Comparing the Omega Big Mouth Juicer to the Breville JE98XL
Over the last six years, I’ve used three juicers, including two very similar centrifugal juicers: the Omega BMJ330 and the Breville JE98XL Each has it’s advantages and disadvantages. As I’ve returned to juicing each time I find myself drawn back to one juicer in particular, even as I know the advantages of the other. Is it the Omega Big Mouth? Or the Breville JE98XL?
Overall, the Breville JE98XL and the Omega BMJ330 are have a lot of similarities, from general size and function, to price.
- General appearance – These juicers look very similar
- Price – both are priced at right around $150
- Bowl and strainer on the Omega are slightly larger
- The Omega has more pieces, making putting the juicer together a little bit more complicated
The Comparison: Omega vs Breville
Yield: The first thing I noticed when using the Breville is the difference in the amount of juice it creates. The Omega yields much more juice than the Breville and, as a result, produces less pulp. Win: Omega
Cleaning: The Breville is a lot easier to clean. It seems to require less scrubbing, which means that cleaning is both faster and easier. Win: Breville
Overall Look and Feel: The Omega juicer looks nicer because of the stainless steel bowl and as a result looks and feels higher quality. Win: Omega
Warranty: The Omega comes with a 10 year limited warranty. They seemed to still give me issues when I would call about replacing parts, trying to convince me that it was user-error and they shouldn’t have to replace them. However, when the parts keep breaking I can’t help but think that the parts might be faulty. A warranty doesn’t do you much good if they don’t want to honor it. Win: None
Options: The Breville comes with two speeds while the Omega just has one speed. This can cause issues and may lead to the part breakage that I experienced. A slower speed is definitely helpful on some produce. The Breville also includes a pitcher for catching and pouring your juice. Win: Breville
- 10 year warranty
- metal and plastic parts
- higher juice yield
- harder to clean
- single speed
- no warranty
- plastic parts
- adequate juice yield
- easier to clean
- multiple speeds
- includes pitcher
In the end, I always find myself returning to my Breville Juicer. I also have an Omega Masticating juicer. It’s a great juicer and far superior when it comes to juicing greens, but terrible for juicing really wet things like cucumber. It’s also way easier than either of these when it comes to clean up. Plus, it will make nut milk, sorbet, and even pasta (not that I use it for that). These days I usually keep both the Omega masticating juicer and the Breville centrifugal on my counter.
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