Crank out the pasta dough

Featuring hand-cranked operation, the Marcato Pasta Extruder is a kitchen tool that anyone can use. Capable of producing a variety of pastas, the machine offers something for everybody.

Crank out the pasta.
Williams-Sonoma

It's no secret that preparing a meal from scratch can be a rewarding experience (especially when the reward is eating it). Getting hands-on with your food is fun, and it has the additional benefit of being appropriate and educational for both kids and adults. When it comes to making pasta, even the tools are fun.

Cranking out pasta like a Play-Doh Fun Factory, the Italian-made Marcato Pasta Extruder features hand-operated usability that the whole family can enjoy. After dough is placed in the hopper, the crank is turned, producing a variety of pastas. Chrome-plated steel and plastic discs are included to make macaroni, maccheroncini, rigatoni, bucatini and fusilli.

Clamping directly to the edge of a tabletop, the ABS plastic and chrome-plated stainless steel pasta extruder is designed to be used by anyone. With a footprint of 10 inches wide by 5 inches deep, and a height of 7.5 inches), the pasta extruder is compact enough for easy storage; or, depending on the involvement of the kids, it may be appropriate to simply leave out on the counter. Just make sure they put real dough in the hopper.

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    Brian is the author of the culinary based novel Stealing Food Road. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.

     

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