Some people love having a lot of different kitchen appliances. Having a individual manual or electric pasta maker is a good choice for these people. However, some people prefer having just one central machine to do most of the work in the kitchen. If you are one of these people, chances are that you are a proud owner of a KitchenAid stand mixer.
KitchenAid has a special place in my heart, especially since they have multiple attachments available to make fresh homemade pasta. And the best part is, they take most of the hard work out of your hands. The KitchenAid Pasta Roller attachments have been put to the test, and the quality is as high as you can expect from KitchenAid.
The perfect attachment for your KitchenAid
The KitchenAid Pasta Roller and Cutter Set features the KitchenAid pasta roller attachment, as well as the spaghetti and fettuccini attachments. These three attachments allow you to make your own homemade spaghetti, fettuccine and lasagna. With the right mindset and a few simple tools, you will be able to make a lot more types of pasta by hand as well.
Since KitchenAid stand mixers are fully motorised, you don't have to do any of the hard work. No need to manually roll and cut the pasta by hand, the machine will do the job in a steady pace.
Lasagna roller, spaghetti & fettuccine cutter by KitchenAid
You can use the pasta roller attachment to make perfectly flat pasta sheets that can be used for lasagna and all other sorts of pasta such as ravioli. At FabulousPasta we have a dedicated a part of this website to show you how to make the best use of your pasta maker, and learn how to make almost unlimited varieties of pasta with just using the lasagna attachment.
This KitchenAid set does not only come with a pasta roller attachment to make pasta sheets, but also with a fettuccine and a spaghetti attachment. These two individual attachments will make it easier than ever to create both spaghetti and fettuccine. All you have to do is use the flat sheet of pasta and take it through the fettuccine or spaghetti cutter. The result? Either beautiful spaghetti or fettuccine, that's up to you!
All three of these KitchenAid pasta attachments are made of stainless-steel, making them both sturdy and shiny. Of course, this means that the attachments will look good on the stand mixer itself. More importantly however, you don't have to worry about having to replace them anytime soon.
I like to take proper care of my appliances, including my stand mixer. If you are like me, you are in luck: this set comes with a cleaning brush, making it easy to clean all the flour off the attachments. Never use water to clean your pasta maker, and the same goes for these KitchenAid attachments. This will ruin the attachments. All you have to do is brush off the remaining flour and dough remnants, no need to use a dampened cloth.
What did we like about the KitchenAid Pasta Attachment Set
With the KitchenAid attachment it is very easy to make homemade pasta. It requires little to no strength to use the attachments, as the stand mixer motorises the process. This brings me to the second pro of this pasta set: you can use both hands freely to make the pasta. No need to crank a handle or push buttons, this is the perfect machine for starters and experienced cooks. You can focus on the pasta while the pasta maker attachment does the hard work.
Easy to switch the attachments
As with all pasta machines, both manual and electric, you have to switch the attachments during the pasta making process. KitchenAid makes the switching of the attachments very easy. You aren't wasting any time while preparing the pasta. The simple click-and-attach system makes it a stroll through the park to switch the attachments while making pasta with the KitchenAid.
Perfect cutting and rolling speed
One of the major features of any electric pasta maker is that you don't have to use a crank. However, this also means that you can't control the speed that the pasta get cut and rolled. Many cheap pasta makers have a speed that is either very slow or way too fast to comfortably take care of the pasta. The KitchenAid has perfected the speed: no stressing because of how fast the pasta gets through, and no falling asleep because it's too slow.
Little weight, little space
I'm not a fan of having a very crowded kitchen, and it seems that KitchenAid understands this part of me. The pasta attachments don't weigh a lot and don't take up much space. The three attachments weigh a total of only 7 pounds, which isn't a whole lot compared to the more bulky pasta makers such as the Philips. You can easily take them with you to a friends house if they also own a KitchenAid. While we're on this topic, the attachments are compatible with any of their stand mixers produced after 1990.
The KitchenAid attachments look great and are made from high quality materials. With proper care they will last you decades, as there are very little things that can go wrong with the inner mechanisms.
What did we dislike
While the price is great if you are shopping for an electric pasta maker, the price is quite high in comparison to manual machines that do the same job. That being said, you are buying an electric pasta maker and not a manual one. If you already own a KitchenAid Stand Mixer and have to choose between either a standalone electric pasta maker or these attachments, the attachments are the best buy.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer is necessary
Personally I love taking my smaller Marcato Atlas pasta machine with me to make pasta at friends or family. The downside of proprietary attachments is that you can only use them on the brand machines themselves. I can't use these attachments at friends who don't own a KitchenAid.
Having said that, I think anyone who is contemplating getting these attachments should be aware that they do need a stand mixer from KitchenAid to be able to use these pasta maker attachments. If you own one, these are a great pick. If you don't, they are basically useless without a stand mixer from KitchenAid.
Final verdict of the KitchenAid Pasta Maker Review
The KitchenAid attachments aren't very traditional when compared to other electric pasta makers. If comparison to other top brand pasta rollers we can conclude that they are of the same quality as higher priced pasta makers such as the Philips. The KitchenAid did not take away the authentic feeling of making homemade pasta. If you are shopping for an electric pasta maker and you already own a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, choosing these pasta cutter and roller attachments is the obvious choice.
The spaghetti and the various ravioli that we have made using these attachments did not taste less good than they do when they’re made with a traditional pasta maker.
If you have a KitchenAid stand mixer the KitchenAid Pasta Roller & Cutter Set (available on Amazon) is the perfect addition for your kitchen, and a great addition to my collection of KitchenAid attachments. It is available on Amazon in various bundles.