Breville Juice Fountain Elite vs Hurom Slow Juicer

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The following is a comparison of 2 very different juicers.  One is a top of the line centrifugal juicer and one is an elite vertical cold-pressed masticating juicer.  The following will hopefully help you make an informed decision based on your lifestyle and preferences.

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Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Hurom Slow Juicer
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Type of Juicer Centrifugal Vertical single auger masticating
Size of Feed Chute 3″ dia. Crescent Shaped Chute 2.25″ x 1.25″
Juicing Speed 2 speed controls
High – 13,000 rpm
Low – 6,500 rpm
80 rpm
Note: This is not an apples-to-apples comparison.
Motor 1000 watt 150 watts
Note: This is not an apples-to-apples comparison.
Warranty 1 year limited warranty 1 year parts 10 year motor
Dimensions 17 x 11 x 20 inches 9.8″ H x 6.8″ W x 15.8″ D
Weight 14 lbs 4 lbs
Juices Continuously No. In theory yes, but pulp builds up in the juice collector. Yes
Makes Nut Butters? No Possibly.  See more information here.
Wheagrass D A
Leafy Greens D A
Easy to Clean A A
Prep Work (Chopping Vegetables) A+ C-
Construction Quality A B
Bottom Line Pros:

  • Metal stainless steel construction.
  • More convient requiring less chopping and prep work.
  • Stylish.

Cons:

  • Does not juice leafy greens, wheat grass, or soft berries well.
  • Can be loud.
  • Introduces oxidation into the juicing process degrading juice nutrient value faster.
  • Inefficient pulp ejection.
Pros:

  • Quiet model that produces less mess
  • Juices wheatgrass and leafy greens.
  • Juices soft fruits and berries
  • Introduces less oxidation for better juice quality.
  • Efficient pulp ejection.
  • Easier clean-up.

Cons:

  • Plastic construction
  • Small feed chute requires more chopping and prep work.
  • Juicing process is slower
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Juicing Performance

Breville Juice Fountain 800jexl Elite StillThe Juice Fountain Elite, being a centrifugal juicer has some limitations when it comes to versatility.  It does not juice small soft berries, leafy greens and wheat grass very well.  However, there are workarounds for this as described in our complete review here that describes how you can juice soft berries, wheatgrass, and leafy greens using the Juice Fountain Elite.

What it lacks in versatility the Juice Fountain Elite makes up for in speed and convenience.  The fast spinning cutting disc is able to make full glass of juice in seconds.  There is hardly any need to chop or do very much prep work.  If for example you have a whole pineapple, just cut it a few times with the rind still on and feed it through the 3″ wide feed chute.

It needs to be said that some oxidation is introduced into the juicing process by the fast motion.  This is evident in the juice’s frothiness.  To be sure you are drinking high nutrient juice, be sure to drink the juice you make immediately after it is juiced.

Hurom Slow JuicerThe Hurom Slow Juicer is versatile and process kale, leafy greens, wheat grass and berries flawlessly.  It also is extremely efficient because it uses a crushing masticating system.  The pulp that is ejected from the machine should be very dry as it exits.

Clean up is also slightly easier because the mesh filter basket in the Juice Fountain Elite does require more attention.  Also centrifugal juicers sling pulp violently.  While it is contained within the unit it does go everywhere.  The Hurom unit neatly ejects pulp into a separate container.  The Juice Fountain Elite does have a pulp container as well, but pulp is not ejected efficiently.  Instead it builds up inside the juice collector though it is easy enough to clean out.

Juicing enthusiasts usually insist on a slow “cold-pressed” juicing process.  This is because it introduces less oxidation.  Oxidation is the same process that turns an apple brown after it is exposed to the air.  Oxidation degrades the nutritional value of juice.  This is the same reason that anti-oxidants are touted as important nutrients.  The juice quality of the Hurom probably is better.  However, the oxidation problem can be overcome simply by drinking juice immediately after it is produced.

Brands

Breville originally gained its popularity in Australia, and in the 1980’s, brought their business to the United States. Breville is a very saavy company when it comes to marketing their product.  To be sure, they do make excellent juicers.  Hardcore juicing enthusiasts usually opt for a masticating juicer, but Brevile still delivers a very well made device.

The Hurom Company was founded in Europe, but goes by the name Roland Products in North America. Established in 1989, they have been providing the public with fine European cookware and appliances for over 20 years. They pride themselves on providing patrons with superior customer service.

Price

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The Juice Fountain Elite is usually more expensive than the Hurom Juicer depending on which model you buy.  We are reviewing the HU-100 here and the pricing can be compared below.

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Summary

Deciding factors…

The Juice Fountain Elite, in person, has a special wow factor.  Pictures don’t do it justice.  If you want a stylish appliance that makes an impression and makes you feel proud of your shopping prowess it is definitely the way to go.  Also if you live an active lifestyle in which convenience is a plus, the Juice Fountain Elite is a fantastic option.

Juice Fountain Elite
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The Hurom Slow Juicer is for someone who doesn’t mind extra prep work and patience but is more serious about being able to make high quality juice using leafy greens, wheat grass, and small berries with a top-of-the-line efficiency.

Hurom Slow Juicer
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