Pasta makers are kitchen appliances that are used to make homemade pasta. They typically have a roller mechanism that flattens and shapes the dough, and a cutter that cuts the dough into different pasta shapes. Some pasta makers also have attachments for making different types of pasta such as spaghetti or fettuccine. Using a pasta maker can save time and effort compared to rolling and cutting pasta by hand, and also ensures consistent shape and thickness of the pasta. Some popular brands of pasta makers include KitchenAid, Philips, and Atlas.