Juicers are becoming an important part of the armory of the health-conscious individual. They are a super starter to the day, great nutritious drinks and plenty of tasty recipes. Let’s compare the Breville BJE430SIL and Breville JE98XL examine the difference between the quality of juice extracted from these juicers.
You will find a comprehensive page explaining each model in greater detail on my site and my thoughts on them, but here I want to evaluate them side by side.
A quick word before we get started though:
The world of Juicers boils down to two types of machines. The Masticating Juicer and the Centrifugal Juicer. I wrote an article already explaining how they stack up against each other and you can read about Masticating vs Centrifugal Juicers to get a better idea of what you are dealing with.
Note: both the Breville I am comparing today are Centrifugal juicers.
Don’t know what’s Centrifugal type juicers? Look at our article of Masticating vs. Centrifugal Juicer – Cold Press vs. Masticating
A side by Side comparison
Okay, let’s get the technical aspects out the way first and do a side by side comparison.
|Juicer Model||Breville BJE430SIL||Breville JE98XL
|Check Price||Breville BJE430SIL||Breville JE98XL|
|Low Speed||6500 rpm||6500 rpm|
|Max Speed||13000 rpm||12000rpm|
|Motor Power||850 watt||800 watt|
|Size||15.7 x 7 x 16.3 in||16.5 x 13.2 x 18.2 in|
|Weight||11 lbs||14 lbs|
|Number of Controls||3 Position:|
Off, Slow, Fast
Off, Slow, Fast
|Chute Size||3" Wide||3" Wide|
|Pulp Container||Extra Large 3.6 qt||Large 2.6 qt|
|Juice Container||Seal & Store 70 fl oz with froth seperator||34 fl oz jug with froth seperator|
Stainless Steel Filter, Filter Basket, Cutting disk
Stainless Steel Filter, Filter Basket, Cutting disk
|Warranty||1 Year (Limited)||1 Year (Limited)|
|Safety Feature||Locking Arm||Locking arm|
|Overload Protection||Yes||Overload cut out with LED|
(Juicer cover and juice jug are not)
(Mesh Filter Basket, Nutri Disc and food pusher are not)
|Additional Features||Cold Spin Technology (for up to 72 fresh juice)|
Elevated Juicing System
|Additional Accessories||Nylon bristle brush||Cleaning Brush|
So, there are some differences but let’s look at them a bit closer.
A Closer Look
The BJE430SIL certainly has a few bonus features that the time and tested JE98XL doesn’t. The Cold Spin Technology™ is certainly a big plus point for Breville’s Centrifugal Juicers.
To gain some sort of understanding of why this is important is to understand that there has been plenty of discussion about the way juice is heated up during the spinning process within the Juicer. This may be detrimental to the precious enzymes you are trying to protect the food you are juicing.
The BJE430SIL’s stainless steel cutting disc, which is surrounded by an Italian-made mesh filter could ensure that the juice is raised no higher than 1.8° degree is a bonus for the Breville BJE430SIL. The JE98XL does not have this feature, so if you are looking for maximum goodness it may not be the best option to choose.
Leafy Green Dilemma
Most centrifugal Juicers suffer from being able to juice greens well. Their speed is a detriment to the nutrition you want to gain from foods like wheatgrass and kale. Due to the low water content, as the juicer spins the food around to extract this juice, it doesn’t have the chance to extract the juice before it is being automatically ejected from the juicer into the pulp container.
This leads to wet pulp and therefore a higher waste content! That is your precious juice right there. Now don’t get me wrong. You can wrap your greens around harder fruits like an apple, to ensure it stays in the juicer for longer, and you can use the slower speeds and a gentle push on the plunger, but this still will not benefit you all that much.
Some users also talk about putting the pulp through a second and third time to extract as much as they can and that may be an option for you. It is important to know what type of food you are processing too. Like wheatgrass for example. In my article, the Best Juicers for Wheatgrass, I explain why it is important to use a masticating juicer over a centrifugal one.
A huge bonus point for both these juicers is their speed though. If you want to quickly get that juice, then you can pop the pineapple into the juicer, with skin on, and let it juice away. Taking the skin off will obviously help in getting that juice to you even quicker!
I especially like the BJE430SIL self-sealing jug. This is a masterstroke and a far better development over the JE98XL. A large issue for centrifugal juicers is the introduction of air into the juice, seen as froth.
This froth has been blamed for quicker spoiling of juices and the JE98XL certainly only offers a maximum of a 24-hour life on your juice unless you freeze it!
The BJE430SIL though advertises a 72-hour self-life for your juice due to the Cold Spin Technology™ and the airtight container. This allows for very little introduction of moulds (normally present in the air) to contaminate your juice, and allows you to enjoy it a few days later.
Finally, speed between the two is a slight consideration. The BJE430SIL is a little quicker and so it can create faster juicers than the JE98XL.
When it comes to cleaning everyone wants a fast solution and most will ask if the parts are dishwasher safe so that they can be whisked away into the box under the sink.
I generally advise against using the dishwasher for your juicer parts. This is really more a preference than any proper advice, but I have found a handy tip to keep the cleaning to a minimum.
Hot soapy water! That is all you need, IMMEDIATELY after you have done your juicing. Now the filter baskets will need to be cleaned away from the dishwasher as they are not dishwasher safe, so while you are doing that, a quick clean of the other parts will save you a lot of trouble later on with dried on food pulp.
That is not to say either of these machines have parts that cannot be placed into the dishwasher. Both do. The BJE430SIL does say that their jug and airtight lid should not be placed in the dishwasher though. I guess that is to protect the seal in order to keep your juice fresh.
BPA Free Plastic
If you haven’t heard about BPA then now is the time to have a quick lesson on it. Find out about it here. In brief though, the less of it you are ingesting the better and both these Brevilles are BPA free.
It is important to consider the uses of plastics in our diets and how they may affect us later on. Be wary of juicers not advertising BPA free products.
A centrifugal juicer will be noisy. The motor is large and the food that you put into the juicer will need to be broken down so there will always be a loud noise from these machines.
The Breville BJE430SIL has gone a little further to make the juicer quieter, but it will still be noisy in comparison to a masticating low-speed juicer.
The upside though, is that the noise does not last for too long because both these juicers are quick at getting your juice out of your foods.
It really isn’t a possibility with a centrifugal juicer to be able to make almond milk or nut butter. If you are really looking for a juicer that is truly multipurpose then Look to the Omega J8006 or the JESE JS-500a. Both are masticating and produce great nut milk.
A final word
I have moved on considerably in my juicing life from the early days when I used a common household blender. Today my go to juicer is the Omega J8006 because I get so much more yield and have far more choices of foods to juice.
For those starting out or wanting a quick solution I would suggest the Breville BJE430SIL. It will preserve those all-important enzymes and with the addition of the air tight jug you will certainly be better off enjoying those fresh juices a few days later.
|Breville BJE430SIL||Breville JE98XL|
|Check the Price||Check the Price|