HOW DO I USE A KITCHENAID® PASTA ATTACHMENT TO MAKE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PASTA?
When you attach the KitchenAid® Pasta Roller and Cutter Set—to any KitchenAid® stand mixer—you can create fresh, wide strands or delicate ribbons in 8 different thicknesses. By attaching the KitchenAid® Gourmet Pasta Press, you can make 6 different pasta shapes, quickly and easily.
The KitchenAid® Pasta Roller and Cutter Set comes with a pasta roller to create fresh pasta sheets that can be hand-cut for lasagna and manicotti, as well as a Spaghetti Cutter for classic noodles, and a Fettuccine Cutter for heartier noodles. To amplify the creative possibilities, the KitchenAid® 5-Piece Pasta Deluxe Set can also help you make capellini and linguini, as well as ruffle-edged lasagnette noodles. The KitchenAid® Gourmet Pasta Press makes a variety of different types of pasta from scratch, including fusilli, bucatini, rigatoni and macaroni. Learn more about how simple it is to make great pasta using the KitchenAid® Gourmet Pasta Press.
Before you cut or press your pasta, consider the type of sauce you’ll be serving it with. As a general rule, the thicker the pasta, the chunkier the sauce and vice versa. Noodles with lots of “nooks and crannies,” like radiatore, will “trap” bits of meat and sauce, making them perfect for a hearty bolognese or a chunky ragù. A delicate angel hair or capellini are ideal for a lighter, simpler sauce. To discover more about pairing the right sauce with the right pasta, check out New Possibilities with 7 Types of Pasta.