So many electric pasta machines... which is for you?
If you fancy making fresh pasta without handle turning, or you like the idea of one of the many electric pasta machines available adorning your kitchen worktop, this quick buying guide is for you.
The Top 3 Electric Pasta Machines below are ranked as per customer reviews on Amazon.com, which I personally trust more than marketing blurb.
Quick Disclaimer: I myself love to get physical with my pasta, so I use this Imperia manual machine, which I love and which might probably outlast me. It's not electric, but it does rock. The choice is yours!
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In theory this is Imperia’s commercial pasta machine, designed for restaurants, delicatessens and the like. That said, those with big families or a serious love of kitchen tools might well find it interesting.
Like the Atlas machine above and Imperia’s fantastic manual SP150 machine (which I use, see here), this machine is built from chrominum-plated steel. It can prep 220mm-wide pasta strips in no less than ten different thicknesses, making up to 12KG/26lb of fresh rolled pasta per hour!
Ratings-wise on Amazon.com, this rolls in at number 3, but sales-wise it’s actually the bestselling of all the electric pasta machines (at the time of writing).
How does it differ from the Atlas and Imperia above? Well this pasta machine actually kneads and mixes your ingredients to create the dough in the first place, rather than you needing to create this by hand and then only use the machine to just roll it flat and cut the shapes.
This Lello lovely includes 8 pasta discs, which means you can whip up a variety of different pasta shapes. All you need to bring to the party need is flour and either eggs or water (depending on the type of flour you’re using).
This curvy beast is designed to roll your pasta dough flat and cut it into either tagliatelle or fettuccine shapes, and all with an extra helping of kitchen style.
It features a non-stick coating for safe, clean pasta, a six-setting thickness knob, and weighs 13lbs. And of course, quality-wise, just know that it’s made in Italy by Imperia. That usually does the trick.
Find the Pasta Presto on Amazon US here (Amazon UK here).