Breville is one of the most respected brands in the centrifugal juicer market. The brand is known for making durable, efficient, and powerful juicers and the Breville BJE430SIL Juice Fountain Cold is a great example of this.
This is the second time I’ve reviewed this machine and both times I’ve been impressed by its unique features. For me, the Breville BJE430SIL stands out from other centrifugal juicers because it features cooling technology. This feature is important, because it solves some of the problems associated with centrifugal juicers — short shelf life and the destruction of nutrients.
With the BJE430SIL, you can store your juice for up to 72 hours, which is the same shelf life of cold-pressed juice. If you’re looking for the convenience and affordability of a centrifugal juicer with the health benefits of a masticating juicer, the Breville BJE430SIL might have the right combination of features for you.
After I’d been juicing for a while, I became frustrated with the short shelf life of the juice produced by my Breville JE98XL. I could only store juice for 24 hours before it would start to turn bad. Additionally, the heat produced by the juicer’s rapidly spinning blades was ruining many of the nutrients in the juice.
When the Breville BJE430SIL came on the market, it immediately caught my attention. It’s an 850-watt centrifugal juicer, which means it still chomps through most produce quickly and easily. However, the Cold Spin Technology allows more vitamins, minerals, and enzymes to be retained.
There’s more than just that to the Juice Fountain Cold. It also features a so-called elevated juicing system, which is supposed to allow juice to flow through the elevated nozzle in greater quantities. This sounds great, but in reality, I haven’t found the flow of juice to be much greater than that of other Breville juicers.
The addition of a super-sized 70 oz juice jug means you can make lots of juice at once. If you’re someone who likes to make a few day’s worth of juice, or if you’re juicing for the whole family, then this machine might be a great addition to your kitchen.
The BJE430SIl does share some similarities with the Breville Juice Fountain Plus. They both have two speed settings — the lower speed is best for softer ingredients, while the higher setting is ideal for harder produce. They also have the three-inch wide feeder chute in common.
If you want to maximize the benefits of juicing, it’s worth getting a good quality juicer. With so many styles and brands on the market, it can difficult to know which one to choose. I’m writing this review to show you what it’s like to use a Breville BJE430SIL and the pros of cons of juicing with it. Something to remember is that centrifugal machines, including the BJE430SIL, aren’t very efficient at juicing leafy greens.
The rapidly spinning blades struggle to to get much juice from produce such as kale, cabbage, romaine lettuce, spinach, and wheatgrass.
If you plan to juice leafy greens regularly, you might be better off choosing a masticating juicer. The Omega j8006 is my personal favourite for getting the best yield from leafy greens. But if you’ll mostly be juicing firmer fruits and veggies, the Breville BJE430SIL Juice Fountain Cold might be the perfect fit for you.
As the Juice Fountain Cold is a centrifugal juicer, you’ll get the best results when you use hard produce, citrus fruits, and ingredients with a high water content. Hard produce includes carrots, beets, apples, asparagus, and pears, and these should be juiced on the high speed setting.
This Breville isn’t very efficient at juicing leafy greens, but no centrifugal juicers are. If you really want to, try rolling the leaves into a ball or juicing them with hard produce. But if you’re serious about juicing produce like spinach, kale or romaine lettuce, it’s probably worth buying a masticating juicer.
Yes, this juicer handles celery with ease. The fibrous celery can cause masticating juicers to clog.
Yes, the Juice Fountain Cold makes lots of fresh orange juice easily. You feed the oranges through the chute — there’s no need to chop them, thanks to the extra wide feed chute. However, it’s best to peel them first as the rind can make juice very bitter. The Breville can also juice grapefruit, lemons and limes.
Luckily, the leftover pulp doesn’t have to go to waste. There are plenty of ways to make use of it:
The Juice Fountain Cold is a centrifugal juicer. Centrifugal juicers operate by extracting juice and shredding ingredients to a pulp with rapidly spinning blades. The juice is separated from the pulp, so juice from centrifugal juices tends to be very smooth and pulp-free.
One of the disadvantages of using a centrifugal juicer is that the speed of the blades creates heat. This heat kills off nutrients and enzymes in juice, meaning that you mightn’t be getting the maximum nutritional benefit from your produce. The design of the Juice Fountain Cold is supposed to keep this heat buildup to a minimum and it allows you store your juice for up to three days.
However, the other disadvantage of using a centrifugal juicer is not so easily negated. I’ve found that the pulp produced by my BJE430SIL is often quite wet. The rapidly spinning blades are unable to extract the maximum amount of juice from the ingredients, and it’s sometimes worth running the pulp through a second time.
