Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 37
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Works great
I followed the instructions and recipe in the book it came with and i was making pasta in no time. Works great!
June 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by loving nutrition A WONDERFUL PRODUCT FOR THOSE WITH FOOD ALLERGIES
it is so easy to use and make a wonderful product
June 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grace Fresh Pasta is a treat!
The Gourmet Pasta Press Is a perfect Kitchen Aid tool to make fresh pasta. It's as easy as 1-2-3. The dough (which was too dry and crumbly per recipe instructions, so we slowly added small amounts of water until the dough resembled "play dough" consistency) is made in the bowl of your Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook and the Pasta Press is attached to the mixer to process the dough into the pasta form of your choice. Our initial batch of Rigatoni was perfect and tasty! This machine is not fast, but it gets the job done very well. The built in pasta cutter is perfect for cutting pasta in your desired length. We placed plastic trays lined with wax paper on the counter directly under the pasta press, so when we cut the pasta it landed on the tray. We had employed three inter-changeable trays, so we could separate the pasta in single layers for cooking later or drying and storing. First clean-up was a challenge, as there are press pieces that can be wash and some press pieces should not be washed. We figured that out with a learning curve of hands on maintenance. Next time will be better. The Pasta press was well worth the investment. We hope to have fun making pasta as a family project and enjoy all those Italian meals together.
May 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris I'm in love!
My first attempt at making spaghetti left much to be desired. The dough did indeed need to be very dry. Many of the strands broke apart when I placed them on a floured tray. It ended up tasting ok but I knew I could do better. There are so many dough recipes out there. Some say don't add eggs, salt, oil, water...others say do. I read about a pasta flour (00 semolina) and found it at an Italian grocery. It's imported from Italy. I found a recipe from Mario Batali and adapted it a little. I made rigatoni last night and it couldn't have come out more perfect! The dough was easy to handle and came through the press flawlessly. The pasta was smooth and rich. This is the recipe I used: 2 c 00 semolina flour 2 c all purpose flour 3 eggs 1/2 c warm water I used the Kitchenaid flat beater to mix all the ingredients at speed 2 for 30 seconds and then used the dough hook at speed 2 to knead the dough for 2 minutes. I then hand kneaded the dough for about a minute, formed it into a ball, and wrapped it tightly in plastic wrap. I let it "rest" for almost an hour. This step is very important. Once the dough was ready, I placed the rigatoni disc on the press and started feeding walnut sized balls into the press and set to 6. Within 10 seconds, the noodles started coming out. Never had to use the combo tool to push it through and the wire cutter worked perfectly. If you fill the auger with dough balls, it probably will clog. I never added more than 2 at a time. The entire pasta making from start to finish (not counting the resting time) took less than an hour. I love this press and have a feeling I'll be using it AT LEAST once a week. There is nothing better than fresh pasta!
June 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rds20003 Good so far
Once I trusted my experience and instinct and quit trying to get the KitchenAid recipes to work everything went fine. Of course the overly dry kindergarten paste that their basic egg pastor recipe makes gummed up the bucatini dye so bad it required surgery to correct. If you use their recipe add another egg, a generous teaspoon of oil and another tablespoon of water.
May 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kurbycar32 You have to make it right, no flat noodles
Many of the complaints here involve the dough not working correctly with the press which is a recepie problem. Once you figure out a recepie that works for you this device works as designed and is pretty simple. My main complaint is that there are no flat noodle options like fettuccine and I have yet to see pressing plates other than what comes with the product.
March 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Greg No Spaghetti Plate
Just got my pasta press and I did not get a spaghetti plate. i got 2 Fusilli plates however. Please send me a spaghetti plate or instructions on how to get another one.
April 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Barb Not worth the $ or time
My son gave me this for Christmas and I was thrilled....until I used it! Used the recipe for the pasta dough..was not happy. Then when I cleaned it it, was a disaster. The designers did not take the time to make pasta and clean. The plates should come apart for easy clean up. So want to return this but my son can't find the receipt. I have tried this out with different plates and it is always the same. What a shame!
March 2, 2016