Marcato Pasta Extruder
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I thought by welcoming this simple little machine into my home that I was finally going to be able to relive my childhood by churning out beautiful pasta just like I churned out blue “spaghetti” and pink “noodles” with my Play-Doh Fun Factory as a child. Essentially, the Marcato Pasta Extruder works in the same manner. You screw on the pasta attachment of your choice (small macaroni, large macaroni, fettucini, penne, or fusili), place a small ball of dough in the chute, and crank until you have the desired amount of perfect pasta.
Unfortunately, this cumbersome box of a machine doesn’t work as smoothly as it claims–the hand crank often falls out when churning and it’s not as easy to clean as the instruction booklet implies. Throw in the fact that the odd and plain design of the machine just isn’t sexy enough for today’s modern kitchens and you’ve got a less-than-stellar product.
Product Name: Marcato Pasta Extruder
Where to find: Williams-Sonoma (www.williams-sonoma.com)
Suggested retail price: $79.95
Rating: 1 out of 5
Photo credit: Williams-Sonoma