This thing great! I didn’t find clean up to be super difficult. It was a toss up between this and getting a pasta attachment for my kitchenaid. The automatic capability of the Philips sold me and I don’t regret it. There are a few attachments available I bought the pappardelle . If you plan on making pasta for a large group then go with the other version of Philips pasta maker. This one does 2-3 servings. Perfect for those who prefers no leftovers. At some point during the process you will need to put the manual extruder on, the automatic almost never get all the dough out. I usually start the process, then put the water to boil. They both are usually ready at the same time.