Top 10 Tools for Making Perfect Pasta at Home

Making fresh pasta at home is a lot easier than you might think—with the right tools. Our experts, Iron Chef Michael Symon and restaurateur Donatella Arpaia, hand-pick the best pasta-making gadgets out there (11 Photos)

Kendell Cronstrom on Mar 8, 2010 at 3:29PM

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Top 10 Tools for Making Perfect Pasta at Home

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Rolling Pin

“We use incredible pasta machines in my restaurants,” says Donatella Arpaia, a New York City restaurateur, Iron Chef judge and blogger for iVillage. “But you don’t really need a machine unless you’re serving a lot of people. At home, I prefer making and rolling the dough by hand. Look for a tapered French rolling pin, which is designed to allow for a balanced distribution of weight on the dough. My aunts in Puglia have been using this kind of pin for generations, and I don’t question their technique!”

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