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Torchio Pasta Press

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To satisfy my addiction for pasta machines/devices, I broke down and bought a Torchio manual pasta press. I have been drooling over this little machine for a few months and I now have it in my possession. The dies are pretty expensive but you can create all of your favorite pastas and its great to show off when you have company over. With the proper pasta dough you should not have any problems with this device, on the other hand, if your dough is too soft it will extrude improperly.  You can buy a Torchio through

It is currently bolted to my workbench as I do not have space on my kitchen counter for it at the moment. Two of the other dies create different pasta; gargati and strozapretti.