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Eppicotispai Chitarra Pasta Maker

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Eppicotispai chitarra (pronounced key-tahr-rah) is a natural wood pasta maker invented in Chieti, in the Abruzzo region in central Italy, around the 1800’s. Meaning guitar, a chitarra looks like a double-sided harp with strings set close on one side...Read More

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ECO-FRIENDLY Eppicotispai chitarra (pronounced key-tahr-rah) is a natural wood pasta maker invented in Chieti, in the Abruzzo region in central Italy, around the 1800’s. Meaning guitar, a chitarra looks like a double-sided harp with strings set close on one side and farther on the other.

Simply use a rolling pin to flatten and press the dough through the wires. In the center is a slanted board designed to allow the cut pasta to slide off easily. Two sides are included, one for angel hair (about 3mm) and another for fettuccini (5mm). 3½" h x 19" l x 8½" w. Hand wash. Made in Italy.

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  • A natural wood pasta maker invented in Chieti, in the Abruzzo region in central Italy, around the 1800’s
  • Meaning guitar, a chitarra looks like a double-sided harp with strings set close on one side and farther on the other
  • Simply use a rolling pin to flatten and press the dough through the wires
  • In the center is a slanted board designed to allow the cut pasta to slide off easily
  • Two sides are included, one for angel hair (about 3mm) and another for fettuccini (5mm)
  • Made in Italy

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  • Dimensions: 3½" h x 19" l x 8½" w
  • Material: Wood and metal

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  • Hand wash
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Not sure why there were no reviews here when other websites had great ones for this same product, I decided to give it a try. I took a chance that since this one is made in Italy, it had to be the real deal if not better than the American made one. I also ordered a dowel rolling pin to use with it. It arrived in the mail today and much to my surprise it also had a perfectly sized rolling pin in the box with it! Sure would have been nice if the item description displayed that information, but I'm not complaining as I'll find a use for my dowel one. The strings do come a bit loose as that is the proper storage method to lengthen the life of the chitarra, or so I've read. It only takes a few seconds to tighten them when putting into operation. I have read reviews on other versions how the wood is rough and causes splinters. I have none of those issues with mine. It seems to be well constructed and with proper use and care it should last for quite a while. Now I just need to make some pasta dough and see how well it works.
March 17, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Eppicotispai Chitarra Pasta Maker
Very nice product. Works and looks great. I did have to play around with a few of the stainless steel wires that kept jumping out of their slots, and one that was too loose, but over all it is a great addition to my pasta making love affair. A very pleasant surprise was that it came with a beautiful little maple rolling pin. No where in the description did they mention it was included. Great surprise. Happy Customer
November 13, 2015
Homemade pasta is a joy and easier to do than people think. I purchased SLT's Eppicotispai Chitarra and it cut my prep time almost in half. You can make tons of spaghetti or linguine. I really recommend this.
May 21, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
chitarra pasta maker
Used the product for the first time over weekend. Works great and easy to use. No issues and arrived in great condition
January 16, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
 

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great italian tool
Thomas C L on Dec 24, 2017
Wish to make pasta at home
george S on Jul 12, 2017
great italian tool
Thomas C L on Dec 24, 2017
My pottery class just gave out instructor a pasta maker purchased in Italy just like yours ( wooden) and she loved it she had taken pasta classes when she visited Italy hope mine out the same.
melba b on Dec 14, 2017
Wish to make pasta at home
george S on Jul 12, 2017
We took a pasta-making class during our visit to Rome where we learned how to make pasta using the chitarra. We can't wait to be able to make the same recipes for our family and friends at home.
Sheryl M on May 9, 2017
Beautiful tool. So wonderful to use and lovely to have! Nice quality!
Carole B on Apr 30, 2017
Interesting way to make pasta
Jodi D on Mar 22, 2017
I am about to take a cooking class and I say this type of cooking tool used on TV.
Lisbeth M on Jan 7, 2017
Took a culinary class while in Italy and a chitarra pasta maker was used, we loved it, so I'm buying one for home.
Andrea W on Oct 14, 2016
Beats cutting pasta by hand or with a roller!
Rodney W on Apr 14, 2016
gift
LUCILLE G on Feb 12, 2016
We remember that my wife's (Abruzzese) Father made one of these and was used to make pasta.
Peter S on Dec 27, 2015
Introduced to this in a cooking class I took in Italy and is a must have.
Doug C on Nov 28, 2015
Once you make your own pasta, you cannot go back to store bought. This pasta maker will enable the process to go much faster.
Theodore K on Jun 30, 2015
need a quick way to cut pasta at the cottage without lugging the machine
Anna B on May 17, 2015
Christmas Gift for my daughter
Jean P on Apr 27, 2015
Love homemade pasta. Cutting dimension was the right size
Phimphone S on Jan 30, 2015
present
meredith s on Jan 19, 2015
Like fresh pasta, and want consistent widths without getting out and cleaning my pasta machine.
Cynthia Y on Dec 29, 2014
This is a great authentic tool to make fresh fettucine and angel hair pasta, simple and effective
Kavita S on Dec 14, 2014
This is for a gift. I have one and love it. It is wonderful
Carol A on Dec 1, 2014
my son loves to make homemade pasta and when I asked him for some Christmas gift suggestions, he sent me this
Janice P on Nov 28, 2014
This is the easiest way to cut home-made pasta. It works well and is a tie back to the old country.
Sherri A on Jul 26, 2014
My pottery class just gave out instructor a pasta maker purchased in Italy just like yours ( wooden) and she loved it she had taken pasta classes when she visited Italy hope mine out the same.
melba b on Dec 14, 2017
We took a pasta-making class during our visit to Rome where we learned how to make pasta using the chitarra. We can't wait to be able to make the same recipes for our family and friends at home.
Sheryl M on May 9, 2017
Does this roll out the dough, or just cut it

Would I have to roll the dough out before using this? I'm assuming I would, but just thought I'd ask a silly question
unsmartgenius on Jul 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the dough must be rolled first
does anyone have a good recipe for the dough? Maybe even a Utube showing the steps on how to make the dough and then how to use this Chitarra Pasta Maker?
Thank you!
Nancy R on May 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4j8fS2QTuk
What material are the wires made out of?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The wires are made of thin metal.
 

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