How Philips makes homemade pasta easy for beginners

Pasta lovers, this one’s for you! Get your creative caps on because fresh, homemade noodles have never been easier to prep thanks to the Philips Avance Collection Pasta Maker. Here’s how it works.

Find yourself picking between cheap packet pasta and expensive authentic Italian cuisine? Now, thanks to Philips, there’s a third option that’s actually feasible for beginners! That’s right, it’s making homemade pasta right in the comfort of your very own humble abode.

The best part is that you don’t have to be a chef to make delicious, fresh pasta that the whole family will enjoy. It’s not as manual as you think (no, you don’t need to get the rolling pin out) nor is it time-consuming!

Philips Avance Collection Pasta Maker

Let us introduce you to the Philips Avance Collection Pasta Maker – the machine that will give you 600g of fresh pasta in 15 minutes.

You will impress your guests (and yourself!) when you serve up steaming bowls of comfort food. And yes, there is a big difference when pasta is fresh, you’ll just have to try to believe it!

So how simple is it? Well, the machine is fully automated. It has a built-in auto-weighing function and comes with eight discs to shape various types of pasta. All you have to do is add the ingredients!

The Avance Collection Pasta Maker comes with a free recipe book with over 20 dishes, so it’s easy to get started. Choose a program, press start and watch the machine mix, knead and extrude your fresh pasta.

You don’t need to be afraid of mistakes either because the machine essentially guides you along the way! The auto-weighing function weighs the flour and indicates the correct amount of liquid automatically, so you know exactly how much to add for the perfect consistency. It’s so convenient and leaves the guess-work out.

Personalise your creations by playing around with ingredients and flavours, and make a dish that can be called your signature! Check out just how quickly this Chef whips up a plate of pasta.

Philips Premium Collection Induction Cooker

Now that you can have fresh pasta at your fingertips, all that’s left is for tit to be cooked al dente!

The Philips Premium Collection Induction Cooker is powerful and portable for cooking on-the-go. It’s also perfect for tight spaces so you can bring it out on your countertop when you need it.

It uses a copper heating coil with 18 high-conductivity magnetic strips and 2100W of power, giving it the capability of heating up to 280 degrees instantly.

It’s seamless with slide touch control that lets you pick from 10 temperature settings – low for simmering and high for quick frying – for all culinary needs. It has an ultra-thin design that’s luxurious and a child lock for safety.

Best bit? You don’t have to replace your entire cooktop or spend a fortune.

Right now you can WIN both the Philips Premium Collection Induction Cooker and the Philips Avance Collection Pasta Maker! Just head to our Instagram page and follow the prompts on this post. Be quick; the competition ends on 15/2/18.

What you need to know about induction cooktops

While gas or electric cooktops might seem more familiar to the everyday cook, we’re here to give you the rundown on induction cooktops and why they might just be the best kitchen appliance could opt for.

If you’re building a home, remodelling a kitchen or moving into a place with a peculiarly flat-looking cooktop, you’re most likely in need of a proper introduction to the phenomenon of induction cooking.

How they work

So, what is an induction cooktop? Well, the formal term is “electromagnetic induction”, which generates electricity (and thus, heat) through magnetism rather than an open flame or traditional electrical heating element.

More technically, an electric current is passed through a coil of copper wire within the cooktop and produces a magnetic field which sends other currents through the pot placed upon it.

This heating method means that once the pot is moved away, the element shuts down and prevents a dangerously hot surface from being exposed when not in use. Safety – tick!

Why it’s a better option

Induction cooktops have improved thermal efficiency and precise heat control. Yes, those are similar qualities to a gas cooktop, but induction is all about the energy-saving technology. So aside from the safety factor, the element shutting down once a pot is removed means that it doesn’t use up any unnecessary power.

Don’t worry about the time it takes to get cooking again, either. The resistance of the pot means it will heat evenly and very rapidly as soon as it’s placed back on the element.

Some models also feature a child safety lock so curious little fingers don’t get burnt. With most designs possessing touch controls, it’s a good option for busy households.

Let’s not forget about the aesthetics of induction cooktops! They’re practical, but they don’t skimp out on the presentation. The sleek look of an induction cooktop blends seamlessly into any modern kitchen – perfect for the interior design lovers.

What to keep in mind

Because induction cooktops use a reactionary heating method, it’s important to remember that not every type of pot or pan will be suitable for induction cooktops.

But don’t let that put you off – induction-fit cookware generates heat evenly within and therefore cook your creations even more consistently. Bon appetite!

what you need to know about induction cooktops

Our recommendations

Bing Lee has a wide range of induction cooktops so that you can get the right pick for your family and cooking needs. Bosch, Westinghouse and Smeg are just some of the trusted brands that offer a variety of induction cooktops. Miele also offers a large collection of induction cooktops that you can browse at Bing Lee stores.

A game-changing induction cooktop is the Miele Combiset with Extractor and TepanYaki. Talk about entertaining your dinner guests!

This one has it all with two separate induction cooktops and an extraction fan in the centre. It allows you to cook dishes at different temperatures while the eco motor keeps things quiet. Check it out by hitting play on the video below!

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