There is nothing quite as sublime as the perfection of fresh pasta cooked al dente with exactly the right amount of seasoning, topped with a wonderfully simple sauce. Check out 8 of the best pasta makers in the market.
With the convenience and wide-spread availability of numerous types of dried packaged pasta, it is so easy to assume that making your own pasta is a difficult, time-consuming task, however with the modern electric pasta makers, hand-cranking is no longer a necessity and you can go from mixing flour, eggs and water to beautiful strings of spaghetti in as little as 15 minutes flat.
An electric pasta maker is coupled with the ability to add your own twist to your pasta (spinach, squid ink, herbs, carrot juice), allows the option of using different types of flour, and the ability to make sheet (lasagne), strand (spaghetti, tagliatelle) and tube pasta (penne and rigatoni).
If you and your family enjoy good hearty Italian meals and appreciate the gorgeous taste and flavour of home made fresh pasta, an electric pasta maker is definitely highly recommended. Beyond pasta, using similar processes, a range of noodles from egg noodles to rice noodles to soba and udon, also become easily available
Top 8 Best Electric Pasta Machines
In the list below we take a closer look at the different types of electric pasta makers currently available. To make it easier for you to choose between these electric pasta makers, we have labelled them according to the functions available on each of these. There are electric pasta makers which are an extension of the conventional pasta cutter, with the inclusion on an electric motor while other are fully automatic all-in-one pasta makers that mixes, kneads and extrudes pasta ready for cooking. Both comes with different cutter or mold for different pasta shapes.
- Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine with Motor Set – MANUAL OR MOTORISED CUTTER
- Philips Pasta Maker – AUTOMATIC MIXING, KNEADING & EXTRUDING
- Gourmia GPM500 Complete Craft Electric Pasta Maker – KNEADING, EXTRUDING & DRYING
- CucinaPro 160 Imperia Pasta Presto Electric Pasta Maker – MOTORISED CUTTER
- Lello 2720 Pastamaster 2200 – AUTOMATIC MIXING, KNEADING & EXTRUDING
- NutriChef Electronic Noodle Spaghetti Digital Pasta Maker – AUTOMATIC MIXING, KNEADING & EXTRUDING
- Ronco Pasta Maker – AUTOMATIC MIXING, KNEADING & EXTRUDING
BONUS: Imperia Electric Restaurant Pasta Machine – COMMERCIAL GRADE, MOTORISED CUTTER
A Closer Look
1. Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine with Motor Set – MANUAL OR MOTORISED CUTTER, 3 SHAPES
The Atlas pasta machine is the most famous pasta machine in the world. With this machine you’ll be able to make fettuccine, spaghetti, flat dough sheet, and tagliolini. It has an easy to use adjustment knob that allows you to control the thickness of pasta – from 0.3mm to 2.5mm.
This heavy duty machine has a chrome plated steel body. The rollers and cutters are made of long lasting anodized aluminum. The anodized aluminum is a wellness innovation; rollers and cutters grab the dough better and because they are free from heavy metals, such as chromium and nickel, you get healthier results.
Gears are case-hardened tempered steel. Includes clamp for securing to counter, instruction book and recipes. Attachable blades for spaghetti, linguini and ravioli also available (sold separately). The Motor unit, also available separately fits the Atlas and Ampia models and features dual speed operation. This of course is removable if you prefer to make your pasta the traditional way.
Also consider: Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine Motor if you have a manual Pasta Maker from Marcato. If you would rather invest in a manual pasta maker and later buy the motor, get the Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Maker or Marcato Atlas 180 Pasta Maker. These units work with the motor, giving you the choice of upgrading to a combined unit in future.
2. Philips Pasta Maker – AUTOMATIC MIXING, KNEADING & EXTRUDING, 4 SHAPES
With powerful and automatic mixing, kneading and extruding, the Philips pasta maker allows you to make a pound of fresh pasta or noodles within 15 minutes!
Add in nutritious ingredients like egg, spinach, and carrot juice to create healthy and worry-free homemade pasta and noodles for your family.
There’s literally no end to different pasta shapes, colors and flavors that you can make with the Philips pasta maker.
- A 1600lb force during extrusion enables you to make a pound of pasta in 15 minutes, guarantees perfect texture & taste of the pasta
- By using different flour and adding different ingredients like egg, herbs or spinach and carrot juice, you can make various types and flavors of pasta
- There are 4 default shaping discs for Spaghetti, Penne, Fettuccini & Lasagna
- At the bottom of the Pasta maker there is a storage drawer where you can easily store the shaping discs and cleaning tools.
