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#1 Sun 01 Feb 09 11:25am

secondhandrose

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Occupation Student/Music Teacher/Musician
From Sydney, Australia
Member since Sun 01 Feb 09

Pasta maker

I'm looking for an affordable but good quality pasta making machine (not electronic)...the type that Jamie O would recommend. Anyone know of any good brands/where I can buy it from? I'm from Sydney, Australia so preferably one that I can buy here, although if I can order a good one online I'm up for international suggestions!

Cheers!

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#2 Sun 01 Feb 09 12:48pm

john_lee

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Occupation Teacher and Writer
From Wales and Italy
Member since Mon 10 Oct 05

Re: Pasta maker

Hi Rose,

The standard home pasta machine is the little Imperia SP150 model. I love mine. It's a study little machine, and it comes with a double cutter for tagliatelle and fettucini.

I found one here: http://www.catererswarehouse.com.au/pro … mp;cID=341 and you could probably find one on eBay.

I can't help you with real shops, sorry, but perhaps someone else can.

There are cheaper makes, but Imperia is known to be very good quality - if I remember rightly, I bought Imperia because Jamie's mentor Gennaro recommended it in his book, Passione.

Hope this helps!

John x

Last edited by john_lee (Sun 01 Feb 09 2:52pm)

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#3 Sun 01 Feb 09 12:54pm

shammrok

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Occupation Growing things
From Up the garden path...Tasmania
Member since Thu 02 Sep 04

Re: Pasta maker

I have been looking at some on dealsdirect.com.

I am thinking of getting one when the weather cools down a bit. smile

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#4 Sun 01 Feb 09 1:27pm

secondhandrose

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Occupation Student/Music Teacher/Musician
From Sydney, Australia
Member since Sun 01 Feb 09

Re: Pasta maker

Ooo people reply quickly on this forum! Hoorah! You're right John, looking at the site you gave me the Imperia does look good...plus I love Gennaro, so I might have a look out for it in the shops tomorrow...I'm desperate to make my own fresh pasta! I went to Fifteen when I was last in London and the thing that really stood out was their pasta! Yummy! Shammrok...I can't WAIT until it cools down here. There's all these new recipes I've been dying to try out, but in this heat all I can think about it making ice cold cocktails!

*Juliet* xxx

P.S. How did you guys get avtars up on your profile?

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#5 Sun 01 Feb 09 2:25pm

john_lee

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Occupation Teacher and Writer
From Wales and Italy
Member since Mon 10 Oct 05

Re: Pasta maker

Hi Juliet,

Fresh pasta is the best, and it's so rewarding to make!

Re. avatars, I emailed the site editor Danny with my pic, and he kindly agreed to put it up for me. I'm not sure if you have to be a member for a little while though and be quite active.

John x

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#6 Sun 01 Feb 09 9:57pm

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Pasta maker

try www.petersofkensington.com.au

or head into the essential ingredient (expensive) or into mcarthy's in stanmore (on parramatta rd next to the maccas).

I think you have to have been a member for a year to get an avatar.

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#7 Sun 01 Feb 09 10:41pm

Mr Grumpy

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From Coventry
Member since Sat 22 Dec 07

Re: Pasta maker

Rose. I know you said "not electronic", but if you have a Kenwood Chef the pasta maker attachment for that is very good.

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#8 Mon 02 Feb 09 3:28pm

SonomaEddie

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Occupation Chief cook and bottle washer
From Northern California
Member since Sat 10 Feb 07

Re: Pasta maker

I also have an Imperia which I've owned for about 15+ years.  As john_lee pointed out, it is very sturdy.  I make lots of pasta and have never had a problem with it.
Eddie

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