I bought this machine more in hope than expectation. I wouldn't consider myself much more than a dabbler in things culinary. I fancied the idea of making my own pasta but wasn't sure if I'd be able to. I did a little bit of research on pasta doughs and picked up some tips about keeping the dough away from the air etc. Armed with this knowledge off I went to make pasta. What a brilliant success :). The best part was the way the kids joined in. Feeding the pasta through the rollers would have been a bit finicky without the aid of my daughter who cranked the handle. If you are making pasta on your own consider buying the additional motor to drive the machine. The machine looks great, functioned perfectly and was well built. We had great fun making and eating our own pasta.
Although on the surface it seems expensive this pasta machine is the dogs do dahs it's smooth action light mechanism and just looks fabulous. Well worth the money will last a lifetime if looked after and cleaned as per the instructions.
Saw this pasta maker on TV and loved the look of it. Was delighted to find it here and was equally delighted to recieve my order.....even had genuine Italian newspaper as wadding inside to protect it. Use it to roll out very thin pastry dough too. Everything it should be. Very happy. Smashing!