Not everyone can afford to spend their summers eating fresh pasta and sipping a glass of Pinot Grigio by the side of an Italian lake; however – thanks to the Imperia Pasta Machine – recreating the tastiest parts of that experience within the comfort of your own home can be fun, too!
Capable of creating a variety of pastas (including spaghetti, tagliatelle or ravioli sheets), this chrome-plated pasta maker has a dial to fine-tune six thickness settings for kneading and rolling pasta into perfect proportions, and can also be clamped to a wooden worktop to keep it steady.
It also features dual rollers and a duo cutter, which ensures that your pasta dough cuts cleanly, and doesn’t get caught up in the machine.
Once ready fresh pasta takes half the time to cook when compared to normal dried pasta, and is lighter with a much more delicate texture.
As well as creating yummy fresh pasta, this particular kitchen gadget is one that looks superb in all solid oak kitchens, so you won’t be afraid to leave it out in between uses – in fact it might even impress your friends. Of course, if you’d rather pack it away for safe-keeping, the detachable handle and removable screw clamp make it easy to store.
Fancy giving it a whirl? It is available from John Lewis for £69.95.
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