blades are dishwasher safe, while the filter basket, disc and food pusher are not. The JE98Xl gets the highest marks of any juicer we've seen for durability, and owners say it's stable and sturdy even at top speed.

Some juicers in the Juice Fountain Plus series are larger, some smaller, but reviewers say the JE98XL is a great appliance for the casual to serious juicer, as well as for any size family. It's clearly a better value than the Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL (Est. $290), which has nearly identical features at twice the price. At TechGearLab, the 800JEXL is just a tick behind the JE98XL in their ratings, and Consumer Reports gives it a Recommended nod. The 800JEXL does get better reviews, overall, for pulverizing leafy greens with less liquid left in the pulp, though, so if that's your priority, this one might be a better fit for your kitchen.

The other standout choice in the Juice Fountain Plus series is the Breville Juice Fountain Compact BJE200XL (Est. $100). The BJE200XL is a powerful performer in a smaller package than the JE98XL. Real Simple names it the "best compact" juicer, saying it's, "Easy to assemble, easy to use, extremely fast juicing, easy to clean, compact, lightweight, and beautiful to look at." It has only one speed and a slightly smaller juice-cup capacity (25 ounces), but it performs just as well as its bigger brothers and costs less than some smaller, citrus-only juicers. In spite of its small size, it still boasts the extra-wide feed tube that can accommodate a whole apple. It's an excellent choice for a small kitchen or for servicing just one or two people.

If, for whatever reason, you don't want a Breville, or just want a cheap juicer for occasional use, the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro (Est. $50) gets Very Good ratings for performance, ease of use and convenience features from Consumer Reports and is named a Best Buy at TechGearLab with an overall 4-star rating. Real Simple puts it in their number one spot after testing, calling it the best choice for "those just trying out the juicing trend, on a budget, or who will only be juicing every now and then."

Users agree with the experts, saying this Hamilton Beach juicer is very easy to use and they like how efficiently it pulverizes even larger pieces of fruit, then funnels it into a waiting glass or jar. Like the Breville, the Big Mouth gets mixed reviews for cleaning ease, but many note that using a soft-bristled brush makes getting the pulp out a breeze. This juicer is not the best choice for leafy or tough vegetables, however, and some users note that it produces a lot of foam over time, possibly due to dulling of the blades. However, for the price, and if you're not going to use it for challenging items, the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro is a great buy.

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