Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer Review

Breville BJS600XLIf you’re like any other avid juicer, you like to juice in the morning. Many juicers who juice during this time have almost always the same complaint; the juicers they use are always too awfully loud. No one wants their spouse or kids or even neighbors to be woken up in the wee hours of the morning to a machine designed to give you your morning berry breakfast, oh the guilt of running someone’s slumber.

Breville has introduced their first and only masticating juicer in their extensive line. It’s also the manufacturer’s first vertical design of a masticating juicer, and the only vertical juicer we’re actually obsessing over. Most juicers tend to stick to the horizontal design, but this Breville model offers a more modern approach to juicing . The biggest reason for this change in design is  to improve the juicer’s overall functionality, while also boosting efficiency. And for those juicers who have a little bit more of a pep in their step, the easy assembly of this juicer will have you jumping up and down in joy.

We love the Breville because it presents a filter basket that certainly helps in auto purification and completely removes any difficulties when cleaning, but also maintains maximum yield (concentrated nutrients extracted from juice). The Breville BJS600XL uses a dual direction control, which essentially means it works when it’s turning in both directions. This feature allows users to easily unclog anything that may get stuck when you’re limited to speeds going in one direction. However, from further testing we’ve noticed even going in one direction, this juicer stays clog free! But it’s always satisfying to watch the produce being juiced from both directions… it’s the little things.

Juicer Breakdown

The Breville BJS600XL boosts a 240-Watt ultra-quiet motor, which is a juicing lovers dream. We would pick a quiet and less powerful motor over a faster and very loud motor any day, however you don’t have to pick with this juicer. It’s incredibly powerful and quiet at the same time, we may be in heaven just thinking about it.  So, how is it so quiet? Unlike centrifugal juicers that spin at a whopping speed of 5,000 to 16,000 RPM, while the more slower juicers (such as this one) only spin at just under 100 RPM.

This juicer presents a filter basket that certainly helps in auto purification and completely removes any difficulties when cleaning, but also maintains maximum yield. The Breville BJS600XL uses a dual direction control, which essentially means it works turning in both directions. This feature allows users to easily unclog anything that may get stuck when you’re limited to speeds going in one direction. However, from further testing we’ve noticed even going in one direction, this juicer stays clog free!

What We Don’t Like And What We Do About This Model by Breville

The vertical masticating design is great because it allows users to limit the space needed for storage or counter space. The juicing quality is great as well as it can juice carrots, berries, apples and wheatgrass with effortless ease.

Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow JuicerThe design is great, however, it’s awfully similar to the Omega VRT350. When picking out a juicer, many juice lovers are more prone to purchasing what’s new and hot in the juicing world- to help us stand out from the crowed! Although, we know we’re not the only juicers in the nation. But the fact that this juicer is incredibly similar to another, more popular, juicer on the market- kind of makes us feel like we’ve picked up a knock off of the real thing. However, aside form the looks, this juicer performs just as great, which isn’t a bad thing at all. However, the quality footprint may be the same, it would be a super great deal if it was considerably much cheaper than the Omega. After further research, we’ve found both of these juicers were made in the same Chinese factory, now how’s that for investigation? Perhaps that’s why we get a strong sense of Déjá Vu with this masticating juicer!

There are two important parts with this juicer, one being the strainer and the other being the auger. These parts are extremely strong as they are made from Ultem material with is a whopping 8 times stronger than standard plastic used in many other slower juicers. However, be very careful in using the juicer- do not add it anything too hard such as a coconut shell as it WILL destroy the strainer and will quickly void your warranty (however short it may be already- 10 years for the motor and only 1 year for the parts). If you juice often, it’s always smart to purchase a juicer that has an Ultem strainer for added strength like the Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer. You can see how it stacks up to other slow juicers here.

There’s one particularly cool feature we love about this product and it’s when you’re over working your juicer and to prevent it from overloading or working too hard it will automatically cut the power- kind of like a circuit breaker in your home. There’s also a button at the bottom of the machine to “Reset” this option if you find it not turning back on. This also allow the machine to rest if it’s feeling over worked, sounds a lot like me when I’m ready for a nap at 3 pm on a Wednesday.

Now what does it work ON? If you’re looking to make peanut butter or some sort of sorbet, this is not the juicer for you. If you’re looking to simply juice everyday fruits and vegetables this is a perfect machine for you. If you’re a hardcore juicer who prefers to juice only the greens, this machine may or may not give you a hard time from time to time. The vertical design makes it a bit tough to process quick and efficiently with the greens, we recommend purchasing a horizontal auger juicers for leafy greens. You can extract juice from wheatgrass as well, however you must be sure to pre-cut into small one to two inch pieces for best results, otherwise you may find yourself clogging the strain.

This machine is also not dishwasher safe, so be sure to only hand wash it! If you do throw it in the dishwasher, don’t be surprised when you find the plastic has cracked after the fact. In terms of features, Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer gives you everything you need to make a great tasting cup of juice.

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