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Crank out some pasta

The Marcato Atlas 150 Wellness Pasta Machine can roll out fresh pasta with the best of them.

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I was surprised how easy it is to make pasta from scratch. The ingredient list is short and making the noodles is mostly a matter of passing them through a pasta machine a few times. The Marcato Atlas 150 Wellness Pasta Machine is an easy-to-use pasta machine: you can feed in pasta dough and turn the crank with the other. That's pretty much all there is to using this particular pasta machine. The steel body is heavy enough to ensure that you'll be able to make pasta for years, while the nickel-and-chrome-plated body keeps your dough from sticking and makes cleaning up simple.

The Marcato Atlas 150 Wellness Pasta Machine can be configured into nine separate roller positions, letting you choose a pasta thickness ranging from 0.3 millimeters to 2.5 millimeters. The versatile machine can do more than pasta--although trying out new recipes, like spinach or egg noodles, may keep you busy for a while. You can also crank out pasta sheets perfect for ravioli and other stuffed pasta, as well as eggroll or dumpling wrappers. It's just a question of mixing up the right dough. The Marcato Atlas 150 Wellness Pasta Machine is $113.