View Full Version : Sorry! Got bring it up again. Anyone have a Norwalk juicer?
11-09-2010, 02:19 AM
If you have one, what is your experience with it and do you have experience with any other juicers?
If the stats on their site are true, the juice output is amazing. Loads more than the other 2 types (of course we don't know what the other juicers were). I just hate the waste of my juicer (although the dog gets the wet pulp).
You can put the parts in the dishwasher, which is huge to me.
It is huge money, but maybe.....
11-09-2010, 07:17 AM
I have watched them on ebay and even the used ones go for big money.
11-09-2010, 07:24 AM
The stats are true. Unless things have changed it's always been a 2-part operation AND, the bag can blow up and you could possibly have pulp all over your kitchen. Happened to a friend of mine which is why he chose the Green Power.
Last I heard, he'd given the GP away (to me) and gotten another Champion.
11-10-2010, 02:28 AM
Interesting, Revvell. Did the bag blowing up thing happen more than once? What did he do with the Norwalk?
I discovered this machine after I had already decided I would save for the Green Star Elite. The thing that detracts me from the Green Star is the slow speed and the small feeder tube. I don't know if that would drive me out of my mind and then I wouldn't use it.
11-10-2010, 08:19 AM
Once was enough. He has no patience with things like that. I have no idea what he did with it. Gave it away, probably.
12-19-2010, 09:59 PM
We've had our Norwalk for years....since the mid 80's and still have it) and we've had a lot of success with it. I guess we were lucky in that no bag has blown up on us. We are very careful in pressing the pulp and we never overfill the bag. The pulp is so dry, it cakes. We have other juicers and go back and forth using them. We like it very much, but it can be a little more work than we like, but when we're done we're happy because it is worth it, both in terms of quantity made and taste.
12-19-2010, 11:07 PM
ah good to hear aurelie - thanks! how often do you use it?
12-21-2010, 11:10 AM
I have a friend with a Norwalk. She says it makes absolutely wonderful juice. However, she doesn't use it that often because, (in her words) it is a "production" to use.
The best juicer is one you will USE. So, it's important to consider your time, your space, and level of effort when you are deciding what juicer to buy. I think it is marvelous there are so many excellent choices out there now-a-days.
12-28-2010, 01:09 AM
I've got lots of experience with juicers, and finally was able to get a Norwalk. It's got to be about 30 years old! But still as sturdy as ever. I was lucky enough to find someone local that was selling it. There is definately a learning curve! But there is no comparison with other juicers. Norwalk is the best. At least as far as juice amount and quality. Pulp is dry and good for nothing but compost.
12-30-2010, 07:23 PM
If you want your juices pressed there is a manual press you can get called the "welles press". It costs $400 though which is alot but it apparently leaves the pulp bone dry when its done. However you will need to break down the produce first, so for carrot juice say you need to run it through your juicer with the blank screen on or use a grater to mush it up first then put it in the bag like you would the norwalk.
here is a link to a video of it:
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