Rated 3 out of 5Â by NJpastaMaker It does what it was meant to do.
I grew up with the hand crank pasta machines. I prefer them over the fancy ones any day. It is a great family project and kids love turning the crank which gives them a sense of pride that they got to help make the pasta. This particular brand and model does have its flaws. The handle will come out easily and probably the only thing I truly wished was better built. Otherwise, I add tape to make it snug. Also, the lock to latch the machine to the table requires a wad of paper to help secure the machine down. There are better models out there but they also cost more. I am satisfy that this does what I need it to do.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by S708 Terrible quality
At first look, the item looked normal and decent quality. So I went through my process of making the pasta dough and began rolling it through. The first issue I noticed was that one of the rollers was not attached fully to the side of the machine, which led to the dough constantly getting stuck inside and under the roller. If you are familiar with the use of pasta machines, you know that you can't "wash" the machine to get dough out. After getting stuck multiple times I was fed up. So I decided to use the attachments and make fettucine. Opened the box of attachments to find that the entire piece was full of RUST! Now, while this machine is on the lower end of pasta machines I would still at least expect a CLEAN and USEABLE product. Which I did not get. I am appalled at what I saw.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Kaytala Broke during first use
I bought this pasta machine based on other good reviews. However, it is made of cheap, thin materials. The clamp used for keeping the base flat on the counter is not sufficient for keeping it steady without using something else (weight or hand) to keep the other side on the counter while rolling.
The roller worked fine, though getting the excess oil out was a chore. The handle falls off after every second or third roll through because it appears to have no locking mechanism. The first piece of dough (thinned to #4 on the roller first) completely broke the fettuccini cutting mechanism. It actually bowed and broke from a sheet of pasta that was about 3" wide, and 5" long. There are pieces of thin metal bars sticking out of the underside.
I will never purchase a Fox Run product again.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Alici Very disappointing. Choose another model.
This machine will not stay attached to the table. It seems like a great price....but not for a product that does not function. Too bad since I was really looking forward to making some pasta.