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 Post subject: Pasta shredder
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:56 pm 
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What exact models are you guys using?
I am looking at a Weston or arcosteel (20ish range what
I've seen so far).


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 Post subject: Re: Pasta shredder
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:30 am 
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I use one like this..

http://cgi.ebay.com/Marcato-Atlas-Model ... 588f158a4b


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 Post subject: Re: Pasta shredder
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:40 am 
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i got one. id still rather use sissors. not a very good job.


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 Post subject: Re: Pasta shredder
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:59 pm 
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Got one from a store here in town. Works great. I figured out using the thicker end and doing a final through the thinner worked best.


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 Post subject: Re: Pasta shredder
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:31 pm 
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The trick is with pasta maker as a shredder is to take a dremel tool grinding stone to the blades and roughen it up so it has a bite to grab the leaf.
i've been using a cheap $20 pasta maker from Walmart and it makes quick work of the leaf

see my pasta maker in action
http://youtu.be/vvCiGLZ4M5o


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 Post subject: Re: Pasta shredder
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:46 pm 
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I've seen it. I got to get my dremel and do same but so far pretty good.


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 Post subject: Re: Pasta shredder
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:23 pm 
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I wonder if different brands give different results. The pasta maker I use will shred tobacco PERFECTLY on the first pass! As a matter of fact, I just bought a 60 rpm gear motor so I can motorize it!... shred on!


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 Post subject: Re: Pasta shredder
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:39 am 
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im seriously looking to buy me a pasta maker,,,,, the end result looks fascinating,,,,

theres so many name brands,,, ive done some research on them,,,

i just want to make sure i get the right one,,,


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 Post subject: Re: Pasta shredder
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:32 am 
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Im looking at one on creative cookware It hasa op. 1mm. angel hair att. and motor.


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 Post subject: Re: Pasta shredder
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:45 am 
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I think 90% of the pasta makers are made by one or two manufacturers, and sold under numerous trade brands - too many of them have interchangeable parts. But you got to be careful when getting additional attachments, they don't all fit together.

I run mine through the 'angel hair' attachment first - gets long stringy stuff. Then, second run through any courser attachment to chop it into short strands. Looks just like a commercial cut.


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 Post subject: Re: Pasta shredder
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:49 pm 
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LeftyRighty wrote:
I think 90% of the pasta makers are made by one or two manufacturers, and sold under numerous trade brands - too many of them have interchangeable parts. But you got to be careful when getting additional attachments, they don't all fit together.

I run mine through the 'angel hair' attachment first - gets long stringy stuff. Then, second run through any courser attachment to chop it into short strands. Looks just like a commercial cut.



Hi LR

I just happen to have a pasta maker with those attachments so that should take care of the shredding chores.

Now all I have to do is get seeds, grow some plants and cure them properly.

At least the hard part is done already. :wink:

L8r


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 Post subject: Re: Pasta shredder
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:48 am 
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So far I've done approximately 4lbs. I got my dremel and scuffed it up pretty damn good. It can take high case (run through twice) and pretty low case (run through once). Only thing I don't like is after a while you hands start to get tired. Next project after kiln I'm going to have a motor on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Pasta shredder
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:04 pm 
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Chrism wrote:
So far I've done approximately 4lbs. I got my dremel and scuffed it up pretty damn good. It can take high case (run through twice) and pretty low case (run through once). Only thing I don't like is after a while you hands start to get tired. Next project after kiln I'm going to have a motor on it.



i believe with a little man ingenuity,,,,

putting a small motor on a pasta machine would be simple,,,

allthough i believe if i aqquire one im gonna keep it manual,,,


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 Post subject: Re: Pasta shredder
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:00 pm 
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If I like the way it cuts Ill put a motor it I like um,


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