Best Pasta Makers

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 13, 2019
If you adhere to healthy food, you will surely need a pasta makers. This kitchen appliance will let you prepare delicious, homemade pasta of any shape and size and absolutely free of harmful additives. Consider our review of the best 5 pasta makers available on the market. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
COOKING OPTIONS
DESIGN
ACCESSORIES
USE&CARE
Warranty
 
PROS
Due to the built-in motor you can easily roll the dough and use your both hands for total control. The regular rotation of the motor ensures even thickness of the pasta.
CONS
A few customers issued a noisy motor during operation.
OUR VERDICT
Vary the thickness and shapes of your pasta and come out with a new dish every day. This is an ideal pasta maker for a big family.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Motor-operated roller
COOKING OPTIONS
9 thickness settings (from 0,3 mm to 2,5 mm), A cutting tool for wide and narrow noodles: tagliatelle, fettuccine
DESIGN
Chrome and nickel plated steel body
ACCESSORIES
Table clamp, Hand crank (when using without the motor)
USE&CARE

To remove the flour and scrap dough from the housing and components, use only a soft brush or a dry cloth.Do not wash it with water or in a dishwasher

Warranty

2 years

PROS

A unique stirring bar with mini-pins ensures that the ingredients added are thoroughly mixed and you get perfect pasta texture every time.

CONS

Small parts are difficult to clean.

OUR VERDICT

This fully automatic pasta maker will let you make 2-3 servings of Spaghetti, Penne or Fettuccini in less than 18 minutes. In addition, it comes with a recipe book containing dozens of pasta recipes allowing for experimentation with taste and texture.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Electric

COOKING OPTIONS

3 classic pasta types: spaghetti, penne, fettuccine

DESIGN

Plastic casing with smart built-in storage

ACCESSORIES

3 default classic shaping discs, Free colorful recipe book included

USE&CARE

Detachable components can be cleaned with hot, soapy water

Warranty

1 year limited

PROS
Owing to the stationary cutting tools the unit doesn't wobble during operation at all. Thanks to simple design it is easy to assemble the device.
CONS
A little bulky due to the non-demountable construction.
OUR VERDICT
If you stick to traditional pasta recipes, this kitchen appliance will suit you best. Owing to its durable construction, it will serve you for a long time.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Manual-roller
COOKING OPTIONS
6 thickness settings (from 0,2 mm to 2,2 mm), 2-size cutting tool for wide and narrow noodles: spaghetti, tagliatelle, fettuccini
DESIGN
Chrome-plated steel body, Wooden grip handle
ACCESSORIES
Table clamp
USE&CARE
Use a dry cloth or a brush to remove scrap dough and excess flour. Prohibited to be cleaned with water or in a dishwasher
Warranty

5 years

PROS
Paired with various extra attachments for making pasta of different shapes. Made of anodized aluminum and free of heavy metals, the pasta maker won't spoil the taste of your meals. Comes in 8 different colors to accommodate any kitchen design.
CONS
It is difficult to adjust the table clamp to a narrow countertop. Though, you can always put something between the clamp and the countertop and fix the position.
OUR VERDICT
Compared to most other models, this pasta maker will let you experiment a larger variety of pasta shapes. An irreplaceable appliance for true pasta lovers at a reasonable price.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Manual-roller
COOKING OPTIONS
9 pasta thickness settings (from 0,3 mm to 2,5 mm), Wide and narrow cutters for noodles: tagliatelle, fettuccine
DESIGN
Chrome-plated steel body, Anodized aluminum rollers and cutters, Plastic grip handle
ACCESSORIES
Table clamp, Recipe book
USE&CARE
A grip handle and a table clamp can be cleaned with a damp cloth. For cleaning all other components, use only a pastry brush or a dry cloth. Avoid washing with water
Warranty

10 years

PROS
With the easy-lock adjustment dial, it is easy to control the dough thickness. Owing to the intuitive design, this machine is very easy to adjust.
CONS
Fewer thickness settings in comparison with other models.
OUR VERDICT
This heavy-duty pasta maker is easy in maintenance and use. A great purchase for both novice users and professional chefs.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Manual-roller
COOKING OPTIONS
6 pasta thickness settings (from 0,2 mm to 2,2 mm), A double cutter for wide and narrow noodles: spaghetti, tagliatelle, fettuccini
DESIGN
Heavy-duty chrome-plated steel body, Wooden grip handle
ACCESSORIES
Table clamp, Recipe book
USE&CARE

The rollers and the cutters should be cleaned with a dry cloth or a soft brush. Do not wash the unit with water

Warranty

1 year limited

Atlas Atlasmotor

Versatile

What distinguishes the Atlas Pasta Machine by Marcato is its versatility. It can be bought as a single unit or in a bundle with a motor, so you don't need to use a hand crank if you don't want to. This is handy when you want to free your hands and focus your attention on dough or pasta, for example - the machine simply will do the job for you.

