I would like to get a pasta roller to roll out fondant but I'm trying to decide wich one. I have a KitchenAid mixer and can get the attachment for about $180 here or I could go with a manual one for about $80. What would you do? Does anyone have a manual one they like or should I just save up for the kitchenaid one?
I have a manual one I've owned for 10 years (back when I thought it was just for noodles). I don't use it often but it's easy to use when I do.
The best thing about it is, if you have Ross in your area, they always have the manual pasta machines for about $13 or $14.
I'm in Canada, so no Ross for me. The only one I've found was about $80. If I could get one for $15 I would definatley get that! Maybe I'll have to make a trip accross the border!
I have a manual one and I wish it had a motor.. I use it to roll out gumpaste a lot and when the piece gets long it's hard to handle it and crank the roller.. I usually enlist the kids for this..
Do you have Michael's near you? Try looking in the clay section of your local craft store. I know Michaels has them. Other craft stores may, too. And they are pretty inexpensive there.
Hi! Im form Cambridge ontario and I got mine for under $20 at Benix & Co. They have a website. WWW.benix.ca
I bought mine here a couple years ago. Still very reasonably priced. I have a KA and could have bought the attachment but (1) too much money; (2) this takes up less room on your work table/area.
I have a manual one and I wish it had a motor.. I use it to roll out gumpaste a lot and when the piece gets long it's hard to handle it and crank the roller.. I usually enlist the kids for this
The link I just posted above, they also sell a motor. Don't know if it will fit your model, though!
I have the manual one but I'm going to purchase the attachment for my KA. I don't have enough hands to feed, crank and catch fondant all at the same time. I think just the roller is around $69 in the US
I was just on e-bay and the have a bunch of them. There's one that just the roller without all the gizmos and the auction ends 7/19. Right now the price is $0.99 but that's probably just the starting bid. Item 280246815109 if you are interested. I just put KitchenAid Pasta in the search bar.
So when you use the manual one can you stop cranking, move your fondant and start cranking again or do you need one person feeding and cranking and another handling the fondant at the other end? How does the KA one work? Do you feed your fondant in as a lump of dough or do you have to some what flatten it. I'm asuming that because it is automatic you would put your fondant in and handle it on the other side as it comes out, correct? How much fondant can you put in at a time? I need to make a really long ribbon! Thanks for all the replies!
I used a manual roller for 4 years and it was OK. I recently sprung for KA pasta attachment and I absolutely love it. Speed and freeing up my hands are the biggest advantages.