I was initially given a kitchen craft deluxe machine for Christmas. It worked ok the first time, but each subsequent use, the rollers got jammed. After 4 attempts, had to be taken back, hence bought the imperia after reading great reviews. I've only used the imperia machine once, but so far, its been fantastic in comparison. You get a little shelf included that helps the pasta be fed through the machine, but its not included in the description or any photos from this supplier. I nearly bought from another supplier on amazon as their pic shows the shelf, which is also removable, but their price is more! The only reason it doesnt get 5 stars, is because like my cheaper machine, this has a silly clamp contraption which needs to be clamped to a bench top. Not all benches are suitable. I have to open a drawer, put a tea towel in the drawer to stop flour going in, & clamp the machine to the bench that way. On occassions the clamp comes undone, but maybe I'm not tightening it enough. I also find that the handle comes out when using as there is no device to click it in place, or hold it on. These are minor issues and so far, its worked very well. Highly recommend.