Best Pasta Makers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 1, 2019
If you adhere to healthy food, you will surely need a pasta maker. This kitchen appliance will let you prepare delicious, homemade pasta of any shape and size and absolutely free of harmful additives. Consider our review of 5 best pasta makers available on the market. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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COOKING OPTIONS
DESIGN
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USE & CARE
WARRANTY
 
PROS

The set comes complete with 4 shaping discs to experiment with shapes and create your own signature recipes. And the integrated storage compartment will let you compactly store all discs and a power cable, thus, making the machine even more practical.

CONS

The instructions might seem complicated. 

OUR VERDICT

Fully automated, the Phillips HR2332/11 pasta maker will let you extrude 450 g of fresh homemade pasta from scratch in less than 18 minutes. You won't even have to get your hands in flour. Perfect both for chefs and novice cooks willing to master the art of pasta making.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Electric, 150 watts

COOKING OPTIONS

4 shaping mouths including spaghetti, penne, fettuccine and lasagna

DESIGN

All-plastic body with a safety lock, Integrated storage drawer for shaping discs and power lead

ACCESSORIES

Cleaning tool, Measuring cup, Recipe booklet

USE & CARE

The detachable components can be easily installed, dismantled and cleaned (Dishwasher safe). For the body, manual clean with a damp cloth is recommended.

WARRANTY

2 years

PROS

The spaghetti measuring tool with 4 measuring holes will let you precisely measure the right amount of pasta to cook the desired number of servings.  

CONS

It will take you some effort to install the roller attachment.  

OUR VERDICT

Whether you are an experienced home cook or a seasoned chef, the pasta maker from VonShef will have you covered. Though it offers a pretty much traditional way of making pasta, you'll be amazed at the versatility of this little classic machine. And the compact size makes it a match for smaller kitchens.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Manual roller

COOKING OPTIONS

3 cut press blade settings, 4 pasta cutting rollers to make fresh spaghetti, linguine, tagliatelle or fettuccine, Lasagna and ravioli roller

DESIGN

Steel body with a plastic handle

ACCESSORIES

Table clamp, Spaghetti measuring tool, Roller attachment

USE & CARE

Use a dry soft cloth or brush only to clean the unit. Do not wash it with water or in a dishwasher.

WARRANTY

2 years

PROS
Paired with various extra attachments for making pasta of different shapes. Made of anodised aluminium and free of heavy metals, the pasta maker won't spoil the taste of your meals. Comes in 8 different colours to accommodate any kitchen design.
CONS

The clamp is somewhat difficult to adjust.

OUR VERDICT

With as many as 9 pasta thickness settings, the Marcato Atlas 150 is one of the best pasta makers in its price range that will allow you to experiment with pasta shapes and diversify your menu. What's more, it is backed with a 10-year warranty so you can be sure it will last a lifetime.

detailed parameters
TYPE
Manual roller
COOKING OPTIONS

9 pasta thickness settings (from 0.3 mm to 2.5 mm), Wide and narrow cutters for tagliatelle and fettuccine

DESIGN
Chrome-plated steel body, Anodized aluminium rollers and cutters, Plastic grip handle
ACCESSORIES
Table clamp, Recipe book
USE & CARE
A grip handle and a table clamp can be cleaned with a damp cloth. For cleaning all other components, use a pastry brush or dry cloth only. Avoid washing with water
WARRANTY
10 years
PROS

This model boasts a robust all-steel construction. Both the body and the blades are made of solid food-grade steel resistant to corrosion and rapid temperature changes and containing no toxic components.

CONS

Subject to long work, the handle might feel slippery. 

OUR VERDICT

With the Sailnovo pasta maker, you will be able to grasp the basics and get the skill of traditional pasta making. Pretty simple in use, it will let you enjoy a whole variety of pasta-based Italian dishes at home. Meanwhile, the sturdy design makes it a reliable and long-lasting kitchen assistant.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Manual roller

COOKING OPTIONS

7 thickness settings (from 0.5 to 3 mm), 2 stainless steel cutting blades: 2 mm (Vermicelli) / 4.5mm (Fettuccine) 

DESIGN

430 Stainless steel body, ABS plastic handle, Anti-slip rubber feet

ACCESSORIES

Removable handle, Table top clamp

USE & CARE

Use a dry soft cloth or brush only to clean the unit. Do not wash it with water or in a dishwasher.

