The 7 Best Pasta Makers of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

The Marcato Design Atlas 150 Pasta Machine is our top choice

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Pasta Makers

The Spruce Eats / Chloe Jeong

Tested & Approved

Our testers awarded the Marcato Design Atlas 150 Pasta Machine the top spot because of its outstanding performance, sturdy construction, design, and selection of colors. If you're looking for a budget-friendly option, check out the OxGord Pasta Maker Machine—it's easy to use and clean and has a simple design.  

While part of the appeal of store-bought pasta is how quick and easy it is to prepare, making homemade pasta is a fun project and not as complicated as it might seem. It also allows you to customize ingredients to your preferences and dietary requirements, and enjoy the delicate texture and taste of fresh pasta whenever you’d like.

There is an abundance of options, including traditional, hand-cranked models, stand mixer attachments, and even electronic models that weigh ingredients and mix the dough for you.

To help you figure out which option is right for your pasta night, we sent some of the top-reviewed ones to a few of our product testers so they could make their own noodles at home. They put the machines through their paces, making their own pasta dough to crank out various noodles, from spaghetti to penne to fettuccini. Afterward, we had our testers send us their feedback and ratings for each pasta maker based on categories like design and performance.

Here are the best pasta makers, tested at home, so you can easily make your own fresh pasta in no time.

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Best Overall

Marcato Design Atlas 150 Pasta Machine

Marcato Design Atlas 150 Pasta Machine


What We Like
  • Sturdy construction

  • Cuts noodles cleanly

  • Versatile

What We Don't Like
  • Tricky for one person to operate

Who else recommends it? Good Housekeeping, Epicurious, and GearLab all picked the Marcato Design Atlas 150 Pasta Machine.

What do buyers say? 89% of 8,400+ Amazon reviewers rated this product 4 stars or above.

This popular manual pasta machine is from an Italian company that has been crafting them for generations. It’s made from sleek, chrome-plated steel, features a removable crank handle that makes storage easier, and is also available in seven stylish colors. Beyond its looks, it performs exceptionally well.

You can roll sheets of dough to 10 different thicknesses and the included dual-sided attachment cleanly cuts either fettuccine or tagliolini. These rollers are designed to produce pasta with a rough surface, which holds sauce better than smooth-surfaced noodles. Besides the cutter that comes with the machine, there are 12 more blade options available for purchase if you want additional pasta shapes, including spaghetti and ravioli. 

One drawback to this type of machine is that it can be a bit tricky to simultaneously turn the hand crank, feed dough into the machine, and catch and guide the pasta emerging from the other end. It’s made easier with two people, but if you prefer to keep your hands free for guiding the pasta, a drive motor accessory is also available as an add-on.

Overall, our tester gave this pasta machine high marks for the sharply defined noodles it turned out, compared with other similar hand-crank pasta makers she tested. Plus, it was her first time making homemade noodles, and she raved, "I couldn’t believe how quick and easy it was."

Price at time of publish: $76

Marcato Atlas 150 Wellness Pasta Machine

 The Spruce Eats / Tierney McAfee

Material: Stainless steel | Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 7 inches | Rollers/Cutters Included: 1 roller, 2 cutters | Thickness Settings: 10 | Weight: 5.5 pounds | Warranty: 10 years

What Our Testers Say

"The fettuccine and tagliolini attachments consistently delivered cleanly cut noodles that rivaled those made with my other favorite pasta maker."Tierney McAfee, Product Tester

Best Mixer Attachment

KitchenAid 3-Piece Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment Set

KitchenAid KSMPRA 3-Piece Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment Set


What We Like
  • Solid, durable construction

  • Easy for one person to use

  • Stylish

What We Don't Like
  • Only usable with KitchenAid stand mixers

If you already own a KitchenAid stand mixer, this attachment set is an easy answer for homemade pasta. This set makes your stand mixer extremely versatile: Use the mixer to whip up the homemade pasta dough and then use the pasta attachments to roll the dough thin and cut it into noodles.

The set comes with a 6-inch roller that produces flat sheets of pasta that can be used to make lasagna, or you can cut or form the sheets into other shapes by hand. It also comes with two cutters for slicing the dough into strips of spaghetti or fettuccine. Cutters for other shapes, including a ravioli attachment, are available separately.

Attaching the roller and cutters to the stand mixer is more difficult than using a traditional, hand-cranked pasta maker, but you'll gain the flexibility of having both hands free to feed and catch the pasta while the mixer's motor does all the cranking for you.

Our tester was pleased with how quick and easy it was to use this pasta maker, especially compared with a hand-crank process. In fact, it was so fast that she had some trouble keeping up with the cutters as they churned out piles of noodles.

