KitchenAid KPRA Pasta Roller and cutter, Works well, but use different pasta recipe

Maybe i didn’t read enough before purchasing, but my wife was surprised when she opened this up and used it that it doesn’t even really use the mixer like most attachments do. Works okay, but i would not have paid what i did if i would have realized it was hand powered.

I bought the kitchenaid pasta roller and cutter set early in our gluten free adventure. Like most kids, mine loved pasta and the premade pastas at the time, not only tasted bad, but were expensive. So i thought i would try to make my own. Over the years, i have made gluten free pasta using this set and i absolutely love it. Both rolling and cutting my dough is so easy. I love that the roller and cutters attach right to my kitchenaid mixer because i don’t have to worry about turning a handle as i try to process my pasta dough. These tools are heavy duty and designed to last and last. Even though i live in a very humid and corrosive environment (close to the sea) i have never found any rust or corrosion on my equipment. Even after the mixing portion of my kitchenaid mixer fell apart, i kept the mixer unit so i could continue to use my pasta rollers. I love this set and am so glad i own it.

First, let me say that i have been making home made ravioli every new years of my adult life. First with my grandmother, then i personally took over the tradition about 20 years ago. I normally have eager (hungry) family and friends around waiting to jump in and help me prepare the new years eve meal. Well, with my grandmother in her 90’s, my parents not medically capable of standing on their feet for hours at a time now, i was facing new years eve meal preparation alone.The thought of doing all of that alone, struck fear in my heart. I did some research and found this attachment was available for the kitchenaid. So, a professional 600 series kitchenaid was ordered along with this attachment. Thank you amazon for your same day delivery service. Let me start out by saying that this review could have gone either way. Like many other reviewers, i was ready to throw this attachment in the garbage about halfway through my first attempted use.

Key specs for Kitchenaid KPRA Pasta Roller and cutter for Spaghetti and Fettuccine:

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  • Compatible with any KitchenAid Stand Mixer
  • Attaches to multipurpose power hub
  • All-metal housing
  • Makes spaghetti and fettuccine noodles
  • Includes cleaning brush
  • 1 year warranty
  • Stainless-steel set includes pasta roller, fettuccine cutter, and linguine fine cutter
  • Fit all KitchenAid stand mixers
  • Clean with included wooden cleaning brush and toothpicks
  • Attachments measure approximately 9 by 3 inches
  • 1-year warranty; made in Italy

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“Like many other reviewers
, Works well, but use different pasta recipe
, Prepare to Be Amazed!

I was skeptical about how these would work after a disappointing ice cream freezer attachment, but they are worth every penny. I used to roll pasta either by hand or hand crank machine and couldn’t imagine these would be much different. They work so well i bought all the kitchenaid pasta attachments. The dough comes out leathery smooth and elastic with perfectly consistent results every time. This has taken my home chef pasta making to a whole other level. I even bought semolina flour because i felt my regular bread flour just wasn’t on par with the professional quality of this equipment. As i am not the most coordinated person, it also takes about 1/4 the time required to use the hand crank version. Fresh homemade pasta is now a weeknight dinner instead of an all day art project in my house. You have just got to try these to appreciate the efficiency and quality.

I have had the kitchen aid pasta attachment set for almost 2 years. It is fast and efficient – i can start cooking and serve homemade pasta within 40 minutes. I do not use the ravioli attachment – it is more time consuming and requires more precision in rolling noodles the right size maximize pasta and minimize mess – i may consider trying the ravioli attachment again in the future – but would recommend the 3-piece past set over the 5 or 6 piece set. There is not much difference between the two thinner noodle attachments or the two wider noodle attachments – so the 3 piece set is probably sufficient. I also have the pasta-extruder which is my preferred tool for spaghetti (further making the 5-6 piece pasta set overkill). The pasta extruder is great because you can do other things while the pasta is churning (2 hands not required). I find the extruder slower overall (but usually make 2 sets of noodles at a time). A pasta drying rack definitely helps. I use slightly different pasta recipes for the press and extruder. Unless your dead set on a ravioli maker, you can do just about everything with the 3 piece set and extruder (and save money).

So this is sort of a work in progress. Like many others here i lost about a half a batch of dough to metal flakes and oil rubbing off. As soon as i got through that the roller started making a huge screeching sound. Maybe it is not lubricated now – but this is loud enough that everyone in the house came by at least once to ask ‘should it be making that noise?’. It seems like there is also some ‘etching’ on the rollers, so maybe that is where the metal flakes came from. Anyway, contacting the company. Other than that however, watch some videos on youtube on what the dough should look like and stuff, that solved most of my problems. Also something on how to properly measure flour :)second night, doing the dough right worked like a charm with the roller and the cutter – aside from the squeeking it went really really well. If i can get an exchange i think i would end up being pretty happy.

Just see the picture result. Im so glad i got all d attachment of kitchenaid. Totally happy with everything.

I did not believe this could work, but it does. You have to be careful not to overload the hopper with filling, and it’s best to have a dough that isn’t too wet (sticky). But after a couple of failures for obvious reasons, i was amazed at how well it worked. I brushed a little water in the inside surface if the pasta, and i didn’t have a sloppy filling. Genuinely happily surprised.

Have been working with this and found that the following dough works great:(this is different from the standard kitchenaid recipe)10 oz all purpose flour2 large eggs (wt ~ 2 oz/egg)4 large egg yolks1 tsp kosher salt0-1 tblspn water (depends on humidity of kitchen -cold here in maine)mix in mixer the usual way (30 sec mix, 2-3 min with dough attachment)then knead for 2-3 minutesrest for 30 minutes-1 hourroll the dough on following settings:roll out on #1 with 3-4 folds (kneading)roll out on #2 with 3-4 folds (kneading)roll out on # 3roll out on #4run through ravioli makersprinkle with flour as neededfold in half and crease the fold. Remove hopper, insert folded end and give it a quarter turnlay the two ends open to each sidereplace hopperthen, slowly, turn the crank. Just be patient and be sure to knead the dough and let it rest before using this attachment.