Rated 4 out of 5 by Scott44 Pasta making simplified
Compared to the KitchenAid pasta roller, this is much easier. More plug and play. Made well received spaghetti and I was pressing out pasta after taking about 5 minutes to mix and knead the dough, which is great. Cleaning is pain, and time consuming.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LucyK6 Beginners luck??
I just got my KitchenAid mixer for Christmas along with the pasta press. This afternoon was the debut for spaghetti. I couldn't have been more pleased with the finished product. I was a little worried that the dough was too dry, but just kneaded it together like the recipe said, and it worked just great. The noodles weren't dry or sticky. I also didn't have any problems cleaning the press. The left over dough was quite elastic and came right out of all the parts.
I hadn't read any reviews until after my project was complete, and was surprised that others had encountered problems. Perhaps it was just beginners luck! I do know that the kind of flour you use can create differences and also humidity can affect many recipes.
January 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tomxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Needs a "Medium Macaroni" size plate
The "small macaroni" plate is too small for my taste (its like Kraft Mac & Cheese size). The "Large Macaroni" is too large. Where's the MEDIUM size?
At least offer to sell me one even if additional price!
June 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mands Easy to use
The downsides are that it is a bit tedious to clean, some pasta accumulates on the cutting blade after it is pulled back (although that may be a user error), and the dough extracted will stick together unless carefully removed before being laid to dry. The upsides are that it is much easier to use than I anticipated, the dough did not stick and I had a lot of pasta in very little time. I look forward to using it again.
February 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gee9ine Very happy and pleasantly surprised.
I received this for Christmas. I had a hand crank pasta maker but wanted to make rigatoni. I read the reviews and just groaned, thinking that this was a going to be a dud. I watched a video on You Tube by a guy named Ben Starr, he used pumpkin and salt. I decided to try it anyway with a plain recipe of flour and eggs. ( needed a tad bit of water because it is dry today) . This was by far the best pasta that we have ever had. My husband and dad are thrilled and I will never purchase box pasta again!! So more research before you discount this attachment. It is great!
December 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by CaseyVW Couldn't even get started!
Bought it, not checking the contents of the box. (idiot!).
Got it home and the wire had snapped. Cant see how to replace it and dont want to use a knife instead.
Waste of money. Poor quality.
February 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by HappyHen Just what I needed!
I love this pasta press because it's so easy to use and makes perfect pasta. Before I purchased it, I watched the KA, Williams Sonoma, and other videos on You Tube; the tips were very helpful and gave me confidence as a novice pasta maker. The dies just pop apart for easy cleaning. I didn't even have to use water to clean; the dough just came right off. My first attempt was the fusilli because I used Pioneer Woman's Chicken Florentine Pasta recipe that called for a hearty pasta. I also made the small macaroni and used in chili mac. This pasta press is fun to use too and I look forward to using it with my grandchildren.
March 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by em4lam The pasta is inedible after processing through the appliance.
First of all, I had to find a pasta recipe that actually worked and came together properly. The basic egg recipe that was printed is wrong and I had to throw it out. Pasta recipes that are not weighed really are not accurate and inconsistent.
Once I had my dough made, the actual process of assembly went well.
However, it took an enormous amount of machine energy to process the dough through. I had to use a speed of 8 to get the dough pushed through, and even at that speed it took a really long time. I thought I was going to burn out my KitchenAide. Never mind the electricity I had to draw.
The cutting process was okay, but if you didn't do it fast enough the holes started
closing over and the rigatoni would stick to one another.
But the final result was the worst textured pasta I had ever eaten. The taste was great, but the pasta itself was hard and tough despite normal cooking time.
Needless to say, I'll be bringing the product back, since I'll never use it again.
March 2, 2014