Review of Norwalk Juicers - Professional Vegetable & Fruit Juice Extractor
The design and manufacturing of the Norwalk juicers were prompted by Dr. Norman Walker who is renowned for its revolutional research on the healthy benefits of eating raw food and regularly drinking freshly made vegetable and fruit juices.
Dr. Norman founded and opened the Norman Laboratories of Health Research in 1910 where he studied the beneficial effects of raw food consumption and how it can used in the prevention of diseases keeping the body and mind healthy resulting in longer and more whole life.
His findings inspired him to construct the first hydraulic juice press (Norwalk Triturating Hydraulic press Juicer) the ancestor of today's Norwalk juice extractor. Dr. Norman is the ultimate proof of his findings and healthy lifestyle consisting of eating living produce since he lived a
Based on the proven benefits of using a Norwalk juice press to make and drink nutrient-rich fresh juice on a regular basis the machine is often recommended for and used in the Gerson Therapy (also known as Gerson Protocol or Gerson Diet) based on the research results of another scientist Dr. Gerson.
Dr. Gerson's work confirms Dr. Walker's findings namely that a diet consisting of juice made from natural (preferably organic) living produce revitalizes the body by energizing the immune system to prevent or heal cancer and other serious diseases often deemed impossible to cure.
Features & Benefits of the Norwalk Juicer, Models 270-275 - the Highest Quality of Juice, Reliability since 1934
The current Norwalk juicer model is a combination of two machines housed in top-quality stainless body. It's an electric juice machine that does juicing in two steps.
The Vortex Triturator- a cutter-grinder gear which firsts crushes, grinds the produce into tiny pieces which is forwarded into a linen bag (they are reusable).
Hydraulic press - the linen bag with the triturated produce in it is put under the press which consists of two heavy-duty stainless steel plates. The press extracts almost all juice using a high downward pressure (cc. 6000 lbs.). TIP: while the press is extracting juice form one bag you can prepare and fill up another bag for juicing.
High Juice Quality and Yield - The pulp is the driest when compared to other juicers indicating that every drop is extracted that possible through a mechanical process. It gets out a very high percentage of the juice contained in the vegetables and fruits often 50-100 % more than other juice machines do. The quality of the juice (both from fruits and vegetables) is very good since pressing causes the lowest level of oxidation resulting in a foam-free juice drink.
Long Shelf Life of Juice- The hydraulic press method is the gentlest, most careful way of juicing that preserves all the valuable nutrients. That's why you can store the juice made with a Norwalk in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days and it will still taste rich and the vitamins, enzymes, minerals will be unspoilt. This is a great benefit for Gerson patients, they can stock up the refrigerator with a few-days of juice supply.
Pulp-free juice - it's controversial whether the juice should contain pulp or no. Norwalk's manufacturer claims that our body ingests the nutrients contained in the pulp very slowly and ineffectively while a pulp-free juice which conatins all the essential nutrients extracted from the pulp is much more beneficial because vitamins and other components can be processed and made available for our body cells within 10 minutes. Others say that juice should contain some pulp since the fiber in it is very good for the digestive system (helps moving the food material forward the maintaining the balanced rate of digestion process, the recommended daily fiber intake is 30 g).
Simple to use (Once you Get the Hang of It) - you can make 7-8 quarts of carrot juice from cc. 25 pounds of carrots in about 20-25 minutes.
Safety Features - the newer Norwalk models contain an electronic safety element that prevents the turning of the unit during dismantling.
Designed for Heavy Duty Use - the Norwalk is ideal for those who want to juice several times a day that's why it's an ideal juicer for those on Gerson diet.
- it's one of the best all-round juicers
available. It juices all sorts of fruits and veggies including wheatgrass, herbs, sprouts, and leafy greens (spinach, kale, and lettuce). Some users experienced that when they juiced only wheatgrass
the machine generated a lot of heat so it's best to use wheatgrass with other, firmer vegetables. If you want to juice wheatgrass by itself then a dedicated wheatgrass juicer
is a better choice. Besides juicing the Norwalk can grind seeds, coffee beans, pepper and other seasonings, make cereals, nut butters, and frozen fruit desserts.
- there are few other juicers with such long warranty period (some Omega Juicer models
come with 10-year or 15-year warranty) which shows the manufacturer's trust in its product.
Technical Features and Data
Well-built, sturdy metal construction - all parts are made of stainless steel
Powerful 50/60 cycle motor made to be able to use in other parts of the world not just in the U.S.
Several Color Options: the machine is available in burgundy, red, yellow, green, blue, black, almond, white and wood grain finishes.
Price of the Norwalk juicer: cc. $2000 - which is a fair price for such a well-designed, professional quality juice extractor and food processor. Warranty:
The latest Norwalk juicer (Model 275) is available since 1st January, 2009. It comes with a 12-year warranty on material or workmanship detects.
The Norwalk juice press is not for everyone and it's certainly not the best option for a beginner juicer. The two-step method makes it a bit complicated and difficult to use compared to other triturating-style juicers. (e.g. Green Star Juice Extractors, or the Samson Ultra Juicer. If someone is just starting to juice a simpler machine (perhaps the Champion juicer) would be a more reasonable choice.
Cleaning a Norwalk machine is fussier since the linen has to be washed, but the 5 removable parts of the unit are fairly easy to clean: they need only a thorough rinsing or you can put them in the dishwasher.
TIP: since the juice made with a Norwalk juicer has a longer storage life you can juice large quantities in one session and you only have to clean the unit once.
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