If you’re really concerned about getting every drop of juice from your ingredients, you’re probably better off getting a masticating juicer, such as the Breville Juice Fountain Crush.
|Speed Settings||6,500 RPM & 13,000 RPM|
|Seal & Store Juice Jug||70 oz|
|Pulp Container||3.6 qt (3.4L)|
|Filter Basket||Stainless steel|
|Feed Chute||3” wide|
|Dimensions||15.7 x 7 x 16.3 inches|
|Warranty||1 year limited|
The dimensions of the Juice Fountain Cold are approximately 15.7 x 7 x 16.3” and it weighs just 11 pounds. All parts of this Breville juicer that come into contact with ingredients or pulp are BPA-free. When your juicer arrives, you’ll find an accompanying instruction manual in the box. Unfortunately, the warranty on Breville juicers isn’t extensive — the BJE430SIL comes with a one-year limited warranty.
The Breville BJE430SIL comes with an extra wide feed chute. At a width of three inches, the chute is wide enough for whole apples, beets and peeled oranges to go through, which means need to do less prep.
The Juice Fountain Cold has stainless steel blades for powerful cutting. These are surrounded by a stainless steel micro-mesh filter basket for separating the juice from the pulp. The BJE430SIL filter basket is machine washable, but it’s best to soak it in warm, soapy water so as not to risk damaging the mesh. You can then brush it gently with the brush provided.
You’ll also find a food pusher in the box. The food pusher is designed to guide food gently down the chute. You’ll get maximum yield from your ingredients if you push slowly.
Your BJE430SIL comes with an extra-large pulp container with a 3.6 qt capacity. The large pulp container allows you to make lots of juice at once. It’s also BPA-free and dishwasher safe.
The Juice Fountain Plus comes with a Seal & Store juice jug. The 70-oz plastic jug has a lid that clicks firmly into place and helps to keep your juice fresh for a longer time.
On the side of the base, there’s a two-speed control and “off” dial. Use the low setting when juicing soft fruits and vegetables and high when juicing harder fruits and vegetables.
You’ll also find a juicer cover in the box. The plastic cover fits into place over the filter basket and pulp container.
The metal arm attached to the base of the BJE430SIL is a locking arm. The juicer will not operate until you lock this into place over the juicer cover.
Other accessories include the nylon bristle brush, which comes with the juicer. You can use the brush to clean the mesh filter bowl to prevent it from becoming clogged.
You’ll also find an instruction manual in the box. You can download a PDF version of it from here.
The Juice Fountain Plus was made famous in the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.
This popular centrifugal juicer is powerful, efficient, and easy to use. Running on a 850-watt motor, it has two speed settings (6500 RPM and 12000 RPM).
However, this power results in visible frothing and an unavoidable loss of nutrients. It’s also not very good at juicing leafy greens. If juice quality is your priority, you would probably be better off spending the extra money and getting the Breville Juice Fountain Cold.
The BJE510XL comes with five adjustable speed settings to give you maximum yield across a variety of produce. The speed settings range from 6,500 to 12,000 RPM. The stainless steel cutting disc is capable of chomping through anything and it comes with a large 3.2 quart pulp container, so you can make plenty of juice in one go.
The disadvantages of the BJE510XL are that the juice only has a 24 hour shelf life and there is visible froth. For the same price, the Juice Fountain Cold offers superior juice quality with a longer shelf life.
Sturdy and powerful, the Breville 800JEXL comes with a 1,000 watt motor and two speed settings (6,500 and 13,000 RPM). It juices quickly and efficiently and it comes with a large pulp container. However, aside from a stainless steel exterior, it is almost identical to the Breville JE98XL yet it is considerably more expensive.
This high-volume juicer comes with quite a hefty price tag. But it’s two machines in one — the Juice Fountain Duo juices normally and it also purees soft fruits. The two interchangeable discs allow you to switch from juicing to pureeing easily. It also comes with five speed setting, ranging from 6,500 to 13,000 RPM.
In comparison to other centrifugal juicers, the Juice Fountain Duo extracts a better yield and produces low levels of foam. However, its juice still has short shelf life. It’s also worth noting that, although it’s a industrial-quality machine, it’s intended for household use and comes with a short warranty period.
Breville’s only masticating juicer, the Juice Fountain Crush operates by crushing and squeezing ingredients to make juice with more fibre and nutrients. Its 240-watt motor runs quietly and is capable of getting a great yield from everything from oranges to wheatgrass.
If you’re planning to juice leafy greens regularly, then this might be a good option for you. However, you will need to more preparation beforehand and it’s not as simple to use as Breville’s centrifugal juicers. Larger ingredients need to be chopped up before pushing them through the chute.
The Omega J8006 Nutrition Center is one of the highest-rated masticating juicers on the market. As masticating juicers operate much more slowly than centrifugal machines, the resulting juice does not have the foam that results from oxidation. You’ll also be able to store juice from the Omega J8006 for up to 72 hours in your refrigerator.
