Making your own pasta takes a bit of time, but store-bought pasta just can’t match the texture and flavour.
If you aren't ready to invest in a pricey pasta maker, we recommend «Our TBD budget-friendly Pasta Maker» as it packs plenty of value. It's affordable, easy to use, and simple to clean, making it a great entry point for homemade pasta.
Made from stainless steel, this manual machine comes with three roller and blade attachments that let you create flat sheets of pasta in nine different thicknesses, as well as fettuccine and spaghetti. The wooden handle can be removed for easier storage. While the base features pre-drilled holes for clamping it to a work surface, the included clamp doesn’t fit around some countertops and our product tester found the machine a little wobbly during use. Our reviewer, in her tests, found that the fettuccine and linguine cutters produced neatly cut strips, though she noted that some of the strands of spaghetti stuck together.
For cleanup, you’ll need to let any adhered dough dry out before brushing it away.