The unit set contains 4 interchangeable attachments for different types of pasta that are easy to install and remove. Besides, there is a special onboard storage compartment to stow them away when not in use.
The instruction manual lacks detailing.
With this fully automated pasta machine from Philips, you'll stretch delicious and perfectly shaped homemade pasta from scratch almost in a flash. The whole process will take no more than 10 minutes. It's a great choice for novice cooks and everyone who wants no dough fuss.
Electric, 200 watts
4 attachments for spaghetti, penne, fettuccine and lasagna
PP body with an LED display, On/off switch, Ready signal, Storage compartment
Cleaning tool, Measuring cup, Recipe booklet
The detachable components can be easily installed, dismantled and cleaned in a dishwasher. For the body, manual clean with a damp cloth is recommended
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.
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.
6 pasta thickness settings from 0.2mm to 2.2mm, Wide and narrow cutters for tagliatelle and fettuccine
Use a dry soft cloth or brush only to clean the unit. Do not wash it with water or in a dishwasher
The clamp is somewhat difficult to adjust.
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.
9 pasta thickness settings (from 0.3 mm to 2.5 mm), Wide and narrow cutters for tagliatelle and fettuccine
In this machine, pasta dough will be kneaded automatically and a long kneading tube will ensure consistent professional-grade results time and again. You'll get 450g of perfectly textured elastic pasta in about 18 minutes.
It's a bit of a hassle to clean smaller details.
If you want homemade pasta similar to that you've tasted in an Italian restaurant, yet have no idea where to start from, the Philips HR2345/19 past making machine will come to your rescue. Not only will it do all the work for you, but also it'll deliver restaurant-quality results in close to no time.
Electric, 150 watts
4 shaping discs for spaghetti, penne, fettuccini, and lasagna
Plastic body with a long kneading tube, On/off switch, Safety lock, Storage compartment
Cleaning tool, Measuring cup, Recipe booklet
The detachable components can be easily installed, dismantled and cleaned (dishwasher safe). For the body, manual clean with a damp cloth is recommended.
The functionality of this model is not limited to making only pasta and noodles. You can also use it to roll the thinnest dough sheets for delicious homemade pastries.
The plastic handle is slightly misaligned.
Solidly built, a breeze to use, and featuring versatile functionality despite a very simple design, the Premier Housewares manual pasta extruder will become a helpful assistant in any home kitchen. It will look professional on the countertop and will help you level up your cooking skills.
7 thickness settings
Metal chromed steel body with a stainless steel blade, Plastic handle
Table clamp, Detachable handle
Wash it with hot soapy water, rinse and towel dry. Do not use an abrasive cleaner.
Fresh Pasta is a Doddle
Dry storebought pasta won't compare to homemade fresh noodles. However, not everyone can boast of great cooking skills, not to say, even experienced cooks often find kneading perfect pasta dough a challenging task. Sounds familiar? Then we've got a solution. With the Philips HR2375/05 electric pasta maker, you'll be able to get finely shaped and perfectly tasting fresh pasta time and again with no effort on your part and, what's more important, no wasted ingredients.
What you’ll get is a fully automated machine, able to take any guesswork out of the pasta making process and toss off a batch of fresh pasta from scratch in mere minutes. Furthermore, this pasta maker will also save you the need to knead the dough manually and thus, considerably reduce the time you'd need to spend in the kitchen. Actually, all you'll need to do is simply load the ingredients inside of the device, push the button on the control panel and let the machine do its magic. In just a few minutes, it will start extruding perfectly textured fresh pasta.
When it comes to the unit functionality, the Philips HR2375/05 is quite versatile, plus you get a handy recipe book containing a number of pasta and sauce recipes which you can try to add diversity to your menu. You can select between egg-based, non-egg, and gluten-free pastas as well as mix in some added ingredients to meet different tastes, diets, and nutritious needs. In addition, the unit comes with two batches. A smaller batch is good for about 3 servings while a double batch will cover bigger family needs.
As far as accessories go, the package contains 4 different pasta shaping discs which can be used to make spaghetti, penne, fettuccine, and lasagna. All you need to do is cut the pasta to the desired length using the plastic cutting tool included in the set. If needed, additional disc accessories can be purchased optionally as well.
A Thought out Machine
Functionality aside, the Philips pasta machine comes packed into a well-thought design. A narrow body along with a smaller footprint optimises the space it needs for storage and installation and will let you keep the unit on the countertop if needed. The front panel easily takes off for convenient disc changing and removing internal parts for cleaning.
As far as the machine maintenance goes, the Philips machine will take some more fuss to get cleaned than manual models. However, the manufacturer did their best to make this process as fast and simple as possible. Thus, the kneading paddles and the chamber are all made of non-stick plastic, so, there won’t be much mess to scrape out. Besides, there is a cleaning tool included, which you can use to get into tricky spots without the need to use water. All removable parts are dishwasher safe.
One more thing we’d be remiss not to mention is a handy onboard storage compartment. Both discs and the cutting tools can be neatly and compactly stored in the sliding tray in the machine’s bottom. Not only will it prevent accidental attachment loss but also will let you have all accessories at hand.
