Have you ever tasted fresh pasta? It is both delicious and easy to make. With a pasta maker, you can prepare it right at home in your own kitchen.
At Cookinglife, you can find a wide variety of various pasta machines. From famous Italian brands such as Marcato and Imperia, to more budget-friendly options from Blackwell and Westmark, you are sure to impress your guests with any of them. Are you ready to upgrade your pasta game with one of our manual pasta m?
Manual pasta machines
A pasta machine is a stainless steel pasta maker, that lets you roll dough through an adjustable slot. There are various thickness settings to choose from; depending on your setting, you can make pastas such as lasagna sheets, tagliatelle, spaghetti, ravioli, linguine, fettuccine and more! This can all be done with the same ingredients: flour and eggs.
How to make your own fresh pasta?
Here are clear instructions for how it is done with a pasta machine from Cookinglife:
- Mix the ingredients in a bowl and section the pasta dough into two or three separate balls. No kneading is required!
- Roll the dough through the manual machine, using the handle (or hand crank) to roll it to an even thickness.
- Keep adjusting the thickness to get more and more thin sheets of pasta dough.
- The table clamp supplied firmly attaches the maker to the countertop or table you are working on.
- When the dough is rolled to your desired thickness, switch to the cutting slot. Here, the pasta is sliced into the desired thickness. Keep the sliced dough from tangling together in a bowl with some flour.
- When all dough has been rolled and sliced, cook in hot water for a few minutes and it's ready!
Ta-da! You have made your own homemade pasta with very little effort. Pasta making has never been easier - any beginner can do it.
Easy homemade pasta
Depending on the pasta shapes you are working with or the recipe you are following, the next steps are very much up to you. Are you making ravioli? Then you will need an attachment, or ravioli cutter. Are you making lasagne sheets, linguini, spaghetti, tagliatelle, or fettuccine types of pasta? These do not require specific pasta cutters. The pasta maker comes equipped with the correct settings to cut the pasta dough into the appropriate size when you roll it for the final time.
Make delicious fresh pasta
All you need to make pasta is a pasta maker, an even work surface, and the two ingredients in everyone's kitchen cupboard. Everything else is optional! As you get more comfortable with making the pasta, you can buy additional attachments for your pasta maker and start following more advanced pasta recipes.
Best manual pasta maker
Most importantly, the pasta makers are (mostly) all made equal. This means that as you start looking to expand your attachment collection, you do not need to worry about changing your pasta machine for another one. Renowned Italian brands such as Imperia and Marcato offer all the attachments you may need to create perfectly formed ravioli, for example. Attachments are available for the expensive and cheaper models alike.
Marcato Atlas 150
Perhaps the most famous pasta rolling machine is the Marcato Atlas 150. With this genuine Italian pasta maker you can make lasagne sheets, fettuccine, and tagliolini. This list expands, of course, if you opt for more attachments. This machine combines quality and a great price. It is an affordable budget option. With the adjustable knob, choose your pasta thickness from 0.6 mm to 4.8 mm. The roller and cutter are both made of anodized aluminium. The warranty is 5 years. Which colour of Atlas 150 pasta machine is your favourite?
Imperia pasta machines
Imperia has been making functional and stylish manual pasta machines since 1932. The brand hails from Italy, so the Imperia machine can be trusted to do the job. These pasta machines come in a variety of colours, shapes, and functions. The most simple pasta maker is the manual Past-a-Fast edition, with which you can make lasagne, spaghetti, and fettuccine. It comes in several beautiful colours, including copper, red, and chrome-plated stainless steel. Easily adjust the thickness of the pasta with the adjustment dial to get the pasta of your choice. With an Imperia pasta maker from Cookinglife, add restaurant-grade culinary tastes to your dinners!
Imperia pasta machine attachments
If you are feeling more ambitious, check out our various luxe attachment sets as well. The Imperia pasta machine works well with various attachments, which let you do much more than just the usual thicknesses for fettuccine or tagliatelle types. Think of ravioli, gnocchi, or lasagnette, for example.
These sets also come with accessories such as a roller and a pasta cutter. The spaghetti cutter is made of stainless steel with a wooden handle and the pasta roller is made of wood. Like the rolling pin, the included flour scoopers are also made of wood. They are perfect for containing the mess in your kitchen that comes from using flour.
Cleaning a pasta maker
Complete your culinary dreams with an Imperia pasta maker. Made of solid steel, these machines are easy to use and best of all, easy to clean as well! Simply wipe the surfaces with a dry cloth to get rid of the dough scraps and flour remnants. It only takes minutes to have your manual Imperia machine ready for another round of tagliatelle or fettuccine. These sturdy machines will last a lifetime, if taken care of properly. Don't forget to air out the machine properly between uses.
Buy pasta machine
Did you find the best pasta maker for you? At the Cookinglife online store, we tried to make choosing the best product easier. Thanks to our wide selection of items in the pasta & pizza category, you can find robust items available in a variety of dimensions and colours. Enjoy free delivery when you purchase for €99 or more. Discover the world of Italian cuisine and create the most delicious pasta yourself with manual pasta makers!