Stuff I Use: KitchenAid Pasta Press

Ever since I got my KitchenAid mixer last Christmas, I was hoping and wishing and thinking and praying that someone--anyone--would get me the pasta press attachment. The sucker was expensive, and much as I like gadgets, I wasn't exactly up to affording the thing for no reason. Turned out, my birthday was the perfect reason for my hubby to splurge and get me this totally awesome attachment.

I love making pasta. I make a ton of it because I rarely buy it. You can get my pasta recipe by clicking here . Once you have fallen in love with making pasta, there is no going back. The only thing I missed since I began my own pasta making adventures was the shaped pastas. I am shaped pasta kind of gal, what can I say? I just dig it... hard. 

So I would buy them. Shame. Shame. 

This pasta press changed all that. Truly. It's a thing of wonder. 


So you take your pasta dough...which you got from my recipe here  and then you make into balls. 


They should be approximately the size of walnuts...big walnuts. 


Let's talk attachments. Because some of my KitchenAid mixer attachments are harder than others to figure out. The pasta press attachment was less complicated and I appreciated that. 


So you feed the walnut sized dough balls into the feed at the top. Once you turn it on, it takes just a couple minutes for the pasta to come out, but once it does, the pace is manageable. I used mine of a moderate speed of 6... I wouldn't push it too hard. Slow and steady wins the race right?! 

But on a serious note, doesn't this picture of the stove and the pasta press sort of look like a smiling face? 



The first pasta I had to make? Bucatini of course! Why? Because you can't get in stores around here! 


And the pasta cutter, you will be happy to know, works quite well. I discovered this when I accidentally turned on the machine without pulling it back, and then I pulled it back and got these little hollow noodle nubs. Then it dawned on me: you could totally make dintalini with this attachment! Minnestrone, here we come! 


Note how awesome bucatini is... 'cause it's all hollow and stuff, and I love that. 


Marvel at my drying pasta! 
I always make the pasta and just let it dry until I am ready to throw it in the pot. It's convenient. 


And yes, in case you were wondering, I made my drying rack of two wooden spoons and two cereal boxes. 

Overall, I really love my pasta press. It's easy to operate, mostly easy to clean (well, those little pasta holes gave me a bit of trouble, but I used a kabob skewer and we worked it out), and the product it produces is AWESOME! Even though it is a pricey attachment, if you make a lot of pasta (or aspire to make a lot of pasta and think you will actually follow through) then it's a great buy. For the gadget guru in you, this will be a great fit! 





108 comments:

  1. so glad I found this! I have a question though about the pasta press. I have used mine 3-4 times, and I am not happy with the dough I've used. I am not excited about how it extrudes, and tends to stick to itself as it comes out of the press. Any suggestions?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have the same issue I've used our normal dough recipe but I noticed the recipe that came with the press is different

      Delete
    2. Only add as much water as is necessary to bring the dough together, typically only 1 or 2 tablespoons per cup of flour (if that). While you can get away with a wetter dough for rolled pasta, you cannot with extruded pasta. It will just all stick together, as you've seen.

      You also can set up a small fan to dry the pasta a little as it's coming out of the press.

      Some of the sticking happens if the press (and the pasta) heats up. That heated pasta is stickier (especially on the ends when cutting it). Turning the speed down for a little while also helps, there.

      Delete
  2. Love the name Bossy Italian wife! I am one too!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Is it possible to make "pasta" out of things like zucchini? We try to reduce our grains, but want to be able to make different pastas using vegetables.

    ReplyDelete
  4. How did you get the bucatini to NOT stick together immediately after cutting it? We tried this and they all clumped together and we couldn't get them apart.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. SubZero, Viking Ice Maker Repair Northridge

    ReplyDelete
  6. We have sell some products of different custom boxes.it is very useful and very low price please visits this site thanks and please share this post with your friends. SubZero, Viking Refrigerator Repair Moorpark

    ReplyDelete
  7. This was a really great contest and hopefully I can attend the next one. It was alot of fun and I really enjoyed myself.. Dacor, Viking, Wolf, KitchenAid, Ovens Repair in VENTURA

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. buy cheap instagram likes instantly

    ReplyDelete
  9. Additional nutrients are a major advantage when juicing with this juicer. Best cold press juicer

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks to my father who shared with me concerning this website, this web site is truly amazing.

