Some foods are timeless and classic and will never stop being popular. It's probably safe to include pasta in that category. Ancient and eternal, a plate of noodles will always be welcome the world over. Not surprisingly, pasta is available in many different shapes and sizes, offering something for every palate. Whatever the preference, one thing all pastas have in common is that with a little skill and elbow grease, anybody can produce a wonderful homemade pasta dish for all to enjoy. Or you could just let modern technology handle all that kneading and forming.
The Automatic Fresh Pasta Maker at Hammacher Schlemmer is an all-in-one appliance that produces a variety of pasta. Designed to mix, knead, and then finally extrude the dough, the machine simplifies the age-old task by creating up to a 3-pound batch in as little as 20 minutes.
Similar to another modern appliance that facilitates in the production of an ancient food, the pasta maker works a lot like a modern breadmaker; ingredients are placed into a mixing bowl and then worked by an automatic paddle. When ready, the dough is fed through an extrusion disc and shaped into spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine, lasagna, angel hair, rigatoni, or bucati. Measuring 12 inches by 8 inches (with a height of 11.5 inches), the pasta maker has a small enough footprint to leave out on the counter permanently, providing easy access to your all-time favorite variety far into the future.