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A Powerful Yet Budget Friendly Juicing Machine

One of the lesser known small appliances that we have in our kitchen is a juicer. Seems odd to talk about juice when baking is such a sweet endeavor, but we like to balance out the indulgent treats we create with a healthy drink to wash things down. This helps take the guilt out of eating heavy, calorie dense baked goods. But just because fresh made juice is good for you does not mean that it has to taste bad. Having the right juicer, however, can make all the difference in the world. With that in mind, we will give a quick rundown of the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus, the same juice extractor that we use to make some delicious juice concoctions.

The Breville JE98XL juicer is among the highest rated centrifugal juicing machines by owners and kitchen equipment experts. It is among the best performers in both customer reviews and number of purchases. So, what exactly are its specifications? How does it perform? Let’s get into the details.

Juicing Features

· Weighs a little under 15 pounds and measures 13.2 inches by 16.5 inches by 18.2 inches.

· The motor: 850 watts with a dual speed control. Speed ranges from a low 6500 rpm to a high 12,000 rpm. Lower speeds are used for soft fruits and vegetables while higher speeds are used for harder ones.

· Feed chute: three inches wide, patented. It allows large fruits to be inserted with not so much in their preparation.

· Direct central feed: extracts maximum amounts of juice, also patented.

· Blades: stainless steel

· Mesh filter: stainless steel

· Body: made of heavy , long lasting polymer

· Jug juice capacity: 1 liter (34 fl. Oz.)

· Has a froth separator

· Has a large capacity pulp container and an integrated handle

· Cord storage: the cord is designed to be wrap around the feet and to attach to a position under its base.

· Safety: has a locking arm that prevents juicer from running if the cover is not put in place. Also has an overload protection mechanism to prevent overheating. Senses any overload and automatically shuts down. All surfaces that come into contact with food are BPA free to ensure the juice is healthy for consumption.

· Clean up: The JE98XL comes with a cleaning brush. Only the nutri disk cannot be washed on the top shelf of a dishwasher.

· Manufacturer’s warranty: It has a limited one year warranty.


· Easy to use– it’s a centrifugal juicer and takes in veggies and fruits from its top vertical chute. The need for cutting up the fruits before feeding to the open chute is there, but only to a limited extent. Just take care of fruits that contain seeds.

· Easy to clean up– the parts can be taken off with just a snap. With every of its component except the base/nutri disk being dishwasher safe, the cleaning process is fast.

· High quality juice– for the price range it falls, the Breville JE98XL juicer produces good quality juice. No better juicers that fall in the same price range produces better quality juice.

· High volume of juice yielded– the juicer manages to squeeze out an astonishing high amount of juice leaving a semi dry pulp. A few more rounds through the juicer, the pulp could produce a little more juice. The difference is not that big and can be ignored if one is in a hurry.

· The pitcher has a larger capacity and the lid has a special lip that holds back accumulating froth that forms on top of the juice. The pulp container also makes it easy to transfer the vegetables and fruits bits to the compost

· High power-this model is quite powerful and crushes all kinds of fruits in just a short time. Can accommodate and cut down a whole apple and is excellent with carrots.

· Little noise in comparison to similar juicers– with the amount of power it produces, some noise and vibrations are obviously expected. The noise is however low enough to remain within the kitchen. There is no need to wear noise protection gear. The vibrations produced are not high enough to make it move around.


· Quite difficult to extract juice from kale or other leafy vegetables. The Breville JE98XL is not going to be the optimal choice for juicing this type of produce.

· The many parts that break down to be washed separately can sometimes be bulky.

This is a popular option with budget minded folks that want to start juicing. This juicer has been reviewed extensively and it still ranks near the top. This is currently rated as one of the top juicing machines for home use in 2020 which says a lot about its staying power.

With the exception of leafy greens, the juicer is just superb. Carrots, apples and other fruits are its perfect choice for juice extraction. It is easy to use; the fruits and vegetables barely need any peeling before juicing. Its plastic construction does not imply less longevity in its lifetime. Its efficiency is only slightly beaten by the masticating juice, but the Breville JE98XL is much cheaper and faster. To see exactly what this juicer has to offer, check out the video below.

