We usually sell budget, mid price and best of the best options, but when it comes to pasta makers, we only sell Imperia. Some of our staff have memories of using cheap pasta machines, with weak parts that bend and cause the pasta to bunch-up inside. You get what you pay for with pasta makers. Our advice is simple, buy Imperia. If you haven't the budget, wait, and be particularly nice to your friends just before your next birthday. We have been recommending Imperia for a decade, and it is found in many professional kitchens for good reason.