First time ever using a pasta maker, just watching youtube was all I knew of pasta making. The instructions were simple as is the machine. Being simple does not mean cheaply made, quite the oposite. I didn't want to invest in a high priced appliances so I thought I would go with a lower priced maker and move up if I could manage to make pasta. To my surprise this is a heavy duty appliance and it works Great!!. I'll be ordering more for gifts for those who love cooking from scratch. I love this!!!!