WARRANTY

100% satisfaction guarantee

PROS

For a pasta maker of this size, the product offers plenty of settings. Plus, it is very easy to store and clean, thanks to a detachable handle and the fact there're no extra accessories included.

CONS
One-hand adjustment is a bit inconvenient.
OUR VERDICT

This no-frills GSD Imperia pasta maker will become an unmatched kitchen companion for any foodie. Though simple and easy-to-use, it allows cooking different types of pasta in the atmosphere of your kitchen to treat yourself and all your family members with homemade fresh pasta every day.

detailed parameters
TYPE
Manual roller
COOKING OPTIONS

6 pasta thickness settings from 0.2mm to 2.2mm, Wide and narrow cutters for tagliatelle and fettuccine

DESIGN
Chrome-plated steel body with plastic elements, Wooden grip on a handle
ACCESSORIES
Table clamp, Detachable handle
USE & CARE

Use a dry soft cloth or brush only to clean the unit. Do not wash it with water or in a dishwasher.

WARRANTY
5 years

Philips HR2332/11 Viva Collection

Homemade Pasta at a Stroke

How often do you think about making pasta at home? But your cooking skills leave much to be desired and this task looks too hard for you? Or maybe you simply don’t want to fiddle with the dough? Whatever the reason, the Philips HR2332/11 offers hands down the easiest way of making fresh pasta at home.

This model is not an old-fashioned manual extruder but a fully automated machine. By saying “fully”, we really mean it. The unit will not only extrude pasta but also knead dough from scratch. In other words, the appliance will literally do all the work for you. You don’t even have to get your hands in flour. You just need to measure dry dough ingredients into a mixing container, turn the unit on and gradually add liquids as it blends and kneads the dough.

If you feel skeptical about the dough quality, no worries here. A long kneading bar with angled pins driven by a powerful 150-watt motor ensures even and thorough kneading that results in a smooth-textured bouncy dough. You can even add some vegetable juice to give your pasta a touch of colour. And to save you the trial and error when it comes to dough ingredients ratio, the machine comes complete with a handy recipe book full of ideas for your delicious homemade pasta.

Once the dough is ready, the machine will extrude it into the type of pasta of your choice. Special shaping attachment moulds included in the set will let you make habitual spaghetti and fettuccine noodles and lasagne. Besides, there is a disc for extruding tube-like penne no manual model can make.

As functional and efficient as it is, the Philips HR2332/11 is also very fast. To create a batch of freshly made pasta, it will take you less than 18 minutes. You can make 450 g of pasta at a time that will suffice for a family meal or make a smaller two-serving portion for a romantic dinner

Review of Philips HR2332/11 Viva Collection Pasta and Noodle Maker

Thought-out to a Single Detail

Functionality aside, this electric pasta maker from Philips boasts a well thought-out design that makes it both easy to use and easy to clean and store. The whole construction is a breeze to disassemble and all removable parts are dishwasher safe. However, thanks to a specifically shaped stirring bar, the dough won’t stick to the container walls, so, you can easily rinse all components under running water. Meanwhile, to keep the plastic body clean, it is enough to wipe it with a damp cloth from time to time.

The unit base also doubles as a storage compartment for the shaping discs and the power cable, which is convenient for space-wise machine storage and or keeping all the accessories at hand. At the same time, the smaller footprint will let you permanently place the unit on the countertop if you have a family of pasta lovers and are going to use it pretty often.

To conclude, if you want to spend minimum time and effort on making fresh pasta at home and be able to impress your family and friends with restaurant-quality pasta-based Italian dishes time and again, you can’t go wrong with this automated pasta maker from Philips.

Philips HR2332/11 Viva Collection Pasta and Noodle Maker in the use

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VonShef 5 in 1

Stretch Pasta Like a Pro

In good restaurants, they offer only fresh pasta extruded immediately after you’ve placed an order. No store-bought noodles are allowed. To expedite the whole process and make uniformly shaped pasta cuts, even professional chefs use traditional pasta extruders, like the one from VonShef. So, if you are an experienced home cook and want to try your hand at pasta making, this model will come in handy for you too.

What you’ll get is a high-quality manual device designed to turn a choice of fresh ingredients into delicious home-crafted pasta. All made of food-grade stainless steel, this model is strongly built to withstand active use and high workloads and ensure flawless performance for years to come. For better stability and precise work, the machine can be firmly fixed in place by using a special tabletop clamp included in the set. The whole design is fairly simple and you’ll quickly put it together without a hassle.

