Know Your Juicer
The Breville Juice Fountain® Plus — a smart juicer that adjusts speeds to maximize juice and minimize waste. An easy-to-clean micro mesh filter keeps the fibers out and the juice in.
The JE98XL is an upgrade of the JE95XL and has these new features:
- Overload Protection
- New top color (doesn’t discolor over time)
- Improved juicer jug
|A. Food Pusher – For pushing whole fruit and vegetables down the feed chute.||B. Unique Direct Central Feed System – Ensures maximum juice extraction.|
|C. Wide 3 inch feed chute – Fits whole fruits and vegetables.||D. Large capacity pulp container.|
|E. Nutri Disc™ – Stainless steel titanium reinforced micro mesh filter basket designed for optimum juice and nutrient extraction.||F. Heavy Duty 850 watt motor.|
|G. Cord Storage – Cord wraps around feet and clips into position under base.||H. Interlocking safety arm – Stops juicer operating without cover locked in place.|
|I. Juicer Cover.||J. Filter bowl surround.|
|K. 1 Liter juice jug and lid – With built in froth separator.||L. 2 speed electronic control ON/OFF switch.|
- Overload Protection – This juicer is fitted with a safety device that safeguards against overheating with excessive loads. If this occurs, the juicer will automatically activate the overload protection and the unit will turn itself off. If this occurs, unplug the unit, clear the chute of any food items and allow it to cool, normally about 1 hour. Cut the items into smaller even pieces, feed food in to the chute at a slower rate, or choose “High” speed instead of “Low”. After it has cooled, plug the Juicer back in and the overload protection will be reset.
- 3 inch feed chute – This juicer also comes with an extra wide 3″ feed chute. Most fruits and vegetables require some cutting up and sizing in order to make them fit appropriately through the chute. With this extra wide chute, most fruits and vegetables, such as apples, carrots and cucumbers, will not need to be cut in size to fit into the chute, they can be fed in whole.
- Place the motor base on a flat dry surface.
- Place the juice collector on top of the motor base.
- Align the arrows at the base of the Nutri Disc™ with the arrows on the motor coupling and push down until the Nutri Disc™ clicks in securely.
- Place the top cover over the juice collector.
- Lift the locking arm into place in the grooves on either side of the feed chute.
- Slide the pusher down the chute by lining up the blade on the chute with the groove on the pusher.
- Place a bag on the interior of the pulp container to minimize clean up. Tilt the motor base slightly to the right and insert the pulp container under the juice cover on the left side.
- Place the juicer jug under the juice spout on the right hand side of the juicer.
Before First Use
- Unpack the juicer from the box.
- Safely remove and discard the packing materials and promotional stickers and labels.
- Set the juicer near the sink
- Disassemble the parts from the juicer carefully and place them next to the sink as well.
- Using warm soapy water, wash and rinse each of the parts thoroughly: pusher, top cover, juice jug, juice jug lid, pulp container, Nutri Disc™, and juice collector.
- Dry each part carefully and thoroughly and set aside.
- Wipe the outer body with a soft damp cloth and dry thoroughly.
- Reassemble the juicer and ensure that the switch is in the OFF position.
All Breville® products have at least a one-year limited product warranty, valid from the date of purchase. Should your Breville® product have a defect in product material or workmanship within the Warranty period, Breville® will arrange to have your original product returned to us, and either deliver an identical or comparable replacement to you, free of charge, or apply such other remedy as described below. Some models may have longer warranty periods on the product or specific components so please consult the individual product warranty for complete terms and conditions.
DO NOT RETURN PRODUCT TO THE STORE*
Please follow these instructions, subject to the terms of the Warranty, to receive faster service:
1. Write down the product model number, batch code (this is a 3 or 4 digit number) and/or serial number. These can be found on a sticker or molded into the product housing and are typically located underneath or on the back of the product
2. Have the original or a copy of the sales receipt.
3. Contact Breville®. Please see Breville® USA contact information below.
4. If the product, or one of its parts, qualifies for replacement or service under the Warranty, Breville® will send a pre-paid shipping label via email so that the product may be sent to Breville® at no cost to you. Upon receipt of the product, Breville® may ship the replacement or contact you with further information regarding repair of the product. Typical turnaround time to address Warranty claims is up to 10 business days, plus shipping, depending on your geographical location and type of damage or Warranty claim.
