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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
Somewhat effective, if expensive, pasta attachment
on November 1, 2001
For what it is (all plastic), this item is rather expensive. But, since I already had the mixer and the food grinder, I went ahead and got this. I agree with the other users that some of the attachments (spaghetti, thinner noodles) make the pasta tend to stick together. More of a problem might be that you really have to tweak the recipe a bit to get a good consistency. I prefer this for lasagne or fettucini noodles myself. It is functional. I would not want to do a large amount of pasta in this at one sitting because I am afraid it would burn out the motor (upon doing a full recipe for the first time, smoke emanated from my mixer. A call to Kitchen Aid said this was probably normal, as my mixer wasn't that old and oil was burning off, but I never did a full recipe again). I would really love to instead get the rolling pasta plate attachment for the Kitchen Aid, but at (price) it's a bit too much of an investment to me. This is functional for what I need it for.