The Omega is also a great choice for people who want to juice leafy greens and wheatgrass, as it produces a much higher yield than centrifugal juicers. However, it is slower and you’ll need to chop up your fruit and veggies before pushing them through the narrow chute. But if you’re serious about juicing for your health, the J8006 is an excellent choice.
The Cuisinart CJE-1000 is a centrifugal juicer that’s relatively quick and easy to use. It’s made from die-cast and stainless steel, so it looks good on a kitchen counter. Operating on a 1000-Watt motor, it has five-speed settings that range up to 13,000 RPM. It also comes with a three-year warranty, which is more impressive than Breville’s one-year warranty. The downside is that it doesn’t extract as much juice as the Breville BJE430SIL and it produces quite a lot of foam.
If you like the sound of the Omega J8006, but have a smaller budget, the Omega J8004 might be a better option for you. It’s more affordable than other slow juicers, but it doesn’t sacrifice quality. The J8004 is great for juicing firm veggies in comparison to other masticating juicers and it’s relatively easy to clean.
It comes with a 15-year warranty. However, the feeder chute is quite small and you’ll need to chop up your ingredients before juicing them. This prep time means that it’s more time-consuming than the Breville BJE430SIL, but it has the added advantage of efficiently juicing leafy greens.
An affordable centrifugal juicer, the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer is is not as efficient and easy to use as the adverts would have you believe. It has a 3,6000 RPM blade, which is lower than other high-speed juicers on the market. However, foam is still produced and juice should be consumed within 24 hours.
I’ve found that it tends to become clogged and overflow during long juicing sessions. Therefore, it’s necessary to cut ingredients into small pieces, even though the feed chute is quite large. It juices veggies like carrots and celery quite well, but it fails to cope with leafy greens, such as kale and spinach. I think that the Breville BJE430SIL is a superior juicer and that it’s worth the higher price tag.
To remove the lid, rotate it 180 degrees and lift it off. To replace the lid, press down firmly.
Cleaning the Juice Fountain Cold is relatively quick and easy, so don’t let that put you off. It’s best to rinse all of the removable parts under running water to clear away the majority of juice and pulp. Then you can either wash them in warm, soapy water, or put them on the top shelf of a dishwasher. The filter bowl surround, stainless steel filter basket, food pusher and pulp container are dishwasher-safe. Please note that the juice cover and juice jug are not dishwasher safe.
I usually soak my filter basket for 10 minutes in warm, soapy water. Then, I hold it under running water and use the brush to gently clean it. I also use the brush to clean the blades. Although the filter basket is dishwasher-safe, I prefer not to risk damaging it.
When you put your BJE430SIL onto its highest setting, expect quite a lot of noise and a little vibration. To reduce the noise, use the lower speed setting to juice when possible. However, if noise is an issue for you, a masticating or slow juicer might be a better fit for you. Masticating juicers do not have rapidly spinning blades and they operate on lower-watt motors.
My main issue with my BJE430SIL is that it is not efficient at juicing leafy greens. Although it has some of the benefits of a masticating juicer — long shelf life for juice and retention of nutrients — it still operates as a centrifugal juicer. When I want to add some spinach or kale to my juice, I usually juice them with apples or other hard produce.
Some Amazon customers have mentioned that their BJE430SILs sometimes clog up. I haven’t experienced this issue myself, but it’s important to take steps to minimize the chances of it happening. For example, push ingredients through the chute slowly with the food pusher. If you make sure to clean the micro-mesh of the filter basket thoroughly, this will also help to prevent clogging.
The Breville BJE430SIL is an efficient and durable juicer that’s simple to use. It’s quick to assemble and cleaning it is relatively easy. I think it would be an ideal machine for someone who wants the convenience of a centrifugal juicer plus the longer shelf life that comes with masticating juicers. Although the one-year warranty is quite short, Breville has an excellent reputation and it’s a sturdy machine.
The extra wide feed chute cuts down on prep time — you can feed whole tomatoes, beets and apples through the chute — I’ve found that I rarely need to use the food pusher with firm produce, as the BJE430SIL is so powerful that it sucks the ingredients down. It also produces a good yield and chomps through most ingredients quickly, so you can try plenty of juice combinations.
People who want to juice leafy greens or wheatgrass regularly might not be satisfied with the BJE430SIL. It’s not designed to extract maximum yield from ingredients such as romaine lettuce, kale, and spinach, so you might be better off purchasing a masticating juicer. The Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush is an excellent slow juicer and its low speed means that you’ll get a much higher yield from leafy greens.
You can also store the juice from a masticating juicer for up to 72 hours, however, there’s more prep time involved.
The Breville BJE430SIL is an impressive machine. It combines unique technology with the efficiency and durability of a Breville centrifugal juicer. It’s designed to withstand heavy juicing, and if you take care of it, it should function well for a long time.