Price at time of publish: $199

KitchenAid 3-Piece Pasta Roller and Cutter Set

 The Spruce Eats / Tierney McAfee

Material: Stainless steel | Dimensions: 9.7 x 3.8 x 2.2 inches | Rollers/Cutters Included: 1 roller, 2 cutters | Thickness Settings: 8 | Weight: 2.9 pounds | Warranty: 1 year

Prep Tip

When creating fresh pasta dough, it's important to use the right type of flour. World Food Pasta Champion Suzanne Clark prefers Tipo "00" Extra Fine Flour; it's finely milled and yields an "exceptionally smooth and silky pasta," Clark says. "I find this is great to use when making ravioli or pastas that will be paired with a light and creamy butter sauce. When making a heartier sauce, such as a Bolognese, I lean towards using semolina flour. This type of flour is higher in gluten, tends to hold its shape, and has a heartier, rougher texture that helps sauces cling better to the noodles."

What Our Testers Say

"Both cutters produced perfectly perforated, presentation-worthy noodles with almost no effort on my part."Tierney McAfee, Product Tester

Best Electric

Philips Kitchen Appliances Pasta and Noodle Maker Plus

Philips Kitchen Appliances Pasta and Noodle Maker HR2357/05


What We Like
  • Easy to use

  • Mixes and kneads dough quickly

  • Can make tube-shaped and short pasta

  • Dishwasher-safe parts

What We Don't Like
  • Bulky and heavy

  • Expensive

If you want homemade pasta with minimal effort, this electric model is the way to go. All you have to do is measure the flour and water for either a single or double batch of pasta, throw the ingredients into the machine, and watch while it takes over. It automatically mixes and kneads the dough and extrudes it through one of the included dies to make your choice of spaghetti, fettuccine, lasagna, or tube-shaped penne. 

Our product tester gave this pasta maker a glowing review for its simple and speedy operation. The included plastic scraper makes cutting the pasta fun and easy as it comes out of the machine. Plus, the whole process only takes about 10 to 15 minutes. An LED display counts down the time and the machine will automatically shut off after each batch of pasta.

The machine comes with measuring cups for dry and liquid ingredients, a recipe book, and cleaning tools. Even better, all of the accessories and detachable parts are dishwasher-safe, unlike manual steel machines. On the downside, the machine is bulky and heavy, but it features a built-in storage drawer for the dies and other accessories. You can purchase additional dies to make even more pasta shapes.

Price at time of publish: $300

Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker

The Spruce Eats / Sharon Lehman

Material: Alloy metal, plastic exterior | Dimensions: 16.5 x 12.6 x 15.2 inches | Rollers/Cutters Included: 4 extruders | Weight: 15.2 pounds | Warranty: 1 year

What Our Testers Say

"Measuring the flour and liquid was fool-proof, thanks to the included measuring cups."Sharon Lehman, Product Tester

Best Budget

OxGord Pasta Maker Machine

OxGord Stainless Steel Fresh Pasta Maker Roller Machine for Spaghetti Noodle Fettuccine


What We Like
  • Made of stainless steel

  • Versatile

  • Produces neatly cut strips

What We Don't Like
  • A little wobbly during use

If you aren't ready to invest in a pricey pasta maker, we recommend the budget-friendly OxGord pasta maker as it packs plenty of value. It's affordable, easy to use, and simple to clean, making it a great entry point for homemade pasta.

Made from stainless steel, this manual machine comes with three attachments that let you create flat sheets of pasta in nine different thicknesses, as well as fettuccine and spaghetti. The wooden handle can be removed for easier storage. While the base features pre-drilled holes for clamping it to a work surface, the included clamp doesn’t fit around some countertops and our product tester found the machine a little wobbly during use. In her tests, our reviewer found that the fettuccine and linguine cutters produced neatly cut strips, though she noted that some of the spaghetti strands stuck together.

Like the other stainless-steel pasta makers on this list, the machine and attachments aren’t dishwasher-safe; for cleanup, you’ll need to let any adhered dough dry out before brushing it away.

Price at time of publish: $40

OxGord Pasta Maker Machine

The Spruce Eats / Tierney McAfee

Material: Stainless steel | Dimensions: 6.4 x 8.2 x 8.4 inches | Rollers/Cutters Included: 1 roller, 3 cutters | Thickness Settings: 9 | Weight: 6 pounds | Warranty: 1 year

What Our Testers Say

"Though the OxGord can be described as a no-frills machine, its simple stainless steel construction nevertheless makes it an attractive and minimalist piece." Tierney McAfee, Product Tester

Best Value

CucinaPro Pasta Maker Deluxe Set

Pasta Maker Deluxe Set By Cucina Pro -Includes Spaghetti, Fettucini, Angel Hair, Ravioli, Lasagnette Attachments


What We Like
  • Includes a variety of cutters

  • Easy to clean

What We Don't Like
  • Can slip on smooth countertops

This pasta machine includes a wide variety of cutters at an affordable price, so it’s great for those who want to make many kinds of pasta right off the bat without having to order extra attachments. The included cutters make spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair, lasagnette (which is ribbon pasta, or slightly thinner lasagna), and ravioli. Plus, the design is user-friendly and our tester reported delicious results with all the cutters.

