The Juice Fountain Cold Plus (Breville BJE530BSS) Review

Breville’s Juice Fountain Cold Plus is one of the most renowned juicers on the market, and it’s no surprise why.

It uses Breville’s ‘cold spin technology’ to allow the juice to flow up and through the stainless steel cutting disc which is surrounded by an Italian-made mesh filter to ensure minimal temperature increase.

Through this technology, Breville claims your juice will have a shelf life of up to 72-hours!

Alas, no more lukewarm juice - and fresher juice for longer!


Useability

Centrifugal juicers like the Juice Fountain Cold Plus are pretty straightforward to use, and this one has an extra-wide, 3.5-inch chute that can accommodate a full apple.

This means prep time is cut down dramatically, and larger fruit and veg such as carrots, celery stalks, or whole fruit and veg can be eased down the chute with the help of the food pusher.

The actual juicing process is equally as easy.

The large dial is clearly labeled - simply turn to “low” for soft fruits and “high” for hard vegetables.

The custom-designed juice nozzle accommodates mess-free juicing straight into a glass - you can also avoid any juice drips by inverting the nozzle when you’ve finished.

Juice Quality

One of the main selling points of the Juice Fountain Cold plus is that it claims to extend the juice’s shelf life to 72 hours thanks to Breville’s Cold Spin Technology.

This technology minimizes heat transfer by moving the spout above the cutting disk, which keeps heat transfer at less than 1.8°F, and, as a result, keeps your juice cooler and fresher for longer.

However, no juice is completely resilient to oxidation, and heat transfer only plays a minimal part in the breakdown of nutrients. That said, cold press juicers are a lot more effective when it comes to nutrient retention and efficiency.

Cleaning 

One thing to bear in mind with these kinds of juicers is that cleaning them can be a little time-consuming, as the filter basket accumulates fibers and residue, which can build up if not cleaned straight after use.

One major benefit of the Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus is that most of the parts are dishwasher safe, which makes the cleaning process a lot more convenient.

However, you should still run the parts under warm water to remove any residue beforehand.

The other thing to consider is that placing the parts in the dishwasher every time will dull them over time, which is why it’s still a good idea to clean them in the sink now and again.

Design

The Juice Fountain Cold Plus has a brushed stainless steel exterior which is both durable and attractive. It has a space-saving design, with the pulp bin located behind the product base so it takes up less of your countertop space.

As discussed previously, the wide chute easily accommodates a range of whole fruits and vegetables which cuts down on prep time, while the nozzle design of the 70 fl. Oz. jug allows for mess-free pouring.

Versatility

The Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus can produce a variety of juices, however, it will work best with dense produce like carrots, cucumbers, or apples, as well as soft fruits like citruses and berries.

If you want to use leafy greens, be sure to mix these with water-rich fruits like cucumber or apples, but avoid juicing leafy greens by themselves.

Pros

  • Fast juice extraction time
  • Equipped with Breville’s proprietary cold-spin technology which claims 72-hour juice shelf life
  • Space-saving design
  • Attractive, brushed stainless steel finish
  • High capacity juice jug and large pulp collector
  • 3.5-inch wide chute
  • Two-speed juice extraction speed for improved juice yield and juice quality
  • All detachable parts are dishwasher safe, except the food pusher
  • Continuous juicing with external pulp ejection
  • Safety lock mechanism
  • Neatly hidden cord storage
  • Plastic parts are BPA free

Cons

  • Doesn’t juice leafy greens efficiently
  • Short warranty period

Price

The Juice Fountain Cold Plus is on the more expensive side of juicers.

Its predecessor, the Breville BJE430SIL Juice Fountain Cold, is cheaper, however, it also has a bulkier design, so is less ideal if you only have a small countertop space.

The features are pretty similar, although the Juice Fountain Cold Plus has 1000 watts of power, while the original Juice Fountain Cold offers just 850 watts.

The Juice Fountain Cold XL is a more expensive product again and is 1200 watts. This offers the same cold spin technology but offers multiple speed settings: ‘quiet’, ‘fast,’ and ‘boost.’

This main thing you’re paying for with all of these juicers is speed: if you’re looking for a super-efficient juicer that will cut down on prep time and produce a delicious juice in seconds, then the Juice Fountain Cold range is likely to impress.

Type

Centrifugal Juicer

Price

$$$

Juice Quality

High

Juice Shelf Life

72 Hours

Dishwasher Safe

Yes (except the food pusher)

Pulp Ejection

External

Motor

Dual Speed (from 6,500 to 13,000 RPM)

Wattage

1000 Watts

Chute Size

3.3 inch (round)

Build

BPA Free Plastic

Design

Upright

Noise Level

High

Warranty

1 Year

Best for Juicing

Soft & Dense Produce, Citruses

Application

Home & Personal Use

Related Products

Breville Juice Fountain Cold

Breville Juice Fountain Cold XL


Final Verdict

All in all, the Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus is a highly efficient juicer that comes in a compact, space-saving design.

The wide chute accommodates a variety of fruits and vegetables and drastically cuts down on your prep time.

It’s very easy to use and is clearly labeled, so you know which settings to use for soft fruits or hard vegetables.

Most of the parts can be cleaned in the dishwasher, though this could wear down the plastic in time.

The best thing about this product is the speed. If you’re looking for a speedy juicer, the Juice Fountain Cold Plus won’t disappoint.

The only drawbacks are the steep price and the fact that it doesn’t juice leafy greens particularly well. It does however claim to keep your juice fresh for up to 72 hours, which is pretty impressive.