I am over the moon with my "new" pasta machine. My old one broke three years ago after using it for about a year. It wasn't the best, flimsy as heck, and the lever would come off every time I'd would use it. I can't remember what brand it was but it was cheap...only $15 dollars if I remember correctly. My boyfriend spotted this one at a garage sale and it was only $7! It's a quality heavy duty italian pasta machine I'm in love with. It even came with the accessories to make ravioli and spaghetti, not that I will be using them though. Like I said I'm completely over the moon.