Holy Crap! I just spent £1900 on a juicer. Yes you heard me right – a juicer! I never thought I would be able to say that I spent that much money on a machine that makes juice – a Jimmy Choo handbag yes – a juicer, NO! But my health is too important to me and I want to feed my body the best medicine I can give it. So I went for it.
What’ so super duper magical about this machine that makes it worth nearly £2000? (Well its around £1500 but i paid £300 for delivery from the USA which bumped it up a fair bit. Well there are several reasons.
1. The Norwalk is a 2 part cold press juicer meaning that the juice doesn’t get heated by the extraction process
2. It extracts the highest amount of nutrients compared to other juicers (check out the stats here)
3. You get the highest yield of juice as the pulp comes out drier than a pancake. (In fact it came out so dry that my friend and I tried to cook it – we called it our Carrot Pancake)
It is super heavy so it won’t be coming with me when I go to France in a few weeks for my best friend’s wedding. Instead I will be taking my KT100. Although the price tag is a little hard to swallow, they say that the machine eventually pays for itself. Here’s what is says on their website.
The Norwalk Juicer Produces 50-100% more juice than other juicers: Based on organic produce costing an average of $1.50 per pound people who drink 12 glasses of juice per day will save $3000 per year in organic produce using the Norwalk over another juicer! Anyone who drinks 4 glasses of juice per day will save $1000 per year in produce, for the rest of their lives!
It’s very easy to clean as it’s stainless steel so providing you dismantle it immediately after juicing, all you have to do is run it under the tap and hey presto. Here’s what else it says as to why the Norwalk is superior.
Complete extraction. The tremendous pressure exerted by the Norwalk Hydraulic Press gently and completely extracts the natural fruit sugars, vitamins, trace minerals, enzymes, and other vital elements. This imparts to the juice an extremely fine quality and flavor which is unequaled by any other method of juice extraction.
Frozen Juices. Norwalk juices may be deep frozen and held for periods of up to 6 months with very little loss in food values. Green juices may be made up in quantities in season and frozen in ice cube trays and stored in plastic bags in your deep freeze.
Storage of juices. The Hydraulic Press method of juice extraction provides a minimum mixing of air with the juices which results in very slow oxidation or decomposition. This is why Norwalk juices may be kept refrigerated in closed containers for several days with little, if any, apparent loss of flavor, color or, vital elements. With the Norwalk it is possible to keep the refrigerator stocked at all times with a variety of delicious and satisfying juices with only occasional use of the juicer required.
Simple and efficient. So simple, that a 25-pound sack of carrots may be juiced in 20 minutes, providing 7 to 8 quarts of juice. Many Norwalk owners juice only 1 or 2 times a week to keep their refrigerator stocked with a variety of fresh juices.
Yes I know you might be thinking “Great, I’ve just gone and bought a masticating juicer/centrifugal juicer which I thought was good and now I learn that it’s not as good as I thought!” The truth is, no probably not. But unless you are willing to fork out big bucks, then stick with what you’ve got. Juicing with whatever machine you have is better than not juicing at all. Plus, if you are an occasional juicer then, what you have probably suits your needs so fret not! Keep juicing and enjoy!
I just wanted to let you know about my new purchase as it’s all a bit exciting! Unfortunately, I can’t wear it like a Jimmy Choo handbag but making sure I’m healthy from the inside out is kind of sexier…as much as I love my Jimmy.
If you are looking to upgrade your juicer, you can’t go wrong with a masticating juicer. Check out my faves here.
Not sure what the difference is between a juice or a smoothie? Read this.
Want some advice on what juicer to buy? Check this out.
Have you heard of Norwalk? Do you fancy getting one?