Know Your Juicer
The Breville Juice Fountain® Compact — This compact design is packed with power, delivering all the power and performance you’d expect from a Breville juicer. The 700 watt motor spins the filter basket at 14,000 RPM to extract 8 oz (250 ml) of juice in a mere 5 seconds. Collects pulp within the footprint of the unit to conserve counter space.
|A. Food Pusher – for pushing whole fruit and vegetables down the patented wide feed chute.||B. Uniqe Patented Centrally Located Feed Chute – ensures maximum juice extraction and fits whole fruit and vegetables.|
|C. Nutri Disc™ – stainless steel micro mesh filter basket designed for optimum juice and nutriend extraction.||D. Juice Jug Lid – allows juicer to operate with the lid on, therefore eliminating any splatter during operation.|
|E. Built-in Froth Separator in Lid – ensures juice froth is separated from juice when poured into a glass.||F. 800ml Juice Jug – dishwasher safe on the top shelf only.|
|G. Safety Locking Arm – juicer will not operate without juicer cover in place and safety locking arm locked into place over the juicer cover.||H. Juicer Cover – dishwasher safe on the top shelf only.|
|I. Integrated Pulp Container – will collect pulp for up to 1.5 liters of apple juice.||J. High Performance 700 Watt Motor.|
|K. Easy ON/OFF button.||L. Not Shown – Cord Wrap – cord wraps around a raised disc in the base of the Juicer.|
|M. Not Shown Spatula – style end of brush is to assist in the removal of pulp from the Integrated Pulp Container when juicing large quantities.||N. Not Shown Nylon Bristle Brush – Included for easy cleaning of the micro mesh Nutri Disc™.|
- Integrated Pulp Container – Most of Breville’s juicers have an external Pulp Container. The Juice Fountain® Compact actually has an integrated Pulp Container. This lessens the foot print of the machine, making it truly compact. This Integrated Pulp Container can hold the pulp of up to 1.5 Liters of apple juice. The Juice Jug holds about 3/5 of a Liter.
- The extra wide 3″ feed chute allows for the processing of whole fruits and vegetables, such as cucumbers, apples and carrots.
- The stainless steel Nutri Disc™ has titanium reinforced cutting blades, helping to ensure that the blades stay sharp longer for maximum juice yield.
Set up of your Juice Fountain® Compact is quick and easy.
- Place the motor base on a flat, dry surface.
- With the power button facing forward, place the integrated Pulp Container/Filter Bowl Surround on top of the motor base so that the spout fits through the hole on the left hand side.
- Align the arrows on the Nutri Disc™ with the arrows on the motor drive coupling and push down until it clicks into place.
- Place the Juicer Cover over the Nutri Disc™ so that the ridges of the rim align with the small plastic wings on the Integrated Pulp Container and lower into position.
- Raise the safety locking arm up and secure it into the two grooves on either side of the Juicer Cover.
- Slide the Food Pusher down the feed chute by aligning one of the grooves in the Food pusher with the small bump on the inside of the top of the feed chute.
- Place the Juice Jug sideways under the spout of the Juicer.
Before First Use
- Remove and safely discard any packaging material or promotional labels.
- Remove the safely discard the protective cover fitted to the power plug of the Juicer.
- Wash the Integrated Pulp Container, Juice Jug, Juice Jug lid, Food Pusher and Juicer Cover with warm soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
- Wipe down the motor base with a damp, soft cloth and dry thoroughly before assembling.
All Breville® products have at least a one-year limited product warranty, valid from the date of purchase. Should your Breville® product have a defect in product material or workmanship within the Warranty period, Breville® will arrange to have your original product returned to us, and either deliver an identical or comparable replacement to you, free of charge, or apply such other remedy as described below. Some models may have longer warranty periods on the product or specific components so please consult the individual product warranty for complete terms and conditions.
