Enjoy Made-from-scratch Noodles with KitchenAid Pasta Attachments
The KitchenAid mixer is a favorite tool of home cooks who love to bring their made-from-scratch creations to life, and not just for its ability to knead dough, mix batter, and whip cream. The mixer's available attachments can dramatically expand its potential. Among the most popular are the KitchenAid pasta attachments that let home chefs roll, cut, and shape fresh dough into professional-quality noodles. In fact, the KPEX pasta set has been the most popular KitchenAid attachment of the over 15 available. Each of these attachments can be used with any KitchenAid stand mixer.
- Pasta Roller
- Pasta Cutter Set
- Pasta Roller and Cutter Set
- Ravioli Maker
- Gourmet Pasta Press
- Pasta Drying Rack
The simplest KitchenAid pasta attachment is the KPSA pasta roller. This tool rolls pasta dough into thin, wide sheets that can then be cut by hand into noodles for ravioli or lasagna, or sent through one of the available pasta cutters. Eight thickness settings give cooks fine control over how the pasta comes out.
KitchenAid's two pasta cutter attachments come together in the KPCA attachment set. A lasagnette cutter creates thicker noodles, suitable for fettuccine and egg noodles. The capellini cutter creates thinner spaghetti or angel hair noodles. For best results, dough should be rolled out with the pasta roller attachment before being sent through either pasta cutter.
The KitchenAid pasta roller and two cutters listed above are also available together in a three-piece kit. The KPRA pasta attachment set includes the KPSA roller and both cutters from the KPCA set. This collection gives home chefs all they need to make many popular types of noodles from scratch, including spaghetti, fettuccini, and lasagna. The KPRA set is half of the KPEX pasta excellence set, which you can read more about below.
The KitchenAid KRAV ravioli attachment makes quick work of a pasta-making process that takes a good deal of time when done by hand. Starting with a folded sheet of dough that's been rolled through the KitchenAid pasta roller, chefs scoop their homemade ravioli filling through the included hopper and, powered by a hand crank, the attachment creates perfectly-formed perforated sheets of ravioli squares that can easily be separated by hand and cooked immediately or frozen and kept for later.
The KPEXTA gourmet pasta press is perhaps the most versatile KitchenAid pasta attachment. Its six interchangeable plates create spaghetti, bucatini, large and small macaroni, rigatoni, and fusilli. A wire cutter gives cooks control over the lengths of the noodles.
In addition to the many attachments, KitchenAid also offers a KPDR drying rack with a capacity for four pounds of fresh pasta. This handy tool helps users dry pasta quickly and evenly for storage or before cooking it.
Looking For the KPEX?
KitchenAid discontinued the KPEX Pasta Excellence Set in September 2015, but each attachment from the six-piece set is still available in the following group of products: