Pasta machine newbie needs help...

Pasta machine newbie needs help...

Post by Bettyr » Fri, 28 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Help me.  I've been working with ploymer clay for 3 years now and would like
invest in a pasta machine.  I have know Idea where to start.  Do i get a
motorized or non motorized.  what are the best brands what features should i
look for.  I would apprieate all the help i could get.. thanks
betty
 
 
 

Pasta machine newbie needs help...

Post by Polycla » Fri, 28 Aug 1998 04:00:00


bettycc wrote
Quote:
>Help me.  I've been working with polymer clay for 3 years now and would like

invest in
 a pasta machine.  I have no idea where to
 start.  Do I get a motorized or non-motorized.
What are the best brands what features should
I look for.  I would apprieate all the help I
 could get.. thanks<
The brand that most of us are using is the
'ATLAS' made in Italy. It is the basic model.
Some use the noodle attachment (come in the
box) to make clay strips.
I have not heard of anyone using the raviolli attachment. You have to buy that
as a seperate attachment.

motoized or not? If you can afford it and justify it buy it.
Me, I'm a big poor old man, so I crank by hand. If you are going into
production, there will become a time when the moto becomes a must (unless you
like sore sholders and joints, etc).

Side question. How many ouf you pasta machine users sit down while using your
machine. I always stand.

Lysle

 
 
 

Pasta machine newbie needs help...

Post by scott & iren » Fri, 28 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
> Side question. How many ouf you pasta machine users sit down while using
your
> machine. I always stand.

When I cranked, I stood.  Better leverege (sp?) and less strain on
shoulder.  Now that I'm motorized, I sit.  Heck, sometimes I even work on
something else (usually paper-oriented stuff -- sketching a design, filing
paperwork, reading, list-making) as I feed clay into the machine for
conditioning.

Irene in NC
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Pasta machine newbie needs help...

Post by ShryBail » Sat, 29 Aug 1998 04:00:00


The big issue is metal not plastic. The pre-motorized kind that are plastic are
for soft pasta dough, not polymer clay (well, maybe original Sculpey!)

Most of us here prefer the Atlas/Pasta Queen variety, and the ones stamped
Italy seem to be better than the ones stamped China/Taiwan or whatever.

There is ever increasing support for adding on their optional motor for
conditioning, too.

Kitchen Etc. (chain) stores and similar places often have the base machine for
$29, glitzy stores sell the same one for $50. There are online sources for both
the machine and the motor (which you can add later if you want to think about
it) as well.

Sherry