Choosing the right Pasta Maker can be overwhelming for any enthusiast, but hopefully we can break it down for you.
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- Choosing the right Pasta Maker
- Imperia Titania 190 Pasta Maker
- SCI Scandicrafts Stainless Steel Spaetzle Noodle Maker
- Fante’s Cousin Liana’s Italian Gnocchi Board, Beechwood, 8-Inches
- Atlas Electric Pasta Machine with Motor Set
- Eppicotispai Chitarra Pasta Cutter
- Philips Pasta Maker
- Spaetzle Classic Round Noodle Maker by Westmark
- Norpro Spaetzle Maker
- Kitchenaid KPRA Pasta Roller and cutter for Spaghetti and Fettuccine
- Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Maker, Black
Choosing the right Pasta Maker
How much versatility do you need? How much pasta do you need to make, what is your purpose? Who are you feeding? How authentic do you want the Pasta maker to be? Do you want a machine that is hand cranked or automatic? These are all things to consider before your buy.
Imperia Titania 190 Pasta Maker
This is a very elegant and clean chrome plated Pasta Maker made in Italy. It doesn’t have much room for adjustment, but is great for making Lasagna sheets. You must prepare it manually and then use this machine to cut it by hand. Please be aware that the machine should never be put in a dishwasher. This Pasta maker will get the job done and is really great for a $65 price point.
SCI Scandicrafts Stainless Steel Spaetzle Noodle Maker
This Spaetzle board is has become popular and is very simple and easy to use. You need to make sure the water consistency is correct so that the noodles do not drop too fast from the board. The SCI Scandicrafts Spaetzle maker is best for making “Knoepfle” which is essentially the button sized Spaetzle pieces. At only $10 this is perfect for the price.
Fante’s Cousin Liana’s Italian Gnocchi Board, Beechwood, 8-Inches
It doesn’t get more authentically Italian than this. Handmade in Italy from natural beechwood. Though someone who is experienced can form Gnocchi from a fork with pasta dough, this board will allow you to create a much more consistent Gnocchi that will hold sauces far better. It is easily washable and reusable, for $6 it can’t be beat for a hand tool.
Atlas Electric Pasta Machine with Motor Set
This electric Pasta machine starts at about $300. You can set 9 different thickness settings and the product comes with two attachments for making different kinds of pasta. The Motor can be detached and used on any Atlas Pasta Machine. This machine is actually relatively easy to clean, surprisingly considering the parts. This model also comes with a hand crank so if you do detach the motor you can still make pasta with this unit.
Eppicotispai Chitarra Pasta Cutter
This is an artisanal product from Italy. Starting at $40 dollars you can easily hand-make Angel air 3mm and Fettuccine 5mm pasta. It is recommended that you hand wash this product after every use. This tool is very good for the price and is very well made it doesn’t have to be restrung after being used.
Philips Pasta Maker
This is a fully automatic electric Pasta maker with 4 shaping discs for Spaghetti, Penne, Fettuccine & Lasagna. You’re able to make a pound of pasta in about 15 minutes with this machine. It has a storage compartment for storing shaping discs that are not in use. This machine is great for all flour based pasta, but it is important to mention that it does not work for Asian noodles that are made of rice or any other pasta made from different starches. They must be flour.
Spaetzle Classic Round Noodle Maker by Westmark
This tool is a press for making fast Spaetzle noodles. It is good for making the full length Spaetzle unlike number 10 on this list. This tool starts at $50 which is kind of pricey for the job, but it is well made and easily cleanable. This unit is heavy-duty and will really get the job done. It feels like an old-school product, not like something that is flimsy. A perfect gift for Oma.
Norpro Spaetzle Maker
The Spaetzle makers are a hot commodity this year. This product is much like the Scandicrafts model, but with several improvements. First of all the board is bigger allowing you to operate more efficiently. You’re able to make more prepared noodles with less strokes. A lot of Spaetzle makers are a press format, whereas this is much more like a grater and this unit can actually double as a grater for cheeses and the like if you’re okay with that size. Overall a solid buy for $15.
Kitchenaid KPRA Pasta Roller and cutter for Spaghetti and Fettuccine
This set is a best-seller there are three separate units for rolling pasta, cutting Spaghetti and Fettuccine. The unit connects to an all purpose power hub so that you don’t have to do the work by hand. All three units are in full metal housing making cleaning a breeze. The kit also comes with a cleaning brush to make things even more easy for you. Compatible with any KitchenAid power mixer.
Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Maker, Black
Atlas Pasta Makers are well known for their authentic quality and like the older model the Marcato Atlas 150 is all you could ask for in a Pasta Maker. It has an easily adjustable dial for 9 different levels of thickness. The body of the machine is coated in chrome plated steel, which makes it beautiful and authentic. This is the ultimate experience when it comes to making pasta. There simply is nothing better.
The Marcato Atlas 150 is such an elegant piece of machinery. Get yourself a nice rack or two to place your pasta on for drying and go to town. With this machine you can coat the world in beautiful spaghetti and fettuccine!