Friday, October 22, 2010


I went to Goodwill the other day and I scored this pasta machine (without it's handle) for only $5! Woo-hoo! I've been wanting one for a long time but they are very expensive. I just need to find a handle to crank it with and I'm set.

I also found a waffle iron for $10. I've been looking for one for a while, because Dave loves frozen waffles for breakfast, and I thought I could make better waffles at home.

Although it is a low end Proctor Silex Waffle Iron, it really works great! It has no settings, just a light on the lid that lights up when it's ready to cook, and goes off when the waffle is done. I was highly skeptical it would work, and in fact on Good Eats when he talked about which waffle iron to buy he specifically held one of these up (with the name removed, of course) and said not to buy it. It works great! It actually makes them just a bit underdone, I might like them better just a bit more crispy, but they are perfect to freeze, because they get crisped up in the toaster when you reheat them.

I made regular buttermilk waffles, and then I made chocolate chip waffles (both Good Eats recipes). The chocolate ones are particularly nice after a long day - pop a couple in the toaster and it's like getting a warm, fresh, chocolate cookie :)




Amy said...

That may be the pasta roller I dropped off at goodwill, without a handle!

My husband bent a screwdriver to stick in the machine in lieu of the handle. I didn't want to buy one.

I find it easier to just roll out pasta by hand with a rolling pin and cut to the shapes that I need. But many people like those machines. :-)

StefRobrts said...

That would be pretty funny if it was your old pasta maker :)

I'm looking forward to making fresh spaghetti with it, and I think the other roller is for fettuccine. I've been making marinara from scratch, and I want to try it over fresh noodles for a change. It's hard to make spaghetti without a machine!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Mmmm! Waffles! I think I'll make some for breakfast tomorrow.

And looks like a neat find on the pasta machine. You'll have to show us how it works ;)