Best Pasta Makers

If you enjoy authentic Italian food, you’ve probably considered purchasing a maker. These kitchen appliances will help you step up your pasta night game.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a type of food that is more celebrated than fresh-pressed noodles. My Italian grandmother would roll over in her grave if she heard you say there was a boxed variety of pasta that could hold a candle to the homemade sort.

We’ve had the pleasure of using these machines to make everything from lasagne to fettuccine.

Pasta Maker Reviews:

1. Marcato Design Atlas 150

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The Marcato is the original and probably most recognized hand-crank maker on the market. It comes to us directly from the birthplace of pasta. The Italian-made chrome-plated steel machine cranks out a remarkable assortment of dough creations, including lasagne, fettuccine, and taglionis.

The machine can be clamped onto a countertop for more productive cooking sessions. You can roll 15-centimeter sheets of pasta with ease. A side knob allows users to dial into their favorite thickness. Their machine boasts a total of 10 different thickness settings. Settings range from paper-thin to thick and savory.

Marcato currently makes 12 dough-pressing accessories. These tools work in conjunction with the Marcato Maker to achieve a wide variety of pasta cuts and shapes. You can also attach a Marcato Drive motor to make the machine hands-free.

This machine has an easy-to-clean nickel-plated chrome finish. You must never use soap and water on the cutting mechanisms. Instead, allow any leftover pieces of dough to dry. Then, use a non-abrasive brush to carefully brush them off the machinery.

Pros

  • Made from long-lasting, durable chrome-plated steel
  • 10 thickness settings are clearly labeled on the side dial
  • Creates lasagne, fettuccine, and tagaliolini
  • Beautiful chrome exterior
  • Slip-resistant rubber feet

Cons

  • No customer service

2. KitchenAid KSMPRA 3-Piece Roller & Cutter Attachment Set

If you already have a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, then Kitchen Aid’s Making Kit is an obvious addition to your kitchen. The kit comes with a trio of pasta rollers, each of which can be connected to a KitchenAid mixer. The rollers automatically convert your mixer into a premium pasta-making machine. It is your choice if you want to make lasagne, spaghetti, or fettuccine.

The has included a cleaning brush with the kit. Use the brush to remove leftover pasta dough from the machine’s cutting mechanisms. The pasta cuts we cranked out of this machine were super hearty. The 6-inch pasta rolls could be adjusted to eight different thicknesses. They could also be sliced into ravioli-sized squares. It’s delicious!

If you are looking for authentic Italian-made pasta cutters, then these presses are an excellent option. If you’re torn between a hand crank and an automatic pasta maker and already have a Kitchen Aid mixer, let this be your pick. With the machine doing most of the work, you have two hands to guide the pasta through the press. As a result, you’re less likely to distort your final pasta products.

Pros

  • Converts a standard Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer into an automatic maker
  • Comes with a sheet, spaghetti, and fettuccine rollers
  • Makes 6-inch sheets with eight thickness settings
  • Cutters stay sharp after repeated use
  • Easy to install and clean

Cons

  • Sometimes curls get trapped into the rollers

3. OxGord Stainless Steel Maker

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OxGord is your quintessential stainless steel maker. The durable hand-cranked machinery churns out fresh, authentic spaghetti, linguine, and lasagne. The device also boasts nine different thickness settings, should you want to hone in on a specific pasta texture.

The trio of included rollers is dishwasher-safe. The machine is far easier to clean than the nickel-plated alternatives, which must be set to dry before being dry brushed.

The machine has a removable hand crank with a padded handle for more comfortable cooking sessions and optimized storage. It also boasts pre-drilled holes for clamping. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better kitchen appliance for the same price.

