|KitchenAid SNPA Pasta Maker Plates for Food Grinder Attachment for Stand Mixers
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Use them with your food grinder attachment to prepare fresh pasta. Five interchangeable plates create a variety of pasta shapes. Fits all KitchenAid stand mixers.
These sturdy plastic plates work in place of the metal cutters of your food grinder to produce thin and thick spaghetti noodles, thin flat noodles, wider lasagna noodles, and macaroni. Turn the mixer speed to 10, drop walnut-size pieces of dough into the food tray, and catch the noodles as they're extruded through the plates. When you're through, put them in the dishwasher. Then store them neatly and easily in the included case, which doubles as a food stomper. --Betsy Danheim
- Use with KitchenAid's food grinder attachment to expand a stand mixer's flexiblity
- Ideal for making thin or thick spaghetti, flat noodles, macaroni, and lasagna noodles
- Includes five interchangeable plastic plates, bowl clips, and a cleaning tool
- Comes with rugged plastic storage case that conveniently doubles as a stomper
- All parts dishwasher safe for easy clean-up
- I've seen better
This works ok. it's fairly easy and makes a decent pasta...
However this does not work as well as the pasta rollers as the pasta tends to get stuck together after being extruded.
I think the issues i saw with this are probably all just limitations of extruding pasta machines.
my final verdict is that you should just go out and buy a pasta roller instead those work great. ...more info
- slow but fun.
It is a slow process but does work. You have to let the dough rest for 15 minutes. Fresh dough does not work....more info
- Takes some practice, but great results!
This is the first pasta maker I have ever used and I am pleased with the results. It is easy to use and clean; and once I figured out the right dough recipe (drier than I would have thought) the results have been great! I have even used it for angel hair and I didn't have a problem with sticking. I think you need to make sure to let the pasta dry for at least fifteen minutes before boiling for best results. I bought this with the food grinder attachment, so it was a great deal....more info
- Couldn't have been easier
I just made my first batch of spaghetti with this attachment and after having read the horror stories here and the warnings in the Kitchenaid guide that it might require several batches to get it right, I was stunned at how easy and painless it proved to be.
The spaghetti came out quite nice, albeit a little curled on the ends when it first came out. My biggest dread was dealing with the fresh product sticking together, but it came out essentially dry to the touch and didnt stick at all. In fact, I didnt even bother laying it out in a single row, just separated it a little before dropping into the pot. If I were to guess, I think the key to my painless experience was letting it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes wrapped tightly in plastic. I know there's alot of complex flour chemistry going on in that resting period.
Furthermore, if you are wondering, the fresh pasta was far tastier than the dry stuff. I can't wait to toss it with some fresh sauce next summer. Good luck!...more info
- Good Product. A bit pricey, but its Kitchen Aid!.. You get what you pay for
Its a good product, and very useful. Its a fast, fun and affordable way for a family to make pasta together. I got my first one when I bought my mixer while in College about 15 yrs ago. My mixer is going strong still and just got my mom the Pro model for the Bed and Breakfast we have. I got my cousins and nephews into making pasta, esp Chocolate Dessert Pasta, and it helped them learn to cook and enjoy it, and most smart men know, ladies love a man that can cook!!!!
Enjoy it and have fun with it! Would have been 5 Stars, but I thought the price was a tad too high when I bought a replacement one this year after I moved and my original one got misplaced.
- Atlas is better for me
I have a 350 watt machine thats about 12 years old and it could not even pull the dough to knead it (of course it can't even pull a double batch of cookie dough). The machine stopped on me. I make homemade pasta often and ended up finishing the dough it by hand. Then tried to put the dough through the pasta maker and it stuck together. It couldn't handle the dough any stiffer because it would stop on me. Ended up getting my Atlas out and finished up the pasta as usual. My Mother has a 525 watt Pro series machine thats 2 years old and it pulled it with no problem. ...more info
- Somewhat effective, if expensive, pasta attachment
For what it is (all plastic), this item is rather expensive. But, since I already had the mixer and the food grinder, I went ahead and got this. I agree with the other users that some of the attachments (spaghetti, thinner noodles) make the pasta tend to stick together. More of a problem might be that you really have to tweak the recipe a bit to get a good consistency. I prefer this for lasagne or fettucini noodles myself. It is functional. I would not want to do a large amount of pasta in this at one sitting because I am afraid it would burn out the motor (upon doing a full recipe for the first time, smoke emanated from my mixer. A call to Kitchen Aid said this was probably normal, as my mixer wasn't that old and oil was burning off, but I never did a full recipe again). I would really love to instead get the rolling pasta plate attachment for the Kitchen Aid, but at (price) it's a bit too much of an investment to me. This is functional for what I need it for....more info
- NOT WORTHY OF THE KITCHENAID NAME
I had nothing but bad luck trying to make pasta with this junk. The extruded pasta stuck together and is really a pain to try to pick it apart. I tried tweeking the recipe that came in the manual but still no luck. Not worth the bother. I am getting a roller attachment for my mixer. Total waste of money, time and effort. KitchenAid should take this off the market....more info
- KA pasta extruder plates
Even the finest plate works great. Should improve as we get the dough perfected. Easy clean up, too....more info
- Great little pasta maker
