Fulfils its purpose, but unfortunately seems somewhat improper.
last modified: 22.05.2019, 10:54
A positive feature of the GYD Peterhof - pasta machine chrome-plated was that no metal residues were found in the dough after rolling. However, the edges of the machine are very sharp and the crank has often come loose from the holder. In addition, it was a pity that the machine always pulled the dough into a corner and did not cut the spaghetti at the beginning, because the machine became dirtier and the dough lost its quality.
- Packaging provides a lot of information about the content
- No metal residues in the dough
- Complicated cleaning
- Operating instructions require knowledge of English
- Adhesive residue on the device
- Sharp edges
- Smells like plastic
- Inconsistent price-performance ratio
- Grease stains quickly visible
- Dough is pulled into a corner during rolling
The GYD Peterhof - Pasta machine chrome plated is packed in a colourfully illustrated cardboard box, in which the individual parts are also packed in plastic. There is also a protection made of cardboard which is intended for the cutting attachment. The pasta machine is made of stainless steel and held in a silver tone. The handles are black. When removing the noodle machine does not feel qualitatively valuable. It is also noticeable that the machine is stained and looks used. In addition, the edges are sharp and the device smells like plastic.
The cutting attachment is packed separately, so the pasta machine has to be assembled before use. Crank and screw clamp are also packed separately and must be attached to the respective devices for use. The instruction manual is only one DIN-A-4 page long, but the procedures are described clearly.
Information on the additional warranty is not included.
The delivery includes:
- Pasta machine
- Cutting attachment
- Screw clamp to fix the machine to the table
- Instruction manual
The GYD Peterhof - Pasta machine chrome plated should be cleaned with a dry cloth to remove traces of oil. Then you should clean the rollers by turning a small piece of your dough often through them. When you are finished, dispose of the piece of dough.
At the beginning of the pasta making process, your dough must be uniform. To do this, set the roll thickness to 1 by pulling the wheel slightly outwards and then turning it. Attach the crank to the intended position, place the dough in the roller and start cranking. It is advisable to spread the dough on a board so that it does not compress and stick. Once your dough has passed through the roller, sprinkle it with flour on both sides and fold it in the middle. Repeat the process a few times according to the instructions so that your dough is nicely even.
When you are finished, set the roller one step higher to 2 and crank the dough through it. You can dust it with flour from time to time to prevent it from sticking in the machine. This time do not fold the dough, but set the roller to level 3 and crank the dough through again. Repeat this until you have reached the desired dough thickness. For the spaghetti we tested, strength 5 was optimal. Unfortunately, the pasta machine repeatedly pulled the dough into a corner, making the rolling process much more difficult. The pasta dough got broken edges, which affected the result and shape of the spaghetti.
When you are satisfied with the thickness of your dough, you can start making the noodles using the cutting tips. You put your dough into the cutting attachment from above and crank it at the same time. It is advisable to place a bowl or a second board under the machine so that the pasta is collected directly. It is very important to flour the dough plates thoroughly before cutting them through the combs. Otherwise the dough will stick and the noodles will hardly separate from each other at all. After you have made the finished noodles, flour them again and pluck them apart as thoroughly as possible so that they do not clump together. Then boil them in salted water and serve with sauce. Enjoy your meal!
In the first cutting trials, all the spaghetti were glued together and were not cut by the machine.
Only after the dough has been dusted with a lot of flour can the machine cut the spaghetti. When testing the GYD Peterhof - Noodle machine chrome plated we also noticed that the noodles are difficult to detach from the cutting attachment. So you have to remove the noodles from the metal with a cloth and your fingers, which has a slightly negative effect on the result. On the positive side, however, there were no residues in the dough that could occasionally occur during first use.
A pasta machine is generally difficult to clean. The instructions for use do not indicate whether the pasta machine may come into contact with water or whether it is generally dishwasher safe. However, it is advisable to use a brush for cleaning to dust the flour. Otherwise, no information on cleaning and maintenance can be found in the instructions for use. The rough cleaning also works with a kitchen towel, but you can't get rid of all the dough without unscrewing the machine. The cutting inserts are held in place by tension clamps, which can only be removed by unscrewing the housing. A suitable screwdriver is unfortunately not included. It is highly recommended to remove the combs in order to remove all dough residues. The cleaning of the machine is very time-consuming, but a thorough cleaning is recommendable, because the remaining dough hardens quickly, clumps up and thus shortens the lifetime of the machine, and could make a perfect use more difficult.
Isn't there a brochure?
The brochure is one-page, but self-explanatory. Simply attach the attachment and insert the crank into the device.
Check our main page to get an overview of all tested products within this category.Overview: Pasta Machine
|Weight||with cutting attachment: 2,54 kg|
|Mounting||rubber feet, screw clamp|
|Suitable for||Spaghetti, ribbon noodles, lasagna|
|Extendable by motor||no|
|Dishwasher safe||no information|
|Scope of delivery||pasta machine, instruction manual, crank, screw clamp, cutting attachment|
|Packaging||Many pictures, somewhat confusing and chaotic, yet informative|
|Quality of instructions||Satisfactory, illustrated, but only one page|
|Scope of Delivery|