Bought this to replace a kitchen craft model that was utter tosh, and haven't looked back. The machine feels lightweight, but don't let this fool you: when secured to the worktop it is sturdy and can be operated one-handed without creeping or sliding. The rollers and turning mechanism are excellent and the machine produced fantastic pasta with only three run-through-and-fold-overs on the highest setting before dropping down through each of the settings to produce sheets of delicate pasta. The extra cutting deck seems like pure magic - we had such fun producing our own stranded pasta with little effort. I'm so very impressed with this little machine and what it can do - it made the whole experience easy and fun. When I bought a bread maker I stopped buying bread, now having bought this pasta maker I will no longer buy pasta.
Two tips... 1) Freeze your dough once it's been kneaded sufficiently - much easier to run through the machine once it has defrosted. 2) Do have a play with the stranded pasta - you don't need to go to the bother of drying it, simply toss some flour through it to stop it sticking, bag it up and freeze it till you want to use it. You can cook it straight from the freezer, and it still tastes fantastic.