We love to make pasta from scratch, there is nothing better than a fresh bowl of pasta. Nowadays is very easy to make pasta at home, you can easily find a pasta machine on the market, that can help you achieve good results at home. Today, in this KitchenAid Pasta Press review, we will take a closer look at one of the several pasta attachments that KitchenAid has for its stand mixers.
We know that everyone can walk into any grocery store and buy a bag or box of pasta, and there’s no limit to the different kinds you can choose from. But there is something special in making you own pasta, if you’ve never tried to make it, you’re missing out on an amazing experience. With this KitchenAid pasta press attachment, anyone can easily make pasta at home, so there is no reason not to try.
With this revolutionary pasta press attachment, you can transform your KitchenAid stand mixer into an automatic pasta machine. The 6 different plates that come with this unit lets you make large or small macaroni, fusilli, rigatoni, Bucatini, or spaghetti. We really like the versatility of this unit, with just one KitchenAid attachment we are able to produce 6 different types of pasta.
The different plates are store inside the included case that conveniently stores onto the pasta press attachment. This unit also includes a cleaning brush, auger, and hook and some Italian recipes for you to try.
Like most KitchenAid attachments this one is very easy to use! Position the desired plate and attach the press onto the power hub of any KitchenAid stand mixer, and you are good to go. Feed balls of dough through the hopper and use the built-in wire cutter to customize the length of the noodles.
Making pasta with this equipment is actually something easy and fun to do. It is perfect to use as an activity with kids or with a big group of friends. Everyone can take turns doing things like feeding dough into the hopper, cutting the pasta, and choosing the shape.
It is much easier to make pasta with this press than with a pasta roller, which requires multiple passes to smooth out the dough and press the sheets thinner. The pasta emerges completely smooth and uniform. You use a swinging wire arm to cut off the pasta at the desired length. Once you got a feel for when and where to cut each pasta shape, the whole process goes smoothly and quickly.
The only bad thing that we can say about this equipment, is that not all the shapes work the same way. Some of the shapes worked better than others. The bucatini was a little thicker than we were expecting, and the fusilli didn’t always spiral and we ended up twisting many pieces by hand. But besides this minor issue, this unit works flawlessly.
Product dimensions: 5.5 x 5.6 x 8 inches / 13.9 x 14.2 x 20.3 cm
Item Weight: 2.2 pounds / 1 Kg
Shipping Weight: 4.98 pounds / 2.26 Kg
Item model number: KPEXTA
Main body material: plastic
6 Different plates: large or small macaroni, fusilli, rigatoni, Bucatini, or spaghetti
Inside the box: cleaning brush, auger and hook, pasta ring, combo tool, wrench and recipes
The cleaning process is something that we take very seriously when we are talking about kitchen equipment. For us, this process has to be easy to do. It doesn’t make any sense to use equipment that will take you hours to clean, after each use.
Normally, pasta makers are not the easiest equipment to clean, but this pasta press is actually easy to clean. The best way to do it is to let the pasta plate dry before you try to remove the pasta. Once it’s dry you can tap the plate to dislodge the chunks of remaining pasta and then use the brush or a using a toothpick to remove the rest.
The actual pasta press is not dishwasher safe but you can remove the corkscrew inside and wash it and all of the plates are dishwasher safe too.
We really liked the KitchenAid Pasta Press, it’s super easy to use, and it makes great pasta with minimal effort. Despite the small issue with some shapes, we believe that this is a great addition to any pasta maker’s arsenal.
The KitchenAid Pasta Press it's easy to use, super fun to watch, and most importantly it makes great pasta. The perfect KitchenAid attachment for serious homemade pasta enthusiasts.