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Ice Cream Making In The Ice Arena

Ranked as one of the best of its kind, the Lello 4080 Musso Lussino is a multi-functional ice cream maker that can help you make up to 1 1/2 quarts of your favorite frozen dessert at any time. With a built-in timer that will control operation for making various custards and treats, this unit is perhaps one of the most high-performing machines on the market. This is a professional grade machine that is suitable for restaurants only it has a smaller capacity that is perfect for home use.

For those who take their ice cream seriously, this is a serious machine for you. It is definitely the most expensive machine on our list, but a lot of owners rave about it and agree that you get what you pay for. It has received very high marks and recommendation rates from owners who love the ice cream that comes out of this machine.

Product Features

1.5 Quart Freezer Bowl: The Lello 4080 Musso Lussino has a convenient freezer bowl with a capacity of 1.5 quarts. Since one batch of ice cream is typically done in under 30 minutes, you will be able to get up to 3 quarts of your favorite treat in under one hour, which is incomparable to other models on the market. Though the freezer bowl does not need to be pre-chilled before using the machine, you will still obtain the right ice cream texture and consistency each and every time, thus making the whole preparation process more enjoyable.

100-Watt Motor: One of the features that make this Musso ice cream maker stand out is its powerful 100-Watt motor, which is strong enough to handle a wide array of frozen desserts regardless of their textures and consistencies.

Stainless Steel Construction: While most ice cream makers are made from low-quality plastic that can easily deteriorate over time, this unit is built to last with stainless steel parts that are easy to clean. With commercial grade construction, this ice cream maker should be ready for anything that you can throw at it.

Automatic Shutoff: Lastly, the Lello 4080 Musso Lussino features an automatic shutoff that will power off the ice cream machine once the ice cream becomes too firm. This is a convenient feature that can help save electricity.

What Owners Like About the Lello 4080 Musso Lussino?

This ice cream machine has gotten a lot of positive feed back from owners. Some of the aspects of this model that users like the most include:

Easy Cleanup: One of the aspects many buyers appreciated about their Musso ice cream machine was the easy cleanup. Due to the fact that the unit and its parts are manufactured from stainless steel, you can successfully wipe off any remnants using a damp cloth and a squeeze of dishwashing liquid. It really is a breeze to get clean.

Fast Operation: Another important benefit of this ice cream maker was its fast operation, which allowed individuals to make a batch of perfectly-frozen desserts in less than 40 minutes. If you make sure to pre-chill the freezer bowl a few hours before using the machine, you can decrease the amount of time needed for the ice cream to be done by 10 minutes – which can be significant if you have to make several batches.

Durable Construction: Several buyers have reported the Lello 4080 Musso Lussino to have an extremely durable construction that allowed them to use the machine for over two years without needing replacement parts. Owners love how sturdy this unit is built and how well it performs.

Great Performance: This ice cream unit has a remarkable performance and gets high scores from owners for its ease of use. Simply pour all ingredients in the freezer bowl, set the timer and switch the machine on.

What Could Be Better?

Heavy and Bulky: If you are planning to buy an ice cream maker you plan to carry around a lot, this machine might not be the best option considering that is very heavy and bulky. Weighing about 40 pounds, the machine can be quite difficult to lift and carry. On the plus side, its stainless steel design looks good on the countertop of just about any type of kitchen.

Price: As with any appliance, price is a significant factor. Some owners wished this model was cheaper even though they were satisfied with the product.

Bottom Line

Except for its smaller capacity, this machine is suitable for restaurant kitchens. It sleek design, sturdy construction and exceptional performance make this one of the top ice cream makers that you can buy. Despite its high price, this unit receives very high ratings from owners who score it in the mid to high 4’s out of 5 stars. For an even more in-depth look at this wonderful small appliance we recommend this Lello 4080 Musso Lussino review.