I am looking to purchase a pasta rolling machine to roll out fondant. Wanted to know which is best and thoughts on a roller. Should I buy the attachment for the kitchen aid or is a separate one better?
I prefer a seperate one because I can take it with me when my friends and I get together to play!
I have one for my KA. LOVE IT!!! Got it from Boscov.com for 59.99. http://www.boscovs.com/StoreFrontWeb/Product.bos?itemNumber=39342
I was wondering the same thing about the KA attachment? Wondering if it would be wide enough to make it worth your money??
The KA attachment is only about 6" wide...so it is only good for accents. Still...to me, not having to hand crank a roller is a plus for me. If with the few accents I do, it is worth it to me.
Thanks! So how wide are the separate ones? So is it difficult to roll out while the attachment is on the mixer? I dont know if that makes sense!
I think the separate ones are narrow too. They were designed for lasagna. On my KA attachment, I have to roll it out first a little. Even at the widest setting, you can't just put in a thick piece of fondant. I usually pass it through 2 times.
Yes, the separate ones are narrow too. These are pasta machines, not fondant sheeters.
I like to keep things separate, though. If your machine breaks, you still have a pasta roller. Sometimes people have problems with attachments too breaking your mixer. They could also be noisy...and you can't take them with you!
I meant to say that my KA is also separate. I put it on and off as needed. I was thinking "separate" as the table top ones that are hand cranked. Didn't mean to confuse.