Despite all the simplicity and no-frills construction, the VonShef pasta maker is really good at what it is meant for. Two sturdy rollers will smoothly extrude your dough into a fine pasta sheet as thin or thick as you want. You are free to choose between 9 thickness levels to meet your needs or personal preferences. Meanwhile, changeable cutting blades on the opposite side of the machine can be accordingly adjusted to make spaghetti, linguine, tagliatelle or fettuccine. You can always be sure that your pasta will come out perfectly stretched and uniformly cut. Besides, a special spaghetti tool will let you each time measure just the right amount of pasta to cook the desired number of servings. It’s notable that the stretching rollers are also suitable for rolling sugar fondant widely used in patisserie.

Review of VonShef 5 in 1 Pasta Maker Machine

A Versatile Little Machine

Spaghetti Bolognese, porcini mushroom fettuccine, linguine with dried tomatoes, garlic, and soft cheese or tagliatelle with butter and basil are all perfect mixes of flavours and taste great. Yet, pasta is not only noodles. Unlike many other classic pasta makers, the VonShef machine will let you go beyond noodles. A special roller attachment that you’ll find in the set allows you to also make lasagne and ravioli. This is where your culinary inspiration can have no limits. Paired with a variety of stuffings and sauces, these types of pasta are great both for a whole range of staple Italian recipes and for your own extraordinary dishes.

All in all, whether you are an experienced home cook or a seasoned chef, this pasta maker from VonShef will have you covered. Though it offers a pretty much traditional way of making pasta, you'll be totally amazed by the versatility of this little classic machine that will fit professional and home kitchens alike.

VonShef 5 in 1 Pasta Maker Machine in the use

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Marcato Atlas 150 (MC002057)

A Choice for True Pasta Lovers

If you are a pasta lover and are real big on this staple Italian dish, this pasta maker from Mercato Atlas Wellness will definitely catch your fancy.

The Marcato Atlas Wellness is another classic manual pasta maker. Before use, you’ll need to attach this device to the kitchen countertop with a table clamp to keep it firmly fixed during work. In order to produce pasta, you need to turn the hand crank and feed the dough in between the rollers. Feeding the dough and rolling at the same time is not an easy task for a novice and needs some practice to work out the necessary skill. However, with this model, not only manual handling is possible. The construction allows for the installation of the motor that is sold separately. It’s a great option for beginners as well as for those who want to speed up the pasta rolling process to the maximum. Yet, with or without the motor, the Mercato Atlas Wellness does really great in stretching pasta sheets. The rollers close evenly and extrude sheets of uniform thickness.

To proceed, the machine allows for regulation of the dough sheet thickness from 0.3 to 2.5 mm with a convenient 9-position dial knob. Add to this wide and narrow cutters included in the set and you’ll be able to make different dough sheets for different meals including lasagna, fettuccine, spaghetti, and taglioni. On top of that, if you ever want to try a different noodle shape, you can purchase extra accessories from the Atlas company. Overall, for this model, the producer offers as many as 9 replaceable attachments to make a variety of shapes each day.

Review of Marcato Atlas 150 (MC002057) Pasta Machine

Quality That Will Last

Marcato is a reputed Italian producer of household pasta machines that has worked in this industry for about 85 years. They know everything about pasta making and their machines stand out for a top quality design that is hard to beat. The Marcato Atlas pasta maker is not an exception.

The chrome-plated steel body along with anodised aluminium rollers and cutters will provide long-time service of this model. The hand crank is made of stainless steel with an ABC plastic grip that seems to be durable and well-engineered. To prove the premium quality, the manufacturer provides an impressive 10-year warranty for this machine, so, you can rest assured it will serve you a lifetime.

Besides, we’d be remiss not to mention that this amazing pasta maker is available in 8 different colours ranging from bright and vivid red, pink, green, blue and copper to more moderate and mild gold, silver and light blue to classic black. Such a variety of colour designs will meet any taste and match any kitchen interior style and colour scheme.

To put it in a nutshell, the Marcato Atlas is one of the best pasta makers in its price range. Not only will it allow you to experiment with pasta shapes and diversify your menu but also it will make an elegant addition to your kitchen.

