Pasta Machines

Are you tired of rushing to the nearby store every time you get a sudden craving for pasta? Have you ever wondered how you could make fresh pasta at home? The solution is simple: Pasta Machines. Nowadays, more chefs are coming to realize that it is possible to have fresh pasta made at home, which, as is commonly agreed, tastes much better than the products bought from stores. Hence, the popularity of pasta machines and makers is increasing day by day and it is thus essential to be well informed about what machine to buy, why and where to buy it.

The first thing you need to think about when considering buying a pasta machine is whether you would like to operate your machine manually or automatically. Both the manually operated pasta machine and electric pasta machines have their individual features, benefits and drawbacks and can be compared in regards to quality of pasta, price, cleaning and ease of use.

The hand operated manual pasta machines generally are more cost-effective and provide pasta makers with the experience of cranking out their own forms of pasta in the comfort of their homes, making the pasta-making process thoroughly enjoyable. Customers who own manually operated pasta makers say that half the fun is in making creations of their own and feeling the thickness of the dough by hand and learning the texture and feel. According to reviews, amateur cooks and professional chefs find the Imperia and Atlas pasta makers most commendable. Machines for example, Delonghi PM1000 actually kneed pasta like dough, but you would want to pay more attention to the machines such as pasta rollers that actually make the noodles. Of course you would want to choose a pasta machine that would enable you to easily make your desired spaghetti, ravioli, fettuccini, capellini, chitarra, lasagne, trenette, tortellini and agnolotti. Therefore, you should look for a maker with a roller that gives various thicknesses, and likewise with the cutting blades and cutter attachments. While you would undoubtedly look for the most cost effective machines, be aware that the cheaper models of manually operated pasta makers made of steel which are chrome plated and the higher priced ones are made of polished/refined stainless steel and are thus of better quality.

When it comes to the automatic or electrically operated pasta makers, it is safe to say that they are great time-savers. Using such machines enables pasta makers to churn out bigger quantities of noodles within a short span of time. The electric models are ideal for use when catering to big crowds of people with homemade pasta. Though more expensive than the manual makers, the electrically operated pasta makers produce faster results and are more convenient. DelOnghi, Marcato, Imperia, Atlas, KitchenAid, and Villware are amongst some of the top-ranked electric pasta machines in the market.

We have found insightful comments on the machines from customers and members at websites such as Toptastes and the kitchen section on Apartment therapy. We have seen the aforementioned Imperia   costing $75, getting rave reviews on many sites and is therefore reviewed as the best manual pasta maker while the best Electric Pasta Maker is said to be the Heavy Duty Atlas Electric Pasta Maker  ($175). Almost all these machines can be found at Amazon.com or Cooking.com where you will find great feedback and consumer pasta maker reviews as well.

To sum up, while you are more likely to spend $50 for a manual pasta model and over $150 for an electric maker, either type of pasta machine should produce great tasting pasta and long lasting memories. After all, making pasta at home itself is meant to be an enjoyable time for everyone involved, including children who would love to watch.

Still, remember that knowing how to use a pasta machine is one thing and producing the best results is another. Do not expect to be able to roll and cut out perfect noodles the first, or even the first few times you use your machine. After all, eventually practice really does make perfect.

This Pasta Machines Review is Written/Updated on Sep 26th, 2010 and filed under Kitchen Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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