Couldn't wait to use this item. I made the dough as directed. Make sure to let it rest. I did 30 mins in the refrigerator. Then I set up the disks and put in my walnut size pieces of dough. The spaghetti came out. It stuck together. I think next time I will load up my turkey baster with flour so I can give the emerging strands enough of a dusting so they won't stick together. The clumps may not have looked appetising but they tasted great! My husband remarked that they reminded him of his grandmother's homemade noodles(which he loved)! It won't take long for me to get the whole thing down pat!...more info
- Nice Product, So-So Usability
This attachment is easy to use and, more importantly for homemade pasta lovers, it is easy to clean. It's made of durable plastic resin and and comes with a space-saving storage design. The biggest drawback is that it comes with pretty boring plates: Two types of spaghetti, macaroni,lasagna, and egg noodle. Would have been far cooler if they had included plates for a large gauge rigatoni and a fusilli. ...more info
- Not bad
This product is an extrusion pasta maker, as opposed to the stainless steel pasta rollers. I have both, and would say that the rollers produce a better overall product, and are actually easier to use.
If you are only going to use the attachement occasionally, or just want to get your feet wet in homemade pasta, this is not a bad product to get, assuming that you already have the food grinder attachment. Also fun to use with little kids who like seeing the pasta get mashed out.
Should you decide you enjoy it, you can always get the pasta rollers later....more info
- Save your money
I used this once, re-boxed it and then relegated it to the back of my pantry. I would have returned it but just never got around to it. It is impossible to make pasta with this attachment. My husband gave me a hand-cranked Al Dente brand maker that I love....more info
- A waste of money (from a company that KNOWS better)
I love my mixer (this is my second kitchenaid; I upgraded from the low-end model and gave my mom the old one!) but I hate this accessory. I already had the meat grinder and figured that since we like pasta so much this would be a good investment. WRONG! It simply doesn't work. All the strands of pasta stick together as they come out of the holes, even when using the recommended/included recipe. Save your money and buy a hand-cranked fettuccine maker, or splurge and get a dedicated electric pasta machine....more info
- ignore the naysayers: some of the best money I have ever spent
These attachments make fresh home made pasta a complete doddle. Using this add-on for the food grinder further extends the usefulness and flexibility of the superb KitchenAid mixers.
As for the bad reviews, the only way I can imagine someone damaging their mixer with this attachment is if they make the pasta too wet - the pasta dough looks like bread crumbs, as if it was barely damp flour - or if someone takes the instructions too literally - in the instructions it says to use pieces of pasta dough "the size of a walnut": if you grab some of the dough and squash it all up to make a walnut-sized lump I could see it damaging the mixer motor. I just dropped the dough crumbs "as is" into the grinder and the pasta flew out the end :)
To make your pasta healthier, use egg beaters instead of eggs (drastically reduces the cholesterol) and swap out some of the AP flour for resistant starch (reduces the glycaemic index), and enjoy your healthier fresh pasta!...more info
- Thanks a million!
I teach pasta making classes on a regular basis and have always used a hand cranked pasta machine. Last week a friend brough over his KA rollers for me to try. We attached them to my KA mixer, and WOW! It was incredibly easy and made the absolute best textured pasta I've ever had - EVER!
I was so excited by the thought of being able to make extruded pastas with these plates I was going to jump on here and buy them right away --- that is until I read all these horrible reviews. THANK YOU EVERYONE!! I guess I'll stick with my fettucine, linguine and lasagna and buy the wonderful rollers instead!...more info
- KA Pasta Maker Plates
I really think that I wasted my money when I bought this. I tried to make macaroni and it was a real mess. The dough comes out warm from the extruder; therefore, the strands stick together. I will continue to buy macaroni and make everything else with my pasta roller, cutter set....more info
- Interesting Shapes
makes interesting shapes...a bit harder to use than the hand crank Italian one as you have to have the dough a bit softer-clean up is a bit harder too..Also--have to rest machine after second batch for an hour....more info
- don't like plastic attachments
I like metal disc because they last longer easier to clean plastic discs are harder to keep clean they break easily and by the time you need news ones they are no longer available....more info
- Worthless atachment
I have a manual pasta roller that makes great pasta. I thought this attachment might make the process easier, but it doesn't work. Kitchenaid should stop selling this product because it is next to impossible to make it work. The noodles curl as they come out of the plates and unless you have an extremely dry dough, the noodles stick to one another. I even went as far as mounting the mixer so the noodles would extrude straight down, but they still managed to stick together. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY....more info
- Pasta work maker
Save your money. I got a kitchen aid mixer last year and LOVE it. So I decided to try the pasta plates. It took forever to make the pasta, and was a very tedious process. I followed the recipe included to the letter, and it still didn't help. I plan to return the plates. Such a disappointment from such a great mixer company!...more info
- great little pasta gadget
i had bought myself a kitchen aid mixer after wanting one for years and decided to purchase the accessories i'd use most. this set of pasta plates for on the grinder attachment are very neat. i was a little worried about them being plastic, but i've used them quite a few times and haven't had a problem. you get a nice variety of pasta shapes, and it makes you look like a gourmet chef when you make your own pasta from scratch. a must have for any pasta lover, or aspiring chef!...more info
- Don't waste your money
Even if you already own the food grinder don't waste your money on the pasta attachment. Since this is more of an extrusion pasta maker, the pasta does not get the nice thin texture that is necessary in fresh pasta. I made lasagna noodles from this attachment and had to roll out every noodle by hand after it had been extruded because it wasn't thin enough.
