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Rated 5 out of 5
by YvettesGirl Easy to Use with Spectacular Results
We followed a recipe given to us at Williams & Sonoma where we bought the 3-piece pasta roller & cutter set. The attachments were easy to install on our Kitchen Aid Pro 600 mixer, and with a little practice, we set about making 2-1/2 pounds of fettucine on our first try! Rave reviews by all six people at dinner. I even added some of the leftover noodles to my homemade chicken soup - it added just the right amount of bulk without weighing down the soup.
Don't give up if the dough crackles up a bit on the first try through the roller. Just knead it a little, make it a bit smaller, and send it through on the #1 setting until it stays together. Then fold it in half, move the notch up by one, and send it through again. Continue until you reach the thickness you want. For us, #4 was perfect. I highly recommend these attachments to complete your Kitchen Aid experience!
September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rparrny Great for pasta lovers!
I learned how to make pasta on the old fashioned Atlas that you clamp to the kitchen table and hand crank. The pasta was great but what a pain to have only one hand to deal with the dough and one hand to crank. This unit looks and acts exactly like the Atlas but no hand cranking leaves two hands free to handle the dough!
A tip for new users, a good dough will seem dry to you...if it holds together when you grab a fistful, it's fine. Dough that is too moist will be a horror to roll out. Don't bother kneading the dough, let the number one roller do it for you. Your first pass through will look like a nightmare...cracked and falling apart...that's fine, just fold what you have in half as best you can and pass it through again...and again...and again until the gluten forms and you will see a change in the dough to a smooth consistency and an intact sheet, then move on to the next level which will nearly double the length of your sheet...after your dough is good at level one, only one pass through each of the remaining levels. Level 3 is good for ravioli, the higher the level, the thinner and more fragile the dough and the longer the sheet. When the sheets get too long I just cut them in half and cover the half I'm not rolling with a damp paper towel. Once the sheets are at the desired thinness, before you pass it through the pasta cutter (spagetti or whatever) I find lightly sprinkling with flour can help prevent sticking.
December 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by chlyab Us italians love pasta, this is perfect!
I couldn't wait to get my hands on this attachment set and the ravioli set! My first pasta i made with this set was spinach fettuccine. I can't believe how easy it was to use and perfect on the first try! The pasta turned out fantastic, as i expected and placed it into little nests to store! not only did they look great and taste great, they were a HUGE hit in the house. I haven't tried the ravioli make yet as i just got it for Christmas, but i expect it to taste as well as the pasta.I can't wait to try it but having a hard time finding the semalina flour.. I know our coop has it in bulk but its a distance away. I expected the first time to be a disaster and had help on standby, i didn't need any and did it all on my own! Amazing! Cant wait to make more and experiment with different ingredients. Truly a delightful time! Ever since i got my very own artisan mixer, I've ditched all my other appliances and replaced with KitchenAid. Great customer service, too! My rollers were delivered damaged and they replaced them no problem. Highly recommend.
January 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ladkins11 I loved it until use #3
I absolutely loved this product until I used it for the third time, then the roller bent and now it makes holes in the dough and I can't use any if the attachments I just bought. I did everything the way I should have, no reason for it to have happened. I've read similar reviews. Makes me sad. I really l really loved having these attachments.
March 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CheGreg Super easy to use
This set works exactly as advertised. Each unit quickly plugs right into my stand mixer. The first use, I played with them for a couple hours making fettuccine and spaghetti noodles. The mixer ran continuously without fail. Clean up is easy as well, simply brush off the bits of dough with the brush.
March 15, 2014