Marcato Atlas 150 (MC002057) Pasta Machine in the use

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Sailnovo 2 Blades

Tap Into Tradition

Italian cuisine is one of the most popular national cuisines in the world loved by millions of gourmets. And pasta is by far the most popular Italian dish backed by the tradition spanning centuries. Seasoned Italian chefs and skilled home cooks can extrude pasta by hand. Yet, it’s a kind of art that needs a lot of practice and is not feasible for everybody. Hence, invented to facilitate pasta stretching, traditional manual pasta extruders are widely used both in Italy and worldwide. So, if you want to tap into the pasta rolling tradition, the Sailnovo pasta maker will get you hooked.

Just like any other traditional pasta maker, the Sailnovo is a hand-operated machine fitted with extruder rollers to stretch the dough sheet and removable cutters to split it into habitual noodles. Of course, extruding pasta with a pasta maker is many times easier than rolling and stretching it by hand. However, it is not as simple as it might seem and needs precision. Thus, to ensure the accuracy you need, this model can be attached to the table. A hefty clamp paired with non-slip rubber gaskets on the machine bottom will keep the unit firmly fixed and perfectly stable on the surface. Meanwhile, a ribbed handle provides a secure non-slip grip.

Though very simple and fitted with only two cutters, the Sailnovo pasta maker is still pretty versatile and will let you make a variety of pasta types you might have tasted in Italian restaurants. The rollers can be accordingly adjusted to achieve different dough sheet thickness from 0.5 to 3 mm. Combining one of seven thickness settings with a 2 mm or 4.5 mm cutting width, you can make spaghetti, tagliatelle, fettuccine, linguini, vermicelli, and angel hair. Or you can simply turn the pasta sheet into lasagne stripes or ravioli patches.

Distinguished by robust all-steel construction, this pasta maker is a solid and sturdy machine designed to serve you for decades. Both the unit body, rollers, and cutters are made of premium high-grade steel that is resistant to rust and corrosion and is absolutely safe for the food containing no toxic components.

Review of Sailnovo 2 Blades Pasta Maker Machine

What Stands Behind Delicious Pasta

Pasta noodles are a basic ingredient for a multitude of dishes. Boiled bare pasta won’t taste that good. Seasonings, sauces, fillings, and additional ingredients are what releases pasta tastes and flavour to the full. And though the quality of the pasta dough is of prime importance, the texture of your pasta sheet also matters a lot.

Steel rollers of the Sailnovo pasta making machine are perfectly aligned and ensure consistent even presses over the dough sheet to achieve a uniform thickness. The polished steel is not sticky, so, your dough sheet will come out smooth and the noodles will have a proper chewy consistency. At the same time, the rollers will give your pasta hardly noticeable texture. As a result, it will be more tender and absorb sauces more easily.

To resume, with the Sailnovo pasta maker, you will be able to grasp the basics and get the skill of traditional pasta making. Pretty simple in use, it will let you cook and enjoy a whole variety of quality pasta-based Italian dishes at home.

Sailnovo 2 Blades Pasta Maker Machine in the use

 

GSD Imperia

Simple and Compact yet Durable and Functional

Even if you are not a connoisseur of Italian cuisine, more likely than not you often cook store-bought noodles and pasta at home. Why not make this process quicker and more beneficial to your health and body? The GSD Imperia Pasta Maker Machine will help you create fresh homemade pasta!

The given pasta maker is peculiar for its compact overall dimensions and detachable parts that are easy to store away even in the smallest kitchen. Yet, in spite of its size, the functionality of the device is easily on par with many bigger kitchen gadgets. Once the dough is done, you can finely roll and cut it with the Imperia Pasta Maker. A dial on the crank allows users to gradually adjust two rollers so that the device can produce the dough of the desired thickness. The pasta sheet thickness can vary from 0.2mm to 2.2 mm in six settings. When extruded and rolled, the dough can be placed in the cutting accessory to be split into fine spaghetti noodles or wider tagliatelle. Or you can use a rolled sheet to manually cut it into lasagna stripes or square-shaped ravioli pouches. Overall, this might sound a bit complicated, but it isn't so at all. The process is quick and takes literally a few minutes.

Among the features that we also liked about this pasta maker is the ability to expand its functionality by adding a few more attachments to extrude more different pasta types. So, despite the low price, the given pasta maker can be a multi-functional solution for your everyday needs.

