We spent 28 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Whether you have German ancestry or you’ve simply been lucky enough to visit the country and try the cuisine, then you’ve likely enjoyed one of the most comforting, melt-in-your-mouth dishes the region offers: spaetzle. These delicious noodles aren’t easy to find in American restaurants but, luckily, these makers will let you create them at home. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work.
10. Shu Ufanro Professional
The three discs of the Shu Ufanro Professional range from super fine to coarse, and can easily make a variety of foods, including pureed pumpkin and skinny pasta. It can even juice a lemon, but the handles may strain your hands with extended use.
- Can hold a whole potato
- Useful for big family meals
- The metal is prone to bending
|Shu Ufanro Professional|
|4.1 / 5.0|
9. Harcci NAF Imports
Add a pop of color to your kitchen with the Harcci NAF Imports, which is available in green, orange, red, or classic white. Its bend- and break-resistant body will survive vigorous pressing, as well as rambunctious kids who help you cook.
- Includes a recipe on the package
- Dough won’t stick to it
- May slide around on the pot
|3.9 / 5.0|
8. Zoie + Chloe Crescent
The unique shape of the Zoie + Chloe Crescent offers several benefits. First, it naturally means less surface area to wash after cooking, and second, it guarantees that your dough drops into the boiling water right in the center of the pot.
- Raised edges prevent spillover
- Takes up little cabinet space
- Only handles thin layers of dough
|Zoie + Chloe|
|3.5 / 5.0|
7. Danesco Stainless Steel
Simple enough for children to use, the Danesco Stainless Steel will have the whole family recreating grandma’s favorite recipes in no time. The handle and plate are all one piece, making it feel stable when you’re moving the hopper across.
- Genuine german dumpling size
- Makes double batches rapidly
- Can get very hot
|3.9 / 5.0|
6. Zoie + Chloe Premium
Those preparing to cook up a large batch will love the contoured comfort grip on the Zoie + Chloe Premium. Its stainless steel build can last generations, and won’t rust over time. Pieces come out uniform and slightly round.
- Clip secures it in place on the pot
- All parts feel solidly attached
- Can be difficult to clean
|Zoie + Chloe|
|4.5 / 5.0|
5. Kuechenprofi 18/10
You only need one hand to use the Kuechenprofi 18/10, so you can keep stirring that sauce using the other one. Its graduated lid fits securely over pots of most sizes, and its scraper effectively pushes the dough through the holes.
- Works well with thick dough
- Creates bite-sized dumplings
- Instructions are confusing
|4.0 / 5.0|
4. Rorence Ricer
Let your culinary creativity soar with the versatile Rorence Ricer. It has three interchangeable discs for potato mashing, pureeing baby food, making that beloved German pasta dish, and more. The soft handles minimize discomfort during prolonged use.
- Can produce thicker pieces
- Dishwasher safe
- Opens and closes effortlessly
|4.3 / 5.0|
3. Goldspatz Press
The Goldspatz Press is well worth its price. When you hold this in your hand, you’ll notice the impeccable craftsmanship and sturdy build. It will make the ideal gift for a chef or foodie who appreciates high-end kitchen tools.
- Creates nice thin noodles
- Dough moves through it quickly
- Backed by a five-year warranty
|4.9 / 5.0|
2. Harold Import Co 1618
Get consistently beautiful nuggets of dough each time with the Harold Import Co 1618. Its plastic pusher has wide ridges around it to keep your fingers safely away from the blades — which are sharp steel for perfectly shaped dumplings.
- Hopper moves smoothly
- Comfortable handle
- Has a hanging loop
|HIC Harold Import Co.|
|4.6 / 5.0|
1. Westmark Classic Round
You can’t get more authentic than the German-made Westmark Classic Round. This aluminum model will stand the test of time and has three grooves at the front that can easily grip onto a pot while you’re pressing and mashing away.
- Can be taken apart for cleaning
- Good size hopper
- Offers a high level of control
|4.8 / 5.0|