Rated 4 out of 5 by rds20003 Good so far
Once I trusted my experience and instinct and quit trying to get the KitchenAid recipes to work everything went fine. Of course the overly dry kindergarten paste that their basic egg pastor recipe makes gummed up the bucatini dye so bad it required surgery to correct. If you use their recipe add another egg, a generous teaspoon of oil and another tablespoon of water.
April 30, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 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.
April 16, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kurbycar32 You have to make it right, no flat noodles
Many of the complaints here involve the dough not working correctly with the press which is a recepie problem. Once you figure out a recepie that works for you this device works as designed and is pretty simple. My main complaint is that there are no flat noodle options like fettuccine and I have yet to see pressing plates other than what comes with the product.
March 24, 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 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaryW Am I doing something wrong?
I love the idea of this pasta press and it works fine. Easy to clean if you let the left-over dough dry. However, two problems - 1. Pasta edges get pressed together when cutting so tubes are not open on both ends. 2. I made some rigatoni according to white flour recipe, let it dry and froze it. When I cooked it up, cooking over 10 minutes, it was still hard and almost crunchy and some broke apart when stabbing with a fork.
March 2, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Barb Not worth the $ or time
My son gave me this for Christmas and I was thrilled....until I used it! Used the recipe for the pasta dough..was not happy. Then when I cleaned it it, was a disaster. The designers did not take the time to make pasta and clean. The plates should come apart for easy clean up. So want to return this but my son can't find the receipt. I have tried this out with different plates and it is always the same. What a shame!
March 1, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by MP Not worth it.
I purchased this in December. I really wish I would have read the reviews. The recipes in the book do not work. I am going to try some of the ideas people had in their reviews. I hope I can finally make some pasta that is this appliance is supposed to produce. So far, not worth the money at all.
February 19, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kim Bought this 3 months ago Still not thrilled
Bought this 3 months ago. Have difficulty cleaning. Tried numerous receipes not efficient in use. Takes way too much time and machine is has to take a break. I have several other attachments that are not difficult nor do they seem to put this much stress on mixer.
February 4, 2016