There are a variety of different models & types around here is a brief rundown
Centrifugal - The fruit & vegetables is crushed to a pulp using blades & then passed through a sieve to split it from the pulp.
The fruit & vegetables is crushed to a pulp using blades & then passed through a sieve to split it from the pulp.
Masticating - The fruit & vegetables is crushed to a pulp using blades & then passed through a sieve to split it from the pulp.
These squeeze out the juice once they have scrunched it up with slowly revolving gears.
Manual - If you are looking for a completely eco friendly option, this might be one for you, so long as you have a fair bit of time on your hands not to mention strong arms.
It is said that masticating juicers waste less than their centrifugal counterparts (which are generally more affordable) because they use a grinding action rather than spinning & run at a slower speed.
The Breville Ikon is a centrifugal type juicer, it is different from most because it has a range of speeds, this means that you can adjust the speed to suit whatever fruit or vegetables you are processing.
Research suggests that enjoying 5 or more portions of fruit & vegetables a day can reduce the risk of heart attacks & strokes.
If this has given you food for thought & you decide to join the army of dedicated juicer fans all that is left to do is buy an appliance to do the work for you.
The Breville BJE510XL has a stainless steel & black case. The speed can be set to run between 6500 & 12500 rpm & it has a 900 watt industrial strength motor.
If you are anything like me you will want to make sure that any kitchen gadget that you buy is easy to clean. How many times have you got something home, used it once or twice & then put it away in a cupboard because the cleaning time far outweighed any benefits it may have given you.
The Breville Ikon has been made so that there are no hard to reach edges or gaps that you can't reach into. All of the attachments & accessories are dishwasher friendly, the stainless steel case is easy to wipe down.
As this appliance is built with a circular tube which aids processing, you won't have to pre chop or peel harder & more fibrous fruit & vegetables like carrots, peaches & apples, just put them straight into your machine & the powerful motor will help make you a half pint glass of juice in seconds.
Customers that have bought the Breville Ikon say that it is quieter than other juicers they have owned, they also like the spout attachment that lets you pour straight into your glass or container without any spillages to clean up.
The verdict seems to be that this appliance is easy to use & keep clean. All parts are simple to attach & remove after use, add to that the fact it looks stylish on the worktop. The only negative point has been from some with limited space - it measures 16-4/5 by 15-1/2 by 10-1/4 inches.