Imperia pasta machine:
I received this Imperia pasta machine 'SP150' as a present from my wife two years ago and I can’t
recommend it highly enough. And it seems I'm not alone, as it's also Amazon.com's Top Rated Pasta Maker!
The SP150 is a traditional 'wind-and-watch' pasta roller machine and a
piece of kit to boot.
seriously heavy duty
It's made from such thick steel it feels like it will survive 100 years!
This chunky monkey can be used to create: flat lasagna sheets of varying thicknesses, tagliatelle strips and also trenette (think flattened spaghetti),
plus it arrives with a box full of useful accessories.
(Check prices for this machine
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here In the box:
• The main stainless steel pasta roller machine
• 2nd steel attachment for making tagliatelle and trenette
• A detachable handle (steel with a wooden grip)
• A lasagna-width pasta sheet cutter
• Metal kitchen top screw attachment
• Machine brush (for cleaning)
• Multi-lingual user manual
My Video Overview
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Using the Imperia pasta machine...
Here’s how it works in full…
STEP 1 – Attach the machine to a kitchen worktop using the screw provided (this slots into a hole at the base of the machine).
Note: This attaching is essential when using the machine’s 2nd long pasta attachment, as otherwise this add-on's weight topples the whole machine over.)
- Slot in the machine’s handle.
STEP 2 – Make your fresh egg pasta as normal (see my videos here) and roll flat with a rolling pin until ½cm thick (i.e. 5 – 10 mins less rolling than usual!).
STEP 3 – Cut your pasta into strips using the machine’s lasagna cutter.
STEP 4 - Feed a length of pasta between the main rollers with one hand, and turn the machine’s handle with the other.
- Repeat as necessary for all your lengths of pasta.
- Re-roll these sheets until they're exactly the desired thickness (use the SP150's width-setting knob, which is on the side).
Note: If making lasagna, medium width pasta is fine. For long pasta such as tagliatelle, go thinner.
STEP 5 – If making linguini or tagliatelle, add the machine’s 2nd attachment and repeat the pasta-feeding procedure to get the pasta shapes you want.
Tip: As recommended in my pasta making videos, keep finished lengths of pasta on a floured plate or surface (otherwise these can stick together). See pic below...
This Imperia pasta machine works an absolute treat. It gives you instant long pasta options, it’s built to last (and last), and it is usually available for well under US $50 (£30). Verdict:
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Note: Free shipping is usually available with this product.)
Why Amazon? I use Amazon all the time. Their deliveries are quick, the prices are very competitive, and their support/returns policy is solid.
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