Breville is doubling down on its 72-hour high-speed juicer lineup with the launch of The Juice Fountain Cold XL. It’s the big brother to the juice fountain cold family which has been designed from scratch. To date, this is the best designed Breville juicer or we can even say the best in the centrifugal juicer market.
Just take a look at it, it clearly stands out. It’s a beautiful piece of kitchen equipment. Breville is slowly moving away from its horizontal architecture. It’s embracing the L-shape design to save space.
Moving on to its capabilities, Breville BJE830BSS is indeed a plus size. It has an extra large feeding chute of about 3.5 inches, extra large pitcher which can hold up to 70 fl.oz., and a massive bin for collecting pulp.
In my previous review about the first juice fountain cold, I’ve explained the Cold Spin Technology. It’s just a fancy word for positioning the spout above the cutting disk away from the heat source, thus minimizing heat transfer.
The company claims that this technology along with its complimentary semi-airtight juice jug (under certain conditions) prolongs the shelf life of the juice to 72 hours. It is a big deal since juice extracted from centrifugal juicers typical last for just 24 hours.
- Minimal heat transfer thru Breville’s proprietary cold spin technology
- Space saving design
- Extra large chute (3.5in) and extra large juice jug (70oz)
- 72 hour shelf life
- Two speed settings allows for juicing wider variety of produce
- The plastic components are made of BPA free materials.
- Almost all detachable parts are dishwasher safe (except for the food pusher)
- Continuous juicing with external pulp ejection
- It comes with a newly designed juice nozzle for single serve juicing
- This is an expensive high speed juicer
- Not efficient for juicing leafy greens
- High RPM juicers promotes significant amount of oxidation
- Short warranty period
Breville BJE830BSS Features & Product Details
Is it Easy to Use?
The Breville Juice Fountain Cold line up is unique. These are the only fast juice extractors in the market that can offer 72-hour shelf life. If you want to take advantage of that you need to pay attention to the manual. It’s not that complicated, but it will require a little bit of precaution. One of that is to make sure that your produce is fresh and clean. Then, maintain the temperature at a certain level. In short, you need to put your juice in the refrigerator immediately.
I’d like to note that this particular juicer has an extra-large feeding chute. It can accommodate a whole apple and even a whole carrot. This will cut your preparation time significantly.
Is it Easy to Clean?
All the detachable parts but the food pusher are dishwasher safe. It comes with big parts but most of it can go into your dishwasher. As with all high-speed juicers, you need to be extra careful when cleaning the mesh-blade assembly. You can further minimize your cleanup time by placing a biodegradable bag into the pulp container.
The Juice Fountain Cold XL claims to offer 72-hour juice shelf life. Its proprietary Cold Spin Technology paved the way for this breakthrough. According to laboratory tests commissioned by Breville in Australia, the amount of heat transferred to the juice is insignificant.
Here’s a fact though. Apart from the heat, high-speed juicers like Breville BJE830BSS spins at thousands of RPM. Unless this happens in a vacuum, this process incorporates a lot of oxygen into the juice. Oxygen is the main catalyst of oxidation. Under normal juicing conditions, oxidation will occur, and at a significant rate as far as high-speed juicers are involved.
Based on this analysis, slow juice extractors are still the king in terms of juice quality. This is just my humble opinion, so you need to take that with a grain of salt.
To sum it up, Juice Fountain Cold XL surpasses all the high-speed juicers when it comes to nutrient retention but still doesn’t come close to cold press juicers.
What Kinds of Produce Can Breville Juice Fountain Cold XL Juice?
This juice extractor will work best on hard produce, soft fruits and citrus fruits.
Hard produce includes bitter gourd, pineapple, broccoli, pumpkin, cauliflower, watermelon, garlic, pear, sweet potato, beets, ginger, apple, cucumber, celery, pepper, turmeric, yakon, carrots, fennel, cilantro and asparagus.
Citrus fruits include lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, mandarin, lime and orange.
Using a low speed setting can process soft fruits such as grapes, blackberry, mango, papaya, pomegranate, strawberry, melon, avocado, tomato, cranberries, peach and kiwifruit to make a puree.
Can it Juice Leafy Greens?
Yes, it can process leafy greens to some degree but not as efficient as masticating juicers.
Can it help You Make Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives?
No, this machine is not suitable for making soy or almond milk.
|Juice Shelf Life||72 Hours|
|Motor||Dual Speed (no RPM info)|
|Chute Size||3.5 inch (round)|
|Build||BPA Free Plastic|
|Color||Silver & Grey|
|Best for Juicing||Soft & Hard Produce, Citrus Fruits|
|Application||Home & Personal Use|
After reviewing over 80 juicers, the 72-hour juice shelf life from a centrifugal juicing machine sounds too good to be true. As I’ve mentioned above, high RPM is still the biggest factor as far as oxidation is concerned.
If you’re in the market for a good centrifugal juicer, Breville Juice Fountain Cold XL is definitely the best in its class. However, if you’re looking at it as a cold press juicer alternative, I doubt this machine can compete in the context of juice quality and nutrient retention.