Great news for Breville fans! The company has added a vertical slow juicer to their juice machine line. This is a single auger machine (called the Breville Juice Fountain Crush) with technology similar to the Omega Vrt and the Hurom Juicer. Breville may be three years behind in releasing their slow juicer, but hopefully that means they’ve perfected the technology. 😉
Here are some of the details of the Juice Fountain Crush:
- singer auger “juicing screw”
- 1 year limited warranty (10 year motor warranty)
- reverse direction control
- auto purifying filter basket
- ultra quiet
Slow juicers produce juice by first crushing the food with an auger (juicing screw), then squeezing the crushed food through a filter basket. A scraper rotates around the basket to to keep the filter clean during the process. The vertical slow juicers can handle leafy greens, even wheat grass, soft fruits and even carrots. You should also be able to make fruit sorbets and even nut butters.
The process of juicing is much slower with these machines. You have to cut up your fruits and vegetables into smaller pieces. However because they operate at slower speeds, and do not cause friction heat, you will get more juice with more nutrients intact. The juice may be slightly thicker than the juice produced with a centrifugal juicer. This is fiber, but the texture is extremely fine.
As of this writing, the Breville Juice Fountain Crush is available on Amazon, but you may have to wait for two to four weeks. No reviews yet, but you can be sure that the product is very similar to the Omega and Hurom as mentioned above.