    Here is my web site - 풀싸롱

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hello there, simply turned into aware of your weblog thru Google, and found that it is really informative. I am going to be careful for Brussels. I will appreciate for those who continue this in future. Many people will likely be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

    무료야설
    대딸방
    횟수 무제한 출장
    마사지
    카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  12. Interesting post. I Have Been wondering about this issue, so thanks for posting. Pretty cool post. It’s really very nice and Useful post 메이저사이트

    ReplyDelete
  13. I do trust all of the concepts you have presented to your post.
    They’re very convincing and can certainly work.
    경마
    온라인경마

    ReplyDelete
  14. I like the valuable information you provide
    in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently. 카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  15. Valuable info. Lucky me I found your website by accident. I bookmarked it. 토토

    ReplyDelete
  16. I finally found great post here. Thanks for the information. Please keep sharing more articles.
    온라인카지노

    ReplyDelete
  17. This was an extremely nice post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to generate a top notch article.
    스포츠토토

    ReplyDelete
  18. This is really helpful post and very informative there is no doubt about it.
    카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  19. I must appreciate the blogger. This is the most useful blog for everyone.Thanks for sharing. 토토사이트


    ReplyDelete
  20. This website and I conceive this internet site is really informative ! Keep on putting up! 경마사이트

    ReplyDelete
  21. This article is an appealing wealth of informative data that is interesting and well-written. I commend your hard work on this and thank you for this information. 릴게임

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is the right site for everyone who would like to find out about this topic. 온라인바둑이

    ReplyDelete
  23. Incredible post I should state and much obliged for the data. Instruction is unquestionably a sticky subject. Be that as it may, is still among the main themes of our opportunity. I value your post and anticipate more. 메이저저사이트

    ReplyDelete
  24. Looking at this article, I miss the time when I didn't wear a mask. 카지노게임사이트 Hopefully this corona will end soon. My blog is a blog that mainly posts pictures of daily life before Corona and landscapes at that time. If you want to remember that time again, please visit us.

    ReplyDelete
  25. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value. Im glad to have found this post as its such an interesting one! I am always on the lookout for quality posts and articles so i suppose im lucky to have found this! I hope you will be adding more in the future. 토토사이트추천

    ReplyDelete
  26. I’m thinking some of my readers might find a bit of this interesting. Do you mind if I post a clip from this and link back? Thanks 사설토토

    ReplyDelete
  27. It is my first visit to your blog, and I am very impressed with the articles that you serve. Give adequate knowledge for me. Thank you for sharing useful material. I will be back for the more great post. 먹튀검증사이트 But by chance looking at your post solved my problem! I will leave my blog, so when would you like to visit it?!
    sdzggh

    ReplyDelete
  28. Those who decide to go on holiday to Vietnam need to take care of applying for an Vietnam E Visa, which you can apply at evisaVietnam Online Easily and Quickly. Vietnam Visa Online provides Vietnam Visa in the fastest processing time. Apply Vietnam Visa with us and get your visa via mail as the process is online and safe to access. vietnam visa online

    ReplyDelete
  29. I'm so happy to finally find a post with what I want. You have inspired me a lot. If you are satisfied, please visit my website and leave your feedback. ambslot

    ReplyDelete
  30. Online slots will also come with online slots game camps that are available in almost every camp in the world, whether it is slotxo, pgslot, joker123 and other slot games. which is famous in the story of slot games I brought it for you to use. in placing more bets pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  31. The little boy asked his father to buy him a piggy bank. That night when he returned home He immediately put the first coin into the jar. But something astonishing happened when the next day the coin he dropped had spontaneously multiplied two. And as the days go by, the coins in สล็อต

    ReplyDelete
  32. PG SLOT online games have many interesting slots games from the camp. Online slots games are always updated. It is a game that makes money often. and play the most There are more than 10 online slots games available today, with a large number of popular game camps right now. Each camp has its own unique and distinctive features. Slotxo