5. For additional protection of the product and and to ensure secure handling while a product is being returned for any Warranty repair, Breville® recommends that you use Breville’s shipping label or a traceable, insured delivery service. Breville® is not responsible for any damage while a product is in transit.
For the complete terms of warranty, see the warranty PDF:
* California residents – please see paragraph entitled “Warranty Notice to California Residents Only” on page 4.
Care and Use
- Most fruits and vegetables such as apples, carrots and cucumbers will not need to be cut or trimmed to size as these will fit whole into the feed chute.
- Citrus fruit can easily be juices in the Juice Fountain® Plus Upgrade. Simply remove the skin and excess pith before juicing.
- Always wash fruit and vegetables thoroughly before juicing them. For quick use, wash and dry them thoroughly before storage.
|FRUITS AND VEGETABLES||BEST SEASON TO BUY||STORAGE||NUTRITIONAL VALUE||CALORIE COUNT|
|Apples||Autumn/Winter||Vented produce bage inthe refrigerator||High in Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C||166g Apple – 80 cals.|
|Apricots||Summer||Unwrapped in crisper of the refrigerator||High in Dietary Fiber
|55g Apricot = 19 cals.|
|Bananas||All year round||Room temperature||Vitamins B6, C, Potassium, Dietary Fiber||100g Banana = 90 cals.|
|Beets||Winter||Cut off tops, then refrigerate unwrapped||Good source of Folate and Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Potassium||160g Beets = 79 cals.|
|Blueberries||Autumn||Cover in the refrigerator||Vitamin C||100g Blueberries – 52 cals.|
|Broccoli||Autumn/Winter||Produce bag in the refrigerator||Vitamin C, Folate, B2, B5, E, B6 and Dietary Fiber||100g Broccoli = 31 cals.|
|Brussel Sprouts||Autumn/Winter||Unwrapped in crisper of the refrigerator||Vitamin C, B2, B6, E, Folate, Dietary Fiber||100g Brussel Sprouts – 37 cals.|
|Cabbage||Winter||Wrapped and trimmed in the refrigerator||Vitamin C, Folate, Potassium, B6 and Fietary Fiber||100g Cabbage = 22 cals.|
|Carrots||Winter||Uncovered in the refrigerator||Vitamin A, C, B6 and Dietary Fiber||100g Carrots = 33 cals.|
|Cauliflower||Autumn/Winter||Remove outer leaves and store in a produce bag in the refrigerator||Vitamin C, B5, B6, Folate, Vitamin 5 and Potassium||100g Cauliflower = 24.5 cals|
|Celery||Autumn/Winter||Refrigerate in a produce bag||Vitamin C and Potassium||100g stick = 15 cals|
|Cucumber||Summer||In the crisper in the refrigerator||Vitamin C||100g Cucumber = 12 cals.|
|Fennel||Autumn to Spring||Refrigerate||Vitamin C, Dietary Fiber, Folate||100g Fennel = 19 cals.|
|Grapefruit||All year round||Room temperature||itamin C, Bioflavornoids, Lycopene, Dietary Fiber||100g Grapefrruit = 33 cals.|
|Summer/Autumn||Produce bag in the refrigerator||Vitamin C, B6 and Potassium||100 Grapes = 60 – 83 cals.|
|Kiwi Fruit||Winter/Spring||Crisper in the refrigerator||vitamin C and Potassium||100g Kiwi Fruit = 52 cals.|
|Mangoes||Summer||Covered in the refrigerator||Vitamin A, C, B1, B6 and Potassium||207g Mango = 113 cals.|
|Summer/Autumn||Crisper in the refrigerator||Vitamin C, Folate, Dietary Fiber and Vitamin A||200g Melon = 50 cals.|
|Nectarines||Summer||Crisper in the refrigerator||Citamin C, B3, Potassium and Dietary Fiber||151g Nectarines = 66 cals.|
|Oranges||Winter/Autumn/Spring||Cool, dry place for 1 week, transfer to refrigerator to keep longer||Vitamin C||131g Oranges = 54 cals.|
|Peaches||Summer||Ripen at room temperature then refrigerate||Vitamin C, Potassium, Dietary Fiber and Beta Carotene||100g Peaches – 42 cals.|
|Pears||Autumn/Winter||Ripen at room temperature then refrigerate||Vitamin C & E and Dietary Fiber||161g Pear = 93 cals.|
