Lot of wastage. Hard to clean.
Have had for about 10 weeks after buying on sale at Myer and really persisted with it but needed to constantly shift the dough up one end to ensure consistent extrusion. The recipe must be spot on and you’re not going to be able to use more than 1-2 eggs (I like egg pasta!). Even being precise with measurements the amount of dough left that simply can’t be pushed through must be at least 1/4 to 1/3 of your batch. It really needs a better mechanism to force the pasta through consistently. I like the shape templates but the whole thing is just... Read more hard work esp when you have to use the tools to pick every last bit of dough out of the various extrusion and mixing parts before it hardens (see pics). Ultimately it’s easier to mix dough up with a dough hook or by hand and run it through our manual pasta maker. The Philips machine just can’t laminate the pasta in the same way as doing it by hand and if you’ve made pasta by hand before it’s actually quicker to do it manually (and you have more control over the finished product even if not as many styles). Finally you can use the entire ball of dough going manually. We were really pumped for this thing initially and persisted but are returning it - just one of those items of convenience that ironically makes a normally straightforward process significantly harder.
Purchased in for $299.25.
really dislike this machine
have tried so many times to get the pasta to work. too gluggy, too dry, or get it right but then sticks together and when cooked breaks up. instructions on quantities was not clear and had to google. I can make a great home made pasta the old fashioned way, but hoped to save time when working full time. also you have to buy extras to make noodles. almost $400 wasted. so disappointed and will probably just give away and not buy any more Philips goods.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $389.
Makes great pasta, watch the lid.
If you can't make great pasta with it's probably not the machines fault, RTM.
The one part of the design Phillips needs to change is the lid. It is very easy to break the tabs, one of which operates the switch. Once the machine is out of warranty, I'm thinking I will use a needle file and make a little cut out where the tabs click in. You can glue the tab easily and lids are easy to buy, I expect Phillips sell a lot of them for exactly this reason. If you depend on your Pasta maker keep some plastic glue handy.
I brought extra attachments for more options and the packs are reasonably priced
Hopefully in the next model Phillips will redesign the lid.
Highly recommend, with above caveat.
Purchased in at Costco for $179.
I've only used it once but it was amazing. Simple to operate, and the pasta melted in the mouth.. not that hard to clean up either!! Very pleased.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman Online for $339.
Excellent and useful machine!
This machine has ended up being one of my most used and I have completely stopped buying prepackaged pasta.
I decided to get this as I try to reduce my weekly waste, and also like pastas with alternate flours. This works reliably well and is very quick and easy to use, amd you can easily blend flours with water (no egg needed) easily.
Only downside is its a bit pricey.
The worst thing I ever purchased
After Four attempts and most of the afternoon, I realized that this product is merely created to grab your attention and your money. I believed the reviews, I got suckered in. That is my error. It is near impossible to get the water ratio to types of flour correct - either a mush (too watery) or powdered. Nothing came out without stopping it and forcing the dough to the front of the machine. I have handed it over to my partner an afternoon of attempts leads to failure, I get the pleasure of taking a sledge hammer to it. The small amount that came out tasted good but not worth the drama.
Purchased in for $300.
Excellent pasta maker
Have owned manual ones in the past but decided to try this. So amazing and so easy to use. Better than any bought pasta. It's truly delicious and easy to clean up
Purchased in at Farmers.
Not worth the money or time.
Made a double quantity of pasta as per the recipe book. Started brilliantly mixing and squeezing out pasta but half way through, the pasta stop coming out or being pushed and after all the continual mixing the mixture was very hard. Maybe one quantity would work better than two.
Purchased in at Costco for $210.
Never using shop bought pasta again!
I was lucky enough to have enough frequent flyer points to get hold of this after seeing a few reviews on you tube. I struggled using the manual pasta machines, but loved the taste of fresh pasta so this machine was perfect. I've had it for almost 12 months so about time I shared my experiences.
