Breville JE98XL Centrifugal Juicer.
Different types of juicers…
When researching juicers, you might happen across the different types of juicers. You will certainly come across centrifugal juicers which are the most common, like the juicers on this page. Centrifugal juicers have high rpms, i.e. 14,000rpm. Then you will encounter masticating juicers. There are more detailed explanations out there, but the biggest difference is that masticating juicers operate at very low rotations per minute, like 80. Slow juicers reduce oxidation and produce juice that last longer in the fridge.
The Breville je98xl measures 9-1/2 by 8-3/4 by 16 inches. The bje200xl is 13.2 x 16.5 x 18.2 inches. Both juicers are small compared to others in the line, but the Breville bje200xl is compact. That is a significant difference in size. This could be important if you have very limited counter space.
The Breville je98xl is more durable, the body is made of a heavy grade polymer, while the bje200xl is made of simple plastic.
I can go on and on about my appreciation for the Breville brand. In fact, I do all the time, for example, here and here. They make durable yet beautiful products, and their juicers are no exception. The more expensive juicers in their line like the bje510xl are clad in stainless steel. Both juicers have plastic bodies (the je98xl is made of more durable plastic) but the je98xl resembles stainless steel.
The compact bje200xl is oddly shaped. It kind of looks like an upside down pear. Still, it doesn’t look bad. The je98xl looks better though.
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Power and Performance
The single speed 700-watt Breville bje200xl operates at 14,000rpm, which is more than the je98xl. But the 850-watt Breville je98xl has two speeds: low and high. The lower speed is good for softer fruits and vegetables like cantaloupe and spinach. Although the bje200xl operates at higher rpm, it is less powerful than the je98xl.
Both of these machines are reported to do well with leafy greens. This is a feat some juicing enthusiast consider a litmus test for a quality juicer.
The je98xl is also the better juicer if you want to make a lot of juice at one time. Its more powerful motor means that it can operate longer without overheating.
Breville BJE200XL Centrifugal Juicer.
The Breville je98xl juicer boast a titanium cutting disc while the bje200xl has a stainless steel disc. Titanium is lighter weight, just as strong as steel but more resistant to corrosion.
Pulp Container and juice container
There is a big difference in how these machines handle pulp. The je98xl’s pulp container is outside the machine. The bje200xl has a pulp container that requires you to disassemble the machine to empty. I can picture that being annoying if you plan on juicing a lot at once.
Both of these juicers have convenient juice collector containers. The risk of a spill is low with either machine. However, the je98xl has a spout that connects to the container which means that you won’t have to worry about juice spilling.
Both of these centrifugal juicers have the Breville standard one-year warranty.
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