This is an excellent product for the money. Sturdy, simple, basic, and it does what you need it to do. Pretty much exactly what they use in Italy. Please note that it comes with very minimal and very sketchy instructions, so, if you never used a pasta machine before you might have to consult a website. The knob for adjusting the width of the rollers is a bit hard to get used to, and the cranks for the rollers don't lock in very well, so you have to take care with them. They are meant to be easily removable for storage, and it's not a problem once you get used to it. The first time I used it, it made beautiful and delicious pasta, almost perfectly cut, but be sure that you have a good recipe; otherwise, you will not get good results. And be sure to consult a website re: technique.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes