"I have been wanting one of these for months now, and I finally bit the bullet and bought one! I had originally planned on buying the kitchen aid pasta attachment, but the automatic process of this one interested me. We can't stop making pasta! It's very easy to use, and I love not having to wait for the pasta to rest and I REALLY love not having to hand knead it! The pasta is pretty good too! I have yet to try the different recipes the book included, but so far the basic recipe is working out so well! It can be a bit difficult to clean, but I believe some parts are dishwasher safe? I just haven't tried that yet. It's so fun to use I 10/10 recommend!"
"I was just as skeptical as you are. I too have been doing the old school - make the dough, roll it out, run it through a pasta machine, etc - method. It's a production, all for AMAZING pasta. With this, you put the ingredients in, push a buttonand watch for AMAZING pasta to be extruded. I had hoped I'd be able to multitask a bit more, but it extrudes so fast there isn't much time for other tasks between cutting it. But I think that seems reasonable. The other thing to consider is that you have to be VERY exact with the measurements of the ingredients. I've found weighing them works best. The recipes in the included book work great. Don't use other pasta recipes not developed for this machine unless you are up for some experimentation. The dough will be drier than the traditional method and has to be to feed through the auger and extrude properly. So it also does take a bit longer to cook than traditional fresh pasta, but when it's done it's that same amazing taste and texture!"