It is a very easy machine to use, and I've always had consistently great pasta every time I have made pasta. As other reviewers have noted, weigh your ingredients rather that relying on cup measurements. I've only ever made pasta using the recipe fo... Read morer flour plus the egg and water and used the included measuring cup. You can use just water as well as semolina and water. The only problem with the measuring cup is the markings are very hard to read. I try and make sure there's bright light behind the cup as I add the water! This needs to improve. The machine is easy to use, comes with a recipe book, plus four pasta shape discs, a cleaning tool and pasta cutter. The machine comes with discs for making different shaped pastas such as spaghetti, linguine, lasagne and penne. I've used them all. I've also used the lasagne disc for ravioli squares. You can also buy additional discs for different asian noodles and the recipe book also includes recipes for flavoured pastas such as beetroot. I'm yet to try them but they sound interesting. The extra discs, cleaning tool and pasta cutter all store neatly in a drawer in the front of the machine So using the machine, you select a pasta disc, fit it to the machine, the replace and tighten the front cover. Weigh your dry ingredients and add them to the machine, and pop the clear lid on. Switch the machine on and start the process. You add the liquid using the measuring cup via the slot in the clear lid. You'll see the mixer rotate the dry and wet ingredients for three minutes and it takes on a texture much like breadcrumbs. It's a little surprising as when I've made pasta dough manually, it's more 'doughy' than this. After around three minutes of mixing, it then reverses and pushes the mixture through the extruder and via the pasta disc. As the pasta comes out, you use the cutting tool to slice off the pasta against the front of the disc. I always keep a plate under the front to catch the pasta and sprinkle flour over it as I go to avoid it sticking together and keep the pasta separate. If you have a pasta dryer, and you're making spaghetti or linguine, drape them over the arms as you go. As for washing up, it all comes apart easily enough and the cleaning tools helps push little bits of left-over pasta that gets stuck in holes in the disc. Look, you're probably wondering why go to all this bother with a pasta machine, when you could just buy the dried stuff from the supermarket, but believe me, once you've had fresh pasta, you'll never go back!
Purchased in at Qantas Frequent Flyer.
Great machine. Saves ALOT of time.
Never regretted buying this pasta machine! It's so easy to use and mainly we only use it to make sheets of pasta for lasagna. You will never go back to store-bought dried lasagna sheets again. It's a bit messy to clean, however a trick I use is to let it all air dry overnight and then it just falls out of the pasta extruders.
Purchased in at Myer for $299.
Love this machine
Bought this machine after it was recommended by a friend. If you use the measuring cup provided the pasta come out perfect everytime. One thing to bear in mind is that the pasta 'dough' will only work if it looks a bit like the consistency of breadcrumbs..which is not like with the manual machines, which need more of a real dough texture..made that mistake once. Never again.
Purchased in at Catch for $278.
Very happy with this machine. Slough can be pain to clean plastic extrusion but produces very good pasta. Had good success with single batch size. Best advise I can give is to floor plate to catch pasta.
Purchased in for $239.
Waste of Money
After reading the reviews I thought this machine would be fail safe. After 9 attempts and having only one lot near perfect, the hit and miss ratio has had me place this machine in the too hard basket. Granted, I found my Thermomix scales may have been out by a few gramms and this may have been the cause of the failed attempts at making pasta. My partner purchased digital scales to make sure measurements were correct but again it was a miserable failure with the mixture failing to extrude the mix (we even had the eggs at room temperature). My pa... Read morertner, her teenage daughter and myself are all above average cooks that love to make things from scratch but this machine will have turning to the bottle! The mess and subsequent cleanup is not as magical as others have presented.
Purchased in at Appliances Online for $289.
Love it perfect pasta
Was a gift for mother’s day .
One of my favourite machine. Very easy to use. Great pasta
With lots of possibility of different kind of pasta.
Recipe proportions are easy to follow and exact.
Some member of my family and friends bought one as well.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $480.
Best pasta machine
the most quickest and tasting pasta ever.. after 3 attempts and getting the weights to perfect.. the pasta was so simple.. best tip is to makes sure you have weighed everything perfect... best ratio I have used:
50g plain four
2 eggs then topped with water to 95mls
As it Mixes it looks very dry and not formed .. then after the 3 minutes and extruded beautiful and very quick..
love love love it... don’t give up.. you won’t look back...
Purchased in at Harvey Norman.
Questions & Answers
just wondering if there are any extra pasta shape discs you can purchase for this model
What’s the difference between
Hi Maria, thanks for your question. The two appliances are almost identical to each other. The main differences are that HR2375/06 is painted white and released initially in the US, while HR2375/13 is painted black and released initially in Australia. Hope this helps! Should you have further questions, feel free to ask. :)
Alternatively, you can reach out to our product team for more information. You can reach them directly on 1300 363 391 (Australia), or 0800 658 224 (New Zealand) from Mondays to Saturdays: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm EST. They'll be happy to help.
The Philips Australia Team
What is the difference between the original Phillips Pasta Maker and the avance thanks
Hi Lynne, thank you for your interest! The HR2375/13 Original Pasta & Noodle Maker does not have an auto-weighing function and comes with four shaping discs. The Avance Pasta Maker does have an auto-weighing function and comes with eight shaping discs, but this model is no longer available. If there's anything else you'd like to know, then feel free to contact our colleagues at 1300 363 391 (Australia) or 0800 658 224 (New Zealand). They're always happy to help. We wish you a good week. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team
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|Category||Automatic Pasta Makers|
|Dimensions||420 x 320 x 385 mm|
|Cord Length||1 m|
|Automatic Dough Mixing||Yes|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
- MPN: 13735 and HR2375-13
- GTIN13: 8710103902775
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