I would not consider Hamilton Beach a premium brand. It’s no surprise then that most of their juicers fall into the sub $100 price range. Obviously this means the Hamilton Beach 67601 is a centrifugal model. At around $75 it’s $25 cheaper than Breville’s BJE200XL, so is it worth saving $25 or should you save up and go for the Breville?
First thing that strikes you about this juicer is that it doesn’t feel like you just spent $75. That said it really isn’t that bad of a juicer. It does the job it was intended for but I can’t help thinking that the construction on the Breville BJE200XL is way better and at just $25 more that would be my choice.
If you’re new to juicing you’ll find these tips extra handy. Everyone has to start somewhere and if your juicing seems to be going less than perfectly these tips might just make a big difference. Nobody began juicing as an expert and it’s important to realise that we all learn from doing.
There’s only so much you can learn from reading and researching and getting busy with your juicer really is a great way to learn about juicing and have fun. But having said that sometimes there are clever things that others may have thought of that you wish you’d known about before. here are some tips to make your juicing journey that little bit easier.
This review of the Breville JE98XL (a centrifugal model) is somewhat unfair. You see I am used to using the fabulous Omega VRT350 (a masticating model). But I will attempt to look at it from the perspective of someone who is both a first-time juicer and on a budget (JE98XL cost: $150 vs VRT350 cost: $350).
The first thing this review needs to mention is that the JE98XL is famous. This juicer has appeared in a movie. Can you guess which movie it was? That’s right… the JE98XL appeared in “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” alongside Joe Cross. If you’ve not seen the movie you should go watch it right now. At the time of writing this it’s free to watch on Hulu. Joe Cross traveled across the USA with his trusty Breville juicer so it should be pretty good right?
Well of course it’s a great juicer but at $150 it’s obviously going to be a centrifugal model and come with all the drawbacks of not being a masticating model (sorry but I like masticating juicers). Of course it’s well constructed and a reliable juicer from a respected brand. You only have to look at the reviews on this and other Breville juicers to see that Breville is doing a great job of making juicers. And the price point is well chosen. It’s an affordable centrifugal juicer that looks good and does what it supposed to, plus there’s dual speed which is a bonus.