If you love to make your own juice at home, investing in a high-quality juicer is a great decision. So if your research has led you to Breville and
the brand’s line of all-star juicers, you’re looking at some of the best of the best. But, since Breville makes a few different models in both slow and fast styles, ultimately the best Breville juicer for you will come down to how much juice you’re looking to make and your budget.
In general, when shopping for juicers, the first decision you’ll need to make is between a centrifugal juicer and a masticating juicer. How do you know which one to buy? High-speed,
centrifugal juicers work by grinding ingredients to a pulp, then separating the juice by spinning it through a mesh filter. They can process large volumes quickly and are great for big households or people who drink a lot of juice. Because the fruit and greens are spun quickly, high-speed juicers tend to produce a foamy, frothy juice. While there’s a well-circulated rumor that high-speed juicers produce less nutritious juice due to oxidation, this has not been scientifically proven. One drawback to centrifugal juicers is that they tend be louder than slow juicers.
In contrast, slow or masticating juicers work by processing ingredients through an auger, thus
separating the fiber from the liquid completely. These produce “cold-press” juice, or juice made without the heat that is given off by a high-speed, centrifugal juicer. Slow juicers take a little bit longer to produce juice, but they also tend to be quieter, and tend to be the best juicers for leafy greens or soft fruits, thanks to their slow operation. This may be implied by the name, but one drawback to slow juicers is that they take longer to operate, which is something that might be a deal-breaker if you’re making big batches of juice, or are often in a hurry.
Depending on your budget and preferences, you have a few great options below. But whichever of the
best Breville juicers you choose, you’ll be able to make juice bar-quality creations anytime in your own kitchen. 1 The Best Centrifugal Breville Juicer Type: Centrifugal or fast juicer
Juice Fountain Cold XL is designed with a stainless steel (rather than plastic) casing around the juicer’s centrifugal operation that not only gives the juicer a slightly sleeker look, it also prevents the juicer from discoloring or absorbing flavors. It boasts the most powerful motor of any juicer here, with 1,200 watts of power and three different speed settings. You can choose between a special fast setting that makes quick work of the job, a standard setting, and a quiet setting.
The feed chute of the juicer is 3.5 inches wide, about the size of a small apple, meaning you won’t need to spend as much time prepping ingredients before juicing. A large, 70-ounce jug collects several full servings of fresh juice, while a pulp container in the rear catches off-cast fiber and skins to be repurposed, discarded, or composted. The jug even has a built-in froth separator that ensures you get fresh, liquid juice ready for consumption. The bulk of the parts of this juicer can go in the dishwasher, making it fairly easy to clean.
According to one reviewer: “I'm loving this juicer! So easy to use. The pulp is quite dry. Does 5 [pounds] of carrots in no time. The hardest part is cleaning it but is much easier and quicker than my last one. I drop beets, cucumbers, celery, apples, etc. in and it is finished in no time. I'm in love!” 2 A Less Expensive Centrifugal Fountain With Less Power Type: Centrifugal or fast juicer
Like its shiny sibling, the
Breville Juice Fountain comes with a generous 70-ounce jug with a built-in froth separator, but the interior parts are largely made of dishwasher-safe plastic, compared to the ones in the more expensive Juice Fountain above which are mostly stainless steel. This gives you the advantage of viewing the juicing process through the transparent sides and makes it a more budget-friendly pick. This juicer differs is in its power, offering only 1,000 watts of power compared to the 1,200 watts of the more expensive model higher on this list.
The juicer’s power dial lets you select between low or high speed for getting the most juice from soft and hard ingredients, respectively. A 3.5-inch-wide feed chute with a pusher allows you to load the juicer with ingredients and guide them toward the juicer’s blades for efficient juice extraction. Fresh juice is routed into the jug via a special nozzle that is bent so it won’t cause messy splatter. Like the XL, the juicer’s pulp bin is positioned at the back to free up lateral countertop space.
According to one reviewer: “This juicer is huge and is highly efficient, quiet for something this big, and works really fast. I am really impressed with it and have used it a few times this week. I never knew the joy of juicing till now and can't wait to try recipes I have found online. Highly recommend.” 3 The Best Breville Slow Juicer Type: Masticating or slow juicer
Though the price point of this juicer qualifies it as a splurge for most people,
Breville’s Big Squeeze slow juicer is the closest you’ll find to a commercial juicer like the ones used at juice bars. By using a screw and filter system, the juicer squeezes ingredients to separate the pulp from the juice, a process that can take a little while (hence the name, slow juicer). While you can’t compare the motors of a slow and a fast juicer (fast juicers require more power to function), this has a 240-watt motor that’s actually very quiet, according to the manufacturer and reviewers. But, its 33.8-ounce capacity is the smallest of any on this list, and just half the size of the options above. With just half the capacity of other juicers on this list, you’ll have to spend more time running your juicer to get the same amount of juice, especially since this masticating juicer works slower than centrifugal juicers by design. This also means twice as much clean up for the same amount of juice.
The Big Squeeze has one 3-inch-wide chute, so you can load it with ingredients and walk away and let the juicer do the work. Once ingredients are pressed, the juice is passed through a mesh filter to remove remaining pulp, then held in a surrounding tank where ingredients mix until you’re ready to pour it into a glass by lifting the spout plug. While the mesh filter will need to be hand washed, many reviewers say it is easy to do with the included scrub brush. (In fact, Breville
recommends against putting any of the pieces of this juicer in the dishwasher.) According to one reviewer: “Quiet and powerful upright juicer. I found it was one of the easiest to use and the quiet operation is a welcome feature especially if you share a house. You can make your early morning juice and not wake the baby--or anyone else. This and the large opening to put in fruits like apples makes for a very well-designed appliance.” 4 The Most Affordable Type: Centrifugal or fast juicer
For the most budget-friendly juicer, this
fast juicer from Breville lacks some of the features the other ones have but is still a solid choice. It has the smallest feed chute of any centrifugal juicer on this list, at only 3 inches in width. This might equal more prep time, depending on the size of the fruit or vegetables you intend to juice. It also has a smaller capacity, and can make up to 35 ounces of juice, just half of what other centrifugal models on this list can make. It is made of plastic with brushed stainless steel, and most of the interior parts are made of dishwasher-safe plastic, though the filter basket and cutters are made out of stainless steel which should be hand washed. Reviewers report that this comes with a scrub brush for cleaning the mesh basket and that it’s relatively easy to clean.
The 850-watt motor is still strong enough to juice almost anything you need, and it has two speed settings, low and high, which you can choose from based on what juice you’re trying to make. This model also has a pulp collector that’s detachable and a built-in froth separator that helps remove some of the froth that comes when you make juice in this centrifugal juicer. Ultimately, this is a great juicer that will deliver high-quality delicious juice quickly without setting you back as much.
According to one reviewer: “The juicing is much quicker than other juicers we've used, and easier to clean up. Yes, I realize you don't get as much juice per time juicing. We've helped to solve that a bit by putting the pulp through another time or two when it's really moist. Also, as other reviewers have said, make sure to soak the basket with vinegar to help with clogging.”