Got finicky eaters on your hands? Or maybe you would like to expand the scope of your entertainment menu? Look no further, the KPEXTA KitchenAid Pasta Extruder attachment lets you satisfy six different types of pasta lovers at once.
This clever KitchenAid pasta press lets you make spaghetti, fusilli, rigatoni, bucatini, large or small macaroni by simply changing pasta plates. Eyebrows will rise as you serve new pasta dishes and amaze them with your new talents. They’ll think you’ve sneaked off to some Italian culinary school behind their backs!
Measures approximately 5 ½” L x 5” W x 8 ¼” H; weighs 3lbs 4oz.
Want to broaden your Italian pasta repertoire? The KPEXTA KitchenAid pasta extruder set allows you to make tube-shaped pasta (rigatoni, bucatini, small or large macaroni), as well as fusilli. It even includes a spaghetti attachment for you spaghetti lovers!
Attach the pasta press/extruder to the hub of your stand mixer, position your selected plate, and start feeding balls of dough through the hopper, using the combo tool to push dough into the press. Cut the noodles to desired length using the built-in wire cutter, et voila… dinner taken care of!
The Kitchen Aid pasta extruder is made of durable plastic housing. Bits of pasta are fed into the hopper. Driven by the mixer hub, the auger feeds the dough to the pasta press which houses a particular plate to make your selected pasta. Using the pusher, the dough is then forced through the press. The cutter is then used to cut pasta at the desired length.
The storage case houses five plates, while the sixth plate sits in the pasta press. When you’re all done, snap the case onto the pasta press attachment for storage – very neat!
The combo tool is used to take apart the pasta press at the bottom, while its flat end serves for pushing dough into the press. The wrench will likely be needed to loosen the pasta ring after making fresh pasta, and the hook is for removing the auger from the casing.
The pasta ring, auger and combo tool can be washed in the dishwasher, though the other pieces should be hand washed. It’s worth noting that the plates come apart for cleaning using the tip of a knife. The attachment housing should be wiped clean and not immersed in water.
Pros & Cons
Cleaning may present an issue, specially for people with weak hands. As dough gets trapped in the threads, changing plates can become a challenge, though it is much easier to accomplish with clean plates.
A wood pusher would be preferable to plastic.
The majority of users love their KPEXTA KitchenAid pasta press and find that it makes pasta making relatively easy, though some cooks may find that it takes some getting used to.
It could be argued that the KPEXTA is not cheap, but here’s a creative way of justifying the expense: think of it as an adult toy! Plus how can you compare the impression you’ll make when serving home made pasta as opposed to the store bought stuff…
If you want to add fresh tube-shaped pasta to your menu, these KitchenAid pasta extruders will make your life much easier. One attachment, six ways to please different tastes… just think of the kudos you can earn with a little elbow grease.Share This!