Without a doubt, each and every one of the KitchenAid pasta attachments holds supernatural powers. Don’t believe me? Attach any one of them to the hub of your mixer, make some fresh pasta, and listen carefully to the conversation veering direction:
“…sipping an espresso in Piazza San Marco… la dolce vita… lovely Venitian gondolas… gelato on the trattoria…” It’s a safe bet that they’ve never set foot in Italy, but they can’t help themselves. Your exquisite fresh noodles are imbued with magical powers.
Any of these mixer attachments can work magic to help you create authentic homemade Italian pasta that will transport your guests straight to Italy – pronto! Let’s take a look at each of these little wizards, shall we?
KitchenAid Pasta Roller Attachment (KSMPSA)
The KSMPSA Pasta Roller machine includes:
. pasta roller
. cleaning brush
This pasta roller can also be used in conjunction with the KSMPCA Pasta Cutter (sold separately). It measures approximately 3-1/2″ x 9-3/5″ x 2″; the usual 1-year limited warranty applies.
The Kitchen Aid Pasta Roller features 8 thickness settings, allowing you to create 6-inch sheets of pasta which are the perfect size to feed into either the pasta cutters or ravioli makers (sold separately).
Perfect for rolling fresh pasta dough made from scratch to make thick pappardelle noodles, squares for large ravioli or just roll into long sheets for lasagna. Hand washing is recommended for all KitchenAid pasta attachments.
Note that the KSMPSA replaces the KPSA which is being phased out.
KitchenAid Pasta Cutter Attachment Set (KSMPCA)
The KitchenAid Pasta Cutters attachment includes:
. lasagnette cutter which cuts pasta sheets into wide ribbon noodles
. capellini cutter which cuts pasta sheets into thin angel hair noodles
. cleaning brush
These pasta cutters complement the KSMPSA pasta dough roller (sold separately). For lovers of angel hair or egg noodles, the KSMPCA pasta cutters companion set is the perfect attachment. Think of the marvelous dishes you can create with the help of this pasta attachment.
The KSMPCA replaces the KPCA which is discontinued.
KitchenAid Pasta Roller and Cutter Set (KSMPRA)
Included with this roller cutter set are:
. pasta sheet roller
. fettucine cutter
. spaghetti cutter
. cleaning brush
Flat noodle enthusiasts will appreciate the 8 thickness settings of the adjustable pasta sheet roller. Use the Spaghetti Cutter to cut your 6-inch sheets of pasta into classic spaghetti noodles or the Fettucine Cutter if you prefer wider noodles.
This Pasta Roller and Cutter attachment set easily lets you cut in half the time it takes to make fresh pasta. But you have to decide whether you make thin linguini or thick egg noodles – or maybe fettucine, lasagne noodles, angel hair pasta, tagliatelle, spaghetti…!
Note that the KSMPRA replaces the KitchenAid KPRA pasta roller attachment set which is discontinued.
KSMPEXTA KitchenAid Pasta Press Attachment
This gourmet KitchenAid pasta extruder includes:
. pasta press
. dough pusher
. 6 interchangeable discs for spaghetti, rigatoni, fusilli, bucatini, large macaroni, small macaroni
. storage case for pasta plates
. stainless steel cleaning tool
For added variety, the KSMPEXTA KitchenAid gourmet pasta press attachment lets you make tube-shaped noodles such as bucatini, rigatoni, macaroni (large or small), as well as spaghetti and fusilli. Find out if the KitchenAid Pasta Press is right for you.
It replaces the KPEXTA which is being phased out. One caveat: the KPEXTA used to have a separate storage case. Not so with this new attachment: the package box it comes in actually constitutes its storage case, which has left some customers baffled. Not a big deal, but something you should be aware of.
KitchenAid Ravioli Maker Attachment (KRAV)
. wide roller ravioli maker
. specially designed filling scoop
. cleaning brush
This KitchenAid ravioli attachment works hand in hand with the KSMPSA Kitchen Aid mixer pasta roller if you want to expedite dough rolling.
Feed your 6” wide pasta sheets into the ravioli press, use the scoop to add your filling into the hopper, and this little pasta maker will pinch and seal the pasta to produce three rows of large pocket ravioli.
Use the KRAV to make your choice of meat-, cheese- or vegetable-filled ravioli and round up your selection of fresh homemade pasta dishes. Read all about the KRAV KitchenAid Ravioli Maker Attachment here and watch it work its magic.
KitchenAid Pasta Excellence Set (KPEX)
Three attachment sets (see below) combine to form the KPEX:
. KSMPRA Pasta Sheet Roller and Cutter Set;
. KSMPCA Pasta Cutter Companion Set;
. KRAV Ravioli Maker.
For noodle fanatics, the KPEX represents endless possibilities as it is the most versatile of all KitchenAid pasta attachments. This set enables you to create a cornucopia of fresh homemade pasta to satisfy everyone’s appetite: spaghetti, fettuccini, lasagna, angel hair pasta, thick egg noodles, and even ravioli. Read our full review of the KitchenAid Pasta Excellence attachment set.
Note that the KPEX has been discontinued though it is still available at Amazon.
De-Stress with KitchenAid Pasta Attachments
No more hand kneading, rolling and cutting! That’s what KitchenAid pasta attachments are here for.
Just secure any of the above attachments into the hub of your stand mixer whether Classic, Artisan or Professional, and you’re good to go! The motor of that powerful mixer goes to work, and your hands are freed to guide the pasta – pure genius!
And don’t forget, you can easily make an extra batch of dough and freeze some of your masterpieces for later. KitchenAid pasta attachments can cut by half the time it takes to make fresh pasta by hand. And that really takes the pressure out of entertaining…
You’d like some help outside of making pasta? Things like prepping veggies or fruit, grating cheese, grinding meat, making sausages, breadcrumbs, baby food, apple sauce, salsa, maybe some fresh ice cream – and what about those lovely spirally salads?
Just take a look at all the KitchenAid mixer attachments waiting to assist and prepare to be amazed!