Last Updated Jan 2020 – Breville Cold Juicers are reliable and modern devices that make cold pressed juices in just moments. This Breville Juice Fountain Cold review will focus on two models: the Breville BJE430SIL The Juice Fountain Cold and the Breville Juice Fountain Cold XL and each model’s pros and cons.
Breville Cold Press Juicers
Breville has a large range of juicing devices, with one seemingly for every need and budget. They have taken the art of cold press juicing, something once only seen in better juice bars, and have brought this technology to their countertop models, the Breville BJE430SIL The Juice Fountain Cold and the Breville Juice Fountain Cold XL.
Both are superior juicing devices that helped me whip up fresh and delicious juices in mere moments, but the devil is in the details, so let’s see how these juicers compare…
The Breville BJE430SIL The Juice Fountain Cold is an attractive countertop model that easily makes the cold pressed juices you have been waiting for. With other juicers, even when I pulled fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the fridge, the resulting juice was never cold enough.
However, this juicer utilizes special Cold Spin Technology. Whereas traditional juicers pulverize fruits and veggies, separating juice from pulp in the process, the Breville BJE430SIL also pushes the juice through stainless-steel cutting discs and Italian-made mesh filters that forgo the typical motor that, when powered, raises the temperature of the juice.
Thanks to this Cold Spin Technology process, juices made in this device are kept as cold as when the fruits and veggies that make it came out of the fridge. No longer do I have to pour my juice over ice or shake it in a cocktail mixer with ice cubes before even considering drinking it.
Its stainless-steel blades quickly and easily turn fruits and veggies into juice. For leafy greens, oranges and juicy berries, the Breville BJE430SIL’s 6500 RPM low-speed is ideal. When it comes to juicing carrots, apples and other dense foods, the 13000 RPM high-speed option gets the job done.
The included jug holds up to 2 liters, or 70 fl.-oz., of fresh-made juice and has a sealing lid, so I was able to easily store leftover juices in the fridge and enjoy them later. The BJE430SIL’s jug also have a built-in froth separator, meaning I did not have to skim away funky froth from my juice with that device.
Its custom designed nozzle helps transfer juice from the jug into the glass in a simple and mess-free fashion, with the option to invert the nuzzle when you are done pouring to prevent drips.
This efficient device also has an LED that lights if you overload it or if there is another issue to heed.
It is made of several interlocking parts that are easy to assemble and dissemble. The interlocking safety arm ensures the cover is locked into place. If it isn’t, the BJE430SIL won’t operate.
This is especially helpful for anyone who, like me, has switched on a juicer not realizing it wasn’t assembled correctly, started juicing fresh produce and wound up being soaked in fresh juice instead of drinking it. With this juicer, there shall be no more surprise messes staining clothing, the walls and countertops!
- Cold Spin Technology
- Powerful 850-watt motor
- Stainless-steel Blades
- 3” chute for inserting whole fruits and vegetables
- Few parts are dishwasher safe
- If you make a lot of juice, the price of produce can be pricy
- It is a noisy device
- This gleaming-new device can get boring fast if you let it
- Additional accessories may need to be purchased (more on that later!)
Like the BJE430SIL model, this Breville Juice Fountain Cold XL relies on Cold Spin Technology to create chilled juices. The XL truly stands-out when it comes to power, as it unleashes a 1200-water motor that pulverizes produce even faster. It also features stainless-steel blades that are operated using a multi-speed electronic control.
This makes juicing easier to customize, depending on the fruits and vegetables I want to juice. It has 3 speeds on its dial, Fast, Boost and Quiet. The latter is very interesting, as it uniquely reduces the noise of the typical juicer by 40%.
The XL is also better looking. It is more compact than the BJE430SIL and its pulp bin is along the back of the device, so it is practically hiding from sight.
Less prep work is also promised with the XL model thanks to its extra-wide whole feed chute, which measures in at 3.5”. Most whole fruits and veggies can be dropped as-is in the chutes without having to be halved or quartered like with other juicers.
