Last Updated on June 18, 2020 by MakeThingsReal
The pasta maker has proved to be the answer to every culinary enthusiast’s prayers especially when there is an urgent craving for high-quality pasta. However, there are some fundamentals to be on the lookout for when you want to decide which to purchase.
There are some pasta-makers that don’t maximize time but produce amazing results while others are time efficient and can make a bowl of fresh pasta in 10 minutes. This all depends on the urgency of the situation. Manual machines are generally slow, and this applies to all models of the pasta maker. If speed is the top priority (for example, for business owners), then a comparison between the different machines and their speed claim is needed. The speed claim should also be compared with the reviews from customers.
The frequency at which you have pasta should determine the type of machine to be bought. An electric machine is only advisable for those that live on pasta, cook for events or own food outlets. But a situation where the pasta is for a person or two persons, the pasta maker is advisable
c. Ease of Use
The entire point of buying a machine is to make life and work easier. The type of machine determines how easy to use the pasta maker is but at the same time, there are other factors that influence how much work is done and these factors include models, features and designs. Electric models get the highest pleasant reviews under this category because of its features but there are also features like the knob for adjusting the thickness, and a handle that stays in place also makes the manual machine easy to use.
d. The Aesthetics
There are two general design types for the pasta maker, and they are the-roll-and-cut design and the extruder design. With the roll-and-cut design, the dough that has been prepared ahead of time is turned through rollers that flatten out and elongates the dough into thin sheets which are in turn cut to the length of your desire. The strip then goes into the cutter that cuts it up into lots of individual strands. The Extrusion design, on the other hand, is used in large restaurants and factories that supply spaghetti in bulk. The dough is usually put in a machine that forces it through small round holes in a die, and the dough that comes out of the die is shaped into a bunch of individual strands of spaghetti. This design is commercially reliable but not suitable for home use.
People have different philosophies when it when it comes to purchasing items. Some buy products that will last for a long time while others buy for the present because they can always replace these machines. But there are key clues to watch out for, and they include
f. The Parts of the machine.
Metal parts are known to be more durable than plastic although they are prone to rust if not well managed.
The heavier machines last longer and are higher in quality.
Because of the aesthetics of a the pasta maker, they harbour a lot of particles and debris. Machines that can be dismantled to get the nooks and crannies with dishwasher-friendly parts should be at the top for consideration.
Because of the workload, you should be on the lookout for brands that offer warranty for at least a year especially when the pasta maker is electric. The probability of encountering issues with them is quite high, and you should at least get a good value for your money.
Manual machines are functional because of the smooth sheets of dough they produce that can be used for other pastries, and it comes at cheap rates, but the dough has to be mixed by you.
However, attachments can be bought at a later time and affixed to the manual pasta-maker making it motor-operated.
On the other hand, the thought of lounging on the couch while the pasta maker does the magic is genuinely enticing, but it comes at a price. And some of the pasta maker aren’t so efficient especially when you have to make your dough yourself.
Some electric machines that will even go the extra mile of coaching you through the process produce a wider variety of styles of pasta and weigh the ingredients to tell you how much more will be needed, but they all come at a price.
Although some reviews about the manual machines haven’t been delightful and it’s either a problem with the dough or the machine itself, hence the above tips. To buy the pasta maker that will serve your need, read reviews about different products and types after which you can make your decision.