You may already know that natural, fresh juice is one of the best ways to stay hydrated and to pack on extra vitamins and minerals, but maybe you’re wondering which juicer to get. The Breville BJE430SIL The Juice Fountain Cold, a centrifugal juice extractor, is worth considering. After all, it belongs to the family of juicers that was featured in the film documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead by Joe Cross.
In a fast-paced world, it’s easy to put our health in the backburner because preparing healthy food or drinks can be messy and time-consuming. Luckily, we also live in a time and age that allows the marriage of healthy living and convenience. Without further adieu, let’s examine how this product holds up to being a healthy juicer less the hassle.
The Breville BJE430SIL The Juice Fountain Cold features:
- a two-speed design—fast (13,000 RPM) for hard fruits and vegetables and slow (6,500 RPM) for soft ones
- a fruit feed chute of three inches wide
- an extra large pulp container of 3.6 qt (3.4L)
- a seal and store juice jug with a capacity of 70 fl. oz. (2L)
- a juice jug with froth separator and a detachable spout
- a juicing disc filter with a stainless steel cutting disc and an Italian-made mesh
- a low-heat transfer of less than 1.8°F
- an overload protection LED
- a safety lock mechanism
- its package comes with a cleaning brush
- The size of feed chute cuts back on the need to slice fruits or vegetables.
- The fast and slow buttons are great ways to select appropriate settings for hard and soft vegetables or fruits.
- Because the juice is cold pressed, enzymes are protected, and nutrient absorption is maximized.
- The two-liter capacity of the juice jug allows you to prepare enough to last you longer than what most juicers could make. Hence, less preparation and cleanup time needed.
- The jug’s seal-and-store feature allows for convenient and immediate storage.
- The juice it produces is not optimal, especially for leafy greens and smaller items like blueberries.
- Manual dishwashing can be difficult as there are areas that are hard to reach.
- It is easily stained; an example is like when juicing carrots.
- It’s quite pricey.
Design: The Breville BJE430SIL The Juice Fountain Cold is a well-designed juicer. Using the same elevated juicing system in most juicers, it empties the juice into a jug with a whopping two-liter capacity. At the same time, it pushes the pulp into a bin with an equally big capacity of 3.4 liters. This makes it perfect for large preparations for a big family or for a serving juice that last you the whole day or more. It’s definitely a time-saver.
If you need less than that quantity, the smaller and much cheaper Breville BJE200XL compact juice fountain is a good choice. But that also means more dicing time spent on the produce since it doesn’t come with the 3-inch food chute of the Breville BJE430SIL.
The Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite is also worth looking into. It comes with a jug of one-liter capacity. It also shares helpful features with Breville BJE430SIL such as the three-inch wide food chute, the centrifugal juice extracting system, and two-speed design. The great thing about it is it’s made of die-cast materials, which unfortunately is not the case with Breville BJE430SIL.
Performance: The Breville BJE430SIL The Juice Fountain Cold can be run at two speeds: slow for soft fruits and vegetables and fast for the hard ones. While it does perform pretty well on some produce, it underperforms with a few types of fruits and vegetable no matter what the speed is.
If you have a preference for kale, spinach, and wheatgrass, to name a few, you better say pass on this one because you’d hardly get any juice from them.
This problem though is not unique to this model. Other previously mentioned Breville models are hard up in juicing leafy vegetables, with varying levels of wastage. But then again, juicing leafy greens is a weakness of centrifugal juicers in general.
Another issue with this juicer is that the pulp in the bin can be pretty wet regardless what kind of produce you’re working on. This means that the extraction system is not optimal. If you like the speed that comes with centrifugal juicers, a workaround is to run the pulp back into the juicer to get more juice, or you can find other recipes where you can use the pulp.
If those alternatives sound like a lot of work to you, you can check out Omega NC800 HDS 5th Generation Nutrition Center Juicer, which is actually a masticator. It runs slower, which is also good because that means low heat and higher nutrient retention than centrifugal juice extractors but provides you more juice.
Price: The Breville BJE430SIL The Juice Fountain Cold is somewhat expensive for a centrifugal juice extractor. Considering it’s a Breville product and that it is fitted with a pulp bin of 3.4L capacity and a 2L juice jug, the price may well be justified since it saves you time and energy. But if you compare its wastage from Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite’s, you may want to pay extra to maximize the price you pay for your fruits and vegetables.
Overall, the Breville BJE430SIL The Juice Fountain Cold offers a fast and convenient way to enjoy juicing. Its greatest drawback, which is the non-optimal extraction of juice, is not exclusive to this brand or model. If you just want a centrifugal juice extractor that allows you to prepare large quantities in one go, then this may be the right one for you.
If you see juicing as an investment though, the heavy-duty and more expensive Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite seems to be a better choice. And, if you’re in no particular rush, want versatility in terms of the fruits and vegetables you can work with, and just want more juice from your produce, a masticator—like Omega NC800 HDS 5th Generation Nutrition Center Juicer—is worth looking into.