|Pineapple||Spring/Summer||Store in a cool place||Vitamin C & E and Dietary Fiber||100g Pineapple = 43 cals.|
|Spinach||All year round||Refrigerate||Vitamin B6, C, E, Beta Carotene, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Dietary Fiber||100g Spinach = 15 cals.|
|Sweet Porato||All year round||Store in a cool place||Vitamin C, E, Beta Carotene and Dietary Fiber||100g Sweet Potato = 65 cals.|
|Tomatoes||Late Winter to early Summer||Ripen at room temperature||Lycopene, Vitamin C, E, Folate and Dietary Fiber||100g Tomatoes = 15 – 17 cals|
|1.||For easy cleaning — immediately after each use rinse removable parts under running water (to remove wet pulp). Allow parts to air dry.
To assist with cleaning, soak the stainless steel filter basket in hot soapy water for approximately 10 minutes immediately after juicing is completed. If pulp is left to dry on the filter, it may clog the fine pores of the filter mesh, thereby lessening the effectiveness of the juicer.
|2.||After disassembling the unit all removable parts may be washed in hot soapy water.
NOTE: Before washing Juice Jug, remove Froth Separator and rinse under running water.
|3.||The Juice Fountain® Juicer Cover, Filter Bowl Surround, Pulp Container, Stainless Steel Filter Basket and 1L Juice Jug are dishwasher-safe (top shelf only).|
|4.||Wipe the motor base with a damp cloth.|
|5.||For consistent juicing results always ensure that the Stainless Steel Filter Basket is thoroughly cleaned. Using the supplied nylon brush, hold the Filter Basket under running water and brush from the inside of the basket to outer rim. After cleaning the Filter Basket, hold it up toward a light to ensure the fine mesh holes are not blocked.
If the holes are blocked, soak the Filter Basket in hot water with 10% lemon juice to loosen the blocked holes.
Alternatively, wash the Filter Basket in the top shelf of any dishwasher.
NOTE: Always treat the filter basket with care as it can be easily damaged. Do not soak the stainless steel filter basket in bleach.
NOTE: Discoloration of the plastic may occur with strongly colored fruit and vegetables. To help prevent this, wash parts immediately after use. If discoloration does occur, the plastic parts can be soaked in 10% lemon juice and water or they can be cleaned with a non-abrasive cleaner.
Some quick tips and helpful information for juicing.
Use the speed selector table on the pulp container for a quick and convenient juicing reference.
|Apricots (pit removed)||LOW|
|Nectarines (pit removed)||LOW|
|Oranges (peeled)||HIGH or LOW|
|Peaches (pit removed)||LOW|
|Pears||HIGH (for hard)
LOW (for soft)
|Plums (pit removed)||LOW|
- If the pulp is overly wet and less juice is being extracted then expected, the first thing to do is make sure that the juicer speed is not too high, try a lower speed setting. If the speed is a bit much for the food being juices, the liquid may not have time to move through the filter and instead my cling to the pulp and move out along with it.
- The next thing to check is the filter basket, is the mesh clogged or are there food fibers coating the blades. These can hinder the correct processing of the foods and cause the juice to, again, move out of the machine with the pulp, making it wetter then normal.
- If the pulp is clogging up inside the juicer top cover, it may be that the speed is too high to move the pulp out of the pulp chute and into the pulp container, and, instead, the Nutri Disc™ is releasing the pulp so that it is hitting the upper part of the top cover. Turn off the juicer and remove the top cover, clear out the pulp that is collected in the top cover and replace it back on the juicer. Restart juicing, using a lower speed.
