Breville and Jack LaLanne Juicer Comparison
Ok, so the Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain and The Jack LaLanne Power Juicer machines are two of the most popular centrifugal style juice extractors. Both are best-sellers. So which one should you buy? Well, if you got the money, the Breville 800JEXL is the way to go. It will cost you about $260 which is $170 more than the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Classic ($90 a piece), but you are getting a lot for the money. If you only got around a $100 to spend, then the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer is still a great option! For more great reviews check out whichjuicermachine.com
So what has the Breville got that Jack Don't?
First and foremost about 4 time as much oomph! The Power Juicers are not short on power, churning out a respectable 3600RPM, but the Breville 800JEXL goes the extra 4000 miles and pumps out 14,000RPM! If you get scared you can switch it to half speed. There is no vegetable tough enough to slow the Breville down, not even close. Potatoes and beets, which are the most tough of produce, don't even cause the Breville to blink an eye. It will juice them as if they are strawberries. The Power Juicer will begin to 'cough' when a potato or beet is thrown its way. You need to be careful, so that the motor doesn't burn out. In fact, it is better to avoid juicing such tough vegetables altogether. However, the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer is strong enough to handle all other vegetables just fine. Carrots, broccoli, celery and the like, are all fair game. All fruits are not problem, with or without peels. You can juice orange in a Power Juicer with its peel on, but it will slow the machine a little, but it will juice it. You put an unpeeled orange in the Breville and it won't even flutter, it can even juice pineapple with its rind on, no problemo.
So that's the key difference between these two juicers. A little powerful compared to outragious power.
The Breville is a bigger machine and a more well-built machine to harbor all that power. Think Mercedez Benz. The stainless steel design is also very attractive and is a true center piece for any kitchen. Check out the Breville in the video below, the guy shows you how easy this machine turns a variety of fruits and vegetables into juice. Below that video, check out the infomercial to see the Jack LaLanne Juicer comparison.
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The feed chute of both these juicers is 3" wide, so they both accept some fruits and veggies whole. The difference is that the Breville can juice as much as you can fit in it, even 5 carrots at a time. You will need to dial that back a little for the Power Juicer. The pulp container on both machines is about the same size, which is pretty darn big. This allows for a lot of continious juicing before you need to empty out the pulp.
Buy what you can afford! Both are great juicers in their own right. For $90 you will not be dissapointed with the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer. For $260 you will absolutely be loving the Breville.
Update June 19th 2011:
There is another great option here and that is the Breville BJE200XL. This acclaimed juicer is regarded as the best budget juicer with rave reviews and for good reason. For $100 this machine packs way more punch than the Jack LaLanne Juicer machines.
This juicer delivers 13,000 RPM's compared to 3,600 RPM's of the Jack Juicers, that's about 4 times as much! Check out the real world video below to see the Breville BJE200XL at work at home. Notice how 2 whole carrots are ground down with ease, how the apples just need to be sliced in half only to fit, and how a whole lemon is juiced with its tough skin on!