Pasta Machine Help!

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chocaholikk Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 8:47pm
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AHi guys,

Im looking to purchase a pasta machine, how well doea it work with fondant/gumpaste. I was thinking of getting a manual one for the time being or is ir not worth it and go for an electeic one?

Any help appreciated

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rbcakes Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 9:38pm
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AThey are brilliant. Great time saver (for me anyway.) Its great for things like getting thin, even gumpaste for flowers and tappits. I have a manual one, and it's ok, but it can be really hard if you're not just rolling a small piece. You really need one hand to feed it through and one hand to catch it coming out so it doesn't pile up on itself. So unless you have a helper there's no hand left to turn the handle. It's not impossible, but it's tricky. I borrow a kitchenaid pasta roller when possible - it's brilliant. So much easier and waaay faster than my manual one. Just remember to dust the fondant/gumpaste well with powdered sugar or corn starch before you feed it through, or it will stick and have a bumpy surface.

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chocaholikk Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 9:42pm
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AI dont have a kitchen aid I have an andrew james stand mixer its brilliant...I will check to see if it has an attachment thanks for your reply hun xx

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rbcakes Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 9:52pm
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AYou're welcome :)

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Marielijah Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 10:53pm
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I have a KitchenAid with the attachment pasta roller.  Best investment next to my Agbay and The Mat...

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cazza1 Posted 24 Apr 2014 , 2:12am
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One of the best things I ever did was update from a hand rolled pasta maker to an electric one. Soooooo much easier having two hands to control the icing (or pasta) when it is coming out.  And yes, I multitask and still make pasta with it as well, though it does get used for icing more.

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chocaholikk Posted 24 Apr 2014 , 2:26am
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AIm getting an agbay too cant wait!! Woohoo

What make is ur electic pasta roller if u dint mind me asking? Id rather buy ine I know is reliable

thanks everyone xx

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cazza1 Posted 24 Apr 2014 , 11:09am
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I have a Marcato and would highly recommend it.  It's also more portable than having an attachment on a mix master.  I think it might even have a crank handle for if the power is out but I wouldn't swear to it.  I also LOVE my Agbay. Even my non cake making breakfast guests love my Agbay. (O.K. I'm weird but I had to demonstrate it to my friends).

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cakefat Posted 24 Apr 2014 , 12:59pm
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I used to have a Marcato (manual w/ the crank) -great little machine- but I sold it and got the KA attachment...no comparison-so much easier with the KA. Love it!! But I also make my own pasta so I use it for that as well. 

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cupadeecakes Posted 24 Apr 2014 , 1:04pm
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I have this pasta roller and I love it!  The only thing I have found is that if you want the fondant really thin you need to feed it through a few times, changing the seting to thinner and thinner each time.

 

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chocaholikk Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 5:21pm
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AThank you so much for your replies! Really appreciate it xxx

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