Lello 2730 3000 Pro Pastamaster Pasta Maker

Lello 2730 3000 Pro Pastamaster Pasta Maker

In the old days, pasta-making was a very complicated process. Pasta makers would first knead the dough with their feet. Yes, their feet.lello pasta maker  A process that sometimes took an entire day. Then they would cut the dough into sheets and then run them over a chitarra, a device made of steel strings strung across a frame, until grooves were formed on the sheet. They would then pluck at the strings and the formed long lines of pasta would fall to a waiting container below.  All that just to have some pasta on their tableand all that for just one type of pasta.

Lucky for us, these are no longer the old days, and lucky for you there are now machines like the Lello 2730 3000 Pro Pastamaster Pasta Maker which can help you make a lot of pasta in just a few minutes whether for yourself and your family at home, or for your customers in your restaurant. Plus you can make more than one type of pasta with this.

No more need for manual labor, the Lello pasta maker can make three pounds of pasta in about 20 minutes, thanks to its 300-watt motor. There is also no more need to watch over it during operation as it has overheating protection and an auto-shutdown capability among other safety features.

You can have the Lello pasta maker with affordable price. It’s rather huge at 12x8x12 inches, and hefty at 23.8 pounds and comes with a user manual and one-year limited warranty

The Lello pasta maker can make eight kinds of pasta:

  • Cappellini. This pasta is also called angel hair pasta and is ideal to be served with soups, seafood or other light sauces.
  • Spaghetti. The classic noodle strings, ideal for tomato sauce or other heavy sauces.
  • Linguine. This pasta is flatter yet wider than spaghetti and is usually best paired with seafood or pesto.
  • Tagliatelle. These are flat ribbons of pasta, similar to fettuccine, usually paired with meat sauces.
  • Sfoglia. These are small and rounded pieces of pasta, ideal for creamy and thick sauces.
  • Lasagna. Sheets of pasta that are meant to be sandwiched between or to sandwich meat and cheese, or other ingredients, including vegetables.
  • Maccherone. Ridged macaroni discs that go well with thick and creamy sauces.
  • Bucato. Large and hollow pasta discs that also go well with thick and creamy sauces.

Thirty-eight recipes are also included in a booklet.

What’s good about this product

The Lello pasta maker mixes the flour into pasta dough very well thanks to the excellent design of the stirring paddles. The machine can make perfect consistency of a semolina and whole wheat blend in between 10 to 15 minutes.

The switches are not complicated, there is only one direction operating motor for both the mixing and extruding processes so there is no more need to flip a direction switch for each processThe extrusion die is easy to change, its metal outer ring also makes it easy to cut off pasta with the swipe of a knife.

It’s also easy to disassemble for cleaning. All parts are also easy to clean, except for the extrusion auger chamber which can require some time.

What’s bad about this product

There is the noise. The noise from the engine can be bothersome during the processing of raw dough. The noise is almost as loud as a blender, however, the noise goes down when the machine is already extruding pasta.

The extruding process for the pasta is also so slow. Sometimes this problem is caused by the stirring paddles in the mixing bowl when they fail to push enough material into the auger slot to keep the extruded pasta coming out at a constant rate. This can be fixed by stopping the machine, rearranging the dough and starting it up again.

There is also an odor around the machine that smells like paint fumes. However this might not be much of an issue with second-hand machines.

The weight of this machine is also an issue, but most often it is also an advantage since the sheer weight keeps it from shifting or migrating to another side of the table or counter while in operation.

Conclusion

All in all, the Lello pasta maker is a good machine to have if you want to produce large amounts of pasta immediately. The noise is something you have to get used to and the smell too, for a while. Its size and weight makes it more ideal for restaurant owners who should keep it permanently set up on a counter as opposed to home users who want to be able to put it away immediately after use.