Rated 5 out of 5
Â 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.
Rated 5 out of 5
Â 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.
Rated 4 out of 5
Â 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.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by misscleocat This works fine for making macaroni and long tube pastas. That is what it was designed for. I am wondering about all the fuss about not making flat noodles. Kitchenaid makes attachments for making angel hair, fettuccini, pappadelli , lasagna noodles and other types of noodles. The pasta extruder is not meant to make these. Go online and look up the "pasta excellence series" and the angel hair and pappadel attachments. The extruder is specifically designed to make round pastas. The pasta excellence attachments are designed to make flat pastas. You are confusing the two different attachments. The pasta extruder is meant to make round tubular pasta while the other one (pasta excellence) is made for flat pastas.