Upon hearing that Philips will be coming out with a noodle maker, we knew we had to give it a try. So we loaned the product for two weeks and made heaps of noodles. Here’s our report:
WHAT YOU’LL GET
- 1 main unit – Phillips Noodle Maker
- 4 shaping discs – a) Penne b) Fettuccine c) Angel Hair d) Spaghetti
- Disc cleaning tool
- Flat cleaning tool
- Flour cup
- Water cup
- 1 User Manual
- 1 Recipe Book
WHAT CAN IT DO
Knead and extract noodles in under 10 minutes.
HOW TO USE
- Disassemble all the different parts as per instruction manual – clean all detachable parts and wipe them dry.
- Measure flour (with flour cup) & water ( water cup) – remove lid and pour flour into chamber.
- Close chamber lid properly.
- Press on/off button.
- Press ‘bounciness” control button – if you do not want the default 5 minutes kneading time.
- Press start/pause button.
- Once kneading start, slowly pour water from the top of the lid opening.
- Noodles starts to extrude after kneading completed.
- After all program finished, cut noodles into desired length.
WHAT WE LIKE
- Ease of use- Once assembled, simply pour in flour, on the start button & add water slowly. Wait for 10 minutes top for noodle & you can cook right away.
- Stylish – It is also sleek and stylish to sit on the kitchen counter.
- 4 shaping discs – This allow us to make different type of noodles such as spaghetti, yellow noodle, penne, angel hair, mee kia, fetuccine, ban mian.
- Measuring cups – Both flour cup and water cup provided hence we do not need a weighing machine or a separate measuring cup.
- Bounciness – The noodle maker allow use to customize kneading time between 5-8 minutes. Default setting is at 5 minutes.
- Ease of cleaning – Most parts just require simple rinsing and if required, use the cleaning tools provided to clean the some hard to reach corners
- Recipe book provided 10 Asian noodle recipes and 10 western recipes.
- Smart drawer – everything can be stored neatly in the drawer compartment. We don’t have to prepare a separate box to manage the many different accessories.
THINGS TO NOTE
- Heavy – The maker weights 8 kg and is not something you can move around effortlessly.
- Need assembling – The front panel needs to be disassembled every time when we change the shaping disc or for cleaning.
- Not dishwasher safe – Main unit & accessories are not dishwasher safe, since most noodle recipe will not need oil as ingredient, cleaning with just water is usually sufficient.
- Use a tray – Place it in front of the maker to ease handling of noodle.
- Dust with flour – We find that it is better to dust the noodle as it extrudes out to prevent it from sticking. Especially if you are not cooking the noodles immediately.
- Do not clean immediately – let all the parts dry out a little before washing. Wet dough & water will turn
- Best to make a big batch – good for a week and freeze it. Maximum amount of noodle per session is 500gm. The manual recommend 2 standards – 250gm or 500 gm noodles. We attempt to make 5 rounds of 500gm each, dust and separate into individual bags before storing in the freezer. This save us a lot of time – since we just do everything once.
WHERE TO BUY & PRICE
The price of the Philips’ noodle maker is RM 899. It’s available at major electrical stores around Malaysia.
You can get more info at Philips’ website.
- Recommended for family who are heavy noodle eater.
- Its more practical to make a big batch and freeze. Making fresh noodle daily means you’ll have to clean out all the parts every time.