Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer Review

Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer Review

Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow JuicerBreville BJS600XL Fountain Crush is a vertical masticating juicer which delivers much better quality of juice drinks as compared to the traditional centrifugal juicer. At the same time, due to the smaller footprint of its vertical design, it takes much less space on your kitchen counter than a horizontal slow juicer. Besides being highly capable and producing high yields with even the driest ingredients such as wheatgrass, the juicer is also simple to clean. 

Special Features that Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer Offers

Juice quality:

The model produces excellent juice quality just like any other top tier cold press juicer. No matter which ingredients you choose to juice, the content of foam and froth is going to be minimum and you will enjoy a fresh juice with the maximum nutritional value possible. Besides, since the oxidation rate is very low owing to the low speed of the juicer, the drink will stay fresh for as long as 3 days when stored in the refrigerator without losing any of its taste or nutritional value.

Speed and power:

The machine is powered by a 240 watts motor which functions quietly and turns the auger at a slow speed of 80 RPM. This slow speed allows it to crush and grind the fruits and vegetables at slowly so that maximum yield is obtained from them and the pulp is drier than that you would get from a traditional centrifugal juicer.

Juice yield:

Juice yield is also good when compared to many of the Breville juicers available in the market but isn’t the best that you will find. The latest varieties of vertical slow juicers come with even slower RPMs which allows them to extract a slightly greater amount of liquid from the ingredients.

Capabilities:

Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer Filter BasketThe juicer is a capable one. It can juice soft and hard fruits, citrus fruits, leafy vegetables and wheatgrass with ease. You can even use soak almonds or soy to create almond milk or soy milk just as easily. Softer fruits like tomatoes and mangoes will be processed into thicker drinks with texture closer to smoothies rather than juice.

The area where the model lacks is versatility beyond juicing. Unlike most other premium quality slow juicers, this one does not include any additional processing or pasta-making attachments.

Ease of use:

Since the feed chute isn’t wide enough, you will need to dice up the ingredients before feeding them which will slightly raise the preparation time. Other than that, Breville BJS600XL can be classified as a user-friendly model since it operates smoothly without clogging up or heating even when you extract large batches at once.

Built-in overload protection protects the motor from heating up by turning off the machine on its own in case it’s overloaded. In addition, there’s a reverse button which can be turned on in case the unit is clogged up, especially when using fibrous ingredients.

Ease of cleaning:

Although the parts aren’t dishwasher safe, the model isn’t difficult to clean either. Just remember to wash everything with hot water as soon as you’re done using it so that the food does not dry on the parts and become harder to clean. The included cleaning brush makes it very easy to clean the straining basket and remove any stuck food particles from its filter.

Technical Specifications of Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer

Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 11.5 x 13 inches
Product Weight: 17 pounds
Wattage: 170 W
Cord Length: 5.5 ft
Speed: 80 rpm
Frequency: 60 Hz

Pros and Cons of Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer

Pros

  • Automatic pulp ejection allows you to juice large batches continuously.
  • Self cleaning system allows you to pour water into the feed chute to clear the passage, saving you from a thorough cleaning most of the time.
  • Small footprint means that it will take little space on your counter.
  • The machine is simple to assemble and clean.

Cons

  • The parts are made of plastic.
  • The juicer isn’t dishwasher safe or BPA-free.
  • The 1-year warranty is much lower than that offered by its competitors.
  • The price is high in exchange to the features offered.

Bottom Line

Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush is a strong masticating slow juicer that you can rely on it for preparation of cold-pressed juices in an attempt to follow a healthy lifestyle. Although the price tag is a bit high, you can rest assured that the model is going to stay with you for a long time and will prepare all the different kinds of juices with the highest level of nutrient retention and a good yield.

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