Pros

  • Stainless steel lasts a lifetime
  • Padded hand-crank handle
  • Easy-click adjustable dial with nine different thickness settings
  • Three-blade attachments
  • The handle is easily removed for optimized storage
  • Predrilled holes for clamping

Cons

  • Easily scratched

4. CucinaPro Maker Deluxe

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This deluxe machine comes with everything you need to make delicious authentic pasta from the comfort of your home. The set includes three fun presses. You can make spaghetti, ravioli, and lasagne. It also comes with a counterclamp, a cutter, and a removable hand crank. Additional attachments are sold separately.

The machine is made from premium stainless steel, a material that will almost assuredly last you a lifetime. While you can’t put this appliance in the dishwasher, it is super easy to wash. Blow your friends and family away with authentic Italian dishes. They don’t need to know how easy it is to use the CucinaPro.

The CucinaPros produces uniform ribbons that are perfect for soaking up sauces. Our only problems with the machine are that it’s quite pricey and replacement parts are hard to come to find.

Pros

  • Five-piece stainless steel hand-crank machine
  • Spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair, ravioli, and lasagnette attachments
  • Three crank attachments
  • Comes with a metal table clamp
  • Includes pasta cutter

Cons

  • Hard to find additional/replacement accessories

5. Chefly Homemade Make

The Chefly Maker simplifies the pasta-making process for home cooks. This hand-crank kitchen appliance has nine dough thickness settings, ranging from 0 to 2.5 millimeters. You can also change the width of your pasta from 2 to 7 millimeters.

You can easily detach the accessories for cleaning. When you are ready to cook, you hook them onto your machine’s corrosion-resistant stainless steel brackets. The rollers and blades are coated in nickel and chrome, both of which are beautiful, durable materials that are made to last a lifetime.

Pros

  • Hand-crank nickel- and chrome- kitchen appliance
  • No electricity needed
  • Nine thickness settings
  • Clamps onto a table for smoother operations
  • The arm is removable for optimal storage
  • 45-day money-back guarantee

Cons

  • Not dishwasher-safe

6. Philips Maker Plus

Have you been thinking that an electric maker is more your speed? If so, check out the Philips Maker. This modern marvel does it all; it mixes, kneads, cuts, and forms a wide variety of Italian specialties. The machine can produce ½ pound of pasta in just 10 minutes. It’s the perfect way to spice up your midweek dinner menu.

You don’t have slaves away in the kitchen to produce delicious dishes. The Philips maker lets you add herbs, vegetable juices, and other unique ingredients to make one-of-a-kind restaurant-grade dishes. Have you been fixated on the squid ink pasta trend? Do you want to produce blood-red beet-dyed linguine? The Philips Maker will help you pull off spectacular, trendy Italian dishes.

Many of the internal mechanisms are dishwasher-safe. You can easily set this machine up, churn out your favorite dish, and dismantle it in time to watch your favorite television show. If you tend to misplace appliance parts, you’ll love the machine’s integrated storage drawer.

Pros

  • Makes noodles and so much more
  • Includes four shaping discs
  • Dishwasher-safe parts for easier cleanups
  • Features a storage drawer for extra parts
  • Add ingredients to make a custom
  • Automatically mixes and presses in less than 10 minutes

Cons

  • Don’t always use all the dough

7. CucinaPro Imperia Presto

CucinaPro also makes a reliable electric maker, the CucinaPro Imperia Pasta Presto. This non-stick machine comes with two interchangeable cutters. Plus, it has six thickness settings. The heavy-duty stainless steel appliance makes delicious, uniform tagliatelle and fettuccine.

The Italian-made maker produces beautiful dough in a matter of minutes. The sheets are 5.75 inches wide and up to 1.9 millimeters thick.

Pros

  • Six thickness settings
  • Two cutter accessories for tagliatelle and fettuccine
  • Made from heavy-duty 18-10 stainless steel
  • Motor eliminates the need for manual cranking

Cons

  • Limited options

8. Fante’s Cavatelli Maker Machine

If you’re a fan of authentic Italian pasta, check out Fante’s Cavatelli Maker Machine. This lovely little kitchen appliance forms and cuts chunky little morsels with deep sauce-cupping ridges. You choose the thickness, up to 1.365 inches, of each piece.