DO NOT RETURN PRODUCT TO THE STORE*
Please follow these instructions, subject to the terms of the Warranty, to receive faster service:
1. Write down the product model number, batch code (this is a 3 or 4 digit number) and/or serial number. These can be found on a sticker or molded into the product housing and are typically located underneath or on the back of the product
2. Have the original or a copy of the sales receipt.
3. Contact Breville®. Please see Breville® USA contact information below.
4. If the product, or one of its parts, qualifies for replacement or service under the Warranty, Breville® will send a pre-paid shipping label via email so that the product may be sent to Breville® at no cost to you. Upon receipt of the product, Breville® may ship the replacement or contact you with further information regarding repair of the product. Typical turnaround time to address Warranty claims is up to 10 business days, plus shipping, depending on your geographical location and type of damage or Warranty claim.
5. For additional protection of the product and and to ensure secure handling while a product is being returned for any Warranty repair, Breville® recommends that you use Breville’s shipping label or a traceable, insured delivery service. Breville® is not responsible for any damage while a product is in transit.
For the complete terms of warranty, see the warranty PDF:
* California residents – please see paragraph entitled “Warranty Notice to California Residents Only” on page 4.
Care and Use
- The Juice Jug, Juicer Cover and Juice Jug Lid are dishwasher save, but ONLY on the top shelf of the dishwasher.
- A glass can be used to capture the juice instead of the Juice Jug. However, the jug and lid are recommended as they will prevent any splatter that may occur during juicing.
- When the Integrated Pulp Container is full of pulp, it must be emptied before continuing to juice. Simply turn the ON/OFF switch to OFF, unlock the safety locking arm and put both hands around the Integrated Pulp Container, pulling straight up. This will remove the Integrated Pulp Container, Juicer Cover, and Nutri Disc™ all at once. Remove the pulp from the pulp container and replace it back on the motor base. Place the Nutri Disc™ back onto the motor coupling, aligning the arrows, and finally place the Juicer Cover back on top of the Integrated Pulp Container. Lock the safety locking arm back in place and resume juicing.
- Always turn the Juicer on before adding fruit or vegetables to the feed chute.
- To extract the maximum amount of juice, always push the Food Pusher down slowly.
The Juice Fountain® Compact is made of the finest quality materials. However, with any machine, some routine maintenance is required to keep it running properly.
- Unplug the cord from the wall outlet.
- Immediately after each use, rinse removable parts under hot running water to remove the wet pulp.
- The Juicer Cover, Integrated Pulp Container, Nutri Disc™ and Juice Jug and Lid are all dishwasher safe but only on the top shelf.
- For the Nutri Disc™ and under running water, use the nylon bristle brush to brush the inside of the basket mesh. Hold the Nutri Disc™ up to the light to make sure the mesh is clear of any blockages. If the holes are still blocked, soak the stainless steel filter basket in hot water with 10% lemon juice to loosen the blocked holes.
- It is best to allow the parts to air dry even if washed in the dishwasher.
- Wipe down the motor base with a soft, damp cloth and dry thoroughly.
- When juicing a variety of ingredients with varying textures, start with the softer textured ingredients then change the speed for harder textures ones.
- If juicing herbs, sprouts or leafy green vegetables, either wrap them together to form a bundle or juice them in the middle of a combination of ingredients to obtain the best extraction.
- Always wash fruit and vegetables before juicing.
- All fruits with pits, hard seeds or stones such as nectarines, peaches, mangoes, apricots, plums and cherries, must be pitted before juicing.
