The Breville Juice Fountain Elite vs Breville Juice Fountain Duo (Dual Disc)

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Use the review and comparison table below to make an informed buying decision.

The BJE820XL Juice Fountain Duo or “Dual Disc” model is Breville’s attempt to solve the ever-nagging problem of competing with more versatile masticating juicers.  Centrifugal juicers in general can not process wheat grass, leafy greens, and soft fruits and vegetables well. 

For a full review of the Juice Fountain Elite Click Here –> Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Review

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Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL Breville Juice Fountain Duo Dual Disc Juicer BJE820XL
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Type of Juicer Centrifugal Centrifugal
Size of Feed Chute 3 inch circular 3 inch circular
Juicing Speed(s) High: 13,000 rpm
Low:  6,500 RPM
5 Variable Speeds
1 – 6,500 rpm
2 – 8,100 rpm
3 – 9,700 rpm
4 – 11,300 rpm
5 – 13,000 rpm
Motor 1,000 Watt 1,200 Watt
Warranty 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Dimensions 17 x 11 x 20 inches 8.5 x 13.5 x 17 inches
Weight 14 lbs 14 lbs
Juices Continuously? Only in theory.
See See below….
Only in theory.
See See below….
Makes Nut Butters No No
Soft Fruits C- B+
Wheatgrass D- D-
Leafy Greens C- C-
Easy to Clean? A A
Prep Work (chopping required) A+ A+
Bottom Line Buy this model if:

  • You do not want to juice soft fruits or bannanas.
  • You already own a blender
  • Moderate price difference is a consideration
Buy this model if:

  • You do want to juice soft fruits or bannanas.

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JUICING CONTINUOUSLY

For this reason the Juice Fountain Elite does 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.

On the other hand, the J8006 does indeed juice continuously because pulp is neatly ejected with near perfect efficiency.

Key Differences

Breville really does make outstanding juicers very high quality juicers, especially in the Juice Fountain Elite and Juice Fountain Duo.  These are two top of the line second to none juicers in the centrifugal category.  The Heavy grade die-cast medal body really is a marvel and exceedingly rare in the world of plastic home kitchen appliances.  The cutting blade/filter basket also is a marvel.

The problem comes in that a pusher is required to push produce against the cutting blades in order for the cutting blades to do their job.  This is where the food pusher comes into play.  Normally that is a great solution, but of course the food pusher itself can never make contact with the blades.  To accomplish this there is a about a half inch or more gap between the pusher and the blades.  Small berries, and thin items such as leafs, greens, and grasses easily escape through this gap.  Also things such as bananas don’t really have the water content to extract juice from very well.  This means that in a competitive landscape, masticating juicers can tout a competitive advantage against this market leader.

In attempts to overcome this, Breville has invented a second cutting disc that is just the cutting disc without the filter.  This is what the BJE820XL Juice Fountain Duo (dual disc) is all about.  The puree disc does not even attempt to juice (separate juice and pulp).  It just essentially does what a blender does and sends everything on down the line to eventually end up in your glass.  This works best for small soft berries that escape through the gap described above.  Most berries don’t have much pulp to speak of anyway.

Separating juice from pulp is what juicing is.

Cutting disc and filter to separate juice from pulp:
Breville-Juice-Fountain-Duo-BJE820XL-Juice-Filter

Just cutting disc with no filter (shreds then sends everything down the line like a blender):
Breville-Juice-Fountain-Duo-BJE820XL-Puree-Disc

Of course this begs the question why not just us a blender for soft fruits such as berries and bananas.  This is precisely what Breville tried to accomplish with it’s Juice and Blend dual function juicer/blender, which did not ever seem to catch on.

Other than this one difference of having two different types of discs along with the very the minor differences in speed settings and wattage, the Juice Fountain Elite and the Juice Fountain Duo are completely identical.

Only the Juice Fountain Duo comes with the 2nd puree disc for juicing soft fruits such as berries.

Juice Fountain Elite

Juice Fountain EliteThe Juice Fountain Elite is a high-quality, high-capacity juicer with a 3”-diameter feed chute for large fruits and vegetables. It uses a 1,000-watt electric motor and blends at 6,500 rpm (slow) and 13,000 rpm (fast) for hard and soft fruits and vegetables. A 1-liter juice jug, made entirely of Bisphenol A-free materials and with a built-in froth separator, allows users to create large quantities of juice without the taste of potentially hazardous chemicals spoiling the quality of their latest concoctions.
Money Saving Tip:  Check out the Factory Certified Remanufactured Juice Fountain Elite

 

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Juice Fountain Duo Dual Disc Juicer

Juice Fountain DuoThe Juice Fountain Duo has a few minor differences, and one major difference.

The first minor difference is 1,200-watt motor and five speeds.  This is a negligible difference, but an added luxury none the less.  The simple high low setting of the Juice Fountain Elite has been described by some as too high on high and too low on low.  The motor is slightly more powerful at 1,200 watts.

The major difference is the second disc – the puree disc that swaps out effortlessly.  The puree disc is pretty much just like the nutridisc but without the filter basket.  It does not attempt to separate juice and pulp.

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Price

The Juice Fountain Duo is more expensive than the Juice Fountain Elite.  However the price difference that was $100 or more has, at the time of this writing shrunk to about $50.

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Summary

This is a very narrow comparison.  These are nearly identical juicers save for the puree disc.

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