The process can be a little painstaking. You must roll and cut your strips before feeding them through the machine. Perhaps a simple roller, such as the Marcato Design Atlas 150 Machine, would serve to make the process a little easier. When you crank the handle at a steady pace, you can produce dozens of uniform pieces.

The machine boasts a durable non-stick coating. A bath of warm, soapy water is all you need to combat stuck-on residue. It has a built-in clamp that can be installed directly on the edge of most counters and tables. Plus, it has slip-resistant rubber feet. Y

ou never have to worry about this machine moving around while you work. You will be all the more informed because of these essential design features.

Pros

  • Forms and cuts authentic Italian cavatelli
  • Built-in clamp attaches to counter or tabletop
  • Made from non-stick cast aluminum
  • Has deep sauce-holding ridges
  • Easy to hand wash in warm, soapy water

Cons

  • Only makes one specific type

9. Weston Traditional Maker

This gorgeous, heavy-duty stainless steel kitchen appliance has delectable Tuscan-red accents. You can use it to make sheets of pasta, spaghetti, or fettuccine. The adjustable roller has seven optional thickness settings. It also comes with a C-clamp and rubber feet that keep it from slipping around on your countertop.

The double-headed fettuccine/spaghetti die has seven thickness settings. The dies are super sharp. They produce clean, uniform cuts every time. Keep your machine running smoothly by avoiding soap and water. The stainless steel elements are built to last a lifetime, but they will rust if they are not maintained correctly.

Pros

  • Available in chrome and red
  • Seven thickness settings
  • Cuts and shapes pasta sheets
  • Includes c-clamp for attaching to countertop
  • Traditional pasta maker

Cons

  • Pasta cutter is not always efficient

10. Ovente Stainless Steel Pasta-Making Attachment

Ovente Maker is one of our favorite PA515 Series 150-mm Maker add-ons. The two-wheel stainless steel attachment connects directly to this machine. It slides onto the metal holders on the backside of the pasta maker.

Use the hand crank to churn out 4-millimeter pieces of linguine or 45-millimeter sheets of lasagne. When you are finished, use a brush or wood rod to remove any leftover pieces of dough. The Ovente attachment is covered by a 1-year warranty.

Pros

  • Made from high-quality stainless steel
  • Easy to install
  • Makes linguine and/or lasagne
  • Easy to clean without water
  • Covered by a 1-year warranty

Cons

  • Compatible with Ovente PA515 Series 150mm Makers ONLY

FAQs

How do I clean my pasta maker?
Cleaning instructions vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. In some cases, machines cannot be washed with soap and water. Typically, this is because they boast electrical components or easily corroded metal surfaces. In such cases, you must allow leftover pasta to dry before you brush it off.
Is homemade pasta really worth it?
We do not know any cooks who would propose that store-bought pasta is tastier than the homemade variety. Pasta, which is usually made from semolina flour, water, and eggs, is meant to be made fresh. A quality pasta-making machine will help you achieve restaurant-quality pasta from the comfort of your home.
My pasta is sticky and doesn't hold its form. What am I doing wrong?
Don't expect perfection the first time you use your pasta maker. We promise that yummy homemade pasta is attainable. Sometimes you need to tweak your recipe or add a little extra flour to make uniform pieces.
How do I know that my pasta maker isn't going to sit in my cupboard collecting dust?
We cannot make any promises that you'll use your new pasta maker. We can tell you that homemade pasta makers are real game-changers. Start by finding an excellent pasta recipe. Your memories of that dish should be enough to keep you coming back for more.

Summary

We hope you enjoyed our guide to the top pasta makers. After careful consideration, we’re happy to announce that the Marcato Design Atlas 150 Machine has earned its place as our editor’s top choice.

The Marcata is a powerful hand-crank machine that churns out beautiful ribbons of pasta.

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