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KITCHENAID PASTA ROLLER ATTACHMENT FOR STAND MIXERS

roller pasta attachment-1Do you love making your own pasta? If your answer to this question is yes, there is a special treat for you. Kitchenaid pasta roller attachment will make your pasta making, a day that you will love.

 

 

 

 

  • Kitchenaid pasta roller attachment is made of stainless steel. This is an important detail as you don’t want to deal with smudges or worse, rust on your food preparation equipment.
  • It comes with the necessary roller and cutters – a pasta roller, fettuccine cutter, and linguine fine cutter. Because all these are also stainless, you can enjoy a variety of pasta without the worries that some rust have been rolled together with the flour.
  • With the different kinds of cutter, you can create dishes that are not only unique, but also enjoyable to make. This complete set gives you a stress-free pasta making as you don’t have to go from store to store to look for that specific cutter you need.
  • It fits all KitchenAid stand mixers. This is great as you can make use of this while using other mixers. In case you want to use other beaters, it will not be a problem mounting these three attachments on them.
  • A wooden cleaning brush and toothpicks are included. After every use, cleaning the different parts will only be a breeze. With the wooden brush, you can now remove those sticky dough with ease and the toothpicks can help take away those that stick to the hard-to-reach corners of your cutter and roller.
  • The attachments are approximately 9 x 3 inches. They are just of the right sizes. They don’t use up too much space when you store them and they are not of that easy- to- lose size. You can keep them in the drawer just right under your stand mixer.
  • It has 1-year guarantee. This goes to show that it doesn’t easily get broken. No maker would want to waste money by repairing already sold products. The quality of the kitchenaid pasta roller is really that good.

The weight of the kitchenaid pasta roller attachment is only 15 pounds. It light enough for you to move it around and heavy enough to prevent it from moving or slipping when you are using it. For its dimensions, it is conveniently 16 inches tall without the feet and each bar is 7.75 inches long.

This pasta roller attachment is not sold alone. As mentioned, it comes with two kinds of pasta cutters. These will make your life easier when making pasta for lasagna and you will not have difficulty producing your very own pasta for that delicious bolognaise.

 

PROS

The kitchenaid pasta roller is a great addition to the kitchen. It will make cooking pasta fun. The roller attachment can easily make pasta of different sizes and thickness. You just have to prepare the pasta dough and form small rectangles with them and feed them into the attachments. You will then have uniform fettuccini noodles or lasagna noodles.

Have you experienced making pasta which had some parts dry and some parts still wet? Well, you will not experience that again with the kitchenaid pasta roller attachment. Included with it is a free pasta drying rack which comes in handy to have the pasta dry fast and evenly. You just have to turn the top knob to spread the bars into a special accessory wand in the column. These are the bars where you hang the pasta for them to dry evenly.

It is stand mixer – friendly. You can mount it on any KitchenAid mixer.

It is easy to clean with the provided cleaning brush and picks. Cleaning will waste no time.

This kitchenaid pasta roller attachment is easy to keep when not in use. The telescopic feet folds flat so they don’t get in the way, thus making storing convenient.

You won’t get lost trying to figure out how to use the attachment as it comes in with complete directions for easy assembly. Cooking tips and recipes are even provided for you to start making your own sumptuous pasta immediately.

 

CONS

Since kitchenaid pasta roller is used with dough, there is a tendency for the dough to stick to the cutter and the roller. Because it is a common situation with pasta rollers and cutters, this won’t remain a problem because you can use the wooden brush and toothpicks which are added to the package.

 

CONSUMER REVIEWS

The kitchenaid pasta roller attachment is great equipment that a lot of customers were satisfied with the product.

    • Over a hundred commented that they just love making pasta with it.

 

  • About 108 happy users mentioned kitchenaid pasta roller gets the dough much thinner than they could by hand rolling it.

 

 

  • Another group of over 110 said it has good quality, it is simple to use and easy to clean.

 

Even with the advantages of having this wonderful piece of equipment, there are still those who were not completely pleased with it. A woman mentioned that it took her some time to clean it and she sacrificed a few batches of dough before she could get it cleaned.

Another user mentioned that the kitchenaid pasta roller attachment is good for flat pasta only, so if you are thinking of having the round ones, you might be disappointed.

It is great for flat pasta (even those very thin ones). So you can make tasty pasta quite easily since the kitchenaid pasta roller has the widest setting on the roller which is great for kneading or rolling even flaky dough to become evenly mixed.

After you taste what you have made with this equipment, box pasta will never taste the same again.

