While you could easily step into the mall and grab a packet of pasta, you realize that nothing beats some fresh home-made pasta. Making some spaghetti at home, for example, requires that you have a reliable pasta machine. Below we look at a pasta machine that you might want to know more about.
The CucinaPro Imperia Pasta Machine is an Italy-made kitchen appliance for making pasta.
At 13 inches in length, 6 inches in width and standing at 4 inches, the appliance will not take up a lot of space in your kitchen.
In addition, the machine is easily portable as it comes with several detachable parts which you can reassemble when you need to use it.
The CucinaPro Imperia Pasta Machine has a shiny steel finish.
It also features a nice wooden handle for rolling and a clamp for fastening.
The clamp allows you to fasten the machine on a table so that it does not move around when in use.
The cucinapro 150 has a nice range in that it allows you to make pasta in several styles, from thin spaghetti to wide fettuccine. This is made possible by a dial that is conveniently placed on the side. If you are not satisfied with the size of your noodles strips, there is an option to buy additional attachments to make your desired sizes. Many people discussing this machine in forums and on Amazon are quite satisfied with the available options, though.
The Pasta Machine strong points
Looking at the other available pasta machines on the market today, you have to admit that this is a genuinely well-made piece of engineering for home kitchens. The machine is good looking-you don’t have to stash it away in case your friends wander into your kitchen.
Let’s take a closer look at the pros of this Italian device.
I found this machine is so easy to operate; anyone who can cook can use it. You only need to fasten it on a table’s edge, push the top into place and roll your dough. The wooden handle is easy to grip and the rolling does not take too much effort. The only part which required effort was attaching the double cutter, and even that was not hard to do.
There is an option to buy a motor for this machine if you do not want to operate it by hand. The motor allows you to free up your hands. The biggest advantage that the motor brought, in my case, was that it allowed me to place the machine on any surface in my kitchen. I did not have to clamp it to the edge of a table. As I was reading through some online forums, I found the motor combination to be one of the most discussed aspects of the pasta machine.
The machine is solid and lasts quite long. I saw a review where the writer says he has had his for 30 years. Now that is quite a long time, we all agree. Of course the longevity will depend on the care and frequency of use but still, 30 is not easy to wish away. Especially if you spend less than $100 on the machine, there are cheaper pasta makers but they do not even come close to the CucinaPro Imperia Pasta Maker Machine (150) in terms of ease of use and longevity.
Things to note
For a machine that comes at this price and has the above advantages, there are not many drawbacks to speak of. The major issue here is the quality of the metal that makes the machine. The steel is not stainless, which means that exposure to water over a prolonged period may attract rust.
The other issue that was raised by people who have used the machine was the difficulty in cleaning. The machine has some hidden parts which are notoriously hard to reach. Considering the fact that the metal may rust if exposed for long to water, cleaning will be quite a challenge.
Let’s be honest here, you will not get motor vehicle grade chrome, and neither will you get industrial grade stainless steel. I wouldn’t dwell too much on these minor drawbacks.
There are a few things you will want to keep in mind regarding the CucinaPro Imperia Pasta Machine like you need to keep it dry, otherwise the parts will rust.
You also should note that you will need a surface with an edge where you can clamp it, otherwise you buy a motor.
The CucinaPro Imperia Pasta Machine is a decent piece of work. If you are tired of super market dried pasta, you will appreciate this pasta machine.