Philips HR2357/05 Pasta Maker Plus
Look, no one has to tell you that freshly made pasta is far better than a box of old, dried up sharp bits you find at the grocery store. Even that 'fresh refrigerator' stuff lacks the true essence of homemade pasta. Anyone who has enjoyed freshly made pasta knows the difference. Another factor is how inexpensive it is to make once you have the right machine. Enter the Philips kitchen appliances Noodle HR2357/05 pasta maker plus ($299.95, and worth every penny!).
Fresh and flavorful homemade pasta has never been easier. With powerful and automatic mixing, kneading and extruding, the Philips Pasta maker allows you to make a pound of fresh pasta or noodles within 15 minutes! Add in nutritious ingredients like egg, spinach, and carrot juice to create healthy and worry-free homemade pasta and noodles for your family. There's no end to different pasta shapes, colors, and flavors that you can make!
With powerful and automatic mixing, kneading and extruding, the Philips Pasta maker allows you to make a pound of fresh pasta or noodles within 15 minutes! It includes four shaping discs that will produce spaghetti, fettuccine, penne, or lasagna. A flat scraping / cleaning tool, flour cup, and water cup are also provided. You simply add in various ingredients such as eggs, herbs, spinach, carrots, or beets to personalize pasta flavor. A smart storage drawer at the bottom of the machine holds all the shaping discs and cleaning tools.
With advanced engineering and robust material and build of the machine, the Philips Pasta maker can exert ~1600 pounds force on the dough during extrusion, which not only enables a fast making process in just 15 minutes but also helps in getting perfect texture and taste of the pasta. More shaping discs, as seen below, are available for such things as angel hair and pappardelle ($25 for both).
My wife's 19-year-old girl loves angel hair pasta, so cook it for two minutes and then add 'gravy' for the final cook. The delicate bits stay together beautifully and you get an abundance of hair for pennies!
As for me, I love the thick 'meaty' noodles attachment as seen above. You know what I'm talking about; pasta that has great firm body and texture! Cook those for about four minutes, and then add gravy for an incredibly delicious / flavorful finish. We've been using our Philips pasta maker for years and love every minute of it. Cleanup is a breeze too, just let the raw pasta dry and a bit and the attachment / machine comes clean fast and easily. Yes, it is that great, even over that 'fresh refrigerator' expensive stuff (Buitoni). If you love fresh pasta, buy it. Buy it immediately, plus it is on sale from $349 to $299!
And as always, in the end what really matters is that you...