Breville is known for its award winning kitchen appliances like espresso machines and smart ovens, but how do they measure up for juicers? We’ll find out how one sizes up in the Breville BJE430SIL Juice Fountain Cold review. Let’s look at the specs first:
The juicer is large so don’t expect to be toting it around or stashing it in a corner in your kitchen – it weighs eleven pounds, and its size is 15.7 x 7 x 16.3 inches. There is a two speed motor – the lower speed runs at 6500 rpm and the high speed operates at 13000 rpm. It’s 850 watts and the two speeds, and as we mention in other reviews, two speeds come in handy for juicing separate types of produce.
The construction has a large capacity – the pulp container is 3.6 quarts and the juice jug is 70 ounces. It comes with a froth separator which is a convenient feature that a lot of juicers will desire. The feed chute is a standard size – three inches – wide enough to cut down on most prep time.
The BJE430SIL has what Breville has deemed an exclusive “Elevated Juicing System.” This means that the juice flows up and through the juicer, allowing you to make an impressive quantity of juice every run (up to two liters). Juicers interested in making this much will find the juice jug convenient – it can be stored right in the door of your refrigerator and it can be sealed easily – allowing you to return to your juice later.
You may have noticed that this model is called “The Juice Fountain Cold.” That’s because of what Breville calls “cold spin technology” – the juice is filtered through a micro-mesh filter so that the juice does not heat up too much, losing nutrients. We haven’t noticed any other manufacturer referring to this system as cold spin technology, but other models in this price bracket have the same feature as well.
The juicer is convenient enough, with a detachable juice nozzle, dishwasher safe parts and a cleaning brush. Because it is centrifugal, it is not going to extract the most nutrients from your produce for your juice, but for a centrifugal machine, there is not too much to complain about. If you do encounter any problems, there is a one year limited product warranty.
- Three inch size feed chute
- Elevated Juicing System to produce more juice at once
- Capacity to contain and store more juice
- Large amount of juice can be produced at a time
- Large machine but easy to clean
- Machine keeps the juice at a decent temperature despite centrifugal technology
- The usual cons for a centrifugal machine
- Large size may be inconvenient for some juicers
Final thoughts on the Breville BJE430SIL Juicer
This juicer is a solid choice for beginners or intermediate juicers but the main selling point here is the quantity of juice you can make at once. It might be a good choice in particular for multi-party households where you might want to make juice for others as well as yourself. The overall quality of the juicer is excellent though, making this a safe pick to purchase for juicers interested in quantity.