Our research showed that most customers were happy with the KitchenAid brand of pasta attachments for the stand mixers. Instead of buying a whole new machine to make pasta, you only need to buy the pasta rollers and extruder to use with your existing mixer. |
You get the benefit of saving money, saving kitchen space, and the quality of the KitchenAid machine. It's not an all in one machine where you just put in the ingredients and out comes the pasta, but it is still easy enough. Just use the roller attachment to knead and roll the pasta and the cutting attachments to cut the pasta you want.
This machine meets the qualities of being a good electric pasta maker:
- Large bowl for making dough
- Removable attachments for cleaning
- Heavy duty parts that won't break
- Motor that won't slow down or get tired
- Well constructed design
Too wet or too dry dough are common culprits of bad experiences with pasta makers. You want to make a dough that is smooth and elastic. The machine will do the kneading for you so you can start with a little drier mix.
Use a mix of 1 egg to 1 cup flour and a little bit of water. On the first setting of the roller, it will be a little clumpy. Pass the dough through and let the machine knead the dough 4 to 6 times to create the perfect dough that is smooth and won't stick together from being too wet.