Pasta Machine

Decorating By lapazlady Updated 6 Feb 2010 , 12:57pm by lapazlady

lapazlady Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 12:19pm
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I'm seriously considering purchasing a pasta machine (manual) for fondant. What brands do you recommend? TIA

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jayne1873 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 2:10pm
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Ooo I was thinking exactly the same so shall look forward to reponses.

peg818 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 8:51pm
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I have an atlas, bought the manual machine, then added the motor later when i had the money.

greengyrl26 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 9:04pm
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I had the manual one from Hobby was a clay roller. Hated it, but a lot of others on here swear by it. If you have a Kitchen Aid...I HIGHLY recommend just spending the $60 or so and buying the pasta attachment. It's wonderful!

forthwife Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 9:12pm
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I too bought the cheapie on from Michaels, TOTALLY regretted it. I ended up buying the Kitchenaid pasta roller and adore it. Save yourself the initial waste of cash and buy the KA.

tiggy2 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 9:23pm
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I also had the glay one from Michaels and hated it. DH got me the one for my KA and I LOVE it. So much easier then trying to turn a handle and maipulate the fondant.

AngelaM Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 9:32pm
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I also had a manual roller and hated it. Didn't work well enough to use. Total waste of money. Just got the Kitchenaid attachment and it's awesome! My advice is if you can't afford the KA right now to just wait until you can. For me buying the manual roller was just throwing money in the garbage.

DLo912 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 9:44pm
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I just looked and you can buy the kitchenaid pasta sheet roller for $61 w/tax and shipping on Not too shabby. I think this gal is going to get one for herself. Woot woot! : )

greengyrl26 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 9:45pm
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Originally Posted by DLo912

I just looked and you can buy the kitchenaid pasta sheet roller for $61 w/tax and shipping on Not too shabby. I think this gal is going to get one for herself. Woot woot! : )

You'll be so glad you did!

Cristi-Tutty Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 9:46pm
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My husband got me for Christmas the KA pasta roller and I love it , I use all the time....agree with everyone here about KA

AverageMom Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 9:51pm
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How big of a piece can you make? I've been looking, and it seems to me that you would only be able to roll out a small rectangle with the KA pasta roller.

tiggy2 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 9:58pm
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Approx. 6" wide and as long as you want (or can handle).

lyndim Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 10:07pm
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Great input, I was thinking of buying a cheap pasta roller, but now I'm definetley going to get the KA attachment! Thanks for saving me the trouble! icon_biggrin.gif

superstar Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 10:15pm
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That is a great price on Amazon, I am going now to take a look. I have the little manual one & have had a lot of use out of it but have wanted one for my KA for a long time, was actually saving up to get one from Maceys (the only shop here that has them) $193.00!!

kentuckyjode Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 10:29pm
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Just bought one 5 seconds ago on Amazon for 59.99 and free shipping!!

MARTIEQZ Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 10:45pm
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I've been thinking about the KA attachment for a while. Previously, when I looked here for input, I thought I came across a post to prep the roller when using it for the first time and to keep it exclusive to fondant. True? Any tips?

anamado Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 11:41pm
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Mine is a manual Atlas ad I ADORE it! I use it all the time!...

auntmamie Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 11:53pm
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Thank you all for just saving me $20 at Michaels on the clay roller!

Now I'll just have to save for the KA attachment.

lapazlady Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 12:57pm
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Thank you all so much for the great feedback. I have a KA, love it, and will buy the pasta roller attachment. I'm excited!

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