My husband and I recently invested in this pasta maker. We decided to go with a hand-crank instead of the automatic version after getting some tips that the hand-crank works just as easily and the automatic can overheat after a small amount of pasta. So far, the hand-crank seems to be a worthy investment in both pasta making and arm workout.
For a first pasta attempt, we made basic spaghetti using the recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks. It cooked in about 2 minutes in boiling water and was perfectly al dente. Our crank skills improved dramatically by the end of the process, so next time I'm looking forward to to trying out a new dough recipe.
Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD
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