This machine is not as sturdy as some of the others we tested; on smooth surfaces, it tended to slide during use, but it’s made in Italy from chrome-plated stainless steel. As with most pasta machines, the cutters aren’t dishwasher-safe and should not be immersed in water, so you need to let any leftover bits of dough dry before brushing them away.

Price at time of publish: $60

CucinaPro Classic Pasta Maker Deluxe Set

The Spruce Eats / Tierney McAfee

Material: Chrome steel | Dimensions: 8 x 7.75 x 6 inches | Rollers/Cutters Included: 1 roller, 3 cutters | Weight: 6 pounds | Warranty: 1 year

What Our Testers Say

"The included ravioli maker is an impressive tool that fully assembles—aka, fills and seals—the pasta shells with a filling of your choice." - Tierney McAfee, Product Tester

Best Vegetable Pasta Maker

OXO Good Grips Tabletop Spiralizer

OXO Good Grips 3-Blade Spiralizer with StrongHold Suction
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What We Like
  • Simple design

  • Extra sturdy suction base

  • Easy and comfortable to use

  • Lidded box for safe blade storage

What We Don't Like
  • Pricier than similar models

Spiralizers are used to cut produce into long pasta-like strands. They're a great gadget for anyone who is trying to eat more vegetables or can't eat regular pasta for dietary reasons.

While soft produce, like tomatoes, can't be turned into pasta, there's plenty that can. Zucchini noodles, sometimes called zoodles, are probably the most popular veggie pasta, but you can also spiralize carrots, cucumbers, or even potatoes to make curly or shoestring-style french fries.

The Oxo tabletop spiralizer includes three cutting blades to create thin spaghetti, thicker fettuccine, and wide ribbon noodles. A storage case is included to safely stash the blades and it attaches to the spiralizer to save space.

A large suction cup on the bottom of the stabilizer grips countertops and provides extra support while turning the crank. Our product tester found the spiralizer sturdy and both easy to use and clean.

Price at time of publish: $48

OXO Good Grips Tabletop Spiralizer

The Spruce Eats / Sharon Lehman 

Material: Plastic, stainless steel, nylon | Dimensions: 9.75 x 6.25 x 8.25 inches | Rollers/Cutters Included: 3 cutters | Weight: 1.5 pounds | Warranty: 2 years

What Our Testers Say

"The three blades (spaghetti, fettucini, and ribbon) performed well with both less-firm veggies like cucumbers and extra-firm produce like potatoes." - Sharon Lehman, Product Tester

Best Manual Extruder

Consiglio’s Premium Pasta Extruder With Five Brass Dies


Courtesy of Consiglio's

What We Like
  • Can make five pasta shapes, including tubes

  • Dies are made of durable solid brass

  • Easy to use and clean

  • Small and lightweight

What We Don't Like
  • Pricey

This traditional, made-in-Italy manual pasta press clamps to the edge of a counter or tabletop. As you feed narrow rolls of pasta dough through the funnel-shaped hopper (made of anodized aluminum), you turn the long crank handle with the other hand and the pasta is pushed through one of the five included solid brass dies to form several different shapes. It can produce round or square spaghetti, twisted casarecce, or tube-shaped maccheroni and bucatini. 

Although the press is not dishwasher-safe, it can be disassembled, and the parts, unlike stainless steel cutter attachments, can be hand-washed with dish soap and water. The press is smaller and lighter than most hand-crank machines, and the handle is detachable for easier storage. The dies are made of thick, solid brass, so they’re more durable than plastic or aluminum dies. 

The main disadvantage of this option is that you are limited to the five types of pasta that you can make with the included dies—no additional attachments are currently available for it. Still, if the included types happen to be your favorites, the machine is a great option for making pasta at home and should last for quite a while.

Price at time of publish: $210

Material: Die-cast aluminum and brass | Dimensions: Not available | Rollers/Cutters Included: 5 brass die plates | Weight: 2.5 pounds | Warranty: 1 year

Prep Tip

If your ravioli falls apart in the pot while cooking, Clark suggests using a deep skillet instead because it doesn't allow the ravioli roll around and break apart. When using this method, add as much water as possible to the skillet and season it with salt. Bring the water to a rapid boil, reduce slightly to a gentle rolling boil, add your ravioli, and cook until the pasta is al dente. Don’t be tempted to overcrowd the pan, she says. Pasta needs lots of room and water to cook correctly.