Summing up, the no-frills GSD Imperia pasta maker will become an unmatched kitchen companion for any foodie. It will let you make authentic Italian pasta in the comfort of your kitchen and diversify your menu with tasty pasta-based dishes.

Review of GSD Imperia Pasta Maker Machine

Pasta Dough Tweaks

The quality of your pasta dish only partly depends on a pasta maker. To be more specific, producing uniformly shaped pasta stripes, the pasta maker ensures an appetizing look of your meal while the taste is all about the dough your pasta is made of. Yet, let’s be honest, if the dough texture is not elastic enough or is too soft, you won’t be able to stretch it into nice pasta as well. Hence, the proper dough is the key to good pasta. And though the pasta dough recipe is rather simple, the final results are often inconsistent. So, let’s look into the science of fresh pasta.

The basic pasta recipe includes eggs, flour, some olive oil, and salt. That’s it. And the whole secret behind it is the quality of ingredients, their ratio in the recipe, and the right kneading technique. Normally, they mix 3 large eggs with 2 cups of flour, a tablespoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of salt. As for the type of flour, semolina, all-purpose flour, and finely milled high-protein flour work best for pasta. For mixing and kneading ingredients, you can use a food processor or a stand mixer and let the appliance run until it forms a dough ball. However, to have more control over the process, it’s better to make pasta dough by hand. In the end, you should get a springy ball of elastic dough that doesn’t stick to your hand. At this point, it is essential to let the dough rest for about 30 minutes to get hydrated and release gluten to acquire that specific stretchiness. Before sending your dough into the pasta maker, it is necessary to divide it into several parts (4 to 6) and flatten each part using a rolling pin to about a 1cm thick stripe that will fit into the machine.

Subject to using fresh quality ingredients, following the recipe proportions and sticking to a proper step-by-step dough making process, your dough will always come out perfect and your pasta will taste delicious.

GSD Imperia Pasta Maker Machine in the use

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What Is a Pasta Maker?

If you're reading this post, more likely than not, you've had a chance to try fresh homemade pasta and now you want to learn to make it at home. Does this sound right? If so, our buyer's guide should come in useful. In this review, we're going to compare five best pasta machines produced by famous brands, explain the difference between manual rollers and electric models as well as provide practical tips on how to select the right machine for your needs.

Note that pasta makers come in various designs. You can find smaller units intended for making pasta at home and larger machines primarily used commercially. Typically, they will be made from high-quality stainless steel and provide at least several settings allowing you to experiment with shapes and make virtually everything from thin spaghetti to lasagna and angel hair. Using a pasta maker is easy and won't take long to get to grips. In most cases, you will only need to attach the desired attachment, feed the dough and either turn a handle or press a power button - nothing complicated!

In this post, we've handpicked pasta makers of different types so that you can choose the most suitable one depending on how often you're going to be making pasta.

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What Features to Compare

Types of Pasta Makers

Before buying a pasta maker it is important to decide on the type - manual or automatic. When using a manual pasta maker, you should simultaneously turn a handle and crank the dough through the feed of the device. It is clear that this type of pasta maker requires considerable efforts. The dough for pasta is tough and making a lot of noodles for the whole family takes a lot out of anyone. This problem can be solved in 2 ways. The first one is purchasing an electric pasta maker. This device is more efficient due to the built-in motor. Now you can accompany the pastry with both your hands without any muscle power. The second one is upgrading your manual pasta maker by installing a motor on it.

Functions and Accessories

What differs one pasta maker from another is the functions. The common functions provided by the majority of pasta makers are the dough rollers and pastry thickness control. While someone could consider this set of functions scarce, it's still enough for most tasks. Just cut the rolled dough into the required shape. Usually, the shape depends on what you're going to cook: lasagna, ravioli, dumplings or potstickers, etc. You can also buy a pasta maker which already comes with cutting tools. The medium-priced models include only basic accessories for spaghetti, fettuccine or tagliatelle making. As regards to more expensive pasta makers, they come with components for the variety of noodles. But if you still need some additional cutting tools you can always buy them separately.

Material

Finally, consider the material the pasta maker is made of. Most devices include metal parts and hence, are more durable and reliable. Maintenance of the device is also determined by the material. Not all units can be washed with water, the dried-on pasta should be removed only with the help of either a special brush or a damp cloth. Such precautionary measures should be strictly observed to prolong the lifetime of your pasta maker and to avoid metal corrosion.

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