Pasta makers are a great way to enjoy the full experience of Italian cuisine into your home kitchen. Available in both manual and motorized models, pasta makers reduce the amount of time needed when making hand-made pasta and allow you to create a larger variety of shapes. Whether electric or manual, a pasta machine is used to knead and roll pasta dough. The attachments that come with the machine allow you to cut different widths of pasta strands. Pasta makers also provide the cook with the flexibility of experimenting with a variety of seasonings, including spinach, tomato and various herbs, with ease.
Marcata is a Worldwide Leader in the Manufacturing of Pasta Machines
Based in Campodarsego, Italy, the company began on a small scale in 1938 and today uses very sophisticated technologies to guarantee consumers high quality, reliable products at competitive prices. The Marcato line of pasta makers use patented Wellness rollers, made of a special light alloy that ensures 100% wholesome homemade pasta that leaves no residue on the pastry, leaving the rollers extremely easy to clean.
The Atlas 150 Pasta Maker by Marcato
The Atlas 150 (pictured above) includes:
- a 6" width dough rolling unit
- a removable double cutter head for fettuccine and tagliolini
- an easy-lock dough roller adjustment dial with nine thickness settings and allows you to create different texture pasta with ease
- a grip handle
- a table clamp
- an easy to follow 12-page instruction manual with colour photos and recipes
- a 3-year manufacturer’s guarantee
The Electric Motor PASTADRIVE unit is specially designed for this pasta maker, making it easier than ever to make your own pasta. The complete system of available attachments for the body of the machine allows you to make more than 15 types of pasta.
Did You Know?
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Italian cuisine reflects the cultural diversity of the country’s diverse regions and history, is very seasonal and places a high priority on the use of fresh, seasonal produce.
The Chinese are on record as having eaten pasta as early as 5,000BC.
There are more than 600 pasta shapes produced worldwide.
Top quality pasta is made from durum wheat; egg noodles contain egg, most other dry pastas do not!
The word pasta comes from the Italian for paste, meaning a combination of flour and water.
Cooked al dente (al-DEN-tay) literally means “to the tooth”, which is how to test pasta to see if it is properly cooked. It should be tender, but slightly firm, offering a bit of resistance to the tooth.
Canadians eat approximately 7 kg (15 lbs) of pasta per person per year.