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Old 08-25-2010, 11:36 AM   #1
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What kind of pasta maker do you use? I know you can do it by hand but I'm not sure I'm quite that ambitious. I have a mixer, but it's a bosch, so to get the pasta attachments I'd have to get the meat grinder part as well which starts getting pricey. So ya, I guess I'm looking for a middle of the road pasta maker. What do you have and love? Hand crank? Electric?


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Old 08-27-2010, 10:19 PM   #2
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Just subbing. I don't make my own pasta but I would love to try sometime. If I were to do it though I would probably just lay the dough out flat and cut it with a pizza cutter.
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We have a professional kitchen aid (that's important for the grain mill, if you have the lower version it won't work because it doesn't have the horse power), so we have the "pasta excellence" kit. It's all mechanic, except for the ravioli maker which is hand cranked. The home made pasta is wonderful! But we're having a few issues with the freshly ground durum, but we'll figure that out.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:17 PM   #4
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i love my pasta maker my MIL got it for me for Christmas, we found it at an outlet kitchen store for $20
it is hand crank & very simple but works great. It will roll out the dough into flat strips and then you can make linguini or spaghetti. I used to roll everything by hand and it was a lot of work, but now it is super simple and my 4 year old loves to help out by cranking the handle as I pass the dough through.

I don't know the brand, the box just says pasta machine. It is stainless steel and has a clamp to hold in firmly on the counter.
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