The Handy Pasta Kitchen tool!
There are many forms of pasta out there and everytime i see one, i simply want to make it.
I’m sure you have the same feeling if you are a pasta lover.
Though it can be quite expensive to buy all these shapes separately and store them as well.
So, i came across these pasta bikes and i simply love them.
I have both :
Pastabike from Marcato Pasta
Speedy Pasta wheel
Why did i buy 2 pastabikes, well for some shapes of pasta you need 2 distances and instead of moving my wheels all the time, i have 2 pasta wheels laying round for quick working like with making farfalle.
You can make all kinds of shapes with these wheels and with the speedy pasta wheel, there are some images printed on back of the box on how to place the wheels for the shape you want to make. I find this very handy when i don’t have much time trying to figure out how far the wheels need to be placed.
Be aware that only the speedy pasta wheel has these images. Not the Pastabike from Marcato which i feel sad about. It’s so handy to have this example.
This is the Marcato Pastabike
This the Speedy Pasta
Difference between Pasta Wheels :
* Marcato pastabike has 9 curved (zigzag) wheels, no flat ones at all.
* Speedy pasta has 8 flat wheels and 6 curved (zigzag) ones + example printing on the back of the box.
Both are very good quality and sturdy.
You can find the Speedy Pasta Cutter bike wheel HERE
You can find the Pastabike from Marcato HERE
The fact that Marcato Pastabike has no flat wheels, i find a disadvantage. It would have given more possibilities, but i like to use it when i make only curved pasta shapes, cause you will have more curved (zigzag) wheels for making something like mafaldine.
This is far more handier than buying different attachments and so much fun to keep you busy in the kitchen when it rains outside :)
I hope this helps.