If you love fresh pasta, as I do, you would be better off buying the actual stainless steel, traditional pasta roller attachment for your kitchen aid. It is more expensive, but well worth the extra money. I use this attachment all the time and always get the results that I am looking for. When my husband purchased the pasta attachment it came as a set with the food grinder. The food grinder is awesome....more info
- Great Tasting Pasta including whole wheat!!
I gave this 5 stars because it does what it is supposed to do.
As with any pasta making method the recipe is always a little by experimentation because the moisture level of the flour varies.
I have used semolina, graham, and white whole wheat flour with great success.
Add just enough liquid to the flour so it sticks together when pressed into a ball. Knead for a few minutes, wrap in plastic and let rest for 30min to 2hr. Roll out on a smooth surface to about 1/4" thick, fold up, and roll out again adding flour until the dough no longer sticks (leaves bits of dough behind) to the counter top.
After the final roll out cut into about 1" squares, sprinkle the squares with some flour to keep them from sticking together.
Add the squares to the pasta maker at the rate of about 1 every 5 seconds.
If the pasta sticks together and does not easily pull apart sprinkle more flour on the pasta squares.
- Homemade pasta is soooooo much better
Even though it took a few wasted batches of dough to get the right consistency, we prefer the homemade pasta to the dry who-knows-how-old stuff from the store. It is fast and easy to make. From start to eating, I can make spaghetti in around 30 minutes. And clean up is a snap. Just throw everything into the dishwasher and that's it. What could be easier?...more info
- Too much work to use
Mmmm. Don't we all love fresh pasta. There is something satisfying and satiating about eating your favorite pasta. Both my first grader and toddler love eating fresh pasta plain with just a dot of butter and dash of salt. I have a 5 qt KA and tried to use the pasta attachment several times, trying out all the various discs. I am rating the discs in the order of successful, presentable pastas:
1. lasagna noodles, comes out nice
2. flat noodles, noodles are presentable
3. thick spaghetti, the edges curl when it first comes out
4. macaroni, did not work at all.
5. thin spaghetti, spent more time cleaning the disc than making pasta.
I have had previous experience making fresh pasta using the manual Atlas Pasta machine, where you attach this metal pasta roller on the counter and turn the crank and so on. Believe me, it is faster and easier using the Atlas than KA. In fact, I found it faster and easier to hand roll and cut the pasta for lasagna and the fettucine noodles.
The KA Pasta attachment can not make more than 1 or 2 batches before your KA seem to heat up and the machine sounds like it is working over time. The theory and practice of KA Mixers and its attachment should be to make your life easier and cooking a pleasureable and a pleasant experience.
KitchenAid Mixer is one of my favorite appliances and would recommend it highly. It is a must if you love to bake. However, I would not recommend the pasta attachment to anyone. (Buy the food grinder first, if you must have all the attachments, besides you have to have the parts from the grinding attachment before you can utilize the pasta attachments. I think the price of the plastic pasta attachments is over priced too)...more info
- So much easier than I expected.
After reading so many unfavorable reviews, I was hesitant to purchase this pasta attachment. I have made pasta using the roller/ fettuccini /linguini attachements, but I prefer spaghetti. The day after I received the attachment in the mail, I decided to try making spaghetti. I used my own pasta recipe, but I took the advice in the instruction manuel and I sifted the flour first to make it easier on the machine. I pulled the pasta dough apart into small chunks and dropped them into the feed tube, and it worked like a charm starting with the first batch. I didn't have any problem with the pasta curling. The spaghetti was somewhat warm and sticky when it came through, so I just seperated it with my fingers and tossed it with flour. I made over a pound of pasta, and it cooked up in 2 minutes. I will be using this attachment often!...more info
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