Turn a paper shredder into a pasta maker

Turn a paper shredder into a pasta maker

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Paper shredders were allegedly inspired by pasta machines, so why not take them back to their roots? Not sure how well this works. According to the wikiHow, this “hack” was made popular by the Food Network’s resident deep geek Alton Brown. If you’re a foodie/cook *and* a geek, you might enjoy Brown’s Food Network show, Good Eats, as much as I do.

How to Use a Paper Shredder as a Pasta Machine – [via] Link

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18 thoughts on “Turn a paper shredder into a pasta maker

  1. Shadyman says:

    The only problem is, I don’t think they use food-grade lubricating oil. Unless only cross-cut shredders need oil…

  2. RDAC says:

    I love his show, and Iron Chef (Japanese version). I don’t think I’ll ever eat what they cook on the show, but at least it’s inventive.

  3. TommySez says:

    I like to stick with food-grade equipment when making, well, food.

    Still love Alton, though.

  4. Eliot_K says:

    Oh my god I hate Alton Brown’s show. Hate it so much.

  5. Thomas says:

    Awesome! Although I might suggest you clean out the shredder prior to using it.

    Thanks and keep posting!
    Thomas

  6. Lisa Ray says:

    I agree. Aside from the obvious mess, I would be afraid of toxic chemicals coming from the tape adhesive and inks used on the paper being in the same place you put food.

  7. Lisa Ray says:

    I agree. Aside from the obvious mess, I would be afraid of toxic chemicals coming from the tape adhesive and inks used on the paper being in the same place you put food.
    http://www.fellowes-shredder.com

  8. paper shredders says:

    Really a thoughtful idea. Has good potential to turn from office equipment to a food processor. If its successful its really going to be a big hit.

  9. Shredder says:

    This is great advice! The last line really hits home. I try to clean my computer desk with my computer on. A new email comes in and…there goes my attention!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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