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Kitchen Aid Pasta Roller attachement? To get or not to- Help

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I don't cover my cakes in fondant at least not yet. But I do use a lot of fondant as decorations on my cakes. Is is a good smart investment to buy a pasta roller attachment for my kitchenaid? 

I ask this because I don't want to spent $100 on one if its not worth my time.

Any help on this subject would be appreciated. 

Anyone with one or has used one would also be of help. 

Thanks

post #2 of 19

I know a lot of people who swear by it...

I don't care for it at all.thumbsdown.gif

I prefer to roll mine by hand using The Mat.

post #3 of 19

I love, love, love mine.    I was lucky and got it at Boscov.com years ago and only paid about $50.   I also hardly cover cakes but do tons of accents.   

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post #4 of 19

My boss bought me a pasta roller from Marshalls for 20.00 I love using it. I just clamp it on my work station and don't have to rely on my mixer. 

post #5 of 19
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Thats a good Idea to look into Thanks for the heads up. 

post #6 of 19

I love mine. I started with the hand one and it did not work well for me. I use it for flowers, stripes, strips for bows, everything. Like you my cakes are buttercream but lots of fondant accents.

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post #7 of 19

I'd be lost without mine.  So worth the money.  

post #8 of 19

If you can get one that works right, its great.  I used one in a class and it saved so much time I bought one soon after.  However, it proved to be unusable.  It left lots of black grease all ever everything that went thru it :(  I tried cleaning it, but nothing helped, it still left black grease all over the fondant.  It was the KitchenAId attachment, BTW.  I know lots of other people have had the same problem with them at that time, and I know some who have gotten lucky and got one that worked right. 

Jen
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post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by CakesByJen2 View Post

If you can get one that works right, its great.  I used one in a class and it saved so much time I bought one soon after.  However, it proved to be unusable.  It left lots of black grease all ever everything that went thru it :(  I tried cleaning it, but nothing helped, it still left black grease all over the fondant.  It was the KitchenAId attachment, BTW.  I know lots of other people have had the same problem with them at that time, and I know some who have gotten lucky and got one that worked right. 

That is one of the major problems I had with mine right out of the box. 

It still sits in the box because of it.

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That is one of the major problems I had with mine right out of the box. 
It still sits in the box because of it.

Can't you take it back? Surely that would be classed as faulty goods if a food roller leaks non edible oil on a food product.
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Can't you take it back? Surely that would be classed as faulty goods if a food roller leaks non edible oil on a food product.

In hindsight, I should have exchanged it.

I kept it because it comes with some other pasta rollers that did end up using to make my pasta. Very disappointed with the large flat roller though icon_sad.gif...and that is the only one that has the issue. The others are fine.

post #12 of 19

I don't make my gumpaste flowers and fondant decorations in my kitchen (have a designated room), so it wouldn't be convenient for me. Just something to keep in mind.

post #13 of 19

At my shop, I have a dedicated KA mixer with a pasta attachment on it.  We use it constantly.

~ Sherri
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post #14 of 19

I have been thinking of getting one for my KA but I use the mixer in the kitchen and do my decorations (flowers, etc) at the dining room table and I don't think it would be that productive for me to have it on the mixer.  I am considering getting one that I can have on the table or counter behind me.

Thanks,

Myra
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Thanks,

Myra
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post #15 of 19
I just got the KA attachment; however, when I put gum paste or 50/50 though the material isn't smooth. It seems to stick, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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