I do all of my own cooking from scratch. I have no choice really, since I suffer from an immense amount of food allergies. Because of this I haven’t been able to serve my family ravioli in a long, long time, and they love it. I also can’t tolerate cheap, inferior cooking tools. I was really excited to get this ravioli maker the setup is definitely quality made. It should last a long, long time. The base is a thick aluminum metal base. It has the cut outs for 12 large square, ravioli. Each square is framed by a metal ridge. You drape your pasta dough over the metal squares. Then you take the nonstick plastic press, and push it down gently into the pasta, and then remove it. This leaves the cup indents for the ravioli. Then take a spoon, and add a dollop of your chosen ravioli filling. Now, it’s time to place the top layer of pasta dough on. You can use a roller or your hand, and press it down, working out all the air, and pushing the two layers together. Using a long plate or a cutting board, turn the press over to release the ravioli from the press. You can also just use your hand too. Then take a knife, or ravioli wheel to separate the ravioli and excess pasta. I do not own a ravioli wheel. If the pasta sticks to the metal frame, just tap it a few times. I am really happy with this ravioli press. It’s pretty impressive. Now, I really have to create a solid pasta dough, before making an edible meal for my family, lol. You can think both dinner and dessert with these. People make dessert raviolis as well. The finished raviolis are an inch square. This set needs to be washed by hand. The suggested pasta sheet size to be used with this press is: 14 inches long x 6 inches wide, with a thickness of 1/16th of an inch. I could not find anything I didn’t really like about this press.
I was afforded the opportunity to review Bellemain’s Ravioli Maker with Cutting Frame and Mold, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. This product arrives as shown. In your package you will get 1 metal base and 1 plastic form. The directions are printed on the box.
If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C7KWFBC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage