The Breville Juice Fountain Elite and the Breville 900 watt multi-speed juicer are nearly identical. There are a few differences (covered below), but the major difference is they are about $100 different in price. Given the price difference, if you are not overly attracted to the Juice Fountain Elite, then it makes sense economically to purchase a the Ikon Multi-Speed Juicer.
|Breville 800jexl Juice Fountain Ellite||Breville Multi-speed ikon juicer|
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|Amazon Rating||Above 4 Stars[br]
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|Type of Juicer||Centrifugal||Centrifugal|
|Size of Feed Chute||3″ dia.||3″ dia|
|Construction & Materials||Stainless steel and BPA Free Plastic||Stainless steel and BPA Free Plastic|
|Juicing Speed||Low speed of 6,500 rpm[br]high speed of 13,000rpm||5 Speeds from 6,500 rpm to 12,500 rpm|
|Motor||1,000 watts||900 watts|
|Warranty||1 year limited[br]3 year motor||1 year limited[br]3 year motor|
|Dimensions||17 x 11 x 20 inches||16.8 x 15.5 x 10.25 inches|
|Weight||10 lbs||9 lbs|
Only in theory.
|Only in theory.
juicing continuously below.
|Makes Nut Butters?||No||No|
|GRADE: Leafy Greens||D||D|
|GRADE: Easy to Clean||B+||B+|
|GRADE: Prep Work[br](Chopping Vegetables)||A+||A+|
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Side by Side Photo of the Multi-Speed and Juice Fountain Elite
The Multi-Speed Juice Fountain, costs approximately $175-$200. The Breville Juice Fountain Elite costs approximately $275-$300. This is a significant difference when you consider there juicers are remarkably similar. The difference you are really paying for is a stainless steel juice collector (the part with the spout).
The Breville Ikon features a 900-watt motor, and the Breville Juice Fountain Elite has a 1,000-watt motor. In terms of juicing, this difference is negligible. Also the Multi-speed Juice Fountain has 5 speeds. Some have claimed that the Juice Fountain Elite’s high speed is too high and the low speed is too low.
The difference in materials is one of the main reasons the price of the Juice Fountain Elite is so much higher. The Juice Fountain Elite is made of heavy-duty die cast metal. The Ikon is made of stainless steel. The blades on the Juice Fountain Elite are made of titanium, while the blades on the Ikon are made from stainless steel. Over time, the titanium blades on the Juice Fountain Elite will remain sharper than the stainless steel blades on the Ikon.Both juicers feature stainless steel filters.
Stainless steel is an acceptable material for manufacturing a juicer, but the titanium and heavy duty die cast metal on the Juice Fountain Elite make this juicer more durable.
The intro paragraph mentioned that the biggest difference is price. The second biggest difference might be the height dimensions. The IKON Multi-Speed Juicer is slightly shorter making it fit underneath cabinets (or inside them!) easier.
The Breville IKON is 16″ high. The Breville Juice Fountain Elite is 17″ high.
Another key difference is that the Breville Ikon BJE510XL has done away with the protruding lip found at the bottom of the Breville Juice Fountain Elite. The Breville Juice Fountain Elite requires you to use their specially designed jug (plastic) that fits around the lip. The Ikon Multi-Speed Juicer doesn’t have a lip and has a flattened side so you can potentially use any container to catch the juicer.
The Breville Ikon Juicer is capable of speeds ranging from 6,500-12,500 rpm. With a range of 6,500-13,000 rpm, the Juice Fountain Elite can go just a bit faster. The difference in speed should not make a significant difference in the time it takes to juice fruits and vegetables.
The Ikon has five speeds to choose from, while the Juice Fountain Elite has two. People who use the Ikon must be a little more aware of what speed is appropriate for the type of produce they are juicing. Users of the Juice Fountain Elite either choose high or low.
Both juicers feature a wide feed tube. This wide feed tube allows consumers to juice many fruits and vegetables without chopping them first. Both juicers are easy to clean, and the parts are dishwasher safe.
Breville is a trusted name in juicing. Whether you choose a Juice Fountain Elite or Ikon, you will be purchasing a quality product.
Both juicers do not juice continuously because the pulp builds up quite fast in the juice collector. This is because it does not eject juice into the pulp container with 100% efficiency. Though it is easy to clean out, pulp does build up fast.
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