Updated 150410: Was asked on our Youtube channel about clean-up, so added a cleaning section detailing our nitty gritty tips for cleaning the Philips Pasta Maker. Full review coming soon.
Updated 150409: We’ve had several ramen-tasting parties with friends who have cheerfully volunteered to be our guinea pigs and have come out with a current winner for the best ramen recipe for the Philips Pasta Maker. We’ve added the video below and will be updating with recipes as we continue to test.
Here’s a quick unboxing video for a quick peak at everything that’s included (at least in Canada!).
In search of the best Ramen Recipe for the Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker
It’s been several weeks of making and consuming a *lot* of Philips-made noodles with various ratios of kansui, egg and baked soda.
Here’s a video of our favourite Ramen Recipe so far:
Because the noodles are extruded and not cut, Philip’s-made noodels don’t have the same smooth texture as Quin’s hand-made ramen. This recipe gives the ramen a good bite, but lacks the bounce of our hand-made noodles.
But hey: in 10 minutes and with no effort you can have fresh ramen noodles anytime you want!!
Ramen-win and reason enough to recommend the Philips Pasta Maker to all our noodle-loving friends.
I gotta admit – making noodles with the Philips Pasta Maker is magical. Just add your ingredients and poof: like the Play-Doh machine we loved as children, out comes your noodles!
Cleaning up the machine sadly isn’t quite as fun. There are many pieces of the well-made machine which need to be cleaned up. Here’s three tips that will hopefully help you spend less time cleaning and more time eating.
1. Disassemble after extrusion but don’t wash and just leave the machine open during your meal. This allows the dough to dry out*.
2. When ready to clean, use a plastic or bamboo scraper to get most of the dough and flour off the pieces.
3. Use soap and COLD water when washing. Hot water makes the flour stick and will gum up your machine and cleaning sponge.
*We live in an area with low humidity (bad for my skin; good for dough clean-up). The above tips work well for us and will hopefully work for you too.
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