The XL is designed to juice 5x faster than other cold press models, so it juices much faster than traditional juice bar models.
- It also utilizes Cold Spin Technology
- Its ultra-powerful motor makes juicing fast and precise
- Its chute is a half-inch larger than the BJE430SIL model and more so than most other juicers
- It is likely more efficient than devices used at the local juice bar
- It is about twice as expensive as the BJE430SIL model
- It is also much less noisy
- The desire to make fresh, cold-pressed juices may wear thin after a while
- Clean-up can be a hassle
Juice Fountains VS. The Juice Bar
Breville Juice Fountains bring the local juice bar to your countertop. For anyone who enjoys a healthy lifestyle, buying a fresh-pressed juice post-workout may be a regular part of their routine. Now instead of paying for a cold pressed juice from the local juice bar, I happily make my own.
It is possible to save money by buying your own fruits and veggies from the local grocery store, bodega or farmer’s market as opposed to paying for these items at the juice bar when you purchase the juice itself, and you are also paying extra for the convenience of someone else juicing it for you. Buying the fruits and veggies myself has been more economical for sure.
I also enjoy more variety now.
No matter what kooky concoction I wish to make (kale, ginger, beet and coconut flesh, anyone?) I know what I have bought and that the fresh fruit and veg is already in my fridge and ready to go. The local juice bar may not have these exact ingredients and some only make juices from set recipes without allowing for customer variations.
Breville Cold Press Juicers are wonderful companion pieces to my blender. Anyone who loves fresh juices likely also loves fresh smoothies and I am certainly guilty of this verity. Smoothies tend to feel more decadent than juices, but there is no reason they cannot be made healthier, which is possible thanks to these Breville Cold Press Juicers.
Juicing fresh oranges and strawberries and then blending it with ice and milk of your choice, dairy or non-dairy, creates a healthy yet crave-worthy smoothie in just minutes. And because both juicers are designed to not raise the temperature of the fruits and veg, you can use less ice in your smoothie for a more luxurious texture.
What Makes Cold Pressed Juice Better?
As much as I love the taste of fresh, chilled juices, there isn’t much point to juicing if the natural vitamin and mineral content is compromised.
Thanks to these Breville Juicer’s Cold Spin Technology, the juice is kept at the temperature of the original fruits and veggies, especially helpful if they have been stored in the fridge for a significant amount of time, and the mineral content of these healthy foods is maintained.
Vital nutrients are often lost during the juicing process with traditional juicers, as the heat from the electric motor necessary for juicing heats the juice itself and lowers the nutritional value in the process.
Have some now, have some later!
Both Breville Juice Fountains include a jug that you place at the base of the filter bowl surround. It fits snuggly and extracts all the best bits of juice from your juiced fruits and veg, while the pulp is transplanted to the attached bin.
Unlike the juice collector on other juicers, these jugs can hold up to 70 fl.-oz., 2 liters, so you can make plenty of juice at one time that can be enjoyed by several people or just for yourself.
Just make sure you buy enough produce!
The resulting juice can be stored in the fridge in the included air-tight jugs when sealed and can last for up to 3 days. This is obviously convenient for anyone who loves their daily juice but is short on time or patience.
Additional Accessories to Consider with Your Juicer
Though the Breville Juice Fountains come with all the pieces you need to create delicious, fresh cold-pressed juices (besides the produce to juice, of course!) there are some components to consider that has made juicing much easier for me.
To keep the Italian-crafted mesh filters and stainless-steel basket filters clean, the enclosed brush with a long handle and flat top is ideal. Such a brush can instantly remove fruit and veg fibers that can stain and block the filters that even a turn in the dishwasher may not remove.
It can also make cleaning the components that are not dishwasher-friendly easier and more complete, helping to ensure the unit is truly clean and less likely to be stained by juices. I’ve bought an extra for when the version that came with the unit is too cruddy to use.
Keep your fruit and veg fresher for long with produce bags.
