Starting at around $260 a piece, the KitchenAid stand mixer comes with ten speeds for mixing, kneading, and whipping just about any ingredient; and that doesn’t even include all the possibilities when you start adding attachments. Not long after releasing the stand mixer, KitchenAid added attachments for juicing, sausage-making, spiraling, milling, and dicing to the lineup.
Among the most niche additions are the options for making pasta, six in total. But in this episode of Kitchen Gadgets, host Esther Choi is only testing three versions: a three-piece pasta roller set that for $120 will roll sheets of pasta and then cut them into spaghetti and fettuccini noodles; a $110 attachment dedicated to just making sheets of ravioli; and the pasta extruder — which yields six different pasta shapes including fusilli, rigatoni, and bucatini. Choi is joined by culinary producer Jackie Rothong who is helping decide which of these tools actually gets its job done.