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$40 saving from regular Costco price, but of note is that this is the better model normally stocked at Myer (auto weigh and more pasta extruders) for $429. Basic model at TGG normally for $299 but rarely comes on sale.
May possibly be able to get JB to price match the $300, and then get $50 cashback for total $250
(Cashback not open to Costco purchases)
Has anyone got JB to price match Costco, I wouldn't think they would?
What are people's experience with these?
Good appliance. The auto-weigh one comes with more discs, including the Chinese noodle one.
thanks. A lot of pasta makers I've read about have negative reviews.
The cheap ones perhaps, but the phillips ones get good reviews.
We use ours a lot, and it makes great pasta. It's a well-built machine. Very solid.
We've had one for about a month (from last Costco sale at this price) and no longer buy dry pasta at all. The extra extruders are good. The main thing I think is you need to be quite exact with measurements. +/- 10ml of water makes quite a difference. This unit will weigh your flour and tell you how much liquid to add (though it does not weigh liquid as you add, as you're meant to pour slowly after its started).
I own the basic model. Works well and you can easily clean the appliance too (dishwasher safe parts). Quality build feeling and simple to use. Important to get the ingredienr ratio correct so a set of scales mandatory. Howevwr this model appears to do that part for you.
I've got the original model without the weighing function and it's great. The 4.1 out of 5 on product review is well deserved and I don't know why a small % of people can't get their pasta right, if you can follow a simple recipe then it's a no-brainer.
Just watch any of the Youtube videos and what you see in the video is what you will be able to produce:
Not having auto-weigh is hardly an inconvenience, so unless you need the extra pasta extrusion discs then get the cheaper model because they have the same engine. I've never weighed my flour, just filled the cup and levelled off then filled to the line with the liquid cup.
If this is the original one then it is $229 at David Jones at the moment.
Different one, that's like a mini version they've released.
I have the mini version. Perfect for 2 servings of pasta.
You can roughly $310-$320 after cash back with Bing Lee and Billy Guyatts. The difference is around postage.
Phillips cash back details, there are a few products that have the cash back on them.
Serious q - how much better is fresh pasta compared to dry?
Dry as in dry semolina or dry egg pasta?
IMHO much better. If you want to do the comparison then buy some fresh pasta from a market or fresh pasta place and do the comparison yourself.
Proper market fresh pasta may still be a little better from this, but it's a huge improvement all the same :-)
This machines makes pasta/noodles by extrusion. The pasta would still be better than dried but Hand made will always be superior as you can stretch the dough to give you the nice supple texture when cooked, but hand made is a lot of work and more messy.
DJs has it for $379 - might wave the Bing Lee price under their noses and see if they can price match. Then I don't need to pay for delivery. (Fingers crossed). I doubt they will come down to CostCo price.
Might be worth using my Amex credit at HN for one of these… with cash back it’d be $250… less if they price match someone.
Did this same time last year, ended up being about $230 after price match with appliances online which was cheapest at the time, then amex credit and philips cashback.
Eg Bing lee price matched @ HN = $359
Less 100 amex
Less 50 cashback
I think HN AMEX cash back requires $400 purchase instead of $300.
Right you are, was $300 spend last year.
Damn fine idea.
I have the non-auto weigh model and it's fantastic. I use it to make ramen noodles (my own recipe - not the one that Philips suggest which is crap). Highly recommend this machine.
For cleaning, just let the dough remains dry out in open air, then use your fingers to rub it off into the bin. For the extrusion disc, you can use the included scraper to push the dried dough out through the extrusion holes. Extremely easy.
I might have to renew my Costco membership just to buy this. My parents want one after hearing about my success!
I use the dry rub method too to clean! Using water just makes the flour stock more.
What is your ramen recipe if you don’t mind.
Any chance of sharing that ramen recipe? Thanks
270 recently Myer on eBay. Wife loves it. It works very well.
I just purchased for $296.20 via Bing Lee Ebay store with their 20% off POWERON code. Will get an extra $2.96 from Cashrewards.
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