Getting to Know a Commercial Pasta Maker - Shopping - Appliances

Getting to Know a Commercial Pasta Maker   by Andre Hansen

in Shopping / Appliances    (submitted 2010-01-21)

For years the art of pasta-making has always been delightful for many. From Fettuccine's to spaghetti's, Vermicelli to macaronis and more, pasta-making has created many of the world's most popular food. Though without the use of machines, creating pastas by hand is very arduous. In order to bring the process of pasta-making to just about anyone commercial pasta makers were created. A commercial pasta maker may in several types, materials and brands.

The pasta maker may come in two types: electric or manual. An electric pasta maker uses an electric motor to turn while a manual pasta maker has a handle that needs to be manually turned to function. Electric pasta makers may be expensive but the ease of use and the quick pace of creating pasta make it in demand. As for a manual pasta maker, using it is more tedious and slower to produce pasta but it is a good form of exercise and it is less expensive. To boot, an electric pasta maker can produce even pasta each time it is used not like the manual one.

Many pasta makers are mostly made from two kinds of material: wood and steel. Chitarras, a guitar-like wooden pasta maker that produces pasta by pushing dough through its strings with a rolling pin. Chitarras are very simple to use and can create several kinds of pasta like spaghetti, Taglatelle and Fettuccini. Steel pasta makers are usually created from chromed or tempered steel, metal alloy, or even stainless steel. Steel pasta makers are created to go a lifetime as they are very durable. Assembly though is necessary for steel pasta makers unlike wooden pasta makers but usage is still as simple.

Currently, there are many brands of pasta makers. There is the Marcato and their line of Atlas series pasta makers. The Imperia with their line of steel pasta makers and the Cavatelli with their CucinaPro line of pasta makers are some of the foremost makes in pasta makers. A lot of these brands are Italian and are of excellent-quality.

Pastas might not have grown as popular as it is now without the commercial pasta maker. This invention helped present the world another reason to be happy.