When I bought the Phillips Pasta Maker, I wasn't sure if it was worth it. It's not cheap, will I make my money back on it? Thanks to these, I can definitely say I have. The macaroni disc is so cool! I love not having to have a whole drawer full of pasta. Yes, you can buy fresh pasta, but it's expensive and then you have to eat it quickly so it doesn't go bad. I also love not having to feel gross because while flour pasta always made me feel gross (and no, I don't want to eat whole wheat pasta, it's not for me). Now I just make sure I have semolina flour on hand, and voila! Fresh pasta! Now, in addition to the standard long noodles, I can make macaroni for mac and cheese (vegan, of course, because I'm not a jerk). Sometimes, the initial wave of pasta coming out is kind of dry. It doesn't seem to make a huge difference when you cook, but you can always throw it back into the machine.