Simac pasta maker

by Kathy
(Rehoboth Beach, DE)


I got my Simac pasta maker at a thrift shop for only $10. It was brand new with everything still in the box (must have been an unwanted wedding gift or something). Bought it on a lark.

WOW is this easy. It does absolutely everything.

All you do is put the flour in the bucket and drop eggs through the lid slot. Has lots of discs, measuring cups for eggs or water and that's it.

Never thought I would make homemade pasta but why not when it is so easy?

It comes apart easily for clean up and all the pieces can go right in the dishwasher. It is heavy, weighs about 15 lbs, but so does my KitchenAid.

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Sep 09, 2010
Simac pasta maker for $10? Bargain!
by: Matt - Pasta Recipes Made Easy

Kathy, what a deal! And thanks very much for this review.

In case anyone reads your words and wonders where they can buy such a pasta machine, I've found the Simca MX700 PastaMatic Pasta Maker on Amazon here.

(According to what I've learned online, the 'throw in all in' concept of your Simca is also very similar to that of this Lello pasta maker, which is also very popular it seems.)

Thanks again, and buon appetito!

Matt.

Sep 30, 2010
Simac Pastamatic 1000
by: Debra

I bought a Simac Pastamatic 1000 pasta machine about 20 years ago. Used it a few times, then put it away. Of course I no longer have the manual nor the recipes that came with it. Can anyone help?

Oct 01, 2010
Voila!
by: Matt - Pasta Recipes Made Easy

Hi Debra,

Not surprising at all!

I've found a couple of PDF guides you might like.

This Simac PastaMatic User Manual covers the model you have and a couple of other machines to boot.

Meanwhile Simac also has an old-school pasta maker recipe book. Click Simac PastaMatic Recipes to read it online (or right-click and choose 'Save target/link as' to download it to your computer.

I also suggest you take a peek at my fresh pasta recipe selection, as all these dough recipes should suit Simac machines too (or my Pastastic cookbook, which includes free downloadable pasta-making video guides).

Hope that's helpful, buon appetito!

Matt.

Jan 27, 2011
Simac #1000
by: marie giglio

Hi Matt,

I'm having problems with the dough not flowing into the plastic corkscrew well. I have to stop the machine and manually force the pasta dough into the well. Could it be that the mixture is too wet or dry?

Need to order more dyes especially to make a wider noodle but having difficulty finding out where and how to order.

Please, need as much help as possible!!!!!

Jan 27, 2011
Thoughts... and contact details for parts.
by: Matt - Pasta Recipes Made Easy

Hi Marie,

In terms of your dough, yes it does sound like it is maybe too dry.

If you are making your dough using a 'bowl' of flour approach (i.e. like with my recipe here, make sure you really thin out the walls - removing flour to make these just a half-inch thick before you start mixing the eggy mixture with these walls.

That's my rule and it usually helps ensure the dough stays a little moist and flexible. I suggest you give this a try.

In terms of your Simac pasta maker 1000, you might want to try calling one of the contacts below. I believe they should be able to help.

De'Longhi
www.delonghi.com
800-865-6330
(8:30 am ? 5:00 pm EST Mon -Fri)
www.delonghi-accessories.com

By Mail:
Fox International
23600 Aurora Rd
Bedford Heights, OH 44146

All the discs for the Simac (MX 700, PastaMatic 1000, PastaMatic 1400) also fit the Lello (PastaMaster 2200 and PastaMaster 3000PRO), the DeLonghi (PastaMatic), and the Cuisinart pasta machines.

Simac-Vetrelli S.p.A., Italy
Divisione Commerciale SIMAC
De'Longhi Appliances
Via L. Seitz, 47
31100 Treviso (TV) - Italy
Tel. + 39 0422 4131
Fax + 39 0422 41309
www.simac-vetrella.com

All the best,

Matt :-)

PS: Also try eBay - I saw a couple of dies on this page.

Feb 24, 2011
Love the Simac pasta machine
by: Louise

I bought a Simac 700 in its sealed original packaging from Craig's list for $25. Pasta has never been simpler to make.

I have been making pasta now at least twice a week. The entire process, from start to finish, to make over a pound of pasta is under 30 minutes.

Today I will be making the Soba noodles with the Buckwheat flour. I have made the flour, pasta and the egg noodles and they have been perfection; I am hoping the same for the Soba noodles.

Sep 19, 2011
Happy Simac user!
by: Anonymous

I have had my Simac Pastamatic for at least 20 years if not more and I have always loved it.

It's so simple and easy to make the pasta dough as well as other dough and the best is that it does the kneading for you!

Nov 03, 2011
Simac measuring cup and dough recipe
by: Terry

Hello,

Our family have been making homemade raviolis using the Simac dough maker for about 30 years.

I have recently branched out and invited local friends to start our own holiday tradition but I don't have the measuring cup my aunt uses that came with the machine and my dough is sticky when making, soggy when I put into bags to freeze and hard and stiff when removed from the freezer.

What is the trick for perfect dough using a regular measuring cup and dough maker? Also, any suggestions on where to find the original measuring cup for the machine?

Terry.

Response: Hi Terry - great questions... I'm no Simac expert (unlike maybe the other people who have commented here before).

Have you tried contacting Simac or their distributor direct? If in the US, try:

De'Longhi
www.delonghi.com
800-865-6330
(8:30 am ? 5:00 pm EST Mon -Fri)
www.delonghi-accessories.com

Or eBay?

Hope that helps,

Matt - Pasta Recipes Made Easy

Feb 15, 2012
Busiata
by: Calle C

Hello

How to make Busiata Trapanese with an Simac?

Mar 02, 2012
Die for twist macaroni for Simac or Lello?
by: DancerDonna

I like spiral or twist macaroni a lot. I plan to purchase one of the electric extruder pasta machines soon, such as the Simac or Lello, but I haven't been able to find such a die.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

Response: Hey Donna.

Regarding Simac, the best contact details I have for the company are over on this thread (see my comments further down the page).

If you've already tried Googling it and searching Amazon.com, then I suggest you give them a bell direct.

As for the Lello, you're right - I don't see fusilli or corkscrew pasta listed as one of the default 8 disc types.

Please let me know how you get on and what you work out, as I'm sure other readers will be curious about this too.

I wish you the very best of luck,

Matt.

Mar 12, 2012
Lid for Simac PastaMatic 700?
by: Boise, ID

I recently bought a used Simac PastaMatic 700 that had no lid. The lid is necessary to turn on the machine. Does anyone know where I can purchase spare parts for this model? Or let me know if you have one you would part with?

Thank You!

Thoughts: Hi there - try the supplier details over on for the company are over on this thread (see my comments further down the page).

Hope that helps. Please let me know how you get on, as we receive regular Simac parts questions here!

Matt
Pasta Recipes Made Easy

Sep 27, 2012
Simac MX700
by: Diane

A friend was throwing this away machine so I grabbed it (free is great although I am missing 7 of the 8 discs standard discs). Where can I get these other discs?

Looking forward to trying this out, but all I have is the lasagna disc. Any help would be great!

Diane.

Answer: Hi Diane - try the supplier details for the company over on this thread (see my comments further down the page).

Good luck!

Sep 27, 2013
Wonderful Simac Pasta Machines
by: Kitty

I have been using my machine for about 20 years and about twice a week. You can contact me with questions
I also have extra parts and dies which I will sell very reasonably.
If you are looking for bowl cover or the screw which holds the mixing beater be aware that there are two different models and they do NOT fit each other. Also Lello was the US distributor for Simac and all the machines labeled Lello are actually Simacs - so prts are interchangeable.
You can contact me at catalex99@gmail.com

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