Welcome to Chef Masterpiece!
Clear instructions (complete with endearing Italian translation quirks!) lead you through the mixing and kneading processes. Achieving the proper dough consistency is the trickiest part, and the instructions offer ample help. Then comes the excitement: extruding dough through one of the six pasta shapes. Cooks of all ages will want to watch as macaroni, spaghetti, or linquine noodles spill out. The fresh pasta cooks up quickly--usually in two to three minutes--and you've got one of life's true pleasures on the table.
For all its workhorse capabilities, this automatic pasta maker is remarkably compact, quiet, and efficient. It's only 10 inches square, and there's storage in the back for the cord and the pasta shape discs. A recipe book is included to tempt you with spinach fettuccini, potato gnocchi, ravioli, and more. Buon Gusto! --Sherry Smith