Pretty Good to start with, then....
I bought this during lockdown and the first couple of times I used it, the pasta came out well. It did get stuck to the rollers and the plastic combs but the instructions showed how to get the combs out and how to brush off the "dried" pasta mix.
After two more times of using unfortunately the plastic combs are breaking - one has split into 2 pieces on the fettuccine cutter and one is splitting on the spaghetti cutter. When I enquired on the help line about getting replacement combs I was advised they do not come separately - you have to buy ...
Purchased in April 2020 at ALDI for $20.00.
Will not recommended this product
No good quality. Bought it during lockdown and now it has 2 problems. Number 1setting could not roll and spaghetti cutting function could not work because it doesn't allow the dough through. Very disappointed customer.
Purchased in June 2020 at ALDI for $20.00.
Total waste of money
This machine does not work. I have tried to make pasta with it twice before and today I decided to try again following the instructions closely. . This time it started and then completely died on me. $129.00 down the drain. No longer under warranty as I have had it over 2 years. My brother also has one and has never been able to make pasta with it. Waste of money. DO NOT BUY
Purchased in February 2018 at ALDI for $129.00.
Excellent machine for price
I brought this machine for $20 to give pasta making a go. It has been excellent so far. I have read that people weren’t impressed with the instructions but I haven’t actually read them, it is pretty straight forward and I looked at a you tube video so I got an idea of the dough consistency. Has made even lasagne and the fettuccine is excellent too. To get a pasta dried included for $20 is a bargain.
Purchased in June 2020 at ALDI for $20.00.
Good Machine & Good Value
Seems to be a well made unit. S/steel is not flimsy and the options for dough thickness and also pasta types(spaghetti, fettucine etc) are all good.
I have no complaints at all. And the price is at least half of what the 'elssewhere' options to buy are.
Purchased in July 2019 at Aldi Carnegie for $19.99.
Excellent automatic pasta maker, and great value for money
Update 28 January 2020: still making delicious pasta!
I bought one of these pasta makers in May 2018.
So far, it has given excellent service.
Prior to writing this review, I read the other negative reviews.
I wonder if they are writing about the same machine, as my experience has been so good.
Besides this machine, I have a KitchenAid pasta extruder, and in my opinion, the Ambiano machine is more convenient to use, as well as making excellent pasta.
As regards recipes, I strictly follow the instructions which are on the lid of the machine. The...
Purchased in May 2018 at ALDI.
Don't rely on instructions and you will love it
My initial rating would have been 'terrible' because I had so much trouble to get a single batch of pasta to come out of it. The machine constantly stalled and clogged up. Then I watched a few YouTube videos and realised I was not adding enough liquid - even though I followed the instructions to the T.
So it is cheap - yes … and the instructions are almost useless. So now it is clear that you really have to go by your own instincts as to what the right consistency is. The machine would try to extrude the mix before it was ready … so for me ...it is a matter of turning it off before it moves to extrude and resetting the mixing until I see those clumps start to form. Then I know it's ready … and I will always feel the mix to make sure it is moist enough … but not too moist, otherwise the pasta just sticks together. It is a lot quicker than making it with my kenwood and then flattening out the pasta etc etc so for the price, I think it's great I can make fresh pasta at the drop of a hat. Clean up is a pain ... a huge pain - but it's all going in the dishwasher now on a cooler cycle. No way am I handwashing all that.
Worst product ever.
Does not work. Instructions written by a 2 year old. Measurements make dough concrete. DO NOT BUY. Don't waste your money on this crap. Buy the old fashioned manual one and you'll make perfect pasta. Worst product ever. Don't waste your money. Its not an easy alternative to make pasta
Worst thing ive come across in my whole life
Never again!! I measure the ingredients exactly but no, it always jams. I notice if you use the disks with the larger openings like lasagna or the large fettucine its occasionally ok but its been more trouble than its was worth!! When it does decide to work the pasta is lovely, but mostly it wont expell the mix its gets clogged up. I can say my mix is 100% correct! When i brought it the cashier told me to hang on to the receipt as they had had quiet a few reterns!
Does the job
Purchased this machine recently, so have only used it a few times. Although it is fairly simple to use, you must work out for yourself how your ingredients go together to get the right mix for it to work, which takes a few tries. If the mix is not right, it will not work. When you have it right, it is quite good for quick fresh pasta.
Aldi pasta maker
Great machine at a reasonable price. Have been using it for over 3 years and I no longer buy pasta or noodles from the shops. The trick is to use small eggs, 100g plain flour to one egg. Drier dough is much easy to work with and must allow an hour or two for the initial dough resting.
negative: noisy machine
A loud unit not for inexperienced users
This was a noisy machine when we first got it, but now after 12 months it has started to squeal quite loudly, and the cutters dont turn smoothly any more. Even when we first used it, we had to adjust the pasta dough to a drier mix to get the fettucini cutters to work. The machine has been used about ten times and we were happy with the result until that 12 month mark. There appears to be no instructions in the manual on how to oil the machine so I have left it alone.
The noise level using it makes everyone leave the kitchen, which can be a good thing too.
Questions & Answers
How much is this machine
|Category||Pasta Makers and Manual Pasta Makers||Pasta Makers and Automatic Pasta Makers||Pasta Makers and Automatic Pasta Makers|
|Dimensions||210 x 198 x 158 mm||340 x 200 x 260 mm|
|Construction Material||Aluminium and Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Features||Automatic Shut-off and Safety Lock||LED Display|
|Automatic Dough Mixing||No||No||Yes|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Release date||July 2019||June 2012||July 2017|
|Discontinuation date||June 2020||June 2015||May 2018|
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