Final Verdict

The sleek Marcato Design Atlas 150 Pasta Machine is our top pick due to its durable construction, smooth operation, and—most important—precise and consistent results. If you prefer a machine that does all the mixing and kneading for you and lets you make short pasta like penne and fusilli, try the automated Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker. It can make a wider variety of pasta, is easy to use, and its detachable parts are dishwasher-safe.

How We Tested

Our editors sifted through some of the bestselling and top-rated pasta makers available today, researching consumer reviews and available manufacturer information. We came up with the top picks, which we sent to our home testers to put to the test in their own kitchens. We had them unbox and set up each machine, and evaluate how easy each was to use after making their own dough to produce various pasta noodles, from penne to fettuccini. Our testers then noted how well the pasta noodles came out and how clearly defined the shapes were. They also made observations regarding how easy it was to take the machines apart and clean them. Finally, our testers sent us their feedback, rating each pasta maker on their ease of use, design, size, performance, and overall value.

KitchenAid 3-Piece Pasta Roller and Cutter Set
The Spruce Eats / Tierney McAfee

What to Look for in a Pasta Maker

Electric vs. Manual

Manual machines, operated by a hand crank, are less expensive than electric and are ideal for thin sheets of dough or long, flat noodles. It’s a little awkward to feed the dough into the machine on one end, guide the pasta as it exits the other, and turn the hand crank at the same time, so it can be easier to operate a manual machine with two people. Some models, though, offer an optional motorized attachment that does the turning for you.

Electric pasta machines are easier to use than manual ones, but you have to work at the speed of the machine, cutting the pasta to length as it’s extruded. Some electric models even mix the dough for you, but they can be tricky to clean.


Look for a sturdy machine made of stainless steel rather than aluminum. Weightier stainless steel will have greater stability and durability, and is also inert and won’t rust.

Dies or Cutters

Cutter attachments, used with manual, hand-crank machines and as stand-mixer add-ons, allow you to make thin sheets of pasta and cut them into long, flat strips like pappardelle or fettuccine. Die extruders, which are available with many electric machines, as stand-mixer attachments, or in manual versions, let you also make round and tubular pasta, like spaghetti and rigatoni, as well as short, shaped pasta, like fusilli.

Availability of Extra Dies or Cutters

Pasta machines come with a variety of dies or cutters to get you started, but they may not include all of your favorite pasta shapes. Before you buy, check to see if there are additional dies or cutters that you can add to your collection in the future.

OXO Good Grips Tabletop Spiralizer

The Spruce Eats / Sharon Lehman


How do you clean a pasta maker? 

This depends on the type of pasta maker, but manually operated, metal pasta makers should not be cleaned with water (to avoid rusting) and are not dishwasher safe.

Wait about an hour after using your machine to allow any remaining bits of dough to dry; it will be easier to remove once it’s dried a bit. Use a dry cloth or paper towel to wipe flour and dough from the outer parts of the machine, and a dry pastry brush, thin wooden dowel, bamboo skewer, or toothpick to remove any bits of dried dough from the crevices of the rollers and cutter attachments. 

To clean an electric pasta machine, you’ll need to disassemble the machine and wash each part separately; for those and other types of pasta makers, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Should you lubricate your pasta maker? 

Occasionally, metal pasta rollers or cutting attachments might start to squeak or not turn as smoothly as they once did, and lubricating them can help resolve these issues. Place a few drops of food-grade mineral oil at either end of the roller and give it a few turns to distribute the oil evenly. Don’t use vegetable oil to lubricate your machine, as it could grow sticky or rancid. 

Can you make homemade pasta without a pasta maker?

People made pasta by hand for hundreds of years before machines were invented, and all you really need is a rolling pin (or even a wine bottle) to roll out your dough and a sharp knife to cut it. But pasta machines or attachments make the process easier and faster and give more uniform results, for pasta that cooks evenly. Pasta machines also make a wider variety of pasta shapes possible, as some are difficult, if not impossible, to make by hand.

CucinaPro Classic Pasta Maker Deluxe Set

 The Spruce Eats / Tierney McAfee

Why Trust The Spruce Eats?

This roundup was written by Danette St. Onge, formerly the Italian Food Expert for The Spruce Eats and a features editor at Cook’s Illustrated magazine (part of America’s Test Kitchen). A cookbook author and kitchen appliance tester, she spends hours combing the Internet, comparing options, reading reviews, and testing equipment to find the best tool for every job. She personally owns and uses the Marcato Design Atlas 150, our Best Overall pick.

Several of the pasta makers on this list were fully reviewed by our product testers: Sharon Lehman, a home cook who happens to be a registered dietitian nutritionist, and Tierney McAfee, a food writer who has tested numerous small appliances and kitchen gadgets for The Spruce Eats.

This roundup was updated by Katrina Munichiello, a writer and editor who specializes in the tea and food industries. For years, she enjoyed a hand crank pasta maker, but has added the KitchenAid pasta maker attachment to her collection.

Additional reporting by
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