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#1 Old 01-09-2009, 10:21 AM
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ok, so for christmas mom gave me a $100 giftcard to bed/bath/beyond. i dont need anything around the house, but i asked for it so i could get some new food prep items. im thinking about getting a pasta maker, along with the ravioli attachment. has anyone here ever made their own pastas/raviolis? for the two parts, it should be about $50. my sister says i can do it by hand, but i'd like to use a "template."

any thoughts? any recipes that have worked for you?
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#2 Old 01-09-2009, 10:31 AM
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I'm lazy so I usually use wonton wrappers. But that sounds like a cool machine that would be a lot of fun too!
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#3 Old 01-09-2009, 03:04 PM
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I bought one of those years ago. I love pasta and ravioli.

I only used it half a dozen times. Nothing ever turned out okay. Mixing the dough by hand was messy, then extruding the dough was much more time intensive than I expected. You'd crank it through the rollers a couple times to get it flat, then crank it through the cutter. The ravioli attachment looks like it would save a lot of time, but you still have to spoon the filling in as you slowly turn the crank. My spaghetti and linguine would be one big blob after cooking.

I don't doubt that it could work. I just think it takes A LOT of practice with dough making and using the machine to produce anything that would be considered good.

I ended up getting a $4 ravioli cutter and have had much more success with that.

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#4 Old 01-12-2009, 01:32 PM
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Mojo, you've convinced me not to buy it. i think i might get a dehydrator (sp?) instead.
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#5 Old 01-30-2009, 12:35 PM
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one really neat way to use the pasta machine is to roll polymer clay out when making jewelry out of it. i have had my pasta machine for many years. loved it a first but found it was much easier to roll out by hand. the ravioli attachment i didn't find too great. only used it once. seems like it only held a small amount of filling. it might be nice to use the pasta machine to roll the dough out real thin, then fill it and use a hand held ravioli tool to cut. i like that idea
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