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Very Good Machine, It Works Well.
on 11 March 2016
Promptly delivered and well packaged with tracking information, thank you. The pasta machine is heavy and well made. Mine arrived yesterday (Wednesday) and I decided today was the day to try it out. I followed a recipe via the BBC Good Food website with a video with tips as to how to roll out the dough you make. It's worth a look, I found it helpful. I decided to make ravioli even though I've never made pasta before, it was straightforward to make. I made my dough in my food processor and as my dough felt a little sticky I added a little more flour, big mistake! My lovely ball of dough crumbled into lots of little lumps! I added a drop of water and kneaded it by hand for a minute, fortunately the ball came back and I wrapped it in cling film and let it rest for an hour in the fridge. After I took out my dough, flattened it with my hands, cut it in two, wrapping up the piece I wasn't working with to keep it from drying out, and got my pasta machine ready. It's important to start at the widest roller setting 7 then work down, use a little flour on the rollers to keep the dough from stick here and there. I found I enjoyed this process. I followed the instructions from the booklet with my machine for ravioli and rolled out my dough as per the instructions. The ravioli attachment is easy to use and very satisfying to see little uniform filled pockets appear underneath as I rolled the pasta sheet through. I used my left over trimmings to make tagliatelle pasta and 'angel hair' fine noodle with one of the cutting attachments, this was easy to use. The pasta was great, my son and husband loved it, as did I. It needs a bit of prep but once you know what you're doing it really is easy, I shall continue to try different recipes, Cleaning was straightforward too, I used a new narrow paint brush, turning the rollers to clean, but they all looked pretty good anyway. Another reviewer stressed the importance of getting the pasta dough right, I agree, it mustn't be too sticky. I am very impressed with this pasta machine and can happily reccomend it.