    ReplyDelete
  33. the most convenient because with the method of applying through the automatic system And there is a fast deposit with an automatic system. the most convenient because with the method of applying through the automatic system And there is a fast deposit with an automatic system. บาคาร่า

    ReplyDelete
  34. A new and hot new slot game from superslot camps like Plants vs Dinos that comes with cute themes and characters that may appeal to slot game players quite a bit. From testing this online slot game 100 times, it was found that the chances of players getting a Free Spin bonus dropped 2-3 times, but it may seem small, but the rewards and bonuses received are worth it. If a player wants to invest in an award-winning slot game, Plants vs Dinos from superslot is a good choice as well. superslot

    ReplyDelete
  35. Which here asks if it's good It's not always good to adjust the style in the new slotxo game because today this casino will focus on pleasing the players more than before. บาคาร่า ออนไลน์

    ReplyDelete
  36. Hello. excellent job. I did not anticipate this. This is a great story. Thanks! รายการทีวี

    ReplyDelete
  37. Thanks for sharing this amazing post. ambslot

    ReplyDelete
  38. For example, slot games like Roma slots, slot games that earn the most money for players. Because in this slot game there is a format to present. สล็อต

    ReplyDelete
  39. Spins Played by admin You can choose to use it according to your needs. free unlimited pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  40. Study how to play the basics, it will allow you to learn the different parts already. Making money will not be difficult again. superslot

    ReplyDelete
  41. from the hottest dealers of all famous brands ready to serve everyone to have fun always excited ambbet

    ReplyDelete
  42. เป็นแบรนด์รวมค่ายเกมส์สล็อต betflixauto ชั้นนำของทั่วประเทศมารวมกัน พร้อมระบบการเล่น เกมค่าย betflix789 ทำงานด้วยระบบออโต้ ได้พัฒนาอย่างต่อเนื่อง เพื่อความรวดเร็ว

    ReplyDelete
  43. online gambling games have come into our lives more and more, allowing us to be able to access betting pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  44. Free credit is another important technique for playing online slots games. But that you can win at online slots games. สล็อตออนไลน์

    ReplyDelete
  45. People who have little capital or can't handle the risks. So if you find I myself was one of those people. and want to start making profit บาคาร่าออนไลน์

    ReplyDelete
  46. Place bets per round of 100, if losing the next round, place 200, and if yes, return to place 100 times the same. สมัครสมาชิกสล็อต pg

    ReplyDelete
  47. You choose to play with the game camp can make money playing for you. It will help you then. joker123

    ReplyDelete
  48. Over 100 games to try for free, including all the famous games, whether old or new, they have it all. pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  49. Plenty to increase your betting odds get close to the bonus and grab the jackpot sexybacarat

    ReplyDelete
  50. It has evolved in terms of the most advanced technology, which is why many players seek it. pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  51. egin the spine twist by sitting on the floor with both legs straight out in front of you. Keeping the spine straight, bend the left leg placing the le superslot

    ReplyDelete
  52. we are service provider Application makes playing your online games easier and more convenient. pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  53. only that we will know how to lead each play of this game. Let's modify to play differently or make the system aware of our new play or not pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  54. Online slots games on mobile phones, top up, withdraw via automatic system, deposit-withdraw in 5 seconds only. pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  55. I must say that this game camp It is a new game camp that is unique because it includes every brand สมัครสมาชิกสล็อต pg

    ReplyDelete
  56. gambling games easily Just one click and you're ready. play online gambling with various items pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  57. And for free credit without deposit, win big slot has many ways to claim freecredit. สมัครสมาชิกสล็อต pg

    ReplyDelete
  58. and become a member with us It's not difficult anymore Therefore, you can be 100 percent confident that you have decided to apply for membership. There is absolutely no disappointment pgslot เว็บตรง

    ReplyDelete
  59. this game It is a game that creates exciting, fun, exciting because the interesting thing in this game It is a game that creates exciting, fun, exciting because the interesting thing in สมัครสมาชิกสล็อต pg

    ReplyDelete
  60. Money into your account to play online slots games from our website PG99 more easily. where players do not have to struggle to deposit at the bank and wait for a waste of time Just ambbet

