Making pasta with an Atlas pasta machine is easy. But when looking to buy your Atlas Machine, you have the choice between the manual machine and the motorised machine. With the manual, you turn a crank to push the pasta dough through.
With the motor, it does this for you. Is there a big difference between the two? Let’s compare the two models and see what works for you.
Look and Feel
They are essentially the same machine, and so the look and feel is the same. With the manual machine you have a wooden handled crank to turn the rollers and push the pasta dough through. The Atlas with a motor has no handle; instead the motor is fixed in place. The motor matches the rest of the machine, and adds to the size of the well made structure. Both versions look stunning, and suites any kitchen type.
Quality of Pasta
We know that the Atlas pasta machine produces quality pasta, and this doesn’t change regardless if you cranked it by hand or let the motor do the work. The motor pushes the pasta through at a very steady pace, which makes it easy to feed the pasta dough in, and catch it at the other end.
With the manual machine you are in control of how fast you push it through. If you enjoy making pasta as a couple, don’t worry that the motor takes this aspect away. It’s still just as fun helping some one, and spreading the work. Both ways allows you to get in to a rhythm, both producing pasta of equal quality.
Ease of Use
Using the Atlas Pasta machine manually is simple; you feed the dough in, turn the handle and then catch it as it comes out. It can be handy to have some one help you. Having some one turn the crank or catch the pasta allows you to concentrate on the other tasks.
But, this is a solo job, and so if you don’t have a helping hand you will still manage the machine well. If you introduce the motor, this does take away the job of turning the crank and so you can make a better job of catching the pasta. So making pasta with the manual machine is easy, making it with the motorised machine is just easier. Read the full review of the Atlas Motor Set here.
A great feature of the atlas pasta machine is how easy it is to keep clean. A simple wipe down with a damp cloth does the trick. The motor needs no more cleaning than the handle on the manual machine as it does not touch the pasta dough. With the manual machine, you handle the crank with your hands and so may need more of a wipe than the motor, especially if you have pasta dough on your hands.
Both these machines are easy to use, easy to clean and produce the same great quality for your pasta. Having the motor is a great feature to include with the product and makes the process even easier.