It was Italian week this week on the GGBO, and in homage to Yan, who left the competition, we are going to showcase the best pasta makers. Pasta makers were not featured in the GBBO Italian week, but as Yan used a pasta maker to make icing sugar noodles for her spectacular banana ramen cake, that was all the excuse we needed to showcase the best ones:
Lakeland Pasta Maker Machine – £24.99
If you want a simple to use pasta maker with no fuss then this is a bargain. You will easily get the hang of this pasta maker by transforming dough into rolled strips of whichever kind of pasta you choose, including fettuccine, tagliatelle or sheets of lasagne. Made from stainless steel, just clamp in onto a work surface and read the recipe book that comes with it.
Marks & Spencer Pasta Maker – £25.00
Constructed using the StayNEW technology which is designed to give your kitchen equipment a longer life. This is made from stainless steel and you can make all the basic pasta shapes with it, including tagliatelle and lasagne sheets. Lovely and easy to clean and includes tarnish resistant features.
Innovee Pasta Maker – £35.95
Made from chrome-plated steel and using nickel-plated rollers, this pasta maker lets you make an impressive nine different pasta thickness levels thanks to the smooth adjustable rollers. The pasta dough roller even features gears that have been heat-treated to ensure a longer life. Nice sturdy machine, there are also two cutter attachments, 2mm for spaghetti and 6mm for fettuccini.
Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Machine Chrome -£54.75
This Italian brand is firmly based in Italian culture and boast 60 years’ experience in the industry. Using the finest materials, made to last, this pasta maker makes four kinds of pasta, including a cutter for fettucine and a roller for lasagne. There’s also a special cutter for 2mm spaghetti and with a thicker sheet of dough you can make 1.5-mm Tagliolini. Typically rated 5 stars by customers who have bought this pasta maker, if you want the authentic deal this is it.
Imperia Pasta Machine – £69.95
This is a close as you’ll get to a traditional Italian pasta maker as you can. It is chrome-plated and has steel clamps to fix to your table or work surface. You can make all kinds of pasta, including tagliatelle and fettucine thanks to the special cutters and the clamps means that your hands are free to feed the dough through the rollers. Use the adjustment dial to make six different thicknesses of pasta such as linguine, ravioli, tortellini and even the super thin spaghettini.
Imperia Pasta Machine Kit – £129.99
You have got everything you need with this comprehensive kit which includes the pasta maker which is chrome-plated with adjustable rollers, four cutters that make spaghetti, tagliatelle, fettuccine and lasagnette, a ravioli mould and even a wooden rolling pin. The instructions are also included.
Camry Electric Pasta Maker Noodle Maker – £152.50
If making pasta dough, kneading it, then rolling it through a pasta machine sounds like too much effort then how about an automatic pasta maker? This is fully automated and easy to operate. Just pop all the ingredients into the machine, choose the pasta you want to make: rigatoni, penne, lasagne, spaghetti, fettucine, linguine, tagliatelle and off you go. German engineering means that the parts all work in perfect harmony and are built to last. One batch feeds four and you can remove the parts for easy cleaning.