The KitchenAid Pasta Roller is a pasta maker attachment for the electric KitchenAid Stand Mixer. It attaches to any KitchenAid Stand Mixer's power hub to create sheets of fresh pasta. You can use it to make long sheets of pasta then cut the pasta by hand and fold it into your desired shapes. If you don't want to use a kitchen mixer, take a look at the Ronco Electric Pasta Maker.
This pasta roller turns your stand mixer into a pasta maker machine. It attaches to the power hub, which is on all KitchenAid stand mixers. You can mix the dough in your mixer and then attach the roller and roll it out with your machine, instead of rolling it by hand.
This roller produces sheets of pasta that are 6 inches wide and have a uniform thickness. It has a thickness selector switch with eight settings. You can use the thick setting to roll long, thick sheets of pasta for lasagna noodles or cut them by hand into squares for ravioli or strips of fettuccine. The medium settings allow you to roll thin sheets for spaghetti noodles or cut them into rectangles and fold them into any shape you like. The thinnest setting is reserved for very fine angel hair or capellini pasta.
This pasta maker attachment doesn't cut the pasta for you, but you can use the sheets to make any pasta shape you like. You can cut the rolled pasta sheets by hand with a sharp knife, a hand pasta roller or a pizza cutter, or you can use a cookie cutter to create novelty shapes. Your pasta will have a uniform thickness to provide even cooking and a handcrafted appearance. KitchenAid also makes pasta cutter attachments to help you make noodles that are just the right width and thickness.
This roller has a durable, all-metal housing. Like many pasta machines, it is not dishwasher safe but does come with a small brush to help you keep it clean. It also needs the gears oiled at least once a year. It has a stainless finish and is compact enough to store in your kitchen drawers. It comes with a one-year limited warranty.
The KitchenAid Pasta Roller is a tool that saves you time rolling your pasta dough. It does not cut the pasta for you like some noodle makers, but it produces sheets of thick or thin pasta with a uniform thickness. You can roll any kind of pasta dough with it and use any sharp kitchen tool you like to cut your desired shapes.