The Breville Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juice Fountain is packed with the power I would expect from a mid to high-priced centrifugal juicer with the addition of several spectacular special features.
As always, it is my intention to walk you through the various features of this juicer in an attempt to discover if it is the juicer for which you have been searching. I know my own hunt for the perfect juicer lasted far longer than necessary and included a lot of trial and error. Luckily for me, those trials and errors were performed using other people’s juicers. Eventually, I figured out just what it was I was looking for. Unfortunately, that was in addition to exhaustion and I nearly lost my determination along the way. It is my hope that this article and the others on this website will make your own journey less frustrating than my own.
Packed With Power
Only one in an entire line of Breville Juice Fountain Juicers, this particular Juice Fountain is packed with 900 watts of power. For comparison sake, consider that the general range of motor wattages for centrifugal juicers is 600 to 1000 watts. This places a 900-watt motor near the top of its class.
A 900-watt motor isn’t necessary for juicing at low speeds and, therefore, is not a requirement for juicing soft foods such as bananas and oranges. Let’s face it, though, those of us who commit ourselves to a juicing lifestyle do so because we are looking to supplement our diets with nutrient-packed juices, and those juices need to be made up of more than just soft fruits and vegetables. Different fruits and vegetables offer us different types of vitamins and minerals. Therefore, it is important for us to pack as many different types of these foods into our juicing diets as possible.
Carrots are the base for many nutritious and balanced juices, but are so hard that they are difficult for a 600-watt juicer to handle. High speeds are required to break down hard fruits and vegetables with the rotating blades used by centrifugal juicers. Low wattage motors risk overheating and breaking down if they attempt to power a juicer’s blades to move at such high speeds for long periods of time. Thankfully, the 900-watt motor of this Juice Fountain isn’t likely to experience such difficulties; it is likely to stand the test of time at high speeds without overheating or malfunctioning.
Five Speed Settings
Where many centrifugal juicers feature one or two different speed settings, the Breville 900 has five unique settings. These settings are made to change the speed at which the blades rotate according to the best speed for the particular food you are attempting to juice.
The lowest setting is ideal for soft foods and leafy greens. The next setting is great for any citrus fruit, including oranges, limes, and grapefruits. Foods with the hardness and consistency of a pineapple are best broken down using the medium setting. The highest speed settings are ideal for juicing harder fruits and vegetables such as apples and carrots. An additionally awesome part of this feature is that you can easily select any of these settings using its light-up digital display.
Spectacular Special Features
The additional special features included with this juicer are almost too numerous to count. I will do my best to bring some of the most important of them to your attention and explain how they can make your life easier.
First, let’s discuss this juicer’s ridiculously large pulp collector. I have come across several juicers in my research which have similarly large pulp collectors and I still manage to be impressed. Large pulp collectors save a lot of time by eliminating the need to empty them during the juicing process.
Two important built-in sensors also make this a unique product in the world of centrifugal juicers. Unlike most juicers on the market today, many Breville juicers feature a sensor which monitors heat levels and shuts the entire system off if the motor gets close to overheating. I don’t believe that overheating should be too large of an issue, considering the abilities of this juicer’s 900-watt motor, but it is still a wonderful feature to have. You will not need to worry about melting any of the plastic pieces or breaking the motor completely.
This juicer’s other sensor calculates the heaviness of the load you are attempting to juice and will adjust the speed setting to match that load. This means that if you happen to select the wrong setting, you will not need to worry about wasting food that will not get properly juiced, because the machine will adjust itself and rectify your mistake.
The final feature I find impressive is the safety lock system. As soon as you engage the machine in the juicing process, safety locks will hold the lid closed until the juicer has completely halted its process. Also, the juicer will not work at all unless the lid has been securely fastened. This excellent feature not only means less splatter in the kitchen, it also means increased safety. You will not need to worry about your child wandering over to the machine, turning it on, and getting hurt.
Usually, I include this section in my product reviews so that I can acknowledge the shortcomings of the product I am reviewing. I can only speculate and conclude so much from reading about an item and knowing about the best and worst features of that type of product. Additionally, important information can be gleaned from reading reviews written by people who have actually used the product.
Consumer feedback about this machine has been overwhelmingly positive, which leaves me little to write in this particular section. It appears that the Breville Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juice Fountain performs precisely as it claims it will.
In conclusion, I must say that I am rather impressed with this centrifugal juicer. Although centrifugal juicers are not the top choice for juicing hard fruits and vegetables, Breville appears to have tried to make that process easier and less wasteful by providing a high wattage motor and multiple, easy-to-understand speed settings.
I believe that this juicer would be worth its price even without its many special features. Things such as its safety locking system and built-in sensors only increase its value and make this juicer a bargain deal.