Good Question: Best Pasta Maker?

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Dear Kitchen,

What kind of manual pasta maker is the best? Brand? Type? Anyone's experiences? Looking to buy one soon and would love some input!


Dear Eric,

There are two models found widely: the Atlas 150 and the Imperia 150. Most cookware stores have one or the other. I happen to have both, and find the Atlas nicer, only because its handle is wood, whereas the Imperia has a plastic handle. It also has 7 thickness settings on the roller, whereas the Imperia has 10, which I find to be too much. However, they both produce the same result and look almost identical. They also cost about the same ($40 - $50).

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