Congratulations! The fact that you’re reading this means that you’re thinking about starting your juicing journey. Juicing is a great way to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet and improve your overall health.
When you’re looking for a juicer under $100 it will be a centrifugal model. This is the type of juicer most people start out with. It contains a spinning disc which tears and shreds produce to extract the juice.
The alternative to a centrifugal juicer is called a masticating juicer. These contain an auger that crush and press produce to extract the juice. Masticating juicers produce better quality juice but are more expensive and typically cost more than $200. A centrifugal juicer is suitable for most people and the juice produced is still very beneficial.
The Breville BJE200XL is currently the lowest priced juicer on offer from Breville. It sells at around $100 and is of course a centrifugal juicer. This model seems to get mainly positive reviews. Indeed Breville juicers seem to be well respected on the whole which adds to their already good reputation in the kitchen appliance market.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the juicer used by Joe Cross in his movie” Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead”. That was the Breville JE98XL which is a bit more expensive, selling for around $150 online. It too is a centrifugal juicer although it comes with a more powerful motor and dual speed control.
The Breville BJE510XL is a top end centrifugal juicer. It’s price point is interesting in that at $200 it’s bordering on masticating juicer territory. So why buy a pricey centrifugal juicer when you could pay a little more and get a low end masticating juicer?
The answer is features. If you’re someone who likes a lot of features then this is the juicer for you. Personally I would sacrifice features for better juice quality but hey, it’s your money you’re spending.