Here’s my promise: I will not be buying any new gadgets for a good, long while!
This is the new pasta maker I ordered: Philips 7000 Series Pasta Maker (Model HR 2600/03). That is an affiliate link, meaning if you purchase through that link, I get a small commission. There is more info in this earlier post.
Here’s my review of the pasta maker.
It was exactly as I expected. Everything I thought was going to be included was there. As is most always the case when ordering through Amazon, it was delivered as scheduled.
It arrived today, along with a couple of different types of flour that I ordered with it. I found it very easy to use. I get a bit nervous taking things apart and putting them back together for the first time, as well as following instructions for the first time but the instructions in the included booklet were clear and simple. I took the components apart, washed it all and put it back together again before using it.
Using the recipe in the booklet, which is simply flour (I used semolina), water and egg, the pasta came out perfect. Absolutely perfect.
The flour is poured into the chamber. I used the 1 “cup” flour recipe. The “cup” is their “cup” and I’m not sure it’s equal to a measuring cup measure. But the instructions are so easy to follow and all of that is explained. The mixing/kneading process was started and I slowly poured the egg/water mixture into the flour as instructed. The mixing/kneading takes 3 minutes. From reading in the Facebook group, I knew that many stop the machine at that point, restart it and let it mix/knead for another three minutes. I did that. After that second mixing/kneading process was finished, it automatically began extruding.
At the point it began extruding, it took literally about 4 minutes from the time I got the flour out to add it, added the flour, added the liquid and let it mix/knead. Since I added the extra 3 minutes, I had 7 minutes invested at this point.
It may have taken another 5 minutes for all the pasta to be extruded. I cut the past just after taking this photo and got pretty close to that exact amount again.
This is the amount of pasta that was made. It was more than enough for our meal. There was enough left for Vince to have the leftovers another day.
I spread it out on a floured towel until I was finished with the rest of dinner.
I think it’s beautiful pasta!
While waiting for Vince in town today, I was reading on my phone and this recipe popped up. I had everything at home to make it. Quick, delicious and perfect for fresh pasta!
I recommend the recipe and wholeheartedly recommend the pasta maker.
I keep thinking . . how did I not even know this little machine existed and other models have been around for a long time. How did I miss that?
Vince and I both liked this pasta maker so much, I called Chad and was telling him about it. He seemed genuinely interested and he’s not one that wants many one use type gadgets sitting around. I told him if he wanted one for Christmas as their family gift I would get it. I do think Addie would like using it and it’s plenty easy enough for her to use. He said he would like it so I ordered one for them.
The pasta maker is on sale right now at Amazon. If anyone has any questions, I’ll be glad to try to answer them. I’ll continue to post what I’m making with the machine.