 

PRICE

Kitchenaid pasta roller attachment can be attained for a reasonable price of $199.99.

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Breville BOV800XL: The Smart Oven Review

Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven-1Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven is the perfect partner for your cooking needs. It is a good investment for those who are so into cooking different kinds of food that would require different methods of heating. What sets it apart from the other ovens is that it does not only guarantee an equal distribution of heat all throughout, it actually adjust its heat distribution depending on the food type you put in it.

Have you been looking for the oven that won’t let you down?

Don’t you wish ovens were a lot more reliable than the usual ones you can get in stores?

Then no question about it, Breville Smart Oven is what you have been waiting for!

  • Breville BOV800XL has a non stick interior at 0.8 cubic feet. This can accommodate not just the regular-sized pans but also 13 –inch pizzas, plus you need not worry about food sticking on to the inside of the oven because of its non-stick feature.
  • It offers three different three rack positions. You can choose the distance you want the food will be from the heating elements. This is really useful so that certain foods don’t have to be too near the heat if not needed.
  • Five quartz are used as heating elements. Each piece of the quartz has power that can be adjusted according to the preference of the user.
  • This smart oven by Breville has a LCD that has blue back light. The screen is so user-friendly that the blue light becomes orange when it is in the pre-heating stage. This gives you the idea of what it’s doing by just looking at the color of the light.
  • It comes with IQ Technology, the element that gives the user control. On the LCD screen, you will see nine different pre-set functions, designed for various types of food. There’s an option for toast and bagel which you can press if you need the oven for bread.
  • Because the oven is powerful, it can broil and roast as well as it can do pizza and make cookies. And like most ovens, it can do the simple task of reheating and keeping food stuff warm.

Breville BOV800XL measures 18.5 inches by 16.25 inches by 11.25 inches. This is big enough for you to do six slices of pizza at a time and even a thirteen -inch family size one. This could also mean you can put in plates of food instead of dealing with them batch by batch.

Breville Smart Oven does not come on its own in the box. There are some accessories that will make your experience with this amazing oven even better. In the box will also be a crumb tray that you can remove and replace anytime. This makes cleaning it so easy. To be placed on the rack are pizza pan and baking pan. You don’t have to make do with whatever pan is available as each has a different purpose. If you want to broil something, you can use the broil rack. The best part of all is the wire rack that you can automatically eject.

PROS

Breville BOV800XL gives the owner total control in many things. Unlike ordinary ones, this oven does not have an “all or nothing” capacity. Instead of just a dial from 1 to 6, Breville Smart Oven has a user-friendly LCD screen that clearly displays the pre-set functions with the specific food name.

Have you had the experience of baking something and the oven burned the toppings but left the stuffing uncooked? You will not have this kind of problem with this Breville oven. Because of its IQ Element, the heat is spread evenly to parts of the food where it is mostly needed. Plus you can control the temperature of the quartz to match the food you place in the oven.

Cleaning will be a piece of cake. You won’t worry about crumbs getting into the heating elements because it comes with a crumb tray that can easily be taken out after using.

CONS

Because Breville BOV800XL is such a powerful oven, it requires much energy. It is not advisable to have another piece of appliance share an electrical outlet with it. You might also have to ensure that you have a 20 amps breaker in the outlet that you use as it requires about 18 to 20 amps to function.

It is also important to note that the power cord is not that long, shorter than 3 feet. This Breville Smart Oven is best placed on a counter top near an electrical socket.

CONSUMER REVIEWS

No matter how well a product advertises, the consumers have the best say about it. So what do the Breville BOV800XL owners have to say about the oven? Based on surveys, people who own Breville Smart Oven say that:

  • It is user-friendly. You cannot go wrong with it with the help of its LCD screen that comprehensively states the different pre-set functions.
  • You can make a variety food with it. Aside from reheating left-overs, you can also roast and broil. And this is made easier with the accessories that come with the oven.
  • Keeping food warm is so easy. You just pop it in and press “warm” on the control panel.
  • The oven is big enough to accommodate more than a 12-inch pizza, so you can put in more than six slices at a time.
  • It is very easy to clean. With the non-stick interior and crumb tray, there is not much to do but wipe the exterior clean.

However, despite the long list of good stuff, there are complaints of it occupying too much space because of its size. The issue of having to secure an extension wire with a breaker is not that uncommon also. Others also find the Breville BOV800XL a bit too pricey for an oven.

PRICE

From its original price of $299.99, you can now keep your $50.04 because you can now grab the Breville Smart Oven for only $249.95.