I’ve always wanted to make my own pasta but the process seemed a bit too much for me – lots of time and patience was needed. Even when my husband got me a KitchenAid mixer which also has attchments to make pasta I decided against it.
So imagine my delight when I saw the Philips Avance Pasta Maker available for review on Amazon Vine Voices. I did not hesitate one second and decided to take the opportunity to review this kitchen appliance.
While waiting for the delivery, I proceeded to look at some videos on how to use it. The more I watched, the more I was getting excited. I mean this machine was looking absolutely perfect in many ways. Not only could you decide the type of flour you will use but you could also be original in the liquid to incorporate as well. Want orange pasta? Use carrot juice. Want green pasta? Use spinach juice. Want pink pasta? Use bee t juice. You could even obtain black pasta with squid ink. You can incorporate spices to make your pasta more interesting. And in 15 minutes you will get a plate full of delicious pasta for your family.
The HR2358/05 model possess an auto-weighting which weighs the flour and indicates the correct amount of liquid for the perfect texture. The model also comes with eight shaping discs to make spaghetti, fettucini, penne, lasagna, angel hair, thick spaghetti, tagliatelly and pappardelle. You will also found in the box a flat scrapping and cleaning tool, a flour cup and water cup as well as a free recipe book with over twenty different recipes to make.
The process is quite easy to follow. Plug your machine and decide the type of pasta you want to make (basically you choose between regular pasta or egg pasta). We decided to make egg pasta. Pour the flour in the machine, close the lid and the machine will indicate how much liquid you need to incorporate. Note that the liquid cup already contains two eggs because we were doing a double recipe for our family of six. The book indicates that a double recipe would be enough pasta for 3-4 main meal or 8-10 side dish. Seeing we are a family of six, I was wondering if I needed to make a double recipe followed by a single recipe. We decided to stick with only a double recipe.
Once the machine starts, you will have to pour the liquid slowly in order for the pasta to mix equally.
Then for about 2-3 minutes the machine will mix the flour with the liquid.
Once that time has passed, the pasta already comes out. We have selected the spaghetti disc for our lunch.
Every once in a while you take the pasta in your hand and proceeded to cut it using the scraping/cleaning tool. It is so easy to do that my nine years old daughter could do it.
Once the bulk of the dough has gone through the disc, the pasta maker will reverse in order to collect the leftover dough and then proceed to push the dough back in to make more pasta. This happened twice in the 15 minutes it took to make the pasta.
And seriously, we had enough pasta for the whole family. All we needed to do now was to boil the pasta in hot water. It took about 4-5 minutes to boil it.
Lunch was super delicious too! We knew exactly what was in the pasta we made and it was quick to do.
The fact that we can choose the type of flour, the ingredients as well as the liquid makes the Philips Pasta Maker a versatile kitchen appliance. Here’s another advantage to own the Philips Avance Pasta Maker – you can make cookies too! You can purchase two extra discs which will allow you to make low fat healthy cookies for your family.
This machine is definitively a keeper in our family. Everyone really like the texture and the taste of the pasta it made and the process was very easy to do. To top it off, the pasta made with this machine can be store in ziploc bags and put in the freezer for future use. This is definitively an huge bonus for our family. We plan to make pasta in advance and freeze it. My oldest kids also plan to make pasta for a challenge at youth called Master Chef. Having fresh pasta for a meal they cook during a youth night that will be judge by the leaders would definitively give them an advantage.
The Philips Pasta Maker is a great gift for a wedding, a birthday, or Christmas.
The Philips Avance Pasta Maker with Integrated Scale is available for purchase at amazon.ca.
You can also get a model without the scale too!
And do not forget the extra discs for the cookies.
Disclaimer: This product has been provided courtesy of Amazon.ca Vine Voices for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by Amazon.ca or the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.