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Mar 24, 2014 07:11 AM

Help with my new pasta and ravioli machine

I just received a pasta machine from my parents as a birthday gift. I got a ravioli attachment for it, too. It puts in the filling and crimps whole sheets of ravioli that you tear apart. It's awesome. But when I used it for the first time, it didn't work right. It kept jamming and the ravioli weren't even and coming apart and I ended up wasting a ridiculous amount of dough and filling. Any experienced pasta makers out there? Want to give me some tips? Hey, thanks in advance! :)

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  1. Lots of flour coating, that helps.

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    1. re: coll

      yeah sounds like the dough was gummy.

    2. Is this the attachment for the KA mixer?

      1. I've never had great luck with those things (if it is what I'm thinking it is) . . . . what type of filling were you using. The only luck I've ever had is with very smooth even filling - essentially just ricotta.

        1. It's an Atlas mixer.

          And the filling I used was sausage, ricotta, and spinach. I ran it through the food processor, too.

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          1. I would highly recommend getting the motor attachment if it doesn't have one. I think most folks who get a pasta machine lose interest because of the difficulty of feeding pasta and cranking at the same time. With the motor it frees you up to use both hands on the pasta.