Metcalfe enables faster pasta

Blaenau Ffestiniog-based manufacturer, Metcalfe Catering Equipment, has launched three new models of pasta maker.

Each is said to be able to quickly produce up to 14 types of pasta shape, from fine angel hair, to pappardelle, cannelloni, pasta sheets and the long twists of casarecce.

Holding 1.5kg, 2.5kg or 4kg of pasta dough, depending on the model, and producing 5kg, 8kg and 13kg of pasta per hour respectively, the three machines will mix and knead the ingredients in a stainless steel bowl before extruding it through traditional bronze dies. Friction created by the bronze creates the rough surface that allows the pasta to hold the sauce.

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One extrusion die is included with each machine, but others may be purchased to add variety to the menu. Other optional extras include a universal stand, and an electronic cutter for the 2.5kg model.

Prices start at £1,347 + VAT.

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