Best Pasta Makers TechnoBuffalo 2021
Creating homemade pasta is an excellent skill for home cooks to master, and the best pasta makers seek to refine technique. While making the dough isn't rocket science, getting it to the correct consistency, thickness, and shape is a bit of an art. Take a look at our selection — from lasagna to linguine — there's an option to help.
- Best overall: Marcato atlas 150
- Best value: Oxgord pasta maker
- Best for easy cleaning: iSiller 150
- Best design: Elabo Pasta Machine
Best overall: Marcato atlas 150Staff Pick
With a history dating back to the 30s, the Marcato Atlas range has been helping people cook pasta at home since 1965. Straight out of the box, you can use this machine to make lasagna, fettuccine, and taglioni, but what's really exciting is that there are 12 other pasta cutting accessories you can buy to make even more types. The Atlas machine's rollers have a rough surface, which means sauce sticks better to the pasta, making for tastier meals. Unlike rival machines, there are no less than ten different thickness settings, ranging from 0.6 to 4.8 millimeters. The Atlas even comes with a pasta cutter.
Best value: Oxgord pasta maker
This machine can be used as your standard pasta dough roller. With its easy-click adjustable dial, you can select up to nine different thickness measurements. Also, you can make spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine, and angel hair pastas thanks to the three included blade attachments. The easy-crank handle is removable for easier storage options, but if you make your own pasta often, you may be interested to know that this machine has pre-cut holes drilled into the base. That's so that you could mount this machine onto a kitchen work surface, countertop, island, or even kitchen table. This means you'd never have to fuss with a clamp again.
Best for easy cleaning: iSiller 150
This is another option that can both roll out the dough and cut linguine, spaghetti, fettuccine, etc. iSiler's pasta maker has smooth rollers for consistent results with a regulating knob boasting nine settings for different dough thickness from 0.3 to 2.6 millimeters. As well as controlling the thickness, the iSiler's cutter can cut to two different widths -- 2 or 6.6 millimeters. With a design that comes apart and made of food-grade aluminum alloy, the rollers and cutter can be washed under the tap with a gentle detergent for peace of mind in the hygiene department. It boasts a sturdy design with an included table clamp to secure it to worktops. The clamp can be attached to surfaces from 0.39 to 1.77 inches deep.
Best design: Elabo Pasta Machine
The Elabo is a really attractive option that most people would be happy to display on their kitchen counter. It's available in a cheerful yellow finish. It features a built-in clamp option, a solid non-slip base, and a non-slip hand crank. With this pasta machine, you can make fettuccine, as well as flat dough sheets for lasagna, ravioli, cannelloni, tortellini, and anything else you can manipulate into shape. The seven-position dial controls the dough roller, which means you can regulate the thickness of your pasta, as well as choose between two widths.
Pasta la vista
As you can see from our selection above, pasta makers are very much cut from the same mold, but some do boast features and functionality that set them apart from the competition. Much like the attractive Elabo option, that is a really good-looking tool to have on display in your kitchen.
Others, like the iSiler and the OxGord makers, might appeal for their ability to take them apart, so that the rollers and cutters can be adequately cleaned, rather than just wiped down.
Those are all great pasta makers, but our overall recommendation is the Marcato Atlas 150. It's an excellent option that includes 12 different pasta cutting accessories, a rough roller for better tasting pasta, and a whopping ten different thickness settings to choose from. This pick has also been around since the 30s, so you know you can trust it to get the job done.
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