    ReplyDelete
  61. out on a treasure hunt in the cave that Medusa was guarding Come and help Perseus One of the heroes of Greek mythology jili slot

    ReplyDelete
  62. Slot XO is not as difficult to play as you think.
    Slot XO online slots is a special service. pgslot เว็บตรง

    ReplyDelete
  63. Slots, online games, slots on mobile, top-up-withdraw via automatic system
    24 hours service, 100% safe and secure. pgslot เว็บตรง

    ReplyDelete
  64. Hundreds because it doesn't go through any broker, so if you want a crowned bonus You should look for a direct betting website first. pgslot เว็บตรง

    ReplyDelete
  65. Hello Chan Social, the day I have a gambling website to tell me that this website is giving away for real. playable, withdrawable There are many promotions. for everyone to choose to play pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  66. It can be called a pro that we have organized. to welcome new members to come in and try to bet superslot

    ReplyDelete
  67. development since offline which can make bets through the game cabinet And has been very popular until today. ข่าวบอลวันนี้

    ReplyDelete
  68. Another great betting camp with content and stories that follow the game's appeal. From the Joker Slots camp, that's putting forward stories about those. pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  69. You can come in, fill out the information and receive free credits. with promotion of new members and also have activities to the player Join in the fun throughout the month as well. pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  70. The plan to play is to calculate the stakes that the player has. The chances of winning the game are equal. pgslot เว็บตรง

    ReplyDelete
  71. Free credit is another important technique for playing online slots games. But that you can win at online slots games. สล็อต

    ReplyDelete
  72. number of lines and a maximum of 15 lines, and when the wild lion symbol acts as a multiplier. will be paid as usual only And the winning pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  73. On the PGSLOT website, there are articles that regularly provide knowledge and knowledge to all slot players pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  74. from, with each game being different. A game that is realistic, fun, enjoyable, beautiful graphics. pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  75. It s a very useful page. Thank you. a7cea4d42ffbe4f366b2f38a575f73f1
    samsun
    ulubey
    karacasu
    aralik
    yenisarbademli
    iznik
    tomarza
    kayseri
    ayvacik

    ReplyDelete
  76. To create peace of mind for yourself, so we recommend that you try to find information before signing up. สล็อต

    ReplyDelete
  77. The camp is considered Massively Multiplayer Slot Game Sites Over 10,000 Players and Growing Trends pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  78. Congratulations on your article, it was very helpful and successful. 97e51f675b2eaf99acb61fbb8343ee9a
    numara onay
    website kurma
    sms onay

    ReplyDelete
  79. stalwart body He came to be the first of this Rome. and defeat the evil Hydra the ถ่ายทอดสดบอลวันนี้

    ReplyDelete
  80. PG that should not be missed Slot Roma Plus The story of a powerful young man gladiator. accompanying ผลบอลสด

    ReplyDelete
  81. Thank you for your explanation, very good content. 6f6e80f7c73a919592410fbdabe298c1
    altın dedektörü

    ReplyDelete
  82. Done paying immediately. No need to waste time waiting to withdraw for days anymore. Easy to withdraw by yourself Through the automatic system, it only takes 30 seconds. pgslot เว็บตรง

    ReplyDelete
  83. that bettors will have to wow With an automatic deposit-withdrawal service system for everyone pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  84. get to know each other more both in the service of the camp including interesting casino game services If you're ready, let's go see it together. AMBKING

    ReplyDelete
  85. requires experience be number one Even if it's not difficult to grab a hundred thousand, there are people who earn it. A lot of money has come AMBKING

    ReplyDelete
  86. Beautiful, realistic images, exciting sound effects, exciting, more inviting to play and enjoy. pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  87. Slot xo, deposit withdraw, no minimum, withdraw 24 hours, no block, easy to break, no stumble AMBKING

    ReplyDelete
  88. Slots, online games, mobile slots, top-up-withdrawals via automatic system, 24 hours service, 100% stable and safe สล็อต

    ReplyDelete
  89. MAHJONG WAY2 is a very special planet with its own orbit, hidden inside is a precious gem. pgslot

    ReplyDelete