Updated 22 Dec 2016

Breville

the Froojie Fountain BJE520BSS

Snapshot: The Breville the Froojie Fountain BJE520BSS is a centrifugal juicer with 5 speeds and an external pulp container. How well does it juice and is it easy to clean?

the Froojie Fountain BJE520BSS
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$420

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Test results

Overall score
75
Juicing
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK results for carrot juice.
  • Good results for orange juice.
  • Very good results for apple juice.
  • Good results for green leafy juice.
  • Excellent results for smoothie.
  • Excellent chute size.
  • Very easy to assemble and take apart.
  • Some parts dishwasher safe.
  • Has cord storage.
  • Has cleaning brush.
  • Has puree attachment.
  • Has digital display with 5 settings and 5 fruit or vegetable options.
  • Has froth separator and juice nozzle to reduce splashing for single serves.

But

  • Blade is accessible.
  • Large bulky unit can be difficult to clean in the sink.
  • Juice can splash back up chute when juicing oranges.
  • Pulp can accumulate around chute and lid.
  • Noisy.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Juicing (30%)
Ease of use (70%)

We processed a kilogram each of carrots, apples and oranges — and a “green leafy” combination of spinach, kiwifruit, pear, cucumber, mint and celery. We measured the quantity of juice produced and checked its texture and consistency. If a juicer claimed to be able to make smoothies, we made a banana, pineapple, mango and strawberry smoothie. The smoothie score doesn’t contribute to the juicing score.

We assessed how easy and safe it was to “feed” the juicer, assemble and take apart, collect the juice, remove the pulp, and clean the juicer. We also checked whether juice dripped out of the spout after processing, and whether there was any splashing or leaking while juicing. We also measured how noisy the juicers are but this doesn’t contribute to the overall score.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$420
Type
Centrifugal

Specifications

Average juicing time (min:sec)
0:52
Noise level (dBA)
70
Weight (kg)
5.2
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
43 x 39 x 12
Jug capacity (ml)
1200
Pulp container (inside/outside)
External

Features

Dishwasher safe
Yes (jug, lid and filter, but top-shelf only)
Number of speeds
5

More Info

Notes
5-year motor warranty, 1-year parts warranty.