What is your take on the Breville Juice Fountain Elite?
Good day today. No slips. The food is delicious by the way. I love the Latin scramble – one of my favorites. I bought the Breville juicer because it is so fast and easy to clean, but I seem to find a few chunks of veggies in the pulp collector. I have a green star which works really well, but I honestly do not have the time to cut everything up pretty small or time to clean it. Just wondering what your experience with the Breville is. Thanks, Joy.
I am thrilled that you are enjoying the foods. Occasionally, I too find a chunks of veggies in the pulp bucket of my Breville Juice Fountain Elite. Something like the Green Star you have would definitely do a more thorough job. The top dog of juicers – the Juice Angel- would dominate in terms of extracting the juice fully. That said, for the price, the prep time required for the produce and the ease of clean up, the Breville is a middle of the road option that is so easy to use and clean that I juice a couple (sometimes a few) times a day and enjoy it. I think it is a great introductory machine. Once you get addicted to the benefits of juicing you can always invest in a machine that offers more in the way of extraction and enzyme preservation.
I do have one tip for you with this Breville model. I line the pulp container with a nut milk bag and I squeeze out extra liquid by hand whenever I am dealing with very soft fruits, berries, pineapples, even tomatoes. I sometimes even use the pulp for recipes. Berrie pulp makes a great addition to my berry sorbet. Tomato pulp to my flax crackers. It makes me feel like I am getting the highest and best use out of what I have left over.
Keep me posted on your usage of the Breville and how it compares to your Green Star. I will do the same if I pick up another juicer. For now, I will deal with the occasional chunks, squeeze extra juice out by hand, and get creative with pulp from time to time.
Thank you for your question,