Breville Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer

Breville Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer

Although the majority of juicers on the market these days still belong to the centrifugal school, which makes use of spinning blades, masticating juicers are the choice of many juicing pros. The Fountain Crush is just such a masticating option offered by Breville. So how does it stack up against other masticating juicers, and is it really better than centrifugal models? Let’s have a closer look.

Appearance and Build

The first thing that’s noticeable about this juicer is its relatively small footprint – especially compared to other masticating juicers, the fountain crush represents a pretty compact option. Most masticating juicers have a horizontal layout, whereas the fountain crush has its components stacked vertically. Unless you have low-hanging cupboards, this should make the fountain crush a more viable countertop item. Most of the work-heavy parts are made of metal, but having said that, there’s certainly room for durability issues somewhere down the line.

Functionality

This juicer does a fine job representing much of what is good about masticating juicers in general. Its 240 watt motor is whisper quiet. Juice yield is fairly high, although no higher than that found on centrifugal juicers in a similar price category. As a result, the question of whether or not to go with this juicer comes down to if you subscribe to the school of mastication. This juicer generates little heat or chance of juice oxidation. In theory, on these merits alone it makes “better” juice than centrifugal juicers and performs as well as other masticating juicers in its price class. But keep in mind that juicing with a masticator takes longer, and this one is no exception. Plus, the fountain crush requires a decent amount of frontloading time, as fruits and vegetables must be cut up quite small.

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