I am a japanese living in the uk. I did so much research on this pasta / noodle maker on japanese websites. I naturally got obsessed with this amazing innovation, as i had recently bought a marcato pasta machine (with a motor) for making japanese noodles (udon, soba, ramen) and gyoza (dumpling) wraps, but was beginning to find kneading was quite tiring and time-consuming. So you can imagine how excited i was when i learnt amazon uk started selling it here. I didn’t think twice, and just clicked the purchase button. I actually bought the other one of this machine you can find on amazon uk (hr2355/12), as this one (hr2355/09) was not available but the one other was when i got it. , manuals for both models; amazon italy site), my conclusion is these two models are exactly the same. As another reviewer said, mine didn’t come with a uk plug or an english recipe book. But as they said, they are problems you can solve easily. The philips us site and australian site both offer a downloadable recipe book in english. Some good and not-so-good impressions after owing it for about 6 weeks:- compared with a traditional pasta machine (even with a motor attachment), this one makes your life much much easier. It is true that dough for asian noodles needs to rest for a while for chewiness, but without resting, noodles are quite ok.
It works really well and makes great pastai honestly didn’t expect much. You see it look so easy online then get it home and its a disappointment, but this is not the case with this product. Watch where you order it from. Philips do not manufacture this machine for the uk, so you are not going to get one with a uk plug and/or uk instruction/recipe booklet. However, i knew this and was ready and waiting with a euro to uk plug converter. (which you can get on here)just ordered the cookie disks for this machine, hoping it works as well as the pasta side of it. Honestly, if you can fill a jug of flour and water up to the indications on the jug and be able to cut the pasta to your desired length using the cutter, you will not have any problems at all with this machinegive it a go.
Works well as per instructions. Only drawback is the pasta takes too long to boil to the right consistency during cooking. I would have given it 5 stars otherwise.
I bought this machine (not on amazon) which is not generally available in the uk. Philips have not yet decided to sell it here, however the eu versions are on sale here. The machine arrived with an eu plug, but it is simple to buy an eu to uk adapter either here on amazon or, as i did, in my local sainsburys. Recipes are not in english but they are readily available by a quick google search on either the us or australian philips site for this product. Out of the box it was slightly heavier than i expected but that is no bad thing. It felt solid and well made. For a start my friends and i decided to try the penne attachment. It’s as simple as switch the machine on, choose which of the two amounts you want to make (300g to serve 2-3 or 600g to serve 4-6) and go. We initially decided on 2 cups of 00 flour into the machine, switch on, pick the 2 cup option, press start and add 180ml of water. In approx 3 mins after kneading, it began extruding the dough.
One of the best kitchen products that i have ever purchased. If you love homemade pasta as much as i do, you will not regret buying this. I am an italian cook from an italian family but, like every other modern woman, i do not have the time to make homemade pasta like my grandmother did.This is the next best thing.
My wife bought this machine in dec 2015, which was only 3 months ago. It always works fine, however yesterday when i used it, the metal cover started to bend and it no longer fits into my machine any more. I am now waiting for philips to come back on me for this and i hope my money won’t be wasted.
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Reviews from purchasers :
- Excellent pasta maker
- Fantastic machine, quick, easy healthy Pasta in a few minutes
- Warranty not defined