Breville Juice Fountain Review & Recipes

Posted by on Jan 5, 2011 in Equipment, Reviews | 0 comments

Breville Juice Fountain Review & Recipes

I don’t know who was more excited when I opened the Breville 900 Watt, Variable Speed Juice Extractorfor my birthday, my mother in law the gifter, or me. She was so tickled by my expression she laughed for a few minutes and knew immediately she didn’t need to give me the gift receipt.

From the Breville website:

ikon Multi-Speed Juice Fountain

BJE510XL

$199.99
Smart juicer that adjusts speeds to maximize juice and minimize waste. 5 speeds from 6500 to 12500 RPM for efficient juice output.
Easy-to-clean micromesh filter keeps the fibers out and the juice in. Beautiful stainless steel. Components are dishwasher-safe.

This is a nice machine! It is powerful, easy-to-clean and FUN (oh yea it makes delicious concoctions too). I even had the gizmo obsessed husband try it out and it was reminiscent of infomercials for the Troy Built wood chipper…this baby can devour anything in 2 seconds flat! However, it is relatively quiet; you can have a conversation while it is running. A friend, Elizabeth came over to have a juicer play-date and we created a few different juices with the following washed produce:

  • Carrots (cleaned of dirt)
  • Beets (cleaned, trimmed)
  • Kale
  • Apples (whole)
  • Cucumbers (skinned)
  • Ginger

Sunrise Sorbet
This made 35 fl oz and was gorgeous to boot!

  • 3 beets w/greens
  • 8 carrots
  • 1 large apple

The next 2 flavors were our favorites:

Apple Ginger Delight
23 fl. oz.

  • 8 carrots
  • 1 apple
  • pinky sized piece of fresh ginger
The Hulk:
20 fl. oz. of a refreshing bright green detoxifying juice
  • 2 cucumbers (made 15 oz. on their own)
  • 5 pieces kale
  • 1 apple

Cleaning:

The juicer cover, filter bowl surround, and pulp container are top rack dishwasher safe.

Remove the plastic top

Remove the basket

Place the basket in a sink of warm water while you finish cleaning up and it will be a cinch to clean.

Use a damp dishrag to wipe the motor base and powercord (mine stayed clean). Only excess/splatter from mine came out of the lid of the juice pitcher; we just placed a dishrag over the lid.

 

Now, what to do with all that pulp? It’s full of fiber and can be used easily in many recipes (and dogs and horses love it too). The easiest method is to place in a freezer bag and whenever you make soup, tomato sauce etc. break off a chunk and throw in.

Pulp to go into freezer

I also created a hummus-like bean dip using the carrot pulp and it was so yummy!

In a food processor I added:

  • beans,
  • carrot puree,
  • smoked paprika
  • salt
  • Greek yogurt

Blended till smooth and tasty- adjusting spices and ingredients and I went to get a creamy, yummy dip.

This was delicious on deli pretzel crackers

Happy Juicing!


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