Philips Pasta Maker Review
I bought my Philips Pasta Maker during Takalot‘s big sale in July. Because I ordered it with items that had a delayed shipping time, it took a while to arrive.
I was home sick on the morning when my Philips Pasta Maker was delivered. I really wasn’t feeling great but went to the kitchen to supervise. The Pasta Maker came securely packaged in a colourful branded box.
What’s in the box?
We immediately unpacked the box and checked all the parts. The Pasta Maker came with 4 dies. One each for Spaghetti, Macaroni, Fettucini and pasta sheets. It also came with with two measuring jugs. One for dry ingredients and one for wet ingredients. Both jugs are marked, but the manual suggests that one actually weigh the ingredients to ensure accurate measurements. Apparently using the correct ratios on dry vs wet ingredients are very important to get good results. Last but not least is the scraper/cleaner as well as a cleaning brush.
Taking apart and reassembling your Pasta Maker
We took it apart as per the included instructions and the kids washed all the parts ready for their maiden voyage. While they were busy I studied the manuals that came with the pasta maker. I’m a “read the manual” type of person 🙂 My trusty helpers quickly dried all the parts and we assembled the Pasta Maker again.
Assembling the Pasta Maker the 1st time was a bit tricky. You have to hold onto the mixer inside the “mixing bowl” while inserting the bar through it and into the “rotator”.
What did we make?
Our first choice to experiment with was Spaghetti. We used the wheat pasta recipe from the Philips recipe book. Depending on the type of flour, you have a choice of using just flour and water, or using flower, egg & water. Substituting the liquid in the recipe for some vegetable juice adds a fun twist in terms of colour and flavour.
About 7 minutes after we started up the Pasta maker the first spaghetti started forming. My kids were extremely excited to take turns cutting the spaghetti from the die.
The spaghetti we made with the Philips Pasta Maker tasted very similar to store bought dry spaghetti. In fact, hubby said if he didn’t know we made it, he would have thought it was the normal pasta we eat.
Would I recommend buying the Philips Pasta Maker?
If your family likes having pasta, then YES definitely! Obviously if you don’t like pasta, there are better things to spend your money on.
For my family this was definitely a worth while purchase.
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