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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Pasta-Making Attachments

“I prefer the KitchenAid stand mixer’s pasta-making attachments over pasta machines, which take up a lot of space and really aren’t practical for the home cook,” says Iron Chef Michael Symon, the author of the cookbook Live to Cook and chef-owner of Lola and Lolita restaurants in Cleveland. “It makes terrifically thin pasta, and there’s every kind of cut you would ever need, from pappardelle to linguine. Plus, a lot of people already have KitchenAid mixers at home. I use the machine a lot myself, in fact; we even use it on Iron Chef.”

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