To cut a long story short, with the Philips pasta machine, you’ll get the benefit of a fully automated pasta making process, making it an ideal choice for beginners who are not good in making pasta dough as well as for extruding pasta in larger family-sized batches.
|Last updated price||£269.00|
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.
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.
|Last updated price||£65.99|
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.
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.
|Last updated price||£59.99|
Philips Viva Collection HR2345/19
Restaurant-Quality Pasta at a Stroke
Want to be able to make restaurant-quality pasta at home? Normally, pro chefs do all the job manually. But what should you do if your cooking skills leave much to be desired and this task looks too hard for you? This is where the Philips HR2345/19 comes into play, offering you hands down the easiest way of making pro-grade pasta at home.
Like other models from Philips Viva collection, it is a fully automated machine. 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 won’t even have to get your hand in flour. Once you measure dry dough ingredients and put them into a mixing container, all you'll need to do is turn the unit on and gradually add liquids as it blends and kneads the dough.
If you feel sceptical 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 consistently results in a smooth-textured bouncy dough. To give your pasta a touch of colour and taste, you can even add some vegetable juice or spices and herbs. Besides, to save you the trial and error when it comes to dough ingredients measuring, the machine comes complete with a handy recipe book, which is not only full of ideas for your delicious homemade pasta but also provides precise proportions for each recipe.
Once the dough is ready, the machine will extrude it into pasta of your choice. Special shaping attachment moulds included in the set will let you make habitual spaghetti and fettuccine noodles or perfect lasagne sheets. Besides, there is a disc for extruding tube-like penne no manual model can make.
As functional and efficient as it is, the Philips HR2345/19 is also pretty fast. To create a batch of freshly made pasta, it will take you less than 18 minutes. And you can either make 450 g of pasta at a time that will suffice for a family meal or extrude a smaller two-serving portion for a romantic dinner.
With Maximum User Convenience in Mind
Along with foolproof operation, this electric pasta maker from Philips boasts a well-thought design that makes it both easy to use and easy to clean and store. The whole construction is a breeze to disassemble and all the removable parts are dishwasher safe. However, thanks to a specifically shaped stirring bar, the dough won’t stick to the container walls, so most often, it will be enough to rinse all the components under the running water straight after use. Meanwhile, to keep the plastic body clean, you can simply wipe it with a damp cloth from time to time.
The unit base also doubles as a storage compartment to hold shaping discs and a power cable. Not only will it save the storage space when stowing the machine away, but also it will let you keep all the accessories at hand. At the same time, a smaller footprint enables permanently placing the unit on the countertop if you have a family of pasta lovers and are going to use it pretty often.
In a word, if you want to spend minimum time and effort on making fresh pasta at home and impress your family and friends with restaurant-quality Italian pasta, you can’t go wrong with this automated pasta maker from Philips.
|Last updated price||£299.00|
Premier Housewares Manual
Stretch Pasta Like a Pro
In good restaurants, they offer only fresh pasta extruded immediately after you’ve made an order. No store-bought noodles are allowed. However, to expedite the whole process and make uniformly shaped pasta cuts, even professional chefs might use traditional pasta extruders, like this one from Premier Housewares. So, if you are an avid home cook and want to try your hand in pasta making, this model will come in handy for you, too.
The model 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, the unit is strongly built to withstand active use and high workloads and ensure flawless performance for years to come. For better stability and work precision, the device can be firmly fixed in place by using a special tabletop clamp included in the set.
The unit design is fairly simple and you’ll quickly put it together without a hassle. Despite the simplicity, though, the Premier Houseware 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 7 thickness levels to meet your needs or personal preferences. Meanwhile, the cutting blades can be accordingly adjusted to make spaghetti, linguine, or fettuccine. So, you can rest assured your pasta will come out perfectly stretched and uniformly cut each time.
... and Bake Like a Pro
Sometimes, simple things are the most versatile ones and that’s so true for this pasta maker from premier Houseware. Its straightforward no-frills design with two rollers is suitable not only for making pasta but also for rolling dough. Depending on the chosen thickness setting, you'll be able to roll anything from flower paste for decoration to puff paste for crispy croissants to super-thin phyllo dough for delicious pies. Perfectly rolled pastry dough will let you make desserts that not only taste amazing but also look appetising and aesthetically pleasing. As such, the extruder will become a real find for experienced and enthusiastic home bakers who seek to improve their baking and decorating skills.
To wrap it up, the Premier Houseware pasta maker is a traditional manual extruder with a simple design and versatile functionality that will be highly appreciated by any home cook seeking to give homemade dishes a professional touch.
|Last updated price||£29.07|
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.
For true pasta lovers, we also recommend taking a look at our countertop blender reviews. With a countertop blender at your disposal, you will be able to make just about any kind of sauces to go with your favourite pasta-based meals.
Another kitchen appliance that should be present in the arsenal of anyone who loves comfort food at home is a meat grinder. If you've not one yet, make sure to choose one here.
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.
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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