These handy bags are designed to block moisture and humidity and prevent fruit and veg from getting soft or rotted before use. There are many different styles available, are easy to procure and no matter which type you use, they are likely to save you money by preserving produce better.
Mason jars are perfect for storing single-serving juices. Yes, both Juice Fountains come with a large pitcher with sealing lid to store a tremendous amount of juice. But mason jars are ideal for portioning and their glass design and sturdy lids are fantastic for securing juices.
Storing the fresh juice in mason jars in the fridge also frees up the included pitchers, which has allowed me to keep juicing away as much as I want.
Be sure to keep a juicing recipe book, website or blog handy.
Though the juicers do come with a few select juicing recipes, develop your juicing imagination and invest in a juicing recipe book or research popular juicing recipes online. This is a wonderful way to figure out what are your favorite fruits and veg to juice as well as your favorite combinations of enjoying them.
Following juicing websites and blog posts have kept my juicing imagination alive and well and has helped me understand what fruits and veggies are both nutritious as well as most delicious together. It helps get the most out of the juicers and will ensure the devices don’t just sit on the countertop gathering dust.
Closing Thoughts on the Breville Cold Juice Makers
Fresh juices are a wonderful way to get our daily fix of vitamins and minerals in a convenient and delicious fashion. The Breville BJE430SIL The Juice Fountain Cold and the Breville Juice Fountain Cold XL have made this more convenient, helping to reduce prep time and ensuing vital nutrients are not lost thanks to their distinct Cold Spin Technology.
These are the types of product that are ideal for those who truly want to take the time to feel great about what they are putting into their bodies. Aesthetically speaking, both models also looks great on the countertop and don’t take up too much space. Some people, however, may get bored with the whole process and end up barely touching either device.
The major turnoff for me with these devices is the post-juicing cleaning routine. It is a serious chore, as even the few parts that are machine washable should probably still be pre-cleansed by hand to ensure stains and fibers are removed.
The enclosed jugs do hold a lot of juice by anyone’s standards at 2-liters each, which the manufacturers ensure us can maintain its freshness in the fridge for up to 3 days, but I have my doubts. The point of having your own juicer is to make the juice you want fresh in the moment, both for flavor and for nutrients.
Holding on to a juice you made at home for 3 days likely detracts from the flavor as well as its nutritional value. There is more literature available that preaches the necessity of drinking juices as soon as they are made to fully benefit from the vitamins and minerals therein.
Weighing out the pros and cons is important when considering buying either Breville Cold Juice Maker. Is it for convenience or for health? Do you mind extra cleaning to maintain the integrity of the juicer? Are you juicing for yourself or for yourself and others in your household?
The XL model makes juicing an extremely fast process and seems best at extracting the highly-nutritional juice from the produce. The BJE430SIL makes froth-free juices and is less expensive, though some points are lost due to its bulkier design and slower motor speed.
Both are highly-functional juicers that make drinking healthy and tasty cold pressed juices a reality, but users must anticipate maintenance. They have saved me trips to the juice bar and I have now discovered my favorite blends of fruits and vegetables.
But I now spend more time in the produce section of my local grocery store and have had to school myself on how to select the ripest fruits and vegetables.
Overall, I am pleased with both juice fountains.
I find both convenient for making my daily juices and prefer to make small batches rather than fill and store the entire pitcher. The Breville BJE430SIL The Juice Fountain Cold makes juices that taste incredible and are free from forth, while the Breville Juice Fountain Cold XL makes juices ultra-fast and relatively noise-free.
Both make juices that help me feel more energized with each sip, so I believe the manufacturer’s claim that its Cold Spin Technology keeps the vitamins and minerals intact. The upkeep isn’t great, but it’s clear that by keeping these devices clean, they should last for years and I’m looking forward to many happy and healthy years together.
The aim of this Breville Juice Fountain Cold Review was to help readers consider their juicing needs and find the perfect juicer for their lifestyle. Maybe one of these devices will find its way to your countertop soon.