pasta makers on a wood table top with pasta dough
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The 4 Best Pasta Makers and Tools, According to Our Test Kitchen

Homemade pasta has never been easier.
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We love the simplicity of grabbing a box of noodles from the pantry and having a quick dinner on the table. (It's a classic weeknight meal for a reason!) But there's something truly special about making pasta from scratch. It's smoother, more tender, velvety—perfetta. Here are our favorite pasta machines and tools that make the process, dare we say it, a pleasure. We tested a slew of hand-crank and electric pasta makers to see which ones were the easiest to use, produced the best results and were a cinch to clean. These were the hands-down winners. And note the other handy tools we like to keep around. 

Best Pasta Makers and Tools

Best Hand-Crank Pasta Maker: Imperia Pasta Machine

This Italian-made chrome-plated-steel pasta machine is exceptionally sturdy. That makes a big difference when rolling out sheet after sheet of dough. It includes a double-edged cutter for thin spaghetti and fettuccine (additional attachments available).

Imperia Pasta Machine
$89.95
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Williams Sonoma

Best Electric Pasta Maker: Philips Pasta Maker Pro

Simply add the ingredients and the machine mixes and extrudes the dough through dies of various shapes and sizes (penne, spaghetti, etc.). It has simple-to-follow instructions, produces fresh pasta in about 10 minutes, and includes a tool that makes cleaning the die easy.

Philips Smart Pasta Maker Plus
$299.95
($349.95)
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Williams Sonoma

Chicago Metallic Pasta & Pastry Wheel 

This stainless-steel wheel quickly cuts fresh pasta with ease. This little gadget will help you achieve perfect pasta shapes and a decorative border (you can choose smooth or ruffled edges). Bonus: It's dishwasher-safe, so cleanup is a breeze.

Chicago Metallic Pasta and Pastry Wheel
$7.99
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Crate and Barrel

Acacia Pasta Drying Rack

Made with gorgeous acacia wood and a minimalist design, this sturdy pasta rack dries fresh pasta (such as spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine, Chinese egg noodles and more) with ease. It features eight rods and a high clearance to provide plenty of space for long noodles.

Acacia Pasta Drying Rack
$16.95
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Crate and Barrel