The Philips Avance Collection Pasta Maker is an entirely electric pasta maker that mixes your dough and then pushes it through the combing mechanism to produce a variety of pasta shapes. It quickly produces a large quantity of noodles so that you can quickly move on and concentrate on other kitchen tasks.

A 200-watt motor powers this noodle maker, giving it the power to generate 1,600 pounds of extrusion force. This level of force pushes the blended dough through the rollers quickly and requires no physical effort from you beyond pressing a button to give you a pound of raw pasta within 15 minutes. This speed benefits those in commercial settings greatly, since it affords extra time to create the sauces and other components of pasta recipes. Additionally, the electric mechanism gives your pasta consistent texture and taste throughout the process, as it is not dependent on your pace or mixing capabilities.

This pasta maker features attachments and alterations to make spaghetti, penne, fettuccine and lasagna with the use of shaping discs. For more shapes, you need to purchase additional attachments, which add to the total cost of the machine. A recipe book is included with the machine and provides different recipes to try with a variety of ingredients to integrate new flavors into your pasta dough. It also shows you various sauce and topping combinations like four-cheese carrot pasta and penne mac and cheese. This is a good set for a beginner because so much of the work is done automatically.

Since it requires a more in-depth cleaning than most other kitchen appliances, the pasta maker includes a specialized brush for hard-to-reach areas. This cleaning brush doesn't require water and attaches directly to the machine. It also includes separate measuring cups for water and flour. The model comes in a silver shade, so it needs to be cleaned often to avoid showing smudges. If want one with less cleaning, get the hand-cranked CucinaPro Imperia Pasta Machine.

Weighing in at 17.2 pounds, this homemade pasta machine includes a hidden drawer beneath the unit. This drawer lets you store your miscellaneous accessories so you don't mix them in with your other kitchenware and eventually lose them. The discs stack upright with the brushes fitting in snugly behind them.

The Philips Avance Collection Pasta Maker allows you to mix and form your dough in the same location. The speed of the machine allows you to make large batches quickly when you need them.

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