I suddenly had a hankering to make pasta. 20 years ago I had a hand cranked pasta roller that was kinda fun but definitely a lot of work. I’m not a noodle fanatic, but do like good noodles include Italian, Chinese and Japanese. Plus, I want to use the lasagna attachment in order to make Chinese dumpling skins. So, I went on line to check the current state of pasta making technology…
Philips has the Avancepasta maker (and a higher end special SKU for Williams Sonoma) that looks pretty interesting. Makes a pound of pasta in 15 minutes. Even though pricier, I’m also looking at the Williams Sonoma version as my kids should have much drama using it.
I do have a kitchenaid but many reports feedback that their attachment is kinda a pain, tough to clean, and certainly isn’t a bread machine approach.
I’m not wedded to any one approach or brand, so please share your experienced recommendations.
Given that the automatic machines are basically equivalent to bread machines. And bread machines make ok fresh baked bread, but nothing like a long slow rise hand kneaded and crafted loaf. So, is it fair to say that the fresh pasta from these types of automatic machines are much much much better than dried supermarket pasta? How does it rank between supermarket pasta vs automatic pasta maker pasta vs grandma’s handmade pasta for Sunday dinner?