Any Other Options than The Philips Pasta Maker?

I had the larger Philips Pasta Maker with the weighing function and loved it - used it about once a week, and it's just broken. It's out of warranty, and spare parts are not available, so I'm looking for a new one. Now it looks like there is only one Philips model currently available, without the weighing function and it makes less - but still costs a lot (although it is on sale currently, and with a cashback offer).

Are there any brands/models currently available that are worth considering that that can handle wholemeal pasta (so not the cheap kmart version, been there, done that)

I'll get the Philips if I have to (and I have to make up my mind within the next couple of days), but it's going backwards from what I had and rather disappointing.

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    Found any google search results as your alternatives?

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      No - which is why I posted here.

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    Myers has the Philips for $289, at the moment, and you can get a $50 rebate if you do this by the 9th of May.

    https://www.myer.com.au/p/philips-pasta-nodle-maker-black-hr...

    I've got the older equivalent version of this one and I haven't had any issues with it. I avoided the self weighing one because people said that they were getting error messages with the weighing function.

    The other advantage is your pasta dies should be compatible.

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      Thanks - yes I saw that, I'll get it if I have to - I just wondered if anyone had come across any other options. Maybe there's not much of a market for them.

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    Does it have to be electronic. I swear by my Marcato Atlas one. The manual one is more work but I like it,

    They also have an electric one. Never used it though so can’t comment on what it is like.

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      I use my hand machine to finish off left over dough with my Philips machine. I thing the electric Marcato is a motor to roll the dough, I don’t think it mixes the dough, but others might be able to clarify.

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        Oh this one is an actual automated pasta maker and tells you what the weights should be. That’s actually kinda cool.

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          I didn’t go for the one with the built in scale but 400g of flour and 160 ml of water/egg works well for my pasta.

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      Keen on the electronic with full mixing etc. I've got a manual one, but it takes a very long time to make the amount I have to. (Large family with good appetites) The electric cuts the time down immensely.

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    What broke on your old one? You might be able to find someone who can help you fix it.

    Alternately, there are a lot of mixer machines that have pasta attachments. Not as automated as your gadget, but has the advantage of being useful to make cakes and other things.

    Side note: I never knew automatic pasta makers existed until now.

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      I bought the smaller Philips model for $90 and thought “if it’s a dud it won’t break the bank”. I bought the bigger model, for the additional dies, and gave my first one to a friend. Both are still going strong and they do, actually, work well. A couple of eggs, some flour, water and 20 minutes and I have fresh pasta.

      They are much more convenient than pfaffing around with other makers. All you have to do is cut the strands as they emerge. I use a hand machine to finish of the dough that is left over after extraction.

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      Good thought, but out of warranty, so we pulled it apart. It's clearly not designed to be pulled apart easily - custom screws etc, but we got into it anyway. There is a small plastic part that has broken. Checked online but there are no spare parts available. 3D printing a new part isn't an option as it won't be strong enough to take the force required. (Connects directly to the metal socket)

      I've got a stand mixer, and there is a pasta attachment available, but it's basically just a manual one, except you don't have to turn the handle - I'm looking for the full machine.

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        3D printed plastics are rubbish, but some glues are pretty strong… depends how it broke of course. Might be a lost cause.

        It is really annoying how un-repairable most stuff is these days. All those plastic clips that are near impossible to open without breaking etc.

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        Have you contacted Philips directly to send if there is a service centre? Although the costs are, likely, to be high.You might be able to get a good deal on a changeover. It is, always, worth buying things with a platinum card, for extra warranty.

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          Thanks for all your comments - user name rings true. As you can see in the other replies, I've had some success.
          I'm already rather disappointed in my CC though - I had thought it would extend warranties and make a difference, but I found out (when another appliance failed recently) that they extend the warranty by half again - but it's capped at a certain number of years. So in this case, it would have only brought the warranty on the pasta maker to 3 years anyway - which is still less than the ACCC recommends. I had some success getting my dishwasher and my washing machine repaired for free out of warranty, over the past 6 months, based on ACCC law - so in the end, that means more than the CC. But 4 years (which is the guide listed on Choice website for a mid range appliance) is about the age of my pasta maker anyway.

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        I really hope you got a absolute “No” from Phillips support giving you a refurbished one or repairing it before pulling it to pieces lol.

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          Hubby is an electronic technician, so I'm not too worried about the pulling apart causing problems. But you're right - I should have called Phillips directly before assuming.

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    When did the warranty end and what was the warranty period?
    Can you try going down the Consumer guarantee route and argue that given the price, it should last longer than it did?

    I'd also try contacting Philips directly and see what it's worth for them to repair it

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      4 years old, which is what Choice lists as reasonable for a mid range appliance, so I didn't think I'd have any recourse however……. I did contact Philips and they had the part!!!!! Thanks all - it wasn't listed anywhere, and places I'd contacted had said no they couldn't repair. But they are sending the part!!! So we'll work it out. Thanks all so much. I probably wouldn't have bothered if you hadn't all given me a push. I'm cautiously excited!

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        Excellent outcome!

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        Repairing FTW!

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        Glad your got the part and, I hope, you can repair it. I agree that plastic is not a good idea for stress parts of these appliances. Would be interested to hear the update. Best of luck.

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    Any Other Options than The Philips Pasta Maker?

    Philips does not sound Italian

    I'd only use an Italian pasta maker.

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    I guess you’ve decided already but if not

    It’s $199.98
    https://www.costco.com.au/medias/sys_master/h39/h9d/65250811...

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      You should post that as a deal.

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        Thanks, deal submitted

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          Thanks.

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            @try2bhelpful: Taken down due to unobtainable deal, I don't know if someone reported it based on the online price that includes delivery
            Unless someone checked the stores.

            I've messaged mods, but it's kind of annoying when you put in the effort to post a deal and then having to go to extra effort when just wanting to help out others.

            Edit: Ok, it's back, the system should be better than this, like show reports and notify when unpublished.

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              @kusama: It might’ve been because the deal didn’t start until today; however, the mods would need to tell you why.

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                @try2bhelpful: Looks like it was related to the online price, some people just want to click report