|Fruits and Vegetables||Best Season to Buy||Storage||Nutritional Value||Calorie Count|
|Apples||Autumn/Winter||Vented produce bags in the refrigerator.||High in Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C.||166g Apple = 80cals.|
|Apricots||Summer||Unwrapped in the crisper of the refrigerator.||High in Dietary Fiber and contains Potassium.||55g Apricot = 19cals.|
|Bananas||Autumn/Spring||Room Temperature.||Vitamins B6, C, Potassium and Dietary Fiber.||100g Banana = 90cals.|
|Beets||Winter||Cut off tops, then refrigerate unwrapped.||Good source of Folate, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Potassium.||100g Beets = 79cals.|
|Blueberries||Summer||Cover in the refrigerator.||Vitamin C.||100g Blueberries = 52cals|
|Broccoli||Autumn/Winter||Produce bag in the refrigerator.||Vitamin C, Folate, B2, B5, E, B6 and Dietary Fiber.||100g Broccoli = 31cals.|
|Brussels Sprouts||Autumn/Winter||Unwrapped in the crisper of the refrigerator.||Vitamin C, B2, B6, E Folate and Dietary Fiber.||100g Brussels Sprouts = 37cals.|
|Cabbage||Winter||Wrapped and trimmed in the refrigerator.||Vitamin C, Folate, Potassium, B6 and Dietary Fiber.||100g Cabbage = 22cals.|
|Carrots||Winter||Uncovered in the refrigerator.||Vitamin A, C, B6 and Dietary Fiber.||100g Carrots = 33cals.|
|Cauliflower||Autumn/Winter||Remove outer leaves and store in a produce bag in the refrigerator.||Vitamin C, B5, B6, Folate, Manganese and Potassium.||100g Cauliflower = 24.5cals.|
|Celery||Autumn/Winter||Refrigerate in a produce bag.||Vitamin C and Potassium.||100g stick of Celery = 15cals.|
|Cucumber||Summer||In the crisper of the refrigerator.||Vitamin C||100g Cucumber = 12cals.|
|Fennel||Autumn to Spring||Refrigerate.||Vitamin C, Dietary Fiber and Folate.||100g Fennel = 19cals.|
|Grapefruit||All year round||Room Temperature.||Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium and Dietary Fiber.||100g Grapefruit = 33cals.|
|Summer||In a produce bag in the refrigerator.||Vitamin C, B6 and Potassium.||100g Grapes = 60 – 83cals.|
|Kiwi Fruit||Winter/Spring||In the crisper in the refrigerator.||Vitamin C and Potassium.||100g Kiwi Fruit = 52cals.|
|Mangoes||Summer||Covered in the refrigerator.||Vitamin A, C, B1, B6 and Potassium.||207g Mango = 113cals.|
|Summer/Autumn||In the crisper in the refrigerator.||Vitamin C, Folate, Dietary Fiber and Vitamin A.||200g Melon = 50cals.|
|Nectarines||Summer||In the crisper in the refrigerator.||Vitamin C, B3, Potassium and Dietary Fiber.||151g Nectarines = 66cals.|
|Oranges||Autumn to Spring||Cool dry place for 1 week, then transfer to the refrigerator to keep longer.||Vitamin C.||131g Oranges = 54cals.|
|Peaches||Summer||Ripen at room temperature then refrigerate.||Vitamin C, Potassium, Dietary Fiber, Beta Carotene.||100g Peaches = 42cals.|
|Pears||Autumn/Winter||Ripen at room temperature then refrigerate.||Vitamin C, E and Dietary Fiber.||161g Pear = 93cals.|
|Pineapple||Spring/Summer||Store in a cool dry place.||Vitamin C, E and Dietary Fiber.||100g Pineapple = 43cals.|
|Spinach||All year round||Refrigerate.||Vitamin B6, C, E, Beta Carotene, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Dietary Fiber.||100g Spinach = 15cals.|
|Sweet Potato||All year round||Store in a cool dry place.||Vitamins C, E, Beta Carotene and Dietary Fiber.||100g Sweet Potato = 65cals.|
|Tomatoes||Late Winter to early Summer||Ripen at room temperature.||Vitamin A, K, C, E, Folate and Dietary Fiber.||100g Tomatoes = 15 – 17cals.|
While the juicer pulp should be dry, it’s not really going to come out of the machine like saw dust. There will always be a slight dampness to it but squeezing the pulp should not produce copious amounts of liquid after processing and the pulp should be spun out of the Nutri Disc™ and into the pulp container efficiently.
