Dried pasta has its place, but every Italian cook knows that nothing beats the flavor and freshness of homemade. Precisely engineered to deliver the perfect pasta, this pasta maker uses approximately 1600 pounds of pressure to quickly extrude dough without overworking—essential for the ideal texture and taste. Fully automatic machine delivers textbook-quality pasta in just fifteen minutes.
Includes four extrusion discs for making a variety of noodle shapes: spaghetti, fettuccini, penne and lasagna
Smart, onboard storage keeps discs organized when not in use
Fully automated machine mixes and kneads separate ingredients into dough and automatically senses when the dough is ready for extrusion
Includes: Unit, four extruding discs, liquid measure, dry measure, spaghetti and fettuccini cleaning tools, flat scraping and cleaning tool
Material: BPA-free plastic
Care: Wipe clean. Discs are dishwasher safe
Use: Designed to North American electrical standards and intended for use in the United States and Canada
I've never made homemade pasta before, but I can't imagine it gets easier than this! You measure out the ingredients (I used a scale since the recipes are in metric. It comes with it's own measuring cups specific for the recipes, but I needed a scale anyway) and put the dry ingredients in first, start the machine and slowly pour in the liquid through the holes in the lid, wait a few minutes and pasta starts coming out! Enough pasta for 4+ people in 15 minutes! Made it with my 12 year old niece…she loved it. Easy clean up, freeze the extrusion disc prior to washing so the dough comes out easy with the cleaning tool.
I just got this today and made my first batch of pasta - it was wonderful and very easy. Start to clean up was about one hour total - it will probably be around 1/2 hour once I get more familiar. I hope to use this quite often and freeze pasta and avoid store bought dried.
I've owned the Philips Pasta Maker for over six months. It is absolutely marvelous and never fails to make great pasta. I've made spaghetti, linguine, lasagna noodles and penne. I buy semolina pasta most of the time and make my pasta without eggs. You will not be disappointed.
I love this machine. The most important requirement is to measure and weigh the ingredients. The pasta only takes 10 minutes to mix and extrude. So far, I have only made egg noodles, but plan to try others. It's also really quick and easy to clean the machine. A really fun new appliance.
I've made pasta by hand and with an Atlas in a Sur La Table cooking class and fell in love with the taste of fresh pasta. I've tried it a few times now and I'm most impressed with how easy this cleans. I suggest a scale as the recipes it comes with has ingredients in grams, and a pasta dough recipe is very temperamental to ratios (my first attempt was a sad runny disaster, but cleaned up easy!) I now start boiling the water at the same time I turn the machine on and the timing is perfect. Highly recommended for pasta lovers!
I've always wanted one and I received the email and there was a link to a youtube video that truly showed how easy it was to use and the results are fantastic. I love how fast it is to make and that I can control the ingredients.
Best Answer:This machine is very easy to clean. I would say the best advice I have found is freezing the extrusion disk in the freezer prior to washing. the dough is easier to get out of the little pasta holes with the cleaning tool after you freeze it prior to washing.
Best Answer:I believe so. We have been experimenting with gluten free pasta and found that some of the gf flour mixes contain a large amount of cornstarch and this affects the moisture ratio and has to be adjusted or the machine won't extrude and shows an "error" message. We found that adding 2 egg yolks to the liquid in the recipe solved the problem. So depending upon the whole wheat flour you use, you may have to add additional moisture to achieve the same results you get with white flour. I would experiment until you get the consistency you want.
Yes you Def can. I use it to make pasta with chickpea flour and ground flax seed. Make the regular recipe a few times to get a sense of how the dough should look - it looks very crumbly and unlike rolled pasta dough entirely - and then I think you can play around with flours. The recipe book it comes with specifically includes whole west and buckwheat flours though.
Best Answer:The recipe book that comes with the machine says: "If you experiment with or use other pasta recipes, the flour and water/egg ratios will need to be adjusted to the flour and water cup ratios included with the pasta maker. The pasta maker will not operate successfully without adjusting the new recipe accordingly."
Yes but you'll need to scale down the recipe. It seems to use less dry and liquid ingredients than handmade pasta. I would start by adding liquid slowly then adjusting as the machine gets going to get the texture to where you want it. By the way, we really love our machine. Fast and way less mess.
It really depends. I have made my own recipes with some minor adjustments. The important thing fr the machine is to keep the consistency between the liquid and flour. It comes with a measuring cup for both the liquid and the flour. The flour cup is designed for 250 g.
Can I use discs from my old Pasta Maker that no longer works? I have a gnocchi disc.
A shopper on Apr 16, 2015
Best Answer:Certainly try! I have never had a pasta machine prior to the Phillips. All of the discs are made to fit inside a screw in ring, so don't know if it would match up, but worth a try. We LOVE our machine!! I can never see us purchasing premade pasta ever again!!
Best Answer:the instruction manual that comes with this machine calls for only using gluten flour recipes. There are recipes for making udon, soba and ramen noodles in the recipe book. If you are wanting to make rice flour noodles, I'm not sure they would hold up since rice flour noodles tend to fall apart more easily.