Breville is one of the most innovative brands in small kitchen appliances and we must admit that we are a huge fan of the Hot Cup and for the JE15 Whole Fruit Juicer, Breville has teamed up with Anthony Worrall Thompson, the celebrity chef. The JE15 Whole Fruit Juicer is a beast of a machine that could you save you a lot of time and it is highly rewarding seeing the unjuiceable stuff come out through to the bin and watching the juice that is extracted come out at the other end.
As is expected nowadays on a juicer in this price point, the Breville JE15 features a big shot so as to extract the juice from whole fruits. The time you save in prepping and chopping fruit is a real boon; therefore this is a feature that should not be overlooked. Let us have a good look at the highs and lows of the Breville JE15 before we deal with the design features of the juicer.
What is hot?
- Great safety features
- Two speeds – one for soft & other for hard fruit/veggies
- Pretty robust
- Jug is handy for storing juice in refrigerator subsequently
- Froth separator – Practical inclusion to jug for avoiding too much ‘froth’
- Larger intake – You could pop up a full apple in it at once and there is no need to chop it up
- Not a pain to wash up the parts
What is not?
- Consumes a reasonable amount of kitchen counter top
- Might spray some of the pulp about although it is designed to move into the pulp bin attached
- Pulp bin though a good addition turns out to be another thing to wash up
- Bit pricey
- Juice pretty warm after juicing – One has to really add some ice or store it into the refrigerator for about half an hour
More details on its features:
The Antony Worrall Thompson Breville JE15 Whole Fruit Juicer (product code: JE15) can extract juice both from hard as well as soft fruits, naturally allowing to make refreshing drinks for serving over fruity cocktails, crushed ice, winter beverages for warming with spices or for your health routine to keep going. Starting off with the design, the JE15 juicer made of brushed stainless steel is quite a heavy machine and has a nice silver finish to it, with a heavy duty die cast metal base, but if you take into account all that power, equipment and accessories, the weight is understandable. The juicer comes in three parts namely the juice collector, pithe collector and the machine itself. Large as it may seem to be, you will be able to chop up all your apples into quarters, therefore there is no need to remove the core, kiwis and whole carrots. Breville has ensured that the juicer does not slide around when in use, courtesy its big sticky rubber feet.
Patented extra large feed tube
The Breville JE15 Whole Fruit Juicer by Antony Worrall Thompson like most of its predecessors has a feed tube opening that is large and wide. Therefore, lesser cutting of the ingredients is needed before juicing them. The spout can take larger chunks of fruit or veggies. We had no trouble feeding apples into them and no chopping was necessary. Besides, this juicer is great for carrots, but not good for spinach, wheatgrass or soft fruits including watermelon, strawberry, etc. Therefore, if you are looking for a separate juicer to juice wheatgrass, then check out reviews on wheatgrass juicers from quality brands including Lexen, Z-Star, etc on our website.
How does it work?
Just insert the whole fruit into the JE1 Juicer machine through the large feed tube and then you have to select the right type of speed, obviously one for the soft and the other for the hard fruit. The mighty 950W functions pretty efficiently and quickly to create the juice. To separate the unwanted pulp from the extracted juice and ensuring that your drink is completely lump-free and smooth is a stainless steel micro-mesh filter. The juice produced is then filled into the 1 litre juice jug that works like a froth-separator, whilst the 2-litre pulp container collects the unwanted pulp which you can easily remove for easy and quick cleaning.
Powerful 950W motor
The Breville JE15 Professional juicer is driven by a powerful 950W motor and delivers exceptional performance which puts it in the same league as that of the ever-popular Philips HR1861 built with a 700W motor. The biggest advantage of the high powered engine is that it could extract maximum amount of juice from the produce as indicated by the dryer pulp that is left over. It will cost a lot more if you go for a blender with the same amount of power. The high power of the motor gives the juice extracted a warm effect and so, you need to really place it in the refrigerator for about half an hour or add ice to it before serving it. A downside to this rather mighty motor is the noise which can be annoying at times.
The on/off power switch is a small utilitarian, though it features heavy duty metal construction. The juicer is built with the facility to go at two speeds and therefore harder fruits and veggies (that are more often than not tricky to juice well in cheaper juicers) could be nicely juiced making use of the higher speed.
When it comes to the pith residue, it is best to put it through twice if you like to have all the juice out. You can get fabulous results with the citrus fruits through on low speeds for the first time and then the second time around making use of the fast speed. There is another drawback when you are juicing lemons, oranges or any fruit having seeds in its flesh and therefore you need to segregate the segments so as to get rid of the pips from your fruit before you put the portions into the machine. It does exactly as it says in the manual, though it makes the job slightly difficult to do.
Two litre capacity pulp container
The pulp container is quite large with a capacity of 2 litres and built to fit a regular plastic grocery bag to catch all the pulp for trouble-free clean up (this proved really nice). As the pulp is quite dry for a centrifugal juicer machine with the pulp container being so large, you will have no trouble juicing continually for several minutes before you need to empty the pulp container. Disappointingly, the major problem with the juicer is washing the pulp container. Fortunately, there are shortcuts like placing a small plastic bag in the pulp container for making it easier to clear the pulp out. Overall, we feel that the pulp container is a great addition; however it is another thing to wash it up.
Froth separating juice jug
Like the juicer itself, you will find the pitcher brilliantly built with a froth separator that is adjustable. There are juice recipes that leave froth residue on the top of the extracted juice and whilst there are some who like to enjoy the froth, others would rather want to have their juice without it. Whatever be it, you can depend on the cleverly designed easy slide froth separator that lets you take as much or as little froth as you desire. To put things in a nutshell, Breville’s froth separating design would keep the head off the fresh veggies and fruit creation.
Stainless steel micro-mesh filter
We liked the stainless steel micro-mesh filter as this looks a bit different than most centrifugal juicer machines reviewed. Its design is such that it could squeeze out every bit of juice and provides you with more of it. This said, cleaning the filter can be time consuming, but this is important if hygiene matters.
No integrated cord storage
The Breville JE15 950 Watts juicer lacks cord storage, the integration of which would have made the juicer look spick and span on your kitchen counter and stopped cables to potential hazards.
Cleaning the parts is a breeze
Hand washing the machine after a juicing session could be a chore, though the mucky bits would be pretty happy in your dishwasher. You can rinse the various parts followed by a brush provided alongside the product. The only dishwasher unfriendly part is the motor unit. You can also make use of a liner in the pulp container so as to reduce cleaning.
Antony’s top recipes
The Breville JE15 Juicer comes complete with an Instruction manual and Antony’s top recipes, a booklet that will help you get started to juicing in no time.
1 x Juicer, 1 x Lid, 1 x Pulp Container, 1 x Juice Jug, 1 x Micro-mesh Filter, 1 x Fruit Plunger, 1 x Recipe & Instruction Booklet.
What was good about the Breville JE15 2-Speed Whole Fruit Juicer is that we tried several combination of fruits from frozen to fresh fruits, it delivered superb results. We also bought fresh fruits to go in with frozen fruits; this gave it a pleasant chill to it as well. When it comes to cleaning, you will find that most parts can go in your dishwasher with only the really harder parts that require hand wash. We thought it was a little pricey at about £125 at first, but we did a little bit of research online to find the cheapest price possible. We feel perhaps the most expensive part of the juicer should be the 950Wmotor. So what else can one say? The juicer is a cute one; it has a pretty nice design; works remarkable well and so on. We also suppose the value is quite good and we have no hesitation rating the juicer a step above its predecessors if we had to. Whatever be it, having a fresh juice that tastes absolutely delicious at the start of the day with the minimum of hassles is really great!