If you and your family enjoy a hearty meal of Pasta, then a pasta maker is probably a must-have appliance in your kitchen. Pasta isn’t necessarily a hard thing to make fresh, but it is certainly time consuming. That’s why an automatic pasta maker like Philips’ would save you a lot of time and effort in your pasta-making task. In this post, we’ll have a look at the Philips Pasta Maker and compare it to the Philips Smart Pasta Maker as well as KitchenAid’s.
Features of the Philips Pasta Maker:
- Fully automatic fresh pasta maker.
- Automatic mixing, kneading and extruding of pasta.
- Makes a pound of fresh pasta or noodles in 15 minutes.
- Add additional ingredients like spinach, carrot juice or herbs for a more flavorful and nutritious pasta.
- Includes 4 shaping discs for Spaghetti, Penne, Fettuccini and Lasagna.
- Additional discs can be purchased separately.
- Integrated drawer for storing shaping discs.
- Specially designed cleaning tool matching the shaping discs makes cleaning them a one-push button.
- Includes a recipe book with over 20 pasta recipes
Philips Pasta Maker vs. Smart Pasta Maker, Is There a Difference Between Them?
The Smart Pasta maker is the deluxe version of the Pasta Maker, both made by Philips. The Smart Pasta Maker has two extra features:
- It has a built-in scale that weighs the flour and then tells you how much water and egg you need to add.
- It includes a total of 8 discs for penne, fettuccine, spaghetti, lasagna/dumpling, angel hair, thick spaghetti, tagliatelle and pappardelle.
Philips Compact Pasta Maker (Viva Collection), Is It Different?
The Compact version of the Pasta Maker is just as its name refers, is simply a smaller version. It does the same thing as the Pasta Maker:
- It has automatic mixing, kneading and extruding.
- Makes one pound of pasta in few minutes
- Integrated storage drawer.
- Recipe book.
The only difference, other than its size, is that it comes with 3 discs for shaping spaghetti, fettuccine and penne.
Philips Pasta Maker vs. KitchenAid – What Is The Difference?
If you’re an owner of a KitchenAid stand mixer, then you probably know of a wide variety of attachments available for it, including many Pasta maker attachments such as the Pasta Extruder pictured above. So, what is a better a choice? the KitchenAid attachment (may it be a pasta roller, extruder or any one of them), or the Philips Pasta Maker?
If you already have the KitchenAid stand mixer, then your first instinct would be to get an attachment instead of buying a whole new appliance, but here’s what you have to keep in mind:
- When using the KitchenAid attachment, you still have to make the pasta dough yourself. The attachments will automatically roll or extrude the dough, but you still have to prepare the dough before. While with the Philips Pasta Maker, you will add all the ingredients to the machine and it will do it all, mixing, kneading and extruding… basically the whole process is automated.
The KitchenAid Pasta Extruder attachment includes 6 shaping discs, enough to make a good variety of pasta. But if you prefer to automate the entire task of pasta making, we recommend you get the Philips Pasta Maker instead.
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