On the other hand, we like that the Atlas Pasta Machine has a hand crank. Of course, you might not want to use it too often, especially if you are planning on making a lot of pasta every week, but if it so happens that you do not have an outlet nearby to plug it in, having a hand crank attachment will appear to be useful. This way, you have several options of how to make pasta and you can even use the machine away from home.

Another advantage of the Atlas Pasta Machine is high-quality materials. Its body is made of high-quality stainless steel and its rollers and cutters are made of anodized aluminum, both materials being safe for the food contact, which gives peace of mind.

The Atlas Pasta Machine comes with three pasta attachments designed to be easily attached to the motor. Plus, if these three pasta shapes are not enough for you, there's an option to purchase any of 12 cutting accessories available separately. As is, three shapes will let you make three different types of pasta - spaghetti, fettuccine, and lasagna sheets.

Review of Atlas Atlasmotor Pasta Machine

Performance

As for performance, the technical specifications of the Atlas Electric Pasta Machine are in line with most electric pasta makers out there. It is equipped with a 110V motor and has an adjustable knob allowing you to regulate the thickness of your pasta between 9 available options which is important for getting pasta with the perfect thickness. What is also included with the device is a table clamp, so if you decide to use it as a manual unit, you will be able to securely attach it to the table.

To conclude, if you want to invest in a high-quality pasta maker which you will be able to use no matter where you are and in any way a situation might require, such as via a power outlet or using a hand crank, the Atlas Electric Pasta Machine is the top choice. It is durable and powerful and it is always possible to expand its functionality by purchasing additional attachments provided by the manufacturer separately.

Atlas Atlasmotor Pasta Machine in the use

VIDEO
Marcato 08 0155 12 00 Nudelmaschine Atlasmotor BEWERTUNGEN

What customers say about this product

Power

The motor is more than fast enough for us as any faster would almost create a problem in handling the dough. Extremely happy with my purchase.

Accessories

Surprised it didn't say that a combination fettuccine and spaghetti attachment was enclosed. Pleasantly surprised.

Features

This machine gives you 10 (0-9) thicknesses, and the motor is simply superb.

Size & Weight

It is heavy, very stable and secure just sitting on the countertop or table. I used it without a second set of hands too.
 

Philips HR2372/05

So Easy to Use

If you've ever tasted homemade pasta, there's no way you'll ever get back to buying spaghetti from the store. If this is the case, it's time you buy yourself a pasta maker and start making pasta at home. And the Philips HR2372/05 can be the right choice. Among many automatic models available, this one packs the performance of commercial models in a compact, space-saving design, letting anyone find a place for it in the kitchen.

The Philips HR2372/05 is solidly built and comes in several colors so that you can choose the one to fit into your kitchen decor best. It looks bigger than some other models on the list, but it doesn't take up a lot of countertop space due to its small footprint and smart built-in storage for shaping discs. Plus, it is not heavy, so it won't be a chore to pull it out of a kitchen drawer when you decide to prepare your favorite Italian meal. Included with the Philips HR2372/05 are three classic discs - for Spaghetti, Penne and Fettuccini - and if you want to, you can purchase more discs separately.

The mixing chamber of the device is made of transparent plastic so you can keep an eye on the process of dough preparation and see how it turns to pasta. Inside this chamber, there's a mixing paddle attached to knead the dough. At the stage of dough preparation, it spins counter-clockwise and when the dough is ready, it starts to move clockwise. Basically, the operating principle is not much different from that of a meat grinder. What is great though is that you don't need to touch any internal components - the process goes on its own.

Review of Philips HR2372/05 Compact Pasta and Noodle Maker

How it works

Using the Philips HR2372/05 is very simple. You only need to add the ingredients to the mixing chamber. After that, the stirring bar will start to move, resulting in the dough being mixed and stirred to perfection. All you really need is to find tested recipes for pasta and the perfect results are guaranteed. Not only does the device ensure even mixing, but also it delivers quick results, extruding pasta in around 18-20 minutes. Thanks to this, making pasta will not take a lot of your time, and you'll likely want to make it more often.