- If the pulp is overly wet and less juice is being extracted then expected, the first thing to do is make sure that the juicer speed is not too high, try a lower speed setting. If the speed is a bit much for the food being juices, the liquid may not have time to move through the filter and instead my cling to the pulp and move out along with it.
- The next thing to check is the filter basket, is the mesh clogged or are there food fibers coating the blades. These can hinder the correct processing of the foods and cause the juice to, again, move out of the machine with the pulp, making it wetter then normal.
- If the pulp is clogging up inside the juicer top cover, it may be that the speed is too high to move the pulp out of the pulp chute and into the pulp container, and, instead, the Nutri Disc™ is releasing the pulp so that it is hitting the upper part of the top cover. Turn off the juicer and remove the top cover, clear out the pulp that is collected in the top cover and replace it back on the juicer. Restart juicing, using a lower speed.
- Push the food pusher down the chute at a slower pace, letting the blades process the food a bit slower
The filter basket, or Nutri Disc™, is vitally important to the operation of the Juice Fountain® Plus Upgrade as well as all of Breville’s centrifugal juicers. It houses the blades and the filtering mesh that keeps the pulp from the juice. The mesh of the filter basket, or Nutri Disc™, becoming clogged can cause a large variety of issues that may seemingly be unrelated. Leaking from most places around the filter bowl surround rim and the juicer cover rim; overly wet pulp; reduced juice amounts from extractions; larger then normal chunks of food appearing in the pulp or bouncing around the interior of the filter basket. There may be different things that could cause all of those but there is one thing that can cause them all: a clogged Nutri Disc™.
- Some fruits and vegetables can be very fibrous. Not meaning that they are high in dietary fiber but that the actual flesh is laid out into longer, fibrous sections. Celery is a prime example of this as well as ginger, coconuts, and pineapple. The flesh of these food items will leave long string like fibers on the blade of the Nutri Disc™ and on the mesh, effectively blocking the sharp edges and plugging the mesh holes. When juice can not flow between the mesh, it works it’s way up the Nutri Disc™ sides due to the turning force of the juicer. Once at the top of the Nutri Disc™ sides, it sprays a bit out at the juicer cover and filter bowl surround and with how fast the juicer is spinning it and how quickly this can be pressed against the blades, a lot of juice can be sprayed, causing a leak between the seams of these two parts.
- If the fruits and vegetables are very fibrous, those fibers can effectively ‘wrap’ around the blades of the Nutri Disc™. This means that, while they can still slice through the food, they are dulled and will not do so easily or efficiently and end up with a more ‘grind’ like motion instead of slicing/grating that should be happening. Generally the speed that the Nutri Disc™ is turning will allow the food to be juiced up until the last 1/2 inch nub or so. If the blade is clogged the sharp edges can not continue grabbing at the food to keep it juicing even after it looses contact with the bottom of the food pusher, making that un-juiced nub much larger then previously seen.
- The juice of the food being processed should flow easily through the mesh, into the juice collector. The pulp is separated out and sent to the pulp container. If the mesh is clogged, the juice will not flow through easily and will be moved with the pulp causing it to be wetter then normal. The amount of juice that ends up in the juice collector will be less then normal due to it being diverted into the pulp container.
It’s always best to clean the Nutri Disc™ thoroughly after each use. If very fibrous food is being juiced, especially items like celery and ginger, alternating between harder and softer foods can assist in cleaning some of that pulp from the mesh and blades, however this will only marginally improve the results. The best and most through way to unclog the Nutri Disc™ is to stop the juicing after those items are processed, thoroughly clean both the the Nutri Disc™ mesh and blades, reinsert the Nutri Disc™ into the machine and commence juicing again.
One of the main reasons for your juicer failing to turn on or for it stopping while juicing can be that the overload protection has engaged.