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Perfect Your Pasta With These Tools

Jul 25 2013 - 12:32pm

Think outside the dried-pasta box [1], and try your hand at homemade pasta. Sure, the process may seem intimidating, but we guarantee that with a simple recipe [2] and the right tools, the job is surprisingly easy. From pasta rollers to stamps, we've rounded up the essentials to cook everything from fresh spaghetti to stuffed ravioli.

Ravioli Stamps

Whip up an entire batch of ravioli in no time with these spring-loaded stamps [3] ($16-$30) that quickly release cut ravioli.

Pasta Machine

Easily make sheets of fresh pasta with this pasta machine [4] ($80). It also serves as a base for other attachments, so you can make everything from spaghetti to capellini.


Not only is this colander [5] ($80) stylish, it's useful, too.The generous lip makes it easy to handle and safe for straining pasta straight from the pot. If you're looking for a gift for the pasta connoisseur, this is it.

KitchenAid Mixer Pasta Roller Attachment

Turn your mixer into a pasta workstation with this roller attachment [6] ($200, originally $250). It's easy to install and quickly works the dough into sheets for making egg noodles, tortellini, and lasagna. Cleaning brush included!

Adjustable Rolling Pin

An adjustable rolling pin [7] ($20) takes the guesswork out of preparing pasta sheets. Not only can you get the right width measurements, but the desired thickness, too.

Drying Rack

With this rack [8] ($39), your homemade pasta can dry perfectly. Its adjustable racks make it easy to transfer noodles directly from your pasta maker to the rack, and the plastic build makes for simple cleaning — genius!

Utensil Set

Scoop up a big serving of pasta and add color to your kitchen with this utensil set [9] ($50).

Pot Set

This stainless-steel pot set [10] ($225) does it all. Use it to cook up pasta or sauces; the deep strainer makes draining pasta a breeze.

Pastry Cutter

This pastry cutter [11] ($13) is perfect for making homemade ravioli and lasagna. Choose between the fluted or straight-edge blade, depending on the type and style of pasta you're making.

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