Philips HR2372/05 Compact Pasta and Noodle Maker in the use

Final Thoughts

Maintenance is easy too. Admittedly, it might be a bit trickier than cleaning manual pasta makers, but thanks to a well-thought-out design of the unit, you won't spend a lot of time. Besides, if you have a dishwasher, you'll be pleased to know that all detachable components are dishwasher safe, facilitating clean up even more. A nice cleaning bristled brush is also included to help get the discs clean.

Summing up, if you're looking for a modern automatic pasta maker that will let you make delicious homemade pasta in a short time, here it is. The Philips HR2372/05 will take all the hassle out of pasta making, all while nicely complimenting your cookware.

Detailed review of Philips HR2372/05 Compact Pasta and Noodle Maker

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CucinaPro 190

Type

Imperia (190) belongs to a manual roller pasta maker. Just like any manual kitchen appliance, it's not always easy to handle and it does require some effort. To simplify the process, optionally you can purchase and install the motor. However, either with the motor or without it the Imperia (190) works efficiently. Its solid metal body along with the table clamp allows you to attach the pasta maker firmly to the kitchen countertop. So you can roll and cut the dough without any wobbling.

Review of CucinaPro 190 Imperia Titania Pasta Maker w Easy Lock Dial and Wood Grip Handle

Functions

If you're a lover of traditional pasta, the Imperia (190) will be a perfect unit for you. It works both as a roller for thin sheets and a cutter for pasta. The cutting tools in this pasta maker have only 2-size settings, and you will be able to make only spaghetti, tagliatelle or fettuccine. This pasta maker doesn't have any extra attachments, so that the choice of pasta shapes is rather limited. Yet, there are certain things that you can do to slightly diversify the meal - add some vegetable juice to the dough, fill it with a different new flavor and color splash!

CucinaPro 190 Imperia Titania Pasta Maker w Easy Lock Dial and Wood Grip Handle in the use

Material

The Imperia (190) is a durable and well-built pasta maker made of chrome-plated steel. It is designed as an elegant old-fashioned machine with a fancy wooden grip handle. As for its maintenance, cleaning in the dishwasher is prohibited. Otherwise, the chrome-plated steel may rust. The producer recommends only using a dry cloth or a brush when cleaning the appliance.

Detailed review of CucinaPro 190 Imperia Titania Pasta Maker w Easy Lock Dial and Wood Grip Handle

VIDEO
Using the Imperia Pasta Machine

What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

The all steel design seems quite sturdy, and should give service for years to come.

Features

This kitchen tool does his job, can roll dough easily to the thickness you like.

Accessories

The crank work okay to good.

Power

The crank turns the rollers easily.
 

Marcato Atlas 150 (MC002057)

Type

The Marcato Atlas Wellness is a manual pasta maker. Before use, you should attach this device to the kitchen countertop with a table clamp. In order to produce the pasta, you need to turn the handle and feed the dough between the rollers. However, not only manual handling is possible. The construction allows for installation of the motor, so if you ever need one, you can always buy it separately. With or without the motor, the Mercato Atlas Wellness will be a really reasonable pick for making perfect pasta.

Review of Marcato Atlas 150 (MC002057) Pasta Machine

Functions

If you are a pasta lover you should definitely buy the Mercato Atlas Wellness pasta maker. The machine features a 9-position dial for regulation of the thickness and comes with wide and narrow cutters, so that you can make different dough sheets for different meals - lasagna, fettuccine, spaghetti and taglioni. If you ever want to try a different noodle shape, you can purchase additional accessoried from the Atlas company. With Mercato Atlas Wellness machine you can make a variety of shapes each day.

Marcato Atlas 150 (MC002057) Pasta Machine in the use

Material

Chrome-plated steel body along with anodized aluminum rollers and cutters will provide a long-time service of this pasta maker. The hand crank is made of stainless steel with ABC plastic grip seems to be durable and well-engineered. The Mercato Atlas Wellness comes in 8 different colors to match any kitchen design. As for its cleaning, this pasta maker is not dishwasher safe. You should use a pastry brush to dust off the excess flour and dough.

Detailed review of Marcato Atlas 150 (MC002057) Pasta Machine

VIDEO
Marcato Atlas 150 Wellness Pasta Machine Review : Making Udon

What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

The quality and weight are worth the price.

Power

Easy to operate as well just turn the crank and you are in business.

Features

The most important thing to me was the ability to make sheets of different thickness.

Accessories

The spaghetti and linguine sections work very well also
 

CucinaPro 150

Type

The CucinaPro Imperia (150) is a high-quality manual pasta maker. The handle mechanism and the rollers work efficiently and the appliance is easy to use. The amount of pasta you can make with this device is limited just by your time and muscles. To make the process of making pasta easier, you can buy a motor and install it instead of the handle. When used with the motor, the pasta machine doesn't require clamping and placed right on the countertop.

Review of CucinaPro 150 Imperia Pasta Machine w Easy Lock Dial and Wood Grip Handle

Functions

The CucinaPro Imperia (150) features the same built-in settings as the Imperia (190). Though, the Imperia (150) has many other attachments (sold separately) which will help you create pasta of multiple shapes yet some extra cutting tools cannot be used. This pasta maker comes with a double cutter for making wide and narrow noodles and has a 6-position dial for thickness regulation. The Imperia (150) can meet the requirements of every customer who wants to buy a basic pasta maker.

CucinaPro 150 Imperia Pasta Machine w Easy Lock Dial and Wood Grip Handle in the use

Material

If all your family loves homemade pasta, this heavy-duty pasta maker will meet the challenge. Imperia's housing, a double cutter and a table clamp are made of chrome-plated steel. The only part in this device that is not metal is a wooden handle. The producer recommends cleaning this pasta maker with a dry cloth or a brush and never wash it with water. Washing is the main cause of device corrosion.

Detailed review of CucinaPro 150 Imperia Pasta Machine w Easy Lock Dial and Wood Grip Handle

VIDEO
Homemade Pasta on a Imperia Pasta Machine

What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

It is stainless steel and very durable looking.

Features

It makes a variety of widths and thicknesses and is rather easy to use.

Accessories

Cutter attachment works well and crank holds better into those slots.

Power

Machine is sturdy, crank turned easily
 

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Comparison of Pasta Makers

What Is a Pasta Maker?

Pasta is probably one of the most popular meals found on a menu in every country of the world. Yet, it isn't the healthiest meal, unless you know for definite it's a first-grade or homemade pasta. With a pasta maker at home, there won't be a need for taking a gamble anymore. You will be able to fix quick meals without putting a lot of effort. Pasta makers can perform a variety of tasks, lightening your duties, and extrude noodles of all sorts of sizes and shapes to your visual appeal.

To make delicious sauce to add to your pasta, we recommend you to consider buying one of the hand blenders or a countertop blender which both can handle this task pretty easily.

What Features to Compare

Type

Before buying a pasta maker it is important to decide on the type - manual or automatic. When using a manual pasta maker, you should simultaneously turn a handle and crank the dough through the feed of the device. It is clear that this type of pasta maker requires considerable efforts. The dough for pasta is tough and making a lot of noodles for the whole family takes a lot out of anyone. This problem can be solved in 2 ways. The first one is purchasing an electric pasta maker. This device is more efficient due to the built-in motor. Now you can accompany the pastry with both your hands without any muscle power. The second one is upgrading your manual pasta maker by installing a motor on it.

Features (functions)

What differs one pasta maker from another is the functions. The common functions provided by the majority of pasta makers are the dough rollers and pastry thickness control. While someone could consider this set of functions scarce, it's still enough for most tasks. Just cut the rolled dough into the required shape. Usually the shape depends on what you're going to cook: lasagna, ravioli, dumplings or potstickers, etc. You can also buy a pasta maker which already comes with cutting tools. The medium-priced models include only basic accessories for spaghetti, fettuccine or tagliatelle making. As regards to more expensive pasta makers, they come with components for the variety of noodles. But if you still need some additional cutting tools you can always buy them separately.

Materials

Finally, consider the material the pasta maker is made of. Most devices include metal parts and hence, are more durable and reliable. Maintenance of the device is also determined by the material. Not all units can be washed with water, the dried-on pasta should be removed only with the help of either a special brush or a damp cloth. Such precautionary measures should be strictly observed to prolong the lifetime of your pasta maker and to avoid metal corrosion.

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1. Emma Christensen Kitchen Equipment: Choosing a Pasta Maker, Kitchn. January 22, 2009.

2. Michael Tusk How to Make Ravioli, Fine Cooking.

3. Laura Giannatempo Tool vs. Tool: Pasta Machines, Fine Cooking.

4. The Affordable Manual Pasta Maker vs The Electric Pasta Machines, Wizzley.

5. How to Make Handmade Pasta Without a Machine, Cook's Illustrated.

6. Pasta, Wikipedia. October 3, 2016.

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