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Help with my new pasta and ravioli machine

SlinkySai Mar 24, 2014 07:11 AM

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. coll RE: SlinkySai Mar 24, 2014 07:12 AM

    Lots of flour coating, that helps.

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      hill food RE: coll Mar 24, 2014 03:05 PM

      yeah sounds like the dough was gummy.

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      rjbh20 RE: SlinkySai Mar 24, 2014 07:20 AM

      Is this the attachment for the KA mixer?

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        thimes RE: SlinkySai Mar 24, 2014 10:55 AM

        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.

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          SlinkySai RE: SlinkySai Mar 24, 2014 02:30 PM

          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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            coll RE: SlinkySai Mar 24, 2014 03:07 PM

            An Atlas mixer, or roller?

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            UncleMorty RE: SlinkySai Mar 25, 2014 04:21 AM

            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.

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