Taobao product recommendation – noodle maker

We consume quite a bit of noodles at home, and it has always been my wish to make my own noodles. I’m sure you will agree with me that noodles is more versatile and interesting than rice. Just pair it with soup or sauce, and it can be a satisfying meal.

The manual methods to make noodles, like the hand crank type, doesn’t cut it for me. Too tedious. For home use, the extruder type automatic noodle maker is the only logical choice. As usual, i did my sourcing from Taobao. Yes, the Philips pasta maker may be popular, but costing 3 times more? No way.

After doing some research, i got the Lydea C9. It is one step up from their basic model, and comes with some useful upgrades – it uses a 260W motor, instead of 200W, and has vertical release. At 399 Yuan (S$82.50), i think the price is hard to beat. In fact, they are so confident about their pricing that they don’t lower the price during the 11.11 and 12.12 promotion period.

My first attempt at making noodles (just flour and water) was a success, as i had expected. What surprised me was the noodles didn’t stick together. I suppose if you’re not going to cook the noodles right away, you might need to add flour, but otherwise, they don’t stick!

You have to fill the measuring cup with flour and level it off. The smarter thing to do is to weigh the flour the first time and just weigh the flour henceforth.
3 minutes of mixing
And out comes the noodle

I didn’t just let the the machine do its thing on its own. I used a spatula to help round up all the flour that didn’t get pick up, to minimize wastage.

Not a lot of wastage in the end, if you do your bit

Cleaning is not difficult either. It is certainly easier to do the cleaning than to try making noodles using any of the manual methods.

All in all, a worthy addition to my collection of kitchen gadgetry.

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