The Norwalk is manufactured, shipped, and serviced only in Bentonville, Arkansas. Each machine is hand assembled and built to order with the highest technical and quality standards. Every Norwalk is thoroughly tested throughout the manufacturing process with a detailed final inspection before it is packaged and shipped to you.
For the past few months we've been looking at the features of the Norwalk Juicer that make it truly unique. There is nothing else like it on the market. As we wrap up this weekly series, here's a review of the features we've covered:
There are 3 types of juicers: centrifugal, masticating, and The Norwalk (cutter/hydraulic press).
Centrifugal juicers, such as the Breville, Jack LaLanne, Hamilton-Beach, and Juiceman, partially shred and spin to yield some juice. Tremendous oxidation occurs during this process leaving many nutrients behind. Due to the size of the feed tube and design of centrifugal juicers, additional preparation in cutting of the produce is required.
Masticating juicers such as the Hurom, Omega, and Champion, use an auger to chew the produce to extract the juice from the pulp. This process is detrimental to the nutritional value and flavor of the juice, because the pulp is in contact with the auger far too long, making the juice over-processed and leaving particulates in the juice. Due to the size of the feed tube and design of masticating juicers, additional preparation in cutting of the produce is required.
The Norwalk Juicer is actually a combination of two machines sharing the same body and powered by the same motor. A Vortex Cutter for complete cutting and a Hydraulic Press which extracts the nutrients from the pulp provided by the Cutter. This method allows produce to have very limited contact with the Cutter, ensuring full nutritional value when pressed in the Hydraulic Press. After pressing, there is no pulp left in the juice and no juice left in the pulp.
This also allows for maximum keeping qualities. The Norwalk will accommodate produce up to 2 inches in diameter, limiting lost time in food preparation.
Cleaning your Norwalk Juicer is simple. Begin by turning off and unplugging your juicer. Lift off the juice tray and feed pan. Remove the grid holder, then loosen the wing nuts to remove the housing. Grasp the cutter with a damp cloth and remove it by pulling it toward yourself.
Rinse all of the removable parts thoroughly in cool water. All removable parts are dishwasher safe, and can be washed in your dishwasher or by hand.
The O-rings on your Norwalk are FDA approved and must be removed and cleaned at the end of your juicing day.
To remove the O-ring, take a soft instrument, such as a toothpick, to lift the O-ring from the face plate. Wash thoroughly in cold, soapy water. Do not store the O-ring on the face plate of the Norwalk for long periods of time, as it will become brittle and break. After placing the O-ring back on the face plate, be sure to add a drop of olive oil to the O-ring, so that the feed tube slides on easily.
With a cool, damp, soapy, sponge or washcloth, clean the area around the motor shaft, top press plate, and all other outer surfaces exposed to food or juices. Finally, wipe down the outside of your Norwalk with a dry towel.