Make fresh homemade pasta and noodle easily and quickly with the Philips Premium Collection Pasta Maker.
- 1 pound (0.45kg) pasta in 15mins
- Build-in auto-weighing function
- Unique shaping discs
- Detachable shaft
- LED display
- Non-slip feet
- Preset cooking function
- Safety lock
- Automatic mixing, kneading & extruding
- Free recipe book with over 20 different dishes
- Included: Cleaning tool, Measuring cup, Recipe booklet
- Shaping discs inculding penne, spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair, pappardelle, lasagne, ravioli /dumpling.
- Material accessories: POM
- Material of main body: Plastic
- Power: 200 W
- Cord length: 1.2 m
- Frequency: 60 Hz
- Voltage: 220-240 V
- Number of shaping mouths: 8
- Prefix programs: 2
The Philips Premium Collection Pasta maker (HR2358) has a build in auto weighing function that is very convenient, you don’t have to measure the exact amount of flour or you can add a bit more and the machine will tell you how much water to put in. You can make a minimum of 250g (2-3 person portion) to 500g.
It’s as easy as deciding what type of pasta you want to make, whether you want it with eggs or just water or if you are more adventurous you can add other flavours to your pasta. I found that putting the amount of liquid indicated by the machine resulted in really dry pasta so I usually add an extra 10mls. To prolong the life of the pasta machine, it indicates that you should wait up to 15 mins between use.
Check out the video from Philips to see how easy it is to use
Cleaning the pasta maker is not as easy as making pasta but Philips have made it a little easier by providing cleaning tools.
Making pasta/noodle is very easy and quick once you have worked out it’s quirks! I inadvertently managed to find out all that things you shouldn’t do when making pasta the first time I used the machine. After that it was a breeze!
What to do and what not to do!
- Pour the liquid slowly once the kneading starts
The first time I used the pasta maker I read the instructions and got to the amount of liquid required. I measured out the amount of liquid as indicated on the machine and poured the whole thing into the pasta maker! Went back to the instuctions and it said to pour the liquid slowly when the machine starts to knead the flour….oops! My fettucine came out really dry! I thought maybe I can put it back in the machine and add more water. But no, there is no function for that. You either discard it or use it to make something else.
- Do not change the settings once you have put flour in
I then decided to make pappardelle. The problem I ran into the this time was that I had selected the plain pasta type instead of the egg/flavoured pasta on the machine after I had poured the flour in and when I changed it, the machine reset. So the amount of flour that it had already weighed was still in the machine but it did not register that anymore, instead it indicated 0:00 meaning that you can pour the flour in now! I had to open up the machine and pour out the flour and start again! I decided to add a little more water than was indicated and the pasta came out great. But the problem with that is that if the dough is wetter it tends to stick to the kneading/mixing shaft so I had to pause the machine a few times to remove the dough and help it to where it should be at the front of the machine.
- Wait for the machine to display 0:00 before pouring the flour in
Next I tried the fettucine again and encoutered another problem! I turned on the machine and selected the pasta type and the machine indicated 0:00 which means you can pour the flour in. I opened the lid and poured the flour in not realising that when I opened the lid the machine was reseting or something (the led display was showing a moving box thingy). So when I put the lid back on the machine displayed 0:00! I had to pour out the flour again and start over. By this stage I thinking this is neither quick nor easy! I put 20ml more water than was indicated and the fettucine came out great and didn’t stick as much as the pappadelle dough.
I made some ravioli/dumpling sheets and the first batch I put in the exact amount of water indicated but I found it to a little dry, so for the second batch I put in an extra 10ml of water and found that to be better. Makes me wonder how accurate the machine weighs that flour since putting the exact amount indicated does not yield the best results.
Having used the machine a few times I found that adding an extra 10ml of water/liquid gives me the best results. The machine kneads the flour for 3 minutes and starts to extrude, all up it takes about 15 minutes.
- Auto weighing, weighs the flour and indicates the exact amount of water you need.
- Quick and easy
- Fresh pasta/noodle when you need it
- If there are errors you need to discard and start again.
- Not sure how accurate the weighing, I put an extra 10ml of water than indicated otherwise the pasta seems a tad dry
- Cleaning the disc, putting it in the freezer as suggested does help
Difference between the 2 models from Philips.com.au