Rated 5 out of 5 by kenny Gourmet Pasta Press
This is an excellent attachment. It takes pasta making to the next level. I've use this for Ziti and small macaroni in soups and Mac & Cheese. Very easy to set-up and use. My family was very impressed with the results and the flavor is so much more then the store box pasta.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Billbo Great features
Great features.....Multiple accessories included, short learning curve...over all far superior to anything else I have seen in use.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 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.
May 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Syd Very happy
Bought this a mounth ago. Works very well. Fusilli is difficult to get right, but otherwise pasta turns out great. Very happy.
June 26, 2016
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frank Works great
I followed the instructions and recipe in the book it came with and i was making pasta in no time. Works great!
June 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris I'm in love!
My first attempt at making spaghetti left much to be desired. The dough did indeed need to be very dry. Many of the strands broke apart when I placed them on a floured tray. It ended up tasting ok but I knew I could do better. There are so many dough recipes out there. Some say don't add eggs, salt, oil, water...others say do. I read about a pasta flour (00 semolina) and found it at an Italian grocery. It's imported from Italy. I found a recipe from Mario Batali and adapted it a little. I made rigatoni last night and it couldn't have come out more perfect! The dough was easy to handle and came through the press flawlessly. The pasta was smooth and rich. This is the recipe I used: 2 c 00 semolina flour 2 c all purpose flour 3 eggs 1/2 c warm water I used the Kitchenaid flat beater to mix all the ingredients at speed 2 for 30 seconds and then used the dough hook at speed 2 to knead the dough for 2 minutes. I then hand kneaded the dough for about a minute, formed it into a ball, and wrapped it tightly in plastic wrap. I let it "rest" for almost an hour. This step is very important. Once the dough was ready, I placed the rigatoni disc on the press and started feeding walnut sized balls into the press and set to 6. Within 10 seconds, the noodles started coming out. Never had to use the combo tool to push it through and the wire cutter worked perfectly. If you fill the auger with dough balls, it probably will clog. I never added more than 2 at a time. The entire pasta making from start to finish (not counting the resting time) took less than an hour. I love this press and have a feeling I'll be using it AT LEAST once a week. There is nothing better than fresh pasta!
June 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by loving nutrition A WONDERFUL PRODUCT FOR THOSE WITH FOOD ALLERGIES
it is so easy to use and make a wonderful product
June 17, 2016