The best pasta makers (opens in new tab) are selling out fast right now, with the coronavirus crisis turning people to alternative solutions for sold-out pantry essentials. With everything from bread to toilet paper proving hard to buy, making pasta from scratch is a fun alternative to getting your comfort food fix. Making pasta is also a great way to get children involved in home-baking activities. You can even put them in charge of making their own pasta sauces for some added fun.
Pasta dough will last in the fridge for a few days, and all it needs is flour and egg. It's easy to make and almost impossible to get wrong, and you can even dry out tagliatelle or spaghetti to replicate the dried pasta you can't find in-store. A pasta maker will help you get inventive with your cooking, and one of the easiest recipes (opens in new tab) is for ravioli or tortellini. All you need is homemade sheet pasta and some pantry or fresh ingredients - you can get really creative or keep it simple with a spinach filling in brown butter sauce.
With pasta makers sold out nationwide, we've been able to find two great options. They're in stock at time of publication, but they won't be for long - so act fast!
Philips Compact Pasta Maker: Was $244.99, now $199.99 at Macy's (opens in new tab)
Save $50 - The Philips compact pasta maker is a great all-in-one which can produce spaghetti, penne and fettuccini. It even kneads the dough for you.
Weston Pasta Maker: $96.99 at Target (opens in new tab)
This pasta maker comes with nine adjustable settings and two speed settings. It's all the tools you need for making delicious fresh pasta at home.
Gourmet Prep Chrome Plated Pasta Maker: Was $79.99, now $39.99 at Macy's (opens in new tab)
Save 50% - The Gourmet Prep comes with counter top clamps and preset fettuccine and spaghetti cutters. This will make amazing pasta.
KitchenAid 3pc Pasta Roller & Cutter Set: Was $199.99, now $149.99 at Target (opens in new tab)
You'll need a KitchenAid stand mixer to work this one, but it's worth investing in a stand mixer right now regardless as it's great for baking bread and cakes.
KitchenAid Professional 5qt Mixer: Was $449.99, now $279.99 at Target (opens in new tab)
Save $170 - Attach a pasta maker (as well as a spiralizer, meat grinder and many more add-ons) to have the perfect does-it-all kitchen appliance.