- Push the food pusher down the chute at a slower pace, letting the blades process the food a bit slower
If the Juice Fountain® Plus Upgrade is running but the motor sounds stressed and is slowing down, there are a few causes for this with easy solutions.
- Wet pulp can build up under the juicer cover if the juicing is a bit too vigorous, meaning the food is being processed too quickly. Turn off the juicer and take the top cover off. Clean out the filter bowl surround, the Nutri Disc™, and the top cover then replace the parts and commence juicing again. This time, push the food pusher down slower and process in slightly smaller batches.
- Harder foods will put excess strain on the motor if processed at a low speed. Refer to the juicing guide to determine the correct speed for the fruits and vegetables that are being juiced.
- If food become stuck, the pulp becomes too excessive, or the motor strain is too much, and this lasts more then 10 seconds, the machine will automatically stop operating due the overload protection kicking in to prevent damage to the motor. Turn the juicer off with the On/OFF switch, remove the food from the feed chute, cut it into smaller, even pieces, process in smaller amounts per batch, clean out the pulp from the top cover, filter bowl surround, and Nutri Disc™, reassemble but leave it off for 1 hour. Once that time has elapsed, turn the juicer on again and resume processing. Pressing the On/Off switch will reset the juicer and cleaning the pulp, processing in smaller batches, using smaller and more even foods will prevent it from occurring again.
The filter basket, or Nutri Disc™, is vitally important to the operation of the Juice Fountain® Plus Upgrade as well as all of Breville’s centrifugal juicers. It houses the blades and the filtering mesh that keeps the pulp from the juice. The mesh of the filter basket, or Nutri Disc™, becoming clogged can cause a large variety of issues that may seemingly be unrelated. Leaking from most places around the filter bowl surround rim and the juicer cover rim; overly wet pulp; reduced juice amounts from extractions; larger then normal chunks of food appearing in the pulp or bouncing around the interior of the filter basket. There may be different things that could cause all of those but there is one thing that can cause them all: a clogged Nutri Disc™.
- Some fruits and vegetables can be very fibrous. Not meaning that they are high in dietary fiber but that the actual flesh is laid out into longer, fibrous sections. Celery is a prime example of this as well as ginger, coconuts, and pineapple. The flesh of these food items will leave long string like fibers on the blade of the Nutri Disc™ and on the mesh, effectively blocking the sharp edges and plugging the mesh holes. When juice can not flow between the mesh, it works it’s way up the Nutri Disc™ sides due to the turning force of the juicer. Once at the top of the Nutri Disc™ sides, it sprays a bit out at the juicer cover and filter bowl surround and with how fast the juicer is spinning it and how quickly this can be pressed against the blades, a lot of juice can be sprayed, causing a leak between the seams of these two parts.
- If the fruits and vegetables are very fibrous, those fibers can effectively ‘wrap’ around the blades of the Nutri Disc™. This means that, while they can still slice through the food, they are dulled and will not do so easily or efficiently and end up with a more ‘grind’ like motion instead of slicing/grating that should be happening. Generally the speed that the Nutri Disc™ is turning will allow the food to be juiced up until the last 1/2 inch nub or so. If the blade is clogged the sharp edges can not continue grabbing at the food to keep it juicing even after it looses contact with the bottom of the food pusher, making that un-juiced nub much larger then previously seen.
- The juice of the food being processed should flow easily through the mesh, into the juice collector. The pulp is separated out and sent to the pulp container. If the mesh is clogged, the juice will not flow through easily and will be moved with the pulp causing it to be wetter then normal. The amount of juice that ends up in the juice collector will be less then normal due to it being diverted into the pulp container.
It’s always best to clean the Nutri Disc™ thoroughly after each use. If very fibrous food is being juiced, especially items like celery and ginger, alternating between harder and softer foods can assist in cleaning some of that pulp from the mesh and blades, however this will only marginally improve the results. The best and most through way to unclog the Nutri Disc™ is to stop the juicing after those items are processed, thoroughly clean both the the Nutri Disc™ mesh and blades, reinsert the Nutri Disc™ into the machine and commence juicing again.
One of the main reasons for your juicer failing to turn on or for it stopping while juicing can be that the overload protection has engaged.