- Specially designed one-push cleaning tool makes cleaning shaping discs easier
- Features Automatic shut-off, Preset cooking function, Detachable shaft
- Automatic mixing, kneading and extruding
3. Gourmia GPM500 Complete Craft Electric Pasta Maker – KNEADING, EXTRUDING & DRYING, 7 SHAPES
- Efficiently produce homemade pasta with an all-in-one pasta machine that kneads, forms and dries pasta.
- Customizable operation allows you to select from 3 desired modes: kneading, extruding (forming) and drying. Use all or only part of those modes as you work.
- Includes automatic timer.
- Designed for vertical extrusion to minimize bending/breaking. Finished pasta comes out pointing downwards so cracking is less likely to happen as pasta emerges.
- Make artisanal dough for pizza, baguettes, biscuits or even cake using the kneading mode.
- Includes 7 pasta molds, 2 measuring cups
4. CucinaPro 160 Imperia Pasta Presto Electric Pasta Maker – MOTORISED CUTTER, 2 SHAPES
In only a few minutes you’ll be able to stretch the dough from thick to thin with just a turn of the thickness setting knob select one of six different thicknesses. Built in cutters for Tagliatelle or Fettuccine. Roller width: 5-3/4 inches; maximum roller opening: 1.9-mm; nominal power: 85 watts; weight: 13-pounds.
- Non-stick coating guarantess safe and clean pasta always
- 2 built-in cutters for tagliatelle and fettuccine
- Built in motor makes pasta quicker and easier
- 6 thickness settings
- Spaghetti 2mm diam.
- Angel Hair 1.5 mm
- Tagliatelle 2mm,
- Trenette 4mm,
- Fettuccine 6.5mm
- Lasagnette 12mm
- Pappardelle 32mm
- Frilled Reginette 12mm
- Frilled Reginette 44mm.
5. Lello 2720 Pastamaster 2200 – AUTOMATIC MIXING, KNEADING & EXTRUDING, 6 SHAPES
Automatic pasta makers are a convenient way to get fresh, great tasting and all natural pasta. Simply place your dry and liquid ingredients into the mixing bowl chamber and turn the machine on.
When the dough is ready, simply remove the Shutter Slide to extrude and out comes perfectly formed pasta of the type you selected with the extrusion discs.
Make everything from Spaghetti to Lasagne, Penne to Macaroni.
- Full-cycle pasta machine makes 2.2 pounds of pasta in about 20 min
- Safety function requires the mixing bowl and cover to be in place for operation
- 300-watt motor, overheat protection with auto shut-off, UL-listed
- 6 different pasta discs and 38 recipes included
- Measures 12 by 8 by 10.5 inches
6. NutriChef Electronic Noodle Spaghetti Digital Pasta Maker – AUTOMATIC MIXING, KNEADING & EXTRUDING, 9 SHAPES
- Automatic Mixing & Pasta Noodle Extrusion in Minutes – Effective, Efficient & Hassle-Free Pasta Maker
- Simply Insert Your Ingredients and Press the Button – One Button Operation: Process, Mix & Extrude
- Create Wide Varieties of Noodle Shapes, Sizes & Flavors – Includes 9 Noodle-Style Attachments / Molds
- Add Eggs and Sauces or Create Your Own Recipes – Simple Touch Button Controls & Digital LCD Display
- Stain Resistant Easy-to-Clean Housing – Ultra Quiet and Safe Operation – Automatic Mixing & Extrusion
8. Ronco Pasta Maker – AUTOMATIC MIXING, KNEADING & EXTRUDING, 5 SHAPES
- Automatically mixes, kneads and shapes fresh delicious pasta. Also makes sausage
- It’s fast – Makes pasta in 5 minutes!
- Includes 5 Pasta dies: Spaghetti, Fettuccini, Lasagne, Linguine & Rigatoni
- Great for gluten-free and whole wheat pasta
BONUS: Imperia Electric Restaurant Pasta Machine – MOTORISED CUTTER
- Commercial Grade Electric Pasta Machine
- All-steel roller machine capable of producing nine wide sheets of pasta in 10 thicknesses with a maximum thickness of 3/8″ (10mm).
- Cutters sold separately. Cutters available in 2mm and 6.5mm widths.
- Monophase motor